ABOUT: Me and my boyfriend often get through a lot of kitchen towel due to owning reptiles which we keep in glass terrariums. We often have to clean the glass and these paper towels are perfect. The towels come on a chunky roll which can make storing these a little more awkward than it is to store normal sized kitchen roll. We just normally keep this in a bag under the sink. These paper towels are apparently super absorbent and thicker than standard kitchen towels and are great for a range of jobs.
PRICE: To be honest I can't remember how much I paid for these but they were purchased from my local Co-op store.
IN USE: These towels are a lot thicker than standard paper towels and they seem a lot stronger as well. The towels are mainly white but do have blue on them as well. Each individual sheet is slightly bigger than your normal sheet of paper towel and it can be torn off from the main roll easily. This paper towel is great to clean the glass in the terrariums and it's also great for cleaning up spills and other things. We only tend to buy one roll of this as and when we need it and we tend to stock up when its on offer.
OVERALL:Super absorbent and thick paper towels.
I spotted this kitchen roll on offer in the local Co-op, priced at £1.40 so I decided to give it a go. My reasons for purchase were basically the fact that it appeared to be taking kitchen roll to a whole new level - visible through the packet, this roll looked somewhere in between kitchen roll and a jay cloth. Also, the size of it looked like it would last an age! With 100 sheets on the roll, it seemed really worth a try. Out of the packet, the roll does feel different from normal kitchen roll, clearly thicker and feeling stronger. It has a visible textured pattern to it and is 3-ply, whereas my usual purchase is 2 ply.
In use, my first disappointment was a pet hate of mine - it didn't tear neatly along its perforation. For some reason I find this really annoying! It tore so far then ripped into the sheet. This means tearing a sheet from the roll needs to be a careful operation, so not ideal when you reach for this in an emergency spill situation!
I use spray cleaners for my kitchen surfaces, sink and also my glass table, so I use lots of kitchen roll and consider myself well placed to judge this...
In truth, the performance of this was not hugely different from a standard kitchen roll I'd buy from Aldi. The sheet started to break up when I rubbed and cleaned my worktops with it and this was really disappointing. On the plus side, the strength did remain evident when I was cleaning my glass surfaces. I was able to wipe and then rearrange the sheet - turn it inside out - and use the other side to polish. This saves the product for me.
On the whole this is a decent buy for the price I paid but I'm glad I didn't part with the usual £3 for it, I would have felt quite cheated.
I seem to go through kitchen towels like no-ones business. With a three year old, spillages are an all too frequent occurrence and I seem to be forever trying to clean kitchen surfaces. Last time I was shopping in Sainsburys I came across this Regina Kitchen roll for a mere £1.24...what a bargain! So into the trolley it went and home with moi it came.
In terms of quality these are the best kitchen towels I have used by far. The 1 roll has an average 100 sheets (I haven't personally counted as it will probably take me months to even work through it) and the towels are 3 ply although they feel more like 10 ply. These blitz sheets are large in that they are 33 x 26.5cm compared to normal towels which are 24 x 23cm. They are white with diagonal lines and flower patterns in blue imprint on them so they don't look completely bland. They are soft to use, but still tough and durable at the same time.
These heavy duty sheets are designed to deal with the toughest stains and spills and boy do they cope with ease! Today my daughter spilled her juice on our wooden flooring, and as I sighed and rolled my eyes in exasperation I remembered I had this pack so opened it, and to my surprise, realised just how thick they were. I only tore off one sheet from the roll and this one mere sheet soaked it all up with ease and with some to spare! As the sheets are so thick they didn't tear of fall apart in my hand, and are so durable I was even able to wring out some of the excess juice she had spilt and use the same sheet to give the floor another quick wipe!
