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Consumer Panel - Kitchen Roll

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

For all of life's spillages there is an answer in kitchen roll! Floor, counters and mouths all need a wipe now and then!

Because everyone needs kitchen roll to keep little mouths and kitchen surfaces clean and dry! And who knows better about spilt drink than barmen?!

THE FOUR PRODUCTS

1. Plenty - Kitchen Towel White 2 Roll €1.99
2. Supervalu - 2 pack luxury - €2.06
3. Superquinn - Luxury Kitchen Towels 2 pack - €2.15
4. Tesco K/Towel Ultra Absorbent White 2 Roll - €1.89

We ask our panel to rate the kitchen towels on the following criteria:
. Absorbency
. Durability
. Size and number of sheets
. Packaging
. Value for money
. Marks out of 5

The Results are: (All out of 20)
1st Place - 18 points - Tesco
2nd Place - 15 points - Plenty
3rd Place - 9.5 points - Superquinn
4th Place - 9 points - Supervalu

So the winner is.. Tesco!

We will chat with the four panelists about what they thought of each of the kitchen rolls. At the end we will tell the viewers the results starting with last place going to first.
PANELISTS COMMENTS
Plenty

Vinny
. Good absorbency
. Very good durability,
. Good price and value for money
. Size and total of sheets was good also.
. Overall this product was very good also but the price of it being 10 cent more expensive and 4-5 less sheets per roll than Tesco.
. 4 out of 5

John
. Durability was good
. Small spill - at least 2 sheets
. Absorbency not as good as Tesco but better the Superquinn and Supervalu
. 3 out of 5

Conor
. Absorbency- Took 3 sheets to absorb 100mls of water
. Durability- 5/5, can be reused as often as required.
. Size and No. of sheets- 50 sheets average and standard size (229 millimetres x 228) - less necessary to use more
. Packaging- 4/5, aesthetically pleasing and good information displayed on package about product.
. Value for money- €1.99, overall great value
. 4/5

Brian
. Absorbency- Took 3 sheets to absorb 100mls of water
. Durability- 5/5 can be reused as often as required.
. Size and No. of sheets- 50 sheets average and standard size (229 millimetres x 228)
. Packaging- 4/5, aesthetically pleasing and good information displayed on package about product.
. Value for money- €1.99, overall great value
. 4/5


Supervalu

Vinny
. Poor absorbency
. Very poor durability
. Good price it actually cost €1.86
. Size and total of sheets was good also, packaging poor
. Overall this product was very poor and not value for money
. 1 out of 5

John
. Absorbency was good again
. At least 2 or 3 sheets for a small spill
. But durability was not great
. Packaging very good gave you ideas for uses
. 3 out of 5

Conor
. Absorbency- 4 sheets to absorb 100ml of water
. Durability- 2/5, can be reused twice before breaking
. Size and No. of sheets- 54 average, standard size
. Packaging- 1/5, not attractive, cheap looking, little info about product
. Value for money- €2.06, poor value overall
. 2.5/5

Brian
. Absorbency- 4 sheets to absorb 100ml of water
. Durability- 2/5, can be reused twice before breaking
. Size and No. of sheets- 54 average, standard size
. Packaging- 1/5, not attractive, cheap looking, little info about product
. Value for money- €2.06, poor value overall
. 2.5/5

Superquinn

Vinny
. Good absorbency
. Average durability
. Poor price costing €2.15
. Poor value for money
. Size and total of sheets was good also, packaging good
. Overall this product was average all round and not value for money
. 2.5/5

John
. Durability was not good
. Absorbency was ok
. Packaging and towel looked the best but wasn't
. Value for money - not as good as Tesco
. 2 out of 5

Conor
. Absorbency- 4 sheets to absorb 100 ml
. Durability- 3/5, sheets can be reused multiple times without breaking (around 3)
. Size and No. of sheets-54 average, standard size - 4 or 5 for 100mls spillage
. Packaging-2/5, not attractive and there is limited info about the product
. Value for money- €2.15, very poor value for shabby product
. 2.5/5

Brian
. Absorbency- 4 sheets to absorb 100 ml
. Durability- 3/5, sheets can be reused multiple times without breaking (around 3)
. Size and No. of sheets-54 average, standard size
. Packaging-2/5, not attractive and there is limited info about the product
. Value for money- €2.15, very poor value for shabby product
. 2.5/5

Tesco

Vinny
. Good absorbency
. Very good durability
. Very good price and excellent value for money
. Size and total of sheets was very good
. Good packaging.
. Overall very good product which I found to be the best.
. 4.5/5

John
. Absorbency was very good
. Good value for money
. Durability was very good
. 4 out of 5

Conor
. Absorbency- 3 sheets to soak up 100ml of water
. Durability- 4/5, holds its shape and strength after many usages
. Size and No. of sheets- 56 average and standard size - less necessary to use more sheets - 2 or 3 only for 100mls
. Packaging-3.5/5, good looking and aesthetically pleasing, info is well displayed and laid out
. Value for money- €1.89, best value overall
. 5 out of 5 -we felt this was the best value for money overall because of its marks under the above criteria, and also because the fact that it is endorsed by the FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council).

Brian
. Absorbency- 3 sheets to soak up 100ml of water
. Durability- 4/5, holds its shape and strength after many usages
. Size and No. of sheets- 56 average and standard size
. Packaging-3.5/5, good looking and aesthetically pleasing, info is well displayed and laid out
. Value for money- €1.89, best value overall
. 5/5-we felt this was the best value for money overall because of its marks under the above criteria, and also because the fact that it is endorsed by the FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council)

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