Welcome to my Mr. Siga microfiber cleaning cloth review.
Having a lint-free towel or rag to use on cast iron is essential (unless you prefer paper towels).
There is nothing worse than seeing tiny pieces of lint on your pan after drying or coating it with oil.
You probably know what I’m talking about.
Lint is even more likely to happen when your cast iron isn’t smooth.
But what can you do about it?
Do lint-free towels really work?
Let’s find out about one such cloth that claims to be lint-free.
A Mr. Siga Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review
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Product: Reusable microfiber cloth
Brand: Mr. Siga
Price: See Amazon
Material: 85% polyester, 15% nylon
Color: yellow, green, pink, blue
Size: 12.6″ x 12.6″
Cleaning: Machine wash, tumble dry, no fabric softener or bleach
Made in: China
Warranty: Amazon offers free returns for any reason, new or used
Great for: everyday cleaning, dusting, windows, mirrors, absorbing liquid, no lint or streaks
What is a Microfiber Cloth?
A microfiber cloth is a combination of polyester and polyamide (a byproduct of nylon) fibers. These fibers are smaller than a strand of silk. They are also split, creating a better surface for dust and dirt and even bacteria to cling to when cleaning. Additionally, microfiber is porous, which means it’s very absorbent and dries quickly. For no streaking, this type of cloth is best used dry or damp rather than soaking wet. And the polyester in the fabric makes it suitable for cleaning up grease without added cleaners.
A Little About Mr. Siga
Mr. Siga is a leading global manufacturer of cleaning tools that was established in May 1997. Their warehouse is located in China, where they develop and manufacture all of their products.
They seek to develop high-quality cleaning products such as mops, brooms, cleaning brushes, sponges, and cloths. Interestingly, they have their own design team.
Mr. Siga’s mission is to simplify and make housework easier as well as make the Earth a cleaner place.
One thing I found interesting and maybe a bit offensive to some is their description of who they are: “Mr. Siga is one of the leaders in the field of cleaning tools and also is capable of realizing the global housewives’ dream of doing housework in an effortless way.”
And they claim to be the global housewife’s choice.
That being said, I’m here to review the product, not pass judgment on the manufacturer.
So let’s move on to answering some of the questions you might have about this cloth.
Answering Your Questions
What else can I use these microfiber cloths for?
Lots of things:
- TV/Computer/Phone screens
- Removing eye make-up
- Acrylic tanning beds
- Car Detailing
- Washing your face
I’m sure there are more uses, but these are the ones I came across or use personally.
And, in case it makes a difference to you, Mr. Siga also makes cloths specifically designed for glass.
Can you give me more specific washing instructions?
At merry maids, a professional cleaning service, they say wash in warm water with a gentle liquid detergent (no powders), dry on low heat with no dryer sheet, and only for a few minutes.
Others are all over the place when telling how they wash their Mr. Siga cloths.
Some wash in cold water, others in warm, and some in hot. And all claim to have no issues with the cloth’s performance.
One person said that hot water opens up the fibers and releases the dirt and lint on them.
What I know from using Norwex antibacterial microfiber cloths for years is I occasionally washed them in extra hot water to fluff them up. I even boiled them in a big pot a couple of times because a representative told me it plumps them back up.
Generally, I don’t dry them all the way but put them in the dryer for ten minutes on low heat and then let them air dry the rest of the way.
Plus, I have wool dryer balls made explicitly for combatting static.
But I don’t think any of what I do is necessary.
However, what is necessary, is not to use fabric softener or dryer sheets as that will interfere with its ability to clean. Softeners break down the fibers.
But I did read something that you may find helpful:
When unable to use dryer sheets, throw in a crinkly ball of foil (messy, not tight). The foil will get tight while drying. And your microfiber will fluff up. I’m not sure if it takes care of any static, though. Just be careful because the foil will initially be very hot. Once it cools down, you can make it crinkly again and reuse it the next time.
Do these cloths smell after use?
They claim not to, but I noticed a smell after using it for a few days. But with twenty-four of them, it isn’t really a problem.
Still, most of my experience is with Norwex, and because they didn’t smell was a huge factor in why I chose microfiber.
Can I cut these cloths in half or fourths if I want them smaller, or will they fray?
