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    Default Kitchen cloths and cleaning

    Just curious as to how many different cloths you use in your kitchen.

    I use the same cloth to wash the dishes, wipe the benches, dinner table and stove.

    My DH thinks its disgusting and I should use a separate cloth to clean the dishes only otherwise I am spreading germs from everywhere else onto the clean dishes.

    I don't think this is an issue because the dishes are rinsed after the cloth goes over them. They are also air dried overnight and put away in morning.

    I am yet to have my children but once they are in high chairs he wants me to use a separate cloth again to clean those.

    What is everyone's thoughts on this? What do you do?

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    This thread has been done in the past and believe it or not has gotten heated

    I use one for the dishes and one for the bench. I use paper towel to give it the final wipe over. If my tea towel is ready to get washed, I will spray the bench tops, fold the tea towel, wet it slightly with hot water and wipe the benches/table down then wash the towel.

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    I use one cloth for the dishes and kitchen benches. It gets changed daily, every second day if it hasn't really been used.
    I don't see the issue as i'm only wiping up crumbs/water spills from the bench, the same stuff that i wipe off the dishes when i clean them - it's not like i'm scrubbing the toilet with the kitchen cloth.

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    None! I am environmentally evil and use wipes/paper towel. I also use a dishwasher or stainless steel for the Dishes (no cloth) So yeah.

    On the odd chance I do use a cloth for something (baking wash up sometimes) it goes straight in the washer.

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    Default Kitchen cloths and cleaning

    I use the same cloth for dishes, table, bench etc, and if I have a spill on the floor I'll use my kitchen cloth then bin it straight after. I change my cloth at least once a week. I don't think there is anything wrong with it at all!

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    I use the same. But I have washable ones and I probably go through 2 a day. So they don't get used hundreds of times and have time for bacteria to breed before they get washed and dried.

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    I use a chux cloth for all the things you mentioned OP. It usually lasts a day or two and then gets thrown out.

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    Default Re: Kitchen cloths and cleaning

    I use one of those silver scourer/sponges to wash the dishes with.
    I buy those cheap yellow dishcloths to wipe down the bench and stove with. Once they start to get a bit old i wash them and use them as my bathroom/ toilet cleaning cloths.

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    I blow my nose on mine first, then wipe the benches: Save the Planet!

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    I use a scourer sponge for dishes and a separate cloth for benches/stovetop/dining table.

    I'm not all that fussed on how other people do things, as long as they don't use the same cloth/sponge for floor spills then use it on the bench or dishes!


 

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