What you clean your car with is very important when detailing. Long gone are the days of using a sponge to apply car shampoo. What you want is a soft, plush wash mitt that also has the ability to scrub away at dirt without damaging your paintwork. Mothers produce some brilliant car detailing products. I’ve had the pleasure of testing a number of Mothers products from shampoos, to waxes and more, but now it’s time to see how the Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt performs in one of my routine detailing sessions.

How I Tested The Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt

For my Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt review, I took into account the size, softness, length and density of the cleaning fibers. A good wash mitt has to feel nice on your hand, too, so I’ve taken into account fit, comfort and features,  like different washing surfaces. I’ve also considered price point, too, as I’ve found that price does not always equal quality when it comes to the best car wash mitts. I then tested it by cleaning my car, where I observed how it felt in use. I also took into account how heavy it felt and how much shampoo it could hold. Finally, I also considered how the Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt felt in use and how easy it was to wash with.

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Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt testing

Mothers Microfiber Wash Mitt First Impressions

The Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt is virtually identical to the the Chemical Guys wash mitt. The noodle arrangement and spacing are the same, but the cuff design is different. The quality of the finishing also seems to be a little bit better on the Mothers mitt.


You get an 8×10” wash mitt covered in super-soft microfiber noodles on both sides. And to keep your hand from slipping out, there’s an elasticated cuff, as you’d expect. And that’s about it as features go.

Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt

What’s It Like To Use The Mothers Wash Mitt

Now, I was expecting this wash mitt to feel identical to the Chemical Guys one as the two are so similar. However, there is a noticeable difference. While the on-paper measurements of the two are the same, comparing them side-by-side, the Mothers was mitt is longer and wider. On the one hand (literally) that’s a good thing because it means you can clean the car faster as you’re covering a bigger area with every swipe.

However, unless you’ve got massive bear-like paws for hands, it’s almost too big. Your hand will flap around inside, making the mitt harder to steer, especially when it’s wet and heavy and loaded with shampoo. This is a wash mitt that would really benefit from a sewn-in finger compartment for added control.

Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt Verdict

Mothers Microfiber Chenille Wash Mitt has all the makings of a good wash mitt. It’s got the soft noodles, it’s a good size, and it cleans well, but it’s just a bit too big for most hands. It’s slightly better value than its noodly rival from Chemical Guys, and is better quality, too. But its size counts against it and it doesn’t perform as well, as a result. It’s not a bad noodle mitt, but it’s flawed.