Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser Review

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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.

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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.

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  • 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:

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Look at all that space underneath!

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Just toss in the roll:

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The roll size I used:

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The inside:

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Front where you pull it open to change roll:

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Front where the four batteries go:

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View of it installed under the cabinet:

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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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Speak Your Mind



  1. This will make our frequent hand-washing much easier since we won’t have to look for a dry towel each time.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway… would help prevent knocking over our current countertop paper towel dispenser every time we reach for a sheet !

  3. It would streamlines the look of my kitchen!

  4. It’ll save me precious counterspace!

  5. It will simplify my life by making it easier to grab the amount I need.

  6. I was wondering if there was a paper towel dispenser that was sensor operated. There is….an Innovia! I have a sensor trash can and love it, because I don’t have to touch it. Now there is a way to get a paper towel without having to touch. I would love to have one of these!

  7. cassandra says:

    frees up more time for me

  8. Vikki Billings says:

    Every time I go to grab a paper towel the roll falls off. This would be awesome to have!

  9. carol lewis says:

    Just easier to get a towel. My holder always falls over and the towel doesn;t tear off.

  10. Brad Merrell says:

    It would be good because if my hands were wet, I would have to touch any dry paper towels.

  11. shirley zolenski says:

    Clear up counter space and put the towels at my fingertips

  12. This would be so awesome! No fumbling with the roll or pulling on it with one hand free and yanking the whole roll off the plastic holder!

  13. we use a lot of paper towels – I love this item would be so great to have in the kitchen

  14. Corey Olomon says:

    I’ll always know where my paper towels are!

  15. It would save me money over the long run by allowing single usage instead of more than we need.

  16. Leah Shumack says:

    Would be nice to make a little extra room on the counter

  17. Melanie Montgomery says:

    It’s be so conveinet and clear up counter space

  18. 1. we would have more counter space without the roll on the counter.
    2. we would use less paper towerl because we would only take one at a time as opposed to ripping more than we need when the roll doesn’t cut right on the cheap holder.

  19. Becky VanGinkel says:

    This would create extra space on my counter, make my kitchen look less cluttered, and more neat! Plus my kids would quit dropping the paper towel on the floor and then using it! lol

    [email protected]

  20. Lisa Fonseca says:

    This would simplify my life by not having rolls of paper towels everywhere falling all of the time and taking up space on my counters.

    lisando at

  21. Brandy Farmer says:

    It would stop us from using so many paper towels

  22. What a space saver!

  23. Chrissy Nestor says:

    It would reduce the waste that my daughter and myself seem to just alway’s grab too much lol

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  24. susan smoaks says:

    i always have my hands full when i need a paper towel having this would help me out so much!

  25. Tanya Bartlett says:

    It would free up counter space

  26. kathy pease says:

    id love this we just set our paper towels on the counter and they seem to always get wet near the sink

  27. Brenda Elsner says:

    It would keep my roll of paper towels in one place instead of them ending up on the floor.

  28. I have a magnetic holder right now and the kids are always knocking it off–this would probably stop that problem anyway!

  29. It would make it so easy to find the dang things because the family has a tendency to take the roll where they are using it and leave it there.

  30. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    We use a lot of paper towels………….. they get used a lot for just about everything!!!!
    I like to use them to cover food in the Microwave too.

  31. Alisha L. says:

    This would provide for more freed up counter space to work with while baking! We have a bulky paper towel holder so this is neat!

  32. It would keep me from having to throw away paper towels resulting from the roll falling in the floor or in a sink of water

  33. this will help my life so much! My puppy husky loves jumping up and grabbing the paper towels from the counter and ripping them apart. So this will give tons of distance from him and the paper towels and we won’t be forgetful and leave them somewhere he can reach!

  34. This would be great to ensure that my kids grab one towel instead of ten towels. There would be some nice cost savings as well!

  35. Phyllis Storms says:

    I would probably not waste as many paper towels like I do now

  36. rochelle johnson says:

    it will save time, im constantly rerolling mine after the boys get a hold of the roll. lol

  37. help keep from using to much and looks great

  38. Debra Ford says:

    Would be easy for the kids to use!

  39. Miz Vickik says:

    This would help keep things clean!

