In the Face of a new washing machine, it is often difficult to locate and choose the program of washing machine the most appropriate. Especially when it comes to laundry in public, that is used for the first time (in a student hall of residence, for example) or on a very occasional basis (in a ski resort, or a campsite). Discover all the issues of the main cycles, and let's decrypt some of the options proposed traditionally...
The main programmes of washing machine
To propose a washing respectful of all types of cloth, colors, and textile fibers, manufacturers are deploying a large number of programs in their washing machine. Each, properly used, is likely to offer you a cloth is better maintained, that lasts longer. For this, the temperature, the amount of water, the duration of washing, the time between mixing, cadence, speed, spin... are all factors that will change from one program to the other. Regardless of the brand and the model used, it is always possible to find the basic, which cover 90 % of the needs of users...
The program room, to the daily
The program of washing machine "Classic " is the one who adapts to the laundry everyday, with parts that are not necessarily very dirty. Traditionally, it is of textile "cotton 40° "white or other : clothing, underwear, bed linen and household linen. The cycle is at once energetic, with many movements of the drum, and long to clean the cotton effectively.
Tip : if you are required to mix several textiles, be sure to give priority to the lowest temperature indicated on the clothing.
The program of washing machine Express, for the hurried
Also called "short" or " quick ", the program of washing machine Express allows, as its names suggest, wash your clothes in a short period of time smaller than normal. Depending on the brand and the model, it can extend 15 to 60 minutes and is suitable for bit parts sales. Generally, it is recommended not to totally fill the machine with this program.
Tip : contrary to popular belief, the quick wash does not save energy, since the energy consumption of the cycle is primarily used for heating water.
The programs of washing machine Color and Synthetic, for the special fiber
The program of washing machine " Color " is reserved for dark clothing and black so as not to alter their brightness. Generally, the cycle does not exceed 30 °C, consumes more water than the average to eliminate the residues of detergent and minimizes the friction between the fabrics. The program of washing machine "synthetic" is, itself, adapted to the bright colours and delicate fabrics.
Tip : be careful not to fill more than two-thirds of the drum unit, and put the bra stapled in a net to protect them from friction during the cycle.
The options laundries to consider
Some of the programs of washing machine can be coupled with options for tailor the wash to a particular situation. These options can be very numerous : babycare, shirts, jeans, wool, rinse+, dark colors, ironing easy, cold wash... Among the most used are those which make it possible to wash very dirty clothes, and those that promote savings (money or energy)...
Option "blank" for the dirty clothes
In the Face of very dirty clothes, it is sometimes useful to perform a program of washing machine with option " White " that provides a duration of washing longer to come to the end of soiled clothes. This program is suitable for clothing resistant to a high temperature (this program of up to 80°C).
The options economic/ecological !
Very useful for washing a limited amount of laundry, the option to "half load" allows for a substantial reduction in water consumption : unfortunately, this pathway is less as proposed in modern washing machines. But if you're motivated by these questions of economy, be aware that it is best to do a cleaning in full-load that two " half-load "...
With a program of washing machine " ECOWASHiN ", WASHiN is on the water temperature, to reduce the electricity consumption associated with the heating of the water.