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May 15, 2012 10:06 AM

Favorite Paper Towel?

I did a search and did not find any thread that discussed one's favorite paper towel. Cheap store brands? High end brands (Viva, Bounty, etc.)...what does the trick for you? I'm a Viva guy myself.

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    1. The one at the dollar store.

      1. Big white rolls from Target that are perforated into short sheets so you only tear off as much as you need.

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        1. re: escondido123

          I hate those! I always end up pulling off more than I need. I'm sure it's a personal problem....

          I always look for the ones that are made with recycled content.

          1. re: 512window

            Wait, you hate the "short sheets" kind because you tear off more than you need? I don't get it.

          2. re: escondido123

            I agree, any roll that is clearly 'pick-a-size.' Such a pain to constantly use more than you need when just a small piece will do.

            1. re: escondido123

              Costco has the same perforated towel but they're not very absorbent. Are yours?

            2. If nothing is on sale, I usually buy the store brand, but my favorite for cleaning is Sparkle(it's often on sale, and even not on sale it's not one of the premium- priced brands), because it's pretty much lint-free, and is a good all-around paper towel. If I have a choice, I buy white, because I hate the idea that I am ingesting ink when I nuke bacon.

              It drives my mother nuts, but my dad ALWAYS has a roll of Viva paper towels right next to the "regular" paper towels, that he uses for kleenex- they don't buy or use Viva for any other reason. They ARE really thick and soft, but...

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              1. re: JenJeninCT

                I thought I was the only one who uses paper towel instead of Kleenex. Your dad's not alone.

              2. Without question, for me it's Bounty. The select-a-size is preferrable so I don't waste.

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                1. re: pilotgirl210

                  Bounty for me too. The ads are absolutely true - it's stronger and more absorbent than the others. It's not the cheapest but it's the best. Offsetting the cost is the fact that you'll use less sheets to do the same job.

                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                    Totally agree, Bob. I've used them for years and when we go off on vacation and rent a condo or house somewhere, I'm always so disappointed in the paper towels they provide that I'll go out and buy my own when I shop for groceries! Now thats a paper towel snob...tee hee. They are stronger, softer and more absorbent, as you say. I've found nothing else to compare. It's like my mayo. Has to be Best Foods and nothing else :=)