Paper Towel dispensers are essential components of interior designing, and are used most commonly in restrooms and kitchens. Although it might seem like a simple task to choose a paper towel dispenser, it can prove to be otherwise. We are here to introduce you to ten best paper towel dispensers in 2018 and also provide some suggestions on what to look for when selecting a dispenser.
Now that you know what makes a good paper towel dispenser, we move on to the next section where we introduce you to two products that made it to our best pick and the budget pick.
Our Best Pick
The reason why this made it to our best pick among the others is because it offers the best features rendered by its high tech system. You can dispense the papers, precisely, one at a time, without even touching it, which ensures excellent hygiene, unrivaled ease of use and prevents waste of paper.
Our Budget Pick
Our budget pick dispenser makes it very easy for users to dispense the paper; all you need to do is to push the paddle. It also comes in a very compact design and a stylish color of the body which is also something we love about it.
Quick Comparison: Top 10 Best Paper Towel Dispensers
1. Georgia-Pacific 58470 SofPull Automatic Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser
This dispenser uses an advanced tech system that comes with settings that allows you to adjust time delay and sheet length to fit your needs.
It is also operated by a sensor that detects hand movement, freeing you from the risk of contamination since you do not have to touch the dispenser when using it. The build is very sleek and compact, which adds aesthetic value to the surroundings.
2. Georgia-Pacific Vista 54338 Black Hygienic Push Paddle Roll Paper Towel Dispenser
This dispenser comes with a push paddle that is simple and reliable since it allows you to dispense the exact amount of paper with a single push.
To avoid cross contamination you could also use the back of your hand for the pushing. You also do not have to worry about batteries or motors that could wear out since it employs a mechanical system.
3. Pacific Blue Ultra Automated Paper Towel Dispenser by Georgia-Pacific
This would be a great choice if you are looking for a heavy-duty product. It has a high capacity for holding the refill which cuts down on maintenance and refill frequency.
Not only that, this very elegantly designed dispenser comes with a hands-free motion sensor which provides maximum hygiene by allowing the user to dispense without having to touch the body of the dispenser.
4. Georgia-Pacific GP 56650/01 Translucent Smoke Combination
The reason why we have this product on the list is because it gives you great flexibility in how you can use this dispenser. With this one, you can choose between putting the papers in c-folds, which means you can pinch out multiple papers at a time or multi-fold, which means only one paper will come out at a time which might help you to prevent wastage.
It requires a key to open the refill holding space which might be a good thing if your dispenser is in a public restroom since to avoid papers being taken away but might be a little troublesome if you lose the key or if you want to install in a high place.
5. eBun Bamboo Paper Towel Dispenser
What makes this product stand out among the others is the material it is made up of: bamboo. Compared to the more common plastic or metallic ones, this has a very refreshing wooden look to it, moreover it will be a great option for you if you want something that is environment friendly.
Besides the raw material, it offers you portability: you can mount it on a wall or put it on the counter. It also allows you to choose from c-fold, multifold or inter-fold when mounted on the wall.
6. Georgia Pacific Professional 58205 Trial Kit
What we love about this product is its innovative center spinning dispensing system. Instead of the common horizontal rolling of the paper roll, this one rolls the paper vertically so that only one paper comes out at a time, which helps in avoiding wastage.
This product also has a low paper indicator that notifies you the need to refill which will save you from running out of paper. It also comes in three sizes and three different colors to choose from.
7. Georgia-Pacific 56620 Paper Towel Dispenser
If you have the desire for something sturdier than plastic and metallic, this is a product worth looking into. The front of the dispenser has a damage-resistant chrome finish to it, which we love and it combines two features that is rare to find together: hands-free operation and not requiring a power supply.
Although it sounds too good to be true, its inner engineering enables it to be used without being touched in a mechanical process that does not require electricity. It also has a high paper holding capacity which means you can use it in a heavy-duty area.
8. Kimberly-Clark Professional Sanitouch Hard Roll Paper Towel Dispenser
This product is similar to the one above, in the sense that it provides hands-free dispensing without the need of electricity. One reason this one would be preferable than the other one is that it uses rolls instead of folded papers so the paper is easier to use when it comes out.
Also, this comes in a smoke black color which is easier to match with your overall décor of the place where it is going to be installed. Along with the automation, high capacity is one of its features that makes it a great choice for being used in a high-traffic setting.
9. Kimberly-Clark Professional 09992 Touchless Towel Dispenser
This is another excellent product from Kimberly-Clark and this one is electronically run. What makes this great is that you can choose from two different dispensing modes. One keeps the paper hidden and is activated by a sensor when there is a hand movement and the other one is that a new paper is dispensed when one is taken out.
The mode with the sensor provides a very high level of hygiene and can be used in settings like a health care facility where cross contamination has to be strictly avoided. One other feature that it boasts of is its quietness since its common for electronically run dispensers to make some form of noise when the paper is dispensed.
The dispensing modes are not the only thing you can customize with this product, you can also adjust the sheet length and control paper usage. To save battery life, it can go into sleep mode when lights are out.
10. Oasis Creations Touchless Wall Mount Paper Towel Dispenser
This is a simple yet efficient dispenser that dispenses only one paper at a time cutting down on wastage. The body is translucent, which is good if you want to be able to tell if it needs to be refilled soon.
It has a lock system to protect your paper towels and a high capacity which makes it suitable for being used in a public area.
Things to Consider to Find the Best Dispenser
Paper towel dispensers come in different designs and colors, and since they are going to be installed in a place that is visible to the users, it should be harmonized with the overall décor of the place where they are going to be kept so that it does not look out of place.
Paper holding capacity
Different dispensers have different paper holding capacities which is important to consider because it will determine how often they will need to be refilled. Another thing related to refilling is how simple or complicated the loading system is. Some questions to ask yourself will be: Can the paper holding chamber be opened easily? Does it have a lock to protect from pilfering?
Compatibility with paper towels
Type of paper towels that will be used depends on what the dispenser will allow, so remember to cross-check this factor with your needs. Some dispensers are compatible with paper rolls, others are with folded stacks of paper. Even in the folded category, there is c-fold, multi-fold and inter-fold; some dispensers allow different types of folds to be used which is a good feature if you are looking for flexibility.
Whether it requires electricity
Some of them also has built-in electric systems which means they will require batteries to run. In those cases you might also want to look for battery-saving features.
Level of hygiene provided
The product should ensure sanitation and hygiene, for example automated ones are a great choice for they prevent contact contamination. Some dispensers do not have covers and the paper remains visible and open; we do not recommend this kind because a covered dispenser looks more contemporary and suitable for public setting, moreover it protects the paper from dirt, dust and accidental splatters.
One last thing to consider is the durability. Much of a dispenser’s durability depends on the material it is made up of so it is important to see if it is made of plastic or metal or something else. It is a product that is going to be frequently used and also in a place which has moisture in the air so we would recommend a product that would not rust easily and will also endure the frequent usage it will undergo.
Now that you have a good idea about what type of products are available in the market, you are almost ready to pick the best paper towel dispenser. But before you make a choice it is important to recognize the setting in which it will be used, for instance, whether will be beside a kitchen sink, in a restaurant restroom or a corporate office restroom, the color of the toilet walls etc. It will also help you to consider the majority and number of users who will be using it and how frequently it is going to be used. We hope that after reading this article it will be a lot easier for you to choose a paper towel dispenser that is suited to your needs.