Best dish cloths & dish towels according to redditors

We found 127 Reddit comments discussing the best dish cloths & dish towels. We ranked the 67 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Dish Cloths & Dish Towels:

u/coffeewithmyoxygen · 28 pointsr/curlyhair

Try plopping right side up. Get your towel under your hair along your neck and pull it around towards your forehead and tie it up there. Make sure your curls are inside your towel, but not squished against your head or on top of your head. I was getting really tangled, kinky curls when I plopped. Now I just kind of tie my hair into the towel and let it sit in the towel instead.

Edit: For anybody curious... I use these towels . I fold them in half diagonally so they’re a triangle. It makes it really easy to tie up and adds an extra layer of towel to catch the moisture so your towel doesn’t get suuuuper soaked immediately.

u/leslietheriveter · 22 pointsr/homemaking

My first reaction is that you should not be the one cleaning it unless they are paying you to do so, because that's nasty.


For actual tips on cleaning, here is my thought process:

  • Stack some dishes to the side so you have work room in the sink.
  • Using a clean sponge or dish cloth (this is my cloth of choice - doesn't get old and smelly like a sponge), wash anything that is easy to clean and doesn't have mold on it. Don't fill the sink with water, as there is no point soaking things in moldy water.
  • Take everything out of the sink and fill it with hot water and some bleach. Put in any dish that has mold on it and can be bleached (I think most kitchenware can be, but there's always things like hand-painted items that I would not put in), and let everything soak for an hour. This will kill the mold on the sink and the dishes.
  • Drain the water and rinse everything well to get the bleach off, then wash all the dishes with dish soap.


    Good luck!
u/corvid_sense_o_humor · 16 pointsr/quilting

Patch together some tea-dyed floursack-towels? That way you get the relic-feeling/looking fabric without the mustiness/fragility of genuine vintage or the roughness of burlap?

u/steelbeamsdankmemes · 11 pointsr/rarepuppers
u/Ltownbanger · 9 pointsr/Canning

Get some flour sack towels. You can line a colander and pour the stock through once and it does a great job of filtering out the insoluble bits.

They are cheap, multipurpose and reusable. I rarely have a need to buy cheesecloth any more.

u/wackyvorlon · 7 pointsr/Whatisthis
u/dpash · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Every time I see a cat's butt, all I can think about are these

u/struggle_cuddle_club · 6 pointsr/baby

Cloth diapers - flour sack towelsfrom amazon as the stuffers - cheap and clean easily. Bamboo liners for the poop. Rubber gloves for swishing it in the toilet for the parts that don't come off with the liners. Lot's of covers that can be used from newborn to 35 lbs. You can use any bum cream if you use the flour sack towels as well FYI because it doesn't ruin them. Also pick up a couple of these laundry bags. Wipes.

Cleaning is easy - "quick wash" with a bit of soap, then a hot long wash for extra soiled diapers.

Baby nest was nice to have but not a necessity. Blankets/towels can help. Also a wrap is nice for the first 6 months but not necessary.

Gripe water for gassy baby, Punkin Butt teething oil

A pump, even hand pump will be handy. Especially in the first few weeks she's regulating her supply.

Zip up sleepers (snaps suck)

Baby Bag (backpack style)

Don't worry about a baby changing table, you can change anywhere. Don't worry about a diaper genie since you're cloth diapering.

Breastfeeding scarf/carseat cover

Older baby (6-12 months will come fast)

- snack containers

- Food holder thing(frozen bananas are awesome for teething)

u/CamelCavalry · 5 pointsr/financialindependence

I'm guessing your reusable paper towels aren't literally paper towels, but something like kitchen towels that serve a similar purpose? Because that's a good start. Reusable water bottles are an obvious candidate, and I drink more water when I carry one, too.

Many air filters for your car or home air conditioner can be bought as reusable that you periodically clean out, rather than the cheaper paper ones. I don't know at what point they come out ahead from a cost perspective, but it would reduce your trash. Coffee filters, too, if that's your thing, although the metal mesh ones don't filter out the oils the same way, if that matters to you.

