I Switched to These Absorbent, Stylish Kitchen Towels and I’m Never Going BackKitchen
These towels are worth celebrating.
Oct 3, 2023
I Don’t Love Swedish Dish Cloths, But These Ridiculously Chic Kitchen Towels Are the Next Best Thing
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I took a chance on these towels and it was better than expected!
Apr 5, 2023
The Best Clever Kitchen Linen Organizers You Can Buy Right NowKitchen
With these organizers, your kitchen linens will never be in the way or out of reach.
Feb 1, 2023
I Tried the Kitchen Towels Our Editors Can’t Stop Raving About — and They’re Worth the Hype (and on Sale on Prime Day!)
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These restaurant-quality towels are soft, durable, and incredibly versatile!
Oct 12, 2022
We Just Found the Perfect Gift for “The Great British Baking Show” Fan in Your Life
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On your marks, get set, bake!
Oct 4, 2022
How to Remove Berry Stains from Clothes and Fabric
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We have a tried-and-true cleaning method in the back pocket of our summer cutoffs.
Sep 7, 2022
I’ll Never Buy Paper Towels Again Now That I’ve Tried These $20 Dishwasher-Safe Alternatives
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Spoiler: You're about to save so much money.
Aug 30, 2022
How Often Do You Wear an Apron?People
I have been unpacking in my new kitchen over the past month, and as I hung up my aprons I considered what a stack of them I have, and how infrequently I actually wear them. I find that I often feel constricted with an apron around my neck, and opt to wear casual, easily washed t-shirts and jeans in the kitchen instead of fussing with an apron. What about you? Do you always wear an apron? If so, why? Or do you eschew the apron for daily cooking but throw on a frilly one when you have company?
May 12, 2022
I Tried an Old-School Laundry Trick to Make My White Towels Look Like New Again
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Whiten your towels without using bleach.
May 8, 2022
The Former Curator of the Met Costume Institute Swears by This Stain Remover — So I Tried It on My Dirty Dish Towels
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See how it cleaned up a greasy dish towel after a messy brunch session.
Apr 6, 2022
The Heavy-Duty Kitchen Towels Our Editors (and Amazon Shoppers) Love Are on Sale for a Total Steal
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You'll use them for everything in the kitchen.
Mar 28, 2022
Martha Stewart’s Charming DIY Café Curtains Are Made from a Classic Kitchen Staple
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You can totally steal this look!
Mar 22, 2022
This Eco-Friendly German Bleach Worked Wonders on My Stained Kitchen Towels
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Wait until you see how well it removes red wine stains.
Jan 23, 2022
I’ve Been Using These New Bath Towels in My Kitchen — and I Have No Regrets (Bonus: They’re 20% Off)
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I'm getting some for the bathroom, too.
Nov 17, 2021
The Easy, Cheerful Gift I’m Bringing to Everyone This Year
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Just add wine — or cheese!
Oct 26, 2021
Marie Kondo’s Method for Storing Kitchen Towels Is the Only Way to Store Kitchen Towels
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Here's how to get that leaning stack under control.
Oct 25, 2021
America’s Test Kitchen Says This Is the Way to Make Your Kitchen Towels Look New Again — Of Course, I Had to Try It
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It turns out, washing kitchen towels with all of your clothes is a big no-no.
Sep 19, 2021
These Kitchen Towels Are the Perfect Example of Form-Meets-Function
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C'est magnifique! (Yes, they're French!)
Jul 13, 2021
I Didn’t Know It Was Possible to Love a 65-Cent Kitchen Towel This Much, But Here We Are (And It’s Even Cheaper for Prime Day!)
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These cloths are relatively inexpensive, durable, and effective!
Jun 21, 2021
These $10 Towels Are a Favorite Among Mechanics but I Use Them in My Kitchen
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You get six rolls for $10!
May 19, 2021
The Last Thing You Should Do with a Plastic Bag
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Got a bag full of other bags? Read this!
