We had a similar problem to Teacher Tammy when loading the dispenser with more than one pack at a time. Because they are weak, the weight of the extra towels causes them to rip as they are pulled out one by one. As long as you only load one pack at a time, they're fine. These are a good deal for recycled towels in a decent quantity per case. Not a good idea for big spills, but to dry hands or wipe up drips, they're good.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
perhaps we were loading them incorrectly, but if I put more than one package in the dispenser, after every three or four towels one would get stuck, and we'd have to pry it out with a paperclip. This is very inconvenient in a preschool!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend