If you don’t need a new product to be addicted to don’t buy these!
I’m actually a great fan of cutting up old, thin, softened towels to make dishcloths. But then I bought one of these. They are microfiber cloths, made by 3M, and I think they really are as good as they claim.
The microfiber is just one more reason to thank engineers and technophiles! Each tiny fiber is much smaller than a human hair, and has convoluted edges. This means that there is just lots more surface area in each cloth to absorb water. The cloths are soft, and about 12 inches square. I also don’t like cloths that are too bulky since I have somewhat small hands, and I like to be able to really get my hand around them to squeeze the water out. I can do that with these cloths.
They soak up water almost like magic (that’s the techno-magic), and dry soft and more quickly than my old towel sections. So they don’t get smelly as quickly. They are gentle enough to use on fine glassware. They go in the washer and dryer, and are bleach safe. I haven’t found out yet if you can make one wear out– as in get frayed or torn. Haven’t had one do any of that in about five years.
However, I did learn the hard way that you can ruin them a different way. I used one to tackle a serious stove cleaning where there was a lot of grease that had gotten down below the burners. Too much grease can clog those micropores, and so much for absorption! You can see how the old cloth on the left is all stiff. It just isn’t worth keeping any more, but I can’t bear to throw it out, since I PAID MONEY FOR IT.
Fiber content is 80% polyester, and 20% nylon.
I think they cost too much (just because I am so mingy), but if you watch the sales you can sometimes do well. The price I paid for these two is as cheap as I’ve ever found them. They can be as much as $4 each if you don’t watch out!