My kitchen towel of choice these days is cloth. The transition from paper to cloth happened several months ago, sometime before Thanksgiving. I can't say that we're a "green" household. Really, we're far from it, but it dawned on me one day that I was grossly overusing paper towels and needed to make a change.
Our cotton cloths sit on a pretty little vintage tray to the left of the kitchen sink. A roll of paper resides in the cabinet below the sink and is to be used for special occasions only. Because I like to make household rules, I made some about what constitutes a special occasion. Paper towels can be used for cleaning up vomit and other bodily fluids (of the kitty kind) and for taking care of stink bugs. I'm sorry I said the word vomit.
I've grown quite fond of our re-usable towels and we rarely reach for paper. What do you use in your kitchen? Paper...or cloth?