Best Paper Towels

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 21, 2019
Paper towels don't need any advertisement. You need these things. What you might not know is just how bad average paper towels are compared to these high-quality products. From improved absorption to better sizes, these things trump standard hand towels. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Set
Number of Sheets per Roll
Sheet Size
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

These towels are as strong and absorbent as they come. Bounty Family Rolls are the only paper towels that are compatible with Amazon Alexa. In other words, you can ask Alexa to order Bounty paper towels and the package will already be on the way. 

CONS

The paper towels are pretty pricey. 

OUR VERDICT

Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels are more reliable than traditional paper towels and that's where we draw the line between purchase and pass. Plus, the pulp used to make these paper towels comes from responsibly managed forests. The company plants at least one tree for every tree they use and they don't participate in deforestation practices.

detailed parameters
Set

12-count

Number of Sheets per Roll

143 sheets

Sheet Size

11" x 5.7"  

Extras

Alexa devices compartible, 2-ply construction

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Measuring 7.1 inches rather than the traditional ~5.5", these wide sheets are so much more suitable for food prep. You can use them to hold more chips. You can use them as placemats. They're much more comfortable for larger hands.

CONS

There're not very many sheets per roll.

OUR VERDICT

Sparkle Pick-A-Size Plus Longer Lasting Rolls bring that extra size that really separates these things from typical rolls. Expanding the paper towels' application range, the product manages to stand out where one might argue it is practically impossible to do so.

detailed parameters
Set

24-count

(36-count also available)

Number of Sheets per Roll

108 sheets

Sheet Size

11" x 7.1"

Extras

2-ply construction

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

You can choose between quarter sheets (5.5" x 5.5"), standard sheets (~11" x 5.5"), and large sheets (~11" x 11"). The quarter sheets are great for small spills as well as quick clean-ups. They're also pretty good for covering food inside different containers. 

CONS

The paper is relatively thin. 

OUR VERDICT

The people behind Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels basically let you select between three different sheet sizes. In other words, these are extremely economical compared to standard paper towel rolls. You'll definitely see the difference long-term. They're surprisingly absorbent too.

detailed parameters
Set

12-count

Number of Sheets per Roll

128 sheets

Sheet Size

5.5" x 5.5" (quarter)

Extras

3 sheet size options

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

You can pour some water onto these towels and make them able to deal with the toughest messes. Again, these paper towels are more effective when wet. They're strong and scrubby, so you won't have to worry about tearing these things when trying to tackle substantial spills and messes. 

CONS

The rolls are sometimes too large for paper towel holders. 

OUR VERDICT

Viva TaskSize Cloth-Like Kitchen Paper Towels are awesome. Though still made from paper, these towels more or less deliver on that "cloth-like" premise. Using texture-weave and two sponge-like absorbent layers, these things lift and trap different messes that you can find on various surfaces.

detailed parameters
Set

12-count

(20-count and 32-count also available) 

Number of Sheets per Roll

143 sheets

Sheet Size

11" x 5.7"

Extras

2-ply construction

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

These heavy-duty towels are much stronger, more absorbent, and, needless to say, much more durable than standard paper towels. Each sheet measures 11" x 12", making them much larger compared to standard paper towels too. These things are soft enough to be used on skin and pretty much tough enough to be used as shop towels.

CONS

The towels don't always fold uniformly. 

OUR VERDICT

Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels are not necessarily paper towels. These things are different. They're machine washable and reusable. Bamboos are among the fastest-growing trees out there. Also, bamboos are grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and/or irrigation, making these towels especially eco-friendly. 

detailed parameters
Set

1-count

(2-count and 4-count also available) 

Number of Sheets per Roll

20 sheets

Sheet Size

11" x 12"

Extras

Machine washable, Reusable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Bounty Quick-Size

Responsible Practices

Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels are relatively expensive, that's pretty much the only issue we have with these things.

Other than that, these paper towels are as strong and absorbent as they come. At the same time, these paper sheets are just as soft as regular paper towels.

The biggest difference between these somewhat expensive family rolls and average hand towels is that every roll is packing 143 sheets, much more compared to the usual deal. Considering that, the price is actually not that high.

As far as we're aware, Bounty Family Rolls are the only paper towels that are compatible with Amazon Alexa. In other words, you can ask Alexa to order Bounty paper towels and the package will already be on the way, so you won't have to do the shopping yourself.

Apart from that, there's not much here separating the product from standard paper towels. The sheets measure 11" x 5.7", nothing out of the ordinary. The 2-ply construction is especially thick though. 

Bottom line, Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels are more reliable than traditional paper towels and that's where we draw the line between purchase and pass. Plus, 100% of the pulp used to make these paper towels comes from responsibly managed forests. The company plants at least one tree for every tree they use and they don't participate in deforestation practices.

Review of Bounty Quick-Size Family Rolls

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Sparkle Pick-A-Size Plus

A Little Extra

Sparkle Pick-A-Size Plus Longer Lasting Rolls are pretty awesome (as awesome as paper towels get). First and foremost, these towels are much wider compared to standard paper towels.

