You'll never resort to bulky, wasteful paper towels after you try Skoy's Paper Towel Replacement cleaning cloths. Each 4-pack replaces more than 60 rolls of paper towels—outperforming them with 15-times the absorbency! Simply wet your Skoy, squeeze out excess water, then get cleaning! Because of their quick-drying features, these eco-friendly alternatives to paper towels resist bacteria growth. They hardly take up any space, so it's easy to store one anywhere you'd like to keep a roll of paper towels, like your kitchen, bathroom or garage. In America alone, 3,000 tons of paper towels wind up in landfills each day! Not only does using Skoy cleaning cloths divert waste from the landfills, it also reduces the number of trees that have to be cut down for their production and the energy required to package and transport.
For smaller jobs and spaces, you can cut the Skoy down to whatever size you prefer. You can use cleaning products with Skoy, but it works extremely well with just water - another way it helps save money and resources. Similar to a natural sponge, Skoy lasts longer when used for cleaning hard surfaces as opposed to textiles like carpets. When it does need a cleaning, you can throw Skoy in your dishwasher or washer/dryer. Or, place it in the microwave wet for 1-2 minutes to keep it germ-free. At the end of its life, Skoy is completely biodegradable. If you throw it in your compost, it will break down in about 5 weeks.
• Paper towel replacement that acts like a sponge, without potential for bacteria growth • Each 4-pack replaces 60 or more rolls of paper towels • Made of biodegradable cotton and wood-pulp cellulose, with water based colors and ink • Made in Germany and packaged in the USA
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Dimensions 7.5"L x 6.5"W
Materials Made of 100% biodegradable cotton and wood pulp cellulose. Water-based colors and inks. Completely breaks down in compost in about 5 weeks. Skoy's are packaged with a raffia tie with a recycled paperboard information card.
Care Instructions • Washable (machine, dishwasher, microwave & dryer safe) • You can also microwave a wet Skoy for 1-2 minutes, soak it vinegar over night or let it sit in water after it's been boiled to sanitize it.
Tips Chlorine use not recommended
Country of Origin Responsibly made in Germany with fair labor practices, and packaged in the USA
Comments about Product:I love this product. I use it to clean counter tops in kitchen and I also keep one in the bathroom to wipe up sink/faucet area. I've sanitized in the microwave and the washing machine; they can totally be thrown in with other dish towels and they stand up to a regular cycle. And as stated I give them as gifts... my friends love them as well!
Comments about Product:I can't believe I lived without these! I switched from paper towels to using hand towels to wipe up messes and machine washing them, but they just aren't very absorbent. Enter Skoy Paper Towels! Super absorbent, will clean everything, feel really nice on your hands, clean up really well just by rinsing/squeezing out... I have nothing negative to say about these and they will be gifts for family and friends in the future. Perfect!
Comments about Product:Was surprised with how many paper towels I used before I got these. Have worked great for me. Keep one by microwave to place over my food when heating, if under a minute or two. Use another to keep the counters clean. Even replaced my dish rag with one.They have held up perfectly so far. Have washed them in dishwasher or sink, putting the damp skoy in the microwave for 2 minutes to sanitize. Haven't tried them in the washing machine yet.
Comments about Product:really great alternative to paper towels. oxy-clean works wonders to remove any seemingly permanent stains. they are washing machine safe but i don't recommend putting them in the dryer for too long or they will shrink.
Comments about Product:These are so cool. When I first got them, I thought they looked really small, but, as soon as I put water on them, I saw just how well they worked - and it didn't matter that they weren't big like paper towels are. They don't need to be. They work great just the way they are!
Comments about Product:I love these for two reasons: they work and they won't damage the enviroment. I assume if you're shopping on this site you are interested in protecting natural resources...not only will this product serve to do that, but it also will save you money! This set will replace hundreds of dollars worth of paper towels. Give them a try!
