Product Type: Tesco Kitchenware
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Thin foil but good value as you only throw it away anyway.
Tesco Value Wrapping Foil
Member Name: rolandrat
Tesco Value Wrapping Foil
Date: 27/01/13, updated on 30/01/13 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive and good for quick covering jobs.
Disadvantages: Very thin, sometimes is difficult to get off roll
===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.
Summary: Thin economy foil but it does thejob ok for us.