Boiling removes the specific old-cloth smell from the kitchen cloths, towels and sponges. Without chlorine.

Getting rid of the smelly kitchen cloths odor is simple. You just need to boil them with some detergent. At the end you can scent them with your favourite essential oil. See the video tutorial on how to get rid of that old cloth smell.
boiling kitchen cloths not only kills all microbes and bacteria but also gets red of the specific old cloth stink

What's the best way to remove the odor from kitchen cloths?

Stinky, smelly kitchen cloths? Yeah, I hate that too. Let me show you how to remove that stink from the cloths. 

Well… this is an easy one. The solution existed way before washing machines even existed. It’s just boiling them for a few minutes. You can use dishwasher detergent or clothes detergent for manual washing. 

At the end I like to sprinke a few drops of my favourite essential oil. My go-to essential oil is lemongrass. 

Watch a short video tutorial on how to remove the stink out from old kitchen cloths, kitchen towels or sponges. 

Kitchen cloths - The easiest and best way to get rid of the stinky smell - VIDEO TUTORIAL. Quick and easy.

How long do you need to boil the cloths to disinfect them?

I would say 2 minutes is enough. I let them simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes and then I rinse. It’s a really fast and efficient method, I love it and it’s the only one I use to deep clean my kitchen towels. I also hate the smell of chlorine, plus it’s attacking the fiber in time. 

Will the kitchen cloths loose color if I boil them?

If they are colored and new, boil them separately for the first 2-3 times. With the old ones, if you boil them like I suggest for 2 minutes and them simmer for 5 minutes you shouldn’t have any decoloration issues. I preffer adding boiled waiter to the pot rather than waiting for it to boil.

How can you get a better scent from old kitchen cloths?

Ok, so now that you’ve boiled them and disinfected the stinky cloths, you have two options. You can leave them odorless, or you can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and leave them for 5 minutes to soften and get the scent. Then rinse and dry them.

how to get rid of stink kitchen towels and cloth boiling

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Tell me if this method worked for you!

I’m very curious if this works for you as good as it works for me. Let me know in a comment. 

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