Introducing the Zap Cloth… + 7 Best Ways to Use Microfiber Car Cloths for Cleaning the House

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Budget-friendly microfiber car cloths not only shine cars, they easily make every surface sparkle in my home. 

cleaning mirrors with zap cloth microfiber car cloth

Gleaming windows and mirrors are just a swipe away!

Ever clean your counters or stainless appliances, only to see unsightly streaks re-appear right away?  Ditch the paper towels and go with a more eco-friendly and efficient towel called the Zap cloth! These seem to be meant for shining cars, but honestly does a nice job inside the home polishing multiple surfaces!

Heads up: This post is not sponsored. I have been personally been using Zap cloths for several years now and tell everyone I can about how well they work! They happen to be part of my daily cleaning routine and one of my must-have cleaning supplies.

zap microfiber car cloth package

Zap cloths can make surfaces shine by just using water… it’s like magic. ✨ 

If you have a surface that’s clean but maybe has streaks or watermarks, this cloth shines with just water. Simply wet it, wring it out, and wipe any surface. When I clean my house, I use this cloth as the last step to make everything shiny afterward!

Don’t let the basic appearance fool you. These 16×16 inch microfiber car cloths can be used over and over again to clean your dirtiest surfaces leaving them streakless, spotless, and lint-free. At around $4 each, these are such a smart alternative to paper towels and will pay for themselves very quickly!

woman holding two zap cloths

Zap cloths, pack of 3 $9.99

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Here are the best spots around the house I like to use Zap microfiber car cloths!

1. Windows

woman washing a window with microfiber car cloth

Zap cloths easily pick up dust and debris on windows and window sills making it such a versatile cleaning tool to keep in your home. They clean up smudges or fingerprints instantly just with water!

My dogs make nose smudges on this window all day and the Zap cloth easily wipes my windows clean.

2. Mirrors

washing a bathroom mirror

Give the mirror a wipe-down as well for a clear reflection and spotless surface. You won’t believe how great it cleans on mirrors. It’s amazing. All those pesky watermarks disappear instantly.

3. Bathroom and kitchen countertops

cleaning the counters with a car microfiber cloth

Sometimes counters can look cloudy and smudged after cleaning. I have both granite and quartzite counters throughout my home, and Zap cloths do an awesome job of making them look polished and perfect. The shine is brilliant!

4. Glass Showers

cleaning shower doors with car microfiber cloths

Our new glass shower is gorgeous but is sometimes hard to keep clean. After cleaning the shower, I will go back over it with my Zap cloth and it looks super shiny. In between cleanings, we use a small squeegee to keep the water spots to a minimum.

6. Kitchen and bathroom fixtures

cleaning bathroom fixtures with microfiber cloths

In the bathroom, Zap cloths leave chrome and other metal accents gleaming making it perfect to wipe down faucets and fixtures.

7. Glasses and electronics 

cleaning a pair of eye glasses with microfiber car cloth Zap Cloths feel like a giant version of the mini soft cloths you’d use to clean smudges off of reading glasses, making them also handy for that use. I use them to safely wipe down my computer screen too.

woman washing window outside

With all the cost savings and the hassle-free nature of this product, our Hip2Save team loves them!

Here’s what Collin’s sister Bryn has to say about her Zap cloths:

Even after several years of use & abuse, I still use my Zap cloth several times per week to clean all my stainless steel appliances in my kitchen. I love that I literally just add a little water to the cloth and it magically erases all signs of fingerprints and grime. I also frequently use these cloths to clean my eyeglasses – they are seriously like magic!

washing zap cloth in the washing machine

How to clean Zap cleaning cloths for continued use:

  • Machine wash with laundry detergent, or hand wash with dish soap in warm water.
  • Using bleach will shorten the life of your cloths.
  • Also, do not use fabric softener. Fabric softener leaves a film on the cloth and decreases its effectiveness.
  • Hang to dry for the best results.

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 39

  1. Karen

    I ordered mine, I’m going to give them a try…!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Hoping you love them too, Karen!

  2. Elizabeth

    I’m thinking this is probably like a Supercloth, but less expensive. May have to try it. I LOVE my Supercloth. It would be interesting to compare. I especially like having the kids use this instead of inhaling all those chemicals.

  3. Allison

    Does anyone have experience with how these compare to Norwex cleaning cloths? I haven’t used Windex in years since I first purchased Norwex but I also feel like they don’t work quite as well as they once did…. the price is certainly better on these!

    • Bluebell

      Others wash their cleaning rags with their regular clothes or towels? I just wash all the rags/ bath rugs together. Or maybe it’s just me? 😜

      • Ana

        nope, it’s not just you 🙂

      • Lindsey

        I think these instructions are Norwex specific.

      • Juliee

        Bluebell: you are not alone! I would never wash cleaning rags with the rest of the regular laundry!!

  4. Elizabeth M

    Oh it’s like Norwex!

