I bought 40 huck towels from Canadian Cleaning Supplies last summer/fall and loved them. Last month I bought another 20. This last batch cost a little less but I hate them. Not as thick, more open weave, more linty. I asked the guy at CCS if anyone has complained about the quality and he tells me it’s just the opposite. “Everybody loves these” he says, “more absorbent than before.”
I point out the very open weave and he suggests that’s what make them more absorbent. I personally feel that more fibre will absorb water versus openness (open=space, a void).
All I know is that I can almost do a whole int of a house using [B]one[/B] older style huck towel where I’d need 3-4 of the newer style ones because they are soaking wet too fast. Moisture seams to sit on the surface of the towel as opposed to being absorbed.
Bottom line, does anyone else have this problem and does anyone know where I can get the thicker, more absorbant style. I didn’t see any on the WCR store.
Sounds like bunk to me! How can less fibers and more air (open weave) hold more water? Microfibers seem to hold more and they are tight and micro. I bought some from 101 instead of DSC and use them for everything but windows because they suck. I ordered a big box from DC and I’m very happy with them.
I have to say that these low pile micros have me addicted… crack cocaine for window cleaning for sure. I know Unger’s is probably every bit as good and I’ve see lots of others with the same weave, but the price is good and they are really durable.
from my experience washing my sons cloth diapers which are fleece with a microfiber insert…wash with a all natural soap which you need very little of since your towels will have soap absorbed in them anyhow, rinse very well, twice even. dry without fabric softener, use dryer balls instead.
i personally use surgical towels and love em. i cannot stand the feel of microfiber towels in my hand…i guess im weird
I bought 100 huck towels last Fall (2007) from Canada Cleaning Supplies and mine too are exactly as you describe. I bought 100 of them from CCS a few years ago and they still ROCK, but the latest ones are brutal, my employees hate them.
I too am looking for an alternative source or maybe I’ll switch to “surgical” towels or go to microfibers, the only thing I don’t like about the microfibres are the cost. Anyone know a good online site to buy them from?
With regards to Good SOAP, I use CHARLIE’S SOAP, you can buy a bucket
(1300 loads) for about $140 (shipping incl.) (I live in Canada). I bought it in September 2006 and have only used 2/3rds of it and we clean our babies cloth diapers with it too. Here’s the link to their site http://www.charliesoap.com/
Big Shiny Windows
Deep River, ON Canada
Thank you Brad. Good to know it’s not just me that thinks this latest batch sucks.
One question tho, You are the second person to say you’ll try surgical towels instead. I thought [B]Huck[/B] towels are [B]Surgical[/B] towels? Even in the CCS catalog it say [I]“Huck Towels, new highly absorbent blue surgical towels…”[/I]