How to Clean Your Microfiber Eyeglass Cloth

What is a Microfiber Cloth?

How to Clean Your Microfiber Eyeglass Cloth

As the name suggests, microfiber cloths are made from very small fibers. If you’re trying to get a sense of scale, microfibers are smaller than a strand of silk. They make the fibers in cotton cleaning cloths seem downright bulky and cloddish but we will show you how to clean your microfiber eyeglass cloth.

Oftentimes they’re made of a blend of polyester and polyamide or nylon. This means the cloth is made of plastic. The polyester and polyamide are combined in such a way that the fibers are split. In addition to creating more fiber surfaces with which to clean, this makes the cloth very porous. When you use microfiber cloth for cleaning, you benefit from both of these factors.

How to Clean Your Microfiber Eyeglass Cloth

Have you ever thought about cleaning the cloth that you use for cleaning your eyeglasses? Sometimes the cloth gets so dirty you can see it. Or it even re-greases your lenses! All the dirt, dust and fat rubs off on the cloth. This is exactly what the cloth is made for. After a while it is so dirty it will not clean your glasses properly anymore. What to do about it?

Microfiber cloths are like magnets for dust, dirt and tiny particles, which is great because that’s what they’re for. When cleaning, a microfiber cloth is like a magnet to dirt and dust, clinging onto the unwanted debris and bacteria. But these special cleaning tools will also need to be cleaned!

The best way to wash microfiber cloths isn’t always the most obvious, and yet knowing how to wash a microfiber cloth is simple and straightforward, and it’s sure to transform your cleaning regime.

There are many ways you can clean your microfiber eyeglasses cloth;

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How to Clean Your Microfiber Eyeglass Cloth Without Water

Simply shake out the dust and dirt.

How to Wash Microfiber Cloths in the Washing Machine

How to wash Your Microfiber Eyeglasses Cloth

METHOD 1

It’s always best to wash microfiber towels on their own, but if you need to run a mixed load make sure it’s only with other non-linting synthetic materials – cotton is one material, in particular, that’s best kept separate from microfiber. Wash on a cool or warm setting with no detergent. Once the cycle is complete, leave to air-dry or dry on a low heat setting in a tumble dryer.

METHOD 2

Use bleach-free detergent, and it should be free from fabric softener. Let the cloth air dry when finished.

Washing the cloth regularly allows that you can reuse it. If you have a high quality cloth it should not be a problem to wash it multiple times. Washing opens the gaps between fibers so it will catch dust and dirt from your glasses again. In addition, micro-fibers are positively charged and this is perfect for dust and dirt which is negatively charged.

Wash the cloth and let physics do the job for you!

METHOD 3

Clean your cloth in the washer using warm water and a gentle liquid detergent. Afterwards, place the cloth in the dryer on low heat with no dryer sheet. Check back in a few minutes as it takes very little time for microfiber to dry.

There are a few rules of thumb you should follow if you use the washing machine to clean your cloth. For starters, you should never use powdered detergents, fabric softener or bleach for microfiber cloth cleaning, nor should you wash your cloth in hot water. You should also never clean microfiber with cotton, as even the most minuscule lint particles can clog the fibers of your cloth, rendering it useless.

How to Wash Microfiber Clothes by Hand

METHOD 1

Hand washing is often the most straightforward cleaning method, and with microfiber cloths all you need is water! Let the dirty microfiber cloths soak in cool or warm (not hot) water, and use your hands to help agitate the towel and release the dirt and grime. Rinse well and let air-dry.

METHOD 2

Use cold water. Add a few drops of mild soap that is bleach-free and which does not contain fabric softener. Let the cloth soak in the soap for a few minutes and then rinse it clean in cold water.

How to Wash Your Microfiber Eyeglass Cloth in the Dishwasher

That’s right. You can wash your microfiber cloth along with your dinner dishes. For the best results, lay your cloth flat on the top rack of the dishwasher. Once the cleaning cycle has run its course, hang your microfiber over your kitchen faucet until it’s dry.

How to Wash Your Microfiber Eyeglass Cloth in the Microwave

Microfiber cloth cleaning can take place in the microwave as long as your cloth isn’t heavily soiled. Simply dampen your cloth and microwave it for 60 seconds. Let the cloth cool before removing it. Once the cloth is dry, it’s ready to clean again.

Top Tips

Microfiber cloths are most effective when used on their own, or with water only. So when washing your microfiber cloths and towels be sure to avoid using fabric conditioner or laundry detergent and always read the manufacturer’s washing recommendations on the packet or label.

  • AVOID Heat
  • DO NOT USE Fabric Softener
  • NO Laundry Detergent

Remember – microfiber cloths and towels work best when they are used on their own, or with water only – you shouldn’t use them with any cleaning products, which could actually stop the microfiber from working as effectively. So, when you wash the cloth, avoid using fabric conditioner or laundry detergent – all you need is water.

Should You Dry Your Microfiber Towel in a Tumble Dryer or Iron It?

No – but if you choose a tumble dryer, then be sure to use it on a low setting. Air-drying your microfiber will not only make it last longer but prevent it from picking up loose particles that often get caught up in tumble dryers and high heat conditions. If you’d prefer to use your dryer, only use on a low or no heat setting and do not mix with non-microfiber materials in the drying process. Never iron your microfiber cloths – the extreme heat of the iron will make the towel much less effective as a cleaning tool.

So now you know how to wash microfiber towels and cloths, it’s time to dig out those microfibers and get cleaning!
Washing microfiber cloth regularly will prevent the dirt and debris that the cloth has attracted from scratching surfaces if used again before cleaning.

 

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