Cleaning Bar Towels
Step 1: Separate First
Make sure you are cleaning bar towels as a separate load. It’s helpful to have a laundry cart or bin specifically for bar towels. These rags can come into contact with food and it makes sense to separate them. It’s always a good idea to rinse out and dry them as much as possible.
If you can air dry them before washing that’s great, a pile of wet dirty rags can grow bacteria fast.
Step 2: Now it’s time to get washing!
Crank it up. You want to use a hot cycle and these guys can handle a heavy duty spin. Bar towels are very durable and you need the high heat to kill any bacteria. Some suggest soaking them in warm water and vinegar for 15 minutes before washing.
Step 3: Dry and Fold
Go ahead and use high heat; we want these bar towels nice and dry. When folding bar towels it doesn’t hurt to check to make sure they are 100% dry before you store them.