White William Sonoma Kitchen Towel with Grey Strip Design
The waffle weave makes these both absorbent and durable. Yes, they’re a bit more expensive than some of these other options, but you won’t need to buy new towels for years; they’ll transition nicely into rags when they’re too ratty for the kitchen. In general, here are some rules to live (and shop) by if you’re looking for dish towels that absorb water well: Go cotton instead of linen. Linen tea towels are pretty hanging on a kitchen hook, but they don’t do the job nearly as well as cotton towels. Look for a waffle or basket weave. Wash your dish towels a few times before using them. This may seem wasteful, but it will help.