“ Brand: Tesco / Product Type: Foil / Sheet „
I enjoy cooking and baking, and one of the essential items I always make sure to have in stock is foil. I use it for many jobs including:
* Covering fish I'm steaming in the oven
* Wrapping jacket potatoes
* Stopping various foodstuffs from sticking to the baking tray
It's a handy item, and I've tried many types over the years. The last roll I purchased was this Tesco's Value Wrapping Foil
Unlike most foils which are packaged in cardboard boxes, this foil comes in a roll covered in thin, shrinkwrapped plastic with a Tesco Value label on the side. The foil itself is of a standard design (shiny on one side, matte on the other) and is fairly thin. The foil is wrapped around a cardboard inner tube.
The foil sheet measures 30cm x 1.5m and the roll I purchased cost just under a pound.
I've been really pleased with this foil. Not only does it perform all the jobs I want it to do, it's also a lot safer for me!
Let me explain: I've got a bad track record with using foil and often sustain two types of injuries from it. Firstly I've been known to get bad paper cuts from the cardboard box foil usually comes in - the boxes usually have a perforated edge; convenient for slicing the foil into sections without having to rip it messily, but also convenient for me to catch my fingers on it. It may sound unlikely but I've had some very painful paper (or rather cardboard) cuts from this type of packaging over the years.
Secondly, the foil itself is rather thinner than many other brands: this is good for me as I often manage to cut myself on thick foil, again sustaining injuries on my hands! This Tesco foil is of a medium thickness: thick enough so as to not fall apart and rip easily, but not so thick as to give me a metal cut.
One roll of this foil easily lasts me two or three months, which I consider excellent value.
This is a great, reasonably priced foil that works well for me in the kitchen. If you are someone who is clumsy, or has problems with movement in the hands, this foil may be a good one for you to purchase.
Tesco Value Wrapping Foil=
I would say that about three quarters of my shopping is done at Tesco, and some of the items we use, we have down branded, and one of those was Wrapping Foil, what was a one off purchase to try it, for the last 18 months has now become a permanent fixture in the household.
=Price and availability=
This is a Tesco own brand value product and is available in store and online, it is priced at around £1 for a 25metre roll, which compared to own brand and named foil, this is considerably cheaper.
This foil is sealed in a plastic wrapping, and there is a sticker on this which tells us that it is a Tesco value product, about the product and the usual contact details.
Yes it is a value product, and even taking that into account, I am impressed at the quality of this foil. It seems to fit the criteria for what we use it for.
-Wrapping meat and cheese for the fridge
-Putting over cakes in the oven to save the top from burning
-wrapping up food
-Line cooking trays
When I use the foil for when I have a BBQ, or I use it to line the grill plan, then I double line the foil, as it times like this that it does remind you it is a value and not as thick as other products, but I would say that is just a small use in relation to how the foil gets used for other uses.
it tears easily, I tend to use the edge of the kitchen unit to get a neater edge, as it its left jaggered, like any cooking foil, you end up pulling it and not getting the fill length off, so when someone else comes to use it, they have the fun of trying to unravel it.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this foil, cost effective, works wells, and gets used for a 1001 things,
Tesco value foil
I try not to use aluminium foil in my house as I know it costs a lot of energy to create and there are so many other things you can use a lot of the time. I use foil for roasting chickens and turkeys and large whole fish that is about it. I use Pyrex with lids if I need to cover roast smaller things.
My step son however seems to go through foil as though he is trying to keep the manufacturers in business and as such I buy the cheapest that I can as it seems to fall to me to purchase and him to use for all his healthy meals that he cooks himself.
This foil is cheap, a lot cheaper than the branded sort and cheaper than the shop own brand bnon value. It is thinner and it is not as wide but for covering the grill, so that you don't have to bother washing it ( Re - phrase that to - so that step son thinks you don't have to wash it) or wrapping cooked chicken breasts ( instead of putting them in re usable plastic containers) or for covering half used tins of food ( left for step Mum to throw away after a few days as food should NOT be left in cans) this value stuff does the job.
