Using the right dish cloth makes doing dishes, wiping counters, and cleaning up spills so much easier, but what is the best kind and where can I get it?
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I have searched high and low for a great dish rag. I even took note of what people used in their own home that I liked.
For a long time I used the Ikea burp cloths I had bought my now 11-year-old but as you can imagine they were getting a bit threadbare, and weren’t holding up like they used to.
We were getting set to get new counters (we previous had almond Formica countertops which is a post for itself) — and I knew I wanted new dish cloths to get started on the right foot.
So, I started looking at Amazon. I had previously looked at stores and found mostly terry cloth, or thick microfiber which I knew I wouldn’t love. Here are the things I wanted in a dish cloth:
- Easy to wring-out (my kids aren’t great at this, and if I’m being honest — when I’m in a hurry I’m not great at it either).
- Washed well, odors and stains wouldn’t stick around, and it handled washing well (didn’t fall apart after just a few washings)
- Cheap — I didn’t want to spend a ton on them
- Not too large. Larger dish cloths seemed even harder to wring out plus they take up room in a drawer that we just don’t need. A smaller one would suffice (but not TOO small)
Obviously, I’m picky.
On Amazon, I again saw a lot of terrycloth dishtowels. Stuff I knew would be similar to what I had. I wanted something different.
I saw some promise in this type of towel. But I also saw that it probably wouldn’t last a real long time. I actually found some similar at Trader Joe’s and I’m just waiting to remember to try them someday.
Ultimately I went with this set. And guys — I’ve bought ne counters, a new dishwasher, a new microwave and a tile backsplash for our kitchen at this point. And while the new dishwasher is one of the loves of my life — these new dishtowels may well be my favorite thing in the kitchen.
I actually got them for my friends for Christmas and had so many calls of people asking where I got it and how they could get more.
Here’s what I love about this dish cloth:
- It wrings out SO easily! Seriously, no more dragging water across the tables or counter. SO nice
- It scrubs stuff SO well. That weave with the little pockets, plus being microfiber helps a LOT
Cons of this dishcloth:
- It does get smelly, probably after around 4 days. And mostly likely because my kids never rinse it out, but I’ll take it. It washes clean from any smells and holds up well to washing.
- It is microfiber, which I don’t love on my hands. I like this one better than a lot of my microfiber cloths, but that issue is still there if it’s something that bothers you.
Ultimately, how EASILY it clean stuff and wring out is a HUGE win for us. Both my husband and myself are both really happy with them. At just over a dollar/towel (although I got them under $1 for Christmas it is a great price).
So, what’s your favorite dish towel? Tell me in the comments!