Product Type: Tesco Kitchenware
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Tesco Kitchen Foil
Member Name: cazkins
Tesco Kitchen Foil
Advantages: Adequately strong, more reasonably priced than alternatives, easy enough to cut
Disadvantages: None per se for me
I think kitchen foil can be quite pricey but I still want reasonable quality because otherwise even a cheap foil isn't value for money if it doesn't do what it should. I often opt for Tesco Strong foil nowadays because I'm still dropping a brand to save pennies but it still does the job well.
Tesco Strong Kitchen Foil comes in a blue rectangular box, fairly thin because it's a fairly small amount compared to some, with an image to the right hand side of a jacket potato sitting nicely on top of some foil. Depending on your usage and what you want this for, you can get the appropriate size. The one I often get is 10m because it's the cheapest, and for you pennies you get 10m of foil. For the price, it's reasonable compared to other brands so if you need to save on money then it's a good alternative.
This is designed to do the following : Keeps food hot, seals in the flavour, juices and moisture whilst also keeping nom noms fresh and hygenic. I can additionally be used to freeze meat/poultry and fish (apparently to prevent 'freezer burn', though I'd never heard of such a thing before!) or to cover delicate foods like cakes. I tend to use this for covering various things when they've been opened (such as a packet of crumpets) or to line to tray in the oven (ie when cooking a pizza).
Along the edge of the box is a reasonably sharp cutter and I find that taking out the foil and removing however much you need is easy enough to do without tearing it in various places. Because it's quite strong, it's easier to use the cutter on it which is a positive in its favour because I've bought a cheaper foil before that wouldn't cut well and it ended up getting ripped all over the place when trying to get a square off.
A few things to note when using the foil: Keep this away from electrical elements and flames. Salt in food can, according to the info provided on the box, cause small holes to appear in the foil and so if you need to prevent this a bit of cooking oil before cooking should help. You also shouldn't re-use the foil or use it with acidic foods (ie citrus fruit), and you should allow food to cool before wrapping.
This is quite a thick foil so it's not too flimsy which makes it easier to cut and easier to wrap / cover something with without it tearing. I find that it's still pliable enough to, for instance, wrap over a baking tray, but when I say strong I just mean that you shouldn't find you tear holes in it or that it rips around the edges etc. It does the job well and it's durable, so for the price it's definitely one I'd recommend.
10m selling for £1.49 (Tesco)
Summary: A decent foil at a reasonable price that gets a thumbs up from me