I was turned onto Swedish dishcloths by my co-workers daughter who gave me one to try when paper towels were in short supply. I have to say these are great...and save me from running to the store and worrying that paper towels aren't on the shelf. With swedish dishcloths I don't need to worry anymore - I will always have these on hand, when I'm done using htem (Like I would a paper towel to wipe down a table, counter or stove), just throw in the wash and reuse. The only thing weird that was when I got these, they ahd pot holders inside the package with the dishcloths. Because the dishcloths are like sponges and were a little wet the pot holders were damp when they arrived. I just them to dry out to use. Overall the dishcloths are great, when it's time to replace them I will definitely buy them again!