AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack

Last updated date: October 21, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 7, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
4,189 user reviews
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From The Manufacturer

AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Towels Fluffy Soft & Absorbent For a coordinated, everyday ensemble, turn to this six-piece cotton towel set by AmazonBasics. The plush towel set offers a lighter weight, fluffy softness, and quick absorbency, which means ultimate comfort and fast results when drying your hands and face after washing up or drying off after stepping out of a hot shower. Easy Care The towels can be machine washed then tossed in the dryer for easy care. Details 100% cotton Lightweight, soft, and absorbent Machine washable towels 100% Cotton Made from 100-percent cotton, the towels not only feels soft to the touch and smooth against skin, but it also stands up over time, offering tear-resistant strength and long-lasting durability. towels Fade-Resistant Color The fade-resistant color means that even after several washings, the towels will continue to retain their handsome hue. Ideal for the kid's bathroom, a guest bathroom, or even as a set when sending the eldest off to college, the six-piece cotton towel set brings affordable convenience to the daily routine. Whether hung together in the bathroom or neatly folded and stacked in the closet, you can never have too many towels. AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Towel Sets Pinzon Egyptian Cotton Towel Sets Pinzon Pima Cotton Towel Sets Pinzon Luxury Towels AmazonBasics Quick-Dry Towel Sets AmazonBasics Washcloths Pieces 6 4 or 6 6 1 3 24 or 60 pack Weight (Grams) 500 600 580 820 400 380 Loop Construction Ring Spun Ring Spun Low Twist 2-Ply Zero Twist 1-Ply Material 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton Available Colors 7 10 7 5 8 5 Linting Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Durability High High Medium High Medium Medium Absorbency High High Very High High High Medium Softness Medium Medium High Medium High Medium

Overall Product Rankings

AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths Towels, 24 Pack
1. AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths Towels, 24 Pack
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 13
WhiteClassic Luxury Washcloths for Bathroom, 12 Pack
2. WhiteClassic Luxury Washcloths for Bathroom, 12 Pack
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 5
Utopia Towels Cotton White Washcloths, 24 Pack
3. Utopia Towels Cotton White Washcloths, 24 Pack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
Zeppoli Wash Cloth Kitchen Towels, 24 Pack
4. Zeppoli Wash Cloth Kitchen Towels, 24 Pack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
Utopia Towels Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack
5. Utopia Towels Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Wash Cloth, 3 Pack
6. Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Wash Cloth, 3 Pack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack
7. AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Washcloths, 12 Pack
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
Pinzon Heavyweight Luxury Cotton Washcloths, Set of 2
10. Pinzon Heavyweight Luxury Cotton Washcloths, Set of 2
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Wash Cloths

Washcloths are extremely versatile and can be used for everything from washing your face to cleaning a kitchen counter. You can easily toss a washcloth in your gym or golf bag to wipe away sweat or clean the handle of your favorite club. If you’re in need of a new set of washcloths, here are a few things you’ll want to look for while shopping around.

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Examine the material used to make up the washcloth. The most common materials used include traditional cotton and Egyptian cotton. Egyptian cotton washcloths, such as the WhiteClassic Luxury Washcloths for Bathroom, 12 Pack, tend to be more expensive, but extremely durable. They also give you that spa-like feel.

Review the product label to ensure that the washcloths are chemical-free, like the AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths Towels, 24 Pack. This is especially important if anyone in your house has sensitive skin that is irritated by chemicals and synthetic materials.

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Look for reinforced edges so you don’t have to worry about the washcloths falling apart after only a few uses. The Utopia Towels Cotton White Washcloths, 24 Pack, for example, comes with a double stitched hemmed finishing.

Check the softness of the washcloth. You want a set that is not only comfortable up against your skin, but one that also gets softer and fluffier with each wash.

Stick with washcloth sets that are super-absorbent, yet quick to dry. This reduces the chances of mildew and bacteria having enough time to grow on your wet cloth.

Finally, consider buying a large pack, like the Zeppoli Wash Cloth Kitchen Towels, 24 Pack. A big pack allows you to go longer in between having to do the laundry. You don’t have to stick with plain white either, as many of the manufacturers also sell washcloths in a variety of colors, such as blue, green, gray and black.

DWYM Fun Fact

A great number of washcloths are made from cotton, which is a material that dates back to at least 450 BC. Here are a few facts that may surprise you about this soft fabric:

Cotton isn’t actually white until humans strip it of its natural protective oils and waxes and put it through a purification process. Chlorine was the original chemical used to do this, but since it causes problems in people with sensitive skin, a chlorine-free purification process is now used.

China, India and the United States are the largest producers of cotton, with American harvesting approximately 18 million bales of cotton each year. The dollar bill in the U.S. is actually 75% cotton.

Every part of the cotton plant has a use, from the seed to the stalk. It was Eli Whitney who invented the cotton gin during the Industrial Revolution.

The Wash Cloth Buying Guide

  • Check for a satisfaction or money-back guarantee. If a product is misrepresented, you want a way to mitigate your losses.
  • Always read the product label for cleaning instructions. Some washcloths require tumbling on low heat only, while others are sensitive to bleach and ironing.
  • If your washcloth becomes stiff, try soaking it for half an hour in a gallon of water that has 1 cup of vinegar mixed into it. If that doesn’t work, run the washcloth through the washer again, but add a powdered fabric softener this time.
  • Save washcloths to be used as rags for cleaning.
  • Washcloths can also be used in a variety of craft projects. Consider using them to make an organizing pouch, a snowman, a baby bib, a bunny, a flower or even a pretend lollipop. If the wash loth is decorative, you can use it to wrap a small present.
  • If you don’t have a drawer to store your washcloths, consider using an organizing bin or a napkin holder. Another option is to install a small shelving unit on your bathroom wall.
  • When comparing washcloth prices, you’ll want to divide the number of washcloths in the set by the total price to get a price per washcloth. Then you’ll want to take into consideration the type of material used to construct the cloths. For example, even though the WhiteClassic Luxury Washcloths for Bathroom, 12 Pack contains half the number of wash cloths found in the AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths Towels, 24 Pack, Utopia Towels Cotton White Washcloths, 24 Pack and the Zeppoli Wash Cloth Kitchen Towels, 24 Pack, it commands a higher price because it is made out of Egyptian cotton.