Sometimes the best option is the simplest. Paper towel dispensers use several different mechanisms to do a simple job: serve up towels. But mechanisms can break and can be costly to repair. A manual paper towel dispenser is virtually maintenance-free. You just have to refill it when necessary.
Manual Paper Towel Dispenser:
Manual Paper Towel Dispenser pictured: TrippNT 51904 Single Stack Dual Dispensing Paper Towel Holder
Manual Paper Towel Dispenser above: Kimberly-Clark Slimroll Hard Roll Towel Dispenser With 6-Pack Scott Slimroll Hard Roll Towel Refill Bundle
The things to look for in an industrial paper towel dispenser: Durability – the fewer moving parts, the less likely a dispenser is likely to break. Since these dispensers are used hundreds of times a day, this is an important factor. Capacity – make sure the dispenser holds enough towels to serve the amount of users. Ease of maintenance: Look for models that have fewer nooks and crannies. These are the areas that are hardest to keep clean.
Industrial Paper Towel Dispenser:
Industrial Paper Towel Dispenser pictured: Singlefold Towel Dispenser with Two-Prong Lock by Palmer Fixture Company.
Industrial Paper Towel Dispenser above: Roll Paper Towel Dispenser by Oasis Creations – Commercial Heavy Duty – Wall Mount Towel Dispenser
When you are looking for a paper towel dispenser for office bathrooms, you want a model that is durable, that holds a good amount of towels and that is easy to keep clean. Stainless steel is an ideal material in those respects. I recommend dispensers that serve up individual towels, since they have (almost) no moving parts, as opposed to the roll dispensers that have levers that can eventually break, and that are less sanitary.
Office Paper Towel Dispenser:
Office Paper Towel Dispenser pictured: GJO02197 – Towel Cabinet,F/Singles/C-Fold/Multi Fold Towels, White by Genuine Joe.
Office Paper Towel Dispenser above:
Universal Paper Towel Dispenser – Holds 250 paper towels – Wall mount and Countertop – Transparent
Paper towel dispensers that use individual paper sheets are not just for offices anymore. Several models are made smaller and in more attractive designs, especially for home bathroom use. It is a sanitary way to dry your hands, and the dispensers are wall-mounted, so they save space as well.
Home Bathroom Paper Towel Dispenser:
Home Bathroom Paper Towel Dispenser pictured: San Jamar T1950XC 11-1/8″ Width x 7-7/8″ Height x 3-7/8″ Depth, Chrome Finish Mini C-Fold/Multifold Towel Dispenser.
If you are looking for a no-touch paper towel dispenser for your kitchen, your best bet is to go for a model that can use any size paper towels. Paper towels differ in length from brand to brand. This makes it very hard to design a dispenser that will accommodate them all. The best touchless automatic dispenser models actually cut the towel where you want, regardless of the perforations already imbedded in the roll. An ingenious idea.
Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser:
Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser pictured: iTouchless Towel-Matic II Sensor Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser
Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser above: Marathon enMotion Automated Touchless Towel Dispenser