Growing up, we were a dishcloth family. I remember the kitchen sink often filled with bleach water and dishcloths.
Once I got out on my own, I favored spraying down the counters with cleaner (lately Honest Co. cleaner) and wiping them with paper towels. There are only a few household products that I am SUPER brand loyal to and Bounty paper towel is one of them. My mom only ever bought Bounty and when I moved out I tried a few other bands and frankly, they all paled in comparison.
So now Bounty is all I buy. I love the Select-A-Size with a passion. Plus Bounty is durable and a little bit goes a long way.
So when Bounty contacted me to try their new Duratowel, I happily said yes. DuraTowel is by far the thickest paper towel I have ever used. It’s crazy! What’s even cooler is that it is the only paper towel clinically proven to leave surfaces 3X cleaner than a used dishcloth.
The only downside is that it does not come in select-a-size. (Personally, I don’t see why all paper towel isn’t select a size. It reduces so much waste.)
Bounty sent me a dishcloth to use for three days in my kitchen. I then had to send it back to them and they tested it for bacteria. This was gross to me because I KNEW that dishcloth was going to be nasty. A clean kitchen has an ATP score of between 150-300. (Adenosine triphosphate or ATP is a molecule present in all animal, vegetable, bacterial, yeast and mold cells.)
Are you ready for what my score was?
Y’all. Y’ALL! That is SOOOOO nasty. And it wasn’t even like I wiped up a spot where meat had been sitting or something.
I think I will stick to using my Bounty in the kitchen. The DuraTowel is a bit more expensive than regular Bounty paper towel, but it is so thick that you don’t use quite as much. (Unless you are my kids who want to use paper towels for everything.)
Definitely look for Bounty DuraTowel next time you are at the store. Recently I was at Target and they were offering a free DuraTowel roll with any bulk Bounty purchase. I saw a similar offer at Kroger too, so keep your eyes peeled!
Do you use paper towel or dishcloths in your kitchen?
Disclosure: This is the third post in a series sponsored by P&G. My love affair with Bounty goes back to my childhood. 🙂