A Cloth with a Learning Curve: How to Care For Your e-cloths
This is the second post in our mini series: A Cloth with a Learning Curve.
(If you want to read why we think a learning curve is a good thing, click here.) Today we’re discussing the best way to clean your e-cloths and what to do if they aren’t working properly.
Making sure your e-cloths are clean and maintained properly will ensure you get the most out of them. In fact, e-cloths are guaranteed for up to 300 machine washes – that’s nearly 6 years! Follow these simple use and care tips for optimal e-cloth performance!
Daily Use – Regular Rinsing
Because of the nature of e-cloth’s advanced fibers, it’s really important to rinse your cloths thoroughly! We recommend 7-10 seconds under warm to hot water (as warm as you can stand it) so that the fibers are able to release the gunk you just cleaned up. Rinse regularly as you clean so that the cloth stays fresh. Wring out completely and continue cleaning. When you’re done for the day, rinse them very well, wring them out thoroughly and allow them to dry completely. We recommend something like Command hooks inside the sink cabinet (e-cloths have handy hanging tags!) or even our Multipurpose Drying Rack
Weekly Machine Washes
On a weekly basis you’ll want to throw your used e-cloths in the laundry. Most can be washed with the regular laundry with regular detergent and put into the dryer to tumble dry.* Be sure not to use fabric softener as this will clog the fibers or bleach which breaks them down, rendering them useless. If you use fabric softener by mistake, simply rewash with a little detergent OR boil them with baking soda for 10-15 minutes (see instructions below). Using a Laundry Bag is optional.
When e-cloths aren’t cleaned out thoroughly, they can begin to smell. In the event that they do — or if you notice that they don’t seem to be working well — there is a way to give them a new life. Fill a large soup pot halfway with water. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda and bring it to a boil. (Caution: The baking soda will cause the water to bubble over if it’s too high.) Carefully place your smelly e-cloths into the water and boil for 10-15 minutes. Pour off the water before removing the cloths. Afterward, we recommend rinsing the cloths well (and carefully – they’ll be hot!) and then putting them in the laundry before using them again.
After 300 machine washes (almost 6 years!), visit ecloth.com to purchase a new one.**
For full Use & Care guidelines, visit ecloth.com.
*The Flexi-edge Floor & Wall Duster Head and the Dusting Cloths 2pk should NOT be tumble dried or boiled! Simply lay flat to air dry.
Specific instructions: Remove fluffy head from flexible base. Machine wash in WARM WATER ONLY, regular detergent, no bleach, no fabric softener. Use only a small amount of detergent. If too much detergent is used the performance can be affected. After machine washing, shake fluffy head to separate fibers and hang to air dry. Do NOT tumble dry. Do NOT boil.
** Please note: Some e-cloth products are guaranteed up to 100 machine washes due to the nature of their fibers. This includes the Flexi-edge Floor & Wall Duster Head and the Reusable Cloth Wipes.
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