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      18.06.2013 17:21
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      Smart in price, smart in use - great value

      =ASDA Smartprice Measuring Jug=

      I had a nice pyrex measuring jug, till I realised too late that glass does not bounce when it falls off the side, - half way through a cooking session.

      So as Asda is our nearest supermarket, Mr Thrifty went and got a replacement, as he wouldn't ask the neighbours if they had one I could borrow.

      =He came back with a smile and this Asda Smartprice=
      He was so pleased that he spent about 35p pence on the jug, how good was he at saving money

      =Large Jug=

      The jug is a large jug and measures up to 1 litre (1 3/4 pints). It is made from a semi see through plastic, and the measurements have been moulded into the jug, rather than printed on.

      =Measures=
      The jug measures in mls, litres, pints, fluid oz's and this is the same on both sides of the jug.

      =Design=
      The jug has a V spout, so it is easy to pour from, and has a half handle on the side. Fixed at the top, but it looks like you run out of plastic and had to cut the handle in half.

      =Microwave and Dishwasher proof=
      There is no packaging on the jug, just the sticker which gives the necessary information and also tells us that it is dishwasher proof and microwaveable.

      =In Use=
      This is where the jug has it good points and it has what I call niggle points.

      -GOOD-
      -Sturdy- The jug is sturdy, and holds liquid well without going out of shape, whether you have hot items such as instant gravy, making jelly, scrambled eggs, or cold - measuring milk.

      -Left or right handed- With the measurements being on both sides of the jug, if you are left or right handed the jug suits all

      -Price-The price, you can't go wrong with it


      -NIGGLE POINTS-
      -The Handle- Not just from a design point of view, as it looks like you have run out of plastic, but from a comfort point of view as if you have 2 litres in the jug, you need one hand on the handle, the other around the jug.

      -Measurements-Although these are on 2 sides, if you have a hot liquid this steams up and you cannot read the measurements.

      What I have done is used a permanent marker and gone over the main measurements that I use, so I don't have to worry about going over or under.

      =Tomato=
      Unfortunately whilst heating up some tomato soup (Mr Thrifty), thought it would be quicker than a saucepan, the tomato has stained the jug. So now it is the soup warming up jug!!

      =My Thoughts=
      Overall I think the jug is excellent value, it does what it needs to do, the only downfall is the handle which I am knocking one star off.

      =Would I recommend=
      I would highly recommend this jug.
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        12.02.2013 12:11
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        I like this jug, and wouldn't hesitate to buy one again

        I needed a new measuring jug as mine had gone missing (I know) I popped into Tesco to get a value one but they didn't have one so I nipped across to Asda to have a look. Their Smart Price jug was 30 odd pence so I got one. I can't be sure exactly what I paid as it was a while ago but a quick look on their website says it's 35p at the moment.

        The jug is large, measuring upto 1 litre (2 pints). It's made from semi translucent plastic and has moulded on measurements rather than printed. The jug measures in litres, pints, ml's, fluid oz's and is the same on either side. The spout is 'v' shaped making it clean to pour, the jug has the usual half handle as in it doesn't fully attach to the jug- it's open at the bottom. There is no packaging just a Smart Price sticker that up to now is stuck fast and won't wash off. The sticker says the jug is suitable for the microwave and dishwasher.

        In Use:

        I use a measuring jug for loads of things- I didn't know until I lost mine how much I do use one! Not only measuring out liquid but for making instant gravy, heating things up in the microwave, whisking cream and even defrosting the car I also use one for watering things.

        Filling to the lines can be tricky as the measurements are quite faint especially when measuring out boiling water as the steam obscures them even more. I do prefer moulded on measurements to printed though as one jug I had, had printed and they came off after a while.

        The jug is surprising well made, it feels sturdy and the handle manages not to strain too much even when the jug is full. The only problem I encounter is that the handle is hard and feels sharp especially when full, it's uncomfortable to hold- but I'll forgive it because of the price.

        The jug hasn't been compromised by using boiling water in it, it hasn't lost it's shape. It isn't stained from use but microwaved tomato sauce has left the dreaded red staining from it but it has washed off eventually. Whisking cream in it has started to cloud it up a bit, this isn't a problem as I can still see the measurements though.

        I presume it's pretty accurate as liquid measurements are okay when added to sauces etc.

        I like this measuring jug, it's a good size, feels well made- apart from the hard plastic under the handle, seems accurate and is super cheap. I love the shape of the spout because it gives an accurate pour.

        I would recommend it, but am only giving 4 stars because the handle is uncomfortable to hold- especially when full.

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        11.01.2013 17:47
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        Cheap jug from Asda

        Although I love my Pyrex jug, just having that one jug in the kitchen isn't practical. I'm a little water efficient when it comes to washing up (more like lazy but we wont go there) and I only wash up once a day. As there is only me and my daughter we don't go through a lot of dishes anyway. This can sometimes mean if I've used a jug earlier in the day, then need to use a jug at tea time, I'd be without. When I was in Asda I spotted these Smartprice jugs for only 35 pence, perfect for a secondary jug.

