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
What a load of Rubbish!
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Cheap but not worth the price
Disadvantages: Flimsy, Lightweight, Barely fit for purpose, etc
There are some household products that are worth paying that little extra for and it's only when you use an inferior quality product that you realise that cheap doesn't necessarily mean cheerful. Take the subject of this review, Tesco's Value refuse sacks or bin bags as they're more commonly known, practically every home uses them, they're essential for storing and holding household and kitchen waste yet can vary dramatically in price depending on what you buy and where from.
I do a lot of my grocery shopping online, it's more convenient for me and I like being able to take my time making my selections without feeling rushed around a supermarket. I don't tend to think too much about what household essentials I buy and pretty much chose whatever is on special offer or available at the time. Having spent a few weeks redecorating my home recently and having a lot of rubbish to dispose of I needed some more bin bags as I'd run out and not really giving any consideration to what I was buying I added a roll of these Value ones from Tesco in an online grocery shop.
The picture here is a little outdated now I think as my roll of refuse sacks are from the 'everyday value' range which has replaced the old 'value' range of Tesco products. For 97p I got a roll of 40 refuse sacks (bin bags for the rest of this review) and as soon as I saw them I knew I'd made a mistake in buying them. To describe them as 'flimsy' is doing them a favour as they're the thinnest bin bags I've ever seen in my life but for a little over 2p each I don't know what I was expecting when I bought them in the first place. In use they're merely adequate for holding kitchen waste; leftover food and anything soft is just about Ok to put in these but anything with any sort of corner (like a box for example) proves to be too much of a challenge and ends up piercing the bags. They're tissue-thin, practically transparent when unrolled and quite honestly a complete waste of money in my opinion as they split and tear at the first opportunity. Doubling them up is wasteful but helps a little if you have anything other than food you want to get rid of but I really should have known better when buying mine as they're as close to useless as you can get. I attempted to use a few to get rid of wallpaper I had stripped, this was a big mistake as the wallpaper simply ripped through the sides and fell onto the floor and I honestly have no idea what sort of household these would be useful for.
If you're looking for something that will inevitably frustrate you then give these bin bags a shot otherwise steer clear and spend a little more on a better quality bin bags. I know Tesco are trying to appeal to people on a low budget with these but honestly, don't bother would be my advice they're barely fit for purpose and a perfect example of 'false economy' as you have to use at least 2 at a time if you want anything anywhere near strong enough to hold your rubbish.
Lesson learned as far I'm concerned, I won't be buying these again. 2 stars as a rating simply because the perforations between the sacks are good and removing them from the roll is easy enough, although that's the only positive thing I can say about them.
Summary: Cheap but not cheerful.
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