Sometimes you need clean clothes in a hurry. Sometimes you don’t have a full wash worth of dirty garments. Sometimes you just can’t wait for the normal cycle to finish. Luckily there is another option on most modern washing machines - the quick wash. Let’s see the guide to basics!
A quick wash does exactly what it describes - it washes your clothes quicker than your normal cycle. While that sounds great, it also means it doesn’t pack the same punch as the regular wash. So why and when would you use the quick wash and what is it exactly?
Clean in double quick time
Lasting under an hour usually, the quick wash uses a lower temperature than normal to wash small loads quickly. It’s no good throwing your muddy football kit in, as it won’t get cleaned. For those lightly soiled items, a quick wash is perfect.
It’s also perfect for those clothes you need in double quick time. If you’ve got a meeting to go to and your favorite shirt needs a wash, then add it to a quick wash with a few other whites and in no time at all, your garments will be refreshed and ready for your big meeting.
The quick wash isn’t just quicker than the regular wash, though. Combine it with a half wash and you can quickly wash a few clothes without using a lot of energy. It also means you can use less detergent too, saving again.
A quick wash needs a quick detergent
Yet no matter what wash you select, it’s important to use the right detergent. A quick wash needs a quick acting detergent like Ariel. Ariel Automatic Powder Original is a good choice, as it is effective in short wash cycles, giving you clean clothes in under 1 hour.
As always, check your washing machine’s instruction booklet. Sometimes the quick wash can be even more efficient than the eco cycle, giving you yet another reason to use it. Just make sure to separate the very dirty garments that need a full length wash.