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12 Beautiful Tea Towels to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

A good tea towel can do more than just help you dry your hands and dishes—it can liven up the ambience of your entire kitchen. "Tea towels are an instant kitchen upgrade," says Heather Taylor, the founder of Heather Taylor Home. "Aside from how obviously useful they are, they are a quick and easy way to provide a fresh pop of color hanging from your oven rack or draped over your sink."

However, due to the ample assortment of tea towel offerings on the market, separating the stellar from the lackluster can be tricky. "By definition, a tea towel is woven from either fine cotton or linen, whereas dishtowels can be me made of terry cloth," explains Natalie Rodgers, the Senior Director of Merchandising and Business Development at Sur La Table. "Look for thick, soft towels that are well woven (in either cotton or linen), as these are the most absorbent." Tea towels are also a foolproof way to play with different prints, textures, and patterns in your kitchen. "We like to design tea towels in cheery colors with pretty details, like knotted edges," Taylor says. "You should pick tea towel patterns that make you feel happy just by looking at them."

What's more, tea towels are widely available and usually affordable, so you can use them to dress up your kitchen without straining your bank account. Searching for a tea towel or two to energize your sink or oven area? From striped linens to vintage-inspired floral styles, here are a dozen to consider buying right now.


The 11 Best Dish Towels of

Style If you hang your dish towels somewhere visible, then you probably want them to match your decor—or at least not be glaringly unattractive. Fortunately, there are dish towels that come in every style, color, and print imaginable. Some are even a great way to add a pop of color or style to your kitchen.

Absorbency Dish towels come in a variety of materials and in varying thicknesses. Your choice should depend largely on how you typically use your dish towels. If you use them frequently for drying dishes, you probably want ones that have a high absorbency. If, however, you just grab them once in a while for a quick swipe of your counter, then you can probably go with something thinner and less absorbent.

Size Again, think about how you’ll be using the dish towels. Some are small and able to get into small nooks and crannies while others are large and can cover a ton of territory. You may want to select an assortment of various sizes, so you always have the right towel on hand.

This roundup was written by Brigitt Earley, who has written and edited hundreds of buying guides, particularly in the home space, for various publications over the course of the last 10 years.

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Let’s face it, we’re all a little bit of a mess in our own way, especially in the kitchen, which is why you can never have too many kitchen towels. Having a thick stack on hand will ensure you’re always ready to sop up messes, wipe down counters, and dry hands, dishes, and produce. We’ve wiped up gallons of spills and dried countless dishes with 25 towels since , and the Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towels are our favorite. They’re absorbent, durable, affordable, and available in a rainbow of colors.

The Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towels are our favorite because they’re big, thirsty, long-lasting, and reasonably priced. With tightly looped cotton on one side and waffle weave on the other, these towels have the absorbency of terry cloth without the fluff. They’ve been in regular rotation in the test kitchen for two full years and show no signs of wear. They have a convenient loop for hanging and come in six colors.

The Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mops are an inexpensive way to get the job done. In our tests, they absorbed spills with ease, wiped up messes well, and held up to extensive runs through the washer and dryer. They’re not that attractive, resembling bathroom hand towels rather than kitchen towels, and they come in white only, but that’s fairly standard for bar mops. Although these towels may not be the best choice for polishing your glasses, they are a good option for someone looking to clean up without cleaning out their wallet.

Aunt Martha’s Premium Flour Sack Dish Towels are the thickest and most absorbent we’ve found for this style of towel. But, like most flour sack towels, they’re at least 50 percent bigger than our other towel picks, and made from thinner cotton. These are a great choice if you want a smooth, lint-free cloth that’s not only great for drying dishes, hands, and delicate produce, but is also helpful for food prep tasks like straining stocks.

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Why you should trust us

We’ve covered kitchen towels at Wirecutter since Over the course of that time, we’ve spent almost hours researching hundreds of towels, and tested

Lesley Stockton spent her whole professional life cooking in restaurants, catering, and in test kitchens, so she knows her way around a dish rag. In addition to her practical experience in the kitchen, she’s covered table linens for Wirecutter for the past three years. And though she wouldn’t use a dinner napkin to dry dishes, some of her research on table linens is applicable for kitchen towels.