You might ask why I do still buy it; well if I don't he asks me to anyway and then if there is none he uses plastic bags for the food wrapping, leaves the tins in the fridge uncover ed and still uses the grill and doesn't wash it.
This is about 90p for a roll and although it is thin and narrower than the pricier ones, it does a good job and lasts for quite some time. It is not so thin that it tears when being used. It does tear easily but the stupid rip along strip that you get with the more expensive ones you do not get with this as it has no box and is only wrapped around a cardboard tube and then wrapped in plastic. It is so easy to tear if you fold it then pull carefully or you can cut it with a knife by folding too.
I know some people who warp sandwiches in foil but a sandwich box is so much more eco friendly and keeps them just as well. You could even use cling wrap which is less energy hungry to produce through possible just as non eco to dispose of.
While I very rarely use foil because of the reasons I have stated I do like to have it in the house for the few jobs that nothing else will do as well. The annoying this is that just as I want to use some the roll is always empty hence having a brand new secret hidden roll away from the usual place just in case I actually want some.
In case you think I am mad with regard to the environmental costs of this substance. Aluminium comes from an ore called bauxite and this is found in Australia, South America and Africa, China, India, Jamaica and the USA amongst others. Bauxite tends to be open cast mined which destroys vast areas of natural habitat especially in South America.
Once mined the bauxite needs to be transported to factories for converting to aluminium. Huge quantities are shipped as it takes four tonnes of bauxite for each one tonne of aluminium. Huge energy is consumed in the processes of conversion and this of course creates pollution. Then once again this has to be shipped or transported to its countries of consumption and converted into cans, foil or planes to name but a few uses.
I have no problem using things like this if there is no alternative but I really do try to think about the planet and not be wasteful, if only to balance my step son's use!
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This is a review of Tesco Value Wrapping Foil which I regularly buy for various tasks in the kitchen. Previous reviews have noticed its function only as a wrapping foil rather than for use in the oven which is due to the thinner nature of this foil. I can still usually find enough jobs for it though such as wrapping sandwiches and covering open pots of food in the fridge.
At the start of the roll you peel off some cellophane which covers the entire tube. There is then a piece of tape holding the end down and it's wise to be gentle when undoing the tape so you don't damage the roll underneath and start a fault. I can go for weeks without using this and then use it a few days on the trot. I used to wrap my breakfast (toast or bagel) up on the way to work and it'd still be warm when I got there so it has some good heat retaining properties too.
Price wise, it currently sells for 90p for 25 meters. I think I have paid less than this in the past although I do think 90p is a good price still.
I often don't reach the end of the roll, due to the roll getting damaged, and if you get a dint in it, it becomes almost impossible to open out without it ripping and you just get part of the sheet tearing off until it becomes unusable. I just chuck it away and start a new roll when this happens as it's too frustrating to try and unpeel it from the fault. I think this is partly due to the fact that it doesn't sit in a box which can protect the body of the roll a bit more. Is it just me that this happens to? It happens with more expensive rolls too though so it's more waste of money when it happens on a dearer roll.
I think this is good enough for the price paid and I do have a few rolls ready in the drawer too. It is a lot cheaper and longer if you can get to the end of the roll than other brands, however it is also a lot thinner so you have to bear this in mind when buying as some may prefer quality over quantity when it comes to foil. This foil tears quite easily but it is perfectly adequate as a wrapping foil and I will continue to use it in the future.
I don't use huge amounts of foil in the kitchen - I tend to use it for the smaller jobs such as covering food or wrapping up the odd sandwich to take to work. I don't use it for major coking jobs so I really don't want to pay a lot of money for something that isn't a massive essential.
So coming in at 90p for a 25metre roll, this basic foil from Tesco seemed like a good deal to me!
Does the job!
As you may expect, this foil comes in very basic packaging - there is no nice cardboard box with a cutter to help you cut the foil - but then when you pay this little you can't really expect all the mod cons!
As soon as I unwrapped and first used this foil, I could tell it was thinner than others I have used. But that is to be expected at this price, and I find the foil perfectly simple to cut and use to cover bowls and wrap up small items before popping them in my fridge.
