NOTE: A few updates here since last posting. I'm a dish towel aficionado. They stand for serious cooking, commercial kitchens and a well oiled home. I don't use paper towels and love to have a few clean, soft dish towels at arm's reach in the kitchen at all times. I started out my adult life with Ikea's TEKLA towel, then ran away with these Flour Sack towels above (the awesome thing about flour sacks is their large size and thin weight, that makes them idea for absorbing and cleaning ANYTHING around the house. They are also good for wrapping up food for lunches, etc), but have recently begun cheating on my flour sacks because of a passion for super soft Liliane Dish Towels that come in a few different sizes and colored stripes. They are all below.
Top Dish Towels
- Extra Large 20"x30" Kitchen Dish Towels (13 Units) by Liliane Collection -
$16.99 $26.99 recent price and unit change
These are the new ones I just ordered. A bit bigger, with a pleasing, fat green stripe. I'm excited.
My fave for the past few years, these are great daily towels with a herringbone weave in 100% cotton. They stay bright white longer than others, get super soft and are a great size for standard kitchens.
- TEKLA Dish Towels - $.79
100% cotton and modeled on classic European commercial dish towels, these are awesome and I still use them in places. The only problem is that they seem harder to keep bright white. These are your best budget pick.
At the expensive end of the spectrum, I found many people swearing by these basket weaved dish towels from W-S that absorb like crazy. 100% cotton and made in Turkey. Halfpint says "The best kitchen towels are the basketweave striped ones from William-Sonoma. I have like 30 of them, seriously. They're large, sturdy (100% cotton) and longlasting."