Haley Sprankle, who conducted testing in , is an updates writer for Wirecutter. She’s also covered oven mitts and pot holders for Wirecutter.

When researching this guide, we scoured the Internet for reputable editorial guides from sources like Cook’s Illustrated (subscription required), and we read hundreds of user reviews. We also read Wirecutter’s own guide to bath towels, which has a wealth of information on terry cloth. We went to kitchen and home stores to feel towels, see the available colors, and talk with salespeople. We also talked to Wirecutter deputy editor Christine Cyr Clisset, who has covered home textiles, and Tux Loerzel, store manager at Whisk, a kitchenwares store in Brooklyn, New York.

Who should get this

A person with their sleeves rolled up dries a dinner plate with the Pantry Towel.

Everyone needs absorbent kitchen towels. You can use them to dry your hands and dishes, to wipe up spills, or for handling hot pans. Whether you’re equipping your first kitchen or replacing worn-out or stained dishcloths, new kitchen towels made from percent cotton are a small way to upgrade your everyday. No matter if you want a towel that matches your kitchen’s color scheme, an absorbent mop for spills and dirty jobs, or an oversized thinner cloth for food prep tasks, one of our picks is likely to meet your needs.

If you’re not sure what you need in terms of a kitchen towel, here’s a list of the types we review in this guide:

Cotton terry cloth: Terry cloth has raised loops that are great at grabbing and holding moisture. It’s highly absorbent, inexpensive, and ideal for drying dishes and hands or wiping up spills. New terry cloth towels will deposit some lint on glassware, depending on quality. But they’ll produce less lint after four or five wash and dry cycles.

Waffle weave: The term for these towels is derived from their waffle-like woven grid pattern. Waffle-weave towels are commonly made from cotton or microfiber, and touted for being absorbent and quick-drying.

Flat-weave cotton: These towels have a smooth weave without any raised loops or stitches. They’re slightly less thirsty than terry cloth, but relatively lint-free from the outset. The smooth texture has a clean look, and lends itself to decorative printing or patterns.

Cotton huck towels: Huck towels are a mainstay in hospitals for drying surgical instruments after sterilization, because they’re absorbent and lint-free. But they’re also thinner and smaller—and in turn more limiting— than standard kitchen towels. Bloggers are popularizing the use of huck towels in the kitchen because they’re cheap and a reusable substitute for paper towels.

Flour sack towels: These towels are thin, low-lint, and can measure up to 50 percent bigger than standard byinch kitchen towels. They’re less absorbent per square inch, but make up for this deficiency with more surface area. Flour sack towels are also useful for food prep, like covering rising dough and gently drying tender herbs and berries.

Their practicality doesn’t end in the kitchen. Fellow Wirecutter staff writer Michael Sullivan uses flour sack towels for dusting because, “they’re extremely soft and won’t scratch wood surfaces. And since they’re so thin, you can use the edges to get into hard-to-reach crevices of ornate furniture.”

How we picked

A pile of around a dozen kitchen towels of varying sizes and textures.

For this guide, we focused on all-purpose towels that can take a beating in the kitchen and hold up to frequent wash cycles. We immediately ruled out microfiber cloths because they hold smells and aren’t as durable as cotton towels. Thick-weave linen towels are absorbent and lintless, but they’re also very expensive, so we decided not to test those. Based on past personal experience, we skipped cotton basket-weave towels because of their lack of absorbency. We’ve also tested a few blue-stripe herringbone-weave towels before, but they never compete with higher-quality brands.

When it comes to quickly drying dishes, hands, and produce, or even handling hot pans and casseroles, nothing is as versatile as a thick cotton towel.

