Finding a dishtowel which actually absorbs water?

bobg

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How would I find a dishtowel here which actually absorbs water? The one I bought at the local Disco and which claims to be cotton actually repels water. So I asked the landlady for one and she gave me one but it doesn't really absorb water either. What label do I need to look for and where would I find one?

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How would I find a dishtowel here which actually absorbs water? The one I bought at the local Disco and which claims to be cotton actually repels water. So I asked the landlady for one and she gave me one but it doesn't really absorb water either. What label do I need to look for and where would I find one?

Thanks, Bob
I get mine when we go to the US, as the ones I get here all have the water repellent issue..You can also get ones in Brazil ( or maybe you can find some made in Brazil here )
 

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ha, i have had the same observation. towels, napkins, paper towels, it's like nobody here actually knows how to make an absorbent product!
 

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I don't use a clothes dryer for my laundry -- I let the free sun and air do the job. The same goes for my dishes. I put them on a rack after washing, and they are dry in the morning. I never use a dish towel for drying dishes.
 

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Why not just buy a hand towel? It's the same thing just relabeled hand towel. Difference is it absorbs water.
 

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Walking around, sometimes I see stores selling commercial kitchen stuff, try googling that.
Nancy
 

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Okay, I'm not the one who buys the teatowels in Buenos Aires but I'm the one that gets to use them a lot :) They feel pretty absorbent to me.

On the other hand, when I buy new teatowels in the UK they are generally loaded with "dressing" to give them a sheen and stiffness that makes them look fresh and attractive at the point of sale and I know I'm going to have to put them through a hot wash cycle a couple of times before they become really useful.
 
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