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Important towel care tip

September 18, 2013

When it comes to washing towels, consider using vinegar, says Joe Gartland, owner of Towels by Dr. Joe. Use white distilled vinegar to wash towels. “It’s very unique,” he said. “It’s acidic and is excellent for dissolving grease, killing mold and softening the towels. It also released the lint.” Vinegar can be used on both terry and microfiber towels. Depending on the size of the washer, a half cup to 1 cup of vinegar should do the trick.  It depends on the size of the washers, but ½ a cup to a cup should do it.

And, do not mix vinegar and detergent in the same wash. Never use these two together, said Dr. Joe, although they should be used alternately. Vinegar doesn’t have to be used for each washing. It can be alternated with detergent. “You should use vinegar maybe every other wash, or intermittently throughout the week. Even if you want to use detergent, you should know that it can build up on towels over time and vinegar can remove the build up on th towels, too.”