When it comes to quickly drying dishes, hands, and produce, or even handling hot pans and casseroles, nothing is as versatile as a thick cotton towel. Cotton is durable, affordable, and absorbent, which is why Tux Loerzel, of the kitchenwares store Whisk in Brooklyn, told us that he recommends cotton to most people. Cotton towels are also heat-resistant, making them great as pot holders when folded over a couple times. Loerzel said that at home, “I have oven mitts and pot holders … but the towel is hanging off the oven so I generally will reach for that nine times out of ten.” (Pro tip: Never handle a hot item with a damp towel, because water transfers heat much better than fabric, and will quickly burn your hand) But not all cotton towels are the same, and their performance varies with thickness, size, and the type of weave. Listed below are the criteria we believe are most important when selecting a kitchen towel:

A strong weave and durable stitching will keep your kitchen linens looking like new through multiple wash cycles. Because kitchen towels are exposed to bacteria from your hands, cutting board, and food, they need regular laundering (ideally, multiple times a week, depending on use). Cotton is generally very durable and will hold up against the rigors of your washer and dryer. But towels made from high-quality long cotton fibers will last longer than those constructed from cheap cotton.

Size and shrinkage
Most all-purpose cotton kitchen towels seem to hover around 20 by 30 inches, give or take. For thicker fabrics, like terry cloth, this is ideal. It’s large enough to dry a full draining rack of dishes, and provide protection from hot pots and casseroles when triple-folded. There are two exceptions to this general size rule: flour sack towels and bar mops. Thinner flour sack towels can run up to 33 by 38 inches, and that extra area makes up for their lack of absorbency per square inch. Inexpensive terry cloth bar mops are smaller, measuring around 16 by 19 inches, but these thirsty towels are efficient at wiping up spills.

All cotton towels will shrink after washing and drying. The rate of shrinkage with the towels we tested ranged from 11 to 25 percent, and our picks fell in the 11 to 18 percent range. But even the towels that shrank by 18 percent were still a generous size.

Two people hold towels in front of them; the one on the right is about twice the surface area of the left one.

Left to right: Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towel and Aunt Martha’s Premium Flour Sack Dish Towel. Photo: Michelle McSwain

Two people hold towels in front of them; the one on the right is about twice the surface area of the left one, and appears to be a waffled texture.

Left to right: Real Simple Antimicrobial Bar Mop Dish Cloth and Aunt Martha’s Premium Flour Sack Dish Towel. Photo: Michelle McSwain

Even though kitchen towels are practical items, nobody wants a tattered rag hanging in their kitchen. Plain, plush fabric sewn with clean hems is attractive by virtue of its construction, but we also understand that kitchen textiles are a big part of people’s kitchen decor. We kept aesthetics in mind by choosing towels available in multiple textures and colors, and gave preference to sets available in white because it’s the most neutral color.

How we tested

Someone's hand using a thick, shaggy hand towel to wipe up a small amount of bright pink liquid from a white counter.

Before we mopped up a single spill, we washed and dried each towel 10 times. This served two purposes: to test the towel’s durability through multiple launderings and to remove the industrial coating (called sizing) that protects the fabric during shipping and storage (but also inhibits absorption). After the wash test, we eliminated kitchen towels with loose threads and frayed hems.

To test absorbency, we laid each towel over ½ cup of spilled black tea or water for 30 seconds, then checked for any unabsorbed liquid. As we predicted, the thinner towels absorbed less per square inch than thicker ones.

We also dried water glasses to check for lint. But after 10 wash and dry cycles, most of the kitchen towels were virtually lint free.

Our pick: Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towels

Two close-textured waffle-weave towels drape over the edge of a tub.

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towels offer the best combination of absorbency, durability, attractiveness, and price of all the towels we tested. With thirsty terry cloth on one side and waffle weave cotton on the other, this low-lint towel quickly dries dishes, hands, and surfaces, and is attractive enough to hang in plain sight. It’s available in eight colors and the four-pack price averages out to $5 per towel.

