I'm not a prolific cook, but I do spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen, which of course includes cleaning up messes. I use at least one dish towel every day, wiping up spills, drying cleaned items, and using them to grab hot things off the stove or out of the oven. I need towels that aren't too thin and are highly absorbent. These Zeppoli towels have been great. I've had them for a few months now, and they have performed very well. They're soft and soak up various wet substances very well. They're easy to throw in the washer and dryer, and they've been holding up well under multiple uses (see photo of grey towel). They have not shrunk or become significantly thinner due to lost lint. I even gave a few to my mother to share, as this packet comes with a generous twelve towels. As they are black/white and grey, they will coordinate with almost any décor. The fact that I have a black and white motif in my kitchen is a bonus. I have ceramic dishware and a glass stovetop, and the towels have not caused any scratching at all. I've been very happy with this set and definitely recommend it!