I just ordered a set of these, and they're great for soaking up errant drips, cleaning messy countertops, and all around tackling any job you just...need to tackle.
Get them from Amazon for $19.95 (available in eight single-color packs or a multicolor pack).
Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for kitchen cleaning rags and tried MANY. This may seem pricey but it’s a great value because it’s so easy to clean at the sink (or sterile with boiling water), unlike cloths, you don’t need a large supply to always have a clean cloth. It’s sturdy like a sponge and absorbs TONS of water and it squeezes almost dry, then dries in no time, even when it’s pouring rain. It’s flexible like a cloth when wet/damp and can clean any surface or tight spot. Great for wiping shower/bathroom fixtures dry. Because it’s so easy to clean with soap and water in the sink or boil to sterilize, there’s no need for a dozen to have a clean sponge/cloth all the time, or to do dirty rag laundry regularly. Great product!!" —Gilbert Agaran
These are made by a small business, so if you order them before Prime Day, you'll get $10 to spend *on* Prime Day!