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Cheap and cheerful.
on 19 February 2013
Frankly, I am astonished by the other reviews of this paper.
It is coarse, feels harsh and I have proven that it doesn't absorb anywhere near as much as some of the premium competitors.
Over the last couple of months we have got a puppy who has been having about four "accidents" on our carpet a day. I found I was getting through a lot of "Plenty" roll which is quite pricey. I came onto Amazon seeking a cheaper alternative and found this Fiesta roll that was getting rave reviews.
Using the original premium roll, my method for cleaning up each accident was to fold up 4-5 sheets, lay on the wet patch and then use a flat sole shoe to stand firmly on the centre of the paper, probably about 2/3rds of it.
After about 30seconds I would lift up the paper and find virtually all of it wet, even the bits that I hadn't been standing on as it had drawn the moisture out of the carpet (presumably by good capillary action) leaving the carpet mostly dry.
On doing the same with the Fiesta paper, only the area of the tissue where I applied pressure would absorb the moisture and on lifting it up the carpet looked pretty much as wet as it did before I started. I found that I had to use 2 or 3 times as much tissue to get results that still weren't as good.
Another example is kitchen surfaces, on towelling them down with the tissue after cleaning it takes several passes before the surface looks vaguely dry. One or two passes of the premium brand did a much better job.
I am giving it two stars as it does absorb and I remember the days of Izal toilet paper at school (the stuff that is like tracing paper) and it is NOT that bad!!
It certainly is not at all good though over the premium brands and any initial cost savings I suspect are lost by the fact that you have to use so much more of it to get similar results.