We buy lots of cleaning products for the home, most of which are branded products simply due to the quality of them, and that we have used them for a long time, but the Value range dish cloths are brilliant for use in and around the house.
We have bought the Tesco value range dish cloths a few times now, and they are just as good as any other. I like the fact that they are a multi-use cloth, although the title suggest that these cloths are for dishes, we use them for every day household chores such as surface wiping, we use them for cleaning the window ledges and even cleaning out the cooker. The first time we bought the product, i confess, we was a little cautious, simply because we have had issues with other supermarkets value range. A lot of the other value range products in other supermarkets tend to lack in quality, especially cleaning products, so we only bought one packet of them. We quickly got to using them all the time though.
The cloths are very durable, unlike some dish cloths that tend to fray and fall apart after a while. These are brilliant for the dishes, but they do tend to stain very easily, especially with food items like curry.
We reuse these cloths all the time. We just throw them in with our clothes in the wash, and then use them again, which makes it even cheaper. My favorite aspect of them though is the price. A lot of the other dish cloths can cost quite a lot, for example, we saw some just last week that were £3.50 for four cloths, which I thought was very expensive. It did say on the package that they had aloe vera in them, but who wants a dish cloth with aloe vera anyway! These dish cloths cost only £0.75 for 5, so they are less than 20p each, which is very cheap, especially considering they are reusable.
I recommend that everyone tries out these wipes, due to their price and the quality of these, they are very long lasting, machine washable and a pleasure to use!
I regularly purchase cleaning cloths for use around my home, finding that they are useful for a variety of cleaning jobs and chores. This review will outline my experiences of trying the "Tesco Everyday Value Dish Cloths", which I have purchased a few times now.
The Everyday Value Cloths are provided in very basic packaging, as is normal practice with items in this Value range; the range is very much a 'budget' range and it's fair to say the items are always housed in basic, plain packaging. This matter is neither here nor there for me personally, and I find the plain plastic wrapper that houses the white-coloured cloths is suitable for purpose.
The Everyday Value Cloths are extremely affordable, as the pack containing five individual cloths costs only 75 pence at the present time. (January 2014). True, I have noticed the price fluctuating a little from time to time, but I've always felt the cost was fair and reasonable. The Everyday Value range is exclusive to Tesco stores, and you can purchase in store, or online at the Tesco website at www.tesco.com, where postage costs apply.
The cloths are white in colour, and are made of a fairly thin fabric. Whilst plain and basic in their appearance, I find they are suitable for a variety of household cleaning jobs. The cloths are marketed as being 'Dish Cloths' but I confess that I don't actually use them for this purpose, as I tend to use a scourer type sponge or a dish brush to wash dishes in my home, finding this works better at removing stuck-on food particles.
I use the Everyday Value Cloths for a variety of cleaning tasks, such as wiping down the kitchen sink and worktops, and find they are extremely useful for this type of job; the cloths are absorbent enough that they can cope with being soaked, but they don't tend to leave dirty smears along the top of the surface I am cleaning. Likewise, I find I can easily squeeze one of the cloths out to remove excess water as their fabric is quite thin; thicker, coarser cloths can be more difficult for me to cope with as I have mobility issues that affect the strength in my hands.
When used in the kitchen, these cloths will occasionally be used to wipe up food debris and spillages, and I do have to confess that darker coloured foodstuffs will occasionally leave a stubborn stain on the cloth's material. I find this hard to remove, and there have been some occasions where even bleaching the cloth will not make the staining budge. To be completely fair, however, I have found this result is normal for most other brands of dish cloth that I buy regularly, and I do feel that it is down to the material being quite absorbent.
In the bathroom too, I've found these little cloths are a useful cleaning tool. When wiping down tiled areas with a spray bleach product, I've found the cloths work well at removing lime scale and grubby marks, leaving tiles sparkling clean. I've used them for cleaning the bathroom surfaces and sink too, finding that they cope well with this, removing lime scale and soapy residue with ease and leaving taps sparkling clean. I think this is down to the fact that the cloths are not overly absorbent, so it's quite easy to rinse them out to remove excess water.
