Microfiber cloths and towels have become very trendy over the last few years for a slew of reasons. As opposed to disposable materials like paper towels microfiber is an easily reusable and healthier option for the environment. However, as much as we want to keep our ‘footprint’ on the planet as small as possible, we also need products that really work. The truth is that these special cloths and towels were specifically designed to be the best cleaning product possible. The material is made from super fine and densely constructed polyester and polyamide fibers. These fibers are so small they measure about 1/16th the thickness of a human hair. These fibers are woven together to create a net like surface which traps moisture, dirt, and debris. On top of this the nylon found in the fiber produces a static charge which attracts dust and dirt and traps it until the cloth is washed. With the current trend there are hundreds if not thousands of different cloths on the market making it difficult to really decide which to try out. I’ve compiled some of the best microfiber cloths and microfiber towels available.
#1. AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth – 24 Pack
These towels come in yellow, blue, and white and measure about 11” by 15”. They are incredibly absorbent and perfect for drying. Unlike most towels on the market these are rectangle in shape which makes them ideal for smaller tasks. Chores like washing the car and dusting small knick knacks are suitable. The shape also lends itself well to utilize these as replacements for mops which require replacement pads. I’ve always disliked having to constantly purchase new ones every time I decided to mop. With these I’m able to simply clean them off and after a little drying time, they are as good as new. The thinner material makes these a good option for delicate chores while heavier tasks probably won’t work as well.
#2. Zwipes 924 Microfiber Cleaning Cloths (24-Pack)
The first thing I noticed about these towels had to be the vibrant colors they are offered in. All packages come with vibrant blue, yellow, and green cloths measuring about 12” x 16”. While these aren’t as ideal for heavy duty cleaning jobs they are great for cleaning things like toaster ovens and especially dusting. The size lends itself well to dusting large pieces of furniture as well as electronics. The cloth leaves a streak free finish without scratches like regular material might. With many chores you can simply stick with water but the towels stand up to other cleaning supplies as well.
#3. Zwipes 737 Microfiber Cleaning Cloths (36-Pack) Assorted Colors
If you’ve got a big cleaning project it’s a great idea to order a larger set of cloths. This 32 pack is great for spring cleaning when a lot of dusting takes place. The towels themselves are very absorbing and can hold up to eight times their weight in liquid. Generally water is perfect for most jobs but products like Windex work perfectly. You’ll notice how much better the microfiber works than standard forms of dusting or cleaning instantly. Washing these is a snap as well, you can machine or hand wash them and simply tumble dry on low heat.
#4. Chemical Guys MIC50612 Professional Grade Premium Microfiber Towels, Gold – 16 in. x 16 in. (Pack of 12)
These towels are rich and luxurious and perfect for working on cars, boats, or other vehicles. You’ll instantly feel the difference in fiber count when you hold these as compared to some other brands. Microfiber is great when created with care, many cheap towels have under 200 thousand fibers per square inch while these boat over 380 thousand. The towel features two different sides, one side has short fibers which are great for removing wax or sealant from a surface while the opposite has a longer pile which is perfect for buffing to a brilliant shine.
#5. Zwipes 948 Microfiber Cleaning Cloths (48-Pack)
These are great for everyday use or big projects. If you have big family or run a business these are highly recommended. With a full set of 48 you’ll never run out and your costs for cleaning supplies will diminish. We found this set to be particularly useful in cases like open houses or events where deep cleaning was necessary. Unlike with some cheap and low quality towels you won’t have to worry about the material scratching any surface or leaving behind lint.
6. AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth – 48 Pack
The really great thing about AmazonBasics products is the ability to subscribe to get them as often as you need. You might be wondering why that’s even necessary for these towels and to be honest it’s not. Unlike paper towels, these are fully reusable for quite a while. We found the subscription service to be useful for those who do a lot of cleaning. Realtors, Cleaning Crew, Stay at Home Mom’s, and more often go through a ton of supplies. These towels work great with water as well as most standard detergents making them an economical and ecofriendly option no matter the job.
#7. AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth – 36 Pack
Even after continuous use these cloths do not leave lint or tear like some lower quality brands on the market. Using them either dry or with water you can clean most surfaces completely getting into even the finest cracks and crevices. This is most noticeable and handy when cleaning things like electronics such as stereo equipment. The towel is able to reach even the most awkward places with minimal effort and the static charge of the material attracts any dust or dirt like a magnet.
#8. Chemical Guys MIC33312 El Gordo Professional Extra Thick Supra Microfiber Towels, Green – 16.5 in. x 16.5 in. (Pack of 12)
These vibrant green towels are double sided and heavy duty to pick up more determined messes. One side has a short and tight length to the fiber which is good for removing sealants or cleaning stubborn stains. The other side is much softer and longer making it perfect for polishing, buffing, and dusting various surfaces. Alongside the soft microfiber you’ll find the stitching to hold strong even after multiple washes. The large size makes washing or detaining a vehicle or boat will be quick and easy while still having easy access to smaller nooks and crannies as well.
#9. Pro Chef Microfiber Cloth Towel Cleaning Car Windows Bathroom Mirror Shower Glasses Auto 16×16 6pk
If you’ve got a lot of stainless steel or marble in your kitchen, these are perfect for polishing them to a sparkly shine. The large size lends them well to cleaning even the largest appliances like refrigerators or ovens without scratching them. You won’t have to resort to using smelly and abrasive cleaners as the most you’ll have to use with these is just water from the tap. You can also use these in the bathroom for water spots, windows, with electronics, and anywhere else you need to clean.
#10. Chemical Guys MICMGREEN12 Workhorse Professional Grade Microfiber Towel, Green – 16 in. x 16 in. (Pack of 12)
While Chemical Guys is often associated with automotive work these plus microfiber towels are great for all kinds of cleaning. Unlike some other major market brands these are super soft which is both more comfortable to hold and much safer for delicate surfaces. You won’t have to worry about scratches or streaks no matter what items you happen to be cleaning. Washing them is simple, just throw them in the washing machine and either air dry or tumble dry on low heat.