Find out: this is why you should wash your kitchen linens separately

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We didn’t know this yet!

We believed that it wouldn’t be an issue to just throw all your towels in the wash together. Why make things harder than they have to be? But it turns out that you probably shouldn’t wash your kitchen linens together. Find out why below.


According to a professional cleaner, all towels and kitchen linens should be washed separately. The cleaner told Better Home and Gardens that it is better to wash kitchen towels, dish towels and towels that you use in the bathroom, separated from one another. If you wash your dish towels with your other towels, you run the risk of cross contamination. Just because the towels in your kitchen and the towels in your bathroom are used for different purposes. You wouldn’t wipe your face with your dishtowel, right? Cross contamination is something you would definitely want to avoid!

Washing machine

So, you might be wondering; doesn’t the washing machine just take care of all the bacteria? Isn’t that what it is supposed to do? Well, it all depends on the heat of the water that you use to wash your towels with. If you wash with cold water and little laundry detergent, your towels won’t be clean when they come out of the washing machine. That is why you should wash your kitchen linens separately. Just to make sure you can wash all towels at the right programme. Dish towels can be washed on 104 degrees Fahrenheit and towels can be washed on 194 degrees. If you wash your towels every four days, you’ll be able to keep them clean and fresh. And that will also help you and your kitchen stay fresh and clean.

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