How to use the different washing cycles in the washing machine

As with practically all the appliances in our house, these are becoming more and more complicated, with more features and more buttons. Sometimes, in order not to complicate ourselves, we decide to go easy, always use them in the same way and save ourselves from exploring other options. Do you know how to use the washing cycles of your washing machine?

Because no, it is not about opening the door of the washing machine drum, putting the detergent and the fabric softener in the spaces determined for it, and choosing a default button or always the same one. It is advisable to know the different washing cycles of the washing machine better to protect your clothes and the washing machine itself.

It's not that complicated. We recommend that you spend a few minutes reading the instruction book or searching for the specific brand of your washing machine on the internet and being able to access the information. Anyway, roughly knowing this, you will be able to correctly use the different washing cycles in the washing machine. If you do it right, you can in turn save energy and water, all are advantages!


What do the wash cycles mark?


Several aspects that you must take into account and that can be decisive to preserve the quality of your clothes and carry out a good wash. On the one hand, the temperature of the water -although you can choose any cycle to have cold water, then the duration of the different processes that make it up, that is, washing, rinsing, and spinning.

The washing cycles also determine the type of spin, if we want a softer one, a standard type or, on the contrary, no spin. And how if we want to opt for ecological washing in terms of energy and efficient use of water, more and more washing machines are incorporated.


Wash cycles per garment


If there is something you should know, each item of clothing you put in the washing machine deserves a different washing cycle. You will ensure that your clothes continue to look like new for much longer by respecting this.

For example, a wash and a spin will suffice with basic cotton white clothes with a maximum temperature of 90º, but if these white clothes have some embroidery, we recommend using the program for more delicate garments, keep those 90º but reduce the spin. And if it is cotton clothes with colors, choose to lower the temperature, at least, to 60º.

For polyester clothes and those that mix synthetic fabrics or that do not need ironing, it is better to use a normal wash, an average temperature of 60º C, and use a reduced spin, but if it is clothes with delicate colors, resistant fibers, or nylon, it is best to avoid unpleasantness is a normal wash and spin and do not exceed a maximum temperature of 40º.



Everything changes when you go to wash knitted clothes, of course they do shrink. Or wool pants, sportswear... for this, you will always have the washing cycle for delicate garments in your washing machine, to avoid spins and maximum temperatures of 40º.


And finally, when it comes to knowing how to use the different washing cycles in the washing machine, we find very delicate garments, such as stockings, lingerie, or extremely elastic garments. Here you also use the delicate garments program, do not exceed 30º and to avoid problems we advise you to put these presses in special bags for the washing machine. Keep that in mind!