Are you in the market for new paper towel dispensers? From proprietary to universal dispensers, there are so many options to choose from. 

The TORK hand towel roll dispenser is durable, reliable, and easy to maintain. It's designed to last in busy restrooms and deliver hygienic, one-at-a-time dispensing to reduce maintenance costs and towel consumption. 

Here at Egyptian Workspace Partners, we're dedicated to helping you find the best facility products for you and your business. 

In this review, we'll use third-party information and our product knowledge to help you decide if the TORK hand towel roll dispenser is worth buying. 

Specs of the TORK Hand Towel Roll Dispenser

TORK electronic hand towel roll dispenser      TORK manual hand towel roll dispenser

The TORK hand towel roll dispenser comes in two different models: electronic and manual. Both versions have the same specifications:

  • Length: 9.3"
  • Height: 16"
  • Width: 12.3"
  • Material: Plastic
  • Color(s): Black or White

Key Features of the TORK Hand Towel Dispenser

One-at-a-Time Dispensing

The TORK hand towel roll dispenser delivers a hygienic dispensing experience with one-at-a-time towel dispensing.

This feature encourages users only to use as many towels as they need, so you can reduce waste and save money. 

Adjustable Towel Length

Both versions of the TORK hand towel dispenser have adjustable towel length settings to help you control towel usage and reduce overall costs.

The mechanical dispenser has two sheet length options: 10" (short) or 18" (long). 

The electronic dispenser distributes one 10" towel at a time. It also has two dispense mode settings: on-demand for user-activated dispensing and valet for a hanging towel. 

High Towel Capacity

The TORK hand towel roller dispenser is designed to minimize maintenance costs while maximizing service. 

Both models can hold up to 1,000 towels on the 10-inch sheet length setting for high capacity situations. 

Pros of the TORK Hand Towel Roll Dispenser

Multiple Paper Towel Options

The TORK hand towel roll dispensers accommodate a variety of 8-inch roll towels. These towels have three levels of quality: universal (good), advanced (better), and premium (best). 

This feature provides you with a lot of flexibility. Instead of being locked into one type of towel, you'll have a wide variety of options once your dispenser is installed. 

In fact, many companies use a combination of towels to meet their needs. They can use the same dispenser and switch out the towels when the supply runs low. 

For instance, the customer washrooms may have premium towels, while the warehouse washrooms have lower grade towels. 

The "universal towels" are made of 100% recycled materials, but they're not as soft as other towels. 

The "advanced towels" have a cloth-like feel. However, they're not made of any recycled materials. 

The "premium towels" are the most absorbent and softest, but they're also not made of any recycled materials. 

All the towels have a proprietary "Y" (8") notches on both ends: 

 

TORK Advanced Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 800 ft (White) Premium Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 600 ft, White, 6 Rolls/Carton
TORK Advanced Hand Towel Roll, 8 x 10 ft (White) Advanced Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 800 ft, White, 6 Rolls/Carton
TORK Universal Hand Towel Roll, 7.5" x 630 ft, (White) Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 630 ft, White, 6 Rolls/Carton
TORK Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 800 ft (White) Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 800 ft, White, 6 Rolls/Carton
TORK Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 800 ft (Natural) Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 800 ft, Natural, 6 Rolls/Carton
TORK Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 630 ft (Natural) Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 630 ft, Natural, 6 Rolls/Carton
Universal Hand Towel Roll, 8" x 1000 ft, Natural, 6 Rolls/Carton

 

Hands-Free Capabilities

Both versions of the TORK dispenser have touch-free capabilities to reduce the spread of germs. 

The electronic dispenser has a sensor. To dispense the towel, you can wave your hand in front of it. 

With the mechanical dispenser, you only have to touch the towel you need. Then, a towel is left hanging out of the dispenser every time you pull on the previous one. 

If you're unsure of which model to choose, you should go with the electronic dispenser. With mechanical dispenser, the 10" towel will be exposed to germs in the restroom. 

Stub Roll Feature

When you go the bathroom, how often do you see a towel roll sitting on the counter? 

Whether the dispenser is completely out of towels or the maintenance crew is waiting to switch out rolls, these towel rolls can easily be contaminated. 

As a standard feature of both TORK hand towel roll dispensers, the stub roll function reduces waste and increases its towel capacity. 

Once a towel roll is partially used, it can be placed in the back of the dispenser so a new roll can be loaded.

When the stub roll is completely empty, the new roll will automatically dispense. 

High Quality

The TORK hand towel dispenser is highly durable. Although there are more premium options on the market, this dispenser is specifically engineered to last in high-traffic restroom facilities. 

Price of Paper Towels

As previously mentioned, the TORK dispenser uses several different types of towels, which means you can easily find an affordable towel for your business.

Battery Life

With its long-lasting battery life, the TORK electronic dispenser can deliver up to 80 rolls of 1,000-foot towels on one set of four "D" batteries. 

It also has a low-battery indicator, so your employees will know when it's time for a refill. 

Note: This feature is standard on the TORK electronic dispenser. The mechanical dispenser doesn't use any batteries. 

Matching Dispensers

If you want everything in your bathroom to match, you're in luck.

The TORK hand towel roll dispenser has matching toilet paper and skincare dispensers, so you can achieve a uniform look. 

ADA Compliant

The TORK hand towel roll dispenser is compliant with ADA requirements. 

They should be installed a minimum of 15 inches or a maximum of 48 inches off the floor for forward-reaching range, or a minimum of 9 inches or a maximum of 54 inches for side reaching. 

Cons of the TORK Hand Towel Roll Dispenser

Limited Towel Options

As with all proprietary dispensers, the only towels that fit in this dispenser are from TORK. 

No Premium Finish

Although the TORK hand towel dispenser is high quality, it's only available in black and white. Plus, there's no stainless-steel option to choose from. 

Limitations with Recessed Version

The TORK hand towel roll dispenser fits in recessed housing. However, you'll have to use a piece of black trim against the stainless-steel unit, which can take away from the overall look.

TORK Hand Towel Roll Dispenser Installation Information

If you buy 10 or more dispensers, TORK will distribute them for free. 

Additionally, Egyptian will install them at no cost. This is easy to do, especially if you're also buying soap or toilet paper dispensers. 

If you only buy one or two dispensers, you'll have to pay at least $100 a piece. You'll also have to calculate the hourly labor rate, as well as the total drive time for our installers. 

Should You Choose the TORK Hand Towel Roll Dispenser?

When it's time for an upgrade, you should go with a towel dispenser that's easy to maintain, reduces waste, and helps you save money. 

If you're looking for recessed or premium finish dispensers, the TORK hand towel roll dispenser may not be the best option. 

However, it's a great choice if you need any of the following:

  • A dispenser that works every time
  • Free dispensers and installation
  • A variety in towel quality and cost
  • Hands-free capabilities in both mechanical and electronic versions 
  • Controlled use features
  • Matching tissue and soap dispensers
  • A reliable warranty

What's Next?

Still not sure if the TORK hand towel roll dispenser is right for you? From the Scott Pro dispenser system to the Boardwalk mechanical dispenser, we have several options to choose from. 

To learn more about Egyptian and our selection of restroom dispensers, schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated account managers today!

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Josh Doll

Written by Josh Doll