Harringdons Soft & Absorbent Quality Large Kitchen Dish Towel, 12-Piece

Last updated date: July 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.7

Harringdons Soft & Absorbent Quality Large Kitchen Dish Towel, 12-Piece

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Overall Take

Made from a pure cotton, these dish towels are an excellent environmentally friendly alternative to paper towels. They're lint-free and feature a commercial-grade hemming that prevents them from unraveling. The towels are white with a decorative color stripe pattern at the bottom. In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Harringdons Harringdons Soft & Absorbent Kitchen Dish Towel, 12-Piece placed 2nd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.6
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,605 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These are great quality, pretty, and wash well. I didn't realize that the stripes are down the long side and not across the bottom, but that's even more cool for my intention to embroider in the middle. I've used a few already as dish towels and for cooling baked goods and they're really nice.
- Review Meta
Machine washable and lint-free, these dish towels are a great option for those looking for a heavy-duty towel that handle just about anything the home has to offer.
- Kitchenistic
May 23, 2019 | Full review
These are the best dish towels which all are eco-friendly. They are eco-friendly as the alternative to the paper towels. They are made of environment friendly and sustainable cotton for regular usage. They are lint free and can be washed in machine.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
If you’re looking for a large set of towels, this set includes 12 kitchen towels. The towels are 28 inches by 20 inches, and they have a flour sack towel feel. With commercial grade hemming and a herringbone weave, the towels will stand up to multiple washes and are lint free.
- Heavy
August 6, 2019 | Full review
These towels made from 100% cotton fabric "which make them super soft" and they're eco-friendly. These towels are a great alternative to paper towels. And also they're environment-friendly, they're chemicals free, they absorb a lot and dry quickly.
- Fabric
June 25, 2019 | Full review
A worthy towel set with many fans. The best on the market. Multi-use. Hanging hooks. Numerous satisfied owners.
- BestReviews
September 1, 2019 | Full review
In addition to drying dishes and mopping up spills, they can be used to keep that basket of bread warm or act as a colorful accent for your table setting.
- Elite Daily
March 24, 2019 | Full review
Harringdons Kitchen Dish Towels are durable, and high-quality 100% pure natural cotton. Those made with sustainable, environment-friendly cotton for daily use.
- Kitchenary Adviser
Looking for the towels that are environment-friendly? Harringdons Kitchen Dish Towels are the towels that you are looking for. Their optimal size enhances their look and makes them more attractive and usable. When your towels are dirty, you can wash them in a machine. These towels are lint free that expands their life-span.
- Meat Ballly
Each towel comes with a corner hanging loop.
- All Best Tops
Harringdons has quality and superior stitching and hemming, which ensures that the towels don’t unravel despite everyday use.
- Home Gear X
They are crafted from the best quality cotton that is not only soft but durable, too. These are eco-friendly products, too, since you no longer have to keep using paper towels. The cotton material used is also sustainable and best for daily use. Most importantly, these are absorbent and well-made towels that should last for a very long time.
- 10beets
One thing that has kept this model ahead of the competition is its lint-free feature. Not every towel offers this.
- Towel Reviewer
Great for embroidery and crafts. Makes a lovely gift for a loved one.
- Dameremo
What experts didn't like
Perhaps after more washings they will dry better, I am hoping so. For now, they have been washed, but they only smear water around on whatever you are trying to dry. If they improve, I will update, but for now, I do not like them at all.
- Review Meta
Can’t get the towels in all one color. Not as absorbent as other towels. Takes multiple washes to become absorbent.
- Heavy
August 6, 2019 | Full review
White towels may stain.
- BestReviews
September 1, 2019 | Full review
Extra-large sizes.
- Kitchenary Adviser
The colors may not look the same as they are in the picture.
- All Best Tops
On the downside, the towels shrink when washed. The price of Harringdons is relatively higher.
- Home Gear X
Just keep in mind that they tend to leave some lint in the washer but other than that, they still get the job done perfectly well.
- 10beets
According to a few users, it dries slowly.
- Towel Reviewer
Smelled disgusting during the first days of use.
- Dameremo

From The Manufacturer

The Best Kitchen Dish Towels for you and your kitchen. Add warmth and beauty to your kitchen now. Are your dish towels too small and falling apart? Are you bored with just one color? Can’t find quality tea towels that would complement your kitchen and dinner table? Then Harringdons 100% cotton dish/tea towels are a MUST buy now! - Superior stitching and hemming so ends will not unravel with everyday use. - Made with sustainable, eco-friendly 100% cotton in herringbone weave. - Minimal lint so dries and sparkles. - Machine washable and bleach safe, with minimal shrinkage. - Comes in a pack of 12 with three lovely colors: blue, green and red, 4 of each in a pack. - Generous size: 28"x20". Ship size is 30"x20" to account for shrinkage. Don’t just dry dishes enjoy multiple uses: - Keep bread soft and warm. - Natural alternative to plastic food wrap. - Use as kitchen gloves to handle hot plates. - Nice to dry fresh fruit and vegetables with. - Absorbent so loves spills and messes. Wash before use at 40C and best to natural dry or at low heat. Do not use fabric softener. Natural fibres will shrink after first wash. These kitchen towels are manufactured using state of the art technology by certified manufacturing facilities. It is important for us that you are completely happy and satisfied with our dish towels. If for any reason you are not we will give you a FULL REFUND under our 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE POLICY. Special introduction price on offer for a limited period: join the increasing list of happy customers and Click "Add to Cart" now.

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:

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.

Check the absorbency of the dish towels. The Swedish Wholesale Eco-Friendly Cellulose Dish Towel, 10-Pack 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 Harringdons Soft & Absorbent Kitchen Dish Towel, 12-Piece has an extra-large design of 28 by 20 inches. This is ideal for covering hot dishes or cleaning up large messes.

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 Dish Towel, 4-Pack comes in 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.

Look for any extras that set the dishtowel apart from other models. For example, some dish towels feature an attached hanging loop that allows you to organize your towels on a set of hooks. Others may come with matching dishcloths.

DWYM 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 25. 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 Harringdons Soft & Absorbent Kitchen Dish Towel, 12-Piece and the Swedish Wholesale Eco-Friendly Cellulose Dish Towel, 10-Pack are more basic and on the lower end of the pricing scale, while the KAF Home Pantry Pineapple Kitchen Dish Towel, 4-Piece commands a slightly higher price due to its design. The Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dish Towel, 4-Pack has the highest price tag, thanks to the high-quality construction and durability.