A comparison of dishcloths
-which is best to use?

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There are a few different types of dishcloths that you can use when cleaning at home, where everyone has different qualifications and does differently when cleaning. A list of the different cloths may help you to get a better overview of what is on the market and what is better for you in your choice of dishcloths in your cleaning. 

We start with the cotton cloth, which is not so common but which can occur in the kitchen. This type of cloth is not antibacterial and wears out quickly as mold can easily destroy the structure of the cloth. Of all the different rags you can use, it also has cotton lowest absorbency. If you get to wipe it off oil with a cotton cloth so this means that you will not get the cloth completely clean again, as oil is very difficult to get rid of cotton.

There are also microfiber cloths that you can dry with when cleaning, which is very common. This is, like the cloth in cotton, not antibacterial. In addition, it should not be run in a dryer as this causes the microfibers to melt, which later affects how effective the microfiber cloth is in the end. The good thing about the microfiber cloth is that it can absorb some liquid, which can be advantageous when cleaning and wiping a surface dry afterwards. When it comes to clean up oil this is not preferable as this requires other cleaning agents to get the oil up. 

Today in Sweden, it seems to be common to use a dishcloth made of linen and cotton. Both are made from nature and can therefore be added to the compost when it is used for the last time. The most common dishcloth, however, is made of cellulose and cotton, where this can also be put in the compost after you have used it up. 

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In the past, it was very common to used paper to clean at home, or to wipe up anything spilled or the like, which resulted in an incredibly large amount of paper that is only thrown away after use. When you now have this dishcloth, you save the whole thing 17 household rolls per dishcloth. The best thing is that you can put the dishcloth in the compost as soon as the dishcloth has become so dirty that it does not really get clean anymore.

A study in Global Hygiene Council where bacteria were tested on various dishcloths in the UK, among others, showed that 6 out of 10 dishcloths contain dangerous E. coli bacteria, which can lead to stomach illness. The dishcloths we have at home contain more bacteria than the toilet button itself, the study showed, which is certainly a shock to many of us. In this study, it could be established that the UK's dishcloths are those dirtiest in the world, given the amount of bacteria they contain. While 40 percent of those surveyed in the study were aware that their dishcloths could contain high levels of bacteria, only 15 percent of these regularly ran them in the washing machine on high enough heat to take carbon on all the bacteria. 

To get rid of all the bacteria from your cloth, you can either run them in a washing machine and then dryer, or actually boil them. In this way, you ensure that all the bacteria disappear and you can start cleaning again with a basically new dishcloth. We think it is super with washable dishcloths! 

So when cleaning, be sure to use a dishcloth made of cotton and linen or cotton and cellulose that you wash between laps to avoid bacterial hardening on it. Also make sure that you do not mix the dishcloths between different areas of use as this increases the risk to spread bacteria around your home. You can read more about how to avoid bacteria in your home via the dishcloth here, where we also give you a solution on how to keep your dishcloth dry in the kitchen between uses - all to
minimize the risk of bacterial spread

This spring Online Shop you will find dishcloths made of cellulose and cotton that are 100% reusable and can be machine washed and boiled. We offer four different dishcloths with different prints, where three are in collaboration with Happy Sinks and the fourth is a print from U.S. For us, it is important to have products that you can reuse over and over again 🌿

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