Is it better to wash clothes in warm or cold water?
- ?Lv 72 months ago
I wash all clothes in cold water, the laundry detergent is designed to remove the dirt. Tea Towels and Dish cloths I was in hot water.
- oil field trashLv 72 months ago
Current detergents will clean your clothes very well in cold water. There is no real advantage to use warm or hot water. It is not hot enough to kill germs but can set some stains.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
depends on the clothes and what's on them
- 2 months ago
Warm/ Hot water kills more germs. Always wash towels, sheets, and anything white on hot water & anything colored on cold water. If you use hot water to wash colored clothes you risk the colors bleeding out onto other clothes.
This is why it’s important to separate whites & colors. Also things that have any sort of stain on them or excess sweat like gym clothes you need to pre-treat the stain before washing it with some sort of stain remover.
Hot water is generally better to get clothes clean, but never use it with colored clothing. Also cold water saves money. BOYS TAKE NOTES ahaha. (My husband likes to throw everything in the wash all at once and it drives me crazy)
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- maps3333Lv 72 months ago
instructions will be on the bottle or box
- L. E. GantLv 72 months ago
Nowadays, the "soap" works in either hot or cold water.
The confusion lies in the idea that coloured clothes needed to be washed in cold water, to prevent dyes running and spoiling other colours, especially white. White clothing needed hot water to get the stains out, and most whites required starching.
But the thing is, people used to wear clothing for a week or longer between washes, so the stains were often ground in...
- JakeLv 62 months ago
depends how clean you want them warm water could shrink them but it will sure as hell be more effective at removing any stains or bad odors
- Anonymous2 months ago