Are Kitchen Mats Machine Washable? Complete Guide

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s where we spend much of our time and where we eat. It can be a lot of work if you’ve ever cleaned a kitchen. With a little planning, however, you can make cleaning your kitchen a breeze. In this post, we’ll discuss a question that often comes up in our kitchen remodel projects. It’s one that I’m asked about nearly every time I speak to a homeowner about kitchen remodels. 

Not all kitchen mats are machine washable, so check the care tag first. If it’s machine washable, throw it in the washing machine.

You can clean an area rug easily in the washing machine.

It seems like a dream, but keeping your kitchen in tip-top shape is not that hard. We’ve all seen those kitchens that seem never to be cleaned. I’m sure you’d like that kind of kitchen in your home.

Kitchen mats are very easy to clean. You can wipe them with a wet cloth or sponge and rinse them with a bucket of water. I highly recommend using a good quality mat cleaner. This is the only way to get all the stains out.

Check the Tag for Care Tips

Your kitchen mats should be washed regularly to maintain their beauty. Some mats are machine washable, but others require hand washing. Be sure to use only mild soap and rinse well. You can also place your mats in a clothes dryer on low heat to help remove any excess water.

Wipe up Spills

When you spill something on your kitchen mat, you can wipe it with a paper towel and dish soap, but you should not use an abrasive pad or cleaner. If you do, you could damage your mat.

A dirty mat can make painting more difficult, so it is important to keep your surface clean. I recommend cleaning your mat at least once a week. I also recommend using a soft, lint-free cloth to clean your mat because harsh cleaning products can damage the surface of your mat.

Can You Wash Kitchen Mats?

Some kitchen mats are machine washable; some are not. So, if you’re considering getting a new mat, check the care tag. It’ll tell you whether or not the mat is machine washable. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, and I’d be happy to help.

Kitchen mats take a beating, so if you’re shopping for kitchen mats, machine-washable mats make the most sense (no matter how beautiful that vintage wool runner you’ve been eyeing). Some mats can be put in the dryer but use the lowest heat setting. High heat can cause rubber-backed mats to crack or melt.

If you are not hanging your art on a line to dry, it is recommended that you hang them in a well-ventilated area. This will help prevent mould from forming on your art.

How Often Should You Clean Kitchen Mats?

When we think about cleaning our mats, we often assume that there is some magic number that we should be following. The truth is that there is no hard and fast rule. It’s up to you. The only thing we know for sure is that our mats need to be cleaned regularly.


When it comes to kitchen mats, we have been told that they should be washed by hand. Many of us have trouble washing them, but if you follow the instructions carefully, you should be able to wash your mats easily. Some of the common problems include:

If your mats start to smell, this usually indicates that they have mould growing in them. You can use bleach or alcohol to clean them, but be careful. Never soak your mats in water; this may damage the wood or the paint on your mats. Instead, it would help if you used a solution of warm water mixed with vinegar. The mixture will clean and disinfect the mats. Do not use dishwashing detergent; this isn’t good for your art.