Kitchen Towels- How To Really Do It Right

May 10, 2018, 4:27 PM | Updated: May 18, 2018, 5:42 pm
Kitchen Towel Tips...

This article is sponsored by Orson Gygi.  Family owned and operated since 1945, Orson Gygi is the West’s premier source for kitchen tools, supplies, and specialty foods.  Visit them at Gygi.com.

Your kitchen sees such a variety of tasks.  Wet messes, dry messes, disinfecting counters, drying dishes, drying hands… there’s a lot going on.  Just one type of kitchen towel won’t cut it.  You need to make sure you always have the right towel for the right job.

Candace Heward and Heather Smith of Orson Gygi have exactly what you need.  They also have some great tips for caring and cleaning the towels so they’ll perform better longer.

Watch Candace and Heather give their tips on KSLTV’s Studio 4 with Brooke Walker.

Get The Right Towel

Not every kitchen towel was made for every job.  Make sure you have at least a small variety in your kitchen.  Candace and Heather recommend the Ripple Towel.  They’re 100% Turkish cotton and their ridged design makes them extremely durable.  Another recommendation is very common to commercial kitchens, it’s called Barmop.  These are less expensive towels that are great at quickly wiping things down.  They’re smaller than the Ripple, and that makes them perfect for having next to the cutting board as you work.

Find A Towel That Can Multitask

The third is the Flour Sack towel. They’re made of the same material that used to be used for flour sacks.  They’re not exceptionally absorbent, but they dry fast and are lint free which makes them perfect for drying dishes.  These towels can do more than dry dishes, they can be used for other tasks as well.  For example, they can be used in recipes that call for cheesecloth.  Heather also uses it to proof bread and then to wrap the bread to give to a neighbor.

Go With Whites & Greys

The towels will get dirty and stained.  You can’t avoid this.  For towels that you really intend to put to the task, pick white or light grey colors.  It’s true the stains and dirt will show quickly, but they’ll also be easier to clean.  You’ll be able to bleach them as needed without ruining the look.

Don’t Ruin Them In The Wash

Whatever you do, don’t use fabric softener on your kitchen towels.  It makes your towel less absorbent.  If you have been using fabric softener, just soak it in a vinegar and baking soda bath to strip away the softener.


KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories


Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
2 days ago
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
4 days ago
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
4 days ago
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
23 days ago
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
1 month ago
Types of Computer Malware and Examples...
PC Laptops

5 Nasty Types of Computer Malware and Examples | Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Computer and Family Safe

Here are the different types of computer malware and examples that could potentially infect your computer.
1 month ago
Kitchen Towels- How To Really Do It Right