When outside of the kitchen, he enjoys woodworking, photography, videography and figuring out how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. After considering the content that is already available, we were able to design tests that yielded new quantitative data to measure just how strong and durable these products are. One day it came to pass that there were so many clean rags in the cupboard that the door would not close. I am just deciding between Sams and Costco for this coming year. It might be close, but I would need data.
I think I have had a roll for about a year. It picked up stains as efficiently and left windows just as clean as both of our best picks. Kevin: The cheaper brands I tested were absolutely terrible. Again, Brawny and Bounty distanced themselves from the competition, withstanding 13 and 12 swipes, respectively. Typically, we buy the brand Bounty for our paper towel selection. I then counted the number of scrubs before the paper towel tore. Spring cleaning and picnic season are just around the corner! As a single widowed parent of two young children, he strives to bring unique savings tips to men and women like him who must face life without their spouses.
They are good at wrapping around cold glasses in the summer preventing the dripping. Costwise, two dishtowels and about 4 rags per week do not add appreciably to laundry cost. Here are Consumer Reports' 18 ratings of paper towels, including their scores and price per 100 square feet. My test results showed Scott to be more than twice as hardy as the next-best brand, Viva. In our tests around the house, Viva — which uses a mix of paper from responsibly managed sources — was a much closer rival to Bounty and Brawny than the other products. Len, I love your web site. These top three towels, Viva in particular, have more texture than the others, with grooves and divots, making it easier for them to pick up dirt, grime, and grease from surfaces.
Each of the six brands that we analyzed listed the total square footage on the packaging. Honorable mention: Viva — Vantage If there is a second tier in the paper towel market, is in it. With cloth towels, once they have come into contact with chicken scraps, chemical-based cleaner, or even the hands of someone with a cold, they act as a vehicle to spread germs. According to Consumer Reports 2009 , Brawny was the most absorbent of all of the 21 brands that they tested. The Results It turns out that no single brand excelled in all three categories. After folding the sheet over the bacon to blot the grease, we checked out the absorbency. While some folks may prefer other cleanup methods, disposable paper towels come in handy for so many uses in the kitchen and throughout the house.
Using this sheets-per-ounce data, we were able to calculate the cost per ounce of liquid absorption for each paper towel. Hopefully you learned a few things from this little experiment. Stone Problem Nobody likes to get to the end of their popcorn bowl only to have most of the popcorn not popped. Progress Report Scaffold Which brand of paper towel is most absorbent? Viva offers size options as many of the other brands do, but if you want a soft paper towel with the feel of cloth, these should be your top pick. The 2-ply Thirst Pockets soak up even your big spills. The single-ply products — and — were the most expensive in terms of cost per ounce of liquid absorption. But how do these paper towels hold up in terms of performance? You must make sure that each sheet is folded in exactly the same way for the experiment to be constant and correct.
As we removed the folded sheets from the counter, there was clearly grease where the sheets of Scott and White Cloud had been. Cover top of planter pots with one of each wet towel and wrap rubber band around the top of the pot, over the paper towel. Any of these paper towel brands will do just fine for home use, but if you want something that is more absorbent, definitely go with the Boulder Ultra. Bounty also tied Brawny in the volume absorbency test, needing just two and a half sheets to pick up two ounces of water. We poured the two ounces onto a wide plate and used a consistent motion for each brand to drag quartered sheets until the plate was completely dry to the touch.
Close runners-up were Bounty and Viva, each with 0. Hypothesis: If we add weight to each piece of wet paper towel, then I think Bounty will hold the most weight. Also, resin is added to the process to give the paper towel strength Union. It absorbed half the water of our favorite brands and held less than half the weight. Also, the ability to choose your size and pattern make this one a favorite. Scott Choose-A-Sheet Mega Roll paper towels are also available in a number of different package sizes to accommodate those with small storage spaces and those who need to buy the bigger packs. She used the same concept I will be using in my experiment by using water to test absorbency and measuring the amount of water left after each test.
Experiment: Controls: Same amount of water for each paper towel; same size paper towel used; the same surface used in each attempt; process to determine the amount of water left; the water will be left on the paper towel for the same amount of time; test all three brands on the same day and time of day. Sometimes if you make a fragile purchase at a house sale the seller will give you bath towels if you ask, to wrap the item, reducing costs again. Keep one roll of paper towels in the house in case a guest has some burning desire for paper towels. They found that Brawny held 2 ½ ounces more per square foot on average than the other brands tested. Some brands use paper that comes from responsible sources, like ; some are made from recycled paper, like ; and others even come unbleached, which allows them to be composted.
We understand the ecological and environmental impact of disposable paper products. Plot all of your results onto a simple bar graph like the one below; you can do this on a computer or you can use graph paper and pencils. This, as we know, is not very - there are no figures, no proof and little truth. Her hypothesis was that Bounty would be the most absorbent but after her experiment reported. The faster the water moves through the towel, the more absorbent the towel. In the end, Brawny pulled ahead on the merits of its higher absorbency combined with lower price, making it not only the best towel for the job but also the best value.