The definitive guide to cleaning microfiber cloths
Microfiber cloths are indispensable tools for cleaning a range of surfaces, from cars to countertops. An added plus is that they can be re-used multiple times. This means you can ditch the old rag bin you keep under the kitchen counter.
After you’ve used your microfiber cloth, you’ll probably notice that it's covered in gunk. So what's the best way to clean the ultra-dirty towel?
The following simple steps will extend the life of your microfiber towels and enhance their cleaning power:
1. Pre-soak in a bucket of warm water and dish detergent to help loosen the dirt particles.
2. Launder in your washing machine with detergent separate from any other type of fabric.
3. Do not use any bleach or fabric softener when you clean the microfibers. The fabric softener clogs the microfibers while the bleach actually deteriorates the towels.
4. Toss in the dryer and turn to tumble dry (low) or no heat at all. Heat can melt the microfibers and affect their performance. Alternatively you can hang the microfiber towels and let them air dry.
Tip: Do not iron the microfibers cloths because heat will melt the fibers.