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    So how many people use the washing machine for their micro fibre's and big towels ?
    What kind of cycle's you use ?
    I normally hand wash them all down in the laundry sink in warm water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    So how many people use the washing machine for their micro fibre's and big towels ?
    What kind of cycle's you use ?
    I normally hand wash them all down in the laundry sink in warm water.
    I do. Just on the 30min express cycle at 40degrees. They come out looking cleaner.
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    Yeah I’ll hand wash them and then throw them in the machine on a warm wash.
    As most would know the big no no is fabric softener - fabric softener is bad for microfibres.

    Any real dirty towels I’ll just use them as rags, I won’t bother washing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    So how many people use the washing machine for their micro fibre's and big towels ?
    What kind of cycle's you use ?
    I normally hand wash them all down in the laundry sink in warm water.
    Yeah washing machine here, no fabric softener, and just use a micro fibre detergent/wash

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    so, went and bought a pack of microfibre cloths this morning to give this method a try.

    i learnt that i should count them properly when putting them in the bucket of suds. thought i put 10 in, but only had 9. used 5 on the first side and thought, that worked out well, until i got 3 down on the other side and discovered only 1 left... oh well, i double dipped the last one.

    i also learnt that 10 is cutting it fine for a territory.

    i'm not sure how much longer i'll continue this method. its not a show car, and while the wash water did stay clean, i'm not sure it would be that much better than just using 2 buckets and rinsing your mitt/sponge/cloth etc before dipping it back in the suds. having to rinse and clean 10+ cloths at the end was a bit tedious.

    its a good concept though, and does have a lot of good points.

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