7 Handy Paper Towel Rules You Might Not Know

paper towelsWhen you walk in the paper products aisle of your local grocery store, take note of the paper towel products. You’ll find so many different brands claiming to be the most absorbent, the strongest, or the product that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. We use paper towels for all sorts of things from cleaning to preparing food to absorbing spills and wiping away messes. But paper towels aren’t always the best tools for the job.

Here are some handy dos and don’ts to keep in mind the next time you reach for a paper towel!

DO wash and dry produce with paper towels – Before you peel or slice any fruits or veggies of yours, you’ll want to make sure that they are clean and free of any pesticide residue that might still be on the skin. Paper towels are perfect for the job and help keep dirt and bacteria from transferring from the knife to the produce.

DON’T use paper towels on your furniture, glasses, or screens – Paper towels can scratch television screens, camera lenses, furniture, and your glasses because these “towels” have a rough surface. Clean these delicate surfaces with a clean microfiber cloth or other soft cloth instead.

DO steam food in paper towels – Need to steam cook some food in your microwave? A wet paper towel works just fine! It’s an easy way to create healthy meals and snacks without the hassle.

DO use paper towels to fight germs – Use paper towels to cover public bathroom door handles before turning them in order to reduce exposure to germs. This is an especially good strategy to have during the cold and flu season.

DO use paper towels to prep the grill – Next time you put something on the grill, make a tight pad from two-folded paper towels, add some vegetable oil, and use tongs to drag it across your grill just before cooking. This helps prevent any food you put on the grill from sticking!

DON’T clean your windows with paper towels – They can leave lint behind. Use a squeegee to help you wash your windows instead.

DO clean your wiper blades with paper towels – Your wiper blades need to be wiped down once in a while. Clean the rubber edge of your wiper blades with a paper towel dampened with glass cleaner or water and a bit of dish detergent. This will help extend the life of your wipers.

Want to ditch the paper towels in favor of durable, long-lasting, and soft cleaning products? Check out the great products available at US Wiping! From microfiber cloths to terry towels and everything in between, we’ve got it all. Just call us at 1-800-279-2051 or visit us online at www.uswiping.com!

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