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Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using powdered detergents:. Usually use liquid in my old top loader. GardenGal48, I had visual evidence in the instance I cited above of insufficient detergent dosage. I've always been a powder girl. Powders will always clean better than liquid except for oil stains. Simply not true that only water and agitation is needed to clean clothing. Even our past generations understood this with their rough and bloody hands from using washing soda and boiling water trying to remove soils.
However more is required than just detergent.
Remember the five laws of laundry? I enjoy the odd pod in my FL I need three for a full load of heavily soiled What do they need it for since they already have Tide with Bleach powder.
Another thing The biggest and sometimes the most challanging soil is body oils. Body oils are the hidden soil I guess if one is obsessive about the amount and type of detergent used, those sorts of distinctions may be significant. However, most people use far too much detergent to the point that if they were to run a load using NO detergent at all it would still produce a lot of suds and the clothes would come out equally as clean.
Just from residual detergent that is not removed with a rinse cycle which are notoriously inefficient. As mentioned previously, it is the water temperature and amount of agitation that really cleans the laundry, not the chemicals in the detergents. I find that I can get a perfectly clean load of laundry using a single pod But very likely unnecessary.
When I was a kid first married, I did bookkeeping in an appliance store. One with its very own Maytag man on site 40 hours a week. He taught all of us younger women to do laundry - and that was good because my mother is still notoriously bad at laundry, sorting not a concept important to her ;0.
One of his 'rules' was learn to peek once cycle has started and adjust your detergent from there. Begin with about half the amount suggested on the packaging, since the detergent companies are in the business of selling product, less so in the cleanliness and longevity of our clothes. Do I need to add more, do I have too many suds where I should tack on an extra rinse These many years later I still peek.
The last top loader I bought had a glass lid since most lock now when turned on, foiling those of us who have watched our clothes wash ;0. ETA: Another rule was nothing goes in the dryer but wet clothes.
He hated dryer sheets, for both fabrics and the workings over time of the dryer. We really can't judge by suds level these days but feel the water As Morz says start with less than feel the water. I prefer powder over liquid since liquid detergent has so much water content. I want to pay for detergent and enzymes, not water. The laundry repair man who came to my house a couple of times told us that powder is way better for the machine. I stick with powder. Powder is hard to come by around here in Canada.
Very limited options. I'm not a big fan of liquids.
I have a friend though who swore she had so much mildew issues with her previous FL machine and this time new machine she only uses pods and has not had one issue. As a addict though I've tried just about everything there is lol. I do have some Persil and Tide pods but I rarely grab for them. What does have "gray scum-line on agitator and around basket" have to do with pods? I have those scum lines and never used pods. I also cannot get rid of those lines and I use hot degrees water and powder most times. It's not the pods directly but Insufficient detergent dosage from using only one pod instead of 2 or 3 to hold the laundry soils in suspension to be flushed away and to condition the water city water at the location of the machine has a lot of mineral content evidenced by the residue on the flush-through dispensers.
That sounds like soap scum. I already did that and it worked like a charm.
Wish I thought of that a lot earlier. I thought it was the result of not enough detergent but i don't think so. I've had this happen in my top loader's Ring around the drum.
There, economical powdered detergents dominate. They come in sizes ranging from cheap single-use packets to multikilogram bags. In rural. Laundry detergent manufacturers have come a long way since the first box of Tide was produced more than 60 years ago. Currently, the two main types of laundry detergent are powders and liquids. For the most part, powder and liquid detergents share the same active ingredients except.
I haven't figured it out but it could be soils getting trapped in the suds Course what the heck do I know. I was getting ring around the tub but it was from liquid softeners. Trying to cut out any extras that might bother his skin. I use Miele and Persil powders - unperfumed for sensitive skin, and for whites. Work very well and also seem to be the most cost-effective as I can control the amount more precisely.
Pat I cleaned the ring out often with windex and a terry cloth rag.