The Nordic Kitchen: Swedish Dishclothes

Do you use Swedish Dishclothes in your kitchen?

I have found them to be an indispensable part of The Nordic Kitchen. 
Wiping up never looked so good!

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The Swedish dishcloth was invented in 1949 by the Swedish engineer Curt Lindquist. After growing tired of traditional linen towels, Mr. Lindquist sought out to create a dishcloth that dries quickly like a towel but is very absorbent like a sponge. Thus, the Swedish dishcloth was born.  He discovered that a mixture of natural cellulose and cotton can absorb an incredible 15 times its own weight.  This type of dish cloth has been used in virtually every Swedish household for more than 70 years.

Durability: Along with the cloth’s extraordinary composition, the colorful print contributes to the overall quality of the cloth. A watercolor base dye is infused into the cloth, ensuring a design with long-lasting results. With normal use, these cloths easily last six months.

Super-absorbency: This light-weight cloth absorbs 15 times its own weight! There is no need to use paper towels to wipe up spills when using a Wet-it cloth and are far more hygienic than a sponge and won't crumble or pill.  One Swedish Dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels. They absorb 20x their weight They air dry quickly, so it doesn't breed bacteria or smell. Swedish Dishcloths can be cleaned in the washing machine or in the top rack of the dishwasher.

                             Swedish engineer Curt Lindquist

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