Product Type: Tesco household products
Newest Review: ... 97p which is obviously very cheap, especially when you consider that 20 normal Tesco bin bags cost over £2 this is a pretty good saving... more
Not the best quality but fine for the money
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: jipp05
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Cheap and do the job
Disadvantages: Not the thickest or best quality bags
I am a firm believer in not having to pay more for everyday items that we all need and use on a regular basis when the supermarkets usually do a cheaper version than the leading brands that 90% of the times are adequate for our needs.
Black bin bags are one such item that I would really resent having to pay a lot of money for when I can get some Tesco value ones for less than a pound. For only 97 pence I can get 40 big black bags as opposed to paying double this for half the amount if I was going to choose a named brand.
Don't get me wrong these bags aren't the best quality of black bags out there are they are a little on the thin side but for most uses they are absolutely fine.
The bags come rolled up and have a serrated edge that you just tear to release one of the bags. They are a good size and fit in my kitchen bin with no worries and are big enough that I can leave an edge on the outside for easy removal when it is full.
If you are careful not to overfill these bags then they will be fine for most items and it is only when you overfill or want to put heavy items in the bags that the problems start. If they are over full or heavy getting the bag out of the bin can be a problem as the bag stretches and can snap and even if you get it out the bin in one piece then you can still find that items in it have ripped through the thin bag and things are leaking.
I never overfill them when they are in my kitchen bin and I find them fine to be perfectly honest. They do the job that I buy them for and are excellent value at under a pound. I would never dream of using these for anything heavy duty as I know that they just wouldn't be able to handle anything like that. For instance when it comes to bags for my garden rubbish I always buy some better quality ones so that I can be assured that they won't burst.
As long as you know that these aren't the best quality bags when you buy them you can't really complain at the price of them. If you buy them thinking that they are going to be able to hold loads of weight in them then it is your own fault when you go to remove the bag from your bin and find that it has split and burst.
Summary: Fine as long as you don't overfill them