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Old 02-05-2007, 01:56 AM   #11
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I'm not in the market to buy Flour Sack Towels...
I have 10 (not Flour Sack) and they are water proof!

I posted ths question a while back and never got satisfactroey response.

Is there some way to make them soft and asorbant?

I have tried vinegar, bleach and different soaps. Never use fabric softner on them.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:12 AM   #12
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Probably not--they are probably a blend and not cotton or linen. They just won't absorb much. Sorry. That happens to some bath towels--it is more like a squeegee to get the water off your body than a towel!

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:56 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Nicholas Mosher
Man do I love Flour Sack Towels!

I like the thinner ones though, as I sometimes use them to squeeze water out of things, and depend on their ability to pass water.

They are my kitchen standard!
I'm with Nick on the thinner side. I got my first set from WS, but find them in the local Safeway as well. They just dry out so quickly.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:14 PM   #14
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Posh Chicago has some great 100% cotton, thick flour sack cloths. I love both the thick and the "generic" thin ones, they each have their uses in the kitchen. I confess, after years of adherence to sanitation codes for commercial kitchens, I air-dry almost everything, but cover with a fresh FS towel. When we combined households, I banned all but woven towels from the kitchen. OK, I'm picky,is that bad??? Fuzz on dishes is not appetizing....
Amen on the fabric softner. I never use it for towels, it leaves an oily residue on the fabric. Most powdered detergents do too since they have a fatty base. P.O.S.H. Chicago | Silverware, Restaurant China, Flea Market Finds
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #15
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I bought a package of 1 dozen white cotton napkins from Sam's club. They work great as dishtowels or to dry salad greens. Pretty cheap, too--less than $10.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:01 PM   #16
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Could this be what you're looking for?

Dream Products - Jumbo Flour Sack Towels by Dream Products

I love flour sack dish towels, but haven't had any for a long time. I may order some for myself!

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