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Kirkland Signature Premium Big Roll (Costco)
 
Approximate retail price:
$219.90
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Summary: This Kirkland Signature paper towel was very good in overall performance, and has
  • 12 rolls per package
  • 80 sheets per roll
  • 85 sq ft per roll
  • 2 ply
  • 11x14 sheet size
  • $1.47 per 100 sq ft
Absorbency performance was excellent.
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About - Kirkland Signature Premium Big Roll (Costco)

The Kirkland Signature Premium Big Roll (Costco) is part of the paper towel test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, paper towel models like the Premium Big Roll (Costco) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Absorbency:
Absorbency is based on how much water a 5-inch square piece of towel could hold.

Scrubbing:
Scrubbing is based on the number of times a towel could be rubbed along a rough surface before the sheet tore.

Wet strength:
Wet strength is based on how much force it took for a steel ball to burst through a wet sheet of paper towel.
User Reviews - Kirkland Signature Premium Big Roll (Costco)
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5.0
Full sheet paper towels
7/26/2014
Pros
Cons
Terrible
Best Uses
Comment:
Been a costco member for a long time.<br />Bring back the full sheet paper towel.<br />Select a sheet is wasteful.<br />Will start buying another brand, until I find one that is close to the Kirkland full size sheet paper towel.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Made A Great Thing Worse...
6/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Pick-a-size
Best Uses
Comment:
I have to agree with GI from San Diego. Costco made a perfect paper towel: perfect size (11 x 14) and perfect weight (2-ply). <br /><br />And then - for whatever reason - they decided to change it. The Pick-a-Size is useless to me. One of the reasons: I like to use their paper towels as a napkin by folding it in half. If you try to do this with the perforation, the paper towel simply tears in half, leaving you with two tiny pieces of towel and no real napkin.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
New Pick A Size is terrible!!
6/14/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Costco Paper Towels have been the best for years. Then they cut the roll size down from 88 to 80 towels per roll. Ok, guess can live with that since the quality remained. <br /><br />Now they went and made them this stupid Pick-a-Size where they rip off in much smaller sheets. You can't use them for cleaning or wiping as they tear at the perforations. There is a good reason why all other towels haven't done this....it doesn't work. Terrible change and won't be buying again! Costco are you listening?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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