There are microfiber towels designed for wiping, dusting, and low lint applications. Microfiber towels, often called the "magic towel", have a much better chance of living up to their claims when used correctly.
Keep these points in mind when considering your purchase of microfiber towels:
- Heat will melt microfiber, and the person's hand holding the towel. It is not a towel to be used in hot areas of a kitchen.
- Microfiber towels will last considerably longer than a cotton towel but at some point they do wear out. Using the towel past their effective life will reduce performance.
- Various sizes are available. If the towel is needed primarily as an absorbing and wiping towel consider using a larger size. Microfiber is very absorbent and if using a towel that is too small more towels can be used than anticipated.
- If loss and abuse of towels are considerable, a cotton towel makes more sense as it costs less to replace.