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Best Dishcloths

Every kitchen needs a set of durable, versatile dishcloths for doing dishes and cleaning up messes. We put our heads together and scrubbed up a list of our top 4 favorites that fill the bill, whether for your own kitchen or for gift giving. Whether you choose classic and nostalgic, thick and thirsty, or a modern, eco-friendly hybrid, these dishcloths are sure to make great additions to your kitchen.

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Best Value

8-pk. Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloth

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Thick & Absorbent at a Great Price. Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloths are excellent kitchen companions.

What We Liked

These 12”x12” dishcloths are thick, hearty and absorbent, yet very reasonably priced. Construction is quality, so they’re sure to last after repeated washing. They feature a popcorn terry texture, which makes them great for scrubbing. Plus, they come nicely packaged in a set of 8, making them perfect for gift-giving. Get them here. 

Editor’s Choice

Amour Infini Terry Kitchen Dishtowels

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Soft, Fluffy, Durable and Absorbent. Amour Infini Terry Kitchen Dishtowels have an extra-soft feel and excellent absorption. 

What We Liked

These have everything we’re looking for in a dishtowel. They’re well-made, highly absorbent, incredibly soft and the perfect size at 16” x 26”. 100% pure natural ring spun cotton really sucks up the water and won’t; leave tiny fibers behind. They come in a pleasing array of colors, and charming packaging makes them great as housewarming gifts. Buy them now. 

Best Alternative to Dish Rags and Sponges

Swedish Dishcloth Cellulose Sponge Cloths

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More Absorbent, Quicker to Dry, Less Prone to Stink. Ready for a more eco-friendly alternative to paper towels, and stinky dish rags and sponges? Try Swedish Dishcloth Cellulose Sponge Cloths.

What We Liked

If you’re tired of dank dish cloths, stinky sponges and flimsy paper towels, we recommend trying these Cellulose Sponge Cloths. They absorb better (over 20x the sponge weight), dry quicker and are more odor resistant than dish rags or sponges. Plus, plus you can machine wash and reuse them up to 50 times. One cloth can do the work of 15 rolls of paper towels! Buy them here. 

All-Time Classic

Full Circle Tidy 100% Organic Cotton Dishcloths

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Just Like the Cloths Mom Used. Full Circle Tidy 100% Organic Cotton Dishcloths are time-tested 100% cotton kitchen companions.

What We Liked

These simple, effective, affordable dishcloths feel just like the ones our mom always had in her kitchen. They’re sturdy, well-made and soft to the touch. These are strong cloths and measure 12” x 12”. If you’re looking for a durable and reusable alternative to paper towels, you just found a good one. Get them now.