Comments about Product:These substitutes for paper towels are super! I was a little surprised by their size--not as large as a paper towel, but I also didn't pay attention to dimensions as posted on the site.I used mine for cleaning the bathroom fixtures and mirrors, and the only drawback was a little bit of lint on the mirror. Otherwise, a super way to clean AND help our environment. Yeah, Skoy!
Comments about Product:These "sponge/towels" do not dry flat very well.
I just received these in the mail (and ended up giving one towel to my mom and one towel to my sister-in-law... leaving me with two) and I am greatly satisfied! In two days I have already saved about 1 roll of paper towels just with one cloth/sponge. I washed dishes with my cloth two days in a row and am very satisfied! The thickness of this product is very good for washing dishes, it feels so wonderful in my hand.
I washed my dishes with the cloth, rinsed them and set them aside, then rang out my cloth and dried the water spots, then rang out my cloth and dried my hands... this little product is amazing! I will definitely order more (probably a complete set for my mom and sister-in-law, and a couple sets for me)!!!
Comments about Product:I love these paper towel replacements but find I'm using them more as sponge replacements. They are very absorbent but I find I use way too many paper towels to dry my hands and these wont work for that. I have to get used to using cloth towels.
Comments about Product:I love these. I've bought other paper towel replacements and was disappointed, but these work wonderfully. They do dry very crisp, which takes some getting used to, but they do the job of cleaning, wiping, etc. very well.
Comments about Product:These are nice little towels but my husband keeps throwing them in the garbage thinking they are more paper. Also, once the white gets dirty, it is impossible to get it to look clean again so would suggest colored towels instead.
Comments about Product:Absolutely LOVE this product. I bought mutli sets and sent some to my sister as well.
They are the best replacement for paper towels if you want to help keep our planet free of waste and save some money.
They work great, as long as you remember to get them wet.
They are super absorbent, do not get smelly or slimy, and go through the washer and dryer without shrinking or falling apart, the color on colored ones do not run, and they have a cute, whimsical design.
Comments about Product:I LOVE these!!! I have allergies and they are great for damp cloth cleaning all surfaces instead of dusting. One in the kitchen wipes the counters and cabinets. One in the bath wipes the tile walls, sink edge, mirror frame, etc. One on the patio is used to wipe down the barbecue. I have had these for MONTHS and have yet to throw any away after repeated use and washing.
Comments about Product:I have used the sponge towels you buy at the grocery store for years. Within a couple days they smell awful. The Skoy towels remain virtually oderless for months! I don't understand why but, they work. If you do get an odor you can just wash them. But on a daily basis just a rinse keeps them odor free. I just bought some for my daughter for Christmas and I will probably buy more as gifts for friends. Thanks to whoever came up with this formula for these towel/sponges.
Comments about Product:I found these the summer of 2011 and have fallen in LOVE! I rarely use paper towel anyway but you can use these Skoy towels for so much more. I have replaced my "dish towel" AND sponge for cleaning dishes. You can really scrub with these things and they dry very quickly. They can also be cleaned in the washing machine. (Just be sure to find it stuck to the side of the drum after the spin cycle.. lol) I also take them camping and use around the camp for messes and such. Very durable and could be used for a million things. Everyone got a pack for Christmas in my family. :)
Comments about Product:These are sturdy, absorbent, attractive, and comfortable to use. Their size is more like a dishcloth than a paper towel. Since they have to be wet to use, they don't replace the drying function of paper towels. But they are a very useful addition to the kitchen.
Comments about Product:I love the Skoy Paper Towel Replacements. They pick up great. I use them in the kitchen, and once they start to wear I switch them to the dirtier jobs. They last forever, they don't get that nasty smell that dish towels tend to get. I pop them in the microwave now and then to freshen them up. I bought extras last time for friends and family to try out.
Comments about Product:We absolutely love these and use them all the time! I have one by my kitchen sink so it's always handy. I have one I use specifically for cleaning the bathrooms too. The only bad thing about these is everyone wants one when they see them so we keep giving them away! The only thing we use paper towels for now is to use to soak up grease when frying foods so we use less than a roll per month! This has encouraged us to get more green so we also have the reusable shopping bags too and we love those as well!
