Like for example the Flour Sack towel. These are super practical to have around. They are lint free and absorbent. They are perfect for absorbing grease. I've read that people who switch to cloth still keep emergency paper towels around, which I think is a great idea. They often use paper for absorbing grease from sausage or bacon. You don't have to do that anymore. Just designate at least one towel as the grease towel. The neutral colored flour sack towels below would be perfect for the job. These towels won't leave fuzz balls of any kind on your food.
Okay while were still on the topic of absorbing grease you could always get the towel that looks like a piece of bacon, which is sure to help you remember that it's used for just that purpose. Isn't it fun?
I'm looking forward to getting a set of these large unpaper towels from Juniper Seed Mercantile. What I've got from them so far was such great quality and so easy to keep looking clean. You can't go wrong with basic cotton, unbleached towels.
I've also read positive reviews of these restaurant quality napkins. Just a little bit of polyester helps keep the stains from setting. According to one mom they are a great quality and value for her family of 4.
The next few towels are practical in the sense that they are great references. In case you can't find your favorite brownie or cookie recipe just follow the directions on your kitchen towel.
Or if you want to impress your guests with a fancy cocktail this towel tells you the ingredients, tools and basics you need to know. This would be a nice addition to a bar cart.
Finally check out this towel. It's magnetic! I can't tell you how helpful this would have been throughout my life. Like when I was in college to have one handy on the mini fridge. Or when we lived in our first tiny townhouse. I mean space is a premium and to be able to just throw your towel on the fridge is awesome.
Which towel is your favorite? Do you already have some that work for you and your family everyday?