The Everyday Value Cloths are extremely affordable, of course, so I'm happy to replace them as and when necessary, which is quite often as they cloths' material is not particularly robust or hard-wearing. There has been the odd time that I've popped them in the washing machine on a 'medium' cycle, and although they come out slightly misshapen, they are still usable by way of a little 'recycling', and certainly they are still suitable for my own requirements. True, when they start to look especially grubby, I will use them for more 'menial' jobs such as cleaning the bathroom floor perhaps, and then they are finally laid to rest in the rubbish bin. In my household, the average lifespan of one of the Tesco Everyday Value Dish Cloths is perhaps two and a half weeks, which I feel is more than fair considering their low cost.
Taking everything into account, I do feel that the Tesco Everyday Value Dish Cloths are a fairly worthwhile purchase, considering their low cost. True, they aren't particularly hard-wearing, but they are certainly more than suitable for cleaning jobs around my home, and I will continue to purchase them for cleaning both the bathroom and the kitchen. I don't really have very many grumbles about these cloths and do therefore feel that top marks in the rating score are deserved, on this occasion.
Despite being in my 40s and having many years' experience of household cleaning, I am yet to find the perfect dishcloth. My personal preference is for the style that is quite thick - like a pad, and one that has a scourer on one side.
While this Tesco item is called a "dishcloth", I tend to keep it away from the dishes and use it to clean my furniture in my room within my hospital accommodation, and to clean (ie wipe) the communal kitchen benches and dining table. None of these areas require rigorous cleaning.
These cloths are sold in packets of five and are currently priced at just 75p. They are white and made from some kind of synthetic material. These cloths are rather small, and a surprisingly thin, even with the low purchase price. That stated, this item does enable me to clean to the standard I wish.
While these cloths really can be used for whatever purpose you wish, for me I find they are most suitable for simply dunking in warm or hot water that has had minimal kitchen detergent added. I then simply squeeze out the excess moisture, gently loosen the cloth and then wipe clean the intended area.
As these Tesco cloths are only used gently and for light cleaning, I do find that they last several days. One of the other residents here prefers to throw away his dishcloths on a daily basis; I prefer to microwave them on a high setting for 30 minutes.
Being white, they do stain rather easily. Similar to most dish cloths, these Tesco cloths have acquired a "savoury" aroma that is non-specific and not offensive.
All in all, these cloths have not let me down in the six months that I have been using them. However one should remember that they are only used for light duties, so may not reach other peoples' expectations.
All in all, I give this item three Dooyoo stars.
This is one item that I can take or leave.
Whilst I am satisfied with the majority of cleaning products that are available in the supermarkets, I have yet to find the perfect dish cloth. For the past few months I have been using those belonging to the Tesco Value range with this review discussing my experience.
There are five white dish cloths presented in transparent and rather basic looking packaging, which is recyclable. The quality of the cloths is not the best and this is immediately apparent as they are quite thin although I cannot admit to being disappointed especially as they belong to a value range. The dish cloths are of a reasonable size unlike a brand that I purchased earlier last year where the cloths were far too big and as a result, I found them a little difficult to use especially as it would takes ages to rinse away any soap suds.
I'm unsure why these types of products are named dish cloths, as I cannot see them being suitable for washing dishes especially as they do not contain a rough section for removing food particles. Their purpose in my home is for cleaning the kitchen work surfaces, draining board, cupboards and door handles. The cloths are fairly absorbent and are much better to use than a washing up sponge, as they prevent smears from appearing on my surfaces due to the fact that they do not absorb too much of the cleaning product.
Due to their sufficient size, they are easy to rinse and any soap suds are quickly removed although I find that after a short period of time the edges begin to fray and small fragments of the dish cloth disperse over my work surfaces. I regularly wash my dish cloths either by leaving them in a sink full of boiling water and bleach or by throwing them in with a washing machine load.
As they are so reasonably priced at just 75p per pack, I don't feel too guilty about throwing them away after around a fortnight's use as I cannot bear hanging onto cloths for too long especially as they harbour so many germs due to the fact that they are almost constantly damp.
Whilst these are by no means the perfect dish cloth, they certainly represent good value for money and I feel a three star rating to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
The one thing I do own a lot of is dishclothes and floorcloths and the likes. I usually pay a couple of pounds for a couple of dishclothes because I appreciate using a good quality one. These however I stumbled across in a recent visit to Tesco and when I spotted 5 of them in a pack for just 75p a snapped them up.....believing that there can't be much difference between clothes and that i could start saving myself rather alot of money in the long run converting to these!