Super impressed, I decided to use this kitchen roll and have a go with wiping the table where she eats (once she had finished of course) and found it did just as good a job at cleaning the table. The packaging states it is "lint free and best for glass, glossy surfaces and household tasks". So for reviewing purposes I also gave this a whizz and used it to clean our bathroom mirror which actually hasn't had a good wipe down in months lol. I use a spray suitable for the mirror and this blitz sheet and found it was really good at cleaning this surface, and indeed was streak free and left no bits or fluff left on the mirror which is what I would normally expect from this type of product.
The pack states this is suitable for all household tasks and I would certainly agree. Anything involving wiping or cleaning a surface these blitz sheets tackles the challenge head on and always comes out on top! Far superior to other kitchen towels I've used (and that includes Plenty with their bold advertising and what not!) I would definitely return and buy this brand again and again. Completely worth every penny I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
I don't usually purchase kitchen roll, but as I was preparing a little tea party in the house for the children, I popped to my local village shop and was faced with a choice of cheap kitchen roll that looked too thin or Regina Blitz Kitchen Roll which was priced at £2.49, which looked thicker, so this is what I purchased.
Regina Blitz kitchen roll comes in a roll of 100 extra large unscented 3 ply sheets. Each sheet is 33cm x 26.5 cm and big enough to mop up large spills, clean windows and surfaces etc and is embossed with a light Blue pattern. As the sheets are large there is less wastage so one sheet is enough. Also, when using to absorb spills the sheets don't crumble or break up in your hand, so are mess free. Even if you spray the sheets with a household cleaner, the sheets continue to remain intact.
I use Regina Blitz when cooking as the sheets are very good at absorbing fat after cooking greasy food i.e. chicken legs, sausages etc and water after washing fruit and vegetables. After placing greasy food on the paper to absorb any remaining fat I am happy to find that the kitchen roll absorbs grease well and doesn't leave any bits of tissue on the food.
I also use Regina Blitz as a cloth to clean the inside of my windows, as the paper is lint free and leaves no smears on the glass. I also keep a few sheets of it in my car as it is very handy to use when the windows have misted up in the mornings. The sheets don't leave any smears or grease on the windows and I am always surprised by how much dirt it picks up, even though I clean my car windows regularly.
Now that I use kitchen roll regularly around the house to clean mirrors, the TV, Shower surround, mopping up spills, cleaning up after our children, cleaning windows etc it's surprising how much I use. However as it is a large roll it tends to last around 3 weeks and is now a necessity for the kitchen.
The only disadvantages are that Regina Blitz kitchen roll is expensive compared to other named brands. It is also quite big, so may look unsightly on your kitchen worktop, however I am not bothered by it's appearance and not everything in my kitchen is co-ordinated so this doesn't put me off from buying it.
Overall, I recommend purchasing Regina Blitz Kitchen Roll and give it 4 stars. There are many other kitchen rolls which are cheaper than Regina Blitz however it is worth the money as it is very versatile to use around the home. It may not coordinate well with your kitchen, but appearance is not important as it does the job well.
For further information, please visit: www.regina.eu/gb
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2011
Kitchen roll is something I use a lot of. Perhaps it's not the most environmentally friendly way to clean, but I find it the most hygienic - use it to clean and throw it away. I also tell myself it's biodegradable in a bid to assuage my guilt.
I use it in the kitchen - for cleaning and for cooking as I hate food that is caked in fat, so anything I fry is tossed into kitchen roll to absorb the fat - and I use it for cleaning everywhere in the bathroom.
Because I use so much, I have, for some time now, been drawn to the "fatter" rolls you can buy, and Poundland sold a nice fat roll which I used happily for years.
Recently I was in Morrisons however and they had Regina Blitz kitchen roll on offer at £1 per roll of 100 sheets. As it usually retails at £2.49, this represented a bit of a bargain, so I bought a couple of rolls.
~~The Kitchen Roll~~
Regina Blitz is bigger and thicker than most kitchen rolls. Each sheet measures 32 by 26.5 centimetres, which is noticeably larger than standard sheets which come up at 24 x 23 cm. Each sheet is also 3 ply, and you really do notice that added thickness.
