“ Brand: Asda / Type: Kitchen foil „
Foil isn't something that I use a lot of to be honest. However, I do consider it one of those things that I am 'lost' without if I don't have any. This foil is from Asda's own brand and is currently available from Asda for less than a pound which I think is great value for money, especially as a roll lasts a very long time.
The foil is quite thin which means that it tears easily - this is good as it means that you are not struggling to tear a piece of. However, at the same time it can be too 'weak' and tears easily. Although this isn't a major issue for me.
This foil is a kitchen must-have. It's useful to cover left over foods and is also great as it can go in the oven as it is able to stand the heat. It is also great to wrap up sandwiches in your lunchbox etc. It covers food well and keeps it protected. It's also good for lining baking trays etc to stop mess and means less washing up.
All in all, I would recommend this foil.
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I use a quite a lot of foil and so I decided to give this one a go because it was cheap to buy and I hadn't bought it before so thought it was about time I gave it a try. I do like some of the Smart Price products and often find they are as good as any branded kind.
The foil comes inside a cardboard box which just has the name clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. The foil is wrapped around a cardboard tube. The foil looks like any other brand of foil. This foil is a little thinner than a branded kind and it does tend tear more easily because of the thickness of it. I find it doesn't tear so easily if I am not too heavy handed and tear it more carefully instead of just pulling it etc. It is easy to cut with a pair of scissors.
It is quite flexible and it does wrap around my meat dish really easy when I want to cover the meat in the dish. My dish is quite a large one and so I do find that I need to place 2 lengths of the foil over the meat and overlap them so that it covers the complete dish. I find the foil isn't very wide to cover large dishes but adequate enough to cover my smaller dishes perfectly.
I used it to wrap cold meat when I want to keep it fresher and well covered in my fridge, I find wrapping meat in foil just helps to lock in the moisture more until I want to eat it or cook a meal from any left over meat from the day before.
I also use this foil for craft days with my little grandchildren, I always fold it or cut it into shapes and my grandchildren can then stick it onto cardboard, paper or whatever material we are crafting with that day. This foil is handy for this kind of activity with the little ones. The edge of this foil isn't to sharp and is fine using it this way but I always remain with my grandchildren when they are sticking it because I don't like to leave them unattended when using a foil, just to make sure they are using it correctly and safe.
It is ideal for lining baking tins and dishes. I use this foil to also line the bottom of my oven. I place some at the base so that any food deposits which may fall from the oven rack onto the base of the oven and make a mess. I find it far easier to remove the foil and then clean the base. Makes life so much easier than having to deep clean the oven when food or spillages have dropped onto the bottom of my oven. I do shape the foil to fit the base so that none of the foil can catch fire if it reaches the light at the back of the oven and cause an fire etc. The foil is flexible enough to just shape to the size I need for this purpose.
This foil measures 29cm wide and is 20 metres in length, I think it is a good length of foil for the price of just 72p. I think it is worth this price and is very cheap and affordable for any budget. The quality of the foil is quite good for 72p and I couldn't really expect it to be of any better quality.
I highly recommend this foil if you are maybe looking to dropping a brand, I think it is a good product to buy to help save you some money. I wouldn't recommend it for covering a Turkey at Christmas time because I do think the branded one would be far better because it is much wider. But for any other meat you want to cover with foil I think it is a good foil to use for this purpose and it will serve you well.
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I give this foil 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
To be honest I was surprised this foil was given so many stars from other Dooyooers. I am afraid I am only awarding it 2 stars. The foil was a good price - just 72p - but on reflection I would rather pay more and buy Bacofoil or similar.
The problem is that it comes just in a polythene bag which, once removed, is just left exposed in my cupboard and you do not get the handy ridged tearing guide which is always on other foil boxes. My biggest criticism is that pesky strip of plastic tape that keeps the roll in place. I managed to waste a lot of foil by tearing it off too quickly thus tearing into it.
On the plus side though it is a good price when you consider the roll is approximately 20 metres long and about 29 cm wide and the foil itself is not as thin as I had expected so I can use it for lining baking trays, my grill pan and for packing sandwiches and snacks without it cracking or splitting. It has also come in useful when doing my card making and crafting.
Would I buy it again? hmmmm not sure. But as my late Mum used to say 'you get what you pay for..... In conclusion I have tried better foil and have used poorer ones so I may well buy this again but will tackle that pesky sealing strip with more patience and give myself plenty of time to remove it in one piece so I do not waste the foil!
The last few months for me have been party after party. Mostly these have been childrens parties we have attended, which means cards and presents have been bought, costumes bought, goody bags prepared and cakes have been made. And to top it all off, a whole heap of food has been eaten ( definitely not diet season! ). One of the things I always have in one of my kitchen drawers is tin foil that is a must during party season. I bought this one from Asda for 72p.
Why did I buy this?
To be honest I normally buy my usual from Home Bargains, as I find the width and length very generous and the price is good. But I didn't have time to go and visit my local store and needed to get what I needed to get under one roof and that roof was Asda! The price for tin foil in their for me was very expensive, and as much as my head didn't want to go for the cheapest of the cheap, I needed to get it and I needed it to cost as low as possible.