They came in a mainly see through plastic pack folded up and on the front of the pack and in blue writing we are clearly told that they are and who they are by and shown little pictures of sinks and glasses and so on and then on the back of the pack we are simply told a bit about the product and contact details for the manufacturer (Tesco) are stated.
Well they are quite small and square in shape, white in colour and I was surprised at how thin they felt compared to what I usually pay more for.
I use them as intended for washing up with, I also use them for wiping my kitchen down and I have a couple on my bathroom so I can use them to wipe down in there too, cos of course you can use these wherever you see fit and not just washing up with!
The only good thing I can say about them is that yes they do the job and well enough and that I haven't had any fall apart as such. However I am fussy so I do wash my dishcloths on a 40C or a 60C wash and they never come out looking very clean and in fact washing them I find does impair their quality making them look rather ropey and like they may fall apart so the best way I think to keep these clean is in a solution of water and bleach and I have personally found this to be a better method however after a couple of washes either in the washing machine on in bleach I do find that they have shrunk rather alot.
All in all, although they do a job I wouldn't personally buy these cheap dishclothes again as I do prefer a larger and thicker dishclothe and these simply lack the quality that I'm used to and appreciate. They are not great for mopping up spills with because of their thinness so in my view really people should only buy them as a dishclothe and that way you won't be disappointed!
Only available from Tesco stores and a pack of 5 cost 75p
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Although I use a variety of different cleaning methods incorporating kitchen roll, scourers and sponges I also always keep a dish cloth on the edge of the sink.
Since these are only used for cleaning I don't believe in paying top dollar for them so when I saw a pack of five cloths for 75p in Tesco I decided that, at just 15p per cloth, these would be just the job!
The cloths in question were Tesco Everyday Value Dishcloths and they come in a plain plastic packet with a blue and white label on the front telling you what is in the bag. You can see the cloths through the packet and they looked fine to me.
When I initially opened the packet I did notice that these cloths weren't the thickest dishcloths that I had ever encountered but that doesn't really matter as I don't use them for any heavy work and they are certainly thick and strong enough for the jobs that I do use them for.
The cloths are white in colour so look fresh and clean - to begin with anyway! I use mine for wiping the work surfaces in the kitchen and for general washing up. They are strong enough for the job and they wring out well which is good for me, as I hate a wet dishcloth lying on the side of my sink! They are also absorbent enough to mop up a spill which is good as I am quite clumsy and spills often happen in my kitchen!
When I have finished whatever I am doing I just rinse out the dishcloth, wring it as dry as I can and then hang it over the top of the mixer tap to dry off ready for the next use.
To clean them I either put them in the washing up bowl with water and a squeeze of bleach or I pop them in the washing machine when I am doing a white wash. They don't reappear from the machine looking as good as new but them what do you expect for the price? They are clean and ready for use again and, when they finally begin to deteriorate, I just throw them away and get out a new one.
So there you are dishcloths that do the job for 15p each - what more do you want from your dishcloth?
Dish clothes aren't very glamorous but they are something that most households will need at some point. I have a dishwasher but a lot of the time unless there are loads of dishes I find it easier to just wash a couple of plates by hand.
To add even less to the glamour I buy my dishcloths from Tesco from their value range because in my opinion you really can't beat them considering that they only cost 75p for a pack of 5.
The dishcloths are made of the same sort of material that all dish clothes are made from and you would struggle to notice any difference between these and more expensive ones. The only thing that might give them away is the thinness of them as they are a little bit less thick than more expensive ones but when using them this doesn't really matter much as they tend to get scrunched up into a ball and when you do this you wouldn't really notice they are a bit on the thin side.
The material is quite rough when dry but softens up when wet but it still has enough surface to it that you can use the clothes to scrub some dishes and get rid of dried on food debris. They also do a good job of wiping down surfaces etc. when they are wet they won't scratch anything so you can use them for even the most delicate items.
As well as for cleaning dishes and wiping down surfaces these actually make decent dusting clothes. I would be dubious about using them on delicate things such as TV screens incase they scratched it but I have used these for furniture when I haven't had any dusters left.
The quality of the clothes is really good considering that they work out at 15p each. They last for a decent amount of time without ripping or tearing and although you can wash them and reuse them once they need cleaning I usually just throw them out and use another one because of how cheap they are.
