Norwex has lots of great products!!! Some of them are similar and can create confusion about how to properly care for them and when to use them.  The Kitchen Cloth and EnviroCloth are two of awesome products that can often get confused.  This post is designed to remove any confusion and answer any questions you may have.

How are the Kitchen Cloth and the EnviroCloth the same?

  • Both cloths have the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following proper care and use instructions.
  • Both cloths are woven from microfiber that is 1/200th the size of a human hair.
  • These tiny microfibers, that are woven together, pick up even the tiniest particles and trap them between the tiny microscopic spaces between the fibers.
  • Both cloths are embedded with micro silver called BacLock™ which is an antibacterial agent for self-purifying purposes only. The Baclock™ agent inhibits odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth within the cloth.
  • I have sold Norwex since 2006, this is prior to the launch of both the Baclock™ agent and the Kitchen Cloths.  The Enviro cloth stood alone.  Back then, without Baclock™, the Enviro cloth certainly remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following proper care and use instructions.  The incredible microfiber cleans the surface, the Baclock™ agent inhibits odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth within the cloth.
  • Just by using water, surfaces will be streak-free, polished and shiny!
  • They both hold up to seven times its weight in liquid and

How are the Kitchen Cloth and the EnviroCloth different?

The weight and density of the amount of woven fiber woven in these cloths is different.

  • One EnviroCloth has 10 million feet or 3 million meters of microfiber in one cloth.  If unravelled, one cloth would reach from Winnipeg, Canada into the Gulf of Mexico.  The EnviroCloth is woven tighter and is 35% more dense.
  • The Kitchen Cloth does not have the same amount of microfiber and is not woven as densely as the EnviroCloth.
    • As the weight of the EnviroCloth is heavier, it absorbs much more than a Kitchen Cloth.
    • As less fiber is woven into the Kitchen Cloth, the EnviroCloth can clean and pick up more particles… for a longer period of time and off a greater amount of surface area.
    • More Microfiber, means more fibers to pick up dirt, grease and moisture giving more cleaning power.
  • The EnviroCloth comes in 4 great colours, including: grey, red, blue & green.  The Kitchen Cloth is available in an assortment of 7 trendy colours, including: pomegranate, latte, sea mist, salmon, blue, graphite & orchid, plus they have matching Kitchen Towels to complement any home decor.
  • Some homeowners like to colour code their home with the tea towels, using one colour for drying hands and another complementary colour for drying dishes.
  • Use the Kitchen Cloth for light cleaning around your home.  Give your surfaces, including; stainless steel, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, quartz tile, wood and china, a streak-free polish with just a Kitchen Cloth!
  • For heavier cleaning, or as a chemical replacement around your home, I exclusively recommend the EnviroCloth!Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 11.53.20 AM

Mistaken Identity:

  • Given the name, Kitchen Cloth, many homeowners assume this cloth is intended for washing their dishes in soapy water.  That is not the case.  For the best performance and care, I recommend you exclusively use it with water.  Unfortunately, if you regularly submerge the Kitchen Cloth in soapy water, the soap will coat the microfiber and micro silver Backlock™ agent embedded within the cloth, making it ineffective to inhibits odors from bacteria and your cloth may start to smell.  When customers reach out to me, because their cloths smell… this is over 90% of the problem.

How long are the cloths good for?

This has been the riddle I’ve said to my customers since 2006…

When you get a new cloth, write the date on the tag.  When the cloth is two years old, cut off the tag, the cloth is now a rag!

  • Norwex cloths can be reused around your home for up to 10 years. After two years, the EnviroCloth is still effective for detailing the inside of your vehicle, wiping your patio furniture and dusting around the home. But if you want to know for sure that the cloth is being used to its full capability as a chemical replacement and that it still has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following the proper care and use instructions, I recommend you use a cloth that is less than two years old.

Care Instruction:

  • Launder in the washing machine and dryer regularly.
  • Launder with lint-free laundry.
  • Avoid fabric softeners, bleach and other chemical cleaning products.
  • Wash in hot water.
  • For best results use scent-free laundry detergent.

Deep Cleaning Cloths:

  • Put all of your microfiber cloths in a sink or a large pot.
  • Sprinkle a scoop of Norwex UPP Ultra Plus Power Laundry Detergent over the cloths.
  • Pour boiling hot water over the product.
  • Stir a couple times and allow it to soak.
  • Repeat this process until your water stays clean after soaking.

How long does the micro silver last?

The micro silver is embedded into the cloth.  It can not be laundered out and it can not separate from the Microfiber.  Read this post:  How is Silver Embedded?


Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.