Absolute crap side towels!!!!

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by knyfeknerd, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. knyfeknerd

    knyfeknerd

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    About a year ago the big linen co. in the area switched out our towels for these crappy poly-dookie things. At my last job, the owner complained so much that they kept us on the good ol' towels. Now that I've moved on to other pastures, everyone has these crap towels.

    These towels:

    Are not absorbent.

    Are very thin.

    Are very small.

    Burn and melt when hot.

    I have been burning myself so bad lately. I lost some fish for a ticket last night and screwed up the whole flow on my station, not to mention getting one of the worst burns I've ever had-and it's on the pad of my thumb.

    The linen co. has "thick" towels that are like 2 towels sewn together, but these suck too. They are too large to tuck into your apron, and who has time to go looking around for a towel when something's burning in the Sally?-it needs to be on your person!

    I would say 75% of these towels get used on the line/in the kitchen for holding hot stuff, so what good are these turds?

    Are you forced to use these?

    I've got a private stash of "good" towels I've accumulated over the years that I try to bring a couple in with me every day, but sometimes I forget.

    Sorry just venting!
     
  2. vic cardenas

    vic cardenas

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    Let me guess... the company is Alsco and the towels you're referring to have a blue stripe and is a weave with thick lines and thin material separating the lines almost like corduroy. They suck! 
     
  3. knyfeknerd

    knyfeknerd

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    Ding Ding Ding !!!

    Yes, you are correct sir!
     
  4. rdm magic

    rdm magic

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    Can't you whack the thicker ones over your shoulder?
     
  5. vic cardenas

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    I just got used to folding them into quarters and making sure they don't unfold at all before grabbing a pan out of the oven.

    Trust me, I feel ya...one time I had one that was ever so slightly damp, I almost lost a pan full of fillets as I pulled it out of the sally and my hand was searing to the handle.

    What I hate most about them is when using them as a sanitizer rag, they just kind of roll as you're wiping because they have so much friction.  
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  6. knyfeknerd

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    Nope, they're maybe 7 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. They would fall off my shoulders faster than a regular towel does.