“ Brand: Nicky / Type: Towel / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
I hate the Nicky brand, hate it!!! Their perfumed loo roll makes my bits itch and the roll is gone in 2 minutes anyway because the sheets are so thin and rubbish.
I could have slapped my little sister when she brought this Nicky kitchen roll back from the shop, nah not really but I wasn't very happy with her because I knew it wouldn't be any good.
It was only £1.00 and I don't think it was even worth that because the kitchen roll was so bad that I might as well have used squashed up newspaper to clean the mess up!
For your money you get one massive roll of kitchen towel instead of the usual 2 or 4, that's stupid because if you've got a wall mounted kitchen roll holder it just won't fit in. You're ok with one of them stand up pole type kitchen roll holders because there's no wall for the roll to jam against but I reckon there would be a chance of it toppling over if you pulled the roll too hard.
The kitchen roll itself isn't very good. It can handle just about minor spills but the surface of the sheets are too shiney to cope with anything other than a few drops of water. Also I don't think the kitchen roll is strong enough to cope with cleaning hard marks off the work surfaces or even for mopping greasy but liquid spills off the cooker like Bounty can.
It says on the packet that it's ideal for BBQs but I can't see why because it doesn't clean grease off my fingers after a hot dog when the sheet was dry and if you wet it it just clogs up to nothing so not much use there either.
You don't realise just how useful kitchen towels are until you run out, which is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago, so it was a priority to get some more on my next shopping trip to Tesco's. I'm always surprised at how expensive these things can be and look for the best value options in the supermarket. I normally stick to brands like Bounty (recently renamed Plenty) or Thirst Pockets as long as they are on offer. As there didn't seem to be any good offers available at the time, I opted for an industrial sized roll of Nicky super absorbent household towels at £1.36. The cost per sheet seemed a lot cheaper than any other brands, even Tesco's own.
The Nicky household towels are a perfect example of false economy. They are NOT super absorbent as claimed. They are thin and flimsy with very little substance to them. You can't even tear off a sheet without ripping it in half. They are useless at soaking up spills and you always have to throw them away after just one use. I usually try to reuse kitchen towels as many times as possible. Instead, I needed three sheets of these just to do a job that a single sheet of Bounty/Plenty could have easily handled.
If you have seen any of the Bounty/Plenty adverts recently, you'll remember Audrey - one of the "ladies" - struggling with an inferior quality kitchen towel, while Brenda gets the job done in a flash with the help of Bounty/Plenty. I felt just like Audrey (though I must add I don't look anything like him/her!) Isn't it funny how this poor value product reinforces the marketing message of a competitor's brand? Compared to this product, I no longer think Bounty/Plenty is too expensive any more. In fact, they're much better value for money.