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Cold towels!!!

Eliza Doolittle's picture
Eliza Doolittle

Am I just ultra sensitive?

I bought tons of lovely towels for both bathrooms in our new place. I decorated all around their colours.

When I get out of the shower and wrap those lovely fat towels around my (aged) wet body,[B] THEY ARE ICE COLD AND CLAMMY!!![/B]

What is with that?!!! They are good cotton towels. They are clean and dry and hanging up. They are as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes the instant they hit my dripping bod.

I can't believe I am the only one who has this problem. It is most unpleasant. I've never had cold towels before. What should I be looking for when I am shopping for towels, because I am going to have to toss these.:mad:

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Eliza Doolittle's picture
Eliza Doolittle

Ah yes, I am such a delicate soul:laugh:

Nope ... inside wall.

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I noticed you said you have a "new place". I'm just wondering if the towel rack in your new place is on an outside wall that may not be insulated properly (and possibly cold as a result). Just a thought....

I can imagine how uncomfortable it would be for a "fair lady" ;) like you to be cold after a shower.

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Eliza Doolittle

Arizona;223460 wrote:
HomeOutfitters had them on sale before Christmas about $30 off, I think they are normally around $80 and they are probably still on sale now.
Linens N Things had them on sale too before they announced their big going out of business sale.
I've never used one but I imagine they would heat up quickly like a flat iron.

Thanks a bunch. I'll get over there tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for your input. Let's hope you are right on about the "stuff" the manufacturers have added to the fabric to make it soft. I've about had it with COLD showers!:laugh:

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Eliza Doolittle

Y'know that towel warmer thing sounds like a really good idea. Do you have to leave the thing running all the time - or does it heat up in a few minutes? If you happen to hear of them on sale somewhere I'd appreciate the heads up.

Unfortunately we have in-floor heating so there is no register to drape them over.

One of the posters mentioned that they think the clammy towel situation will disappear with use. Yesterday I used one of the bath towels that has not been washed as much as the other set I've been using. It was [I]freezing[/I]! The other towels are still defintely unpleasant, but not to the extent that the newer ones are.

This is the kind of thing I've only felt before on those velvety towels that were around for awhile. They were horrible.

I don't use fabric softener. I use the sanitize setting on my front loader and I use the extra rinse. Hopefully I will eventually beat the hell out of the cotton fibres and they will warm up!:D

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