I always buy Sainsbury's seasonal Kitchen Towel, not because of the way they are decorated but because they are good value for money.
They come in a pack of three and are priced at one pound and seventy pence. The offer on at the moment is two packs of three for three pounds. Each roll has fifty sheets of two ply tissue and are reasonably sized.
This is a product which is adequate for every day use and I always have a roll handy for mopping up spills and drying hands after washing up. I find that very wet areas need more than one square as they are not as absorbent as some brands but I find them ok for daily needs.
One word of warning though, I tried to remove a stain from a white top using a piece of this kitchen towel and the dye came off onto the material leaving a red mark! It did come out in the wash but it means that the colour is easily transferable from this kitchen towel.
The seasonal aspect of these towels such as cup cake design for Summer and a red and gold design for Christmas means that I always know what season it is. I am currently using up rolls with slices of what I think are melon along the border and I think they had blue fish designs on them prior to this.
The design is immaterial though as a strong and absorbent kitchen towel is all I need for the usual things that these come in handy for. I would like them even if they were plain white due to the economical packaging and value for money.
When it comes to kitchen rolls, I'm not too fussy about having a brand name and lots of pretty patterns. I want something that's reasonable quality and a good price, so I tend to opt for either Tesco rolls or the Sainsbury's Seasonal ones depending on where I'm shopping.
These are a Sainsbury's product, though not a value brand, so it's still 'dropping a brand' and saving some pennies. They come in a pack of three with clear plastic to the right so you can see the rolls and a coloured design with product name/details to the left. They are called seasonal because they do have a coloured design on them, even though they're still rather basic.
These don't really make any outlandish claims about being able to absorb a small river, after which you can wring the towel out and start again. I find that most big brands that claim such things usually fail to deliver anyway, so I don't want to spend over the odds for just a brand name and fancy packaging with pretty designs.
Each roll contains 50 sheets of 2 ply issue which measures approximately 225 by 210mm, making them of average size. The design is adequate to give it some colour and liven it up a bit without being too over the top, and it has paper itself as some texture to it to make it more effective. We seem to eat through kitchen rolls at our house but I find that these are good enough at being absorbent and strong to make them multi-purpose and useful for various jobs in the kitchen. They're strong enough to detach from the roll without ripping (which I've found with other rolls and is very annoying!) and they tend to, depending on how they're used and what for, stay in one piece without fluffing or tearing apart too quickly.
Compared to similar products, these are a very good price and yet still reasonable quality, which is why I've got these as a staple in the cupboard when I've been to Sainsbury's. They look nice enough and they do the job, so they get a thumbs up from me.
These can be bought on offer at 2 for £3, which gives you 6 rolls (Sainsbury's)