I think the original was 8x8.I had to go and tweak it to a whopping 12x12. I quickly realized that 12x12 filled with water becomes very heavy and hard to handle. Lesson learned. However ,not wanting to be wasteful I decided to use the cloth till it fell apart.I have been using this one for a full year and still it's not worn out. After I finish the dishes,I wash the sink with baking soda so,it has no stinky odors. I don't have a dishwasher so you can bet this cloth has worked a full 365 days.
This year I'm cutting down on foil . I can never do anything cold turkey so I'm starting with making sure I use every piece more than once. We have recycling in our town so when the foil finally dies it goes in the bin. I know these are small steps but you do what you can.
Of course such good behavior deserves to be rewarded. This is a prezzie from my husband. It's a Viking professional grade mixer with 3 different attachments. What did I do to deserve this?Would you believe I gave him cooking lessons?Yup ,that's all I had to do.After being married for all these years he finally wants to learn how to work in the kitchen. It was his job to cream the butter and sugar. I explained to him that the mixer sometimes overheat and he might have to do the creaming in two steps.We were making chocolate chip cookies. When the job was done he said" wow honey,I don't know how you can get anything done with this piece of s##t " The next day we went shopping for the mixer. I can't wait for the next lesson...................said the hobbit