Apr 28, 2021
I Tried Those Kitchen Towels Our Editors Can’t Stop Raving About — and They’re 100 Percent Worth the Hype
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Bonus: They're an additional $4 off right now!
Apr 21, 2021
Great Jones Just Launched “I’m Speaking”-Inspired Kitchen Towels That Are Perfect for Mother’s Day
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The next time someone decides to interrupt you while you're cooking, let these empowering towels do the talking.
Apr 20, 2021
These Highly Absorbent Turkish Kitchen Towels Have More Than 6,500 5-Star Reviews on Amazon (Bonus: They’re on Sale!)
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"Thick, sturdy, and they actually absorb water and don't turn into soppy tissue when wet like those tea towels."
Mar 30, 2021
The Last Thing You Should Do with a Kitchen Towel That’s Past Its Prime
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Don't be so quick to toss it!
Dec 7, 2020
The IKEA 2021 Catalog Dropped Today — These Are the New Finds We’re Most Excited About
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We've got the link to the brand new catalog!
Oct 20, 2020
The 10 Best Things to Buy at Costco Right NowGroceries
Here are the best things you can buy at Costco right now for spring. You know, aside from TP.
May 13, 2020
These Are the Best Dish Towels Money Can Buy, According to Amazon Shoppers
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Anyone else experiencing Dish Washing Overload these days?
Mar 31, 2020
The $5 Swedish Dishcloths We Can’t Stop Talking About
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They're capable of absorbing up to fifteen times their own weight in liquid!
Mar 12, 2020
Here’s How Often You Should Be Washing Your Dish Towels, According to Microbiologists
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You're probably not doing it often enough!
Oct 3, 2019
How to Clean Those Super Stinky Kitchen Dishcloths
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Without bleach!
Aug 15, 2019
The Best Hidden Gems at IKEA, According to Our ReadersTools
Like Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Target, IKEA has its own cult following. And even infrequent IKEA shoppers have probably heard of the RÅSKOG Utility Cart and the BILLY Bookcase. But for every one of those super-popular products, there are a dozen lesser-known ones. So we polled our readers, loyal IKEA shoppers, to dig up some of the best, most underrated products. This way, there’s less pressure on you when you’re wandering through that snake-like maze.
Jun 9, 2019
How To Decorate Napkins with a Potato StampRecipes
Even if you’re not the craftiest crafter in Craftland (I certainly am not), you can make a potato stamp. These sweet little napkins will add something special to your Valentine’s Day table without being too precious. I just love how they turned out! Inexpensive and easy to make, they’re more unique than any table linens you can buy in a store. Everyone I’ve talked to about this project has said something along the lines of, “Oh yeah, we did those in preschool!
Jun 8, 2019
How To Add Loops to Dishtowels for HangingSkills
Have you ever noticed that the nicest kitchen towels have a nifty little loop, perfect for hanging on a kitchen hook? It’s easy to add a loop to any towel yourself, making it that much more functional. Even better, this is a DIY you can knock out in all of a few minutes.
Jun 8, 2019
Here Are the Best Kitchen Deals to Shop This WeekTools
There’s nothing like a good deal. Whether you randomly stumbled upon a major sale or have been meticulously tracking the price of that dream buy for months, it feels good to save money on the things you love. At Kitchn, we know you don’t have all day to find the best deals, so we’re doing the legwork for you. From cute aprons to discounted Vitamix blenders, here are this week’s best kitchen deals. Always wanted a Vitamix, but have yet to take the plunge?
Jun 4, 2019
A Homemade Stain RemoverKitchen
Let’s be honest — kids are dirty little creatures. They spill everything. Plus there are paint stains from the budding artist, and grass and dirt stains from the future soccer star. And, my favorite, potty training stains. Between these and the spaghetti sauce stains from the — you know — adults of the household, a good stain remover is a must-have. Here’s my go-to formula for getting tough stains out.
May 30, 2019
Why These Dish Towels Sold Out in Just 3 Days
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How good could a dish towel be? Turns out, really good.