I also use this foil to line my grill pan and again I have had no problems - despite being quite thin this doesn't seem to rip or tear easily at all.
Not for professional cooks
Overall I really have no complaints about this foil. For the small jobs I need it for it works a treat and I think it is quite good quality for the price. However, for major cooking projects such as big roasts and so on, I would suggest using a stronger foil. But if you want to save a few pennies then get some of this in the cupboard for your smaller jobs!
===Why I Got This===
This is the cheapest foil on sale at Tesco and while I like having some in my kitchen to use for various jobs I do not want to spend many pounds on an expensive roll of foil.
I stick with the Tesco's brand as I do online shopping so am limited to what I can purchase.
This was the Tesco Value Range but now re-branded as the Tesco Everyday Value Range.
Roll of foil on large strong cardboard tube - wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper.
Now renamed Tesco Everyday Value Aluminium Wrapping Foil.
'Performance tested by an independent laboratory.' Has images of food in blue on the front of the label - chicken, onion, cheese, etc.
Tesco Everyday Value Wrapping Foil 300 mm X 15 m.
The label states that the foil can be used for wrapping food and food storage in the refrigerator to keep food fresh and odour free.
Made in China for Tesco.
Warnings - not suitable for freezing, the microwave or for roasting*(see end of review).
They advise not to store food in metal dishes covered with foil or to use the foil for highly acidic or salty foods - as under these conditions the foil may be attacked causing small holes to appear or the foil to become discoloured. To help prevent this happening you can lightly coat the foil with cooking oil before use.
To avoid the spread of bacteria never reuse foil.
90p. This was until recently much cheaper.
I have been using this foil for a few years now - primarily because I always shop at Tesco and also because it is cheap.
Although this is called 'wrapping foil' it was not until I examined the packaging carefully for this review that I saw that you are only supposed to use this foil for covering and wrapping food and not 'roasting'. Now I am sure I am not the only person who did not bother reading the wrapper on this roll of foil and who was very surprised to see it was unsuitable to use in the oven. Actually like other reviewers I have used this with heat in my electric steamer to cover fish and also covering a turkey crown at Christmas. No harm seems to have occurred but I was intrigued as to why it is unsuitable so contacted Tesco Customer Services via Facebook to find out - their reply is at the end of the review.
This foil comes on a simple roll with just a clear cellophane wrapper and so has no box or serrated edge to rip the foil along. However I always used to just tear what foil I wanted anyway so it makes no difference to me.
This foil seems to have increased in price a lot lately as it used to be very cheap.
I always keep a roll or two in the cupboard and our main use is to wrap or cover foods. It does say not to use it with fatty or salty foods and if I have something like cheese I prefer to put it in a dish and just put the foil over the top.
I also have an old cooker and use large sheets to wrap over an old piece of metal that slides in over the grill part - we do not use the grill so it is quite safe.
Admittedly this foil is thin but then you only use it once and throw it away anyway. Being thin it does tear very easily and I would say the only fault it has is that sometimes it does not tear straight and then you get the same problem as with some sticky tape that it gets narrower and narrower and then you can hardly unroll any to use. This does not always happen and it is usually towards the end of the roll anyway and it may be because we re not careful enough to tear of bits of foil in a straight line but being so cheap I am prepared to overlook this as it still works out cheaper than buying other foils.
4 stars - it rips easily but it is cheap.
===Would I Recommend?===
===Tesco Reply Regarding Oven Use===
'The Value Wrapping Foil is thinner than our kitchen foil which means it is more likely to be ripped when covering uneven joints/chickens etc, it is better suited to wrapping cold food such as sandwiches. If used in an oven for roasting it will not cause a problem or do any damage to the food.
Tesco's Everyday value kitchen foil, comes wrapped in no frills cellophane and is unboxed. It's easy to spot on the shelf as it has the usual red and white label or if new stock the white label with the new squared pattern. It's priced at 90p (at the time of writing) for 290mm x 25mm, which is quite a bit cheaper than other brands including Tesco own brand. The foil comes on a thick cardboard tube.
