Written by Tenley Haraldson.
Reviewed by cleaning expert Sean Busch..
Introducing: The Puracy Microfiber Towel
We know that they might appear innocuous, but microfiber towels are actually some of the most versatile cleaning items in your cleaning caddy. From drying your hair to dusting to cleaning your computer screen, discover more about these amazing tools.
Where Can I Use Microfiber Towels?
Microfiber is safe for pretty much all surfaces. You name it, our microfiber cloths can be used on it: windows, mirrors, kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, electronics, and even hair. High-quality microfiber also leaves surfaces streak-free and fuzz-free.
When cleaning sandy and muddy messes, however, use scrub brushes and other appropriate tools. Sharp particles can get trapped in microfibers and scratch surfaces.
Pro tip: Whatever cleaning products you decide to use with your microfiber towels, we recommend that you use food-safe cleaners.
What Are Microfiber Towels Made of?
Puracy Edgeless Microfiber Towels are made from a blend of polyester and polyamide (nylon) fibers that are 100x finer than human hair. Because these cloths have more surface area and absorbency than other fabrics, they can pick up massive amounts of dirt and liquids with minimal effort.
Microfiber vs. Cotton
If you look at microfibers under a microscope, you’ll see various angles and channels that can grab and trap microparticles. Cotton fibers tend to be more cylindrical and smooth – and instead of trapping dirt, grime, and stains, they tend to push them around.
Microfiber is also 3x finer than cotton, meaning microfiber cloths are able to hold 7x their weight in water.
Benefits of Puracy Microfiber Towels
In addition to their extremely absorbent properties, microfiber cloths are great for cleaning because they’re:
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Single-use paper towels and cleaning wipes are wasteful, expensive, and tear easily. While the initial costs are more expensive, you can expect 500+ uses from well-cared-for microfiber towels.
High-quality microfiber towels also break down slowly, meaning virtually zero lint (which can enter waterways), fewer replacements, and less waste. When your towels have reached the end of their life cycle, recycle them with a zero-waste solution.
By design, microfiber towels are more effective at removing gunk and grime than alternative fabrics. They also don’t require as much cleaning solution since microfiber is better at covering more surface area.
The Puracy Microfiber Towel measures 16x16 inches and provides 600gs (grams per square meter) of absorbency. Standard microfiber towels typically offer 150gsm.
Microfiber towels are safe for nearly every surface in your home. Since they also work with most cleaning agents, they’re amazing multitaskers.
While creating our product, we realized that the edges of many microfiber cloths scratched fragile surfaces and snagged delicate, woven material. We developed Puracy Microfiber Towels to be completely edgeless. No matter how you use them, fold them, and wipe them, your surfaces are protected.
When designing our product, we quickly learned that the texture of inexpensive microfiber caused uncomfortable friction in the hands of many consumers. That's why the Puracy microfiber material is plush (like a cozy blanket).
Uses for Microfiber Towels
It couldn’t be easier to clean surfaces using Puracy microfiber towels. As with any household chore, consider what type of cleaning product and technique you’ll use.
Pro tip: We like to fold our microfiber towel into quarters, rotating each side after a bit of use. This technique provides more mileage with a single towel while ensuring you’re always wiping with a clean surface.
For Fragile Items
Before wiping down electronic devices, computer screens, and even framed art, first spray your microfiber towel. Water is effective for cleaning more delicate surfaces as well.
For Durable Surfaces, Counters, & Windows
Use broad, sweeping motions to spray your multi-surface cleaner directly onto surfaces in sections (about one spray for every 2’ x 2’ patch). Try to avoid large amounts of liquid in a single area: Streaking is a sign that you’re either using too much product or need to rotate your towel to an unused side.
With your edgeless microfiber towel, apply medium pressure and wipe using fast-moving, overlapping “Z” patterns. For heavily-soiled areas, let the cleaner sit on the surface for 30 seconds before wiping it away.
For Mopping Floors
Combination sweeper-mops typically come with disposable pads – why not choose a more economical, environmentally-friendly solution? When your microfiber cloths start to wear out, attach them to your mop handle for a clean you can depend on.
For Drying Hair
For coarse and/or curly tresses, consider using a microfiber towel to dry hair on wash days.
Excess water is gently removed without leaving hair frizzy, and roots aren’t weighed down as they dry. Using a microfiber cloth to dry your hair can even improve the definition of your curls.
How to Wash Microfiber Towels
We recommend washing microfiber cloths before they’re first used, when they’re saturated with liquids/dirt, or when they leave streaks on the cleaning surface.
1. Wash Separately
Microfiber is great for picking up small particles which means it’ll also attract lint from your clothes and linens. It’s best to launder your microfiber towels separately – without any other fabrics – to keep your microfiber towels as effective as they can be.
Pro tip: Make sure your lint catcher is completely clean before running a load of microfiber towels. Otherwise, lint might circulate in the chamber and stick to your cloths.
2. Use Gentle Laundry Detergent
When washing microfiber cloths, avoid bleach, fabric softener, and powdered detergent (the granules can lodge in the fibers of your towels). Choose a Natural Laundry Detergent that’s gentle, effective, fragrance-free, and leaves no residue. Because microfiber is so absorbent, an extra rinse cycle is also a great idea.
Pro tip: Whatever laundry detergent you use, make sure it has a low salt content. Salt build-up will make your microfiber towels feel rougher.
3. Dry Gently
Use the delicate setting on your dryer and remove towels when they are still slightly damp. Allow them to air-dry before using.
Pro tip: Thoroughly clean your lint trap to keep fibers from cycling back into your dryer and attaching to your microfiber towels.
The Best Microfiber Towel Anywhere
Microfiber towels are indispensable, but not all are created equal. Inferior products are generally less absorbent, less durable, and produce more lint than better-made products. To get the most out of your cleaning cloth, choose one that’s been tried and tested for quality – like the Puracy Edgeless Microfiber Towel.
We’re so confident about our microfiber towel that if you’re not thrilled, we’re happy to refund your purchase. No questions, hassles, or returns necessary.