Best dish towels?

jaxoDecember 21, 2010

I'm looking for towels that are very absorbent, but also quick to dry out and be ready to reuse in a few hours after the next meal. The need to work really well and not be an decorator piece in the kitchen.

I also need machine washable that looks good straight out of the dryer without ironing.

Does this exist?

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mikie_gw

Sounds like the ones I buy at walgreens cheap.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 1:47AM
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albert_135

Old fashioned cotton cloth diapers.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 2:12PM
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arkansas_girl

I've just started using those super cheap packages of plain old style wash clothes. I find the small size (12X12) very handy for quick wipes and they are very absorbant. I find a dish towel to be too large and cumbersome. Remember that when you wash towel and stuff not to use fabric softeners because that makes them not as absorbant. I just noticed yesterday that Target had them on clearance for $2 a package, the Room Essentials brand (RE)! Just make sure they are 100% cotton.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 9:34AM
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jaxo

I wonder about that. Some say avoid cotton because it is slow to dry after each use, wrinkled after laundering and full of lint compared to linen.
What about microfiber or a ShamWOW?

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 11:53AM
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arkansas_girl

I don't really like the shamwow concept because to me I find they have to be damp to absorb...that's what it seems to me anyway. I don't find those thin cheap wash clothes to be lenty but you could probably use a cotton dish cloth made of like a waffle weave or something like that rather than terry cloth. Microfiber would probably be real good too because you could get a package of small 12 X 12 ones for really cheap too. The thin wash clothes don't really take long to dry because they are really thin. Just lay them out flat or hang them up and they should be dry by the next cooking or just alternate them since they are so cheap and easy to wash.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 12:46PM
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jannie

I agree with getting some microfibre cloths. Just one thing-they must be washed separately, not with other towels and clothing, and never use any kind of fabric softener.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 10:47AM
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jaxo

Where do you put your damp dish drying towels to dry out other than over an oven door handle?

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 11:20AM
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mikie_gw

I tuck top edge of one of mine in the dishwasher door that I never ever have used excpt to store clean stuff. And one towel is always poked thru the refrig door handle.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 8:02PM
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bookert

chiming in here....
Costco online carries microfiber kitchen towels that are wonderful. The pack has dish cloths and kitchen towels. They are waffle weave. Asst. colors. Don't remember the exact manufacture name, but it's something like the Eurow Group. Great price too! I've had several sets for years. Never any mildew smells.

Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2010 at 12:29AM
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arizonny

Can you link us to the towels from Costco? I looked on their site and can't find them.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2010 at 11:53AM
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bookert

arizonny,

ugh! They aren't posted on Costco's site anymore! Sorry!
Well, google Eurow products since that is the manufacturer.
They are the kitchen waffle weaves and I actually ordered a set once directly from them a few years ago.
Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2011 at 11:30PM
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arizonny

These perhaps?

Here is a link that might be useful: Towels

    Bookmark   January 4, 2011 at 8:50AM
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jannie

See if you can find a package of terrycloth washcloths in your 99cent/dollar store. They work great, then just throw them in with your regular laundry. If you can get a dozen or more, you'll always have a clean dry one available.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 11:36AM
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chefmom_2010

Williams Sonoma striped basketweave kitchen towels are the best out there.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 7:30PM
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bobnabq

Google "microfiber dish towels". They absorb moisture / and dry quickly. I saw two for about $7 on Amazon, but you may find them cheaper elsewhere. Try Google Shopping, Yahoo shopping, etc. Good luck

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 2:24PM
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