ShamWow vs. Paper Towels vs. Terry Towels
Surely, you have seen the ShamWow commercials on TV. At only $19.95 + shipping and handling, you can get several ShamWows so you'll never have to worry about misplacement. It also claims to hold 12x its weight of liquid. Many people are skeptical of whether spending $19.95 will really get the job done easier than a roll of paper towels, which costs less than $1 -- or even cotton towels, which you can often get for $1-3 for a pack that can last you a long time.
The hype with the ShamWow is justifiable, as it is said that these ShamWows are made of a blend of rayon and polypropylene, which makes it super absorbent, but lightweight. Cotton is known for being very absorbent, that is why towels and other cleaning cloths have a high or complete cotton content. Paper towels are cheap, disposable, and get the job done. But which fares better in the long run in terms of saving money and effectiveness?
Among these choices, which is the most absorbent: ShamWow towels, ordinary paper towels or terry (cotton) towels?
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