Originally Posted by traceface
It's true that using sponges is not very satisfying at all. I'm just wondering, what kind of washcloths do you use for dishes. Regular bath ones? they seem too big and too plush to me. In general I like small, thin, scratchy washcloths and don't know where to buy them (except for fancy baby wipes)
Maybe just cut up and hem an old thin towel, right?
I wouldn't cut up an old towel - terry unravels REALLY BADLY (ever try sewing with terry cloth fabric? Big ol' mess).
I just finished reading "Healthy Home" and the author recommended "BAR CLOTHS" for kitchen use. I went out and bought some at Bed, Bath and Beyond and they are GREAT. They are 100% cotton, but woven in a way so that they are slightly more course in texture than a standard washcloth- great for cleaning up kitchen messes and scrubbing dishes.
Best of all, they were cheap and come out of the washing machine REALLY CLEAN. I keep a stack of them in my kitchen.
Sponges are really just petri dishes when it comes to bacteria! EEEWWWW!