Also they don't keep their lovely softness after a few washes, another qvc con item.
I have a collection of cloths a hot wash for all of them no fabric conditioner and a good spin no problems
That's how I do it. My white cotton cloths that I use for cleaning loo/sinks/floor etc., get a soak in nappy sanitising liquid first. I probably don't need to do that but old habits die hard.
I've been shocked at how hard it's been to get my supermarket version of Milton since March. It's not really something you can stock up on as it loses effectiveness over time. I just wonder what people were doing before Covid.
I've always been careful as I could relapse if I get ill (plus I'm a card-carrying OCD germophobe). I had Noro years ago and was quite ill with it and never want that again. I looked into ways to prevent getting it again and discovered that it's very difficult to kill with alcohol - a quick squirt 'n' rub that I see many people doing as they come out of shops won't do it. Hence my discovery of electrolysed water brands, finally settling on Dew.
Sorry, I'm banging on again. I'd be very interested to hear if you could cure that particular cloth, Strato. It would be a last option for me before giving up and binning it, but you could try a bleach soak.
Re the smell, just found this on the QVC page - - - -
These cloths whilst absorbent take forever to dry. The only way I can dry them is to hang them outside on the line. I don’t have a tumble dryer and left to dry naturally, it takes so long they end up smelling nasty.
I use one just for drying the bath every day, and even after only one use (after a machine wash) it stinks when damp. The bath is almost clean, with no scum etc, and it has never happened with other microfibres cloths I've used for the bath.
The first time, I spent ages checking all the drains, putting bleach down the plug holes etc, until I realised it was coming from the cloth.
Now I have to take it outside because of the smell.
I wish QVC would let you amend a review, as my original one was good.