MISCONCEPTIONS about Washing Machines
 

MISCONCEPTIONS about Washing Machines

Misconceptions

About Washing Machines

There are many misconceptions we believe and they could be preventing us from getting all we can out of our machine. Here few misconceptions that we tried to clarify below.


Washing in hot water, clothes really clean.


Tip
By using hot or warm, you’re wasting the energy needed to heat up the water. Save the hot water for sheets and pillowcases. Do a normal-water pre-rinse before washing the items that need extra attention to disinfect, like post-workout gym clothes.

Throwing stained clothes in the washer immediately.

Tip
Pre-treating stains is the key to getting the stain out. Such as, for red wine, try covering the stain with salt and letting it sit for a bit. The salt draws out the wine. For oil, cover the stain with cornstarch. For serious stains, pre-soak the clothes in a product like OxiClean.



Anything not cotton (cashmere or silk) must be dry-cleaned.

Tip
Though Cashmere, polyester, and silk are commonly known as fabrics that should only be dry-cleaned, these fabrics are actually fine to wash in the washer. If the item is made with a special dye or delicately constructed, it shouldn't be washed. Still, read the care label to be sure.

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