May 24, 2019
Bambooee Reusable Paper TowelsTools
Item: Bambooee Reusable Paper Towels Price: $10.00 – $15.99 per roll of 20 Overall Impression: Excellent for 95% of your daily paper towel uses. What’s your relationship to paper towels these days? Most people I know enjoy the convenience but feel guilty about the environmental impact of their manufacturing process and voracious landfill filling capacity. Is there a way to keep the convenience but do away with the negative environmental impact?
May 30, 2019
Ugly Kitchen Floor? Change It with a Floor ClothKitchen
One of the biggest complaints, and hardest things to change, about a rental kitchen is the floor. When you own a kitchen you can put down new tile or wood floors — but even then you may not want to for reasons of cost. So, many of us are stuck with ugly, peeling linoleum tile, but here’s one great option for renters and budget owners alike: Canvas floor cloths. Floor cloths (or floorcloths) are a rather antique form of floor covering.
May 2, 2019
Cheap and Cheerful: Use Oilcloth for Your Summer EntertainingKitchen
If you have an old picnic table that’s ugly and scarred, or if you’re at a public picnic site and want to cover the table tops with something cheerful and easy to clean, consider this: oilcloth! A few yards will instantly add a bright and celebratory vibe to your gathering!Oilcloth used to be just that: a heavy duty cotton or linen cloth that was soaked in linseed oil until it became saturated. The cloth was then hung to dry to produce an almost waterproof fabric.
May 2, 2019
The Best Fabric for Making Your Own (Easy!) Kitchen Towels and NapkinsKitchen
I was pretty happy to spot these bolts of 100% cotton tea towel fabric at my local fabric store. The edges are finished with selvages, so you just have to sew up either end and voilà! you have a lovely tea towel for considerably less than what it would cost to buy them pre-made. The fabric comes in classic stripes and checks as well as vintage patterns.According to the Fabric Depot website, a typical tea towel takes 3/4 of a yard to make one towel. The fabrics pictured here run between $5.
May 2, 2019
For a Little Flash: Geometric & Patterned Napkins from A Sunny AfternoonKitchen
You can never have too many pretty cloth napkins. They’re just the perfect thing when you’re looking for an easy way to add a little fancy to the table. That’s why I’m smitten with these lovely napkins from LA-based popup shop A Sunny Afternoon!A Sunny Afternoon, created by Sarah Sherman Samuel, is a sweet little online store that sells a small collection of tea towels, cutting boards, and of course, napkins!
May 2, 2019
H&M Home: Stylish, Budget-Friendly Goods for the Kitchen & Dining RoomKitchen
Have you heard the news? H&M Home is finally available online in the US, and there are some fun kitchen and tabletop goods in the mix. The kitchen and dining collection has a definite French country vibe going on, with lots of linen and burlap. But there are also botanical prints, patterned mugs, green glass jars, metal tins — and in true H&M style, most everything is under $10.  1 Table Runner, $9.95 2 Apron, $12.95 3 Table Runner, $9.
May 2, 2019
Owls on Towels! Lapuan Kankurit Tea Towels & Textiles from FinnStyleKitchen
I would still think these towels are terribly cute even if I couldn’t say “owls on towels!” — although that does make me like them more. Finnish company Lapuan Kankurit has been making home textiles since 1917, all in a signature whimsical-folky Scandinavian style. Their kitchen textiles don’t just feature owls; there are also sheep, forest animals, and birch tree designs. Even better?
May 2, 2019
12 Silly Oven Mitts to Bring a Smile to Your FaceKitchen
We don’t know about you, but January can get us a bit down. It’s cold, the days are short, and if it weren’t for the return of Downton Abbey, we’re not sure what we’d do. With those winter doldrums in mind, we’ve pulled together a few of the cutest and silliest oven mitts (yes, oven mitts) we can find. So the next time you’re pulling a tray of roasted veggies out of the oven, you’ll get a little chuckle in the process.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Whimsical Vegetable-Stamped Tea Towels for SpringSkills
Channel your inner crafter this weekend and get stamping! It’s time to raid the produce drawer for some artsy inspiration. Did you know that okra pods, when cut in half crosswise, look like cute little blooms? Celery resembles a rose, and cabbages make a dramatic print, like big mums or dahlias. With that knowledge in hand, we’re headed into the kitchen to make our own vegetable-stamped tea towels, just in time for spring.
