Albuquerque, NM (AP) - Bounty Paper Towels, long purported to be The Quicker Picker Upper, has now been relegated to The Quick Picker Upper based on measured performances in recent testing by an independent laboratory.
Brawny, with its thirsty two-ply structure containing ?micro-beds? of absorbent pockets, became the new number two paper towel according to tests completed recently by Quality Measurements Inc. based in Albuquerque. ?The examinations were stringent, the results fair and consistent?Bounty is now number three,? stated Ian McDevlin, Director of Testing and Stuff at the largest lab of its type in the western world.
The number one paper towel remains the Kroger KitchenMaid, available only through Kroger Food stores located throughout the eastern United States and upper midwest. The KitchenMaid towel has been The Quickest Picker Upper since 1984.
One sheet of the Kroger flagship paper towel successfully absorbed 176 milliliters of water in the twenty seconds alloted for the exercise, according to McDevlin. Brawny topped out at 161 milliliters, while Bounty absorbed 156 ml.
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