Keeping your Swedish dishcloths clean and sanitized is essential to keeping them going strong for as long as possible. But, what are the best ways to wash and sanitize them? I've got you covered! In this article, we will explore the best ways to clean and sanitize your Swedish dishcloths so that you can keep them in use for longer periods of time.
Cleaning Your Swedish Dishcloths with a Clothes Washer
Yes! You can just pop them in your clothes washer with the kitchen towels and other clothing items and they'll come out clean and fresh. And because of the the spin cycle, they also come out ready to dry without excess water in them. This is my favorite option. Just make sure you pull them out before you put everything else in the dryer.
Sanitizing Your Swedish Dishcloths with Boiling Water
You can dip your Swedish dishcloths in boiling water to sanitize them. While this is a great option, it seems like an extra step to me, so I never use this option. You'll also need to squeeze them out and they'll be full of boiling water, so just be careful if you try this method.
Sanitizing Your Swedish Dishcloths in the Dishwasher
Toss it on the top rack of your dishwasher, and start the cycle. While this is a super convenient option, I sometimes find little bits of food that get thrown on top of the cloths, so I still have to rinse them off in the sink afterwards. They also absorb SO MUCH that you'll have to squeeze them out really good after you pull them out so they may take a little more time to dry. They're clean and sanitized, but it's not my first option.
Drying Your Swedish Dishcloths
No matter how you choose to wash and sanitize your Swedish dishcloths, it's best to let them air dry. Just lay them flat and they'll dry pretty quickly. Just be aware that they won't dry completely flat--they'll wrinkle and fold up but that's normal.
So there you have it, several ways to keep your Swedish dishcloths clean and sanitized and my thoughts on each of them. Washing them in the washing machine with detergent and hot water is the most effective way to get rid of dirt and bacteria. Sanitizing them with boiling water or putting them in the top rack of the dishwasher are also options. Just make sure to dry them flat or on a hook to keep them fresh for longer.
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