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Truth in advertising...hmmm...
on June 10, 2009
This purchase is the result of my search for paper towels that could be delivered to my home at a decent price. I HATE to fight weekly with bulky items in the supermarket parking lot, especially when the weather is not cooperating...I have been using Bounty for a long time now, but internet pricing for this brand is radiculously high. So, since I have been a fan of Scott toilet paper for ions, I ventured to try Scott Naturals Paper Towels, under the Subscribe and Save program. Here are my thoughts:
For the same quantity of paper, I paid about 10% more for this product delivered to my door step, then I would have paid for Bounty in store on sale, with taxes. Perfectly acceptable, given the convenience. I felt though, that the advertising suggested more paper content and so, I was bit dissapointed. More comments on sizing still to come...
2) Convenience of use:
The sheets tear off easily from the roll. No extra effort required (they beat Bounty here). Here is where I see a bit of a problem: the roll is advertised as MEGA Roll Choose-A-Size with 102 sheets. Well, in terms of paper content, it is actually the same (or slightly smaller) size then a regular Bounty roll. The individual sheets are about 60% the length of a regular Bounty sheet. Which is fine, if you need one sheet to wipe your hands down, or cook in a microwave. Perfect size (I used to have to tear my Bounty's in half)! But, if you need to do some serious cleaning, one sheet is too small, two sheets are too large. A bit inconvenient. I also felt the MEGA roll advertising to be misleading...I took a full star off because of that.
The Scott Naturals are minimum 60% recycled fiber (different from the 80% recycled content promissed on the web site). Still, makes one feel better one is not completely killing Mother Earth with every spill clean up...They are rougher then Bounty; if you use paper towels to blow your nose, this maybe an issue (since I do not, it makes no difference to me). During my rather unscientific testing, I discovered Scott Naturals to be slightly less absorbent then Bounty, though not so much as to disqualify them from what is my normal everyday use. When used in a macrowave, they did not stick to food, being equal to Bounty in that respect. When used with Windex to clean glass, they did NOT leave the white lint behind.
Overall, I am pleased to have achieved my number one goal: get decent towels delivered to my door step at a good price. Though I feel annoyed at the misleading MEGA roll name being used, the paper towel's quality falls withing my tolerance. Still, if Bounty product ever becomes sanely priced on the internet, I plan to switch back.