This dense cotton kitchen towel combines two different textures on opposite sides: terry cloth and waffle weave. Though the terry weave is flatter and less plush than that of other terry towels, it absorbs moisture as well as any fluffier cloth we tested. It dries dishes and glassware without depositing lint, and is thirsty enough to tackle a draining rack full of dishes after dinner. Though the Williams Sonoma towel is tough and absorbent, the smoother waffle side also excels at delicate tasks, like de-fuzzing strawberries and blotting water from tender produce.

Two towels, stacked to show their corresponding corners, display the different textures of terrycloth and waffle weave; both are tightly woven versions.

The waffle-weave and terry cloth sides of the Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towel. Photo: Michelle McSwain

The loops on the top pick are indeed tighter and shorter than the bar mop's, showing the grid of the weave instead of a uniform shaggy texture.

The visible difference between the tight terry cloth loops on our top pick (left) and the longer, looser loops on a bar mop (right). Photo: Michelle McSwain

We’ve used and abused the Williams Sonoma towels in our test kitchen since , but the seams and stitching are still completely intact with no signs of wear. And to say we’re hard on our kitchen towels is an understatement. We deploy them for every spill, from coffee and tea, to red wine and red meat drippings. To remove tough stains, we soak our towels in hot water and oxygenated bleach before running them through the washer and dryer.

We also think Williams Sonoma’s towel is attractive. The terry cloth loops are small and tightly packed—unlike bathroom hand towels—and waffle weave has a smooth and hygienic look that’s befitting for the kitchen. And it has a sewn-in corner loop so you can conveniently hang your towel from a hook or drawer pull. If white isn’t your style, the All-Purpose Pantry towel is available in seven other colors.

Our pick: Long-term testing notes

We use the Williams Sonoma All-Purpose Pantry Towel in the Wirecutter test kitchen every day. After several years of abuse (we’re not easy on our kitchen rags) and countless washes in extra-hot water, they show no sign of unraveling at the hem or worn holes in the weave. We still like the Williams Sonoma towels, and purchased fresh sets for Wirecutter’s new test kitchen. Our old towels, while pretty stained, are still good and are now wiping up messes in our large appliance testing room.

We’ve seen some reviews on Williams Sonoma’s website suggesting that the Pantry Towels are slightly different than the ones from years past. We got a new set of towels at the end of , and after we wash and dry them at least five times, we’ll compare their weave and absorbency to our older ones and report back. It’s helpful to remember that washing can change the look and feel of a towel quite a bit: It will shrink and thicken after one wash, and soften after several, becoming more absorbent as the protective sizing washes off.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The only flaw with the Williams Sonoma towel is that if you want to order it online, the shipping charge bumps the price per towel from $5 to $ There are a couple of ways around this dilemma. If you live near a Williams Sonoma store, you could simply purchase the towels there. Or you could purchase enough items to put you over the free-shipping threshold (usually $49). These towels make excellent holiday and hostess gifts, so you might want to stock up. Or if you can wait, these towels regularly go on sale, sometimes with free shipping.

Budget Pick: Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mops

If you’re looking for an affordable kitchen towel built to handle your day-to-day spills, the Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mops are your best option. These terry cloth towels are durable, absorbent, and easily washable. They’re available in white only, and they aren’t the kind of towel you’d want to hang on display. But they cost about a dollar apiece, which means you can keep a stack of them stashed in a drawer for extra-messy tasks, and you won’t have to worry too much about stains.

A detail shot of the Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mop terry cloth material.

They soaked up ½ cup of water consistently, as well as cleaned up a sticky smoothie effectively. After running them through the washer (in hot water) and dryer multiple times, we spotted a couple of frayed threads, but the seams held up remarkably well.

The Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mop cleaning up some spilled cold brew off the counter.

Although these towels are great for cleaning up spills and drying your hands, they are not meant to polish your glassware. In our tests, they still deposited lint on glasses after multiple runs through the wash. They also aren’t the most attractive towels—some may even argue that they resemble bathroom hand towels—and they come in white only. And like most bar mops, they’re small: about 15 by 17 inches after washing and drying, whereas standard kitchen towels are about 20 by 30 inches. But if you’re looking to get the job done and aren’t worried about hanging these on display, these are the towels to get.

