Tea Towels: the Un-Paper Towel Workhorse of the Kitchen
Don’t get it twisted, tea towels are the handiest kitchen must have around.
Tea towels are one of those ubiquitous must-haves in the kitchen that most of us probably don’t think about until we need one, but tea towels are the workhorses of the kitchen. Not only can they be used to dry dishes, but they also have a multitude of uses in the kitchen.
- Cleaning up spills
- Covering rising dough
- Lining baskets filled with bread or fruit
- Teapot cozy
- Absorbent surface for drying greens
- Apron stand in
- Keep mixing bowls steady and cutting boards from sliding
In addition, tea towels may not seem that sexy, but they are a critical part in controlling the havoc that paper towels and other throwaway paper products exact on our environment. Reusable towels are a cost-effective way to deal with spills and kitchen cleanup. It’s also possible to find towels made from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, linen, and bamboo.
Tea towels also make awesome host or housewarming gifts as evidenced by the aforementioned usefulness, but they also easily personalized to your giftees decor and/or interests. Believe it or not, it’s possible to find towels decorated with everything from hand-embroidered flowers to screen printed song lyrics.
Whether you are in the market for some more tea towels, or need some onhand housewarming and host gifts, read on to discover some fun tea towels.
Fun & Eco-friendly Tea Towels
Pay attention cat people, here is a towel just for you. Made from organic cotton and screenprinted with eco-friendly inks.
2. Shop Local
This towel offers a reminder to shop local and support your local farmers and businesses. Keep it your hood.
3. Linen Towels
For simplicity’s sake, consider using plain linen towels. Linen fabric is made from flax and is an eco-friendly alternative to other types of textiles.
It’s already a well-established fact that kitchen towels are handy, but this towel takes the cake. It features all sorts of recipe conversions, like dry and liquid measurements, temperature conversions, and more.
In the same vein, this towel breaks down some of the most important rules of etiquette. This just might be a good gift for the passive-aggressive among you.
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