I use aluminium foil quite a lot and this one is a great 'value' product. I buy brands depending on where I am shopping at the time so have tried various different makes, Tesco value foil works more or less the same as the other more expensive brands although it is thinner (unless comparing it the extra thick and more dearer foil to which it is then a lot thinner)- in fact it rips quite easily. The foil itself is shiny on one side and matt on the other, one to deflect heat and one to reflect it.
When using for wrapping sandwiches and left over foods etc it's great, but lacks the width for bigger roasting jobs such as large chickens or turkey, I have to use double for that.
It's great for using as a liner in baking trays and in the grill pan - I wouldn't want to use an expensive foil for catching fat and crumbs! I've had foil in the past that has caught fire under the grill but up to now this one hasn't.
One disadvantage for me is the lack of a box with 'teeth' to cut the required foil length but with it being thin it's easy enough to tear to length.
To sum up it's good enough for the price and does the job.
Kitchen foil is a staple in my household as I am sure it is in many homes all over the country. In the past I used to always go for a branded option but after trying out a more basic product in the Tesco value range I no longer see the point of paying through the nose for a branded product. This costs just 90p compared to well over a pound for branded products. Each roll contains 25m of foil - this is quite a lot and a roll can last me several months. It has gone up in price since the start of the year - it used to cost around 50p but the roll is also bigger with 25m of foil compared to 15m.
The Tesco value wrapping foil comes basically packaged, simply covered in cellophane. Unwrapping this reveals a tube of foil. The simple packaging means that there is no box and no cutter, which many of the branded products have. To be honest this doesn't particularly bother me as I find the cutters quite fiddly anyway and often they don't work particularly well. I just tend to roll out the amount of foil that I need, scour a line with my nail and tear. The lack of packaging is also good from an environmental perspective as there is less waste.
Compared to the branded products I have to admit that the value sheets are pretty thin but other than that they look very similar in appearance. However they're not so thin that it tears as you wrap it and I find that in pretty much all situations this functions really well. I tend to use foil a lot to wrap up food items like cakes and sandwiches. I am currently going through a bit of a baking fad and enjoying trying out new recipes. I try to time this so that I bake something when I have friends over so that they can help me eat my creations but I inevitably still have leftovers. Although I could quite happily munch my way through the rest of the cake I don't think my figure would thank me! For this reason I tend to slice up cakes into individual portions, wrap them in some foil and freeze them. This makes a quick and handy weekday desert.
I also tend to use wrapping foil to line the bottom of my grill or baking tray so that any crumbs or grease accumulate on it rather than on the grill or tray, which saves on washing up! The foil is also great when making a roast dinner, or baked fish. I also use it to wrap spuds in when making jacket potatoes in the oven and this crisps up the skins beautifully. It is also useful to use when trying to keep food warm once cooked. Like most other foils on the market this cannot be used in the microwave - I accidentally did do so when I was younger and the results were not pleasant!
Overall I am really pleased with Tesco Value wrapping foil. It's cheap but works just as well as the more expensive branded products... so why pay more?
my parents insist on buying the expensive products, but i dont. i love tesco value and once again their value range lives up to my expectations. it was my sons 4th birthday recently and i bought 2 rolls expecting to have to use them. i didnt! they wrapped the 40 plus plates of food perfectly and stayed on for the 3 hours i wanted them too. even when i shoved the rest into a box to take home they didnt tear. it didnt tear at all and was brilliant. i am not fussy about getting this torn in a perfect line or anything, so i love that it doesnt come with a stuped carboard outer, that you are supposed to use to tear it off. but... it never tears strait anywhay so whats the point? i will definatly be buying this again. 5* from me. yes i know it used to be cheaper, but all things get more expensive and some of us live on a tight budget!
I use foil quite a lot, mostly for covering the grill pan when I'm grilling stuff or for covering food in the fridge if I don't have a lid for it.
