How Often Should You Wash Your Dish Towels? — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

I love a cute dish towel. I switch dish towels up seasonally, plus I have color-coordinating ones, which I like to pair up with each other as nice little pattern-mixing schemes for my kitchen.

Obviously, beyond being a decorative element, dish towels are workhorses in the kitchen. “Dish towels are multipurpose tools — people use them to do things like dry their hands, mop up spills, hold glassware as it air-dries, and dry veggies,” says Melissa Maker, author of Clean My Space. Given their crucial role in keeping your kitchen clean, it should come as no surprise that kitchen towels need to be washed pretty often.

But turns out, it’s a lot more often than I realized.



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