There are a lot of basic value items that are rubbish and it is better to spend a bit more on them and get better quality but these dish clothes aren't one of them and they do a really good job for a brilliant price and I can't really fault them.
Although I regularly use kitchen roll in the kitchen and around the house I also like traditional dishcloths and will usually buy them from Tesco. I used to buy the normal Tesco ones but found that they were becoming a bit too expensive as the last time I looked they were £1.78 for four so I thought I would try the Everyday Value ones. They were only 75p and you get five cloths for this so they only work out at 15p each.
When I first opened them although they were not as thick as the normal ones I was pleasantly surprised as they were not as thin as I thought they would be for the price I paid. They are the usual creamy white in colour and they look around the same size as the other ones.
I find that if I am cleaning the kitchen I prefer to use a dishcloth rather than a scourer or sponger as you can get right into little corners and crevices using your finger in the cloth. You can also use quite a bit of pressure without worrying about bits of the sponge breaking off or the kitchen roll ripping. When I am using them for cleaning I will fill a bowl up with hot water and washing up liquid or a multi surface cleaner and just keep refreshing the dishcloth in the water as needed. They also absorb liquid well and I have often mopped up with these when I have spilled water or other liquids.
I find that these do keep a good amount of water in but also wring out well and when I have finished I will rinse it out and leave it hanging over the tap to dry. I have occasionally put them in the washing machine but more often than not I will usually just throw it away and get another one out, especially with these 15p ones. When I have washed them they have seemed to come out a bit smaller and a slightly misshapen but I suppose if you are on a very tight budget they will still last you a bit longer if you do this.
I have been quite impressed with these dishcloths and will buy them again, they do the job they are supposed to do and don't make too much of a hole in my shopping budget. I have not experienced them ripping or fraying and I recommended these as a cheap and cheerful everyday dishcloth.
I do my weekly shopping in lots of different supermarkets and I am no loyal to any one of them in particular. When I first moved into my flat I needed some dishcloths and the ones I bought at that time were form Tesco's. I bought these because they looked to be decent enough quality and they were also only 75p for five cloths. I could see what they looked like, more or less, before I even took them out of the pack because the outer wrapping is clear.
When I opened them I was surprised by how big they were but mostly I was struck by how thick they are too. I was expecting something thinner as I'd only paid 75p for five of them. I've washed them tons of times and used a really hot boil wash to make sure all the germs are out of them and they can definitely be reused fine. On the negative side, though, they do go into a pretty weird shape after a few washes and they also seem to lose their thickness over time.
As I only use these for cleaning kitchen surfaces and my dishes though, I don't see any problem in misshapen dishcloths. They've started to fray at the edges of one or two of them now but then I have bee using them for over a year so possibly it's time to buy some fresh ones.
I have been really impressed with the quality of these dishcloths and I'd buy more of the same kind again and I really recommend them.
We go through so many cleaning products at the moment. Mrs B is really taking cleaning seriously now she has a bit more time with Little B being at preschool and baby B having some good long naps! She is a little funny about cleaning cloths and sponges, once they are dirty she doesn't like to reuse them and tends to just throw them away so we have to source products which are as cheap as possible.
These Tesco Value dish cloths are a great answer for us. They work out at 15p each. In each pack you get 5 which is good, we usually buy two packs at a time. They are 75p for the pack which is such a bargain. We also buy Tesco Value scourer sponges too and between them these products really help with cleaning purposes.
In this pack you get 5 cloths. They are white and a fairly decent size. They do not seem as dense as other dish cloths we've used before but I guess this is why these are so much cheaper. The fact that they're not as dense is actually a good thing in my eyes, it means they're easier to use because you can get them into smaller places with them being thinner.
They absorb and hold water well so when cleaning they are really good and they are also good for mopping up little spillages too as they can absorb it.
We tend to use these mainly to help with washing up and then we rinse them after doing so. Usually they last about two weeks before Mrs B decides they've had enough. They tend to get a bit tatty and discolour. You can clean these in a washing machine but Mrs B doesn't like to do that and when I tried they lost their shape and looked even more tatty so I don't think these will withstand lots of washes at all!
They are soft so good for washing up but they are not great for washing up more tough things- that is where the scourer sponges come in!
In conclusion these are so cheap and you can tell but they work really well especially as we just use them for a set period and then throw them away anyway. They clean well and do the job that we've bought them for so although they're not perfect I am giving them 5 stars.
