I first wrote about the potential dangers of liquid detergent capsules and tabs in 2009 after I saw in the news that a baby was “badly burned” by a washing machine detergent when gel from a liquid capsule had been trapped (partially undissolved) inside a vest. The vest was then unfortunately put onto the childread the full article..
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Life used to be much simpler. Especially where washing machine detergent was concerned. I’ve just found a fascinating old publication by one of the leading detergent manufacturers, Unilever. Back then even their name was simpler, they were just called, “Lever”. I’ve had this booklet for over 30 years. One of the sections mentions that aread the full article..
Unlike washing machines, dishwashers need to be set up for the correct water hardness levels. Manufacturers use factory default settings that try to be suitable for the average house in the UK. However, as water hardness varies considerably from area to area this means yours could be set too high or too low. If usingread the full article..
Dishwashers are designed to wash dishes using a combination of detergent, salt, and rinse aid. Each component does a specific but vital job. However, we now have multi tab detergents that claim to do away with the need to use salt or rinse aid. So if you use 3 in 1, 4 in 1, orread the full article..
Washing machines have always had soap dispensers to place the detergent in. For most people this is the best place for it. However, if you have problems with it not getting flushed down properly it might be better to try placing it inside the drum instead. For a short while it seemed to become quiteread the full article..
It’s a little confusing that there are totally different types of detergent available. You’d expect that the best type would be found and win the day so to speak. As with many things there are some pros and cons for different types of detergent. Washing powder, liquid or tablets? Washing powder has been used successfullyread the full article..