Monday, October 01, 2012

The Boat Galley: Stinky Dishrags

This week's Boat Galley article shares another alternative to paper towels and smelly dish rags on your boat...

Tips From The Boat Galley
Carolyn Shearlock
By Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley, with over 350 FREE articles to get the most out of your boat kitchen with galley tips, insights & equipment recommendations. A few recipes, too - plus an active Facebook community to ask questions and share tips with other readers! The print edition of The Boat Galley Cookbook, written with Jan Irons, is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Would you do this with the dishrag you've been using for over a week?

I didn't think so. Nasty smelling dish rags have always been a problem on boats. A reader finally clued me in on...

A Dishrag That Doesn’t Get Stinky!


It's called a Scrubr and available online - free shipping on Amazon with NO minimum purchase.

The company says that it's made from a "non-absorbent material" - seems like thin spun plastic to me. In addition to the no stinky quality, I like it as a great dishcloth:
•    It dries really quickly, I'd say under 10 minutes (of course, it'll depend on temperature and humidity)
•    It has a bit of a "scrubby" texture to it so stuck on food comes off easily, but it's soft enough to be almost as flexible as a rag.
•    Nifty little elastic loop to hang it up if you want.

This is one of those items that isn’t just great on the boat, it's great in any kitchen. The only thing to note about it is that it's not absorbent, so you can't use it to wipe spills up. You still need a bar towel or rag for that!
•    Scrubr 2-pack on Amazon
•    Scrubr 6-pack on Amazon

By the way, they also make a washcloth (face and body) that's similar - not as rough, but also just doesn't pick up that stink! (Full disclosure:  the manufacturer, Lunatec, sent me two for evaluation.)  I've been using one for the last several weeks and love it. The texture is soft enough to be comfortable, yet rough enough to remove dead skin (my complaint with microfiber travel wash cloths is that they're too "silky" to really clean). Highly recommend them, too (even if they're not really a galley item)!
•    Trekr 2-pack wash cloth on Amazon
 
About the Author


Carolyn Shearlock is author of The Boat Galley, with over 350 FREE articles to get the most out of your boat kitchen with galley tips, insights & equipment recommendations. A few recipes, too - plus an active Facebook community to ask questions and share tips with other readers! The print edition of The Boat Galley Cookbook, written with Jan Irons, is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble - electronic editions are coming but slightly delayed.



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