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Guide to Washing Towels in a Washing Machine

Guide to Washing Towels in a Washing Machine
It’s no secret that our best-loved washing machines make our laundry tasks easier. As washer and dryer models advance, new settings are introduced to tackle specific laundry needs better. 

While many focus on taking care of clothes or bulky items like duvets, bed sheets, or mattress protectors, some essential household items like towels also need some care. Big bath towels, delicate face towels, and washcloths go through daily wear and tear. These luxury towels are susceptible to deep stains and musty odours. If not thoroughly taken care of, your towels can lose their fluffiness and ability to absorb liquid. The good news is that you can simply clean your towels with a washing machine. 

With the proper washer and dryer use, you can keep your towels clean while maintaining their best quality. Here are some ways you can wash your towels for the best results.

Guide to Washing Towels in a Washing Machine

Check the Towel Care Label

Check the Towel Care Label

Before washing your towel, or any cloth or bedding fabric, check your care label to know what type of wash method, detergent, or bleach works best with the materials.

 

Wash New Towels

Wash New Towels

New towels should be washed to remove excess lint. This can also soften your towels and make them more comfortable to use.

 

Wash Bright and Dark-Colored Towels Separately 

Wash Bright and Dark-Colored Towels Separately

Prevent discoloration by washing white, bright-colored, and dark-colored fabrics separately.

 

Choose the Right Washing Machine Capacity

Choose the Right Washing Machine Capacity

Use a large capacity washing machine to clean your towels as much as possible. This can accommodate more towels at the same time. However, make sure to not overload your washer-dryer. If you have a more compact washing machine, you may wash the bulky towels by batch to make sure that each piece is properly cleaned.

 

Check the Amount of Your Detergent

Check the Amount of Your Detergent

While cleaning your best-loved towels, the amount of detergent may also affect the softness of the fabric as the residue can build up and stick to the fabric. If you notice that your towel feels more stiff, consider using less detergent. A fabric softener may soften the towel, but it may affect the absorbent property of the fabric. A good alternative that may also help you tackle odours is by adding baking soda to your load.

 

What is the Best Wash Setting for Towels?

What is the Best Wash Setting for Towels?

A normal or regular wash cycle works well for both bright and dark-colored towels. You may use warm water to wash your towels if indicated on the care label. Ideally, these bulkier towels should be washed longer than clothes or smaller items. This is to ensure that dirt and musty odours are thoroughly removed. 

 

Drying the Towels

Drying the Towels

Like in the wash cycle, the towel should be dried using the warmest dryer setting possible. However, make sure not to use too much heat, as it can damage your towels. Once completely dried, you may fold and store your towels in a cool, dry place.

 

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