When I'm not able to get my usual brand of paper towels, I'll pick up an eight pack of Brawny towels (I am showing a picture of the six pack). Even though I'm pretty loyal to my brand, I also like using Brawny towels. These towels are absorbent and do a good job of cleaning up spills (which is what I use them for the most).
The eight pack has towels which are perforated in different places, so that you can tear off the size of towel you need for the job you are doing. They are good for taking care of the messes that come up frequently in day-to-day living, especially with three dachshunds in the house, like I have. Brawny towels also have the Good Houskeeping Promise, which I appreciate.
I get the white towels because I need them strictly for cleaning and not for decoration. There is a warning on the back of the package stating that inks can transfer to some surfaces from wet towels, which is another reason I like white. You are also cautioned about being careful when using them in microwave ovens, as with any paper product, and to only use white towels for food preparation and microwave use.
I recommend Brawny paper towels, as they have proven to be an absorbent, strong towel.