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I have ask this because I change mine every day but I have noticed in a couple of friends houses that the same tea towel hangs for a few days. I think this is bad for bacteria. What do you think?


Posted anonymously, 1st May 2014


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  • if its my teatowel for removing hot things from the oven i give it 3 days. if its the one used for hands or benches it is daily


  • I change them daily too.


  • I change them daily or when they are very wet


  • I grew up in house where there was a separate towel for hands and one for dishes, mum would change them
    Daily.
    I have a dish washer so barely use my tea towel unless I’m doing a big cooking day so very second/ third day


  • I change it every day or other day depending on how much it gets used.


  • Every second day. I have a hand towel for hands as well so the tea towel doesn’t get used for that (I hope).


  • I change my tea towels daily. Mainly because other members of the family use them to dry their hands and then I worry about drying the dishes with them.


  • at least three times a week!


  • I let my dishes dry in the rack. *ashamed*


  • I change handtowels a bit more frequently . Well normally , if you wipe dishes , they are clean anyway so shouldn’t harbour too much bacteria. My mother used to change it everyday , frankly I didn’t think it made too much of a difference. She was always paranoid about cleanliness so she did that to be safe anyway .


  • I have to change mine daily because my son uses it to wipe his hands on! ;)


  • I definitely agree that tea towels should be changed every day to prevent them becoming contaminated. I also rinse my chux dish cloths with boiling water and allow them to dry thoroughly after each use as well as changing them completely every couple of days.


  • Depends on what it’s used for and how often. If they’re just for drying dishes, then hanging them to dry and reuse is fine, but I still change after a couple of days. If you have a hubby like mine who likes to use tea towels to wipe up messes…..daily change is necessary, more if hubby gets his hands on them more


  • Daily as soon as used


  • I change mine multiple times daily


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