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Why Using Paper Towels
To Dry Your Kitchen Dishes Isn't The Best Idea
Opting for paper towels to dry kitchen dishes might seem like a quick and convenient solution, but it comes with several drawbacks that make it a less-than-ideal choice.
The seemingly benign towels are often treated with chemicals like bleach, dyes, fragrances, lotions, formaldehyde, and bisphenol A to enhance their absorbency and aesthetic appeal.
These harmful substances have the potential to transfer to your dishes and, subsequently, into food and beverages, especially when the towels are used on
wet surfaces.
Beyond the health concerns, the abrasive texture of some paper towels can inadvertently scratch and damage delicate dishware, leading to premature wear and tear.
Moreover, the environmental footprint of using the towels for dish drying is significant. Their production contributes to deforestation, and their use leads to waste accumulation.
Their single-use nature means you’ll have to buy them frequently, which can be costly, rendering the towels an ineffective choice for routine tasks like
dish drying.