These rolls are really very useful, except when they are harmful. Here's a short list of things paper towels won't do.
Don't get me wrong, paper towels are indispensable in everyday life. They're perfect for removing stains, catching liquid spills, and quick drying hands. But paper towels aren't universal, and sometimes rushing to use them can cause more problems than you solve.
No, it's not about the temples of the glasses or the bridge of the nose of the frame, which sometimes get greasy when worn. They can just be wiped with paper. Lenses - never! Almost all modern lenses have a coating, and a dry paper towel can seriously damage it even with glass lenses. Therefore, use special eyeglass wipes.
Dust on wooden furniture
Dust is a fine abrasive. A dry paper towel is like fine sandpaper. You will damage the surface by covering it with micro-scratches. Dust with a cloth or microfiber cloth dampened with furniture cleaner and polish.
Any electronic devices
You guessed it: a paper towel can damage almost any monitor or phone screen (especially glass surfaces like your iPhone screen). Use a microfiber cloth and alcohol to remove grease stains. And better special sprays for cleaning monitors. No, no, nail polish remover is not good. Even if it is without acetone, don't risk it.
Wet spot on carpet
If you try to collect the liquid from the carpet with a paper towel, it will spread, and its fibers will clog between the villi with their fibers, only exacerbating the problem. Blot the puddle with a cloth. Clean white cloth. And don't rub the stain, it will only make it harder.
Your favorite black blouse
Nominated for Worst Idea of the Year. Dry you will wipe with a towel, whether wet - noticeable fibers of paper will definitely remain on a dark fabric. Only cloth, good old clean cloth. O! To save your favorite black blouse, you can use an unloved black one.