Are Swedish Dishcloths Worth It?

Are Swedish Dishcloths Worth It?

When it comes to saving money on paper towels, you may have already heard about Swedish dishcloths. Unlike traditional sponges, this kitchen hero can absorb 20 times its weight in water and dry out much more quickly than other cleaning tools. So on our list of the best dishwashing products, they’re also included.

In 1949, a Swedish inventor came up with the initial dishcloth material. In their dishcloths, Swedes use the same substance: 70 percent wood cellulose and 30 percent cotton from FSC-certified forests. We develop and screen print all of our designs in Connecticut, the United States.

Benefits of Swedish Dishcloth

When it comes to cleaning up after meals, the super-absorbent Swedes are hard to beat. You’ll never want to use sponges or ordinary rags again after seeing how well they clean. In addition, Swedish Dishcloths are made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton, making them long-lasting and reusable.

They absorb 20 times their weight in water and dry quickly without emitting any scents, so they’re better than paper towels for blotting up messes. In addition, each tablecloth has a delightful Scandinavian-inspired design!

Replaces Sponges & Paper Towels

The United States’ landfills receive 3,000 tons of paper towels every day. Seventeen rolls of paper towels may be replaced with a single Swedish Dishcloth.

20x Weight Absorber

  • If you’re looking for something more sanitary than a sponge, this is your product.
  • Because it dries so rapidly in the air that it doesn’t harbor germs or produce odors.

Suitable for All Surfaces

  • Suitable for a wide range of home tasks, from removing stains to polishing.
  • Water, soap, or other cleaning agents may be utilized.
  • This product may be cleaned with granite, stainless steel, and glass counters.
  • Almost completely clear of smudges.

Suitable for 200 washes

  • Both the washing machine and dishwasher’s top rack are suitable for cleaning it.
  • Also, if it is moist, it may be cooked or microwaved for a minute in the microwave.
  • The layout is on the ground and lets dry. Do not use a tumble dryer to dry your clothes.
  • Biodegradable and long-lasting
  • It is printed using water-based inks and is made entirely of natural materials.
  • Even better, it’s compostable!

How to Use Swedish Dishcloth?

It’s much simpler than you may expect to use Swedish dishcloths! To begin, soften the fabric by soaking it in water. (This should take a few seconds since your Swedish dishcloth is supposed to be ultra-absorbent.) Then, once it’s damp, use our dishcloth like a paper towel, sponge, or a traditional dishcloth to get the job done.

Our favorite home cleansers and water are good candidates for a Swedish dishcloth. Looking for a chemical-free alternative? You’ve found it! For a more ecologically responsible cleaning method, many customers use water or natural-based soap with our dishcloths.) Our Swedish dishcloths, no matter how you use them:

  • Keep lint away from your clothes.
  • Use a squeegee to keep surfaces clean
  • Easy to remove dirt and dust with a broom
  • Mop up drippings and spills with super-absorbent towels
  • Are not harmful to surfaces such as granite, stainless steel, or glass
  • Give windows, stainless steel appliances, faucets, and a high-gloss finish!

Our Swedish dishcloth will be clean and ready to use again once you’ve cleaned it. First, run your dishcloth underwater for five to ten seconds to remove any remaining dust, grime, or food particles. Afterward, let the dishcloth air dry entirely before repurposing it once again. You may hang your Swedish dishcloth if you have a drying rack.

Because our Swedish Sponge Cloths dry rapidly and do not absorb odors, you may use them numerous times without worrying about losing their freshness. Even the most durable dishcloths will ultimately need to be cleaned. Our Swedish dishcloths are dishwasher- and washing machine-friendly because of this. More than 200 washes and dishwasher cycles are safe for your Swedish dishcloths.

Because of this, dishcloths may be used for nine months or more before they need to be replaced, rendering one-use cleaning products obsolete.

Uses of Tru Earth Swedish Dishcloths

What do you think a Swedish Sponge Cloth may be used for? So, think again. A Swedish Sponge Cloth has several applications. In addition to being ultra-absorbent, our green cleaning cloths are long-lasting and multipurpose. Here are a few of our favorite applications:

  • Window washing without streaks
  • Cleaning marble or granite counters
  • Wood floor cleaning
  • Keeping stainless steel appliances in top condition by polishing them


  • After each meal, wash the dishes and utensils.
  • Cleaning the fixtures in the bathroom and the shower

In addition to cleaning the tub, this may include:

  • Taking care of home messes
  • Cleaning the interior and exterior of your vehicle at the same time
  • Wiping down high-traffic surfaces like bookcases and bookshelves to remove dust
  • Your dog’s hair and paws should be dried off after a wet stroll in the rain

Use water and vinegar to clean with your Swedish Sponge Cloth, and you won’t have to worry about chemicals in your cleaning products!

Care Instructions for Swedish Dishcloths

Swedish dishcloths are a delight to care for! The following is a step-by-step guide:

  • You may clean with our Swedish dishcloths in a variety of ways.
  • Let our Swedish dishcloth dry by hanging it or laying it out. The best way to dry your dishcloth is to turn it on a hook, rack, or over your faucet.
  • Wash our Swedish dishcloth in the washing machine or dishwasher’s top rack after you’re through using it.
  • To dry, lay flat. Our Swedish dishcloth may be used again and again once it’s been washed.
  • After nine months of usage, a Swedish dishcloth may be cleaned 200+ times.


Tru Earth Swedish dishcloths come in three colors: white, yellow, and a multi-color pack (which won’t be available until August) — and; thanks to their stiffness when dry and their 3D diamond-shaped texture, they can be used to scrub harsh residue from pots, pans, and more. The white color goes well with the current trend of all-white kitchens.

After using the dishcloths for a few weeks, you’ve noticed a significant reduction in the number of paper towels. Not to mention how much better off you’ll be mentally as well. When you use them every day, you know that you’re dramatically reducing the amount of garbage your family produces each year. The Swedish dishcloth proves that even a slight alteration can make a big difference.

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