Product Type: Tesco household products
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Not strong enough for my families rubbish
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: pammyj
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: cheap, large pack,
Disadvantages: can rip easily, doesnt take overloading,
I bought these Tesco Value Bin Bags as part of my quest to test and see if basic no frills items are just as good as the middle range brands or do you get what you pay for? I have always bought the basic range in most items to keep to my budget and to help aide me in becoming mortgage free before I am 45. (9 years to go!)
I am one of those people who just does not like emptying the bin bag into the wheelie bin. Being the only adult in the house it is of course my job. I also make the fatal error of trying to get as much into the bin before I need to empty it. 'Yeah another few bits will fit in there before I need to take it out' and yes I push things down to get more in, and then probably do it once more as I clean up the dinner things before finally taking it out.
I have a small bin which these bin bags fit into nicely and wrap around the edge easy enough. There is nothing worse than having bags that don't fit round the edge. Having had larger bin bags before it had been easier to take the bag out and it not be overloaded but then I think I am wasting the bag as I am not filling it up.
These bags come in packs of 30 and are currently 73p. (2.5p a bag) They are the Tesco 'bottom of the pile' value range with the standard plain label. They can be pulled apart easily, I have not had to stand there for ages trying to find which end is the right one and then try and get it open. If you see my in the supermarket trying to open new carrier bags you will see my dilemma here! I just cannot do it!
The big niggle that I have with these bin bags is at times getting it out of the bin without the bag tearing. By this I mean holding it at the top and pulling and the bottom not moving and the part in my hand tearing away from the rest of the bag. When this happens it can be a nightmare as then you have the ordeal of thinking how am I going to get this out as the rest of the bag is all open and will be difficult to do without touching the horrible gooey stuff in there. I have at times had to get a new bag and turn my bin upside into it.
If you do succeed in getting it out of your kitchen bin you then need to worry if there are any holes around for rubbish and disgusting liquids to escape onto your floor. I try to get the bag out and run through and straight out into my wheelie in one swoop so I don't need to put it on the floor just in case of such incident but I cannot always do this. Mostly I have been ok but a few occasions the bag has ripped and you then find yourself with a trail of smelly brown liquid going through your house. Not a good thing to clear up. This also means that the bottom of your bin is probably swimming too meaning extra work.
So for once I am going to have to say that bin bags are one thing that I will be happy to pay more for to make my life easier and happier. I prefer a thicker bag with the pull strings that are stronger. These bags just do not have the strength for my families every day rubbish. They are too thin and rip quite easy. If you live on your own and don't have too much rubbish and don't overload your bin then these would be fine.
Summary: Not to be used by people who dont like emptying bins too often,