Breaking off into things that would require a change in behavior, if you like craft beer, consider buying a growler and finding a place that does growler fills rather than buying a 6-pack or a case of cans or bottles (aluminum is an excellent candidate for recycling, but recycling glass is about the same cost and effort as making new glass). As an added benefit, I try more new beers when I do this and am able to get brews I can't find in bottles, plus it's fun to share with friends if we're doing a barbecue or something. It's not going to save you a lot of money, but it does cut down on trash and is at least cheaper than drinking out.

No post for saving money and reducing waste would be complete without a nod to the folks at /r/wicked_edge if you shave. A straight razor would have virtually no waste, if you're up for it, and a single or double edge safety razor would only need replacement blades, which can be recycled if you put them in a blades bank. The most expensive blades I've used with my double edge razor cost me \$30 for 100.

If you're really into reducing waste, you could trade in disposable pens for one that will take replacement ink cartridges or even a fountain or rollerball pen with a refillable reservoir for a truly no-waste solution, but my guess is that costs you more money in the long run.

u/FPFan · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

Lint free cotton dish towels. I don't like the towels that have nap to them, as I like to avoid things that can get hung up in the tines, and nap can get into the breather hole and be caught between the tines.

For a quick and easy, or would work well. When new, wash them once or twice to remove all of the sizing, and then you have a nice, lint free, soft cotton towel use on your pens. These are big, but after a while they will look great with all of the ink colors on them.

u/everything-is-golden · 4 pointsr/BroMoHousekeeping

I haven’t used paper towels in about a decade. I keep some around for some things, but the last roll I bought lasted me 4 years.

Here’s what my kitchen linens include:

Innovative Dish Washing Net Cloths /...

Bamboo Towels - Heavy Duty Eco...

SOS Food Labs, Inc. 185000825 S.O.S....

This is what I store them in the bathroom. Keeps mold from forming.

Mesh Popup Laundry Hamper - Portable,...

We use these for napkins, paper towels, everyday placemats and for cleaning dishes.

Hope that helps.

u/AdventureMomming · 3 pointsr/clothdiaps

I'd suggest flour sack towels (Link is to the ones I have from Amazon, but my understanding is that you can get them for about a dollar a piece at Walmart) with covers (I like flip covers but I think the brand is less important).

Flats, like flour sack towels, are multi-purpose, cheap, and super fast to dry. My dryer died on me a few months ago and I realized how much easier the single layer flats were to wash and dry. I agree with the last response that probably 20 or so flats and a few covers would be reasonable, but because they are cheap and multipurpose having 40 of them around wouldn't be the worst thing either!

u/lucyfell · 3 pointsr/RepLadies

I use a soft sponge! like this but from the dollar store lol.

u/woolgreen · 3 pointsr/CasualUK

The Dean Gaffney one is special. Goes very nicely with a russ abbot tea towel. Worth a click just to read the comments.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gift one. I have no idea why I don't have an apron when I do a ton of baking. It just dawned on me the other day that it would be a great idea to get one.

Gift two. I have heard good things about this book on here and it has piqued my interest.


You both look so beautiful that you took my breathe away. I now need to be resuscitated but it was totally worth it.

u/Kat121 · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros
u/dbinkerd · 2 pointsr/GoodValue

I have found the professional bar/kitchen towel called a bar mop the best out there.

u/ElizabethLTCD · 2 pointsr/clothdiaps

It sounds like it was more of a compression leak than anything. A compression leak is basically when the baby pees and then lays on it/squeezes the wet diaper for so long that the pee just leaks out of that absorbent layer. I'd add a layer or two, but specifically fold or layer it in a way that there's extra absorbency around the sides of the diaper. You'll probably have to experiment with it a few times to get something that works well. You could try using OsoCozy flats or even some flour sack towels because they're large and you'd be able to fold them in a way to add absorbency to the sides without them sliding around.

Yeah, I only put my wool in the dryer on air dry because it was winter and I couldn't hang dry it. :) Then I figured out that it seemed to affect the waterproofing so I ended up just hang drying it by the fireplace, lol! At least it smelled good after that!

u/annitabonita1 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  • I wipe the oil off with a microfiber towel (I ordered these from Amazon).

  • I do wipe the oil again after the second application, but I don't know if that's standard, I just cleanse after and put so much more moisturizer on afterwards, I don't feel like I need to keep it on.