Measuring 7.1" rather than the traditional ~5.5", these wide sheets are so much more suitable for food prep. You can use them to hold more chips. You can use them as placemats. They're much more comfortable for larger hands.

Setting the size aside, these rolls are pretty ordinary. You can choose between 24- and 36-count packs. The rolls feature 108 sheets, which is not that many when you compare the number to most paper towel rolls. At the same time, considering the price tag, we have no issues with fewer sheets.

The 2-ply construction is pretty tough. These aren't the strongest paper towels we've worked with but they're definitely up there.

The package is alright too. The wraps are easy to cut but, at the same time, they're reliable enough to keep the rolls protected during transportation.

All things considered, Sparkle Pick-A-Size Plus Longer Lasting Rolls bring that extra size that really separates these things from typical rolls. Expanding the paper towels' application range, the product manages to stand out where one might argue it is practically impossible to do so.

Review of Sparkle Pick-A-Size Plus Longer Lasting Rolls

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Brawny Tear-A-Square

Select the Size

The people behind Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels let you select between three different sheet sizes. You can choose quarter sheets (5.5" x 5.5"), standard sheets (~11" x 5.5"), and large sheets (~11" x 11").

As you would imagine, different sheets are more or less suitable for different masses and various applications. You can use these quarter sheets for small spills as well as quick clean-ups. They're pretty good for covering food inside different containers.

Of course, you can place snacks onto these quarter sheets too, while standard and large sheets will let you do that (except they'll host many more snacks) as well as handle major messes.

You'll be wasting far less paper since you won't be using these massive sheets for tiny clean-ups.

As far as we're concerned, the only area where the product disappoints is paper thickness. In other words, these sheets are relatively thin, so you'll have to be pretty gentle with them.

To sum this up, Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels are extremely economical compared to standard paper towel rolls. You'll definitely see the difference long-term. Plus, they're fairly practical and surprisingly absorbent. The wrap's alright too but that's pretty much beside the point.

Review of Brawny Tear-A-Square 3 Sheet Size Options

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Viva TaskSize

Cloth-Like Paper

Though still made from paper, these Viva TaskSize Cloth-Like Kitchen Paper Towels more or less deliver on that "cloth-like" premise.

Incorporating texture-weave and two sponge-like absorbent layers, these towels lift and trap different messes that you can find on various surfaces.

You can pour some water onto these things and make them able to deal with the toughest messes. Again, these paper towels are more effective when wet. That's pretty awesome considering that these things are as cheap and disposable as any regular paper towels.

They're strong and scrubby, so you won't have to worry about tearing these things when trying to tackle substantial spills and messes.

As far as we can tell, the only downside to these towels is that the rolls are sometimes too large for paper towel holders. Of course, that makes sense considering that every roll packs 143 sheets and these sheets are thicker than standard paper sheets.

Size-wise though, these sheets measure 11" x 5.7", meaning that they're pretty much as long and wide as traditional paper towel sheets.

In short, Viva TaskSize Cloth-Like Kitchen Paper Towels are awesome. Provided you don't mind that these rolls might not fit some holders, there's practically no reason to opt for any other similar products.

Review of Viva TaskSize Cloth-Like Kitchen Paper Towels

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Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels

Bamboos are Alright

As you can probably tell, Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels are not necessarily paper towels. These things are different.

First and foremost, they're machine washable and reusable. Sure, there are only 20 sheets constituting one roll and the package only supplies that one single roll (although you can select 2- and 4-count packages).

But these hand towels are machine washable and reusable, so you'll be able to pretty much abuse these things for months before they'll start tearing apart.

These heavy-duty towels are much stronger, more absorbent, and, needless to say, much more durable than standard paper towels. Plus, each sheet measures 11" x 12", making them much larger compared to standard paper towels too.

Other than that, these things are soft enough to be used on skin and pretty much tough enough to be used as shop towels.

Also, these towels are so much more eco-friendly than regular paper towels. For one, bamboos are among the fastest-growing plants out there. Plus, bamboos are grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and/or irrigation, so you don't have to worry about any health and environmental concerns.

Again, Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels are different. We're not saying that these things are all-round better compared to generic paper towels but you can make the argument that they're better where it counts.

Review of Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels Reusable Eco Friendly

 

What are Paper Towels?

Apparently, millennials hate napkins. That's not true though. We don't hate napkins. We're just not buying them. You know why? Because paper towels are better than napkins. Think about it - these things serve the same purpose except that they're much more economical, larger, and overall cheaper than napkins. You can use paper towels to tackle minor as well as relatively major spills/messes. They last much longer too.

Surprisingly enough, there're enough differences between different paper towel products to warrant this segment. First things first, paper towels can be 1-, 2-, and 3-ply. As you would imagine, the difference is how thick these towels are. Then, there's the size. Sometimes, certain companies use sheets that are longer and wider than what conventional paper towels use.

Other than that, there's obviously the quantity question. You'll be able to select between 1-count and as much as 36-count packages, so keep these things in mind when you look at the price. Also, consider how many sheets there are that make up each roll because these numbers sometimes differ too.

When you're done with these towels, throw them into the brand-new kitchen trash can that you've just acquired. When the mess is too much though, you might want to pull out the trusty spin mop.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-21 20:20:55