I have bought this tesco value foil for a while now, at the moment it costs 90p but prices can vary. The next brand of foil up (tescos own, but not value) will cost about £1.49 but that is only for 10m of foil while the value foil measure 290mm by 25m. The foil comes wrapped up around a cardboard tube, is a good thickness and tears easily. Unfortunately the foil does not come with a cardboard box, this can make it quite difficult to tear as you don't have the edge of the box with the teeth on it to tear against. I have got round this by originaly buying some more expensive foil with a box and keeping the box to put new rolls of foil in. Not a major issue, but it is worth noting if you are buying this foil for the first time.
Overall I would recommend this foil, especially if you use a lot of it, though I would suggest you keep an onld foil box so you can use the teeth on it to tear the value foil as it can be a bit difficult to tear other wise! (I guess you could cut it with scissors....)
One item that I always keep in my kitchen and use almost on a daily basis is tin foil, I use this for cooking and wrapping so get through quite a lot. Some tin foil can be rather on the pricy side so one that I have been purchasing for quite some time is the Tesco Value Wrapping Foil.
The Tesco value wrapping foil comes in a 290Mm X 25M roll and currently costs just £0.90. I think this is excellent value for wrapping foil and certainly makes it an attractive purchase.
The packing of the foil is very basic as you would imagine from a value product. The foil is wrapped tightly around a cardboard tube and is simply wrapped in a cellophane wrapper with the red and white Tesco value logo on the front with just the name and size of the foil on. More expensive foils tend to come packaged in a box with a special jiggered tear off strip. Obviously the value foil does not have this feature but in my opinion this does not really matter as I never find them to work very well anyway and I always just end up tearing the foil off myself.
The foil is quite thin in comparison with some of the more expensive branded ones but I find that it does the job just as well. I use the foil for lining baking trays to make them easier to clean as the foil tends to collect most of the cooking juices which can then just be thrown away leaving a tray which requires less elbow grease to clean. I also use this for wrapping up any left over food and things like sandwiches for packed lunches etc and it works perfectly to act as a barrier to the air and keep items nice and fresh.
Overall I think this is an adequate foil which might not be the thickest but does the job well especially for wrapping which is its intended use.
Tesco Value Wrapping Foil
Foil is something we seem to get through in huge amounts in my household. Because we use so much, I don't like to spend a huge amount of money, so for the past few years I've been buying Tesco Value foil, which, at 90p per roll, is by far the cheapest option in my local supermarket.
The Foil Itself
Before I started buying this foil I used to buy Tesco's own brand version which is quite a bit thicker, so when I first started using this foil I was struck by how thin and flimsy it felt. I was a little concerned that wrapped sandwiches, for example, might not stay wrapped until lunchtime, as I thought the foil might rip easily in my bag. However, I have found that this hasn't been the case and, despite its flimsiness, this is a reliable roll of foil.
It is worth noting that unlike many alternatives available, this foil does not come with a dispenser - it is simply wrapped in clear plastic. However, I don't find this a problem, as I just reuse an old foil package to store my foil, which has a serrated edge to cut it. Even this isn't necessary, as the thinness of this foil means that it can be ripped easily using fingers, or cut with scissors.
Uses for this Foil
I use this foil for numerous kitchen tasks, and consider it to be a reliable and versatile item to have in the kitchen. The most common use for it in my household is for wrapping sandwiches for packed lunches. The wrapped-up sandwiches seem to have no problems surviving in the bottom of bags, and our sandwiches are fresh and still completely covered when it comes to lunchtime. I also often use this foil to make foil packages of fish and vegetables to bake in the oven, to cover a whole chicken whilst it's roasting in the oven and sometimes to line my grill pan to reduce washing up whilst cooking. I have even wrapped potatoes in this foil and baked them on the barbeque, and the foil stands up to the heat and flames just as well as more expensive brands of kitchen foil.
Price and Value for Money
As I mentioned earlier, at 90p for a 29cm x 25m roll, this is easily the cheapest type of foil being sold in my local branch of Tescos. I think it's worth the money, and now that I'm used to how thin this foil is, I wouldn't go back to buying a more expensive brand of foil unless I had no choice but to. In fact, I recently used a thicker, more expensive brand of foil whilst at a friend's house and hated using it (it felt far too thick and was more difficult to wrap items with than the Tesco Value version), as I'm so used to the Tesco Value variety!
