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 a... continue reading.
Using Washing Machine
Why are clothes getting stretched out of shape – especially sleeves? I’ve had a lot of jumpers and cardigans that have not lasted as long as I’d expect. The sleeves in particular have stretched so much that they cover my entire hand. Other clothes have sleeves that have stretched to over twice as wide and... continue reading.
If you’ve ever wondered what do the wash symbols mean you are not alone. Some of the wash labels on laundry are pretty cryptic. It’s not possible to work out what many of them mean. Many people don’t seem to bother too much with them but as my article points out this could result in... continue reading.
A lot of people want to know if Calgon (or similar anti limescale products) really works. More importantly do washing machines really “last longer with Calgon” as their adverts insist they do? The short answer is clearly the products must work as advertised. They will help prevent limescale, but you shouldn’t really need anything other... continue reading.
It shouldn’t really matter but there are pros and cons involved. If you put detergent in the drum, make sure you don’t overload the washing machine because the detergent may get trapped inside laundry and be unable to disburse properly. This can prevent proper washing (washing not getting clean properly) | Am I overloading my... continue reading.
Washing powder, liquid or tablets? Washing powder has been used successfully for decades. If liquid was definitely better then you’d expect powder to have disappeared by now, but it hasn’t. As far as I can see, the advantages of liquid are meant to be that the detergent is already dissolved into a solution. People using... continue reading.