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Saves money, but a little faffy
on 21 May 2011
I came across the Wrapooh liner whilst searching for a cheaper source for refills and decided to give it a try, as Angelcare cassettes were now costing 45 pound!
First thing to mention is that you are not getting refill cassettes here, you simply get a roll of plastic liner which you have to cut and fill your old Angelcare cassettes with. So you MUST keep at least one empty Angelcare cassette otherwise you'll be in trouble. The more empty cassettes you keep, the better, as you can have a couple of refills on standby to save having to refill an empty one when you run out.
The refill process goes like this. First you have to carefully snap off the plastic retainer on the cassette. Then cut the amount of Wrapooh you need (3 metres is best) and follow the instructions to pack it into the cassette. Once done, you then have to snap the retainer back on to hold the liner in place, then feed a bit over the edge and you're done.
The whole process takes about 3-4 minutes once you get the hang of it. Claims of 30 seconds on the Wrapooh instructions are nonsense as you have to measure out the right amount of liner first, then cut, then pack it in slowly, before fiddling with the plastic retainer to get it to snap on.
- It definitely saves money but it's questionable whether you get the equivalent of 10 Angelcare cassettes. It's difficult to measure this exactly though.
- The liner is thicker than the Angelcare liner, which seems like a good point but it actually means you can't feed as much into the cassette so you have to refill more often, and therefore change the cassette more often than if you were using an Angelcare liner. The comfortable maximum length I've found is 3 metres - any more and you will struggle to get the liner in and snap the retainer back on.
- The plastic retainer on the cassette is difficult to snap off the first time, and it doesn't retain it's grip very well when snapped back on, which can lead to the liner popping out and going everywhere. To stop it from popping off, I suggest that you store the cassette retainer side down once loaded. Once it's in the Angelcare bin, the lid stops it from popping off.
- The loading process is faffy at first but you quickly get the hang of it and it only takes about 3-4 minutes maximum
Overall I'd say this is a good product. I definitely don't believe it will last as long as 10 Angelcare cassettes, but I can't measure this for sure, and you will still doubtless save a lot of money in the long run. If you want to save money and can put up with a few minutes lost here and there, give it a try.