Best way to clean oily rags?
June 6, 2007 10:17 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to clean oily rags?
posted by jclovebrew to home & garden (6 answers total)
After working on the car or bike or similar activity I end up with oily or otherwise dirty rags. I'm hesitant to just throw them in the washing machine. What's the best way to clean and reuse them? They don't need to be clean enough to wipe down the kitchen counter or anything; just clean enough that I can use them again for car or bike work without smearing old oil onto everything.
And yes, I am aware that I can just use paper towels or those disposable blue shop "shop towels". But it seems like a waste, and more expensive over the long term.