        The measuring jug is from Asda's Smartprice range so it is quite basic, but it does the job, who cares! It is made from a clear plastic, I wouldn't say it's very thin, but it isn't the thickest it could be either, the handle can carry the jug well, even if it is full. It also has a spout for easy pouring.

        The measurements can be found on both sides of the jug, it has all the measurements you might need, pints, fluid ounces and millilitres. The only problem with the measurements is that they aren't printed on to the jug in any kind of different colour, they are just raised plastic numbers. This makes it very difficult to see how much liquid is in there, especially if the liquid is clear.

        I've used our jug for multiple different uses, the main use is heating things up in the microwave, this includes tomato based foods, including pasta sauces and baked beans. After using the jug for these food types a couple of times, it did start to stain the jug a lovely shade of orange. Despite scrubbing the jug, the orange will not disappear, but it's no harm, it just makes looking for the measurements a little harder.

        The handle of the jug is handy, as it means you don't have to carry the jug by the body. It also comes in handy when stirring things, such as gravy as without holding on to the handle, as the plastic is quite light, it would go flying everywhere.

        Despite being used in the microwave and with boiling hot liquids inside, the plastic measuring jug hasn't been deformed in any way, and is still the same round shape as when I first bought it.

        For only 35 pence, this Asda Smartprice measuring jug is a bargain. Although it can be difficult to see the different measurement markings if you are measuring clear liquids, it heats up food well, and would be as good as new if it hadn't been stained a lovely shade of orange.

        Originally written April 2012

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          16.04.2012 00:00
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          a very basic jug that will do the job but not particularly well.

          I recently broke one of my two glass measuring jugs, and as I use these on a virtually daily basis I was a bit peeved as you can imagine. In Asda the following day I looked for a replacement. Unfortunately they didn't have any Pyrex ones which is what I really wanted. I decided to order one online and knowing I'd need something in the meantime, I picked up one of these cheap plastic Asda smart price ones for 35p.

          I'll be honest this is a cheap measuring jug - its price is cheap, its quality is cheap, and if I was expecting to use it for any length of time I think I'd have wasted my money. Having said that, for a cheap plastic jug, it's not actually THAT bad, and was useful on a regular basis while I was waiting for my Pyrex one to arrive, and will serve me as a spare jug for occasional use I'm sure.

          The plastic on this is that see through but not quite clear stuff, and it has measurements up both sides in both metric and imperial. - Actually it offers millilitres, fluid ounces and pints so no matter which your recipe uses this will be ok - the problem is that instead of being a different colour, they're just raised up in the same plastic as the jug itself making it a lot harder to see measurement clearly and meaning I have to hold the thing pretty close to my nose to be able to see if I've got the level right.

          As jugs go this pours ok but not brilliantly - I've found it a little dribbley if you're trying to pour slowly, but its fine for fast pouring. It has a handle that's ok but again not brilliantly comfortable, and it's perfectly serviceable overall if a little basic.

          The jug is microwave safe - I've used it to heat milk and other things. It is also dishwasher safe - I've not got a dishwasher so can't really comment on how well it stands up to this however. I can say it washes up ok with soapy water in the sink though lol. Against it however is the fact that in less than two weeks of use, I have managed to stain it! Admittedly, I was mixing up something that contained turmeric which has a tendency to stain rather thoroughly so I wasn't terribly surprised that it stained the plastic a little yellow, but this is just one more reason why I prefer glass overall for my kitchen jugs.

          Overall if you can't afford better then this will do the job, however, if you can afford to go for a better quality jug then I'd say you'd be better off doing so.

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          15.04.2012 21:01
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          A good jug

          We bought this measuring jug when we first moved into our own house, we bought it from Asda and it currently sells at 35p although i'm pretty sure it was 28p when we bought it a few years ago.

          The jug is made from clear plastic although it isn't quite so clear now as over time it has clouded a little, the plastic is pretty durable and I used to use it to heat my daughters bottles when she was a baby so using boiling hot water in it and it served the purpose perfectly. As with all jugs that I know of it has a handle to made using it easier and it has a spout for pouring which pours liquids accurately.

          There are measurements on both sides of the jug and the measurements cover millilitres, fluid ounces and pints which makes it useful for conversions too, the jug when full holds 500mls of fluid which is enough for my needs. The measurements are on the jug with raised numbers and lines which means they can be quite difficult to see but I tend to find if I bend a little so that the jug is at eye level it isn't too much of a issue.

          I tend to use the jug for mixing liquids that need a certain measure of liquid such as gravy or angel delight, I also use it for when I am mixxing up curry and chilli powders and have found that it does discolour although the discolouration has never lasted and has always cleared after a couple of washes.

          This jug is brilliant and I wouldn't pay any more for a jug as the only drawback with this jug is the markings but I don't feel it is worth paying loads more to have better markings.

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          26.07.2011 12:44
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          good for the price

          Smart Price is the basic food and household range from Asda.

