Keeping Dishrags Clean

To keep your dishrag nice and clean and sanitary, put it in your dishwasher with your dirty dishes. I do this all the time and always get compliments on my dishrag looking and smelling nice.

By Bettbee from FL

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November 21, 20050 found this helpful

be sure to put the dishrag into a closed container or weight it down really well under silverwear

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November 21, 20050 found this helpful

How do you put them keep them from flying all over the dishwasher. Do you clip them to the racks with a clothes pin or what?

Linda from PA

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November 25, 20050 found this helpful

Does it hold water and stay dripping wet when the dishwasher is done? I guess it would depend on what material is used for the dish rag.

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November 25, 20050 found this helpful

I run my kitchen sponges through the dishwasher for the same reason.

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June 15, 20060 found this helpful

I don't have a dishwasher and I don't want to wash 2 or 3 dishcloths at a time in the washing machine. Is there any way to keep the wet rags from molding while waiting for a full load of dishcloths to wash?

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June 15, 20060 found this helpful

I buy a package or bundle of cheap white washcloths to use as dishcloths. Each night before I go to bed I make sure the dishcloth is rinsed out and draped across the center divider in my kitchen sink. The next morning it is dry. I toss it in the dirty clothes basket with any other whites I have waiting to be washed. I get a fresh washcloth/dishcloth out of the drawer every morning. I do the same with my plain white dishtowels. Everything is white so nothing fades or can't be put in a load with bleach. Works for me!

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June 19, 20090 found this helpful

It's my understanding (my mother told me this a long time ago) that if you don't rinse the dish clothes out thoroughly (getting all the soap out), they will sour. Also, to keep mine from staining, I don't wipe up anything that can stain them (coffee, juice, etc.) I use a paper towel for those things. This keeps my dishclothes stain free.

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