Paper Towels

$1.69

Paper towels lead a brief and unglamorous life, absorbing spills, wiping away messes, and substituting for napkins and even tissues. Sponges are the most frequently used item for kitchen cleanup, but unless they’re kept scrupulously clean, they can become germy and smelly. Ditto dish towels. A fresh paper towel is a better choice. But you can’t use them for everything. Here are five “aha!” uses for those handy helpers and four things you shouldn’t use them for, even in a pinch.

Paper Towels

  • Wash and dry fruit and vegetables with paper towels before peeling to help keep dirt and bacteria from transferring from the knife to the produce.
  • Wrap food in wet paper towels to steam-cook in your microwave, creating healthy meals and snacks.
  • Cover bathroom door handles with a paper towel before turning them to reduce exposure to germs during cold and flu season.
  • Make a tight pad from two folded paper towels, add some vegetable oil, and use tongs to drag it across your grill’s grates just before cooking to prevent food from sticking.
  • Clean the rubber edge of your car’s wiper blades with a paper towel dampened with glass cleaner or water and a little dish detergent to extend the life of the wipers.
Weight .0625 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 12 in