  40. No more wet paper towels and rolls on the floor getting everything messy!

  41. this would be great for my kitchen we have a hard time i just leave a roll of paper towels out on the cabinet and they get throwed aroud everywhere sometimes in the floor

  42. Right now my paper towels are sitting on the counter. I would like to change that. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Tanya White says:

    I think its more sanitary less messy hands touching the whole roll that will simplify my life.

  44. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I love it because it would really help my daughter from using the whole roll when she just needs one paper towel.

  45. Less germs on the towels if they are “hidden”. Love the easy to use dispenser 🙂

  46. Stop the kids from using the whole roll to clean up a spill

  47. The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser would simplify my life by helping to unclutter my kitchen counter.

  48. Nikkie Cossairt says:

    It would simplify my life because I would not have paper towels out on the counter where they can get dust on them.

  49. I am always in the kitchen and my hands are usually filthy, so this would eliminate that issue!

  50. sara m ford says:

    Right now we have an old wood one and its over are sink it always falls and gets wet. We cant move it because it part of the board so to get this would be so nice we could put it under our cabinet and then have my husband saw the side off the old one or even just get a whole new board soon

  51. renee walters says:

    It would make it easier so the kids are only taking 1 paper towel.

  52. Tara Liebing says:

    It would help reduce the amount of paper towels we go through. It would also help keep the from getting wet for instance if mine currently tips over and the sink is full of water then they re all ruined.

  53. This would not only be convenient, but it would help stop the spread of germs!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  54. Donna Marie says:

    This would be a great thing for me. It would help us to have more space. Right now the papertowels are sitting on the counter.

  55. I hate to complain but the entry thing isn’t taking my entries. I don’t this thing. 🙁

  56. I live in a 1 bdrm apt and I have a small kitchen and not much counter space so this would be a huge space saver. These are so cool. I’ve always wanted to get one of these but they aren’t cheap. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! 🙂

  57. Annmarie W. says:

    I love that it would leave more space on the counter, doesn’t take up much space, is easy enough for the kids to use…and it would be so convenient! Food prep would be much so much easier and hygienic!

  58. Desiree Dunbar says:

    This would make cleaning so much easier.

  59. I would love that the paper towels wouldn’t be falling off anymore

  60. bonnye sensenig says:

    it hangs under the cabinet- and off my counter! I would love that

  61. It would help alot since my paper towels are sitting behind the faucets on my sink, lol Every time I need one, I have to get it out from behind the faucets and I ususally have something on my hands that I need to wipe off. Well that means I get the icky stuff all over the rest of the roll and the faucets too, yuck, lol So this would help out alot! 🙂

  62. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I would so much love to have one of these! I am a nurse with a bit of a germ phobia. I am always washing my hands and harping at my family to do the same. It would be great to have a new paper towel each time without having to reach, pull and splash water around off your hands. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Kimberly B. says:

    This would help simplify things because it would keep the paper towels from falling off the counter and be easy to grab only what we need.

  64. Wendy McBride says:

    This would make my life easier because I don’t always have a free hand to get a paper towel off the roll….This is so cool.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  65. we are a paper towel family and sometimes we pull to much off this would help save some of the paper

  66. It would make it easier so the kids are only taking 1 paper towel instead of half of the roll.

  67. Trasina McGahey says:

    We use A LOT of paper towels in my house. It would sure be easier with the dispenser to cut down on everyone grabbing too many at once!

  68. Patti Hess says:

    It would save my paper towels from falling on the floor and unrolling

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  69. Katie Morris Crider says:

    I like that it senses the length of the paper towels b/c I buy the shorter ones to keep from using more than I need. And this would help to give me just what I need. When you only have one hand, it can be hard to tear off only the amount of paper towels you need. And sometimes the roll falls off the counter and into the sink.

  70. Sandy VanHoey says:

    It would help mine because we use so many of them and currently, everyone seems to yank at them and leaving them hanging so I am forever rolling them back up

  71. I currently don’t have a paper towel holder so I can get them off of my dryer!

  72. it would be great to prevent spreading germs

  73. Anastasia says:

    It would save me from getting the whole roll of paper towels wet when I try to pull just one off! 🙂

  74. Katherine says:

    No wet towels still on the roll just the one you want

  75. We don’t have much kitchen counter space, so this would make some extra space and also look nicer 🙂 Thanks!

  76. We would be able to find our paper towel! With three boys, the paper towels never stay in one place. And it would keep them clean, dispensing the paper towels like that. How cool!