I regularly replenish my stock of dish cloths as, although I was them regularly, I can't abide the thought of them harbouring germs. They also become very tatty even after a few washes so they don't last well anyway. Therefore, I prefer to get them for as cheap as possible as I repurchase them so frequently. Most recently, I picked up a packet of 5 Everyday Value Dishcloths from Tesco for 75p.
The cloths were, indeed, basic. I could tell that just by looking through the plastic film in which they were sealed. They are the thinner sort of dishcloths that are 'doubled up' and made of a thin mesh like cotton. I personally prefer the slightly thicker cloths that are just one layer and more 'knitted' in appearance (that's the best I can describe them, sorry it's not the best description!!). However, for 75p I was more than willing to give these a try.
The cloths were a decent size and pretty square in shape - I would say the average size of a dishcloth. They were absorbent when used to wipe up spillages and held together well when wet and pressure applied. I wash my dishcloths after a days use (I find they start to look grubby and any stale water they hold can start to smell, plus I am a little paranoid about the bacteria they must contain) and usually use a hot wash (60 degrees) but at the minimum 40 degrees. After washing, I found that the dishcloths had changed shape somewhat - they were noticeably smaller and the two layers no longer matched neatly to give a square shape. Nevertheless, they were still perfectly usable.
I would say that a pack of these probably lasted me 2-3 weeks. They washed well initially but after a few washes they did start to look like they had seen better days. I find more robust cloths can last me longer than this without any necessary need to change them (other than my own preference). I would rather spend a few extra pennies on a better quality packet of cloths that will maintain their shape better and last a little longer.
Generally for washing up I will use really cheap scourer pads or J cloths. However, I find that sometime J cloths especially don't do the job well enough so I decided to try a different kind of washing up cloth. As I do the majority of my shopping online from Tesco, I bought Tesco Everyday Value Dishcloths. As these are a Tesco Everyday Value product they are only available in store or online. For a pack of 5 dishcloths you can expect to pay 75p which equals 15p each.
The packaging is very cheap looking and basic but this is what I always expect from this range. I don't mind the packaging though as I always empty things like this out straight away and put the packaging in the bin. The plastic packaging is really cheap and when I opened these for the first time, I ripped the plastic so much I had to throw it away anyway. Although this is a value product, the packaging could possibly be a little better so you can at least keep the cloths in there.
The dishcloths are white in colour and slightly more of a rectangular shape than square. The material is quite thin but soft at the same time. Because of this, you can feel that the cloths won't scratch or scape any of your crockery when washing them with this which is always a good first impression to have of a dishcloth. These dishcloths work really well on regular washing up as well as for cleaning down kitchen surfaces etc. They hold water well but are also easy to rinse out with a quick twist and squeeze.
I have never put these through the washing machine so I'm not sure how well they would fare. I have been throwing these away once they get a little disgusting looking but on average, they've lasted at least a week each. For the price, I can't complain about these dishcloths and think I'll be buying them from now often instead of J cloths.
I tend to go through a fair amount of dishcloths as I constantly wash down in the kitchen and bathroom, I have a number of pets and so end up with paw prints over benches and mud up the doors and after I have used them a couple of times I like to put them in the bin as you never know what animals are carrying especially cats.
Because I go through so many dishcloths I don't see the point in buying expensive brands, one of the best I have found in the cheap ranges is the Tesco Value ones which is now called Tesco Everyday Value which cost 75p for 5 clothes making then a whole 15p each.
The packaging is very simple being only a plastic wrapper with the Tesco logo and the Tesco Everyday Value logo on them and that is pretty much it, to get to the dishcloths you simply cut or tear the packet. The packaging could be a little better in my opinions it would be better to have them packaged in a resealable packet so that they can be resealed until they are needed keeping them clean and dry.
The dishcloths are white in colour and slightly rectangular but not by much, the dishcloths feel relatively soft so are not going to cause any damage to delicate crockery. The dishcloths are pretty thin but they do the job just aswell as thicker cloths and sometimes I think they are better being thin as it means you can twist the corner of the cloth and get them into small areas such as lids of sports bottles. The clothes soak up water well so you can use them for kitchen spillages too.