May 1, 2019
10 Beautiful Tea Towels to Celebrate SpringTools
For those of us on the East Coast, this winter has been long. And we’re ready for all those signs of spring, which (thankfully!) are finally starting to arrive. And in that spirit, we’re ready to add a few new, pretty dish towels to our kitchens to celebrate the arrival of flowering plants and warmer temperatures. And for those of you who have been enjoying spring weather for weeks already, consider us jealous, and please try not to rub it in!
May 1, 2019
A Starry Night in Your Kitchen: 6 Constellation-Themed PicksTools
Stargazers, this week’s kitchen picks are for you. Whether you like a dainty Big Dipper embroidered napkin or a color-changing coffee mug, here are six ways you can enjoy the night sky all day long. Constellation Napkins: There are so many things we love about these navy blue napkins. But the dainty Big Dipper embroidery is definitely our favorite. Wood Coasters: You’ll easily be able to spot Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Orion, and Cassiopeia with these etched wood coasters.
May 1, 2019
15 Stylish Aprons You’ll Actually Be Happy to WearTools
How often do you actually wear an apron? Do you don one each night when you’re cooking dinner, or do you only reach for one when you’re settling into a serious kitchen project, like baking cookies or making homemade tomato sauce? Whichever type of apron-wearer you are, it’s important to have one or two in your kitchen. Here are a few of our favorite aprons on the market now. Get one and keep your clothes stain-free.
May 1, 2019
The Best Kitchen Towels Aren’t Actually Kitchen Towels (or Even Towels)Kitchen
A few years ago, a fellow cooking class instructor and I were setting up for class when the topic of kitchen towels came up. She offhandedly mentioned her favorite towels weren’t really even made for the kitchen, but were in constant use after she had kids. Can you guess what she was talking about? Cloth diapers! Turns out that good ol’ fashioned cloth diapers also double as kitchen or even regular household towels.
May 1, 2019
3 Modern Napkin-Folding Techniques Everyone Should KnowKitchen
I know — how can we possibly talk about napkin folding when you’re still using paper napkins at the table? Disposable may cut it for everyday dining, but if you’re setting out paper napkins when guests come over, cute design or not, it’s time for an upgrade. First you’ll need to get yourself a set of 100 percent cotton napkins, or make them yourself. You don’t even have to spend a lot! Most home stores have a least a few options on sale.
May 1, 2019
The 5 New Kitchen Product Lines You’ll Want to Check Out at IKEA This MonthTools
Did you see these new towels from IKEA? In keeping with the Swedish superstore’s tradition of announcing new product lines in February, IKEA’s latest goods for the kitchen and dining room arrived this month — just in time to ease the dreaded midwinter doldrums. Here’s what we’ve got our eye on.
May 1, 2019
One Simple Trick to Using Fewer Paper TowelsKitchen
Recently, I was talking to Melissa Maker, author of Clean My Space. While I consider myself pretty neat and tidy, she’s made a career out of being a bit of a clean freak — she ran a cleaning company for 11 years, has her own line of cleaning products, and for-real washes her kitchen towels every day! And there’s one common cleaning tool she just loves to hate: paper towels. “Paper towels are the worst!” complains Maker.
May 1, 2019
Your Search for the Perfect Dish Towel Is OverTools
If you’re anything like me, you’ve accumulated a drawer full of mismatched kitchen towels. Some of them are decorative tea towels, none of which get the job done when it comes to drying. Some of them soak up water, but leave behind an equal amount of lint. And some of them do what they’re supposed to — they’re just so darn ugly.
