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How Effective Microfiber Cloth Really is?

What is Microfiber Cloth?

A close up of microfibers cloth
A close up of microfibers cloth

Each piece of yarn in a microfiber cloth is sliced 100,000 times, making them 100 times finer than human hair. Therefore, microfiber cloth has the ability to pick up dirt, dust, and bacteria, often larger than individual strands of the fabric itself. And because it can hold eight times the weight in water, you can use microfiber to wipe away water to get a polished look without a trace of water spots left behind. 

To differentiate between a good quality cloth from a bad quality cloth, you have to keep in mind the weight and the thickness of the fabric. If the cloth is thin and flimsy, you can probably see light through it, which is a sign of bad quality cloth. On the other hand, a high-quality cloth is thicker, heavier, and isn’t see-through. 

The way a good quality cloth is measured is with gsm or grams per square metre. The higher the gsm, the higher the quality. A 300gsm cloth is great for cleaning and dusting; glass cleaning can be done with a 280gsm cloth; 520gsm cloth is perfect for culinary housekeeping purposes.

Why Is It So Effective?

cleaning using microfiber cloth

Microfiber cloths can be used to clean any surface imaginable to us. From kitchen to vehicles, these are the top 10 ways to use a microfiber cleaning cloth: 

Kitchen Sink

Spray some all-purpose cleaner all over the sink. Then use a general-purpose microfiber cloth to scrub away the scum. Give it a good rinse, and your kitchen sink will be good as new.  To add more shine to your kitchen sink you could use a cream cleaner that will make your kitchen sink shine like a mirror.

Stainless Steel

To maintain the mirror polish shine of your stainless steel, all you have to do is add water and spray the surface with water, and buff the surface with a general-purpose microfiber cloth to bring it to a consistent shiny finish.  

Stovetops

To remove stubborn stains from stovetops, spray an alkaline cleaner over the stovetop, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then use a chunky microfiber cloth to wipe away the stains. 

Glass and Windows

Spray glass and windows with a glass cleaner, then use a polishing microfiber cloth to wipe from the top to the bottom to remove not only fingerprints and streaks but watermarks as well. The best thing is, after wiping, there will be no moisture left behind.

Washing Machines

Washing machines can get smelly after a few washes. To get rid of the odour, pour some deodorizer
on a buffing cloth, wipe the door inside-out, and don’t forget to clean inside the drum to remove any product buildup.

Fridge

Firstly, remove everything from the fridge. Once you’ve done that, generously spray it with a fridge cleaner and wipe it thoroughly from top to bottom with a general microfiber cloth. This will not only help remove anything that’s sticky and thick but also provide a layer of invisible film coating that protect surfaces from oxidation, fingerprinting, corrosion and surface deterioration.

Car Interior

The electromagnetic charge of the cloth attracts any dirt and dust you’d like to get rid of. At the same time, it removes fingerprints and marks from the dash and glass, keeping the inside of your car looking flawless.

Dusting

The electrostatic charge is great for dusting. Use a dry or a slightly damp cloth and wipe the dust away from surfaces. It attracts particles and leaves them with a dust-free shine.

Counter Tops

Spray some water on the tabletop. Then douse the counter with an all-purpose cleaner and wipe in an ‘S’ pattern to get rid of dust and debris.

Grout and Tiles

Use a sponge and a nylon-bristled brush to scrub and once you’re done, wipe it with a dampened general purpose microfiber cloth. That’ll remove any grittiness from the product and reveal a nice streak-free shine. 

Microfiber Cloth Maintenance

If you take proper care of your microfiber cloth, it can last up to 500 washes! Before throwing it in the washing machine, make sure to thoroughly rinse the cloth to get rid of any remaining cleaning product. 

If you want to make your microfiber cloth last longer, do not use fabric softeners to wash microfiber. The waxy substance from the softeners gets trapped in the thin strands and renders them useless. Also, don’t use a microfiber cloth to wipe oil, grease and wax stains intensively because it is hard to get rid of once they clog the superfine synthetic threads of yarn. Finally, always wash your microfiber cloth with cold or lukewarm water and mild detergent. 

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