Cotton Craft Basket Weave Kitchen Towels

Last updated date: October 31, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 91 expert reviews, the Cotton Craft Cotton Craft Basket Weave Kitchen Towels placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 13, 2020:
Checkout The Best Dish Towel for a detailed review of all the top dish towels.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,072 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It takes lot of wear & tear and comes with easy care machine washing.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
Oversized with hanging loop. Stylish and practical. Good price.
- BestReviews
September 1, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
They may shrink, although this tightens the weave.
- BestReviews
September 1, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Our quality Basket Weave Striped Kitchen towels are designed sturdy and durable for long use. They are low lint with a hanging loop for easy storing. Use them, abuse them, throw them in the washer and repeat. Great Value!

Overall Product Rankings

1. Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 15
2. Auntie Em’s Kitchen Kitchen Dish Towels
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloth
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 11
4. Utopia Towels Kitchen Towels 12 Pack, Blue
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 14
5. Fecido Kitchen Dish Towels with Hanging Loop
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Harringdons Kitchen Dish Towels, Set of 12
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 14
7. Cotton Craft Basket Weave Kitchen Towels
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Utopia Towels Kitchen Towels 12 Pack, Black
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 14
9. DII 100% Cotton Kitchen Dish Cloths
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Dish Towels

Dish towels are a great tool for any kitchen, and in addition to drying dishes, cups and pots and pans, they can also be used for a variety of other tasks. They double as dust rags, hot pads, picnic basket liners and baby burp cloths. You can even place them over a bowl of dough while it proofs or a batch of cookies while they cool. When you’re ready to shop for a set of dish towels, look for the following qualities:

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Make sure the dishtowels are made of all-natural cotton. You don’t want any chemical additives or synthetic fibers. Cotton is known for being able to stand up to repeated washings without shrinking in size or pilling. It’s also highly durable, so you won’t have to replace them very often.

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Check the absorbency of the dish towels. The Utopia Towels Kitchen Towels, 12 pk is not only absorbent but also dries quickly. This is important because moisture is what causes bacteria to grow and a quick-drying towel will prevent bacterial growth.

Review the size and shape of the dishtowels to make sure they match your needs. You’ll find some are square in shape, while others are rectangular. Smaller dish towels fit better inside drinking glasses and coffee mugs. The Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels, 12 pk has an extra-large design of 28 by 28 inches. This is ideal for covering hot dishes or cleaning up large messes.

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Take patterns into consideration if you’re looking to add a decorative touch to your kitchen or if you’re searching for a dish towel set to give as a gift. The Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloth, 8 pk has a popcorn terry construction with half of the towels in the pack a solid color and the other half white with a colored stripe pattern.

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Look for any extras that set the dishtowel apart from other models. For example, Auntie Em’s Kitchen Kitchen Dish Towels, 13 pk features an attached hanging loop that allows you to organize your towels on a set of hooks.

DYWM Fun Fact

Dish towels derived from the tea towels that were first used in England during the 19th century. Ladies took note of the tea towel’s ability to absorb liquid while leaving tea cups free of lint and scratches. It wasn’t long before the towels were used to dry dishes. Below are a few fun facts that you may not know about dish towels:

  • Some dish towels are considered works of art. The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has a dishtowel designed by Oscar Fabrés in the 50s on display in their Luce Center.
  • The first time the phrase “throw in the towel” is believed to be uttered was in 1915 at a boxing match.
  • Towel Day is celebrated each year on May 25th. It was a way for fans of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” to remember the creator, Douglas Adams.

The Dish Towel Buying Guide

  • While most dish towels can be washed and dried normally, some require drying on low heat. Others recommend washing the dish towels by themselves the first time to keep lint to a minimum.
  • Depending on the type of food you’re using in your kitchen, your dish towels may pick up an unpleasant odor or two. To remove the odor, simply toss 1/2 cup of baking soda in the washing machine during the rinse cycle when cleaning the towels.
  • In addition to being able to be used as salad spinners, dust cloths and bread bowl liners, dish towels can be utilized in a host of craft projects. You can turn them into an apron, make a dress for a doll, create a scarf, design a tote bag and even make a cute kitchen towel angel.
  • There are a few factors that go into the pricing of dish towels. You’ll need to take into consideration the number of towels in each set, the thickness of the towels and any designs that make the towel set stand out. The Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels, 12 pk and the Utopia Towels Kitchen Towels, 12 pk are more basic and on the lower end of the pricing scale, while the Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloth, 8 pk commands a slightly higher price due to its design and thickness. The Auntie Em’s Kitchen Kitchen Dish Towels, 13 pk has the highest price tag, thanks to the extra towel and added loops that make them a cinch to hang up in the kitchen.