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AIBU Using Toilet Paper as Kitchen Paper

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UhOhChongo Mon 19-Nov-12 19:18:12

The smaller sheets mean I use less...

WileyRoadRunner Mon 19-Nov-12 19:25:37

Depends is it nice quilted stuff that's all soft and absorbent?

Or is it basics that will leave bits of toilet paper all over your kitchen surfaces when it's wet?

NoToastWithoutKnickers Mon 19-Nov-12 19:29:35

Not for what I needed it for today. The dog threw up everywhere and I realised I'd run out of kitchen roll sad

mrskeithrichards Mon 19-Nov-12 19:33:50

As long as it's not a roll from next to the bog no problem!

UhOhChongo Mon 19-Nov-12 19:36:12

Well, it's Lidl's recycled 10 rolls, which they keep changing the format of. Currently they have a knobbly side and a smooth one. Does leave bits and probably dog sick unready.

Bunbaker Mon 19-Nov-12 19:41:26

Toilet roll disintegrates far more easily than kitchen roll so I wouldn't use it in the kitchen. I always buy Nouvelle recycled stuff and it falls apart as soon as it gets wet.

AnnoyingOrange Mon 19-Nov-12 19:44:47

Kitchen roll is designed to stay in one piece when wet. Toilet roll is designed to disintegrate when wet so it can be flushed

Bunbaker Mon 19-Nov-12 19:47:04


Fairylea Mon 19-Nov-12 19:51:10

I don't even buy kitchen roll.

I really know how to live dangerously smile

TiggyD Mon 19-Nov-12 20:03:31

Juan Sheet would not be happy. sad

Rueysmum Mon 19-Nov-12 20:44:06

Why on earth do people buy kitchen roll? I've never understood it!! When my cat is is sick I just race upstairs, grab the loo roll, race back downstairs and scoop the sick up, race back upstairs and put it down the toilet.

I try to limit myself to one loo roll per week, but sometimes this is exceeded by his piggery (he always throws up if he's just scoffed but hasn't chewed). If there's any residue left on the lino, I just use the washing up scourer thing (Tesco's value foam things - last for ages if you go sparingly) and rinse next time I'm washing up. Can't see why people waste their money. I would rather buy food, drink etc. than quilted paper.

Bunbaker Mon 19-Nov-12 20:54:45

"Why on earth do people buy kitchen roll?"

I use it for draining fried food on, degreasing pans and sauces, washing the kitchen floor, polishing wooden furniture, mopping up the last of spills on the carpet - loads of things.

If you only get through one loo roll a week you must live alone, suffer from constipation and work full time. In our house we have three loos, an OH who works from home, me who works part time and a DD, and I couldn't say how many we get through between the three of us except that it will certainly be more than one.

PurpleGentian Mon 19-Nov-12 20:55:48

But doesn't the way toilet paper fall apart when it gets wet mean that you use more in the long run?

TinyDancingHoofer Mon 19-Nov-12 20:58:20

The idea that you are using the washing up scourer to clean cat sick off the floor and then not even rinsing it until it is needed again is confused

littleducks Mon 19-Nov-12 21:03:47

I don't buy kitchen roll. Once or twice a year I deep fat fry things and dry them on a paper napkin.

I either use a clean kept in kitchen toilet roll or cloths.

I don't have any pets and my children rarely vomit though tbf.

mrskeithrichards Mon 19-Nov-12 21:05:24

I'm another one that's never used kitchen roll. I have some microfiber cloths I use for wiping etc, one specifically for the floor. I hate waste! 4 cloths for £1 and they get chucked in the wash.

You actually wash the whole floor using kitchen roll? How wasteful!

Fairylea Mon 19-Nov-12 22:24:50

No pets here either.

I have lots of tea towels and use one of those if something needs mopping up and then bung it in the wash bin.

I don't buy tissues either. My mum is the queen of kitchen roll and tissues and she always seemed bitterly disappointed in me when she asks for a tissue and I appear with loo roll in hand smile

Softlysoftly Mon 19-Nov-12 22:28:50

You wash up with cat sick floor sponge <<boak>>. That is grim!

ShellyBoobs Mon 19-Nov-12 22:42:40

YANBU, if you can make it work for you.

I prefer to use kitchen roll for its wet strength but I don't use either of the premium brands which both happen to be owned by the same company.

greeneyed Mon 19-Nov-12 22:48:43

Rueysmum, now I am seriously economising but limiting bog roll and using washing up sponge for cat sick takes it to a new level!

MsVestibule Mon 19-Nov-12 22:52:10

Kitchen roll is an absolute essential. How else can you properly clean work surfaces? Washing up sponges will have God knows how many bacteria on them, and I like a clean work surface!

MsVestibule Mon 19-Nov-12 22:55:04

But to answer your question, OP - if you don't need a full sheet, just tear one in half - I'm really tight so that's what I do.

Mousefunk Mon 19-Nov-12 22:59:33

Kitchen roll is necessary. Cloths/sponges, unless they are washed or soaked in boiling water after every single wipe up harbour tons of gross germs you do not want on your worktops/table..ew.

I looove Plenty kitchen roll, i'm afraid none of the others live up too it, they all fall apart sad I can imagine loo roll would too..

BertieBotts Mon 19-Nov-12 23:05:28

I use old muslins for most things that kitchen roll does <preen> and you can boil wash them too.

I have recently started buying kitchen roll again because I am lazy there are some things it's useful for.

CoolaSchmoola Mon 19-Nov-12 23:11:54

I use kitchen roll for all sorts - and I find that the slightly pricier is more cost effective as you use less. Tesco do two very big rolls of kitchen/glass paper for £3, which lasts for ages, far longer than the monetary equivalent in the value stuff.

Rueysmum - that is disgusting. Are you by any chance a scary cat lady?

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