Tea towels are indispensable in the catering trade! Whether for drying, for polishing or for removing small mishaps: Tea towels from ERWIN M. are perfectly adapted to the requirements in the catering kitchen.
The areas of application for dishtowels in the catering kitchen are many and varied:
Do not use dishtowels to dry your hands! Otherwise, cross-contamination with the food may occur. Always use a separate towel for hands.
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Dishtowels have to withstand a lot in everyday gastronomy. That's why good tea towels are hard-wearing and robust. They are also absorbent and low-linting. To ensure that your kitchen is always hygienic, dishtowels from ERWIN M. are easy to clean and can be washed at high temperatures.
Tea towels are available in a variety of materials. Depending on the material and composition, some tea towels are more suitable for some things than others. Therefore, you should equip yourself with tea towels for all areas.
Dishtowels made of cotton are the classic among dishtowels. No wonder, because cotton is not only very robust and absorbent, but also easy to clean. You can dry pots, pans, porcelain and earthenware well with cotton cloths. More delicate materials such as fine porcelain and glasses, however, should rather be dried with a linen or half-linen cloth, as they scratch easily. On the other hand, cotton cloths are good for wiping up spilled liquids thanks to their high absorbency.
Dishtowels made of pure linen are particularly lint-free. Therefore, they are perfect for polishing glasses and cutlery. In addition, linen towels are very absorbent and do not leave streaks on your glasses. The material is easy to clean and can be washed at high temperatures.
Would you like to combine the advantages of linen and cotton in one tea towel? Then tea towels made of half-linen are a good choice. Like cotton tea towels, they are very absorbent. Thanks to the linen content, however, they are still low lint, robust and tear-resistant. Tea towels made of cotton and linen blend have a very soft feel and retain it even if they are washed frequently. You can use half-linen cloths for drying plates and cutlery as well as for polishing glasses.
Microfibers are very fine synthetic fibers. Due to the nature of the material, microfiber tea towels absorb more liquid than tea towels made of natural materials. Therefore, they are not only suitable for drying, but also for polishing and removing small lime or grease stains. Another advantage: microfiber dishtowels dry very quickly.
New dishtowels often have not yet reached their full absorbency. Therefore, wash them once or several times at the specified maximum temperature before use.
A pit cloth is a tea towel made of cotton or half-linen. Due to the higher weave density and the coarse structure, pit cloths are particularly robust. They are also well suited for covering food: they are impermeable to dust and other dirt.
Hygiene is very important when it comes to tea towels. That's why you can wash ERWIN M. tea towels at high temperatures without exception. This way your tea towels are always clean and hygienic.
Hygiene is the be-all and end-all in the catering kitchen. That's why you should change your dishtowels at least once a day. Dishtowels that have been used to soak up spills or are heavily soiled, of course, replace them more often.
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