What attracted me to the brand, apart from the price, was the fact the package claims they are lint free as I really dislike the residue left on glass and some shiny surfaces from other brands of kitchen roll.
There are 100 sheets in each roll. The kitchen roll isn't plain white either - it has a pale blue pattern embossed into it which looks quite pleasant. Certainly it's unisex, unlike some of the floral kitchen rolls some brands seem to foist upon the consumer.
The first thing I noticed when I used the kitchen roll was how much larger a sheet of this kitchen roll is compared to other brands. When I used my Poundland stuff I would frequently tear off three or four sheets to wipe up a spill but you really do only need one sheet of Regina Blitz.
It is also noticeably more absorbent than cheaper brands and as a result I have actually found it to be longer lasting than my supposedly cheaper kitchen roll. The embossing seems to help with absorbency and I was relieved to see the colour doesn't run out of the kitchen roll when it gets wet. There's no point having a product which claims to clean mess if it adds to it!
One sheet will quite easily dry off and shine up the wash hand basin and tap in the bathroom after I have cleaned it, and crucially, not leave any lint on the tap. Similarly this stuff works a treat on mirrors and in particular on glass - I use it to clean my glass TV stand because I know there will be no lint left behind.
I always use kitchen roll to clean my toilet with disinfectant and used to be shocked at how much kitchen roll I would use doing this job, but with Regina Blitz I rarely use more than two sheets due to the strength and absorbency of the towel.
Even when I have had to wipe up a large spill, I have been incredibly impressed at the strength of this kitchen roll - some brands will turn to a mush and tear but Regina Blitz absorbs the liquid and stays firmly in one piece, which is hugely impressive.
The packaging proclaims that Regina Blitz is best for glass, glossy surfaces and "household tasks" and I have to say I cannot disagree with this. I am amazed they don't proclaim just how absorbent this paper is however. I purchased some Thirst Pocket kitchen rolls not long after I moved house and did notice this as being markedly more absorbent than my normal Poundland kitchen roll, however not to the extent that I felt I was using much less of it.
I expected the Regina Blitz kitchen roll to be similar in absorbency to Thirst Pockets but to my amazement it is actually even better.
The versatility, effectiveness and strength of Regina Blitz has won me over and I will be purchasing this kitchen roll alone now.
It's not often I will actively recommend what is quite possibly the most expensive kitchen roll on the market but this is definitely worth the money because the quality is so good you will find one roll of this will last you a long time and more importantly, it won't let you down with big spills or leave lint all over your nice bathroom mirror.
Well after my mishap with the kitchen roll last week ( incase you didn't read my review I picked up toilet paper instead of kitchen roll!) I was still on the lookout to buy some. Well with me picking up the wrong packet I did discover that the Regina Toilet Paper was good quality and certainly very thick, so when in Morrisons I saw that they were selling another Regina product that actually was kitchen roll at last (Hooray!) I took a closer look.
Now I don't usually go for the single rolls as I never think that they will last me as long as a double pack, so the first thing I did was the squeeze test, as some kitchen rolls look big but with one squeeze you can feel that they will not last for long. Well this one well and truly passed the test as I stuck my thumb in the middle and squeezed with my other fingers it would hardly move and felt very solid so at only 84p I grabbed 2.
It say's on the front that the sheets are extra large in size and that you got a 100 per roll. So I opened it up and took it out of the plastic packaging. Well they weren't wrong about the size as each sheet was a lot larger and thicker than any other that I have bought,including the really expensive ones.
Each 3ply sheet is blue and white in colour and has a quilted diamond pattern throughout the sheet, it is very soft to the touch and is said to be lint free. An average size for a sheet of kitchen roll is roughly 24 x 23cm, where these are a whopping 33 x 26.5cm, so when it comes to mopping things up one sheet will do it easily, so you use less thus saving money in the long run!.