Comments about Product:I've bought two sets of these already and love them. They dry so fast which means less time for bacteria to grow. I put them in the microwave every other day. We use so much less paper towel now.
Comments about Product:The Skoy paper towel alternative really does work great for wet applications. If you need to wipe something down or clean up a spill, etc. It is very absorbent and unlike many other similar products I have tried they dry very quickly leaving little to no odor. The only thing is that it doesnt work dry, so you always have to wet it first which takes some getting used to. I am still not paper towel free, but the Skoy towels are certainly helping.
Comments about Product:I had purchased the 3M kitchen cloths and was so disappointed when they fell apart after a couple uses. These are nothing like that. They are thick and absorbent! A must have in my kitchen and bathroom. I use them for cleaning and have a designated one for the kids (cleaning up baby spit up, etc). The value is great in how many paper towels you will be avoiding. I will be ordering more soon, although the original pack I bought in December is still going strong!
Comments about Product:These towels are in every household in Europe and me growing up there, I used to stock up when I was on travel. My husband was laughing at me because I stuffed my suitcase with these things. I was happy when I discovered similar versions in WalMart many years ago, made by 3M. However, the company clearly decided that the quality was too good because now, they fall apart after a week. When I saw these on this website, I had to buy some and I love them. They are just as good as I am used to back in the old days in Europe. Absorb a large amount of water, easy to clean, you can even bleach them.
Comments about Product:These work beautifully for wet or sticky messes in the kitchen or anywhere in the house. They are very absorbent and sturdy and have held up well to nine months of moderate use. They aren't great for dry messes though because you have to wet them to get them to work. Otherwise the 'towel' is stiff and hard. So you can't use it to say, dust or dry your hands or dishes or wipe cat hair off the counter. I think it's more accurate to call these a cloth or a sponge and as such they work great. For dry messes you'll need some cloth napkins or a dish towel.
Comments about Product:These are exceptional on many levels: cutting cost, reducing waste, superior clean-up ability. These Skoy paper towel replacements sounded good so, because they were on sale, I thought I'd give them a try, not really expecting very much performance out of them. I was wrong! The construction is super sturdy and long lasting. They are HIGHLY absorbant, easy and comfortable to use, easy to clean and resuse, and have already saved so many papertowel usages. Now, instead of grabbing a paper towel for every little wipe down or clean up I grab a Skoy and I am sooooo satisfied. A truly great little product with far-reaching effects and very little cost. I'm VERY happy with these and will definitely purchase them again - if they ever wear out! )
Comments about Product:I was introduced to these cloths on a recent trip to Sweden. So useful and a great product. These work better and help to cut our paper towel usage. Plus you can sanitize these in the dishwasher. Bonus. I will order these again.
Comments about Product:I love these towels for all of my daily cleanup in the kitchen, for the kids and highchairs after meals, etc. I liked the idea of them to curb my (over)use of paper towels adn these definitely didn't disappoint! One piece of advice is that they don't do well in the dryer. They survived, but were more crumpled afterwards and likely will wear down sooner than those that I didn't dry. They still worked great when wet again! I wash them and lay them out on a towel to dry overnight and that works for me!
Comments about Product:These work beautifully and I always have one or two in use and another half-dozen ready for action. I wish I could remember to air dry these, instead of just throwing them in the dryer with everything else -- I think the dryer puts a lot of wear on them. A few have started losing corners (i.e., they've torn off), but overall I adore them.
Comments about Product:I love the skoycloths. I have passed them out to my 'green' friends and they all love them too. I have used mine for over 3 months. I rarely use paper towels anymore (just to wip the dipstick when I check my oil). They are just as easily washed in the dishwasher as in my regular wash and I can sanitze them in my microwave. The Skoy Cloth is now an essential part of my kitchen and cleaning kit.
Comments about Product:I like the Skoy clothes because they are very absorbent. I would like to say that I don't use paper towels any more, but that's not true.I have cut down on their use. I think that the Skoy clothes could replace regular sponges, though not the scrubbing ones. I like the clothes because they are machine washable.
