Cotton Kitchen Dish Towels

Microfiber Towel vs. Cotton Towel – Which is Better

When it comes to choosing a kitchen towel, there are now more choices than ever when it comes to materials. Linen and cotton have long been two of the most preferred materials in towels, but synthetic materials such as microfiber have now entered the fray, and become popular.

It’s easy to see why. Everyone likes new and exciting products, especially when they have names like “microfiber” — that’s certainly more exciting than “cotton.” While microfiber is an increasingly popular towel choice, is a microfiber towel really better than a cotton towel?

What Exactly is Microfiber

Microfiber is a synthetic material that can be composed of any number of other synthetic materials, such as polyester and nylon. It’s used in many things these days including hats, curtains, wallets, and yes, towels.

Different Color Microfiber Kitchen Towels

Like its name suggests, microfiber is essentially microscopic fibers that have been split up to a consistency that is finer than silk.These fibers are all separate from each other, and function independently, allowing them to easily clean most surfaces while retaining a high amount of water.

Downsides to Microfiber

There are some certain downsides worth mentioning. Microfiber tends to be unnecessarily expensive. Towels made from microfiber can often run as high as double to triple the cost of cotton towels.

Microfiber can actually be rather abrasive as well, making it unfit for every kind of surface. If you use microfiber on softer and gentler surfaces or dishes, you could very well end up with scratching.

While many believe that microfiber is the most absorbent, it’s not. While it ranks very high, the truth is that microfiber tends to wick away moisture while also absorbing it. The moisture wicking properties of microfiber can lead to the towel moving around some the moisture rather than absorbing it. This is rather counterproductive.

Why Cotton is Better for Towels

Microfiber is certainly more advantageous than other towel materials such as linen, but it can’t match the performance that cotton offers.

Cotton is softer and gentler than microfiber. This allows for more comfort, while also allowing the towel to be gentle on any type of surface. It holds its shape after washing and drying, and provides the best absorbency out of any other towel material.

Cotton is also more economical than microfiber. You can purchase multiple towels in different colors and varieties with cotton, and still spend less money than one set of microfiber towels. Higher quality towels like ours are manufactured to last for hundreds of washes, saving you even more money in the long run.

Cotton Kitchen Towels

The Many Uses of Cotton Kitchen Towels

Kitchen towels are one of the most versatile and useful items you can ever have on hand in your kitchen. They are a sort of multi-tool that have about as many uses as you can think of. Here’s a small sampling of what you can do with a quality kitchen towel like ours.

Washing and Drying Dishes

Kitchen towels can double as dish towels if they have enough absorbency. These towels can both wash and dry your dishes when doing them by hand, with a big emphasis on the drying aspect.

Kitchen towels are designed to be highly absorbent, and sized large enough to be able to easily handle a large load of clean dishes. The best kitchen towels are lint-free, allowing you to dry all of your dishes without worrying about leaving behind a bunch of lint balls all over everything.

Cleaning Up Spills and Messes While Cooking

Cooking can get pretty messy sometimes, especially when you have multiple items cooking at once and/or using ingredients more on the messy side. Kitchen towels are your backup in these situations, helping you to clean off and dry messy prep and cooking areas, or clean up accidents and spills.

It’s almost impossible to find a chef in a kitchen who doesn’t have at least one kitchen towel on hand, often tied to a apron string or in a pocket. Kitchen towels allow you to be ready for anything at a moment’s notice, whether it’s wiping off a messy cutting board or cleaning up a spilled pot of sauce.

Other Uses

As we said earlier, kitchen towels can do many things. They can be placed under cutting boards to prevent slippage, used to dry off freshly rinsed vegetables, fruits, and herbs, folded up and used as potholders, and also used to cover rising bread dough and freshly baked pies. The possibilities are endless.

Cleaning Glass with Cotton Dish Towel

Why Our Cotton Kitchen Towels are Better Than Microfiber

The Homemakers Dish Kitchen Towels are the best cotton kitchen towels you’ll ever use. They are not only better than microfiber towels, they are better than any other kitchen towel — period.

High Absorbency

Our 100% cotton towels are very dense and thick, while still retaining an absorbent softness. This allows them to absorb even the biggest messes and spills with ease, all without mopping the liquid around like low-absorbent, cheaper kitchen towels are prone to do.

Whether you are drying off a load of dishes or wiping off a messy counter, our towels are up for the task.

High Durability

Our towels are not only made with the finest 100% cotton material, they are also tightly woven and expertly stitched, helping to improve their overall durability. This means that our towels can last for hundreds of uses and washing cycles without breaking down and thinning out like other kitchen towels do.

Large size

We intentionally made our towels in a larger size for a few reasons. One, small kitchen towels are rather pointless. Two, kitchen towels shrink after their first washing and drying. Our towels are still plenty big enough after being run through a dry cycle.


We’ve crafted our kitchen towels to be 100% lint-free so you don’t have to worry about leaving bothersome and unsightly lint balls all over your counter or clean dishes.

Stylish, Superior Kitchen Towels

Don’t be fooled by the lofty claims of microfiber towels. With The Homemakers Dish Kitchen Towels, you can have a set of cotton kitchen towels that offers superior performance and longevity while also looking great.

Red Kitchen Towel on an Oven

Each set includes four white towels with a vintage striping pattern that is available in five alluring colors. We even throw in a free towel holder and an informative e-book entitled “The 5 Lies Homemakers Tell Themselves.”

Don’t deal with cheap, inefficient, unsightly kitchen towels any longer. Order today to have your very own set of our amazing kitchen towels sent right to your doorstep!

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