What are Swedish Dishcloths?

Exciting news in our world: We've just added Swedish Dishcloths to our product offerings!

These home-helper superheroes will now be available on our website in a range of cute and complementary designs. So how can they help you? What do they have that a paper towel or plastic sponge does not? Let's dive in and learn why using Swedish dishcloths will level-up your cleaning routines throughout your home!

What is a Swedish Dishcloth?

First of all, what is a Swedish dishcloth - what's its purpose, and what's it made of? A Swedish dishcloth, also known as a sponge cloth, is a thin, absorbent square of a special material made from of 70% wood pulp and 30% cotton fiber. When dry, these squares are stiff like a piece of cardboard. When wet, they transform into a soft, squishable, turbo-charged towel. We'll explain!

A Swedish dishcloth is the perfect mix between a kitchen sponge and a paper towel: it absorbs lots of moisture, it's reusable and easy to clean, and it's perfect for washing counters, doing the dishes, and lots more. If you would use a paper towel or a sponge for the task, chances are a Swedish dishcloth would do it better!

Super Absorbent

One of the biggest advantages of a Swedish dishcloth is its superior absorbency: it will absorb many times its weight in water, far more than any paper towel can. This makes it a fantastic and eco-conscious swap for roll after roll of single-use paper towels. This is because not only are they more absorbent square for square, but also because you can reuse a Swedish dishcloth over and over - right up until it wears out! 

How to Clean It

Never suffer from Stinky Dishwashing Hands ever again! Using one of these cloths allows you to banish stinky sponge odors forever. When it's time to clean a Swedish dishcloth, you've got options. Toss it in the dishwasher (top rack, please!), in with your next load of laundry in the washing machine, or wet thoroughly and microwave it for 1-3 minutes to sanitize. Swedish dishcloths are also boilable, in the event that you're cleaning something especially yucky or they've become extra grungy. 

When is it "done"?

It's understandable that we'd prefer to use something that we know is clean and sanitary for kitchen cleaning tasks. Will a sponge cloth like this get stains over time? Yes, it might. If you're using it right, eventually it will also start to physically wear out. Even when a Swedish dishcloth gets too grubby or worn for your counters and dishes, it can still find plenty of uses! Garages, workshops, pet areas, showers, sinks, garden tasks, etc - all sometimes require a cleaning rag. Try a Swedish dishcloth next time and see if you're ready to make the switch!

When it's really and truly all worn out and done, these cloths never become forever-trash polluting our environment like a plastic sponge will. They're fully biodegradable! You can even compost them at home, cutting it into smaller squares and/or burying it in the ground for faster breakdown.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line about a Swedish dishcloth? It's a win-win: you save resources, and you save money. Try one and you'll find a new, more sustainable go-to tool for all kinds of messes and chores. Once you switch, you'll start seeing places to use a Swedish dishcloth everywhere - well beyond the confines of your kitchen! 

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