What setting to wash towels
It’s important to have clean, fresh and long-lasting towels for your household and that's why we have created this step-by-step guide on how to wash towels effectively. In this blog, you’ll find the answers to common questions such as what setting to wash towels, how to get your towels white again and how often you should wash your towels. By following our advice, you’ll be able to keep your towels in great condition and enjoy their softness and absorbency for longer. Read the guide to discover the secrets to achieving spotless, fluffy towels – we’re sure your family will thank you!
Start by sorting and preparing your towels
When it comes to washing towels, the first step is all about sorting and preparing them properly. This can help make sure your towels are washed in the most efficient way for cleaner and fresher results. Make sure to wash new towels, too as it helps to remove any chemicals or residues left from the manufacturing process and improves absorbency. So, before tossing your towels into the washing machine, take a moment to sort them by colour and fabric type.
Choosing the right temperature setting and detergent
For most towels, a warm water setting of around 40 degrees Celsius is usually recommended. However Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power powder works well as it removes stains, provides hygiene , eliminates odours and prevents colour transfer even at 20 degrees Celsius while for your white towels, Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White powder removes stains and keeps your whites white at 20 degrees Celsius.
When it comes to detergent, opt for a high-quality product that is suitable for your towel fabric. Avoid using too much detergent, as this can leave residue on your towels and affect their absorbency. Instead, follow the manufacturer's instructions and use the recommended amount.
How often to wash your towels
It Is recommended to wash your bath towels every three to four uses. However, if your towels are used more frequently or if they become heavily soiled, you may need to wash them more often.
To keep your towels fresh between washes, make sure they are fully dry before folding or storing them. Moisture can lead to mildew and unpleasant odours. If you notice any musty smells, you can refresh your towels by adding Vanish on top of your detergent.
Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder helps to keep the colours bright while preventing colour transfer. Need an extra hand to get your white towels bright again? The Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White Powder is a convenient and versatile product to get your whites looking whiter! Depending on the fabric you are treating you can look at this guide on how to remove stains from cotton and wool and a guide on how to remove stains from fabric to treat your towels correctly.
Drying options and settings for soft, fluffy towels
To air dry, simply hang your towels on a clothesline or drying rack and let them dry naturally. This method is gentle on the fabric and helps to preserve the softness and absorbency of your towels. Another option is using a dryer. Select a low/medium heat setting and add a couple of dryer balls or clean tennis balls to fluff up your towels and reduce drying time.
It's important to avoid over-drying your towels as this can make them stiff and rough. To keep your towels soft and fluffy, give them a good shake before folding or hanging them as this helps to loosen the fibres and restore their fluffiness.
By following our step-by-step guide, you can ensure that your towels are washed effectively and kept in great condition for you and your family. As a reminder, always remember to sort and prepare your towels, choose the right temperature and detergent, consider adding Vanish for an extra boost in the wash, properly dry and fluff your towels, and then maintain and refresh them between washes. With these steps, you can enjoy the softness and absorbency of your towels for a longer period and keep them looking bright and new, too. No more complaints from your family members about stiff and dingy looking towels!
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