Comments about Product:I love, love, love this product! I'm amazed by how durable this towel is. I purchased my first order in 12/09 and my very first Skoy towel still holds up like it's just been opened. I use it daily & can't live without it. Good riddance to wasteful paper towels :)
Comments about Product:So far I have enjoyed using the Skoy Towels. I can do everything with Skoy that I had previously used paper for and I can reuse and reuse and reuse. I would avoid putting them in the dryer because they come out very stiff and curled.
Comments about Product:I use these for just about everything! I love that you can just throw them in the washing machine. They're super absorbent and wipe up dirt and dust really well too. Thank you for this product!! I am saving lots of trees by using these :)
Comments about Product:Skoy paper towel replacements are possibly the best green purchase I've made, aside from reusable bags. Just wet them, clean, rinse, hang to dry, done, reuse! Microwave wet for 1 to 2 minutes if you're concerned about bacteria, or put them in the washing machine. Normally, I would have gone through 2 1/4 rolls of paper towels cleaning my entire house. I rotated between one package of four Skoy's and 1/4 roll of paper towels, amazing! I probably could've used just one but I was so excited at how well they worked. I gave one to a friend who cleaned all of his camping gear with one Skoy, after camping! I have been giving these to everyone as gifts. I love the colors too. Everyone should own a package or two. These replacement paper towels have put an end to huge bags of trash and huge packages of paper towels, and a money saver too.
Comments about Product:This is partly my fault for not paying enough attention to the reviews before ordering, but this product does not replace paper towels for me. I did not realize that you need to get these "towels" wet before using them, and that they are primarily useful for cleaning. I already use small towels or rags for cleaning. I use paper towels to dry things off (my hands, if I wash them in the kitchen, or produce when I rinse it before cooking, because I don't want to use the same towel I use to wipe off the counter--yuck). For my purposes this product is NOT a paper towel replacement and has sat unused on a shelf since I unpacked my order. I have ordered some People Towels instead as that looks like a more useful product for me.
Comments about Product:I purchased this item knowing that my minimally-green husband would probably not use it. He is going reluctantly into the green movement I used one of these cloths to clean the glass-topped table and stove, which are notorious for streaking. I also used it to clean all of the kitchen appliances. It did a wonderful job of cleaning, and left no streaks on anything. Even my husband was convinced. I am slowly trying to covert other family members to use Skoy for their paper towel jobs.
Comments about Product:These wipes are great! We haven't completely stopped using paper towels, but we have cut down considerably on their use. The Skoy wipes are far better than sponges at wiping up liquids and are useful in the kitchen as dish clothes and for general cleaning of counters, sinks, etc. in the kitchen and bathroom. The varied design colors allow designating each cloth for a specific use. I have given these to several family members and they love them also.
Comments about Product:I have never used reusable paper towels before, but these are everything I had hoped. I like the way they feel and work. I have used them to clean every room in my house! I dust with them, clean mirrors and windows, wipe down my counters, sinks toilets and everything else I can get my hands on. I will but more!
Comments about Product:love these towels. They do not completely replace paper towels, but they can do many of the same jobs. They are a nice size and dry very quickly. Very easy to keep clean. I just throw them into the dishwasher or washing machine whenever I run them. The size is perfect - slightly larger than your hand. Easy to store and convenient.
Comments about Product:I still have regular paper towel around, but I have cut down considerably since buying these. I use them for all kitchen clean-ups. They wash well and hang dry, so I just toss one each day into the laundry and grab another one. Great idea!
Comments about Product:I was skeptical about what this little cellulose square could do but I'm a believer now. These things are amazing and can do so much. They are extremely absorbent, not too little nor too big for just about any job, easy to use, easy to clean/sanitize (laundry, dishwater, or microwave it). Just wet with water and my stainless steel kitchen table is clean and (virtually) streak-free with just a couple of swipes. Cleans off granite counter-tops, wipes down kitchen appliances, cleans up spilled messes and crumbs. Doesn't leave lint behind on glass and mirrors. Retraining the family to use these vice paper towels is the hardest part of this product but once they started using it what is left of the old/last paper towel roll is now collecting dust under the counter. When we have used the last use of the Skoy it goes into the compost bin, zero waste into the environment. Awesome product!!!
