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Why are hotel towels so good at drying? Why are other towels not?

Hotel towels look like the ones I have at home and that are in everyone's bathrooms - terrycloth, etc. - but most of the time they are much more effective at drying. They practically suck the wetness off my skin! Typical bathroom towels, even plush/fancy ones, suck at drying by comparison. So this is really strange: the technology exists for towels to do their job very well, and presumably at relatively low cost (there's no way these hotels are shelling out big bucks for their towels); but as far as I can tell ALL of the commercially-available towels are mediocre at best at doing their job. What is that all about? Why are hotel towels so good at drying? Why are other towels not? Are there commercially-available towels that dry as well as hotel towels? If so, where can I find them?
posted by Mechitar on Oct 3, 2013 - 47 answers

I always know where my towel is: it's on the roll or in the trash

Help me reduce my dependence on foreign oil domestic paper towels. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Dec 6, 2012 - 30 answers

Which bamboo bath towels are worth buying?

Bamboo bath towels - which ones are worth buying? [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Nov 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Renting bedding in New England

Is it possible to rent sheets, towels, blankets, and pillows for about 150 people? Has anyone done this before, and if so, can you point me toward a good service in New England? [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Is there an optimal way to hang towels on a heated towel rail?

Is there an optimal way to hang towels on a heated towel rail? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Aug 8, 2012 - 6 answers

I like stiff drinks, but not stiff towels

Yet another laundry question. We have these towels and love their weight, size, color, and absorbancy. Our only complaint, and it's a big one, is that they are pretty hard and stiff now. I'm at my wits' end trying to soften them up. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Feb 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Clean Laundry Cat Hair Pills Prevention 101

There's a lot of this going on in my apartment. What can I do to prevent my towels and cotton shirts from coming out of the dryer covered with cat-hair pills? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Do I have to buy yet another set of towels?

I want to try to rescue towels gone bad. [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Jul 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Buying towels online.

Need recommendations for purchasing towels online. I know of Bed Bath & Beyond, but I'd like some alternatives. The only requirement is that the store sell towels individually and not just in sets.
posted by Beholder on Mar 22, 2010 - 13 answers

The shedding is coming from INSIDE THE TOWEL

Do all towels shed lint when they're new, or only cheap towels? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Tell me about towels.

I'm looking for towels. Big, fluffy, soft towels that are suitable for the occasional trip to Magrathea or just a long bath. [more inside]
posted by madajb on Nov 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Wrinkly Shirts and Linty Towels

[LaundryFilter] I need help de-wrinkling and de-linting my clothes and towels! [more inside]
posted by phrakture on May 27, 2009 - 15 answers

I need absorbent towels

I need recommendations for bath towels, and they need to meet only one criterion: they must absorb and remove water from my body. [more inside]
posted by peep on Apr 3, 2009 - 32 answers

How to clean Musty Towels

How can I get this awful, musty smell out of my towels? [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Sep 17, 2008 - 20 answers

Roseanne Barr's towel folding advice?

Does anyone remember Roseanne Barr's rant about pre-menopausal women and towel folding/hanging as means to waylay the beast? [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on Aug 21, 2008 - 2 answers

What’s bleaching my towels all splotchy like?

Help me figure out what’s bleaching my towels and possibly causing health problems. Hint: I don't think it's my facewash. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Sep 18, 2006 - 15 answers

My facewash bleached and ruined my new washcloth!

My facewash bleached and ruined my new washcloth! [more inside]
posted by saucy on Jun 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Towels!

I want to purchase the very best towels money can buy. [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Nov 21, 2005 - 12 answers

How fast do swim/travel towels dry?

How fast do swim towels dry? I'm thinking of buying a swim towel to keep at the gym. They say they dry "in minutes". Would it dry in the 3-10 minutes it takes me to get dressed so I could keep in my my locker without worrying about mold? Or should I just keep paying for towel service?
posted by duck on Jul 2, 2005 - 10 answers

Why can't we use bleach on white cotton?

My wife and I threw away all our multi-colored towels and replaced them with white ones. We did this so that we could throw them in the wash with some bleach and get them really really clean. The new towels are 100% cotton. When we looked at the tags, we were surprised to see a "DO NOT USE BLEACH" warning. Why can't we use bleach? That's the whole reason we bought them. I've never heard of that warning before on white cotton items. If it makes any difference, they come from The Company Store.
posted by grumblebee on Feb 3, 2005 - 32 answers

how much do you use a towel?

For how many showers do you use a towel before throwing it in the hamper?
posted by Capn on Sep 23, 2004 - 36 answers

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