Who hasn’t asked this question? You have probably mastered how to use a washing machine, but then comes the next step, where do I put the detergents? In this article, we will walk you through where to put washing products in your washing machine.
Where Do I Put Washing Products in my Washing Machine?
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of deciding where to put washing products in your washing machine. It is always a good idea to refer to the manufacturer’s manual but here are some general guidelines to get you started:
Firstly, determine the type of washing machine you have. Is it top loading or front loading?
Front loading machine
To put it simply, a front loading machine opens at the front, whereas a top loading machine opens at the top. When using a front loading machine, slide open the drawer and inside you should see a three (sometimes just two) compartments with the following symbols:
I= pre wash
II= main wash
Flower symbol= fabric softener
For a pre-wash, put a pre-wash detergent into the comparment, followed by a powder or liquid detergent into the main wash compartment. If you're machine has a slot for fabric softner, adding a conditioner, such as Comfort Pure, will not only make your clothes nice and soft, but leave them smelling amazing!
Top loading machine
When working with a top loading machine, do not add the detergent or softener to the top of the load as this can stain your garments. Add the recommended dose of powder/liquid detergent followed by fabric softener into the drum and add the washing on top.
If you're using a product such a Persil Bio Capsules, simply adding these directly to the drum before your washing will get the job done!
As confusing as washing machines are, hopefully you now have a clear answer to where to put detergents and fabric softeners in of all kinds of washing machines.