I really wanted this to clean my TV stand which is black glass as well as a couple of tables that have glass tops, well again one sheet is plenty and it gives you a good handful to polish away with leaving all the glass smear free and sparkling. I've never really thought about lint being in kitchen towels so this is maybe why my glass came up so clean.
I loved this kitchen roll so much that I went back to Morrisons the next day to stock up and they had sold out, I have never seen this in there before so I expect it was just a one off that they had a bulk buy in, which is a shame as I would not use anything else after using this one. Regina is an Italian word meaning Queen and this is definitely the Queen of kitchen rolls!.
I have hunted online and have found one stockist called Ocado that stock this, but they do charge £1.99 per roll compared to my 84p. I have seen that it say's that Tesco's and Sainsbury's stock this, but I have never seen it in any that I have visited.
So luckily I grabbed a couple so that should last a far time while I go on the hunt to track some more down.
A big 5 Dooyoo stars for a really great product!.
Recently I was drawn to an offer on the Ocado website where I regularly shop for groceries. Here for 99p was an offer for "Regina Blitz All Purpose Kitchen Towels" and as it was a make I had not really been familiar with I decided to give it a try.
I pretty soon remembered that not long ago I bought some chamomile scented toilet tissue made by the same company, and further research indeed verified that this is made by the same firm. A relative newcomer to the British market this company is based in Post Talbot in Wales, and has been making these products for the last 3 years.
This operation is an offshoot of the giant company Sofidel who are Italian manufacturers of paper based products.
I adored the chamomile toilet tissue, and had high expectations this towel would be of good quality, and I was certainly not disappointed.
The kitchen roll is a giant affair and not for the faint hearted, as it is like a giant roll of Anaglypta waiting for the painting brush. Put it this way, having bought this you are ready for all the spills life can throw at you. In our house the main culprits are feline. They have little accidents when eating, and never manage to keep wet food in their bowls, despite having it in deep dishes on trays. This stuff wipes up spills in no time.
The other day while suffering from acute jet lag I was causing havoc all over the house, and an entire cup of coffee landed on my lounge floor. This tissue was brilliant and had the liquid soaked up in no time as was every bit as good as Bounty (now confusing called Plenty!), and all the other competitors out there.
The tissue is lint free and I use it for cleaning windows. It works a treat and leaves them smear free and sparkling, and on kitchen surfaces I use it in conjunction with Method Lavender Multi Purpose Spray on a daily basis to keep the working areas clean, and this avoids having dish cloths hanging around gathering germs.
It is brilliant to use when cleaning the bathroom, as it is strong and stands up to the job really well without breaking, and again this negates the need to have cloths for all these purposes.
At present this giant roll is retailing for 99p and for this you get 100 large sheets which last for ages in our house. It does explain on the package that standard kitchen roll sheets are 24 by 23cm and that their sheets are 33 by 26cm so you really are getting a good sturdy product here.
The tissue is made in 3 layers which is why it is so absorbent. I would say that it lasts me three times as long as any normal roll I have previously purchased.
If you like pretty designs such as herbs or flowers on your kitchen towel then I'm afraid this will not fit your requirements, as it is a tiled pattern in blue, and is not that attractive to be honest. It certainly looks like it could do with hanging and a coat of emulsion. I must confess I do try to buy pretty towels when I see them as it makes cleaning a bit more appealing, but for very messy jobs these are not ideal as the ink from the designs can leach out. In fact as my husband rises before I do he often greets the cats before me, and hates decorated towels, preferring man sized ones which mop up overnight spillages and accidents quickly; rather than being aesthetically delightful he prefers to use something with strength. This fits the job perfectly.
I have been very impressed with this product and certainly will continue to purchase at this offer price. I just can't help seeing it as a roll of Anaglypta which my father used to hang in every room when I was a child- still that was a sturdy thing too and stood the test of time, so maybe this one will too!