  • I do the second step because I wear a lot of eye makeup. The first round is more to get that off my face, and then I rub/cleanse with the second round of oil so I'm not rubbing eyeliner into my cheeks.

  • It definitely gets all my makeup off the first try, better than any makeup remover I've ever used.
u/thatothersheepgirl · 2 pointsr/clothdiaps

These were the flour sack towels I bought and still use. I could honestly get by with just these still. They're my main diaper during the day still. And at just over a dollar a towel, the price can't be beat. I'm with your husband, I LOVE learning new diaper folds!

u/mferris23 · 2 pointsr/cricut

Zeppoli 12-Pack Flour Sack Towels - 31" x 31" Kitchen Towels - Absorbent White Dish Towels - 100% Ring Spun Cotton Bar Towels

u/FuckCazadors · 2 pointsr/CasualUK

I've often considered buying a Steve McFadden clock of course, as all of us must have, but I'm worried that I wouldn't have the opportunity to enjoy it properly because I spend most of my spare time concentrating on my Russ Abbot tea towel.

u/Bodyslide · 2 pointsr/BadDragon

Here is what we use to wrap our clean toys in. Utopia Kitchen 12 Pack Flour-Sack-Towels,28 x 28-Inches

u/ladyboss_1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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u/newbeginnings1017 · 2 pointsr/SingleDads
  • Try to have an "evening reset" where you take 15-20 minutes to put most things in their place, wash dishes, etc. I find that the pain of those 15-20 minutes even if I'm dog tired is better than the pain of having to clean up a huge mess for an hour or more when it all piles up.
  • Get some cloth sponges. These things are amazing! You don't need that particular one, just showing you an example of them. The dust and muck just comes right off with a rinse. So much better, IMO, than porous sponges and plain clothes if you want to avoid smearing dust and stuff when wiping things down. You'll thank me.


    Great tips already in this thread, too. Main thing is to not let clutter build up to the point where it overwhelms you, and just set aside time one a week or so to do a clean. Doesn't need to be spotless, so no need to go crazy to impress anyone. You've got this, man.
u/MercuryPDX · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

>I go the relatively disposable route of Surgical Towels.

I use Bar mops (Amazon link, but you can get them way cheaper at Home Depot/Lowes). They have a little bit more tooth to them. Toss em when they get too gross to wash.

u/dangerouslyloose · 2 pointsr/Eyebleach

You say "ass"terisk, they say dishtowel holder.

u/StiltonandPort · 2 pointsr/Breadit

sorry, switched to laptop now so here's the page link without Pinterest

Basic No-Knead Bread

Slightly adapted from Jim Lahey’s My Bread


6 cups bread flour (recommended) or all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/2 t. instant or active-dry yeast
2 1/2 t. salt
2 2/3 c. cool water

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, and salt. Add the water and stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated; the dough should be wet and sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest 12-18 hours on the counter at room temperature. When surface of the risen dough has darkened slightly, smells yeasty, and is dotted with bubbles, it is ready.
  2. Lightly flour your hands and a work surface. Place dough on work surface and sprinkle with more flour. Fold the dough over on itself once or twice and, using floured fingers, tuck the dough underneath to form a rough ball.
  3. Place a full sheet/large rectangle of parchment paper on a cotton towel and dust it with enough flour, cornmeal, or wheat bran to prevent the dough from sticking to the parchment paper as it rises; place dough seam side down on the parchment paper and dust with more flour, cornmeal, or wheat bran. Pull the corners of parchment paper around the loaf, wrapping it completely. Do the same with the towel. Let rise for about 2 hours, until it has doubled in size.
  4. After about 1 1/2 hours, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a 6-8 quart heavy covered pot, such as a cast-iron Dutch oven, in the oven as it heats. When the dough has fully risen, carefully remove pot from oven. Unwrap the towel and parchment paper from around the dough and slide your hand under the bottom of the dough ball; flip the dough over into pot, seam side up. Pull the parchment paper off, scraping any stuck dough into the pan. Shake pan once or twice if dough looks unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes.
  5. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 10-15 more minutes, until the crust is a deep chestnut brown. The internal temperature of the bread should be around 200 degrees. You can check this with a meat thermometer, if desired.
  6. Remove the bread from the pot and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
u/MamaJay · 2 pointsr/clothdiaps

