Review and Comparison of Popular Toilet Paper Brands
Choosing the right toilet paper isn't always easy. You don't really know if a toilet paper will be effective or tolerable until you try it.
Don't you hate it when you use the "facilities" and you're just certain the toilet paper is recycled sand paper or army surplus?
In this review, we will compare 3 different brands to determine which one is the best choice to purchase. We might not be able to change what we have to use when we are away from home, but we can definitely make sure we have picked our own favorite, and most comfortable, paper for home.
Toilet Paper Brand Cost Comparison
All Packages Contain 12 Double/Big Rolls
We will start with the cost comparison because, for most of us, that is extremely important in today's economy. Plus, you need to compare packages by square footage, cost per square footage, and not just the sticker price.
The winner of the Cost Comparison, Quilted NORTHERN would appear to barely squeak by with a $.60 savings per package. However, once you compare square footage, you see that it is actually a much greater value for your money than the cost would indicate.
Not only is Quilted Northern the lowest price for a 12 double roll package, it also has the most sq. ft. per package, which would actually increase the overall savings. (approximately .15½ per sq.ft. compared to nearly .18 per sq. ft.)
If you also consider whether the toilet tissue is 1 ply or 2 ply, which could mean you would have to double the sheets to equally evaluate them, then you find Quilted Northern has a substantially greater lead financially over the others.
They appear close in price, but all things considered, they really are not all that close.
Quilted Northern ~ 300 2 ply sheets/Roll ~ 450 sq. ft. ~ $6.99
Charmin Tissue ~ 200 2 ply sheets/Roll ~ 284.6 sq. ft. ~ $7.59
Cottonelle Tissue ~ 308 1 ply sheets/Roll ~ 430.8 sq. ft. ~ $7.69
Prices may vary in your area
The Toilet Paper Touch Test
Absorbency AnalogyFor the absorbency analysis we poured 1/2 teaspoon of water on 5 squares of each of our contestants.
Additional Note: When we lifted the wet toilet tissue, the counter under the Cottonelle was wet. The counter under the Northern was damp. The counter under the Charmin was totally dry.
Our RecommendationsIf money isn't an issue and your want the best, splurge on: CHARMIN
If money is a consideration, a good choice would be: Quilted NORTHERN
If you want your guests to leave early, or if you own a gas station, then buy: COTTONELLE
(We do love their puppy!)
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