Frequently Asked Questions about Swedish Dishcloths
What is a Swedish dishcloth?
Swedish Dishcloths are a reusable, all natural alternative to paper towels and sponges.
Invented in 1949 by a Swedish engineer, the mixture of natural cellulose and cotton can absorb up to 20x its weight.
What are Swedish dishcloths made of?
Swedish dishcloths are typically made of wood based cellulose and cotton.
How are they different to the traditional dishcloths?
Traditional dishcloths are generally made from microfiber or cotton. These are good for cleaning, but they are not very good at releasing liquid and dirt. Your cloth ended up being heavy and damp, and that's how odours have the chance to develop and grow.
Swedish dishcloths are made from wood cellulose and cotton fibers, so they function like a sponge and cloth. These cellulose sponge cloths absorb and quickly release liquid, thus allowing them to dry very quickly. Consequently, odours do not have a chance to develop, so they don't smell.
How to use Swedish dishcloths?
Swedish dishcloths can be used just like a cotton dish rag or paper towel. They are perfect to clean up water and tea spills, dry dishes and pots, as well as wipe countertops and other surfaces.
Lay flat or hang dry.
How to clean Swedish dishcloths?
Swedish dishcloths can be cleaned or disinfected in several ways:
- hand wash with soap
- place in the top rack of the dishwasher
- boil in water or microwave (when damp) for 1 minute
- wash in the washing machine (please keep it out of the dryer)
How long will Swedish dishcloths last?
Most Swedish Dishcloths will last for a year or more when used with care.
Our Swedish dishcloths are entirely compostable. Simply place in your municipal or backyard compost bin.