New to Mill Outlets are these microfibre cleaning cloths which are highly efficient at tackling any household chore! Microfibre cloths have so many uses around your home and can be used as dusters, dishcloths, surface cloths, mopping up spills, window cloths or floor cloths and are great for cleaning the caravan or car. They’re available in packs of 12 for the low price of £12.49, making them just a little over a pound each and considering they can last up to 500 washes (my oldest microfibre cleaning cloths are nearly 8 years old and still going) they are extremely economical.
Microfibre cloths work using electrostatic principles (see the ‘technical bit’ below) so there is no need to use harsh chemicals in your housekeeping routine if you don’t want to – saving a little bit of the environment and also saving your money!
Our microfibre cleaning cloths can be machine or hand washed up to 60 degrees and it is recommended you don’t use fabric softener or bleach the cloths as this may reduce their absorbency.
“This material can hold up to eight times its weight in water. Microfiber products have exceptional ability to absorb oils, and are not hard enough to scratch even paintwork unless they have retained grit or hard particles from previous use.
Microfiber is widely used by car detailers to handle tasks such as removing wax from paintwork, quick detailing, cleaning interior, cleaning glass, and drying. Due to their fine fibers which leave no lint or dust, microfiber towels are used by car detailers and enthusiasts in a similar manner to a chamois leather.
Microfiber is used in many professional cleaning applications, for example in mops and cleaning cloths. Although microfiber mops cost more than non-microfiber mops, they may be more economical because they last longer and require less effort to use.
Microfiber textiles designed for cleaning clean on a microscopic scale. According to tests using microfiber materials to clean a surface leads to reducing the number of bacteria by 99%, whereas a conventional cleaning material reduces this number only by 33%. Microfiber cleaning tools also absorb fat and grease and their electrostatic properties give them a high dust-attracting power.
Microfiber cloths are used to clean photographic lenses as they absorb oily matter without being abrasive or leaving a residue, and are sold by major manufacturers such as Sinar, Nikon and Canon. Small microfiber cleaning cloths are commonly sold for cleaning computer screens and eyeglasses.
Microfiber is unsuitable for some cleaning applications as it accumulates dust, debris, and particles. Sensitive surfaces (such as all high-tech coated surfaces e.g. CRT, LCD and plasma screens) can easily be damaged by a microfiber cloth if it has picked up grit or other abrasive particles during use. The cloth itself is generally safer to use on these surfaces than other cloths, particularly as it requires no cleaning fluid. One way to minimize the risk of damage to flat surfaces is to use a flat, non-rugged microfiber cloth, as these tend to be less prone to retaining grit.”
Microfiber, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Microfiber&oldid=423952393 (last visited May 5, 2011).