Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SKOY Cloth Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. For the longest time our family always used a sponge for the dishes and endless paper towels for spills, cleaning and messy hands. Then we started using SKOY cloths and our paper towel mindset changed completely.

I was introduced to SKOY cloths a little over a year ago when they donated a bunch of cloths to my MOPS group. My MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group then had a baking/breakfast contest. I made my Cheese Egg Supreme and it was voted Best Egg Dish. Wahoo! As my prize, I won four SKOY cloths. I went home, introduced them to my husband who I think was a bit skeptical at first. Fast forward to now and I am still using the last two cloths in my kitchen and my husband uses them everyday too. Yes, they last that long! Our method is to have two out at once. One is for spills, wiping the counter and table, etc. The other is for the kids' hands and faces after meals. It is so much better than having to use paper towels all the time.

Here are some of the specifics about SKOY cloths: "It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. SKOY cloth is a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks. After an independent composting test, SKOY cloth broke down completely within 5 weeks. The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight and is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home."

Now you might be wondering how you keep this little super cloth clean and unstinky. Simple, it is dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave safe. I usually choose the microwave option and stick in it when damp for 1-2 minutes. This also softens dried up, stuck on bits inside your microwave so once the cloth has cooled use it to wipe down the inside.

I could go on and on about these cloths but the SKOY website does an excellent job of answering any questions you might have. Plus every bunch of SKOY cloths comes with a small instruction sheet. SKOY cloths are available online through the SKOY site as well as at Amazon.com. They cost $6.99 for a 4-pack through either place.

Now it's time for you to win some SKOY cloths! SKOY has generously offered to provide 2 winners each with a 4-pack of cloths. From my experience, this should last you for several months.

Required Entry:

- Visit the SKOY website and tell me something you learned about SKOY cloths or the company. (This has to be done for any additional entries to be valid.)

Additional Entries:

- Find a recipe from
Recipes for Moms you plan to try with your family and leave a comment telling me which recipe.

- Grab my button and add it to your site. Please let me know where I can find it. (If you already have it, that counts too.)

- Blog, post info, tweet or otherwise publicize this giveaway and link back to this post. Again, let me know where I can find it. (1 entry allowed for each form of publicity)

- Become a fan of SKOY on Facebook.

- Become a fan of Recipes for Moms on Facebook. (If you are already a fan, that counts.) So I guess now Facebook changed it and you "Like" instead of becoming a "Fan".

- Subscribe to Recipes for Moms by E-mail. Please make sure you activate your subscription by clicking the activate link in the initial e-mail. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment saying so.

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and your e-mail address if it is not available on your profile. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and the contest will end on Friday, April 30th at midnight (Mountain Time). After I contact the winner, they will have 48 hours to get back to me or another winner will be chosen. Good luck! I reserve the right to delete entries that do not adhere to the entry rules.

*Disclosure: I was provided with a 4-pack of SKOY cloths. All opinions are my own.

102 comments:

Missy said...

I learned that the SKOY cloth must be wet when you microwave it.

Rebecca Graham said...

I learned the chlorine use is not recommended.

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Shelby said...

I learned the Skoy cloth is 100% biodegradable which is awesome!

sweepmom said...

I learned " It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria".

Amber said...

I learned that SKOY cloths could replace a sponge. I think this would be ideal for cleaning my cast-iron cookware. Thanks!

Laura said...

I learned that they are completely biodegradable! Awesome!

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Laura said...

I'm an email subscriber!

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Laura said...

I would love to try the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins/bread!

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Jennifer said...

I learned that SKOY is mainly intended for hard surfaces

Jennifer said...

I think I want to try the Pork Chow Mein

Jennifer said...

I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Domestic Diva said...

I like that you can use them over and over and over and over and when you're done with them, they'll biodegrade.

Amy said...

I learned that the SKOY cloth is 100% biogradeable and earth friendly. Awesome!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Amy said...

I plan to try the "Honey Lime Chicken". I think my husband will love it!

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Nicole said...

I learned that the SKOY cloth is European-made and 100% biodegradable!

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Nicole said...

I became a FB fan of SKOY (Nicole Krebs Balogh).

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Nicole said...

I am an email subscriber (kreb_dog at hotmail dot com).

Nicole said...

I became a FB fan of Recipes for Moms (Nicole Krebs Balogh).

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Nicole said...

I am going to try the chunky potato soup. I love soups and this one sounds delicious!

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Nicole said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/12599931338

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Ames said...

The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Imagine using 15 sheets of good-quality paper towels at once… This is how a wet SKOY cloth will feel in your hand.

AWESOME - we're wanting to move away from paper towels!

Mommy Kennedy said...

What an awesome find!
"Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home."

Mommy Kennedy said...

I would love to try your garlic chicken stir fry!
http://www.recipesformoms.com/2007/09/garlic-chicken-stir-fry.html

Mommy Kennedy said...

I'm now a FB fan of Skoy

Mommy Kennedy said...

I'm your new FB fan!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

I found out that SKOY cloths can absorb 15x it's own weight! That's awesome!!

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Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

I want to try your London Broil Teriyaki recipe. It sounds so Dee-Lish!! My Husband will definitely love it!

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Meredith said...

The company's name means just for fun.

Jina said...

I learned they are dishwasher safe!
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Marci J said...

I learned they are microwave safe and can be reused multiple times.
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socmama said...

I learned that SKOY works best on hard surfaces, such as counter tops, table tops, bookshelves, etc.

socmama said...

I would like to try your recipe for
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Anonymous said...

I love that they don't absorb germs and bacteria!

-Laura
tslwhite @ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Also, your recipe for ham and cheese turnovers look simply delicious! I'm thinking lunch for tomorrow!