May 1, 2019
Ditch the Paper Towels and Go Green with This Set of Dish Towels (on Sale Now)Tools
Paper towels are convenient, but if you go through a roll quickly, you’re burning through your hard-earned cash. Never mind the fact that you’re also not doing Mother Nature any favors. That’s why you should snatch up one or two sets of these dish towels, which happen to be less than $6 when you apply a coupon for 20 percent off.
May 1, 2019
The Aha Moment That Helped Me Kick My Paper Towel Habit to the CurbKitchen
My name is Susan and I’m a former paper towel abuser. I recycle and compost and use LED lightbulbs. I buy non-toxic cleaning products, sustainable clothing, aluminum-free deodorant, clean mascara, and organic tampons. The only thing bursting my eco-bubble was my Bounty habit. Yeah, I said it — BOUNTY. No thin, gray, non-absorbent recycled paper towels for me. I liked my PT’s plush and bleached. The Quicker-Picker Upper or death.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Worst Place to Hang Your Kitchen TowelKitchen
Kitchen towels are serious helpers in the kitchen. Not just used for drying (dishes, your hands, fruit, and more), they’re also what we grab in a pinch for a quick cleanup or as a workaround oven mitt or makeshift lid to keep food warm after it comes out of the oven. Plus, they can add some serious style to a kitchen. Of course, anytime you have something with so many roles, you run the risk of spreading germs — especially when you store it someplace where it gets even more exposure.
May 1, 2019
Target Is Having a One-Day Sale: Get Each of These Goods for Less than $5Tools
To compete with Amazon Prime Day, a ton of other online retailers are flexing their virtual muscles with online sales of their own. (See: Beyond Amazon Prime Day: The Best Shopping Deals You Don’t Need a Membership For.) Today, Target announced a major one-day sale. And while some of the big deals aren’t as good as Amazon’s (i.e., on the Instant Pot, Magic Bullet, or Hamilton Beach Crock Pot), we found a whole slew of fun little kitchen finds for less than $5.
May 1, 2019
The $6 Trader Joe’s Find Your Kitchen and Bathroom Have Been MissingTools
We’ve sung the praises of Fouta (aka Turkish towels, Peshtemal, or Hammam) before. They’re lightweight and thin, which makes them great for folding and storing, but still pretty absorptive. If they’re authentic, the cotton gets softer with every wash. They come in a bunch of shades, perfect for adding a pop of color to any space that needs it.
May 1, 2019
The Unexpected Home Buy I Always Get at CostcoTools
I’ve always been a fan of Costco. As a kid, I used to love the 12-packs of muffins from their bakery section, and I was always down for a trip there because that meant I’d get ice cream — well, Kirkland-Signature Non-Fat Swirl Frozen Yogurt, but I digress. My favorite FILA sweatshirt and Adidas track pants were from Costco, and had I held onto these pieces, I’d probably be rocking them again right now.
May 1, 2019
The 25 Best Gifts on Etsy for Home CooksTools
Fun fact: Etsy is a serious shopping destination for all sorts of kitchenwares. You just need to know where to look.
May 1, 2019
The 9 Things Expert Etsy Shoppers Recently Bought on EtsyKitchen
You know who’s really good at shopping for things on Etsy? People who sell things on Etsy! After all, the countless craftspeople and artisans are the ones who make Etsy what it is. (In addition to all the other stuff they make, of course.) So we decided to ask a few of our favorite sellers for some of their best, most recent Etsy purchases. Because who knows the site better than they do? Here are a few of their favorite finds. “Linley of Matted Ink is one of my favorite makers.
May 1, 2019
The Super-Cheap IKEA Staples You’ll Always Find in My HouseTools
Those tropes about walking into Target or Home Goods for one thing and walking out with armfuls? That’s the IKEA Marketplace for me. Everything’s so affordable, and I can’t escape the feeling that I’ll have my whole life together if I can just organize my kitchen like this perfect little endcap vignette. While I’ve made my share of questionable choices from the downstairs marketplace, there are three super-affordable home staples that stand out as major winners.
Apr 30, 2019