Do you know the top 8 wrong ways to use a washing machine?


The washing machine is already one of the most commonly used household appliances in our daily life. Especially many office workers do not have time to wash clothes. They just change clothes and throw them into the washing machine and dry them after a while. This not only saves a lot of time to do other things. Yes, the washed clothes are also very clean. But do you think clothes washed in the washing machine are really clean? In fact, this is only superficial. If you use the washing machine improperly, the washed clothes may be dirtier than before you washed them.

  1. Put disinfectant and washing powder at the same time
  2. The ingredients in the disinfectant will interact with the laundry detergent and be harmful to human skin.

    Recommendation: Only use disinfectant to soak the clothes to be washed. After rinsing, use washing powder to wash the clothes according to normal steps.

  3. The more washing powder or liquid you put, the better the effect will be.
  4. Many people think that the more washing powder or liquid you put in, the cleaner your clothes will be. In fact, this is a wrong idea, because when the amount of detergent in the water reaches saturation, the excess detergent will not increase the cleaning power. To use detergent efficiently and economically, you must use the appropriate amount according to the water consumption during laundry.

    Recommendation: First add half the amount of laundry detergent according to the instruction manual. If there is less foam, add gradually.

  5. Soak overnight and then wash
  6. Many people like to soak their clothes for a long time before washing them, thinking that the longer they soak, the cleaner they will be. However, the opposite is true. If the soaking time is too long, the chemicals in the laundry detergent and the stains in the clothes will be easier to decompose, giving off a smell, which will last for a long time. , it will enter the fabric of clothing and cause the clothes to fade. Ageing.

    Recommendation: It is advisable to soak dirty clothes for 15 minutes. Even for heavy clothes, the soaking time should not exceed 30 minutes.

  7. Wash clothes together
  8. Sweat stains from worn clothes will remain on the clothes, and clothes soaked with sweat are prone to mold. If they are mixed with other clothes to be washed, the scope of contamination will expand, and a large number of clothes will be washed together, making it difficult for the laundry detergent to fully contact. Wash.

    Recommendation: The amount of clothes washed each time should account for up to about 70% of the washing machine's inner drum volume.

  9. Close the lid of the washing machine after use
  10. Closing the lid or door of the washing machine immediately after use will not help the residual moisture in the machine evaporate, and will accelerate the growth of germs.

    Recommendation: After using the washing machine, air dry it before closing the lid. Dry the water in the gasket embedded in the front door of the drum washing machine.

  11. Don’t dry it immediately after washing
  12. Many office workers like to throw their clothes into the washing machine in the morning and then leave them to dry in the evening. Wet clothes left in the washing machine for a long time can easily breed bacteria.

    Recommendation: Take it out to dry within 30 minutes after washing. Once the washed clothes have been left in the washing machine for more than an hour, they should be washed again.

  13. Wash all clothes together
  14. Some people are used to throwing all their changed clothes, whether outerwear, underwear or socks, into the washing machine or soaking them in a basin, which will make the clothes dirtier. The clothes you wear will contain a variety of bacteria. For example, underwear will contain various bacteria that fall off the skin surface and are excreted from the intestinal tract and urinary tract, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Clothes exposed to dust also harbor countless bacteria, including some powerful pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and hemolytic Streptococcus. Therefore, when soaking and washing clothes, be sure to wash underwear and outerwear separately.

    Recommendation: Underwear is best washed by hand. If using a washing machine, it should be placed separately and washed with warm water. In addition, you might as well pour disinfectant or bleach into the washing machine and let it idle for 10 minutes, once a week, which can also have a sterilizing effect.

  15. The zipper is not zipped properly and the buttons are not unbuttoned.
  16. The "teeth" of metal zippers can bite into other clothing, scratching or scratching it. It will also damage the inner wall of the washing machine; if the buttons are not untied, the buttons will fall off more easily and the button holes will be deformed.

    Recommendation: zip up clothes with zippers before washing, and check whether all buttons are unbuttoned.

Don’t think that just throwing your clothes in the washing machine will make them clean. Only by avoiding these 8 types of problems can the clothes washed by the washing machine be clean and we can wear them with confidence.