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Paperless Kitchen Review and Giveaway 10/26 US & CAN

October 9, 2012

As you may know we are doing more and more around here to reduce waste! I recently noticed that we were going through a lot of paper towels. Mostly to clean up spills! Why aren’t we using regular towels? Probably because they are always dirty or we don’t want to get them dirty! In looking for some solutions, I found a great website Paperlesskitchen.com! Among their great selection of products I found that they carry Skoy Cloth. I have heard about them and have wanted to try them so I was very happy when they agreed to let me try them out and share my experience with you!

I was sent a package of 10 cloths with the paperless kitchen logo printed on them! Here is a little info about them:

SKOY biodegradable cloths are an absorbent, eco-friendly alternative to cleaning with paper towels. Rather than being formed from wood pulp that is sourced from the products of deforestation, the natural cleaning cloth fibers used in the production of SKOY products are sourced from natural cotton and cellulose pulp. These paper towel alternatives are free of chlorine and contain only water-based dyes, which are friendlier to the environment than chemical or oil-based colorants.

Just one SKOY cloth can be used enough times to be equivalent to 15 rolls of paper towels, so not only does this natural cleaning cloth protect the planet, but it also saves you money, making it a smart option among paper towel alternatives. SKOY cloths can be easily sterilized in the microwave or washed in the washing machine or dishwasher. When they finally become worn out, SKOY biodegradable cloths can be composted or thrown away, as they will break down quickly, typically within just five weeks following disposal.

They are very similar to the texture of a sponge and are quite absorbent as well. Normally we have a downgrading process for our sponges, it goes like this:

When the dish sponge gets too yucky for dishes it is then our counter sponge. Bumping the counter sponge to bathroom sponge. Then, when its to bad for counters it becomes the bathroom sponge. Bumping the bathroom sponge into the trash.

With the Skoy cloths we don’t need to downgrade anything! The skoy cloth gets microwaved (must be wet) to disinfect. Then when it’s used up as much as I am comfortable with I can throw it away without any guilt because it will biodegrade much more quickly than a sponge and could also be composted!

So, what do I think? I love using these for cleaning the counters! If I had to choose my favorite use for them, that would be it. I was so content using them for that, that I really didn’t experiment with much else. Several weeks in I am still using the same 2 cloths for counters and spills!

The skoy cloths are far more absorbent than paper towels and of course produce no waste. When using them for a spill you must dampen them slightly first. This makes them probably more absorbent than a sponge. This is where I see them replacing 15 rolls of paper towels. I can’t wait to use them for other things. My husband is going to try them out in the garage as well.

Paperless Kitchen is very generous! They are going to give one reader a 10 pack of skoy cloths! That is enough to replace 150 rolls of paper towels! If you want to win enter below

By entering this giveaway you agree to the rules! Winner will be drawn at random and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond to notification before a new winner is drawn. This giveaway is open to the US & CAN. Winner must be 18 or older. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook. All entry methods are optional but each increase your chance of winning! Good Luck!

Here are the entry methods and links. Please use as many or as little as you wish, then fill out the form below only once:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelley Johnsen permalink
    October 9, 2012 10:12 am

    Interesting idea, I am looking into this some more! Thanks 🙂

  2. October 22, 2012 5:24 pm

    I’m pretty sure that I already entered this. Let me know if I didn’t. Please.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    Blogging about Family, Reviews and Giveaways

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