So you’ve quite recently purchased a set of brand new tea towels! You might ask yourself what is the most proficient and hygienic method for keeping them fresh and clean. There are two issues when it comes to tea towels. First, when you’re wiping clean dishes, you’re not only removing excess water, but also any soapy remnants that can eventually cause bacteria to grow within the fibres. Second, a standard tea towel can absorb roughly 20 times its weight without feeling wet, which means that even if we think a kitchen towel is dry, it could actually be harbouring damp, which leads to mildew, mould, and so on.Through daily use, they are presented to a wide range of bacteria and if not washed appropriately could cause a health hazard. There are a few things to bear in mind at the top of the priority list to guarantee your new tea towels are kept clean, smell free and capable of drying dishes.
New tea towels ought to be washed before using for the first time to increase absorbency. This will continue enhancing over a few washes. It’s essential to continue washing your tea towels consistently. In the event that you have a good selection you are probably not going to run out and will have the capacity to change them day by day, while as yet being less expensive and preferred for nature over paper towels.
Try not to leave wet, dirty, wet dish cloth and tea towels in a clothing basket before washing. They could create mould and microscopic organisms and begin to smell. It is obviously better to enable them to dry naturally before dropping them in the clothing bin or washing them toward the beginning of the day.
Our 100% premium cotton tea towels can easily be machine washed at 30°C or 40°C. If you’ve used your kitchen towels to wipe up spillages on work surfaces, always opt for a detergent that is focused on removing stains and will remove any small marks or discolouration, leaving your tea towels looking like new. For heavier stains, don’t be afraid to pre-treat with a stain remover first.
We recommend that all tea towels are separated into light or dark colours.
In the event that your tea towels still have a lingering smell subsequent to washing you could take a stab at including some white vinegar or baking soda to your wash alongside the cleanser. The best technique is to pause the cycle part way through and enable the clothing to drench for no less than a hour or even overnight. Once the towels have had a good soak, restart the cycle and enable it to finish.
When hand washing, do not place the detergent directly onto the laundry, but ensure liquids are dispersed and powders completely dissolved before immersing the items to be washed.