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#1

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4760 reviews
Owner satisfaction

10

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Quality

9.9

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Packaging and size

9.9

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Convenience

9.4

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Pros

  • Made with pulp sourced from sustainably managed forests
  • Up to 75% more absorbent versus leading 1-ply brand
  • Affordable with great absorbency

Cons

  • Average scrubbing
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#2

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 5000 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Quality

9.8

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Packaging and size

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Convenience

9.2

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Pros

  • Septic-safe bath tissue
  • Leaves less lint behind
  • Good scrubbing and quick absorbency

Cons

  • Small size sheets
  • Not so pocket-friendly
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#3

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 346 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Quality

9.7

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Packaging and size

9.8

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Convenience

9.4

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Pros

  • Unique quarter sheet size option with 256 quarter sheets per roll
  • Perfect for both tough messes and small everyday clean-ups
  • Comes with a good absorbent quality

Cons

  • Low wet strength
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#4

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Bounty Rolls

$30..84
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1281 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Quality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Packaging and size

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Convenience

9.1

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Pros

  • Solid wet strength
  • Premium 2-ply paper towels that are strong, thick and absorbent
  • Durable and good roll size

Cons

  • Average scrubbing
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#5

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 943 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Quality

9.4

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Packaging and size

9.4

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Convenience

9.1

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Pros

  • 2X more absorbent paper towels
  • Solid scrubbing and good absorbency
  • Wash and hang dry several times before it tears

Cons

  • Towels are thin
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#6

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1016 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Packaging and size

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Convenience

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010

Pros

  • More absorbent and durable paper towel
  • Wider roll and good wet strength
  • Quick size sheet provides good scrubbing

Cons

  • Not so thick
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#7

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 114 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Quality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Packaging and size

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Convenience

9.4

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Pros

  • Handles the toughest jobs
  • Great absorbency and good wet strength
  • Easily absorbs grease and oil

Cons

  • Average thickness
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#8

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 901 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Packaging and size

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Convenience

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010

Pros

  • Solid wet strength
  • 2 ply towel has a unique quarter sheet size option
  • Perfect for both tough messes and small everyday clean ups

Cons

  • Uneven sheets
  • Small sheet size
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#9

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 62 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Quality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Packaging and size

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Convenience

8.9

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Pros

  • Solid wet strength with standard size
  • Durable and pocket-friendly
  • Strong paper towels with great absorbency

Cons

  • Not so thick
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#10

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 349 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Quality

9.3

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Packaging and size

9.1

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Convenience

8.7

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Pros

  • Hands-free dispensing to help prevent cross-contamination
  • Towels are made from a high percentage of recycled fiber
  • Interfolded towels encourage faster traffic and cleaner restrooms

Cons

  • The width is narrower
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#11

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 311 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Quality

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Packaging and size

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

8.7

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Pros

  • Wider 2 ply sheets on kitchen and bathroom counters
  • Good quantity for money
  • Absorbent and easy to tear off

Cons

  • Average thickness
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#12

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 514 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Quality

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Packaging and size

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Convenience

8.8

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Pros

  • Exclusive absorbency pockets soak up water fast
  • Fits into most universal multifold paper towel dispensers
  • Trifold paper towels are designed to reduce waste

Cons

  • Average quality paper towel
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#13

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 244 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Packaging and size

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010

Pros

  • Absorbency pockets absorb lots of water fast
  • Superior hand drying performance
  • Solid wet strength and good for scrubbing

Cons

  • Not so soft
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#14

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 281 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Quality

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Packaging and size

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Convenience

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010

Pros

  • The unique slim fold design fits in the tightest spaces
  • Compatible and hygienic slim dispensers
  • Great absorbency and good wet strength

Cons

  • Average scrubbing
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#15

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 194 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Quality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Packaging and size

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Convenience

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010

Pros

  • Soft and disposable hand towel
  • Thicker, more absorbent, and stronger
  • Durable and light-weight

Cons

  • Rough quality

Paper Towel Buying Guide

Paper Towels have become a part of almost every household due to the ease and convenience that they offer over reusable towels. Paper Towels make cleaning any mess a very easy task. They offer impressive absorbency, scrubbing, and strength and some of them can even be squeezed and reused a few times. All Paper Towels might look the same on the shelf, but some Paper Towels deliver quality, convenience and performance and others don't. Beyond the utility, it is worth considering what goes into the paper towel - virgin pulp, recycled, certified, and/or chlorine-free paper. Read this buying guide to find out how to compare some of the leading brands to find the best fit for your cleaning needs. 

Types of Paper Towels 

Virgin Paper Towels 

These Paper Towels don’t include any recycled/alternative fibers and are directly created from the pulp of the tree.  

Recycled Paper Towels 

These are less harmful to the environment and won’t end up as waste in landfills. They are made from a mix of reused materials. However, the pre-processed pulp used is weaker, which can mean the towels aren’t as absorbent and might tear while being used. 

Chlorine-Free Paper Towels 

Paper Towels are frequently bleached to appear white. Instead of bleaching with more harmful elemental chlorine gas, chlorine-free Paper Towels are generally bleached with chlorine dioxide. Chlorine Dioxide is less harmful to the environment and produces durable Paper Towels. 

Factors to Consider before Buying Paper Towels

Absorbency 

Paper Towels are used to usually clear out mess, most likely semi-solid or liquid. Therefore, its absorbency capacity should be superior in order to clean the mess properly.  

Sheet Size 

Generally, it is quite common to find 6×11″ standard size Paper Towels. These towels work great for smaller tasks. 11×11″ Paper Towels are better for larger tasks.  

Strength 

The strength of a Paper Towel is an important factor in determining its quality. This is because a Paper Towel shouldn’t tear off when it is absorbing the liquid. Soft Paper Towels tend to tear up in the middle as the fibres are soft and they dissolve when the absorption process starts.  

Ply Design 

Usually, you can find this information in the description of the product. The number of layers in each paper towel sheet determines the ply quantity that the product offers. Generally, the higher the ply count, the more layers of paper are used. This means the material will be more absorbent, thicker, and stronger. 

Pricing 

Most manufacturers want you to focus on price per roll. All rolls are not made equal and usually, there is significant variation in the length of the paper towel in each roll. Price per ft is a better metric. 

Conclusion 

Paper Towels have become an integral part of our lives and a good quality paper towel minimizes the time and effort we have to put into clean-ups. However, with all the quality out there, it’s difficult to know which one is the best. To make your buying decision easier, take a look at a few of our recommended products in the featured section above.  

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