Prepara Microfiber Dish Drying Mat is better than dish towels. The picture below is a Prepara Drydock just from the washing machine. It looks like new and the anti-bacterial microfiber is as soft as when new. Putting it in the washer with a big load of clothes may have caused rollup, but the wicking foam layer in the middle came from the washer flat and ready to use.
Notice the nicely constructed piping around the edges. It looks like it will never tear apart. The latest in colors is gray.