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Just to throw a monkey wrench into this discussion, I've added some microfiber non-dish towels into my towel drawer. 

 

With so much stainless steel in our new kitchen, and after reading a bunch of stuff about how best to keep it (somewhat) clean, I purchased a stack of these. They're great - I've used them on the frigde, on the surface of the range, on countertops, etc. Miraculously, they appear to clean with only water - who knew?

 

So they've earned a place alongside my tea towels (ok, I don't have any of those), dish towels, hand towels, and all other towels located in my kitchen towel drawer.  What's nice is that they come in a variety of colors, so they're easily distinguishable from the real dish towels, and quick to grab.

 

They do, however, suffer from shrinkage, when drying in the clothes dryer...:shock:.

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I discovered this cleaner for stainless...it is pure magic!  The mfr. also makes the best glass cleaner.  Two times I've put new glass surrounds in bathrooms and the installers (different companies each time) told me to use the Sprayway product on them (never Windex).

I've also used the stainless cleaner on my gas stove top and it came out looking like new even though it's not stainless.

 

Back to Dish Towels now.

 


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3 hours ago, weinoo said:

Just to throw a monkey wrench into this discussion, I've added some microfiber non-dish towels into my towel drawer. 

 

With so much stainless steel in our new kitchen, and after reading a bunch of stuff about how best to keep it (somewhat) clean, I purchased a stack of these. They're great - I've used them on the frigde, on the surface of the range, on countertops, etc. Miraculously, they appear to clean with only water - who knew?

 

So they've earned a place alongside my tea towels (ok, I don't have any of those), dish towels, hand towels, and all other towels located in my kitchen towel drawer.  What's nice is that they come in a variety of colors, so they're easily distinguishable from the real dish towels, and quick to grab.

 

They do, however, suffer from shrinkage, when drying in the clothes dryer...:shock:.

 

 

 

.....well thanks for feeding my addiction.  Now I want those, too.  :|:D

 

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22 minutes ago, blbst36 said:

....well thanks for feeding my addiction.  Now I want those, too.  :|:D

 Try one first. I just gave everyone of mine away. I hate them. They catch on my nails, or on any bit of skin  on my hands that isn’t perfectly smooth, the very feel of them gives me the  Heebie-jeebies. They are not for everybody

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

 Try one first. I just gave everyone of mine away. I hate them. They catch on my nails, or on any bit of skin  on my hands that isn’t perfectly smooth, the very feel of them gives me the  Heebie-jeebies. They are not for everybody

 

 

Oooh good to know.  Thanks!

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4 hours ago, Anna N said:

 Try one first. I just gave everyone of mine away. I hate them. They catch on my nails, or on any bit of skin  on my hands that isn’t perfectly smooth, the very feel of them gives me the  Heebie-jeebies. They are not for everybody

Yes!  If it is the middle of winter when my hands tend to be kind of rough, I can literally pick them up without actually grasping them.  I do use them still to wipe out the bathroom sinks between real cleaning.

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16 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Yes!  If it is the middle of winter when my hands tend to be kind of rough, I can literally pick them up without actually grasping them.  I do use them still to wipe out the bathroom sinks between real cleaning.

Just think of it as your hands are providing you with free velcro.


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A few more.  All three of these were gifts from folks going abroad.

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On 1/29/2018 at 7:27 AM, Kim Shook said:

A few more.  All three of these were gifts from folks going abroad.

 

 

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I like the Kings and Queens of Scotland.  There are a bunch of those in my pedigree.  Had my DNA done again with newer tests and turns out my ancestry is quite limited more than 50% from Ireland/Scotland/Wales and Great Britain and 40% from Europe West - more ancient than the British Isles folk.

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3 hours ago, andiesenji said:

 

I like the Kings and Queens of Scotland.  There are a bunch of those in my pedigree.  Had my DNA done again with newer tests and turns out my ancestry is quite limited more than 50% from Ireland/Scotland/Wales and Great Britain and 40% from Europe West - more ancient than the British Isles folk.

Did you have any Neanderthal?  We learned tonight in bible study (a unit on our responsibilities towards the natural world and how science and faith can coexist) that people of Northern European backgrounds have 1-3% Neanderthal DNA.

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On 1/22/2018 at 4:58 PM, Katie Meadow said:

I assume the distinction between tea and dish is quality (maybe linen vs cotton) and purpose.

 

My take is that tea towels are linen, muslin or the like, and do a better job of drying dishes whereas hand towels are terry cloth.

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2 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Did you have any Neanderthal?  We learned tonight in bible study (a unit on our responsibilities towards the natural world and how science and faith can coexist) that people of Northern European backgrounds have 1-3% Neanderthal DNA.

 

Sorry if I don't have a tea towel to prove it, but according to 23andme.com I am 4% Neanderthal.  The good news is I am 96% human.

 

And for what it's worth my kitchen towels are linen.

 

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1 hour ago, Porthos said:

 

My take is that tea towels are linen, muslin or the like, and do a better job of drying dishes whereas hand towels are terry cloth.

 

For hand towels I prefer cotton.  Fortunately, here the bathroom is right next to the kitchen.

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16 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Did you have any Neanderthal?  We learned tonight in bible study (a unit on our responsibilities towards the natural world and how science and faith can coexist) that people of Northern European backgrounds have 1-3% Neanderthal DNA.

No. But it appears that I have ancestors that were Romans that remained in the British Isles when the Legions returned to Italy.  These are via the Welsh.  

One of my early ancestors that was in Virginia by 1645, grew Flax, Indigo and later built a flax mill and ten "floor looms" instead of shipping the raw materials home to England.

He paid the passage for 16 journey weavers and 2 master weavers from Scotland in 1680.  

His son built cotton mills some 40 years later.  The family were abolitionists.  

So I think several of my ancestors were very involved with various fabrics and surely there were some tea towels and etc., in the output.  

 

I meant to add that ALL of my ancestors were here prior to 1800

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The last batch arrived between 1750 and 1775

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