December 8, 2017 8:48 am at 8:48 am #1422632
*If you don’t buy brand name paper towels, you’re just buying papers.*
Please prove me wrong.
Thank you 😄December 9, 2017 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1423006Yechi HamelechParticipant
not really; paper towels are designed to absorb liquids much better than regular paper. imagine cleaning up an orange juice spill with paper…. not the same thing. say there’s no tissues around to blow your nose with, what do you use? paper towel proves a pretty good substitute for tissues. imagine blowing your nose with paper…
okay they’re not the same thing.December 9, 2017 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1423051👑RebYidd23Participant
On an atomic level, you’re just buying atoms.December 9, 2017 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #1423053☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I can’t prove you wrong on the CR, but just take copy paper and store brand paper towels (I use Costco’s Kirkland Signature) and see which absorbs a spill better.December 9, 2017 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #1423056BaltimoreMavenParticipant
Why does it seem that “Lightbright” has way too much time on her hands? She seems to start seemingly inane discussions about random topics. Perhaps reading some hashkofa would be a better use of her time?December 9, 2017 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1423060
Yes, you’re totally right chochom!
Forgive me please… clearly I wasn’t clear enough… my comparison of generic paper towels being like paper compared to brand name ones, such as Bounty and Brawny, was an exaggeration.December 9, 2017 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1423061👑RebYidd23Participant
Why does it seem like Baltimore Maven is posting rude things about other posters?December 9, 2017 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1423062
How to prove me wrong?
Please name a generic brand of paper towels that is comparably absorbent to a brand name.
I’ve lived over 30 years in this world and haven’t found a generic and less expensive paper towel (store brand, etc) that does an excellent job at absorbing liquids, and holding up its form.December 9, 2017 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1423063
Am I the only one who’d appreciate saving money (with the intention of saving time) by purchasing a non-brand name paper towel?December 10, 2017 7:52 am at 7:52 am #1423069DovidBTParticipant
Am I the only one who’d appreciate saving money (with the intention of saving time) by purchasing a non-brand name paper towel?
Buy a roll or two of a name-brand and a generic brand, and do a comparison test. I did that a long time ago, and decided to stick with a name-brand; it absorbs more water and lasts longer.December 10, 2017 7:52 am at 7:52 am #1423070
DY… Are Kirkland paper towels absorbent? Are you satisfied with their absorbency level?
Thanks… I have to check if my Costco carries them. My options thus far have been Bounty or Brawny… if this Costco doesn’t have them, then maybe the one south does…
Thanks!December 10, 2017 7:53 am at 7:53 am #1423075JosephParticipant
Costco’s Kirkland brand is comparable in quality to brand names.December 10, 2017 7:53 am at 7:53 am #1423077
Thank you RY <3December 10, 2017 8:00 am at 8:00 am #1423068DovidBTParticipant
Perhaps reading some hashkofa would be a better use of her time?
Or Daf Yomi. E.g., does incense have physical sanctity or monetary sanctity? (see Shevuos 11)December 10, 2017 8:29 am at 8:29 am #1423164
Thank you Joseph ☺👍👍December 10, 2017 8:54 am at 8:54 am #1423167from Long IslandParticipant
According to Consumer Reports (my go to for product comparision & value), BOUNTY is, by far, a superior towel in terms of absorbancy – (not) tearing and re-usibility.December 10, 2017 9:46 am at 9:46 am #1423181☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Bounty is better than Kirkland, but more expensive. If you often clean up large spills and use several paper towels at a time, you might end up saving money with the Bounty. If you most often use one at a time, you might be better off with the Kirkland.
Kirkland is also better than Sparkle, so you really can’t lump all name brand towels into one category.December 10, 2017 9:54 am at 9:54 am #1423202Avram in MDParticipant
I second Kirkland Signature (Costco) as good quality non “name” brand paper towels.
Calm down, this is the CoffeeRoom.December 10, 2017 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1423539
Thank you everyone! So yays… posting here helped me acknowledge my resentment towards a paper towel brand that I didn’t realize didn’t individually wrap it’s paper towels when purchased in bulk.
I’m going to return them to buy Bounty.
Bounty really is awesome, and buying more expensive paper towels wins out economically if used for absorbing liquids.December 10, 2017 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #1423559
Btw, the other week, I read an article in the Business Insider that really resonated with me…
The article was about how millennials don’t buy or use napkins like our previous generations.
Instead, we use paper towels…. it’s so true!
Not like I know so many people, but it’s like napkins are now reserved for Shabbos, and maybe children.
I also use paper towels instead of plates… ☺December 10, 2017 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #1423675WinnieThePoohParticipant
By us, paper towels are expensive, and not very absorbent at all. Long ago, I would bring back American paper towels in whatever spare corners my luggage had. Now, I manage with the local product- but for spills and cleaning, I use these colored rags- they can be washed in the machine and reused. Don’t tear and are very absorbent, even better than Bounty. Do they sell such things in the US?December 10, 2017 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #1423906
WinnieThePooh… Yes, I think so. I have this green square that is crunchy stiff when dry, but turns all soft and smooth once I wipe up a wet mess. It can be washed in the machine.
It’s like a kitchen version of the Sham-Wow.
Oh! Wait… maybe you’re talking about a rag that’s more towel-like? I think I know what you’re talking about, but the one that I’m picturing is white with maybe a netted side too.
I’m not totally sure what rag you’re talking about, but America is full of dependable shmatties, so we must have it too 🙂December 10, 2017 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1423980FreddyfishParticipant
Everything besides cheerios is just as good in an off brand versionDecember 11, 2017 2:43 am at 2:43 am #1424031JosephParticipant
Off brand rice crispies is good but not necessarily corn flakes.December 11, 2017 2:54 am at 2:54 am #1424053WinnieThePoohParticipant
LB, the cloths I use are not towel-like, they are regular cloth, slightly thicker than normal paper towels, soft on both sides even when dry, about as big as a napkin opened up. They’re sold as a whole bunch in a package, in pink, light blue, yellow, orange, white. Makes cleaning more interesting- what color do I get to use to clean the toilet? Then we also have sponga rags, the towel-thick rags that we use to wash the floors. They’re also great for soaking up spills on the floor, or as a parking spot next to the door for muddy/wet boots.
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