Also great: Aunt Martha’s Premium Flour Sack Dish Towel

The Flour Sack towel, placed on a counter underneath a colander full of raspberries.

Aunt Martha’s Premium Flour Sack Dish Towels are the thickest and highest-quality flour sack towels we’ve ever tested. They’re oversized, lint-free, and finely woven. Their absorbency and smoothness make these towels ideal for delicate jobs like wicking excess moisture from tender herbs, lettuces, and berries. Although Aunt Martha’s towels can’t mop up a spill as quickly as our other picks, their usefulness for food preparation sets them apart.

We’ve looked at a few flour sack towels over the years, but none match the performance of Aunt Martha’s. Because they’re lint-free, these cloths are great for drying glassware as well as food prep. Flour sack cotton is thin, so it’s a good alternative to cheesecloth for straining liquids or wicking excess moisture from cut watery vegetables like eggplant. These towels are also great for serving warm dinner rolls at the table.

They're arranged largest to smallest, from left: Aunt Martha's is the largest, the Williams Sonoma towel is about half its surface area, folded; the Crate and Barrel towel is only slightly smaller than that; and the Real Simple towel is about 2/3 the size of the Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel towels, folded in half.

Even though they’re thinner than the Williams Sonoma or Crate and Barrel towels, Aunt Martha’s towels are 50 percent larger (measuring 33 by 38 inches to their 20 by 30 inches). What the Aunt Martha’s towels lack in absorbency per square inch, they make up for in more surface area, and the thinner cotton allows the towel itself to dry faster.

If you’re into colorful or decorative kitchen towels, these are not for you, because they’re available in white only (although they make a good blank canvas for painting or stamping if you want to decorate them yourself).

Laundry tips and best practices

Because of their proximity to bacteria, kitchen towels need frequent laundering to prevent cross-contamination. Ideally, if you use a towel throughout the course of preparing a meal, throw it in the hamper and replace it with a clean one. But we’re real people too, and we understand that life gets busy and obsessively washing your kitchen rags is time-consuming. All we ask is that you don’t let them get to the point where they start to smell sour, because then you know that thing is a petri dish.

Towels need frequent laundering to prevent cross-contamination.

Usually a cold-water wash cycle with detergent is enough to clean your kitchen linens after normal use. But if you’re dealing with a grease stain, pretreat the spot with dish soap and warm water before running the towel through a hot-water wash cycle.

For all-white towels, we use chlorine bleach in the wash to keep them bright. For patterned or colored fabrics, a scoop of powdered oxygenated bleach (like OxyClean or Clorox Oxy Magic) helps to remove most stains.

What to look forward to

We plan to test a handful of new kitchen towels from Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, and Food The Williams Sonoma Super Absorbent Multipack and Super Absorbent Waffle Weave could rival our top pick. Both are textured, while also coming in different patterns and colors that some people might prefer over the solid-colored Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pantry Towels.

Since Crate & Barrel discontinued our former runner-up pick, they released a new line of Stripe Dish Towels that looks very similar. They’re percent cotton, woven, and they come in five different colors: olive, almond, grey, blue, and lilac. Food52 also makes some comparable, percent cotton woven towels, the Five Two Essential Kitchen Towels. The only downside is they cost $35 for two towels—almost three times the price of the Crate & Barrel towels.

While we plan to test these as soon as we can, our capacity is limited by the COVID restrictions of our testing space. We’ll update the guide as we’re able to.

The competition

We compared the Target Made By Design Barmop Towels with our former budget pick, the Real Simple Antimicrobial Bar Mops, for a blog post about Target’s affordable home goods line. As we wrote in the post, the Target towel was thinner, smaller, and less absorbent than the Real Simple bar mop.