How is it packaged?
Comes in a long thin rectangular cardboard box. White in colour with green lettering.' Asda Smartprice ' logo on one end of the box, the actual product name ' 20m Wrapping foil ' on the other.
What do I use tin foil for?
1. To line baking trays when cooking food such as convenience food-pizzas, pies, garlic bread etc
2. To cover food that hasn't been completely eaten and I want to store it in the fridge.
3. Sometimes to wrap up snacks for the kids to give them when out and about, especially things I have cooked/baked myself such as cookies, biscuits. Also the usual such as sandwiches and the more unusual like herbal teabags. Didn't have enough space in my bag to put some in a lock and lock one day, and putting them in foil meant I could fit them in to the smallest space available.
How does this perform?
Very well. There are two things that I tend to look out for in regards to using tin foil. One is the thickness, the other is the width and length. For me this is just the right thickness-not too thin where it tears all the time and you don't feel as if food has adequate protection/covering. But also not too thick where you struggle to wrap things up as its not flexible enough and doesn't have enough give.
Length is fine ( 20 metres )-this roll hasn't finished yet and Ive used this on a daily basic, which is great. It just means I still have lots of time left to use this and feel considering I have used so much, this roll in regards to its length is great value.
Where it lacks is the width. For me its not wide enough ( 29 cm ). To cover a standard sized plate as an example ( dinner plate ), I tend to find that the foil just about covers it but not enough where you can crimp or turn in the edges to ensure there are no holes or gaps, and the food is completely protected. What Ive had to do is cover things twice, in opposite directions so the foil gets crossed over, to ensure proper coverage. Its not a major thing, but in the end makes me use more foil which means its not as cost effective ( or time effective ) as originally thought.
Would I buy this again? If I was stuck and really needed to then yes. Its decent quality but as mentioned I find the width the let down. Price? Cant complain, thickness? Good. Easy to use and works well. Available in all Asda stores. May have to revert back to my original foil though if I need to cover bigger things in diameter ....
Tin foil isn't something I use that often, it is mainly used in the oven, as I'd rather use cling film or sandwich bags. As I don't use it that often, I tend to buy the cheapest version, such as this Smartprice wrapping foil.
The wrapping foil doesn't come in any fancy packaging, it is simply rolled up on to a cardboard tube with a plastic wrapper stating the product information.
The foil is available from Asda stores for 72p.
After the plastic wrapper has been taken off of the wrapping foil, it leaves the foil on its roll stuck down with a sticky tab. This is quite annoying as it isn't always possible to get the sticky tab from the end of the foil with out ripping it and losing out on some foil!
The roll holds 20 metres of foil, which is quite a lot for only 72p, it works out to between 3 and 4 pence per metre. As the foil doesn't come in any kind of box or packaging once the plastic wrapper has been taken off, it does mean that it unrolls a little in the cupboard, not a lot, but it can be annoying.
The foil is a nice thickness and as it isn't too thin you don't have to worry about tearing the foil while you are trying to wrap something with it. At the same time, it isn't too thick that you can't tear it from the roll without tugging and tearing in the wrong direction.
The look of the foil is just like any other, with a shiny side and a dull side. I'm not sure if there is a reason for this but I like to use it so that I can see the shiny side!
Wrapping foil has a multitude of different uses, from wrapping sandwiches for lunch boxes and picnics, to wrapping oven trays to prolong the use of them. I've used this wrapping foil for both of these uses and the foil works well. When using it for wrapping sandwiches, it does stick to itself very well and doesn't tear so your sandwiches are still intact when you go to eat them.
At only 72p for a 20 metre roll of wrapping foil, I'd definitely recommend Asda Smartprice foil. It works well, has a nice thickness and quality, the only thing that lets it down is the packaging.
Originally written April 2012
In our house there is myself and my husband who take sandwiches to work and my daughter who has packed lunch for part of the week so we go through quite a bit of foil, I had tried the Tesco Value foil but as I was in Asda and couldn't buy that I decided to give Asda version a go.
The foil comes on a roll which is wrapped in thin plastic, there is very little information on the packaging and the only colours on it are green and white to show the Smartprice brand. A roll of the foil costs 72p and the roll is 29cms wide and 20 metres long which wraps a fair amount of sandwiches and i think is brilliant value.
The foil is silver in colour as you would expect and more of a grey on the underneath, the foil isn't as string as the more expensive brands but they say you get what you pay for. The foil is strong enough to wrap the sandwiches and it keeps them covered well even when they get battered about a bit in my bag the foil still doesn't open. I use the foil to line baking trays and grill when cooking oily things as it is easier to throw the foil away and not have greasy bakewear to wash.
It states rthat this foil shouldn't be used for roasting but I have used this when cooking a chicken and have had no issues with it so I have no idea why it states it isn't suitable. I find that this foil is string enough for the jobs i use it for and so there is no reason for me to pay more for foil, the foil tears off the roll easily and tears pretty straight too even though there is no cutter for it. I would recommend the product and will continue using it.