Comments about Product:I ordered these hoping we'd give up paper towels. What I like: they dry quickly; the flowers come in different colors so we know which one goes in which room; they are machine washable; they do absorb well. What I don't like: they really shrink up once you've wet them; they stain easily, so even when they're clean, they look dirty. I wish they came in brown or black so you couldn't see the stains so easily (also without flowers on them so they aren't so girly). I don't mind, but when dry, they are very stiff. I hang them on the dishrack to dry, so they are always oddly shaped/bent (until I wet them again and then they become soft). I have to say that using these in place of paper towels is a habit we have to work on. We're not using them all the time yet, but we're getting better. I will likely purchase more in the future.
Comments about Product:These are the BEST! They have completely eliminated my use of paper towels. They are so absorbent I almost can't believe it. Better than a paper towel. I even use it to clean up cat puke (just rinse it out in the sink after) --gross, but it shows you how awesome they are and that you don't have to be dependent on paper towels!
Comments about Product:Love it. They are amazing and leave my black granite streak free with only water. Amazing. I was contemplating getting rid of the granite it was so bad. These litle cloths are amazing!
Comments about Product:I now have one at my sink at all times. cleaning spills is faster, cleaner and so much less wasteful than paper towels. I also use washable microfiber rags, but these pick up more liquid, ring out to dryer faster and are also washable. I now use PT's only for really nasty pick ups since once still has to wipe up after a large messs anyway... great product.
Comments about Product:Count me as a fan of these towels. One thing we like them for is as microwave covers. When they are completely dry, they are stiff with a little bit of curvature. They arch over the bowl and prevent most or all of the splattering. When they are damp, they are soft and flexible and wipe up like a very thick paper towel. Also, they dry quickly so it's easy to rinse, wring out, and set in a good drying spot. In an hour or so, they are bone dry again. They wash in the dishwasher or the washing machine if they're too dirty to just rinse out. Very useful, very practical. I just ordered more.
Comments about Product:I recently ordered two packs of these, but I'm still on the first two cloths (one for the kitchen and one for the bath)from the first pack. They really are sturdy, functional cloths. I sanitize mine by putting them in the microwave for a minute. They do dry rather quickly so they don't seem to become very stinky, even after being used all day as I do with the one in the kitchen. Also, unlike sponges, they don't hold onto a lot of soapy water, so I can use the same cloth to clean/rinse dishes and then move to the counter without having ending up with soapy water all over the counter. Would highly recommend this product!
Comments about Product:These sponge/towels are great. They seem really hardy and withstand repeated wiping and even scrubbing. I keep one on hand to wipe baby's hands after eating. Skoy's have become a part of our kitchen.
Comments about Product:I have been keeping these above the paper-towel rack and I use them for all the tasks previously assigned to paper towels (with the exception of the occasional bug eradication and pet messes). Although I only use paper towels made from recycled paper, the Skoys are helping me save money by using less of those (since they are pricier than non-recycled products). I have been washing them in the dishwasher, which gets them really clean.
Comments about Product:I hate that my boyfriend uses paper towels for EVERYTHING...a while ago he bought me some of those Sham-Wows but the second you wash them they turn to crap...I was looking for Christmas presents and came across these, I asked my very green friend and she said she loved hers so I ordered a set for me and one for my sister & her husband. I LOVE THEM! They scrub really well and therefore hold up much better than a paper towel and I've already thrown one in the washer and it came out perfectly. I love that you can microwave them to make sure no bacteria grows...so far they are perfect! The only thing that I still need a paper product for is cleaning mirrors, but I just use old newspaper so I don't feel too bad. Definitely worth it!
