• In all kitchens, dish cloths and towels everyday essentials that play a vital role in ensuring the good upkeep of our kitchen. If you have ever wondered how often these kitchen supplies should be cleaned and how to clean them thoroughly, we have you covered.  

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     It is of utmost importance to ensure that the condition of these fabrics is good and regularly changed and cleaned.  

    It is recommended that dish cloths and towels are cleaned daily due to their great exposure to various bacteria. from E. coli to Salmonella. Leaving your dish cloths and towels dirty or using them multiple times on various surfaces or dishes can be detrimental. It is never a good idea to wait for the fabrics to get a poor odour or feel slimy in texture. Cleaning tools are exposed to various conditions due to their constant usage in our kitchens, so they are not only prone to germs and smells but also invisible stains.  

    How often should dish cloths and kitchen towels be changed?

    The simple answer to this question is that it should be soaked daily to decrease the chances of foul odour and residue. The absorbing properties of the fabric and the type of fabric itself are important in knowing when the best time is to throw in the towel (quite literally).  If your kitchen fabrics have a continuous odour or feel slimy and do not absorb well, it’s time for a replacement. Regular replacement will ensure both thorough cleaning of dishes and surfaces but will also protect the health and safety of you and your family. 

    Tips on how to wash your dirty cloth and towels

    Kitchen towels and dish cloths can be placed in your washing machine. If you are looking to avoid laundry detergents and chemicals, here are a few natural methods you could try: 

    • Boiling your cloths in a hot solution is always a good way to get rid of the dirt. Simply place some boiling water in a tub or bowl and add two spoons of baking soda. Place the cloths in the solution and allow for it to sit for a few minutes. Once you are satisfied with the time the cloth has soaked, rinse the cloth, and allow for it to dry.
    • Lemon and vinegar are another excellent option for a good thorough but natural clean. Take a tablespoon of salt and add it to an equally measured amount of lemon and vinegar mixture. Place the fabrics into the concoction and allow the fabrics to sit in the solution for a couple of hours. While soaking gently scrub the fabrics a couple of times, then rinse in hot water and allow to dry

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