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How To Clean Kitchen Fabrics

Posted on October 14, 2022 by Steven Toltz

Keeping your kitchen clean during the holiday season can be tough, but it’s even more difficult to keep all of your kitchen fabrics clean and looking good. When you’re cooking for large groups, hosting cocktail parties, and helping frost cookies and baste turkeys, kitchen counters aren’t the only things getting soiled. Aprons, kitchen towels, oven mitts, and more become dirty, caked with food grime, and spotted with stains. 


Related: The Secret to Removing Wine Stains

Want to know how to keep your kitchen fabrics clean? Here’s how.

How to Clean Aprons

To get grease and grime out of your kitchen apron, first, you’ll need to take into account what kind of material your apron is made from. Most kitchen aprons are made out of cotton, the better to withstand heavy washings. If your apron is stained, you’ll need to address the stains first, otherwise, you’re going to just let the existing stains set and become permanent. If you’re worried about knowing how to properly treat a stain on your apron, you should bring your apron to a professional laundry service. They’ll be able to assess what kind of stain it is and figure out the best way to eliminate it.


Read more: How to Prevent a Spot From Becoming a Permanent Stain 

How to Clean Kitchen Towels

Kitchen towels are the workhorse of the cooktop—they’re used to dry clean dishes, mop up sudden spills, take hot pans out of ovens, and even scrub away at caked on stovetop spills. It’s no wonder why they get gross over time. But did you know that there’s an easy way to keep your kitchen towels in better shape? When you’re through with your kitchen towels—provided they’re made of a versatile material like cheesecloth or cotton—you can soak them in a mixture of white vinegar and warm water for fifteen minutes before throwing them into a regular wash load.  

How to Clean Oven Mitts

To get caked on messes out of thick oven mitts without shrinkage or damage to the oven mitt, we recommend spot cleaning first. Then, take a look at the stain left behind. If you can suss out what it is, you can attempt to treat it yourself. Otherwise, if you’re concerned about setting the stain instead of ridding the stain from the fabric, bring it to a professional laundry service. 


These are just a few ideas for how to clean and care for your kitchen fabrics, especially during the high traffic times of the holiday season. If you’re not sure how to best handle your kitchen linens, rest assured that our expert team at Dependable Cleaners will take good care of your kitchen linens of all types. Just drop them off at one of our convenient locations all over Colorado.