What temprature do you wash at?

(42 Posts)
napkin Sat 09-Mar-13 15:02:56

I mainly was at 30 as worried about clothes fading but was wondering if is better to wash at 40?

mainly 40 with 60 for towels and bedding

Manchesterhistorygirl Sat 09-Mar-13 15:26:14

Mainly 30, but towels and bedding at 60. Occasionally I put all the whites through at 90.

fussychica Sat 09-Mar-13 17:40:07

Mainly 40, bedding/whites 50. Only use 30 for delicates/my 20 min programme for one or two items.

cairnterrier Sat 09-Mar-13 17:41:06

40 for everyday clothes, 60 for bedding/towels/soiled clothing/nappies.

BackforGood Sat 09-Mar-13 18:02:39

Mainly 40, occasionally 50 for some more soiled clothes that can take that temp, and the occasional blast at 60 for some whites.

toastedteacake Sat 09-Mar-13 18:14:50

Mainly 40. Bedding and towels at 60. Woollens and delicates at 30.

TheCountessOlenska Sat 09-Mar-13 18:18:16

Yes mainly 40. 50 for bedding/towels/whites.

olivo Sat 09-Mar-13 18:21:49

40 for most hinge, 60 for bedding and towels, and 30 for leotards and lunch boxes, oh and washable shoes.

olivo Sat 09-Mar-13 18:22:18

Ahem, I don't wash the hinges, I wash THINGS!!

FreakoidOrganisoid Sat 09-Mar-13 18:26:09

40 mainly. I am a stinky person and 30 left clothes with armpit smells but 40 doesn't

napkin Sat 09-Mar-13 21:39:20

Do you find your clothes fading quickly at 40?

I use powder for colours for dark clothes and bio stuff for everything else

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 09-Mar-13 21:42:30

I thought fading was down to cheap the wrong sort if detergent rather than temperature?

echt Sun 10-Mar-13 05:07:05

Lightly-soiled stuff on cold. 60 for bedding and towels. 40 + bicarb for dirty cottons.

MousyMouse Sun 10-Mar-13 09:15:31

mainly 40 as I find 30 often not good enough for stains/smells.
bedding/towels at 60.

cairnterrier Sun 10-Mar-13 18:39:27

I think the tumble dryer causes fading rather than the temperature it's washed at.

MirandaWest Sun 10-Mar-13 18:40:24

40 as that's the lowest my washing machine does

CremeEggThief Sun 10-Mar-13 19:06:51

40° for most stuff, but 60° for towels and bedding. I would only really use 30° for delicates, a few times a year.

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 10-Mar-13 19:08:39

40 for most and 60 for towels

Bunbaker Sun 10-Mar-13 19:11:11

40 for dark clothes, 60 for towels, bedding and light/white clothes. I used to always use low temperatures and ended up with a stinky washing machine.

Washing machines need a high temperature wash now and again to keep them smelling fresh.

forevergreek Sun 10-Mar-13 19:15:25

40 for everyday.

Use 60 for whites, 95 for towels and bedding

My father works in hospitals and said the lowest temp any germs are killed would be 60 degrees ( which prob means the snot 3 year old wiped on my top is probably still germy!)

PointeShoes Sun 10-Mar-13 19:40:17

30 for most things. 60 for towels. 40 for bedding. Use vanish with dirty clothes.

rubyrubyruby Sun 10-Mar-13 19:42:24

40 mostly
60 - towels and bedding
30 - wools and delicates
90 - maintenance wash when I remember every month

napkin Sun 10-Mar-13 20:39:29

I use persil non- bio powder tabs and liquid and don't use a tumble dryer. Does using the wrong detergent really fade clothes? I thought non-bio would be more gentler on clothes?

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