How absorbent does Zorbeez turn out to be?

How absorbent does Zorbeez turn out to be?

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The Zorbeez in the 6 News test didn't hold all 20 ounces, but it was close. The Zorbeez in the 6 News test didn't hold all 20 ounces, but it was close.
6 News poured coffee on a white carpet remnant and after blotting the stain with the help of Zorbeez, it was gone. 6 News poured coffee on a white carpet remnant and after blotting the stain with the help of Zorbeez, it was gone.

By KRISTIN FARLEY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- A product called Zorbeez claims to help the environment by cutting out the need for paper towels so 6 News put its absorbency claims to the test.

According to its commercial, Zorbeez ultra absorbent towels can soak up as much as 20 ounces of liquid at a time.

Spokesman Billy Mays calls it, "The most absobent material I've ever used."

The Zorbeez in the 6 News test didn't hold all 20 ounces, but it was close.

We also want to point out, the package claims Zorbeez will hold up to 20 ounces, which technically it did.

"The secret is the X27 fiber technology. It makes Zorbeez over 27 times more absorbent than cotton," the commercial says.

6 News also duplicated a test from the commercial that compares how Zorbeez can soak up a glass of water to how a hand towel can soak up a glass of water.

In our test, the hand towel absorbed a little more than the Zorbeez and dripped less.

The commercial also claims Zorbeez can lift all sorts of stains including coffee, soda and even red wine. A demonstration shows it removing the spill from a carpet sample.

6 News poured coffee on a white carpet remnant and after blotting the stain with the help of Zorbeez, it was gone. 

6 News contacted the company that makes Zorbeez about our tests, but we're still waiting on a response.

However, it's safe to say that so far, Zorbeez has been the most accurate As Seen on TV product 6 News has tested.

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