  77. I have OCD so this would help alot

  78. “Innovia” is a great name for the company… due to its cutting edge “innovation.” This would be awesome to win. This automatic paper towel dispenser would definitely save counter space…. not to mention the sleek design itself.

  79. It would make it so much easier when I am cooking. I love to cook but when I reach for 1 paper towel, I usually end up messing more up more than just the one.

  80. margaret (peg)m says:

    if it can be nailed under a cupboard, it saves SPACE, very important in my kitchen…

  81. Mary Dailey says:

    Ever since my kitty cats found my paper towels hanging, they can’t be trusted, so I have to keep them in the cabinet now. This would conceal the paper towels perfectly! LOL

  82. All things automatic make life simpler, right?

  83. I like that it is hands-free – reducing cross-contamination!

  84. EMMA L HORTON says:


  85. This would be great to prevent spreading germs

  86. It would help reduce the spread of germs

  87. I am always tearing off too many rolls and no matter which towel stand I use, it tips over or the roll falls out. The dispenser looks really nice and … I want it, lol.

  88. i don’t have a paper towel holder so our paper towels always walk away and i can never find them when i need them

  89. it easily dispenses the paper towels so I do not have to keep reaching for them

  90. Crissy D. says:

    This would simplify my life because no more falling over paper towel rolls, no more tearing towel, just the convenience of getting a paper towel with a swipe of my hand

  91. First off, I keep the paper towels in the pantry. Whenever my husband needs one he takes the roll out and leaves it sitting on the counter(hate that). Whenever I’, cooking and my hands are wet I grab a hand towel. This dispenser would be so much easier plus it would help with not
    spreading germs. Thank you for the chance to win.

  92. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    It would prevent having a mess of paper towels all over.. and always have them at reach.

  93. Sue Barney says:

    It would help make my kitchen less cluttered 🙂

  94. christy r. says:

    This would simplify my life in the kitchen because then my new kittten would not be able to destroy my paper towels every day anymore. Right now we have to hide them in my husband’s work back pack !

  95. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    This would be great because it would not take up counterspace in the kitchen!

  96. rebeka deleon says:

    i am always wondering where my paper towels are and my hands are usually dirty so i don’t want to touch anything!

  97. melissa williams says:

    It would make it a lot easier to grab some paper towel when my 3 year old makes a big mess.

  98. My paper towels would always be up front and available with the Innovia. Currently it is on a countertop spindle and it always gets pushed around and behind things.

  99. I think it would be a nice gift for family members’ kitchen. Nice that it holds regular paper towel rolls.

  100. NIcole Strunk says:

    we just moved and don’t even have a paper towel holder! I am always looking for my roll of paper towels, because they get moved everywhere. THis would save time in searching!

  101. Teresa Young says:

    The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser would free up counter spave and make it easier for the grandkids to get a paper towel – they haven’t mastered tearing them on the perforations yet so the paper towels are always mangled.

  102. Leann Lindeman says:

    Easy peasy acess to paper towels.. I use lots of them!

  103. It would be soo much easier to grab the paper towel.

  104. This would for sure simplify my kitchen as I have very very little counter space. I am always grabbing paper towels for messes and this would look so much nicer too!


  106. love that it’s hands free, so I don’t get the rest of the roll wet or dirty!!!


  107. Sue Ellison says:

    It would give me an extra hand in the kitchen plus it would free up some much needed counter space.

  108. carol roberts says:

    make it to wear i wouldnt be spreading germs make life easier…

  109. carol roberts says:

    make it to wear i wouldnt be spreading germs make life easier

  110. Kimberly Bauer says:

    We go through so many paper towels in a day having and automatic would make dispensing them easier.

  111. Wanda McHenry says:

    When I’ve been touching poultry and other messy things I hate grabbing for the paper towels because I don’t want to contaminate the unused ones. The Innovia would be a blessing because the paper towels would be “right there”

  112. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’m always reaching for a paper towel just when my hands are gooey. Problemsolved!

  113. It would help with dirty hands.

  114. Virginia Rowell says:

    It would so simplify because it’s hands free and I love that it reduces germs.

  115. Would make it easier fir the kids to get the towels

  116. Gerrie Shaeffer says:

    It would help with the clutter on my counter top that already has limited space.

  117. I love that it hides the towels!

  118. I need this de to lack of counter space we have in our tiny kitchen!

  119. It would clean up my counter space!