I wash the dishcloths a couple of times before I put them in the bin and generally due to hygiene I out them in on 60 degrees with my towels and they go through the wash perfectly which did surprise me the first time I did it as I had expected they may actually fall apart.
These are fantastic value and are a brand I will stay with, the branded cloths you can buy may last longer than these but then you pay a good bit more for them so I think these are probably better and they do the job brilliantly.
When it comes to washing the pots I fail to see the logic in spending pounds and pounds on a cloth when there are suitable items available at a fraction of the price. Tesco offer a range of 'value' products designed for use around the house and whilst some are barely fit for purpose (bin bags for example - useless) others, like their own dishcloths are perfectly adequate for the job they're designed to do.
For 75p you get a pack of 5 dishcloths, they don't come in fancy packaging and they're certainly nothing to get excited about but at 15p each they offer something that can easily cope with the removal of everyday food debris that might be stuck to a plate. They're not the biggest dishcloths available but they scrunch up well and offer enough surface area to be useful, used in conjunction with a good washing up liquid and hot water they clean crockery and cutlery without any problems and are thick enough to withstand a fair few uses before they develop any holes or fraying edges. It's simply not worth keeping them in tip-top condition and I never bother to bleach mine or lovingly take care of them because for 15p I don't feel as if I have to try to extend their life beyond a week or so's worth of washing up and a replacement is always available to hand.
Each dishcloth is white in colour, made from a yarn material and is relatively soft to the touch. They're basic yet efficient and I've yet to encounter any problems whilst using one. They clean any pot or pan that I put them against and are fine to use for wiping my kitchen down when I've had a spray around with an acti-bacterial cleaner. They are perhaps a little smaller than other more-expensive dishcloths but the savings that Tesco offer in buying these allow me to disregard their size as that doesn't bother me at all, they are fit for purpose and offer a no-frills way of cleaning without having a major expense. I use mine in both my kitchen and bathroom, the material used is certainly soft enough to clean without scuffing any surface it may come in contact with and once one has reached the end of its usefulness it's easy enough to throw away and get another one out of the no-nonsense pack.
There aren't many things that you can buy for your home that costs very little and still has a useful purpose but these Value dishcloths are the exception to the rule and I've been buying them for a good few years without noticing a decline in their quality. Admittedly they don't last for weeks each but even so I wouldn't say they were a false economy as other dishcloth brands deteriorate over time and a product such as this needs to be renewed regularly otherwise it just becomes a haven for germs and bacteria.
Other than their smaller size there's nothing to criticise with this value product from Tesco so from me they get a 4 star rating here along with my recommendation. For 75p per pack they're definitely worth taking a chance on if you're looking at making savings during a weekly food or grocery shop and are available both online and instore at Tesco on the homeware aisle.
Thanks for reading my review.
I buy dish cloths quite regularly as they are so cheap it doesn't matter if they only get used a few times then thrown away. I usually buy stores own brands dish cloths and most recently Tesco everyday value dish cloths.
Of course, being a Tesco product, the dish cloths are only available to purchase from Tesco either in store or online if you do your shopping that way. They currently cost 75 pence for a packet containing five dish cloths.
The packaging is typical of Tesco's everyday value range. It is made from plastic and it's very easy to open. It is mainly transparent so you can see exactly what you are getting inside. The normal Tesco branding is on the front of the packaging and product information featured on the back. I think the dishcloths themselves are exactly the same as Tesco's old Value range as they are the same size and have the same look about them.
The dish cloths are approximately 20 centimetres by 25 centimetres so they are a nice size to clean a good area without having to push it around too much. They are extremely soft to the touch too, some people are under the impression that cheaper often means worse quality but that really isn't the case as these aren't scratchy in the slightest. They are quite thin but the dish cloths don't feel like they are about to break up depite being thin.
I use the dish cloths for a variety of uses and in all circumstances that I use them they always perform well. The normal washing up is the main use for my dishcloths but they also get used to clean the microwave, hob top and the bathroom without any problems. I usually give them a wash on a normal 40 degree wash and they come out ready to be used again. They do end up quite misshaped from washing but I can usually get a couple of washes worth of use out of them before they are destined for the bin.
I'd definitely recommend these dishcloths from Tesco. Not only are they cheap but they perform cleaning tasks well and cope with the washing machine a couple of times before they need to be thrown away. They are a little on the thin side but this doesn't bother me as they still clean well.