Paper towels are something that we use daily and has always been something to take up counter-top real eastate in my house. While we use washclothes and cloth napkins for as much as we can, there are times that choose paper towels and they have always been an eye sore in my kitchen. As I said earlier, the paper towels take up valueable countertop space (or real-estate as I like to call it) and I have tried different ways to store them, but not until we installed the Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser I haven’t been happier. Its funny how much a paper towel holder can make a difference!
Here is what I had before. It was a pain to change the roll, took up space and my kids would constantly pull it off the counter.
The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser is unlike any other paper towel dispenser on the market. It comes equipped with a Smart Dispense sensor that enables it to learn the perforated length of each towel, thereby allowing it to accept nearly all household paper towels regardless of sheet size and thickness. If extra towels are dispensed, tear off what you need and the rest will be retracted automatically.
- Reduces germs – paper towels are hosed in a dry and sanitary environment, reducing exposure to airborne containmants and cross-contamination.
- Easy hands-free operation
- Accepts any standard paper towel roll
- Sleep design and various colors available
- Load new rolls quickly, no fiddiling installation.
My husband was able to install this in about 20 minutes while watching Sunday football! He used the included template and everything worked just fine for us. It does come with extra pieces to mount from depending on how your cabinets hang, but for us we didn’t need them.
Here is what my counter looks like now:
Look at all that space underneath!
Just toss in the roll:
The roll size I used:
Front where you pull it open to change roll:
Front where the four batteries go:
View of it installed under the cabinet:
Installing a paper towel roll is literally tossing in a roll and pulling some paper towel out. The light turns Red if there is a problem or if you are out of paper towels, otherwise the design is sleek and modern. I love the stainless steel color (don’t worry it is also avialable in black, white and red) and that it hides the paper towels. So yes even if I but the cheap, ugly paper towels they are not an eyesore. Oh and it is amazing how open my counter looks with it being under the counter instead of on the counter. Using it is easy, and being hands-free is definitely a plus, especially when eating messy foods! No more getting barbecue sauce or grease on the whole roll or paper towel holder. I will say my kids were a little excited at first and thought it was a toy, waving their hands over it over and over. After a few days though the novelty wore off for them and it is just a basic paper towel holder now.
If you are worried that walking by will set this off, don’t be. You actually have to wave your arm about 2-3 inches from the sensor for it to work. While the unit is pricey (on sale now for $79) I think it is worth it. I think we will save money in the long run from wasting paper towels and less spreading of germs. Oh and it can be plugged in (which is what I chose for now) or you can add batteries. It is also a great conversation piece in your kitchen!
BUY IT: The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser can be purchased direct through Innovia Home (for a special price now of $79 with free shipping!) with a regular price of $99.
WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive an Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser
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