Okay, I just told you to dry your food that you are going to be sauteeing off with a paper towel…and many of you cringed at the thought that I would even dare to have them in my house…aren’t we all “going green” these days?
Even though you might be much better off using this on the food that you are going to be sauteeing…after all, do you really want to risk making your family sick by drying foods such as raw chicken on something that you might then wash and use to clean your mirrors, windows, and wood furniture?
But right now I am taking a break to look at all the other things that can be used as alternatives to standard paper towels so that we can do one more thing to be “eco-friendly” and do our art in saving the environment.
Basically in the school of “green thinking,” there are three trains of thought—find something similar, use something else instead, or use something that you already have on hand.
So let’s first look at “Something Similar”…
When it comes to ordinary paper towels, the next something similar would have to be other towels and napkins that are made of a fabric that can be washed and re-used. Examples of this include Huck towels, microfiber cloths, and napkins from such materials as chambray, cotton, and linen.
1. Huck Towels
- Color…may be white or dyed different colors…designate a specific color for each specific use
- Commercial Uses…to clean surgical instruments…also used by rofessional window washers, car detailers, and cleaning companies
- Durability…long-lasting, tend to hold up well even after many washings
- Fabric….pure cotton…whenever buying Huck towels, make sure that the towels are 100% cotton because blended fabrics are not as absorbent.
- Household Uses…window cleaning, drying dishes, dusting and polishing furniture, wiping down furniture on the patio and porch
- Source…Rag Lady…looks like an excellent source for all sorts of recyclable, well…rags…