Usually it's used for evil like herpes medicine commercials that give the impression the product will not only boost your dating life, but enable you to live close to the beach and have a perfect teeth. Then there is Bounty.
Bounty claims to have made a paper towel that you can rinse and re-use. I didn't pay it any notice until I got an email asking me to review the product. I have a mess or two in my home, why not?
It was just a spot of A-1 on the floor. I ripped off one sheet and swiped it up. It seemed a shame to throw the towel out after one measly job. I rinsed the towel and gave it a squeeze. I looked around for something to scrub.
Then I toweled down the entire kitchen floor. Six rinses.
The greasy oven hood. Two rinses
The muddy bathroom. Four rinses.
I was delighted when my husband yelled from the bedroom for a rag, the baby had thrown up on his work shirt. Two rinses.
My baby's arm, also afflicted with puke. Okay, in hindsight I probably shouldn't have used the same rag on her but I was on a roll. One rinse.
I was tackling caked-on food under the Pixie's chair in the dining area when dinner began to burn. I'd used the same towel over 20 times. I'm posting the picture of me and the rag after the grand cleaning. It did suffer one tragic tear through the middle but I was still impressed.
Don't you love when false advertising actually understates a products usefulness? And don't talk to me about not using disposable products. These things are totally worth cutting down a few hundred thousand acres of prime tropical rain forest. I'll never have to have wet rags sitting around mildewing in the laundry bin again. The smell of rot may actually be confined to the diaper bin as opposed to my entire house!
Bounty is running a contest called the One Sheet Challenge. You are supposed to tell how you put one sheet of their paper towel to the test. The grand prize is a deluxe kitchen make-over which I won't qualify for since I rent, but maybe if you guys are really nice to me I'll give it to one of you if I win. And everyone gets a Lexus when I'm a billionaire. And I have plans to end world hunger at noon on Friday. Who am I kidding? They'll give the prize to someone who used one sheet to clean up New Orleans. Stinking humanitarians.