I've used a lot of different cloths in the kitchen. Some don't absorb, some collect an odor, and some don't last very long. These guys do everything right. They clean up the sink, they don't get that kitchen cloth smell, unless you use them and never wash them, and they really hold up. Throw them in the washing machine, and let them air dry. They are wonderful for shining glass and chrome, they have no lint, and so, they are my favorite kitchen cloths. They are a little stiff, but once you've wet them and used them a little, they soften up. Can't say enough about them. Guess that's apparent. Thank you Libman.