A few years ago I set out to determine what cleaning cloth works best on everyday kitchen messes. I used the standard Norwex cloth, but later learned that there is a Norwex kitchen cloth that is designed to specifically deal with these messes. So I’m back today for round two of testing! Click the video below to see how the Norwex cloth measures up against a cloth from Grove Collaborative and Amazon. (Please note that this post does contain affiliate links, but we were not asked to produce this blog post by any of the microfiber cleaning cloth companies or Amazon.)
Amazon Microfiber Cloth
- Price: These are by far the most affordable; a pack of 50 is only $14.40 (as of this posting)
- Durability: This cloth is clearly much thinner than the Grove Collaborative or Norwex cloth, which leads me to believe that it wouldn’t hold up as long. However, it’s also considerably cheaper so cost-per-scrub may come out about the same.
- Cleaning Power: This cloth definitely has more grip that a paper towel, but it take a lot of elbow grease and effort to clean up a tough mess.
Grove Collaborative Microfiber Cloth
- Price: These cost $9.95 for a 3-pack
- Durability: This cloth is clearly sturdier than the Amazon brand, and I love that it has a little hook on the back so you can easily hang it up. It is also both washing machine and dryer safe.
- Cleaning Power: Compared to the Amazon cloth this cloth is definitely easier, but it’s nothing amazing. Elbow grease and some fingernail scraping still required.
Norwex Counter Cloth
- Price: – by far the most expensive! It is on sale, as of the writing of this post, and is $10.79 for one cloth; the regular price is $11.99. For this price, I would definitely like to see a significant increase in performance.
- Durability: This cloth is clearly the most durable of the lot, and it also has a textured surface which I think will prove useful in pulling up hard-to-get messes. It’s worth noting that the cloth is about half the size of the alternatives.
- Cleaning Power: The ridges give good grip, but this cloth is far from magical. You’ll still have to use a lot of elbow grease to lift those tough messes. I also found that I had to keep folding the cloth to find a clean surface, because since it’s a much smaller cloth it fills up much quicker.
While the Norwex cloth does outperform the Grove Collaborative and Amazon cloth when it comes to cleaning power, I didn’t find that it performed well enough to justify the splurge – at least for my needs. Personally, I’d choose the Amazon or Grove Collaborative cloth if you’re going for the most bang for your buck.
Want to see Round One of the cleaning cloth testing? Click the video below!
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