Written by Tenley Haraldson.
Reviewed by Cleaning Expert Sean Busch.

It might surprise you, but microfiber cloths are some of the most versatile cleaning items in your cleaning caddy. From drying hair to dusting to wiping your computer screen, these amazing home cleaning tools are a must-have – and we're certain that Puracy has created the best microfiber towel anywhere!

How to Use Microfiber Towels 

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Microfiber is safe for pretty much all surfaces like windows, mirrors, kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, electronics, and even hair.

Pro Tip: Sharp particles can get trapped in microfibers and scratch surfaces. When cleaning sandy or muddy messes, use scrub brushes or another appropriate tool.

General Tips

We like to fold our towels into quarters, rotating each side after using. This provides more mileage while ensuring that you’re wiping with a clean surface. 

However you decide to use microfiber cloths, consider the cleaning product and technique. As with all home chores, we recommend that you use food-safe cleaners.

For Fragile Items

Before wiping down electronic devices, computer screens, and even framed art, first spritz your microfiber towel. Water is also effective for delicate surfaces, too.

For Durable Surfaces, Counters, & Windows

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Use broad, sweeping motions to spray your multi-surface cleaner directly onto surfaces in sections (about one spray for every 2’ x 2’ patch). 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.

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Pro Tip: If you see streaking, it's a sign that you’re either using too much product or need to rotate your towel to an unused side.

For Drying Hair 

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For coarse and/or curly tresses, consider using a microfiber hair towel on wash days. Excess water is gently removed without leaving hair frizzy – and roots aren’t weighed down as they dry. A microfiber cloth can even improve the definition of your curls. 

What Are Microfiber Towels Made of? 

Puracy 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 

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If you look at cotton fibers under a microscope, they're usually smoother and more rounded – and they tend to push dirt, grime, stains, and spills around.

Microfiber usually has various angles and channels which grab and trap microparticles. Due to their unique structure, these cloths are able to: 

  • Hold 7x their weight in water.
  • Last longer than cotton towels.
  • Leave surfaces streak-and fuzz-free.

How Puracy Has Engineered the Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Fun Fact: The Puracy Microfiber Towel measures an impressive 16x16 inches and provides 600 grams per square meter of absorbency. Standard microfiber towels typically offer 150gsm.

In addition to their extremely absorbent properties, Puracy microfiber towels are:

More Environmentally-Friendly 

Single-use paper towels and cleaning wipes are wasteful and expensive. You can expect 500+ uses from microfiber cloths that are cared for properly.

Because Puracy microfiber towels were designed to be more durable than other leading products, they break down more slowly and produce virtually zero lint (which can enter waterways). Less waste, fewer replacements: Win-win!

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Incredibly Effective

By design, microfiber towels are more effective at removing gunk and grime than alternative fabrics. Since microfiber is better at covering more surface area, they also don’t require using as much cleaning solution.  

Extremely Versatile

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Microfiber towels are safe for nearly every surface in your home. Since they also work with most cleaning agents, they’re amazing multitaskers. 

Totally Edgeless

While developing 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. 

How to Wash Microfiber Towels

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We recommend that you wash microfiber cloths: 

  • before they’re first used
  • when they’re saturated with liquids or dirt
  • when you notice streaks on cleaning surfaces 

1. Wash Separately 

Microfiber is great for picking up small particles, but that means it’ll also attract lint from your clothes and linens. To keep microfiber towels as effective as possible, launder them without any other fabrics. 

2. Use the Right Laundry Detergent for Microfiber Towels

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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 zero residue.

Pro Tip: Because microfiber is so absorbent, an extra rinse cycle is a good idea.

3. Dry Gently 

Use the delicate setting on your dryer, then 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 

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Microfiber towels are indispensable – but inferior products are generally less absorbent, less durable, and produce more lint than better-made products. 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.