On the battlefield of stain removal, it’s important to know the weapons at your disposal. Here you can familiarise yourself with the Ariel products you can use in your quest for cleaner clothes!
Detergents are made of many specialist ingredients – but some like Ariel, have more of the best ingredients.
You need only to choose the one for the job:
- Full automatic washing machine: For white loads or colours use Ariel Automatic Powder
- Regular machine and handwash: For tough or simply everyday stains use Ariel Powder for whites and colours too.
Loading the machine
To prevent overloading the machine, leave a gap about the width of your hand between the top of the drum and the laundry.
A washing machine works by immersing the laundry in a solution of water and washing detergent and tumbling it. Modern, low water fill washing machines are designed to use less water, so owners of these should be particularly careful not to over fill. For the best possible results, there has to be enough water for the detergent to dissolve and enough space for your clothes to move around. If the gap between the top of the drum and the laundry is less than a hand’s width, your machine is probably too full. If this is the case, the laundry may soak up so much water that there isn’t enough left to dissolve the detergent!
You should be aware that more delicate fibres and faster wash cycles require a smaller load to give the garments more space to move around.
How much should I use?
The key facts to consider are...
1. How dirty the clothes are
2. Size of the load
3. Water hardness
It is important to dose correctly as underdosing can result in poor cleaning and stain removal.
- Dirt levels: The more heavily soiled your clothes are, the more detergent you will need to use in a load. This helps to remove dirt and stops it returning onto your clothes.
- Drum size: Detergent dosage is based on the drum size of a conventional washing machine. Most washing machines now have larger drums (6-8kgs). Larger wash loads bring in more dirt, so to get great results on every wash you need more detergent.
- Water hardness: Water hardness varies throughout the region. To get the best results, people in hard water areas need to use more detergent.