Did you know that by wiping down your counter-tops with a reusable dishcloth, you could actually be spreading around germs and unwanted “ick” that’s trapped within it? It’s true – reusable dishcloths often harbor and redeposit millions of germs throughout the home, which can make spring cleaning efforts both counterproductive and even unhealthy.
With this in mind Bounty recently introduced DuraTowel, a new paper towel that offers the strength and resilience of a dishcloth, without all the stowaway germs and “ick” that come along with it. Because of its unique cloth-like embossed design, DuraTowl holds together even when wet and feels and acts just like a dishcloth. Now Spring Cleaners can have the ruggedness of a dishcloth, plus the added the cleanliness of a paper towel.
Though, this is not a new lesson. I’m guilty of ignoring it. I’ve been using reusable dishcloths and cleaning cloths for years. Habits are sometimes hard to break. So for the past week I ditched the reusable cloths and replaced them with a roll of Bounty DuraTowel.
My first impression when opening the roll, was how cloth like these really are. To quote my thirteen year old daughter “wow, these are really legit”.
Throughout the week we gave Bounty DuraTowel a real workout!
We used them on everyday spills, to clean the counter-tops, the cook-top after each meal, the dinning room table, the sink, and even our stainless steel appliances.
Then I put them to the test of Saturday morning cleaning. I wanted to see how many sheets it would take to replace my regular reusable cleaning cloth. I cleaned two glass end-tables, one packed entertainment center, a dog slobbered glass front door, a full length mirror, and the bathroom. I did all of that by only using three Bounty DuraCloth sheets!
The verdict? Bounty DuraTowels really kept their strength when wet. The only everyday job I felt could have been better was on our cook-top. Not enough friction to collect cooked on mess. The sheets really held up against the dog slobber, which is a plus in this house. It also did a great job at cleaning and trapping dust, and not just spreading it around, which was a big concern. I think I’m finally ready to ditch my reusable cleaning cloth. I have to agree with my teenage daughter Bounty DuraTowels turned out to be pretty darn “legit”.
Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked to give a favorable review. Opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.