Guide to basics: How to set your wash. Your washing machine has three main settings: agitation, length and temperature.
For delicates you need less agitation. Sturdy items, cotton, synthetics and heavily soiled garments need the most
Quick washes are great for lightly soiled garments and emergency washes (link to Quick Wash article)
With Ariel liquid, you can turn to 30 and get brilliant stain removal while saving energy (link to sustainable WM usage article). You can never set a higher temperature than the wash default, only lower
How to load your washing machine
You should be able to fit a hand into your full drum, and nothing else. Don’t over load or your wash will be less effective
Other washing machine settings
Your washing machine may have more cycles. Eco settings save energy, while hand washes protect your delicates
Checking Care symbols
Remember to check your care symbols beforehand for the best results
Final Tips for understanding your washing machine
For best results, unload within at least 2 hours after the cycle has finished
How to wash down coats and bedding
Must-know moves to keep your feathery friends fluffy and snuggly. Whether you have down-filled comforters, sleeping bags, winter jackets, pillows, or all of these, the right cleaning steps will ensure they stay silky soft and freshly scented.
How to understand fabric care labels
At first they may appear confusing, but with a little help from Ariel, reading the washing instructions will be just as easy as ABC.
How to sort your laundry before the wash for the best results
We know how frustrating it is when you pull your whites out of the machine only to find a stray red sock had sneaked in with them and turned everything pink.