A comparison of dishcloth holders
What is a dishcloth holder, what is its purpose and what can it look like and be made of? We go through a bit of what a dishcloth holder is and which - in our opinion - is the best on the market today.
To begin with, we can go through what a dishcloth holder is for, and as you understand, it's just as it sounds: a small holder for our dishcloths, those that are otherwise thrown over the sink, on the sink, next to the sink or even off in the sink in a dull little pile. They do not get very dry there and above all a sea of bacteria is formed which you can easily prevent - with a dishcloth holder!
From what we can see, there are two different models of dishcloth holders on the market today: one that you attach with the help of magnets or suction plugs and one that attaches the cloth with the help of small rubber flaps. They look different and have different uses. The one with the rubber flaps may not help much with the problem of moisture as the cloth is stuck in a holder where the end of the holder has difficulty getting completely dry. On the other hand, the holder is at a height, which means that it is more difficult for the cloth to come into contact with moisture when it is not in use.
The magnetic holder, on the other hand, sits in the sink on a "stick" of either stainless steel or biocomposite material (or plastic, if it is a dishcloth holder with a suction plug), but since the cloth is developed when it hangs there, it dries a lot easier compared to the cloth that sits in the rubber flaps on the wall. It is also precipitated while hanging there, which makes it much easier for the cloth to dry, thus reducing the risk of bacteria thriving.
There are pros and cons to both models, where for example the dish rack holder down in the sink does not work for all sinks, which means that not everyone can use it in their home. Those who can use it, however, get a strong, efficient and stylish hanger to have in their sink. Most sinks are usually made of stainless steel where you can hang your dishcloth holder. It will also be a nice detail in his home that lifts up the kitchen.
What is also good about the hanging dishcloth holder is that it is much easier to clean compared to the one with the rubber flaps, a holder where you can not really access. With the one hanging down in the sink, it is easy to clean with all-purpose cleaning and a dishcloth, where we recommend our all-purpose cleaner which works great for this. It is important to keep both the holder and the cloth clean to minimize the risk of getting bacteria that grow there.
From what we can see, there are some different dishcloth holders that are of the type that sit down in the sink, where we want to point out that some of these are dishcloth holders with suction plug and made entirely of plastic, while the other type is made of biocomposite or stainless steel. Preferred from an environmental point of view are clearly those without plastic.
studies has shown that dishcloths contain many different types of bacteria, where these bacteria have the potential to cause food poisoning for us. The study showed that there are more bacteria on rags intended for many different areas (remember to always use one rag per area!). There were higher levels of bacterial culture in warm, damp cloths compared to the dry cloths. A bacterium that the studies found was E. coli bacterium, which you really do not want on your rags - especially not the ones you use in the kitchen! With this in mind, one understands that it is important that one's rags are dry and stay fresh. So remember to make sure that the cloth stays dry and that it is only used for one area.
A good solution to this problem is a magnetic dishcloth holder!
We are very happy about our collaboration with Happy Sinks, which has just such a magnetic dish rack holder which you can put down in your sink and which prevents bacteria from accumulating and growing. It is also incredibly stylish and trendy! With ours collaboration with Happysinks you can either put your gloves on one in stainless steel or one in biocomposite which is black in color. The best thing about these dishcloth holders with biocomposite is that this is a material with a 50 percent lower carbon footprint compared to other models on the market, such as the dishcloth holder with the rubber flaps which is made entirely of plastic. The dishcloth holder from Happy Sinks is therefore good when it comes to the choice of material but also when it comes to the goal of minimizing the bacteria and having a cloth that dries quickly between uses, which is exactly what you want. You will find all the products in our collaboration with Happy Sinks here.
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