These Swedish Dishcloths Will Save You So Much Money on Paper Towels — and They’re More Than 20% Off Right Now

updated Oct 25, 2021
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Here’s a fun fact: One tiny Swedish dishcloth can actually replace 17 rolls of bulky paper towels. So rather than reach for a paper towel every single time you need to scrub down a sticky spot on your countertop, sweep up crumbs, wipe down door handles and kitchen cabinet knobs, or clean up that bright orange curry explosion in the microwave, opt for a Swedish dishcloth instead. And right now, this bestselling pack of 10 is on sale for just $18.95 (normally $24.99). Yes, that’s 24 percent off a set of dishcloths you’ll be reusing for years to come!

Backed by over 13,000 rave reviews and 4.7-star ratings, the dishcloths are a must for your cleaning arsenal. Unlike paper towels that can deteriorate when sopping up a spill, these are sturdy and can soak up 20 times their own weight in liquid. In fact, they’re so durable that several reviewers even mentioned using them to clean up a greasy stove without worrying about them ripping apart. And since they’re made from 70 percent cellulose and 30 percent cotton, they also air dry rather quickly compared to regular dishcloths or smelly sponges.

“DEAR GOD I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING CLEAN UP AN ENTIRE GLASS OF SPILLED WINE,” says one ecstatic reviewer. “WHERE HAVE SWEDISH CLEANING CLOTHS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???” Another customer adds: “They’re easy to use and clean, and so convenient for anything kitchen or cleaning related.”

Sustainability and durability aside, the dishcloths are also major value for your money. Once they smell a bit funky, you can toss them in the dishwasher or washing machine, and they’re ready for round two! No more wasting money replacing paper towels or sponges every month. Once the dishcloths are no longer usable, they can be thrown in the recycle bin, because, yes, they’re biodegradable! “Less wasteful and cheaper in the long run,” confirms one reviewer.

Sure, cleaning isn’t exactly fun, but with these Swedish dishcloths, you can definitely make it sustainable and economical.

Buy: Swedish Dishcloths, $18.95 (normally $24.99)