E-cloths will last for years when cared for properly. Care instructions come with each e-cloth product your purchase, but here is a list of suggestions in case you toss your packaging.
Rinse in warm/hot water. This discards 99% of bacteria. A little soap is ok. Rinse thoroughly. Hang to dry. Any remaining bacteria can’t survive in a dry cloth. Launder in a washing machine about once a week or as needed.
Toilets, raw meat juice, trash cans, floors, dirt, etc. Launder in the washing machine after use.
Warm or hot water. Minimal detergent. With lint-free items only. Preferably in a laundry bag.
No bleach. Bleach breaks down fibers. No fabric softener. Softener clogs the fibers. If you accidentally use fabric softener, rewash with detergent.
e-cloths may bleed so wash separately a few times.
Hang dry or tumble dry. No dryer sheets. With lint-free items only.
10-15 minutes in hot boiling water on the stove for stiff or smelly cloths. A splash of vinegar may be used. Rinse well and/or launder after boiling.
AUTO MITT: Do not boil. Hang to dry.
AUTO DRY & SHINE: Do not boil. Hang to dry.
AUTO SPONGE: Do not boil. Hang to dry.
GLASSES CLOTH: (for eye wear) Hang to dry.
ELECTRONICS CLOTH: Hang to dry.