How to Wash Microfiber Towels: Everything You Need to Know

Yes, you can wash microfiber towels. Microfiber towels are essential tools in any cleaning kit, but improper washing methods can lead to decreased effectiveness and a fuzzy texture. In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll guide you how to wash microfiber towels the right way to ensure that they last longer and maintain their cleaning power.

Microfiber towel before washing

Materials and tools

  • Microfiber towels
  • Mild detergent
  • Washing machine
  • Drying rack or dryer
Can you wash microfiber towels?

1. Wash with mild detergent

Measure a suitable amount of mild detergent for a load of microfiber towels. Avoid using bleach and fabric softener, as these can damage the microfiber fibers over time and reduce their cleaning efficiency. Add the detergent to the washing machine according to the product's instructions.

Sorting and loading the towels

2. Sort and load the towels

Place the sorted microfiber towels into the washing machine drum. Be mindful not to overload the machine, as this can affect the thoroughness of the wash. Close the washing machine door securely.

Washing microfiber towels

3. Select settings

Choose a delicate cycle with cool or cold water settings on your washing machine. The gentle cycle will help protect the delicate microfiber fibers, while cold water prevents excessive shrinkage or damage. Start the washing machine. Do not use fabric softener or bleach in the wash for these towels.

How to dry microfiber towels

4. Dry the towels

Once the washing cycle is complete, it's time to dry the microfiber towels. For optimal results, choose one of the following drying methods:

Option A: Hang dry

  • Take the microfiber towels out of the washing machine.
  • Shake them gently to remove any excess water.
  • Hang the towels on a drying rack or clothesline in a well-ventilated area.
  • Allow the towels to air dry completely.

Option B: Low-heat dryer

  • Take the microfiber towels out of the washing machine.
  • Shake them gently to remove any excess water.
  • Place the towels in the dryer.
  • DO NOT use dryer sheets as they can leave residue on the towels.
  • Set the dryer to a low-heat or no-heat cycle.
How to wash microfiber towels

5. Inspect and fold towels

Once the microfiber towels are completely dry, inspect them for any remaining dirt or stains. If needed, repeat the washing process before folding and storing them. Folding the towels neatly will help prevent wrinkles and maintain their quality.

How to wash microfiber towels

By following these steps, you can effectively wash your microfiber towels without compromising their cleaning power or longevity. Remember to avoid using bleach, fabric softener, or high heat when washing microfiber towels. Your properly cleaned microfiber towels will continue to serve as valuable tools in your cleaning routine.

Let me know if these tips have helped you keep your microfiber towels looking great.

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  • Katen Katen on Sep 10, 2023
    Did not know this and of course have committed all your don’t do’s. Going to tee ash per instructions and hope can bring back to reason why I bought in first place
    • It's great that you're willing to give the recommended washing method a try. Hopefully, it will bring your microfiber towels back to their optimal performance.
  • Krafty Kathy Krafty Kathy on Sep 10, 2023
    I never thought of my "rags" being delicate cycle. I usually run with all my towels in a hot heavy duty cycle which probably adds that lint. time to try to treat them better.
    • Treating your microfiber towels with a delicate cycle is a good step towards maintaining their quality. You'll likely notice a difference in lint and overall performance. Happy cleaning!