Updated September 30, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Flour Sack Towels

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Bring back the good old days of baking in grandma's kitchen with these flour sack towels. Perfect for drying hands and dishes, covering rising dough, and wiping up messes, they’re sure to bring a classic, vintage feel to your cooking space. Thanks to their thin build and soft texture, they’re also great for dusting furniture or for crafts, such as screen printing and embroidery. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best flour sack towel on Amazon.

10. Sticky Toffee Cotton

9. Premia Classic Herringbone

8. Nina and Baddow Organic

7. Maison d' Hermine

6. Aunti Em's Vintage

5. Liliane Collection

4. Zeppoli Ring Spun

3. Now Designs Set of Three

2. Aunt Martha's 33 x 38 inch

1. Utopia Kitchen 12 Pack

Special Honors

Williams Sonoma Flour Sack Towels These oversized towels are woven from unbleached cotton that is extra soft, super absorbent, and free of lint. They’re an environmentally friendly alternative to paper towels, and are great for anything from drying dishes and glassware to straining foods and covering rising bread dough. They come in a set of four and are machine washable. williams-sonoma.com

Crate & Barrel Set of 3 Though these cotton sheets are great for wiping dishes dry, they also can serve as a reusable alternative to cheese cloth, as well as a strainer for meat stock. They also work great as a bread basket liner or a filter when you’re making yogurt or cheese. They come in solid white, at a budget friendly price of less than $10 per pack. crateandbarrel.com

Editor's Notes

September 26, 2019:

When you’ve got a full rack of dinnerware to dry by hand, you’ll want multiple sturdy dish towels to handle the job. Flour sack towels are a reliable option, since they’re large in size and will cover a lot of ground. They also double as a means for covering a bowl of rising dough and gently drying tender herbs and berries. They’re even useful for dusting since their soft texture won’t scratch wood surfaces.

In this update, the Now Designs Set of Three edges into the top three options. This popular choice comes in a wide array of bold, solid color choices, as well as clever patterns featuring checkers, berries and other fruit, penguins, farm animals, and more. They’re sure to add a fun pop of color to any kitchen. Their attractive packaging makes for a nice housewarming or hostess gift. (For other whimsical selections that would make for nice presents, look to the Sticky Toffee Cotton and the Maison d' Hermine.)

The Utopia Kitchen 12 Pack move into the top spot in our selection. These no-nonsense towels feature sturdy, machine-stitched edges and can hold up for years of use. They can double as a means of covering a hot bowl of food or covering bread dough during the proofing process.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on September 30, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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