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The best paper towel to buy in Australia: CHOICE puts 27 different products to the test

The $5 paper towel voted BEST in Australia by experts – and the ‘sustainable’ $19.50 roll experts rated just 48%

  • Australian consumer brand CHOICE has reviewed 27 different paper towels 
  • The products were tested based on four different factors – including strength  
  • The top rated brand was Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel priced at $5 per packet

The experts from Australian consumer company CHOICE have tested and ranked 27 different paper towels to determine which one is the best.

Each product was tested based on four different factors – whether it tears easily at the perforation, if it’s strong and can resist puncturing, if it tears easily when wet and the absorption.

The product dubbed the best in the country, with a staggering 92 per cent expert rating, was the Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel priced at just $5.

Coming in second place with was the $4.30 Quilton Tuffy paper towel and ranked third was the Woolworths Strike 100 per cent Recycled paper towels.

After testing 27 different products, the experts from CHOICE have revealed the best paper towel in Australia 

The Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel was named the top-rated buy which outperformed all competitors (pictured)

The Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel was named the top-rated buy which outperformed all competitors (pictured) 

1. Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel – $5

The Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel was named the top-rated buy which outperformed all competitors.

The product received high ratings across the board with a 90 per cent absorption rate, 95 per cent wet tear strength score and an average ethical rating of C.

The paper towels can be reused 10 times more than a standard paper towel but unfortunately isn’t biodegradable.

Quilton Tuffy was crowned second best

Quilton Tuffy was crowned second best

2. Quilton Tuffy – $4.30

Quilton Tuffy was crowned second best with an overall score of 85 per cent, priced at $4.30. 

The wet tear strength score was the same as the Viva Rinse paper towel but the absorption rate dipped at 83 per cent.

The product received a lower separation score of just 61 per cent, meaning the paper towel isn’t the easiest to tear from the roll.

What are the best and worst rated paper towels? 

BEST RATED

1. Viva Rinse & Re-use Towel

2. Quilton Tuffy

3. Woolworths Strike 100% Recycled Paper Paper Towels

4. Coles Ultra

5. Coles Ultra Double Length

WORST RATED

1. How We Roll Co 100% Sustainable Bamboo Paper Towel

2. Oobamboo Bamboo Kitchen Towel

3. Handee Ultra Prints

4. Handee Ultra Double Length

5. Handee Ultra

Full list can be viewed here: CHOICE 

The Strike 100 per cent Recycled Paper Paper Towel from Woolworths placed third in CHOICE's review test (pictured)

The Strike 100 per cent Recycled Paper Paper Towel from Woolworths placed third in CHOICE’s review test (pictured) 

3. Woolworths Strike 100% Recycled Paper Paper Towel – $3.25

The Strike 100 per cent Recycled Paper Paper Towel from Woolworths placed third in CHOICE’s review test and received an overall rating of 80 per cent. 

The product ranked high in the absorption and separation tests but received low scores in the wet tear strength test and puncture test.

The buy was lucky to be ranked third, as in fourth place with just one per cent difference was the Coles Ultra paper towels. 

Last place:  How We Roll Co 100% Sustainable Bamboo Paper Towel – $19.50

Ranked in last place with an overall rating of just 48 per cent was the How We Roll Co 100% Sustainable Bamboo Paper Towel (pictured)

Ranked in last place with an overall rating of just 48 per cent was the How We Roll Co 100% Sustainable Bamboo Paper Towel (pictured) 

Ranked in last place with an overall rating of just 48 per cent was the How We Roll Co 100% Sustainable Bamboo Paper Towel, which retails for $19.50. 

The product received below average scores across the board with a 40 per cent absorption rating, 54 per cent wet tear strength score and 59 per cent puncture score. 

The highest score was 68 per cent for the separation test.

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