The 5 Best Paper Towels

By Andrea Cannon on 12 January 2017 0 comments

There’s nothing worse than trying to clean up a spill only to have the paper towel shred and disintegrate on the spot. That’s why we’ve found some of the best paper towels on the market, so you can count on it to clean up even your worst spills.

What Is a Paper Towel?

Paper towels are absorbent disposable towels that can be used to clean up everyday messes. They can also be used to dry your hands, dust, and wipe away streaks. Paper towels are loosely woven, so they can better absorb liquid.

When shopping for paper towels, you want something that’s absorbent, strong when wet, and gentle enough not to scratch surfaces. Some paper towels also have scrubbing abilities, which are perfect for jobs like cleaning your sinks.

Top 5 Paper Towels

Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels

An Amazon best-seller, the Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels hold up well, so they won’t shred when you use them. They absorb liquid quickly and won’t fall apart. They are thick, strong when wet, and won’t leave lint behind. They also have good scrubbing strength for your toughest jobs. The select-a-size sheets allow you to choose the perfect size for every mess, so you don’t waste unused paper towel (and money).

Each roll is equivalent to 2.5 regular rolls, so you’ll get more for your money. Good Housekeeping said this is the strongest paper towel available. They are also recommended by Consumer Reports and The Sweethome, and have outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,100 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $28.99 on Amazon

Brawny Pick-a-Size Paper Towels

An Amazon best-seller, the Brawny Pick-a-Size Paper Towels are absorbent, strong when wet, and can quickly pick up spills. The strong, absorbent, hefty sheets are very thick and leave very little lint behind. They have scrubbing power and can work on even your toughest jobs. The two-ply paper towels have 117 pick-a-size sheets per roll. The pick-a-size sheets allow you to choose the perfect size for every mess, so you don’t waste unused paper towel (and money).

These are an Amazon’s Choice product and Good Housekeeping’s favorite budget buy. They are also recommended by Consumer Reports and have outstanding online reviews, including more than 3,200 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $29.99 on Amazon

VIVA Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels

The VIVA Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels are ultrasoft, smooth, and gentle, so they won’t scratch delicate surfaces. They have cloth-like strength and durability, so they can clean like cloth. The sturdy paper towels absorb liquid quickly and hold it in. They are strong when dry and stay tough when wet, so they are durable enough to tackle tough messes. They are also very thick and strong, so they can resist ripping and tearing. The lint-free towels tend to stick together and stick to the roll, so when you tear one sheet off, the rest will stick together (and you won’t leave a second trailing paper towel behind).

The pick-a-size sheets allow you to choose the perfect size for every mess, so you don’t waste unused paper towel (and money). Each paper towel roll has 88 individually perforated sheets, which is more sheets than the leading brands’ big rolls. These are Good Housekeeping’s top pick and are recommended by Consumer Reports and The Sweethome. They have outstanding online reviews, including more than 800 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $25.98 on Amazon

Sparkle Paper Towels

The Sparkle Paper Towels are absorbent and durable enough for your everyday messes. The two-ply paper towels have thirst pockets to absorb messes. The pick-a-size sheets allow you to choose the perfect size for every mess, so you don’t waste unused paper towel (and money). Each giant roll equals 1.5 regular rolls, with 107 sheets per roll, so you get more for your money. They have outstanding online reviews, including nearly 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $25.99 on Amazon

Scott Towels Mega Roll Choose-a-Size

The Scott Towels Mega Roll Choose-a-Size paper towels are ideal if you’re looking for thinner paper towels. They are streak-free, super absorbent, and durable. The one-ply paper towels have unique ridges, which quickly absorb messes and spills. The perforated paper towels offer 102 choose-a-size sheets, which allow you to choose the perfect size for every mess, so you don’t waste unused paper towel (and money). Each mega roll is equivalent to 1.5 regular rolls, so you get more for your money. They have outstanding reviews online and are a great bargain option.

Currently $30.99 on Amazon

And those are our recommendations for the best paper towels. As always, be sure to check Wise Bread's Buying Calendar to learn when and how to buy just about anything!

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kris g

The BJ's brand select a size has been my favorite, even better than name brands, for less cost.