I got them for my kitchen since they are a more traditional kitchen towel size and the regular kitchen towels you get usually don't soak up water all that great. My kitchen towels also seem to get stained after time and wind up becoming garage towels. So since I have a turnaround in towels that way, I thought it would be good to get this 5-pack! I am so glad I did! The first time I used one, I used it to dry my hands after washing. My hands were so dry afterwards! I could feel the water wicking away! Next I dried some dishes and they got completely dry! No streaking or damp spots...completely dry! It was awesome! I am looking forward to using these towels in my kitchen for a long time to come!