I didn’t think so. And I wouldn’t have, either — and then Jessie left a comment on Sour Smelling Dish Rags about this neat “camping” dishrag that just doesn’t stink. And you can see from the dirt that it’s not fresh from the laundry. I’m serious, there’s no smell!
It’s called a Scrubr and available online from Amazon:
The company says that it’s made from a “non-absorbent material” — seems like thin spun plastic to me. In addition to the no stinky quality, I like it as a great dishcloth:
- It dries really quickly, I’d say under 10 minutes (of course, it’ll depend on temperature and humidity)
- It has a bit of a “scrubby” texture to it so stuck on food comes off easily, but it’s soft enough to be almost as flexible as a rag.
- Nifty little elastic loop to hang it up if you want.
This is one of those item that’s not just great on the boat, it’s great in any kitchen. The only thing to note about it is that it’s not absorbent, so you can’t use it to wipe spills up. You still need a bar towel or rag for that!
By the way, they also make a washcloth (face and body) that’s similar — not as rough, but also just doesn’t pick up that stink! (Full disclosure: the manufacturer, Lunatec, sent me two for evaluation.) I’ve been using one for the last several weeks and love it. The texture is soft enough to be comfortable, yet rough enough to remove dead skin (my complaint with microfiber travel wash cloths is that they’re too “silky” to really clean). Highly recommend them, too (even if they’re not really a galley item)!