AmazonBasics Modern Standard Toilet Paper Holder

Last updated date: March 27, 2020

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In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics Modern Standard Toilet Paper Holder placed 11th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 2, 2020:
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From The Manufacturer

AmazonBasics bathroom toilet paper holders are made from durable zinc-alloy and hand finished to ensure a uniform look amongst all styles and hardware sets. Backed with a 1-Year warranty. AmazonBasics bathroom toilet paper holders are ideal for redesigning any bathroom vanity, wall or shower. An Amazon Brand.

Overall Product Rankings

2. Moen Contemporary Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
3. Simple Houseware Paper Roll Storage Holder Stand
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 8
4. KES Bathroom Lavatory Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
5. YIGII Self Adhesive Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
6. APLusee Phone Shelf Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
7. HITSLAM 3M Adhesive Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
8. TomCare Raised Feet Portable Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
9. SunnyPoint Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
10. KES Self Adhesive Rust Proof Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
11. AmazonBasics Modern Standard Toilet Paper Holder
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Toilet Paper Holders

When you think of toilet paper holders, you probably immediately visualize those spring-loaded, wall-mounted roll holders that were standard in every bathroom for many years. But toilet paper holders have come a long way in recent years. You no longer have to use two hands to replace an empty roll. Instead, you can slide it on with one hand or, better yet, have a standalone design that holds extra rolls.

Before you shop, though, it’s important to narrow down your preferences. You no longer have to mount your roll holder to the wall but note that if you go with a tower-based stand model, it will take up floor space. The best thing about toilet paper stands is that you can slide spare rolls into the storage area at the bottom, ensuring you’ll always have a roll within reach.

Whichever route you choose, look at the process of changing rolls. The part that holds the current roll you’re using may have a spindle that lets you slide the roll off and on, using only one hand. But make sure if you opt for this type, you choose one that will hold the roll on, then easily release it when you’re ready to make a change.

DWYM Fun Fact

Toilet paper hasn’t been around forever. In fact, it’s only been available in packaged form since 1857. Prior to that, people used items like rags, sticks, sand and animal furs for wiping. Joseph Gayetty introduced the concept of toilet paper to the U.S., initially for use by those who had hemorrhoids. His toilet paper was packaged in sheets of 500, each branded with his name. It wasn’t until 1867 that toilet paper took off in a mainstream way, though, when brothers Thomas, Edward and Clarence Scott successfully introduced their own toilet paper. By 1925, Scott Paper had become the leading toilet paper company worldwide.

The Toilet Paper Holder Buying Guide

  • Toilet paper rolls seem to get larger each year. If you have an older holder, you may have notice it wasn’t built for a roll that’s double, triple or quadruple the size toilet paper rolls used to be. For that reason, check the clearance on a wall-mounted version or the circumference of the holder on one that rests on the floor.
  • For tower-based stands, you should also pay attention to capacity. Some can hold two extra rolls comfortably, while others can squeeze in at least three. The more extra rolls it will hold, the less often you have to refill it.
  • Sturdiness is another consideration, particularly with stands. Some can be top heavy when no spare toilet paper rolls are inside. That means it may easily topple over. Look for one with a sturdy enough base to keep that from happening.
  • If you opt for a wall-mounted toilet paper holder, note the installation process. Some stick on, while others require hardware to hold them to the wall. Make sure your chosen model works with your wall type. You should also ensure you’ll get all the hardware you need to install your new holder, as well as that you have the tools necessary to do the work.