Great Value Paper Towels

Last updated date: August 28, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

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Overall Take

Great Value Paper Towels don’t leave any lint behind, so they are perfect for cleaning glass and windows. However, they aren't the most durable option. As a result, it's best to avoid using them to scrub hard-to-clean messes, such as those on a cast iron pan. In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Great Value Great Value Paper Towels placed 8th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Paper Towel for a detailed review of all the top paper towels.

Expert Summarized Score
8.1
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
901 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great Value paper towels were a viable contender and are a great option for any Walmart shopper looking to save a buck or two.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
We didn't see a lot of lint left behind however, making these a good choice for cleaning windows.
- Good Housekeeping
It actually works out to be the cheapest in terms of cost per ounce of liquid absorbed at $.013 per ounce — because a roll of it is larger and cheaper than most other brands.
- Your Best Digs
Each sheet on the long-lasting Great Value Paper Towel Double Rolls delivers the quality and performance you expect from Great Value paper towels.
- Best Gas Grill Reviews
What experts didn't like
In our one-wipe test, they were comparable with our top pick, but fell apart when we used them on the cast-iron skillet, leaving white residue all over.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
They were also not among the strongest sheets in our sample, meaning you may not hold up to tough wet cleaning tasks.
- Good Housekeeping
Scott and Great Value are thinner than the other brands and, therefore, absorbed less of the glass cleaner.
- Your Best Digs

From The Manufacturer

Great Value products provide families with affordable, high quality grocery and household consumable options. With our wide range of product categories spanning grocery and household consumables, we offer you a variety of products for your familys needs. Our products are conveniently available online and in Walmart stores nationwide, allowing you to stock up and save money at the same time.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Viva Paper Towels
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Bounty Paper Towels
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Sparkle Paper Towels
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
8. Great Value Paper Towels
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Paper Towels

Life can be messy sometimes, so it’s important to always be prepared with handy paper towels to help clean things up. Paper towels are disposable, so you can throw them away after each use. This makes cleaning up a breeze because there are no rags to wash after you’re done!

One of the most helpful places in the home to have a roll of paper towels available in is the kitchen. You never know what culinary explosion is waiting to happen in the microwave! Using a damp paper towel to wipe up food messes in the microwave can help you clean up quickly and effortlessly.

Similarly, using a paper towel on stovetop surfaces helps to keep them clean without adding any scratches to the top. Cooking results in lots of splatters and spills. If not cleaned up right away (which can be tough when the stove is hot), the food can harden and become stubborn to clean. That’s when it’s important to use a sturdy paper towel rather than a scratchy kitchen sponge to wipe the mess away.

The kitchen isn’t the only place where paper towels are useful. Paper towels, combined with your choice of cleaning product, can be used to clean bathroom counters, sinks, tubs and even toilets. Being able to throw the paper towels away after each use ensures a high level of sanitation.

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If you’ve got a lot of windows in your home, then you need paper towels to keep the smudges and fingerprints away. Paper towels can also help your mirrors to stay sparkling clean, ensuring you can always see your best self. Just be sure to use a paper towel that doesn’t leave any lint behind.

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During cold and flu season, it’s important to use paper towels throughout your home to disinfect high-touch objects, such as door handles, light switches, banisters and kitchen knobs. Just add a dab of your cleaning product to the paper towel to make sure you’re fighting the spread of germs.

DYWM Fun Fact

While cleaning is what paper towels are most often used for, they also have some other incredibly helpful uses around the home. Paper towels can be used to extend the life of your greens and fresh herbs. Add a damp paper towel to a bag with your greens and herbs, and the increased humidity will help your produce last longer.

If you’re going to freeze any extra bread, be sure to put a dry paper towel in the bag. This will help to wick away any extra moisture so when you thaw your bread, it won’t be left soggy. Instead, it will have the same texture as when it was fresh.

Paper towels can also be used to chill white wine in a hurry. If you’ve got company over and you forgot to put a bottle in the fridge, then a paper towel can help. Wrap the bottle with a wet paper towel, and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes. The paper towel will help to cool the bottle down faster.

The Paper Towel Buying Guide

  • One of the most important criteria for selecting paper towels is price. Since they are so frequently used throughout the home, it’s vital to find an affordable option that works with your budget. Be sure to consider how large the rolls are, as well as how many rolls you get inside each package when factoring the price.
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  • Sometimes, the mess you’re trying to clean up is huge, so you need to grab a couple of sheets of paper towel. Other times, you just need a small piece to wipe away a few splatters. That’s why it’s nice to have a choice of size in paper towels. Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels have a unique option where each sheet can be torn away into quarters, so you can use just a small square if you need to, without wasting an entire sheet. Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels come in sheets that are six inches wide, which is less than the size of a 10.4-inch regular sheet of paper towel. This gives you more flexibility in choosing your paper towel size. Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels come in narrower sheets as well, making it easier to just use a small piece when you need it.
  • For many eco-minded consumers, sustainability is an important factor to consider, especially when buying single-use products like paper towels. Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels are made with pulp sourced from sustainably managed forests. Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels are also made from material from responsibly managed forests. They also commit to ensuring a tree is regrown for every one they use, and they do not participate in deforesting practices.