  5. Michelle

    Better than Norwex, guys! You don’t have to “wax on wax off”. 😂 It’s just one cloth, one wipe and done!

  6. Karen

    I have the wet it cloths for my kitchen countertops and things and they are fabulous, I got them off of GMA deals and steals one day and I’ve just recently bought another pack of them they are so wonderful, They are kind a like a shami that you would use on the your car they’re fabulous…!!! I’m sure these or something similar to them, and if so I’m sure I will love them…!! Thanks for the tip hipsters…!!✌️🤪

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! How neat! SO glad you have been loving them, Karen! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  7. Astrid

    Are these comparable to the Norwex stuff?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I have a purple Norwex cloth and unpopular opinion: I didn’t think it was worth it. Now, these probably don’t have the antibacterial component that I believe Norwex does, but in my own opinion work just as well if not better for polishing , and much less!

  8. Lora

    Right. I’m thinking these are more like polish/shine cloths. You would still have to use some type of cleaner for bathroom faucets and such.

  9. Jessica

    This is what makes Hip2Save so amazing and so dangerous. I had no idea I needed these until today! Keep up the good work!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Jessica! 💖 Hope you love these too!

  10. Lisa

    I was just about to ask that.

  11. Karen

    Jessica, hahahahahahah I fell the SAME way…!!! Too funny…!!! I spend more on my Amazon credit card now than anything, LOL

  12. Amber (Hip Sidekick)

    Thanks, Charlotte! I’m seeing that now as well. Just updated!

  13. Blue

    These sound just like my wipe & glow cloths. I have one for dusting, one for windows & mirrors and one for chrome. Just wet, wring out and wipe. If you are still seeing streaks after wiping glass, you may need to rinse it out or wash it. They do get dirty. I just wash mine with my regular clothes. Nothing too linty. I’ve been using them for over 5 years and love them.

  14. Lara

    I’ve been using something similar to these cloths for years. A friend from church gave me one to try and it is amazing. I usually cut it in half, one for upstairs, one for downstairs. Haven’t used windex in years. People have been asking me how I keep my windows so clean. Unfortunately I don’t have a name for my cloths, she sells them to me in a ziplock bag. I would give the ones from amazon a try.

  15. patricialavenz-goff

    I use newspaper like my oma taught me. Might give this a try as I have amazon cash from surveys to spend.

  16. Patch

    A group I belong to sold these as a fundraiser. Everyone loved them and we sold tons!

  17. Nana Donna 2 6

    About 6 years ago I was tempted to purchase the Norwex cloths, but I just couldn’t bring myself to paying the cost of them plus tax plus shipping. So I googled for something comparable and found e-cloth. They are very similar to Norwex cloths but at a fraction of the cost. I love them! I might try these, however, for comparison. If H2S team recommends them, then they’ve got to be good!

  18. JD

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    As another stated just use newspapers for a streak free clean. No need for windex either—white vinegar and water spray works great. Don’t throw away white cotton undershirts. Cut in squares and use for cleaning rags. Cheap and no lint left behind. Save your old dryer sheets to use for dusting your window sills and grabbing pet hair from your clothes.

  19. lee ann

    I know you commented months ago but I just saw this post. I’m assuming these cloths are the same as Norwex and E-cloth brands. They do actually clean w just water. I know Norwex for sure sanitize and is antibacterial It’s crazy really. I’m hoping these are the same tkk

  20. IrishND98

    Had these for years. Love them.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks for sharing 👏

  21. CJ

    Just curious, how are these different from any other microfiber cloths? Do they have any Chemical added to them or just a cloth made from microfiber? Thanks! ☺️

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi CJ. It actually feels very different than the typical microfiber cloth because it’s considered “zero fiber,” I found this on their site.
      “Made from special yarn that is 0.1 denier, Zezo-Fiber fabric is an ultra-fine, advanced generation of microfiber referred to as microfilament. This microfilament is extremely fine, light-weight, strong, durable, and is virtually lint-free. Made from 70% Polyester, 30% Polyamide (nylon) single fiber, the Zap Cloth Zezo-Fiber fabric is approximately 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk.”
      Hope that helps!

      • CJ

        That very much helps, Lina! ☺️ In the cart they go!!! 😁

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Oh cool! Let us know what you think!

  22. Joni Elizabeth

    I love it for y stainless steel appliances. I cut them in half… I think they are too big…so I get twice as many! Great product!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing that tip and how you use yours, Joni! 🥰

  23. Silja

    Will definitely give them a try, I hate cleaning windows so this might make me love doing it more often then I do hahaha

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Ya it is sort of FUN! LOL

  24. anom

    Just curious. When on Amazon, there are other same towels but the packaging has different colors on the outside, blue, pink and the orange shown. Is there any difference to the actual cloths?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! Sorry for any confusion. ❤️ Are you asking about the other suggested purchase options further down the product page? It seems those may be a bit different and sold from a different seller. Hoping that helps! 🥰

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