If we could give you one piece of life advice, it would be this: don’t settle for a traditional kitchen towel!
The better (dare we say, best) choice? Reusable paper towels! While people often assume a reusable paper towel is the same thing as a kitchen or dish towel, that could not be farther from the truth! In fact, they solve a lot of annoyances kitchen towels are notorious for.
Here are the top 3 reasons you should upgrade your dish or kitchen towel to a reusable paper towel:
1- Kitchen towels are chock full of dangerous bacteria
Have you ever pressed your nose up to a kitchen towel, and taken a big whiff? If you have, then you’ll know just how unpleasant that odour can be. That’s the scent of bacteria growth. Because kitchen towels take so long to dry, and are often used to clean multiple surfaces, they grab on to bacteria like it’s in the 50% off bin. In a study on kitchen towel cleanliness, 37% of all towels were found to be contaminated with e. Coli, among other dangerous bacteria.
Meanwhile, reusable paper towels don't get that stinky mildew smell because of how quickly they dry! Each set of Papaya paper towels comes with a hanging hook for easy, quick-drying storage. So unlike kitchen towels which gather bacteria when they’re left damp for hours, you don’t have to worry about that when you make the switch.
Win for you, loss for pesky bacteria.
2 - Not all kitchen towels are as eco-friendly as you think!
While people typically think kitchen towels are the most eco-friendly alternative to standard paper towel rolls, that’s not always the case.
In fact, because most kitchen towels aren’t made of biodegradable materials, they end up in the trash at the end of their life cycle. Meanwhile, reusable paper towels are 100% compostable! So after their months of use (just one sheet replaces 17 rolls of paper towel) they can go directly into your compost bin. Plus, as our reusable paper towels decompose, they release nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus into the soil, which help plants grow!
Speaking of plants, check out this cuuuute floral paper towel, designed by Ramzi Masri.
3 - Kitchen towels actually suck at doing the one thing they’re supposed to do: clean!
You know that feeling when you have a huge spill you need to wipe up, you reach for your kitchen towel and… it does literally nothing? Yeah, that’s because kitchen towels aren’t great at absorbing liquids!
Rather than giving up and resorting to an entire roll of paper towel to clean up just one spill, reach for a reusable paper towel instead! While they may look small, Papaya paper towels are ultra-absorbent! One sheet can absorb 20x its weight in liquids, meaning you don’t have to feel guilty for resorting to wasteful paper towel rolls when your kitchen towels do nothing. Hallelujah!
Wanna learn more about this superstar kitchen towel upgrade? Check out our FAQ page. And go find your fave design now! Goodbye icky kitchen towels, helloooo cute and versatile reusable paper towels.