Sometimes you need clean clothes in a hurry. Sometimes you don’t have close to a full wash worth of dirty garments. Sometimes you just can’t wait for the normal cycle to finish. Luckily there is another option on most modern washing machines: the quick wash. Let’s see the laundry guide to basics!
A quick wash does pretty much exactly what it describes: it washes your clothes quicker than your normal cycle. While that sounds great, it also means it doesn’t pack the same punch as the regular wash. So why and when would you use the quick wash and what is it, exactly?
Clean in double quick time
Well, lasting under an hour, usually, the quick wash uses a lower temperature than normal to wash small loads quickly. It’s no good throwing your muddy football kit in there, as it won’t get cleaned, but for those lightly soiled items, a quick wash is perfect.
It’s also perfect for those clothes you need in double quick time. If you’ve got a meeting to go to and your favorite shirt needs a wash, then chuck it into a quick wash with a few other whites and in no time at all, your garments will be refreshed and ready for your big meeting.
The quick wash isn’t just quicker than the regular wash, though. Combine it with a half wash and you can quickly wash a few clothes without using a lot of energy. In fact, a quick wash can save up to 60% of energy* compared to a regular cotton cycle, and that’s not all.
Clean with less
A quick wash uses less water, up to 30%* on average, meaning you can care for your clothes and the environment at the same time. Quick washes are also better for your washing machine, reducing their running time and helping to care for them for longer.
Quick washes are also better for your clothes. By causing less damage to the clothing fibres, they allow your clothes to last longer, saving you again.
- Help to keep clothes looking newer for longer.
- Care for your machine for longer.
- Help protect the environment with energy and water savings.
Yet no matter what wash you select, it’s important to use the right washing detergent. A quick wash needs a quick acting Ariel detergent. Ariel Excel Washing Gel is the perfect choice, as it is effective in short wash cycles, giving you clean clothes in under 1 hour.
As always, check your washing machine’s instruction booklet. Sometimes the quick wash can be even more efficient than the eco cycle, giving you yet another reason to use it. Just make sure to separate out those very dirty garments that need a full length wash.
*Per Ecodesign EU requirements