Comments about Product:I gave these reusable towels to my sister and she is giving such high praise, I think I will be buying some for everyone in the family. She especially loves that the towels can go in the dishwasher
Comments about Product:I was really impressed with these. I wasn't sure they would be any better than the normal microfiber cloth we had in our kitchen, but they are...much better. The key is how fast these dry, preventing any bacteria/odor. They are also extremely absorbent. Definitely recommend these!
Comments about Product:I think I've probably already saved at least one roll of paper towels with these and didn't need to buy more sponges. I particularly like being able to sanitize them by washing them in the machine with the laundry.
Comments about Product:These are so cool. I'm really making an effort to use fewer paper towels. The Skoy towels are more like using a paper towel than a rag. They also dry out really quickly, so they aren't sitting there wet all day. I'll be getting some more of these!
5.0 I have tried other versions of replacement paperto
Comments about Product:I have tried other versions of replacement papertowels, but these are by far the best ones. They actually do what they claim - absorb water, clean countertops, wash well. Ignore the rest...buy these!
5.0 My sister gave me a packet of Skoy 3 weeks ago, an
Comments about Product:My sister gave me a packet of Skoy 3 weeks ago, and although I was skeptical at first, I am just amazed by these little guys-- In fact, I haven't used a paper towel since I got them, and I was a paper towel addict. They really do clean things with just water. Also, I spilled a bunch of really brown water from under a houseplant on my white carpet. In the past, that would have been a disaster--complete with souvenir stain. The Skoy towel picked up all the liquid and the hideous stain never had a chance to set. You can't even tell where it happened. Amazing. Because they are cotton and cellulose, the Skoy towels are soft to the touch, so I don't worry about scratching any surfaces. They clean with just water, picking up dirt, etc. with very little effort. They wash clean in the dishwasher or the clothes washer (I've also just washed them in the sink by hand, so that they're ready for action in no time). They don't seem to collect smells that way cloth towels tend to do, either.
5.0 Skoy clothes are a great replacement for paper tow
Comments about Product:Skoy clothes are a great replacement for paper towels and dishrags. They last after several washings and don't take on odors like regular dishrags can. Very absorbant, durable and dry out quickly after use. Highly recommend.
5.0 Am still trying to remember to use these instead o
Comments about Product:Am still trying to remember to use these instead of paper towels for cleaning up spills, etc. They are very sturdy and seem that they will last a long time, use after use. I'll know more when I have actually incorporated them into my daily life -- maybe in about 4 months...
5.0 The Skoy Paper Towel Replacements are fabulous: st
Comments about Product:The Skoy Paper Towel Replacements are fabulous: strong, extremely absorbant, easy to clean, odorless, stain-resistent and they have a slight texture that makes for good scrubbing, even on the ridges on wood or tile floors. Even with extreme use (see below) they retain their shape and condition. A great example of nasty and successful work: we had a jar of molasses leak in the cupboard that we did not notice until it was mostly dry and extremely tacky. Soaked the Skoy towel in warm water and a little glycerine soap and left overnight. By morning, the towel had sucked up nearly all of the dried molasses. A quick final sweep of the shelf with the rinsed Skoy, and it was gone. The amazing thing was that after a hand wash in the sink, the towel was clean, unstained, and completely odor free. I was so pleased with this product that I gave one of mine to my mother. Now she and I will both be ordering more.
Comments about Product:I LOVE my Skoy cloths. We actually received a 4-pack as a party favor at my husbands Christmas party. As a mother of a 10 month old and 2 year old, I am always cleaning up in the kitchen. Countertops, tables, highchairs etc. I was using so many paper towels. I even used it on my glass top stove and it left no streaks. I went to the website to price them because I knew that I wanted to get more and was surprised at how reasonably priced they were. I should have thought of these for Christmas gifts. Maybe next year. To top it off, I love that these were created by stay at-home-moms, like myself. Awesome.
Comments about Product:I got these as a Christmas gift and love them. I will definitely use them for little messes on the counters and floors. My 4 year old loves them. She can wet one, ring it out and then stick it to a wall or cabinet. Good clean fun.