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Washing machine "quick" wash - what do you use it for?

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CarpeJugulum Sun 20-Jul-14 08:06:12

My machine has two "quick" washes - a 29 and a 44 minute wash.

I rarely use them; I tend to go for either the 2hr 40 degree wash or the slightly shorter 30 degree wash.

So, what do you use them for?

insertsomethingwitty Sun 20-Jul-14 08:13:56

My washing machine has a 15 minute wash. I put the children's lunch boxes through it every Friday. Other than that I don't use it.

Mumof3xox Sun 20-Jul-14 08:14:50

I use my 30 min wash for most things tbh!

scarletforya Sun 20-Jul-14 08:16:22

I use it for dd's little comfort blanket. It's nice and quick so doesn't notice it's gone by the time it's washed and dried.

Cluelessat30 Sun 20-Jul-14 08:16:53

Bath mats, shoes sometimes and DD's kitchen booster seat. Gets off the dried-on weetabix.

reddaisy Sun 20-Jul-14 08:17:03

Very small loads that I need to do for some reason. Or when I have left a load in the machine for a day that has been washed that I haven't hung out to dry! Eg if it starts raining heavily - we have a tiny house and the clothes horse takes up too much room.

StealthPolarBear Sun 20-Jul-14 08:17:45

I use our 15 min wash to rehash stuff that has been through a wash with a tissue angry. Clean, but needs re washing to get rid of the bits

isthisanacidtest Sun 20-Jul-14 08:17:51

30 min wash for everything if it's not too dirty.

Except whites which are always done on a whites at 60 load.

ILoveYouBaby Sun 20-Jul-14 08:18:00

Mine has a very short wash (20 minutes) and a short wash (28 minutes). The very short gets used for things like dusters. The short wash we use for normal light clothing, or if we need something washed asap.

But our normal wash is 1h30, so we usually use that.

CrystalDeCanter Sun 20-Jul-14 08:19:14

I use our 50 min "quick" wash for most things - either hot for sheets & towels or cold for everything else. I dunno what I'd use the 15 min wash for? Maybe swimming costumes?

Unless things are filthy then they get the full 2hr job.

OorWullie Sun 20-Jul-14 08:20:00


Mine has a 15 min cycle that I use for lightly soiled clothes, rinsing out swimming stuff etc. The regular 40C cycle is about an hour, 60C cycle is about 90 mins, I only use this for sheets and towels. I would struggle with a standard cycle as long as yours as i like to get the washing done and hung out before going to work.

Tory79 Sun 20-Jul-14 08:20:48

Ours has a 14 minute wash!! I use it to rinse towels and costumes after swimming.

I use the 30 min quick wash for everything except baby stuff. We have a special 'Baby & Toddler Wash' setting and it makes all her stuff so lovely smile

CarpeJugulum Sun 20-Jul-14 08:24:25

Interesting. DH and I both work in offices, so we're not "dirty" at the end of the day, but equally I wouldn't wear the top again.

I'm going back to work almost full time next month, so it would make sense to be able to wash things on the quicker wash first thing in the morning and then get it hung out. DS's stuff will probably still need the full boil wash wink

sandgrown Sun 20-Jul-14 08:25:47

Use quick wash for light clothing and things we need in a hurry plus to rinse swimming stuff. I too often wash things before work so I can hang it out. I usually follow it with a short spin or the washing is quite wet.

LumpySpacedPrincess Sun 20-Jul-14 08:27:19

I wash most of my stuff on the quick wash, dresses and skirts etc. I use most of the programmes on my machine. I wash Dhs stuff on a longer and hotter wash, towels and bedding on a hot wash.

My machine even has a steam refresh.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 20-Jul-14 08:28:58

Quick was for stuff that just needs freshening up - tops that have been worn once or twice, bedding that someone has slept on for one night.

JuniperTisane Sun 20-Jul-14 08:29:02

For the odd bit of clothing that just needs freshening, swimming stuff sometimes. Stuff I need quickish. My normal 30° wash is 3hrs long so not immensely practical.

mousmous Sun 20-Jul-14 08:31:07

I use it for the swimming stuff (without detergent) and mop head after cleaning.

Wiifitmama Sun 20-Jul-14 08:34:37

I use the 30 minute wash for most things. All the clothes for the family. Towels go on a full wash, but 30 minutes is fine for everything else!

motherinferior Sun 20-Jul-14 08:38:43

I chuck my running bra, top and leggings in for a 15 min wash after getting in. Did DD2's tiedyed 'wash separately' T shirt in it yesterday.

CarpeJugulum Sun 20-Jul-14 08:42:04

Right, 28 min (plus extra spin) it is then! I don think it's designed to take quite as a big a load, but if it's just daily stuff, then I don't really care.

JulesJules Sun 20-Jul-14 08:42:26

My washer has a 20 minute wash, I use it for swimming things, and also clothes which have been worn but don't really need washing. There's a separate programme for shirts which is about 50 minutes.

Love the idea of a baby and toddler wash - In you go! grin

ilovepowerhoop Sun 20-Jul-14 08:55:21

my quick wash function says only to use 2kg of clothing which isnt much at all.

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