          ~Measuring Jug~

          This measuring jug is made of clear plastic and is dishwasher and microwave safe. It can hold up to 1l of liquid which is marked by millilitres, fluid ounces and pints.

          The jug is round with a spout for easy pouring. It also has a side handle. The measurements are as followed :

          *Millilitres 100 - 1000ml (20ml increments)
          *Fluid ounces 5 - 35fl oz. (1fl oz. increments)
          *Pints 1/4 - 1 1/4pints

          ~Availability and Price~

          This jug can be purchased from Asda for 35p.

          ~My Thoughts~

          Whilst I would like a proper, Pyrex measuring jug, I don't get on well with glass items. I purchased 2 new Smart Price measuring jugs last August when we moved into a new flat. I find a measuring jug is always a handy thing to have whether or not you use it regularly. At 35p, it is cheap and affordable for every kitchen.

          The jug looks quite plain and although not the made from the thickest of plastic, it isn't thin and flimsy and I can hold the jug perfectly fine when it is full. The plastic is quite clear when you purchase it but with regular use and washing, it does goes quite dull. I have 2 as I use one for normal measuring and one for heating up food in the microwave. I would do both in the 1 jug but unfortunately, soup and tomato based sauces stain the plastic making it pretty shabby looking.

          The markings aren't terribly clear on the jug so if you have poor eyesight then go for a more expensive brand. The choice of measurement markings is plentiful for my requirements. I prefer to use millilitres and most recipes offer a millilitre option. I have never got to grip with pints/fluid ounces.

          ~Plastic Power!~

          I use this jugs for various cooking/baking activities. I mainly use it for measuring various liquids (of course!). It comes in handy for measuring water or oil for when I am baking cakes. It experiences boiling hot water then cold water whilst I am making jelly. I pour my jelly into moulds so it doesn't set in the jug. If I need to whisk up eggs and milk for baking I can do this in my jug so dry ingredients are kept in a separate bowl. I find coloured liquids can be seen clearer through the plastic as opposed to clear water. Regardless of which liquid I pour into the jug, it can be easily poured into another container, pot, dish etc without mess or spillage.

          The jug does not melt from excess heat and has been used in the microwave numerous times. I can whisk up eggs in it and put the jug straight in, blast it and a short time later, I have scrambled eggs. Beans, spaghetti etc cook through and taste the way they should. I have also heat up milk in it. The plastic heats up but the handle remains cool enough to carry the jug to the worktop.

          ~Cleaning~

          I clean my jug in a basin of soapy water and it cleans up well. I have noticed the plastic fading and also various scratches around the jug which is down to me using a fork to mix up eggs.

          ~Recommendation and Conclusion~

          This cheap jug is so versatile and makes certain kitchen tasks simple. It isn't the best jug on the market but for families on a budget, it is ideal and I recommend it.

          Thanks for reading :)

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            26.07.2011 10:52
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            A good, cheap jug

            When I was buying things to move into my flat, Asda was my first port of call. From living on my own before, I knew that Asda did a lot of great value Smart Price products and they are normally things which can be used every day. When it comes to kitchen items, I refuse to pay a lot of money for them especially when they aren't even on show most of the time. What is the point in paying a lot of money for something which will generally spend a lot of time in a cupboard?!

            The Asda Smart Price measuring jug will set you back only 35p and obviously, can only be bought at Asda. The jug is made from a clear plastic that feels quite thin to the touch. I have had a product similar to this before so I wasn't worried about how thin the plastic actually was and whether or not it would last a long time. The jug can hold very hot liquid and the plastic does not melt or bend at all even though the plastic is quite thin. I am always really pleased with how long something like this lasts because of what it gets put through. As the plastic is cheap, it can be stained quite easily depending on what hot liquids you put in it.

            The jug can hold 500ml of liquid. On the sides of the jug are different measurements types and shows what the jug can hold in different forms which are: millilitres, fluid ounces and pints. However, the markings on the side of the jug are only raised in the same material and colour as the jug itself so they can sometimes be quite hard to see, especially if you have had the jug for a while. Luckily, if I bake, I don't always measure how I should do and just do things to how the texture is feeling instead so I don't always need the markings. On the very top of the jug is a small spout which makes pouring liquid from it really easy and helps to stop any spillages or messes while using it. The spout also helps for you to be precise while pouring.

            To clean the jug, all you need to do is either put it in a dishwasher (which won't deform the jug at all) or in with your regular washing up. Cleaning it with washing up liquid or some form of liquid soap does the trick really well. I still haven't managed to find a product that can completely get rid of stains from things like soup though but at least the jug does clean really well. The colour stains don't affect the use of the jug apart from making it harder to see the markings at times.

            I use my measuring jug fairly regularly as I like to bake a lot and I also use it all of the time for making gravy. It is so much easier to get rid of lumps as you have a good amount of space to whisk them away. Overall, this measuring jug is great value for money as it is really durable and especially for only 35p. I have had my newest jug for a year now and it still works as well as the day I bought it.

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