|Brand||Towels by Doctor Joe|
|Item Weight||4.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.1 x 13.4 x 4.2 inches|
|Item model number||D-16274.5-REDI|
|Manufacturer Part Number||D162745REDI|
Towels by Doctor Joe Think Thick Dark Red 16" x 27" Super Absorbent Car Wash and Detailing Towel, Pack of 12
|Price:||$32.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Heavy weight, 16 inches x 27 inches, towel absorbs water like a mop
- Dark red color allows you color code for specific tasks and is less likely to show stains after washing
- Thick full terry pile absorbs water quickly
- Only need to wash and machine dry one time in order to perfectly break-in this towel
- These towels weigh 4.5 pounds/dozen
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Top Customer Reviews
They aren't bulky so you can more easily use them to clean and dry hard to reach places like the spokes on rims or in small crevices. I use one to buff the wax off my paint's finish and it worked great for that as well. A dry towel easily clears of the hazy film from inside my car windows, and they work well applying Rain-X too. I keep one in my glove compartment in case my windows fog in the humid Florida weather.
I really like the idea of the twelve pack since these towels are so useful. I find them a good value since they appear to be holding up well to heavy use. If you don't mind their plain appearance, I think they work even better in the kitchen than regular dish towels due to their larger size. They soak up spills quickly as well.Read more ›
When I got my towels and that is what I did. Machine washed and dried like usual using no softeners. When I pulled them from the dryer, four of the twelve towels started to rag at the edges. Badly. It's a little disheartening as I can see these will be short-lived towels.
They function well as towels to do what towels do. I use mine for all sorts of misc. housework as well as for the car. I have no complaints there. My only concern is how quickly these towels have started to shred. As I re-washed the used ones, some of those started to rag at the edges too.
Otherwise good towels for those wet, messy jobs.
Really what's not to like about a towel roughly the size of a dish/hand towel that is soft absorbant and inexpensive. I know these are pitched at car detailing towels but I am using them to wipe/dry my dogs feet when he comes in from the outside. (otherwise I have him tracking all kids of stuff throughout the house).
Other great uses would be as a golf towel, a cleaning rag, etc. Really there are a million uses for a towel like this. Probably why Home Depot sells them by the bag. The difference between these and those is that this one is larger and much thicker. Really this is a much better towel.
That said, it isn't suffuciently nice to use as a proper kitchen/bathroom towel. I found the consisitency of the loops to be off, though for a multipurpose towel, one that isn't on display day in day out, that's perfectly fine. Heck, if you don't care about that sort of stuff this would make a fine dish drying towel.
Things to note. The towels are stiff out of the package but soften and plump up nicely after a wash. They also aren't pre-shrunk, though I'm not sure that matters.
Probably my biggest gripe, though not much of one, is that they don't come in smaller packs as finding a use for a dozen towels might be hard for some people. It would be great I think to offer a half dozen at almost half the price. That's really just a nitpick though in the larger scheme of things.
I normally use microfiber towels for utility chores (I get them cheap at the warehouse stores). For some applications these Dr. Joe cotton towels are clearly better. They absorb more water, and do so quicker. Great for drying the car. The size is a good match for car work as well - not too big so that it gets in the way; not too small that you have to go through a bunch before the job is done.
They are not as good as microfiber towels when it came to applying and buffing wax. Microfiber distributed the wax more evenly, and picked it up faster. The cotton towels did well, however, when used for a final buff. The thickness really helps bring out the best shine.
The Dr. Joe towels are also handy in the kitchen - much better for drying dishes and sopping up spills than microfiber. Granted, they are not targeted for kitchen use, but they certainly are up to the task.
The downside is lint. These towels shed like mad in the first wash. There was less shedding in the second and third wash, but it still filled up the lint trap in the dryer. This shedding is also seen when using the towels for cleaning glass - lint stuck to the windshield and side windows, and there was some streaking. Microfiber towels are clearly better for glass cleaning.
My biggest problem was with the hem quality. After only one wash, two of the towels had frayed hems. After a second wash, the number increased to three. I re-stitched the hems on the frayed ones, and will probably do some preventative mending on the rest to (hopefully) stop that from happening.
Overall, a generally decent product but not outstanding.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
nice towel and works well for detailing. Not what I would consider "thick" . After several washings the towels shrunk to 14"x 15", and were much thinner. Read morePublished 24 days ago by t comer
These are great towels. I keep buying them as they are exactly what I like to have and use.Published 2 months ago by C. J. Baldwin
Finally! These towels are thick enough to absorb some water, soft enough to wipe your face with or to buff with and economical enough to actually use. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Max J.
very inconsistent quality of fabric. very disappointing. called and they want me to pay return shipping, Never ordering from hem again.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
They changed their manufacturer again. No more yellow tags. And thinner material.Published 2 months ago by Shane Hutch
Very poor quality. Instructions say to wash and dry prior to using, which is what I did. However, the tags say you can't return them once you wash them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ashley Pim
I use these towels for wash clothes. Great for reaching behind you back. I really don't know if you are supposed to use them for washing you car, but I love them.Published 4 months ago by Richard L.
washed them and had pieces of towel in washer .dryer ,floor washed again seem to be okPublished 6 months ago by JAY A DUNCAN