I don't even have to test it out to tell you that I already love this product. I already own 4 of these in grey, and I've been meaning to get more. These things are wonderful!!! I've been using these for about a year and a half now. I bought mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, this size is $4.99. I've seen the cream in a bigger size, and they do come in other colors. I used coupons to buy each of mine. BB&B coupons have an expiration date, but they always take expired coupons so don't throw them out and you can use multiple coupons in a transaction.
I use these when I take my dishes out of dishwasher and they are still a little wet. I put the dishes on the mats to air dry. I always have 2 Original Dish Mats on my counter. I don't use the drying cycle on my dishwasher, 1) to save energy, and 2) because I have toddlers and the drying cycle melts the plastic cups and bowls that we use alot. These are also perfect for those dishes, pots, and pans that you have to hand wash. I usually can't find my dish towel because one of the toddlers has run off with it so I just put the hand washed items on one of these and it absorbs all of the water within seconds. Then I can come back after I've found a clean towel and finish the job. They also perfect for delicate items like Grandma's China Platter that comes out for special occasions and needs to be handled with care. These mats are are thin but cushioned from the microfiber making them perfect for delicate China, or Stemware.
These mats are machine washable, which is why I have 4. I can wash 2 while I'm using the other 2. You can hang them up to store them, or lay them flat which I how I store them on top of my crockpot box in the pantry. As I said I already had 4 of these and plan to buy atleast 2 to 4 more.
I love these mats!
Some additional info:
Introducing The Original™ Dish Drying Mat!
The new solution to the age old tradition of placing dish towels on the counter when hand-washing pots, pans, dishes and glassware. Hardworking and super-absorbent, the Dish Drying Mat protects countertops and dishes, dries fast and stores easily. Discover the exciting range of “The Original” products hre.
· Holds 4 times its weight in water
· Cushions delicate dishes and stemware
· Machine washable and highly durable
· Folds and stores easily
· Has multiple uses: try it underneath your dish drying rack in place of the plastic drain board. Place it underneath your appliances (mixer, blender, etc.) to protect your counter top from scratches and scuffs
Care:For best results, allow The Original Dish Drying Mat to thoroughly dry between uses. Frequently machine wash, with like colors, in cold water with a liquid detergent , and before first use. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not use bleach, fabric softener or dryer sheets.
CAUTION:The Original Dish Drying Mat should not be used as a pot holder, oven mitt or hot pad.
Where to BuyThe Original Dish Drying Mat is available exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Suggested retail price: $4.99
*Also available in an Extra Large Size 18” x 24” for $7.99!