Product Type: Asda Kitchenware
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It's a Jug but not Great one
ASDA Smartprice Measuring Jug
Member Name: Vialdana
ASDA Smartprice Measuring Jug
Advantages: very cheap and will measure in metric and imperial.
Disadvantages: Plastic, doesn't pour terribly well, handle isn't very comfortable to hold, and stains easily.
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.
Summary: a very basic jug that will do the job but not particularly well.