I'm sure this question will have been asked a million times before but I cant seem to find a straight answer.
What exactly does the weight on washing machines and tumble dryers mean?
I'm almost positive that the weight on a washing machine is dry clothes going in. But does that mean the same for tumble dryers? Would I only be able to put in 5kg (for example) of dry clothes into the dryer or have they accommodated for wet weight?
I rarely use the dryer cause it wastes electricity like mad, but things like duvets take ages to air dry that sometimes, especially when I need it for bed that night, I just want to shove it in the dryer. The problem is I never know if I can!
The capacity is a measure, in kilos, of how many dry clothes can be fit into the drum. Typically only the cotton washing programs are able to wash the drum's maximum capacity of clothes, while other programs handle a reduced load. An example of a kilo of clothes include four men's cotton shirts, or one shirt and a pair of men's jeans.
It doesn't work.. numbers don't I mean. I have experimented quite a bit & to actually get clothes clean in our machine, (high spec one) we shouldn't exceed the max suggested weight by 70-80%. And that's a full time cycle. If we want clean clothes after a fast cycle, max 40% of the suggested max weight. Because modern machines use too little water to get things clean if also full.
It's like the mpg you see advertised for cars, sigh. Not real world conditions.