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Frequently Asked Questions


1)

What types of towel designs are available from Bounty®?

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What are some uses for your smaller-size-sheet towel, Bounty Select-a-Size?

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Is it true Bounty makes napkins?

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How is Bounty made?

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Is it okay to use Bounty paper towels to clean my plastic eyeglass lenses?

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Is it okay to use Bounty paper towels in the microwave? Even printed towels?

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Are Bounty paper towels made from recycled material?

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Can I use a Bounty paper towel as a coffee filter?

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My bacon sticks to the paper towel when cooking in the microwave. How can I avoid this in the future?

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Why can't I find my favorite Bounty towel?

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How can I contact Bounty with questions or comments?

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What is the advantage of using a Bounty paper towel rather than a sponge or a rag to avoid the spread of germs in my home?



1) What types of towel designs are available from Bounty?

There are Fun Prints with licensed prints of your favorite characters, such as Peanuts. Also available are Home Decor Prints with more traditional designs. See Bounty Designer's Touch Prints, contemporary designs that complement your style. Also check out Bounty Quilted Napkins, which are available in everyday and seasonal designs. Click here to see them all.

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2) What are some uses for your smaller-size-sheet towel, Bounty Select-a-Size?

Bounty Select-a-Size is perfect for spills big and small, so you can always be sure you have the right size sheet for the job. Click here to learn more.

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3) Is it true Bounty makes napkins?

Yes, Bounty Quilted Napkins are designed to be softer than ever! Plus, they've got Bounty quilts and the strength we've all come to trust. Click here to see all of the everyday and seasonal designs available.

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4) How is Bounty made?

We make Bounty from trees that are processed into pulpwood. Long fibers from softwood trees, such as pine and spruce, are used. After debarking, the pulpwood is turned into chips that are cooked. The natural "glue" that holds the fibers together is removed, leaving a fibrous pulp mixture. The pulp goes through cleaners and screens and is bleached to make it absorbent. The pulp then goes through a high-speed paper machine. A translucent substance called resin is added to the mixture to strengthen the paper when it is wet. The water is removed and the fibers bond to form sheets of paper. Two layers of paper are combined with a thin layer of adhesive and embossed to form many tiny air pockets that rapidly attract moisture. Diamond shapes are pressed into the paper to give it a quilted pattern that holds water. Designs made with water-based printing inks are added to some Bounty rolls. For additional information about the papermaking process, visit http://www.wipapercouncil.org/.

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5) Is it okay to use Bounty paper towels to clean my plastic eyeglass lenses?

Most opticians do not recommend using paper products to clean plastic lenses. Paper comes from wood. Wood fibers, even though very soft, may damage sensitive plastics. Check with your optician to see what is recommended for cleaning your plastic lenses.

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6) Is it okay to use Bounty paper towels in the microwave? Even printed towels?

For best results, we recommend you use Bounty Cooking for your microwave cooking needs. Please consult your microwave oven manual on how to properly use paper towels in the microwave. While it is safe to use a printed Bounty towel in the microwave, because they are not food-grade inks, we do not recommend printed Bounty for routine contact with food. Any paper product can burn if used improperly in microwave ovens.

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7) Are Bounty paper towels made from recycled material?

No. Bounty paper towels are made from virgin wood pulp.

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8) Can I use a Bounty paper towel as a coffee filter?

We haven't designed or tested Bounty for use as a coffee filter. The thickness and absorbency of Bounty are very different from that of coffee filter paper.

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9) My bacon sticks to the paper towel when cooking in the microwave. How can I avoid this in the future?

When cooking in the microwave, paper towels absorb the grease produced by the bacon. If all of the grease is absorbed, the bacon will cook to the towel. For best results use Bounty Cooking. Please consult your microwave oven manual on how to cook bacon properly in the microwave oven.

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10) Why can't I find my favorite Bounty towel?

We offer lots of choices in Bounty towels because consumer preferences vary. Stores choose which versions they want to carry, so you might want to mention your interest to the store manager. Keep in mind that our printed towels are packed in mixed cases and retailers are not able to order a case of one particular pattern. It's also possible the one you like is temporarily sold out or is only available during a particular season. To see a full catalog of all the available Bounty prints, click here.

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11) How can I contact Bounty with questions or comments?

Please visit the Contact Us page to pass along any questions or comments you have about Bounty. To speak with a consumer relations representative in the U.S., call 1-800-926-8689 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and mention you visited our website.

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12) What is the advantage of using a Bounty paper towel rather than a sponge or a rag to avoid the spread of germs in my home?

Germs thrive in warm, wet environments, so the tools used to clean around the home, such as sponges, dishcloths, and cleaning rags, also may be their breeding grounds. Just one day after use, more than one billion germs can grow in a damp sponge. Bounty thoroughly cleans, and then you throw the whole towel away, removing the potential breeding ground for germs. This helps avoid the spread of germs around your home.

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