Overall, I'm a big fan of this product. I like buying value products, as long as they're actually worth buying, and this is an economical product that really does do just as good a job as more expensive alternatives. The thin-ness of this foil does take a little bit of getting used to, but if you're anything like me, you'll get used to it very quickly and won't want to use anything else. I'd highly recommend this foil as it's a very handy product to have in the kitchen that can be used for all kinds of tasks, and am awarding it a cracking five out of five.
We would use tin foil in our house quite a lot, we use it for cooking, keeping leftover food to use again and when my sister (who is a hairdresser) comes over, we also use quite a bit of it to bleach my hair and do foils.
I find that this tin foil is quite durable and good quality, it does not rip too easily and it is good for using to put as a base on the oven tray when I am grilling foods. When I grill bacon I put this on the bottom of the baking try and it holds the fat off the pan really well and is really easily lifted when I am done and ready to wash up.
Tesco Value Wrapping Foil is strong enough to use when my sister does foils in my hair when I am bleaching it. It also wraps food just as well as any other tin foil on the market.
Also a 290mm by 25m roll is quite a good size for us in our house and we do not find that it lasts quite a while in our house and is wide enough to wrap up food easily and line most trays without doubling it over.
The only thing that I can fault about this tin foil is that although it does not rip apart too easily, it can get pierced easily if you are not careful with it.
You can buy Tesco Value Wrapping Foil for 90p, this gets you a roll that is 290mm by 25m. I think that this is great value as it is much cheaper than brand name tin foils and it does the job just as well.
Overall I think this is a great value tin foil and is a great way to save money by ditching the more expensive brand names. It is durable and good quality and overall I would give this tin foil 4 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Well ive been trying to save a few pennies as having had to spend a bit of money when my Father sadly passed away in January, I tend to buy the value items in Tescos as they are not bad in quality and tend to be a lot cheaper than the branded items.
I do a lot of home baking so find that I tend to use a lot of this Foil. I use this for a variety of items, keeping cheese fresh, and other items that need to be wrapped. I use this foil to line the bottom of my oven and it helps to collect the drips of oil, fat etc that may spill off from the roasting tin, and as it is a bit cheaper I find that when it does get too dirty you can simply screw it up and pop it into the bin.
I also use this foil for steaming items in the oven in, it works very well for that.
A 25 m roll costs just under a £1.00 and you get a lot on the role. It might be slightly thinner than the more expensive foil, but I find that it works just as well, and you do get quite a lot on the roll, so it does save you in the long run.
You can usually find this product on the bottom shelve of Tescos as they tend to put the lower priced items on the bottom shelve as it makes it easy to reconise where the cheaper products are stored.
I feel that this is good quality for the price you pay for it and I am happy to recommend this product to you to try.
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I am sure most of us are feeling the pinch at the moment, and I am certainly no exception. I try and save money where I can, and this generally involves trying a lot of the Tesco own products, to see if I can get away with buying a cheaper version or not. I have tried quite a few in various different things and I have found some cheaper alternatives to be perfect, and some to be terrible so it really is touch and go. Once I have bought them, if they are great, I stick to them. Tesco value kitchen foil is one of the ones I have continued to buy beyond my first try.
Price and availability:
This is a Tesco own product so is only available in Tescos stores, but this doesn't make it hard to find as Tescos do seem to be everywhere. It is available in the larger stores and in some of the smaller ones (but not all) that I have been to. It is priced at 90p for a 25m roll, and to put that into perspective, that is less than a third of the price of the Tesco own (but not the value) roll. It is even cheaper than the more expensive brand names.
Well we have established that this is cheap, but what is the quality like? Well, the quality is not quite as good as the more expensive brands. It does the job fine, but it is noticeably thinner, and tears easier if you have cooked something on it and then are trying to peel it off. I use this to protect my oven trays, to make them easier to clean and to keep them in good condition for longer. It really does satisfy that purpose.
Although the product is thin and tears easily, when you take the cost into account it is fantastic value for money. For that reason I continue to buy this product and will do so for the foreseeable future. It is not exactly equivalent to the more expensive ones, but it certainly is better value for money.