We used to recommend the Now Designs Ribbed Towel. Our original towels are still holding up well, with no traces of loose threads or fraying, but the new towels we bought in are far less durable. Some of the stitches loosened after 10 wash cycles. These findings mirrored some Amazon comments about the towels’ decline in quality.

We can’t say for sure that the Sur la Table Ribbed Kitchen Towels are a rebrand of the Now Designs towels, but they bear an uncanny resemblance. Unlike the Now Designs, the Sur la Table towels held up through multiple washings. But if they are the same towel, we could see durability issues arise down the road.

Like our top pick, the Crate and Barrel Waffle-Terry Dish Towel has a terry-cloth side and a waffle-weave side. But the fabric is almost too thick and absorbent. The tea stain didn’t lift completely, even after a soak in hot water and oxygenated bleach.

The Utopia Towels Flour Sack Towels are smaller and much thinner than our pick, Aunt Martha’s. The loose weave makes these so thin, you can almost see through them.

The Kitchenmart towel's hem is shown, with frayed threads visible all along the edge.

The hem of the Kitchenmart Kitchen Towel (pictured above) from Bed Bath & Beyond completely unraveled after the fifth wash cycle.

About your guides

Lesley Stockton

Lesley Stockton is a senior staff writer reporting on all things cooking and entertaining for Wirecutter. Her expertise builds on a lifelong career in the culinary world—from a restaurant cook and caterer to a food editor at Martha Stewart. She is perfectly happy to leave all that behind to be a full-time kitchen-gear nerd.

Haley Sprankle

Haley Sprankle

Updates Writer

Haley Sprankle is an updates writer at Wirecutter currently covering kitchen gadgets and financial content. She loves French bulldogs, French tucks, and french fries. It’s a wonder she hasn’t been to France yet, but it’s next on her to-do list.

Make an Easy Hanging Kitchen Towel

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A kitchen towel is a major necessity in the kitchen. They serve many functions in the kitchen, from simply drying your hands to cleaning up spills, drying dishes, covering foods, and holding hot plates. They are a great way to cut down on paper towel usage. But, where can you place them within easy to reach yet not in the way or just thrown haphazardly on the kitchen counter? Good news, we&#;ve found five great ideas for where to hang your kitchen towels!

Here are our top five ideas we&#;ve found for hanging kitchen towels:

  1. Magnetic hooks on the fridge, microwave, or dishwasher
  2. Bar holder placed on the side of an island or cabinet end
  3. Inside the cabinet on a hanging rack
  4. Over the door bar holder for cabinets
  5. Simple towel clip to secure to the oven handle

Thinking about which option would work best for your kitchen? Continue reading for more information about these five great ideas we&#;ve researched! You&#;ll find some basic practices to avoid and incorporate with hand towels. Plus, answers to common questions about dishtowels and decorative towels.

Hanging kitchen towels and kitchen utensils, Where To Hang Kitchen Towels - 5 Great Ideas!

Kitchen Towel Don&#;ts

You&#;ll want to avoid balling up kitchen towels and leaving them on the counter. Not only is this not pleasing aesthetically this doesn&#;t allow the kitchen towel to dry between uses and allows mold and mildew to form in the dark wet surface of the towel. This is not only unsafe, but it also results in stinky towels. This is why hanging the towel is your best option.

Red and white crumpled dish towel

Kitchen Towel Dos

Kitchen towels hanging on hooks

You will want to place your kitchen towels where they&#;re easy for you to reach and able to dry out between uses. Never use a used kitchen towel to dry your dishes. You should always grab a fresh, clean kitchen towel to dry your clean dishes. This avoids any cross-contamination from dirty towels.

Ideally, you should be washing your kitchen towels every few days or a minimum of once a week to make sure they are not harboring bacteria.

1. Magnetic Hooks

These magnetic hooks can be used on a multitude of surfaces, not just the fridge! They enable you to hang the towel on any magnetic surface, whether it be a microwave, stove, or dishwasher. This makes the towel easy to reach yet still allows for it to air dry between uses!

