Some days it feels like all I do is clean up. Clean up little spills and messes all day long. I’m always wiping up something. And while we go through paper towel and napkins faster than I’d like, most of the time I’m cleaning up my kitchen and our dining room table with a dishcloth. I tend to change them out every day or even two days if I’m not paying attention. And I’m not going to lie, you can often catch me sniffing my dishcloth to make sure it doesn’t stink before I use it. But I’m not sure a sniff test is really adequate when determining what is actually clean.
The dishcloth looks innocent enough. But is it?
Bounty has introduced a new way to clean with their Bounty DuraTowel. It is designed to hold together when wet and made of strong fibers. This means it can tackle the toughest messes and be tossed afterwards, thereby ditching those germs before they have a chance to multiply all over those clean surfaces.
So how bad is using a dishcloth, really? I was curious so I took the Ditch & Switch Challenge from Bounty. The P&G Research & Development team tested a dishcloth that I used for three days straight in their lab. The used a system of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) monitoring which measure the amount of organic soil including food residue, dirt and pet dander left behind on surfaces. Apparently, when a kitchen or restaurant has an ATP levels of 300 RLU’s or more, it indicates an unclean kitchen. If your dishcloth ranks higher than 300, it has the potential to spread germs and lead to an unclean kitchen.
My used dishcloth results were 10,229 RLUs. Which by the average dishcloth standards is pretty good. (It appears the average dishcloth is over 18,000 RLUs.) But that doesn’t make me happy with the results. If 300 is the standard of clean, I am very far from that after three days of use.
Bounty DuraTowel is the only paper towel clinically proven to be 3x cleaner than that germy dishcloth. And because it is thick and durable, it certainly gets the job done.
I especially like using it for my greasy and sloppy pots and pans. Those extra tough messes that would leave all those lovely stains and food particles stuck within the fibers of my dishcloth. (Ewwwww.)
I’ll be honest and say that the idea of wiping down our dining room table and counters with a germy dishcloth really grosses me out. I like the idea of ditching the dishcloth to keep those germs away. Don’t you?
Bounty exposed my dirty dishcloth and showed me the cleaner way to clean with Bounty DuraTowel, the only cloth-like, durable paper towel that is clinically proven to leave surfaces three times cleaner than a germy dishcloth.* Find out more here!
*1tsp spaghetti sauce, 10 mls. coffee, ? tsp creamer on laminate countertop
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bounty. The opinions and text are all mine.