Updated July 13, 2020 by Allean Phelps

The 10 Best Paper Towel Dispensers

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in May of 2020. A dispenser offers quick and easy access to towels in any space where water is present or frequent spills occur. Not only do these units help reduce the risk of cross-contamination, but they also prevent waste by allocating the sheets one at a time. The brands selected for this list include manual designs, pull-lever models, and automatic dispensers for home and commercial use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best paper towel dispenser on Amazon.

10. Oasis Creations

9. Georgia Pacific SofPull

8. eBun Bamboo

7. Tork Elevation Matic

6. Scott 09215

5. Alpine Industries 401

4. San Jamar Element

3. Wooden Mallet WCT1LO

2. Pacific Blue Ultra Mini

1. Innovia Automatic 2159W

Special Honors

Hubert Touchless Towel Dispenser The Hubert Touchless Towel Dispenser features a translucent black cover and dispenses 10-inches of paper at a time. It operates on four D-cell batteries and accommodates towel rolls up to 800-feet long and 8-inches wide. hubert.com

Editor's Notes

July 09, 2020:

Paper towel dispensers are necessary to keep areas sanitary. Considering there are so many options to choose from, you should think about the style you want, the type of towel you will use, and where you will place it before you make a purchase.

Wall-mounted options such as the Pacific Blue Ultra Mini and the Georgia Pacific SofPull are perfect for high traffic areas as they can hold many paper towels and help reduce the time you spend refilling the unit. They also help you save counter space.

Countertop dispensers like Oasis Creations don't hold as many sheets, but they are ideal when the wall is not suitable for mounting or cluttered with other accessories. Additionally, you can move them around as needed.

Undercabinet models offer the convenience of wall-mounted units by keeping them up off the counter. The Innovia Automatic 2159W and the Wooden Mallet WCT1LO, for example, load and dispense easily.

Hands-free units are the most hygienic solution for reducing cross-contamination. Both the Pacific Blue Ultra Mini and the Innovia Automatic 2159W operate using sensors, so there is no need to touch the dispenser at all.


Allean Phelps
Last updated on July 13, 2020 by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.


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