Norwex Counter Cloths – A Review
These cloths were created with the intention of helping you reduce the paper towel use in your kitchen. They are thick, fluffy and crazy absorbent. They can absorb 1/4 cup of liquid in their tiny little rectangle shapes! Check out this texture:
Awesome Features of the Norwex Counter Cloths
You use them as you would a half sheet of paper towel. In fact, they are the very same size as a half sheet of paper towel! So, when something spills on the counter, you grab one of these cloths, and use it dry to wipe the spill up. Then, you rinse it out, and hang or drape it to dry. These contain the unique BacLock system from Norwex, so as the Counter Cloth is drying, it’s self-purifying in between uses. So that means that you can use one cloth, multiple times throughout the day or week, and it’s not necessary to launder after every use!
You can also use your Counter Cloth wet, with just water, to wipe up sticky spills and spots. Since it’s made with Norwex Microfiber, it will remove 99% of everything from the surface, using just water. Now that’s handy (and like a disinfectant wipe replacement!)
These cloth colors are so darn cute. I just love a cute colored cloth! You can choose from two different color sets (or get one of each of course)!
What You’ll Love About the Norwex Counter Cloths
These cloths are a genuine practical product. I’m practical to a fault, so this kind of stuff gets me goin’! And you can’t get any more practical than a ‘paper towel’ that you can use over and over again. Here’s what happens when you have a reusable towel, instead of a disposable paper one:
1. You save money
This is my favourite practical side effect! Instead of cleaning up spills with paper towel, and repeatedly throwing it away, and repeatedly replacing it, the Counter Cloths allow you to simply rinse in between uses, and use over and over again! It’s only when they’re heavily soiled that you have to launder them. Since they have a two year warranty, you’re not going to need much paper towel for the next two years! That’s money in your POCKET!!! And the beauty of it all is that with all Norwex microfiber, there is a history of their Microfiber products lasting for many, many years, so your Counter Cloths will have a long history as well!
2. You save the earth
Good girl badge right there! No need to keep ‘wasting’ paper in your daily life anymore! These cloths can replace most of your family’s paper towel use, drastically reducing waste and paper use.
Did you know that everyday, it takes about 51,000 trees and 60 million gallons of water to supply North America’s paper towel habit? And that the average family of four uses about 26 rolls of paper towels a year?
I’d say that you and I can easily turn those stats around by switching to the Norwex Counter Cloths!
3. You can use it as a napkin, too!
Why not, right? It’s the perfect size. So when you bring your bowl of delicious popcorn over to the couch, bring a Counter Cloth with you to wipe off your buttery fingers! You can rinse the cloth afterwards, hang to dry, and use tomorrow night too!
4. You can use it as a parental monitoring system
I’ve heard of some consultants who have ‘assigned’ a specific colour Counter Cloth to each member of their family. So, when a spill happens, they grab THEIR colour and wipe it up. They rinse it out, and hang it to dry. Here’s the beauty of a system like this. You know when a kid who makes a mess doesn’t clean up after themselves, because their Counter Cloth is still dry. Sweet!
Some of you who have lots of Norwex in their kitchen are asking: why would you get the Counter Cloths, when you can just use a Norwex Kitchen Cloth to wipe up spills?
The advantage of the Counter Cloths is that you have multiple cloths, available for the purpose of quick clean ups of spills. The bonus of them is that you can also use them wet to wipe up sticky spills, little sticky spots, etc. They’re very slender in width, so using them for wiping down your whole kitchen is going to be really annoying, quite frankly! The Kitchen Cloth is the right size for wiping the table, counter, chairs AND cupboards. So basically, the Counter Cloths are just the right size for small areas that need a quick clean up. It’s easy to grab from a stack of little cloths that sit where the paper towel used to sit!
So-what’s NOT to like?
Personally, I can’t find any reasons to not like these! I think they are just great!
I’ve had some customers that use paper towel for everything, and they can’t imagine themselves using these cloths instead of paper towel. For instance, when they butter their toast, they are in the habit of putting it on paper towel. Or when they serve snacks to the kids they babysit, they use paper towel, so they don’t have to wash so many dishes. One customer said that when she peels and chops her vegetables, she hates touching the scraps, so she puts them on a paper towel and then picks them up with the paper towel, and throws them away that way. These customers are pretty hard core paper towel users, so they won’t be able to replace ALL of their paper towel use. But I think that if they (or you) use lots of paper towel, you can still reduce the number of paper towels used with the Counter Cloths, by at least using it for just the spills in their/your home.
So in summary, these practical, absorbent cloths get a 5 star review from me. They have allowed me to clean up life’s messes in a different, and more reusable way, that is so great for the earth (and my bank account!)
Will you make the switch in your home, and change the staggering statistic of paper towel use in North America?