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View Poll Results: What do you use in the washing machine
Tablets 0 0%
Liquid 7 100.00%
Powder 0 0%
uh uh wife does that **** 0 0%
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:00 PM
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washing up

Yeah not a manly subject, but when I was on my own, a chore I had to do.

And now married I still do my own washing, got used to 7 years living on my own and OH
can't wash to save her life.

SO,, a poll,

what do you or "her" use in the washing machine

1> These new fangled tabs
2> Liquid
3> Can't go wrong with "powder"

I'm a powder man myself, and use liquid conditioner, but recently ran out,
and had to use some tabs, less messy, no messing around and seems to do the job.

So shoot !
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It is my laundry machine, and I use Cascade Complete ActionPacs or my home made laundry detergent for my MF cloths for instance.

It is my vacuum, a Hoover. It is my floor scrubber, also a Hoover. It is my dishwasher, a Whirlpool that I have repaired/rebuilt a number of times.

Milady Wife cooks and keeps the books and keeps me satisfied. I keep house, yard, the car, and drive. She's 80 y.o. and I'm 70 y.o.
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I can't stand the smell of detergent. So, I get the All Free And Clear in the big jugs at Sam's Club. It was on sale last year, so I bought five jugs. A jug lasts us about four months. So, I had almost a two year supply.
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We have an HE machine and use Samís Club brand liquid.

She does her laundry, I do mine, as well as the sheets and towels. It works for us, plus I have a great record, only 1 missing sock in 7 years!


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When I was a kid, we grew up with a top loader. I'd wait until the tub was full of water, and then I'd spread the liquid detergent evenly.

Fast forward a "few" years, and now I have my own home with a front loader HE washer. I STILL use liquid because I think it spreads better and evenly.

However, our KitchenAide dishwasher uses both powder in the pre-wash and those pod things kids nowadays mistaken for candy in the main wash.
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NICE, just as it should be !

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It is my laundry machine, and I use Cascade Complete ActionPacs or my home made laundry detergent for my MF cloths for instance.

It is my vacuum, a Hoover. It is my floor scrubber, also a Hoover. It is my dishwasher, a Whirlpool that I have repaired/rebuilt a number of times.

Milady Wife cooks and keeps the books and keeps me satisfied. I keep house, yard, the car, and drive. She's 80 y.o. and I'm 70 y.o.
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yeah forgot to mention, it's a top loader, there was a special tray adapter you put in for liquid, but that got lost and I have to replace the WHOLE tray assy
for about 40buck prior to tax and delivery

so it's either powder or tabs,

the tabs "seem" to be ok, wife used to pour liquid on the dry clothes in the machine before it started, but she bought tabs
jso just throw one in,

Good to see that other guy's are doing there own w'up, thought it was just me,
I thought on the back of the wedding certificate it had a list of responsibilities,
wife: cooking, cleaning, laundry, washing up
husband: finding food, killing and cooking it, protecting the house and its occupants, drinking beer and watching football LOL

txs for the replies
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We just drop the measured cup of detergent into the load.

Apropos, there is a new specialty detergent for polypropylene fabrics, Hex,

https://hexperformance.com/shop/

I have 10 years old poly biking clothes, 'jerseys', shorts, skivvies, bib/tights, that STINK despite ALWAYS being laundered promptly. I haven't bought HEX yet but know that their description of the benefits of proper polypropylene laundry is correct.
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I now use those Tide pod things since they've come out. Keeps the amounts of detergents more organized/consistent. Never used measuring cups, and would pour out of the box or bottle. Was often a mess, and way to much. These little things work well.
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I now use those Tide pod things since they've come out. Keeps the amounts of detergents more organized/consistent. Never used measuring cups, and would pour out of the box or bottle. Was often a mess, and way to much. These little things work well.
Hmm, interesting. What happens to the polyvinylalcohol PVA pod in a fabric laundry?

I use Cascade Complete dishwashing machine pods very much because the podsí PVA deposits on the cutlery, china, and glassware surfaces for a great shine. I must occasionally run a conventional powdered dish detergent load when fine particles get incorporated in the PVA film on glassware.

PVA was very much selected for this shine on dishes, but I do wonder about its effect on fabric laundry.

We do now additionally sort our conventional natural fiber laundry from the microfiber laundry and use HEX microfiber detergent exclusively on MF fabrics - to good effect.
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Hmm, interesting. What happens to the polyvinylalcohol PVA pod in a fabric laundry?...
I thought about that too for a moment. I figured the small amount of the material would get saponified by the detergent and rinse out.
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A PVA is in no way capable of being saponified as I understand saponificaiton. See the effect in dishwashing.

Saponification is a process that involves conversion of fat or oil into soap and alcohol by the action of heat in the presence of aqueous alkali (e.g. NaOH).
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Yes, I guess the the material doesn't get acted upon by the water or the detergent.
But no matter how we would term it, it works out well for me.
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Oh, Iím sure it does. I was just curious about the effect of PVA on fabric.
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