Should color-safe bleach be used in every laundry load?

Should color-safe bleach be used in every laundry load?



It seems that using color-safe bleach (i.e., Clorox 2) is often suggested, but does it really work? Is it worth buying this laundry additive or is using detergent alone good enough?

—David Bassan Necedah, WI





Color-safe bleach is useful if you need to whiten or lighten up an item that cannot be bleached with chlorine bleach, that has a stain that’s out of the ordinary on it (you spilled red wine, fruit juice, blood, or something … (read more)

Even our testers sometimes load the dishwasher wrong

Even our testers sometimes load the dishwasher wrong

Our washing test for dishwashers is grueling, with 10 place settings slathered with egg yolks, peanut butter, raspberry jam, and other goo left to harden overnight before we run a cycle. We expect a range of results from utterly spotless dishes to those with bits of food still stuck to them. What we didn’t expect was a load of items that stayed dirty because the soap dispenser didn’t open.

But that’s what happened when we first tested the GE GDT550HSDSS, … (read more)

LG top load washer with steam technology is the industry first

LG just Introduced the new top load steam washer that incorporates innovative Steam, Smart Technologies. The industry first top load washer with steam technology is certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The newest member LG 2013 Smart Appliance family, Model WT6001HVA incorporates smart technologies that, among other things, allow you to monitor and control the appliances inside or outside the home with mobile phone applications via Wi-Fi. Wireless Internet connection is required for Smart Appliance features and sold separately.

This new high efficiency top load washer … (read more)

Siemens built-in narrow dishwasher

The 45cm wide, ‘A++’ rated Siemens speedMatic45 SR56T591EU offers 10 place settings, height adjustable upper basket with rackMatic, foldable plate racks in upper basket, foldable plate racks in bottom basket, Siemens dosageAssist, stainless steel panel with electronic display and push button controls. The speedMatic45 narrow dishwasher comes with Eco 50 program, suitable to normally soiled dishes that runs just over 3 hours and consumes only 9 liters of water. Other programs are Auto 65-75, Auto 45-65, Auto 35-45, Quick 45 and Prewash. In addition, you have 3 special features – the high … (read more)