Here are some tips for tackling the most common stains to carry out before washing normally. Never use hot water on protein stains as this will set them into the fabric and don't rub so hard as to damage the fibres. Another thing to bear in mind is that soaking items with metal zips for... continue reading.
Washing & Laundry Tips
Can soda crystals damage the washing machine drum? I’ve always advised that soda crystals are good at dissolving grease and can be used to help clean out a gunged up washing machine or more importantly help prevent a build up of grease (see pic). Last time I used some I noticed that on the back... continue reading.
This video shows how to remove grease spots from cooking oil (and other grease spots) –... continue reading.
Apart from heating, the energy we use in our homes is mostly used by our appliances – especially white goods like washing machines, tumble dryers, ovens, and dishwashers. A lot of attention has been paid to making them use less energy, but after many years of reducing energy usage they’ve hit a plateau. The energy... continue reading.
I once went to a customer who had rammed a sleeping bag into her washing machine. She then found it didn’t work and she couldn’t open the door to retrieve it. I couldn’t believe how full jammed full it was and I had to break off the door interlock to get the door open. I... continue reading.
Many people have become sceptical of environmentally friendly versions of products and it’s no surprise. For years now manufacturers have flooded the market with greenwash products that are either not very good or not even eco friendly. Which? tests on two leading environmentally (friendlier) laundry detergents resulted in the following disappointing conclusion, “unfortunately they can’t... continue reading.