I buy a lot of my household stuff from tesco. I find that most of their products represent really good value for money and are good quality. As I needed some tea towels I bought a bundle of five Terry ones from Tesco in their homeware department for only five pounds. They were all bundled up together when I bought them and tied at the top with as shiny green/blue ribbon. My towels look much like the illustration on Dooyoo, though mine are in different colours. My pack of five towels consists of three plain block colour towels in a green-blue colour and two towels which are basically white but have thin coloured strips running through them. These towels can be washed at forty degrees and as with all towels, it's best to wash them a few times to help them become more absorbent. I am pleased with these towels as they are well made and perhaps the only thing i have been slightly disappointed in is the fact that they have shrunk ever so slightly since I bought them. I actually iron my tea towels, much to the amusement of my husband, but I feel that they fit better into my tea towel drawer if I do this. I also think that as these tea towels are made of terry that they are slightly fluffier that my simple palin one hundred percent cotton tea towels and so they need to be ironed in order to get them to lay flat. The bold colours haven't faded since I have had them and they have washed well and they look as good as new (apart from the slight shrinkage). The are nice and absorbent and were a really great price and I would certainly have to recommend them.
I felt that I could probably do with some new tea towels as my old ones were looking a bit worn and tatty. I bought them from Tesco where they cost me £5 for a pack of 5 so £1 each which is pretty good value considering they are excellent quality.
The ones I got came with two different colours. Three were red and white and two were black and white. As my kitchen is red themed I put one of the towels on my cooker handle mainly for show and kept the other four in a drawer for actual use.
The towels are made from cotton terry material and are really nice to the touch. They are really absorbent and dry dishes and glasses without leaving them damp. Some other tea towels that I have had had rubbish absorbency and it takes ages to completely dry dishes with them and on glasses they can leave bits of fluff stuck to the glass but not with these ones.
The towels also wash amazingly well too. Never underestimate the importance of being able to wash and dry tea towels in the machine and tumble drier because some of the cheaper ones go all bobbly and also tend to lose some absorbency but these ones wash and dry perfectly and come out the same size they went in even on a boil wash.
I think £5 for the bundle of 5 tea towels is good value because my ones still look as good as the day that I bought them and when they come out of the wash you would be hard pressed to not know they were brand new still. Just make sure and wash any dark colours separately or else they will dye but even then they will still dry great they just won't look as nice.
Tesco pure terry tea towels pack of 5
This pack of 5 tea towels cost £5 and are available online at www.tesco.com or in tesco stores.
When I bought the tea towels, the are attractively packaged in a bundle and tied with cram material which finishes with a bow which holds a small leaflet showing the information about the tea towels.
They are made of 100 per cent cotton so are machine washable at 40 degrees and because they are quite soft and fluffy they do dry quickly. Although the instructions tell me to shape them whilst damp, I' m not too concerned about the pristine condition of my tea towels and do find that they don't seem to stretch out of shape. this I do like because I like to be able to fold them easily. they can be ironed but don' really need anything more than a quick run over of the iron. there is a warning to keep them away from fire but i believe this is common sense and not because they are especially flammable.
The tea towels measure 65cm by 40 cm which I believe is the standard tea towel size. In the pack of five tea towels there is one dark teal, two which have a main colour of white and which feature brown and teal stripes and two white tea towels. None of the tea towels are completely flat but have either stripes into the plain material or look slightly waffled.
They are good quality and thick and do what they say they will do. I was a tad concerned because they are so soft that they wouldn't dry dishes but they do a sterling job.
the tea towels are tremendous value for money. At £1 a tea towel, I wasn't expecting them to be of such good quality. They can be washed frequently and whilst the dark teal one has faded very slightly, this doesn't trouble me too much.
I would recommend these to anyone needing tea towels and if your kitchen is red they also have them in this colour.
Thanks for reading
5 Tesco Terry Tea Towels.
Comes packaged together and with a little information card.
45 x 65 cms.
Wash before first use - wash at 40 degrees, wash dark colours separately and do not tumble dry.
Comes in striped design - one plain, two striped and two white.
Made in India for Tesco.
Come in a turquoise set.
Currently £5 on the Tesco.com website.
These tea towels are now listed on the Tesco Direct website but I managed to buy them when they were listed on the grocery section. They were then for sale, would you believe, at 31.12 a pack.
I purchased two packs, thinking to get more the next time - but they had then gone up in price and now no tea towels are listed at all with the groceries.
I could not believe the super quality. You get two white, two teal, beige and white striped ones plus one all teal colour., as shown above
I always wash these before use and they dry very quickly.
Having bought ten I put a few away for 'best' and to have some tidy ones in case of visitors. The others I have been using on a daily basis. They are super soft and are more like little hand towels than tea towels. They are good and absorbent for drying dishes but also to just wipe your hands with after washing up etc.
I would definitely recommend these tea towels - even at the full price of £5. I had a super bargain with mine and just wish I had bought dozens more.
They are much thicker than conventional tea towels and they come up super after being washed - they also dry quickly and have the benefit of not creasing and needing ironing. They look bright and cheerful in my kitchen and I really enjoy using them.
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