I cut one of mine and it frayed. So, I ended up throwing it away.
Do I need to wash them before using them the first time?
Washing first is mainly a preference but not necessary. I did wash mine first, though.
Are Mr. Siga cloths anti-bacterial?
They don’t claim to be, so I doubt it.
On the other hand, all Norwex products are antibacterial if that is important to you. But keep in mind that Norwex is more expensive too.
Can I use cleaners and cleaners with bleach with this product?
Yes, several people said they used both and had no problems.
Just make sure you rinse out the cloth when you finish using it.
Mr. Siga says not to wash with bleach but doesn’t say why.
Several people wanted to know if the colors bled, but everyone said they didn’t.
Unfortunately, they stain quite easily, and the stain didn’t come out when I washed it.
How long do they last?
Some microfiber cloths can last up to 500 washings, according to merry maids. “Unfortunately, they don’t last forever; at some point, microfiber cloth cleaning won’t have the same revitalizing effect it once did. You’ll know it’s time to bid your current cloth adieu when it’s no longer cleaning or picking up dust like it once did.”
On the other hand, it will still be lint-free and good for cast iron drying or oiling.
How to Clean Microfiber Cloths
What Others Are Saying
There were so many positive reviews. Here are the types of things people are saying:
“These are by far the favorite kind I’ve used for cleaning houses.”
“The price can’t be beaten.”
“There is NO LINT when you dry or wipe things down.”
“I can designate each color for certain things.”
“They are thicker, but the edges don’t curl up.”
“Great for cleaning your face.”
“I will buy them again.”
“Great for dusting.”
“Doesn’t leave any streaks or lint on the window glass.”
“My cleaning chores are so much easier now.”
“Works great on stainless steel.”
“They do fantastic when I wipe down window sills.”
“Very absorbent and easy to wring out.”
“I use these instead of paper towels or wet wipes.”
“If only they were a little bigger.”
What Did I Think?
I must say, I was a tiny bit disappointed.
Because I was used to Norwex, Mr. Siga didn’t compare. However, Norwex is expensive, and I don’t want to keep replacing mine every two years. Fortunately, I am finding other uses for the Mr. Siga cloths, and they are not going to waste.
I also don’t like that they are made in China, but I’m sure I have many things made in China and don’t even know it.
The price is right.
And they are very absorbent and wring out well.
However, they didn’t dry as quickly as I thought they would.
I had to switch the cloth out after several uses because I detected an odor.
Most importantly, though, they are lint-free as advertised.
I thought that would be enough, but microfiber is also static and that can be a bit problematic on cast iron. It has a tendency to get caught on the textured surface.
So, do I use it on my cast iron?
As far as having a lint-free cloth to dry and oil cast iron, I sometimes use Mr. Siga for drying (but also an old Norwex cloth), and an old lint-free dishcloth for oiling.
I quit using paper towels, though (which was my goal).
Well, mostly anyway. I still drain my bacon on a paper towel and then clean out any excess grease in the pan with the same paper towel.
Since it’s necessary to dry cast iron and sometimes add a bit of oil after cleaning, being able to use a lint-free cloth makes it easier and more cost-effective.
As far as Mr. Siga goes, and based on the high reviews, I can say I recommend these microfiber cloths, but not necessarily for drying and oiling cast iron.
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- Excellent reviews and high ratings on Amazon
- Many cleaning uses
- Great price
- Lasted a few days before smelling
- Having different colors allows you to designate specific cloths for specific jobs
- Made in China
- Smaller than other microfiber cloths
- take a bit more thought when washing and drying
I hope you have enjoyed my review of Mr. Siga’s microfiber cloths.
As far as finding a lint-free towel for cast iron, I would say this cloth is okay.
But I think it is better than okay as a cloth in general.
In this review, I answered some common questions you might have and told you what others thought of this product.
You learned a little about the company and what a microfiber cloth is.
As always, there are pros and cons, but overall, I would say this product is a good value, and I recommend it for general use.
However, I would rather have something less static for cast iron.
So, what do you think of the Mr. Siga lint-free microfiber cloth?
Would you use it on cast iron? Or as a general cleaning cloth?
If the answer to either of the last two questions is yes, consider getting your own set.