They are used like flat diapers but they are a lot bigger than flat diapers are. I can still do the origami fold on my 10 month old. You can fold them in the pad fold too, and then tuck them inside a cover like an insert or prefold. They wouldn't be the best option for daycare, a prefold would be better, but they are great for weekends. They also dry a hell of a lot faster.

u/AvramBelinsky · 2 pointsr/Embroidery

I really love embroidering on white flour sack towels like these. As far as transferring patterns, there are lots of options. You can buy iron-on transfer patterns from companies like Sublime Stitching, Stitcher's Revolution, Aunt Martha's, and Dover. There are pens you can buy with disappearing ink or special fabric pencils if you want to draw right on the fabric. You can draw or trace a design on paper and then use transfer paper to transfer the pattern you've drawn to the paper. Some people use non-wrinkle polyester fabric for hand embroidery because it means you don't have to iron it when you're done, but I prefer stitching on cotton. I don't use a hoop though, I use a Q-snap frame which doesn't crease the fabric as much as a traditional hoop does.

u/Grave_Girl · 2 pointsr/clothdiaps

Has anyone used bar mop towels as diapers? I know flour sack towels are a thing, but I have a few Snappi brand diapers that are terrycloth with some sort of center panel inside, and that got me to considering the aforementioned towels. I have a friend who said she used wash rags as diapers when her sons were little, but I'm thinking either her kids were tiny or her washcloths were huge. This is the sort of thing I'm talking about, though I think they're cheaper somewhere like Sam's Club.

Also, does anyone have interest in a Tunisian crochet prefold diaper pattern, or regular crochet contour diaper pattern? I'm asking before I work on writing them. I do not sell my patterns, ever, so this isn't a business thing, and I already have a Tunisian fitted (though it's really more contour) diaper pattern on Ravelry that in my experience works really well, but I'm tossing around the idea of coming up with one based off the Snappi diapers

u/eggbabies · 1 pointr/pics
u/saroka · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Would this apron interest you? Or perhaps this nail color? Or would a blue suit you more? XD

u/CushieButterfield · 1 pointr/britishproblems

Try the [ins and outs of cricket tea towel] (

u/DVNO · 1 pointr/Cooking

I bought these on Amazon and it's been a great purchase. The quality is not great (some loose threads and bad stitching) and I won't say they're the most absorbent towels in the entire world, but they were a huge upgrade over my old ones. At about $1 a towel it's hard to go wrong.

u/TheMeiguoren · 1 pointr/answers
u/imawin · 1 pointr/castiron

I just have dozens of these towels. I use them for everything. Fold it over a few times and it's fine for hot handles.

u/IonaLee · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

The only time you really need to worry about cross contamination is if your towels are coming into contact with raw meat. If you're using proper soap and water or a light bleach solution to clean up, then there is no danger of cross-contamination from towels.

I use these sponges to wash dishes/knives/cutting boards/tools - they last forever and when one does get worn and ratty, it gets demoted to outside/grill related jobs and a new one gets opened for sink and counters:

I use these towels to dry things and for general wiping and cleanup - they can be bleached if they get dirty or are happen to get used to wipe up chicken juice. As with the sponges, when they start to get ratty and stained, they're demoted to outside/grill use and I get new ones for kitchen use:

I have a handful of these that I got at a WS outlet store that are "for pretty" and hang on the oven rail. They're used almost exclusively for drying hands after washing them:

Outside of that, I use paper towels for just general daily use. I'm fond of the "select-a-size" types so I can tear of a smaller piece for just what I need or to use as a napkin (yeah, we're classy like that around here!). I do use paper towels also for the final clean of the counter each night - I spray the counters down with a cleaner (usually it's diluted Lysol cleaner, sometimes it's diluted Mr Clean - whatever happens to be on sale) and wipe them off with paper towels.

u/SporkPlug · 1 pointr/minimalism

I have these from Amazon and I love them. I cook a lot so having so many of them is really helpful, I also use them instead of paper towels for cleaning and they work really well for that too.

Also, get some vinegar. It's magic, you can replace so many cleaning products with it.

