Everyone uses paper towels. Quite frankly I don’t know what we would do without them. Oh that soft feel we experience while wiping away after a wash. Exquisite right? Of all the towel types known we have an unsung hero in the paper towel. Yes that absorbent towel that’s made of cloth, you normally dispose of after using it to wipe your hands washing after washing them.
Their production: Paper towels, much like other tissue papers are nowadays made from recycled pulp. This is extracted from the waste paper products. Use of virgin pulp to produce tissue papers has been scaled down to help scale down on deforestation rates.Paper towels are most commonly used to wipe up spills and after a wash. While all this is well and truly putting them to good use and playing a part towards better sanitation at home, a few other, pretty amazing uses for these towels exist. Check out these few examples.
Wiping silk from Corn: This task need not be a pain anymore. Well not after learning this trick. A small paper towel is all you need. Wiping it over the surface of the corn is all it takes to have your corn ready for a boil.
Keeping vegetables fresh: When refrigerated, green produce will normally wilt in the fridge. The act of adding a moist paper to the bag you keep them is a sure way of keeping them fresher for longer. The paper towel retains moisture and maintains humidity at a level suitable to the greens, without them rotting due to dampness.
A substitute, albeit temporary Coffee Filter: Yes! This much is true, a paper towel will able to work in place of your normal coffee filter should it go missing yet you’re in need of that daily morning fix. Next time you are in such a jam. Fear not.
Clean you’re can opener as well: No matter how infrequently you use you’re can opener, with time some weird gunk will collect on the cutting wheels. This is not something you want in your food. As such, by simply opening the paper towel, close the wheel on the edge of the paper towel, then close the handles and turn the crank and watch the towel clean of the gunk as the wheel cuts through.