Most of you in search of the best towels probably want them for the bathroom, correct?
We would assume so, but that doesn’t mean our list below is going to contain bath towels only!
Not only will we be highlighting a mixture of towels, but we will also take a look at the different materials and styles there are available to help you find the ultimate drying cloth for your needs.
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Should You Get a Set or Single Towels?
One thing we can say about towels is that the more you get and the less you pay, the lower the quality usually is.
Towel sets are great if you’re using them as décor accessories, but if you’re really interested in focusing on the quality of the towel, then spending a bit more money and buying smaller sets (or single towels) is usually the best choice.
What Type of Towel Do You Need?
There are tons of towels out there, so how and where do you need to use them?
- Bathroom. Hand towels and bath towels are usually soft and fluffy, but there are other great options out there.
Waffle pattern towels feature a unique honeycomb pattern that provides more surface area to the towel, and the result is better absorbency. They’re popular on boats and yachts, but equally as useful in home bathroom thanks to their excellent absorbency.
Microfiber towels can be a great option in the bathroom, as well, especially if you need something that dries quickly,
- Kitchen. In the kitchen, you have a variety of choices. Most people opt for cotton – some even use cloth diapers – but you’ll also see some very useful linen and microfiber towels that are great for drying dishes.
For the hands, good ole’ Terry Cloth is a favorite since it is soft and absorbent, but not as great on dishes since it leaves lint.
Avoid towels with designs and ink printed on them; the design won’t last very long, and the material is usually of poor quality.
- Multi-Use. From cleaning the car to wiping the counters, there are plenty of towels that you can use around the home and garage.
We suggest having a stack of multi-use microfiber towels around. They’re much better than paper towels since you can re-use them and they’re great on just about any surface. From car to bathroom mirror, it’s hard to go wrong with them.
- Travel. The best towels for travel are microfiber towels since they are small (easier to pack) and dry quickly.
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We’ll start by taking a look at a classic Turkish towel, but first, what exactly is a Turkish towel?
The term is actually used incorrectly by some manufacturers because they want you to take notice of their product. If you see a fuzzy terry cloth bath towel labeled as “Turkish,” then you’re not buying a true Turkish towel.
This is a true Turkish towel (also known as a Peshtemal), which is flat, is used in the traditional Turkish baths. It is woven from 100% cotton, and in the particular case of this towel, Dandelion Textiles has used natural dyes to create the different colors of cotton threads. It is also a chemical-free towel!
It is quite large; 71 inches by 39 inches, which is large enough to work as a bath towel, beach towel or simple picnic blanket, too.
It was much thicker than other Turkish towels we’ve tried, and you’ll notice that it gets softer wash after wash.
A great multi-use towel to have in the home!
Our next favorite towel can also be used in many different ways, so whether you need something to dry you off after swimming laps at the pool or you want a lightweight travel towel for your camping pack, this is a great choice.
Since it comes in three different sizes, you can find the right fit for every family member. The smallest is 20×40 inches, the medium is 60×30 inches, and the largest is 70×39 inches.
This is probably one of the best microfiber towels we’ve tried in this price range and the fact that it comes in different sizes and colors makes it easy for you to find one for everyone in the family.
They throw in a travel bag with the towel, which we liked because it has a little loop on the top that made it easy to hook near a shower in the locker room or wherever you find yourself. The towel also has a loop, which is nice.
Moving from locker room to kitchen we have some very nice flour sack dish towels made from 100% cotton.
We really like that each towel has a wide hem on it, which means you don’t have to worry about fraying.
One of the reasons why flour sack towels are so useful in the kitchen is that they do not leave any lint on your dishes when you dry them. They also happen to very versatile, too.
Use them to help remove stains or spills from furniture and carpeting, use them to set fresh-from-the-oven bread and cookies on so they can cool, and turn an old flour sack towel into a craft project once it has gotten a little worn.
The point is that having some flour sack towels in the home is always a good idea, and this particular brand is known for being both durable and affordable.
Washcloths are another staple item in the bathroom and around the home, and after having tried so many different brands, we have to say that Utopia won us over.
They are terry cloth – which is to be expected from a washcloth – and they’re available in 8 different colors with each one measuring 12 inches by 12 inches.
Since washcloths get used pretty heavily, you’ll be washing them a lot, and we must say that they have held up quite well with all of the washing machine cycles they’ve seen.
Get them for your home, to supply your hotel bathrooms, for the lake cabin or in the diaper bag.
They hold up well and don’t cost a fortune!
Our final suggestion is one that is intended for drying vehicles, yet we find them to be handy throughout the home and wanted to mention them on our list of the best towels.
These are microfiber towels, which means that they don’t leave any lint, plus the edges are silk banded to prevent scratching.
Keep some in the garage and inside your home. We find that these are quite useful for washing windows and mirrors, which also means that you cut down on costs and waste since you don’t have to deal with paper towels.
Each towel is 16.5 inches square, and they are quite durable in the washing machine.
Get yourself a pack! You will definitely find a use for them.