Edit: ha, I missed where you asked for a small hand towel and I suggested a pack of 13. You can probably split them with someone, but between cooking and cleaning and living with the boyfriend and pets, a few extra come in handy pretty often.

u/belandil · 1 pointr/simpleliving

I bought these cotton bar mop towels five years ago and they've been pretty nice. They're bleachable, which is nice for removing stains.

u/liberpubdent · 1 pointr/funny

A flour sack towel would be best. Nothing but the booze would make it through.

u/hlbyers92 · 1 pointr/GifRecipes

Amazon or pretty much any restaurant supply store.

u/Appersonation · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

> Flour sack towels

Do you mean something like this?

u/Eloquinn · 1 pointr/Cooking

I've probably gotten the most use out of my Victorinox 8-inch chefs knife and a set of Victorinox paring knives. One of my favorite kinda recent purchases is some green, plastic scrubby dishcloths. I got fed up with disgusting smelly dish cloths and sponges and saw these and they've been great. One will last me a year and they just get softer and softer as they age. They have a stretchy corner loop that lets me hang them up to dry and I run them through the dishwasher occasionally after scrubbing really dirty.


u/EgoFlyer · 1 pointr/minimalism

Jumping in to recommend flour sack towels for your kitchen cloths. They are great.

u/dirthawker0 · 1 pointr/Cooking

I recently bought these and these and am happy with their performance.

One thing you never want to do with dish towels is dry them with dryer sheets. Stuff has wax in them which will reduce the absorbency of your towels.

u/mrmoustafa · 1 pointr/Cooking

That's one gimmick I can never get behind. When you have solid kitchen towels, oven mitts just take up precious space

Edit: here's a link to the kind I'm referring to!

u/whereswoodhouse · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I think you're looking for flour sack towels. Are they thin and large? Almost like a rough bed sheet?

Here's a [set](Liliane Collection Kitchen Dish Towels - Includes 13 Towels - Commercial Grade 100% Cotton Towels (27" x 14") - Classic White Tea Towels with Blue Stripes for sale on Amazon.

u/dodobrains · 1 pointr/OkCupid
u/AdventurerGuy · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I keep one of these dedicated as my kitchen washcloth. Lunatec

u/fated_ink · 1 pointr/Old_Recipes

Not sure where you live but Target has them in the US or you can get them really cheap on Amazon (

u/roadrageryan · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

File a change of address with the USPS, they give you a bunch of coupons usually including Bed Bath and Beyond and Lowes. I would recommend you use those and buy things you need there to save some money.

I've been using "Innovative Dish Washing Net Cloths / Scourer " for washing dishes they are super nice and way better than a sponge. I am using the first one I got for about 3 months now. I wish they were a bit bigger but they dry quickly so they don't get nasty like a sponge and they wash really well.

If you want to get some awesom pans that will last forever get some Lodge cast iron. They are reasonably priced, nice and will last a lifetime. But do some research on how to clean, season and use cast iron - no soap and they are going to be sticky until they are broken in aka seasoned. If you get any cast iron get a cheap set of cast iron scrapers I use them for all kinds of stuff

u/tragopanic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm late to this contest so I'm not sure if this one has been submitted yet... but I spent half an hour looking and it's my favorite of all the ones I saw... AND IT HAS POCKETS! It's not hilarious or absurd, but I think it qualifies as awesome. Maybe you can wear something hilarious or absurd underneath it.

u/RabbitFuzz · 1 pointr/funny

Twisted Wares Kitchen Towel, Adult Humor with Hang Tight Design from Don't Worry Dishes, Nobody's Doing ME Either Made with A Super Absorbent, Quick Dry, Lint Free 100% Cotton Flour Sack

u/lickedy_split · -1 pointsr/clothdiaps

I just bought these and they work great. Way cheaper than any other covers I own.

We use these as inserts and they work great. I don’t even shove them in the pocket. I just fold them up and lay them inside the cover and snap them on.

u/6thGenTexan · -2 pointsr/AirBnB

Fuck using paper towels. It's stupidly expensive, not to mention the fact that they are bad for the environment. Just buy cotton "flour sack" towels and wash/reuse them. They will last years. They are more lint free than paper towels anyway.

Also, the entire unit doesn't need to be mopped? That's fucking disgusting. The entire unit needs to be mopped, every single time.

If you don't have trash cans in the bedroom, next to the bed, they are going to throw used condoms on your floor, I guarantee it.