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Which is the best detergent powder for automatic washing machine?

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The efficiency of your washing machine depends greatly on the type of detergent and how you use it for washing.

However, there are many types of detergents in the market, making customers confused about the one they should choose. Some are designed to be used for hand washing, or with only washing machines; some are made for removing tough stains, and some are for delicate items like silk and woolen.

Also, due to the differences in washing mechanisms, there are different detergents for front load and top load washing machines. While top load washing machine requires detergent that creates a lot of suds as they have an agitator in the drum, and need more water and washing cycles to clean your laundry. However, due to their lower water usage, front load washer performs better with high efficiency (HE) detergent with a low suds formula. This detergent produces less lather, removes dirt and detergent residue with less water.

Zanussi Egypt will compare different types of detergent and some tips & tricks to help you choose the best powder for your automatic washing machine.

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What are different types of detergents available in the market?


Hand wash powder is designed for washing clothes by hand or for semi-automatic washing machines which need more water and suds (foam) to remove stains with less agitation. Since this type of detergent produces more suds, it takes more time in dissolving.

Machine wash powder is commonly used in a fully automatic washing machine where you generally require less water and detergent to clean your laundry. It takes less time to dissolve, yet it is harsher on your clothes and not suitable for hand washing.

Liquid detergent is the most widely used detergent and can completely dissolve in the water even in cold water, thereby not leaving any residue on the clothes. It is also can be used in a fully automatic washing machine.

The table below summaries the different usage of those three detergents:

 

Hand wash powder

Machine wash powder

Liquid detergent

Do’s

  • Hand washing
  • Semi-automatic washing machines
  • Remove tough stains
  • Fully automatic washing machines
  • Wash whites
  • Remove outdoor stains or soil
  • Fully automatic washing machines
  • Pre-treat stains
  • Remove greasy stains
  • Wash colors and baby clothes

Don’ts

Fully automatic washing machines

  • Hand washing
  • Semi-automatic washing machines
  • Hand washing
  • Semi-automatic washing machines

 

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How to choose the proper detergent for your washing machine?


Best detergent powder for top load washing machine


A top-load washing machine needs a detergent that generates a lot of suds because it has an agitator or pulsator in the drum. It also requires more water and washing cycles to clean your laundry.

Best detergent powder for front load washing machine


However, since a front-load washing machine uses less water than its top-load counterpart, it requires a high efficiency (HE) with low suds detergent. The low suds formula of the HE detergent produces less lather and removes all the dirt and detergent residue with less water.

If you add any other kind of detergent to a high-efficiency washer, then it may cause excessive foam, which creates a residue of detergent over the clothes and machine. Plus, this can also block up the system, which can prevent the washer from draining out water from the washer and, in turn, cause more suds.

>>> Read more tips & tricks when using washing machines:

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FAQs about washing machine detergents

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