Bounty® Paper Towels
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Ever try one of those 'bargain' paper towels and go through so many sheets that the roll just disappears? With Bounty®, the roll doesn’t disappear. Bounty® Select-A-Size™ paper towels are 2X more absorbent,* so you can use less. Bounty® quickly absorbs messes, so you can clean up and move on without wasting time or towels. Plus, it comes in a variety of sizes and prints, so you can choose the Bounty® paper towel that's just right for you and your family. Choose the paper towel you can count on: Bounty®, the longer-lasting Quicker Picker Upper.***Vs. the Custom-Size-It® brand in the U.S. and the Premium Green Leaf Towel in Canada.**Vs. leading ordinary brand.see more...
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I measured the Bounty as 28cm x 26 cm (11 inches by 10.2). The Kirkland brand pulls off in smaller sheets and it was 28cm by 18 cm. I actually like that you can get a smaller piece more easily from the Kirtland brand. Advantage Kirtland.
I then cut the Kirtland so it would have the same area as the Bounty and put them in water to test how much they could absorb. I put each in a bowl, saturated them, then lifted up and allowed to drip for the same amount of time, then weighed how much water they held. Both ranged from 45g to 52 g over 10 trials (1.6- 1.8oz) and there was no significant difference between the two (I ran a t test actually, and used this in my stat class). Yes, I know I am a nerd and my students laughed at me. Tie.
I then used them to scrub my cabinets using cleaner. Here the Bounty was a clear winner, it took longer to disintegrate than the Kirtland. Each sheet lasted about 3 cabinets, where the Kirtland lasted two. Advantage Bounty. This is the least scientific test, since it is difficult to completely control how hard you are scrubbing.
Now on to cost. I calculated this on area since each one has different sized sheets. I calculated the cost per area (rounded to nearest penny) as 25 cents per square meter for Bounty and 16 cents per square meter for Kirtland. That means a particular amount of Bounty costs 1.6 times as much as the Kirtland.
If by accident I spill a half a bottle of vegetable oil on my counter while cooking, the dogs track in mud and get it everywhere, I'm making bacon and the grease splatters everywhere, it's going to take a number of sheets to clean it up, no matter how baby's bottom soft (or not) the paper towels are. Even their strength wont matter. I'm not washing grapes on them, I'll be wiping up messy stuff mixed with 409 or Windex. I just need a lots of them. So if I have to use a bunch, I want ones that are cheaper and more affordable.
Now there are even cheaper paper towels too. I've bought and used them. The problem I run into with those is they cross the line into being so cheap they aren't well made and can be harder to use. They don't peel from the roll properly, they're tissue paper thin and they tend to have very little absorbency.
Bounty Basic in right in the middle. They're not as absorbent and stronger more expensive paper towels, but still better made and work better than the rock bottom cheapest. For me, they' do everything I need a paper towel to do, for the lowest price, so they've been my go-to brand for years.
These new Bounty duratowels are quite good and not as expensive as I would have expected. I normally get good quality store brand generics, but got these on a whim and really like them. They're strong, don't break apart when putting some extra elbow grease into a stubborn stain, and can absorb spills with repeated wipe-ups. We have a slow leak in the bathroom that the plumbers haven't found yet, so there's often a puddle that needs to be wiped up, and these handle the job with ease.
On one level, it feels a bit wasteful to use such good paper towels for cleaning, but then, that's what they're made for, so I'll just get over it. So long as the price remains competitive with my fave store generic, I'll keep getting these high quality paper towels. Like them a lot. Happy! ;oD
First, I like it when paper towels have the option to tear off a half sheet. This roll of Bounty does not have that option. I find that I don’t really need a full sheet most times and reserve paper towels for certain functions (I will use a sponge to clean up most of the time). Unless you drop something on the floor and don’t want to clean it with a sponge. Just wipe and toss.
This roll also has a design on it, which is nice for hanging – looks pretty. But I use paper towels when cooking sometimes to absorb excess oil when I’m making zucchini slices in olive oil (a favorite of mine) and I like the plain white for that purpose. But this really depends on what you like and how you will use these.
These seem to be of good absorbency and equal to Brawney in that area. They are 100 times better than generic or store brands, as is likely obvious, but they cost a lot more.
So, overall, these are decorative and absorbent but maybe a few tweaks would make them even better.
Now the only problem that I have ever had with these paper towel is that sometimes it's hard to find the FULL SHEETS. It seems that they make an abundance of the half/select a size sheets but those are the worst things ever. I end up using so many more because they tear so randomly and 1 is never enough. So if you decide to use these make sure you specifically look for the full sheets and not select a size!
Seriously, it makes a difference. These have awesome absorbency and I am not having to buy paper towels as often. In the long run, I am actually spending LESS. Plus, select a size? You could say it rivals sliced bread.
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