The pitch: Shave a buck or two off your grocery bill by tossing bargain-basement paper towels into your cart.
The truth: In a 2009 Consumer Reports review, none of the cheapest towels scored high marks for durability or absorption, which means you’ll just end up using more of them. Savings — gone.
The exception: If you’re using them for a kids’ art project or to pack fragile items.
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