Check out these magnetic hooks on Amazon.

2. Bar Holder

This is a great simple place to hang your kitchen towels if you have an island or a blank cabinet end in your kitchen that you&#;d like to spruce up. They&#;re conveniently located on the side and out of the way yet easy to get to! You simply install the bar on the end of an island, the top portion of a cabinet end, or the bottom cabinet end.

Check out this hand towel holder on Amazon.

3. Cabinet Rack

This one is a hidden option. It allows you to hide your towels under a sink on the interior of the cabinet. You simply mount the rack to the backside of whichever cabinet you chose; it allows the towels to be out of the way.

Check out this cabinet rack on Amazon.

4. Over The Door Bar Mount

This is probably the most popular kitchen towel mounting option. It&#;s aesthetically pleasing; you can choose any cabinet you like. You don&#;t have to know how to use a screwdriver or drill to install, and if you decide you don&#;t like the location or another cabinet works better, it&#;s no fuss to move!

Check out this over the door towel bar mount on Amazon.

5. Towel Clip

This is another very easy no-fuss option. One of the easiest ways to dry and display a kitchen towel is to simply hang it on the oven handle. Many people who have used this option without a clip have noticed it&#;s very hard to keep the towel on the oven handle though, especially with certain handle designs, they tend to fall off very easily. These clips allow for the towel to be secured and never fall!

Check out these towel clips on Amazon.

Where do you display kitchen towels?

If you&#;d like to display seasonal or other decorative towels in the kitchen, we recommend using the simple towel clip to display on the oven or the bar on an island or cabinet end. The oven is usually a main focus in the kitchen, so it will place the towel where anyone walking into the kitchen will easily spot!

How do I keep my kitchen towels from falling down?

This is where the towel clips come in handy! You can clip them to the oven handle, cabinet, or your towel rack if needed. They are an easy, simple no-fail way to keep your towels from falling!

How to hang decorative kitchen towels

If there is a single image on the bottom part of the decorative kitchen towel, it&#;s best to fold about a quarter of fabric on either side to center the decorative image and then hang it on your bar or oven handle.

You can also invest in a countertop display rack for decorative towels, placing them on the counters for guests to see.

Check out this decorative towel counter display on Amazon.

Where should hand towels be placed in the kitchen?

Liquid blue soap in a transparent plastic dispenser beside hand towel

Many people like to keep hand towels as close to the sink as possible or within a turning radius of the kitchen sink for ease of use when drying their hands. Under the sink, a drawer beside the sink, a caddy next to the sink, or simply on the counter next to the sink are all great options for fresh, clean towels.

How do you hang dish towels in the kitchen?

You have a few options here. First, always wring out your dishtowel as best as you can once you are done using it, and it&#;s ready to be dried. Then you can either hang the towel right next to your kitchen towel, or you can choose to hang a dishtowel in the sink on the sink divider.

If you have no divider or your sink is full, you can hang the dishtowel on the faucet arm, letting it thoroughly dry between uses. There are also racks available for purchase to hold dish towels or sponges next to the sink.

Check out this next to the sink rack on Amazon.

Where do you hang kitchen towels to dry?

Stylish light gray kitchen interior with modern cabinets and stainless steel appliances in new home

Any of the hanging options will work to hang your kitchen towels to dry as this is the best way to store them between uses. You will want to make sure to wash your towels a minimum of every week, ideally every few days. Simply folding them in half and putting them on the bars or rack will allow any moisture left in them to dry up. If using hooks, placing the top of the towel on the hook allowing the main body of the towel to dry is best.

In Summary

Kitchen towels are a great budget-conscious and eco-friendly alternative to using paper towels. We hope you&#;ve found these five hanging ideas useful and practical for your kitchen.

If you&#;ve enjoyed this article, please consider the following for further reading:

Potholder Vs Oven Mitt – What Are The Differences?

Can I Use A Towel Instead Of An Oven Mitt?

Where To Store Cutting Boards In Your Kitchen

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