Yet another relatively new dish cloth has perished before its time after being used to mop up the remnants of a tomato-based pasta sauce. Despite being only a few days old, and having successfully and relatively unobtrusively cleaned up a variety of kitchen messes, the deep red pasta sauce proved to be one bridge too many to cross. 

Speaking from the kitchen in her Watsonia home, Stephanie Connor said, “it’s just a tragedy really. I normally aim to get a good two to three weeks worth of use out of a dish cloth, but this blood red stain looks atrocious. I might squeeze a few more days out of it, but if I’ve got guests coming over I’ll have to bin it.”