-Laura
tslwhite @ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I "Like" you on facebook too! Thanks for the easy access to your site and a great giveaway!

-Laura
tslwhite @ yahoo.com

Aisling said...

I learned that Skoy's environmental concept is at the vanguard of operations-related environmental policy and has resulted in their factory becoming a reference company throughout the industry.

Aisling said...

Your recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip sounds delicious (and easy). I'm going to try that next time my granddaughters are visiting. (It's the only way they'll eat either spinach or artichokes, but they love the dip.)

Brandy said...

I learned that SKOY clothes could replace a sponge.

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Brandy said...

FB fan of SKOY.

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Brandy said...

FB fan of Recipes For Mom.

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K said...

I learned the SKOY cloths can last a year or more and works best on hard surfaces.

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K said...

I plan to try your yogurt cornbread recipe.

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Julia said...

I learned that they are 100% biodegradable

Julia said...

Became a fan of Skoy on FB

Julia said...

Became a fan of your on FB

MelissaStuff said...

I love that the Skoy cloths can be washed in the washing machine.

MelissaStuff said...

I want to try the chicken stir fry. We've just never been able to find a recipe that we like for this at home, and hate to pay to eat it out all the time.

MelissaStuff said...

I posted your giveaway on my linky -

http://melissastuff.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

jgos said...

When visiting the Skoycloth website, I learned that using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home. jgs0925 at gmail dot com

Sarah Simplifies said...

I learned that they will totally biodegrade!

Tina S. said...

I learned that chlorine use is not recommended!
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Tina S. said...

I would love to try the Snickerdoodles recipe!
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Tina S. said...

I am an email subscriber!
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Katlovesmath said...

I learned a SKOY cloth is equivalent to 15 rolls of paper towels!

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Katlovesmath said...

I want to try your Cresecent Ham and Cheese Tartlets recipe for breakfast... it sounds easy and yummy!

Katlovesmath said...

I am a fan of SKOY on facebook (Kat McLean).

katlovesmath at gmail dot com

Katlovesmath said...

I am a fan of Recipes for Moms on facebook (Kat McLean).

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Katlovesmath said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/katlovesmath/status/12808193240

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Katlovesmath said...

I subscribed to your blog by email.

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Alicia said...

Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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noteasytobegreen said...

I learned that Skoy cloths are made out of completely natural and biodegradable fibers.

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Katy said...

I learned that they have a slogan that says: Wet. Wipe. Wow. :)

Katy said...

I'm an email subscriber!

Marci J said...

I want to try the Bran Coffee Cake recipe- I'm always looking for good breakfast foods.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Abby said...

I learned that SKOY absorbs liquid better than microfiber.

Michele P. said...

I learned that SKOY is made from a unique blend of natural cotton and cellulose from wood.

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Michele P. said...

your FB fan Michele Pineda

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Michele P. said...

Skoy FB fan Michele Pineda

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Michele P. said...

I want to try out the Taco Quiche soon!

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Karen said...

I learned the Skoy cloth is 100% biodegradable

Smooshy said...

their name means just for fun!

Jay said...

I learned that you can wash them in the dishwasher and will biodegrade in about 5 weeks.
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Jes said...

I think it is absolutely fabulous that they are completely biodegradeable!!! : ) LOVE IT!!!

Jes said...

Blogged about this great giveaway! It is located at the bottom of my post!

http://serenitysgivaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/yoplait-greek-nourish-your-inner.html

Have a wonderful day!

jenn said...

I use a paper towel everyday, if not more to wipe down items. This would be so green of me and I would love it!!

jenn said...

I dont like to like a lot on FB. BUT I like SKOY!

jenn said...

http://twitter.com/jbcool

love these really.....

Cindy said...

My favorite thing about this product is that, "It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria." Who wants to wash their counter with a bacteria rag? No one. Thanks for the giveaway.

jenn said...

I will try almost any pot pie recipe because I think my kids will eat it, I will start with one I will like.

http://www.recipesformoms.com/2009/08/veggie-lovers-pot-pie.html

Christy said...

The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight.
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Julie said...

I learned that after the Skoy Cloth has reached its prime-it can be used as a rag for heavy cleaning

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Julie said...

FB liker of Recipes for Mom-Julie L

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Julie said...

email subscriber

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Julie said...

Chunky Potato Soup is my choice :)

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Julie said...

Skoy FB fan-Julie L

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clynsg said...

Learned that the SKOY cloth can replace paper towels, sponges and cloth dishrags.

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clynsg said...

The Garlic Pork Chops look both easy and good--might try them next week.

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Gretta said...

the cloths are biodegradable which is one of my favorite features

Gretta said...

I would like to try your yogurt cornbread. All of our kids love cornbread and your recipe sounds very moist & delicious.

Gretta said...

I blogged about your giveaway

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lisanne said...

I learned that they are best for use on hard surfaces.

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lisanne said...

I am going to make the garlic mashed potatoes to go with steaks for dinner tonight.

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Lori said...

I like that they do fundraisers.
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Lori said...

I will definitely try your Tangy Chicken Tenders recipe next crockpot day!
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missrantsypants said...

I learned that they have a ton of happy customer testimonials on the site.



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Betty C said...

I learned that one Skoy cloth replaces an average of 15 rolls of paper towels. That means one little 4 pack could replace as many as 60 rolls of paper towels. What a savings both in paper and money.

Betty C said...

I think I'm going to try the recipe for Rustic Chicken Soup.

Betty C said...

I have your button.
http://beascreations.blogspot.com/

Betty C said...

I'm a fan of Skoy on Facebook.

Betty C said...

I'm a fan of Recipes for Moms on Facebook.

Gianna said...

The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight.

Betty C said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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