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Posted by Solar Flare on March 12, 2006, 2:52 am
You can usually pick them out with their greyed out white clothes.

Posted by Steve Spence on March 12, 2006, 3:07 am
Solar Flare wrote:

hmm... really? nope, not quite right. It's been a long time since
detergent required hot water. Saves a lot of energy as well.

Steve Spence
Dir., Green Trust, http://www.green-trust.org
Contributing Editor, http://www.off-grid.net

Posted by Solar Flare on March 12, 2006, 3:47 am
 I have some watches for you to buy too. You are a salesman's dream.
Try reading the boxes of detergent even. The brands I have at the
current hide this information completely.

Cold water is always defined as over 20C for detergents. This is
"warm" water from your taps...not cold.

NOTE: Temperatures below 65 degrees F. will not activate laundry
additives and may cause lint, residue, poor cleaning, etc. In
addition, detergent manufacturers and care labels define cold water as
80-85 degrees F.

"Cold water below 65 degrees F. is not recommended for washing"

"As long as the water temperature does not fall below 70 degrees F (21
degrees C), you will still be getting your clothes clean."

If thermal energy (water temperature) is reduced, chemical energy
(laundry product) should be increased by adding more detergent.

"Launder using hottest water safe for fabric"

Tide manufacturer defines "cold water" as 65F-85F. This is not cold
water from your taps.

...and on and on.

The laundry detergent scams do not really agree with the chemical
scientists. The detergent companies had to redefined "cold water" to
make their claims. Advertising at work.

Have a good one.

Posted by Mary Fisher on March 12, 2006, 10:20 am

True. Same in England.


Posted by Doctor Drivel on March 12, 2006, 1:33 pm

In the UK we don't have cold water detergent. Well not that I know of.  If
it is so good and equal to hot water detergent, then the energy crisis is
partly solved.  Just disconnect all the washing machine heaters. Washing
machines a few years back were the appliances that were near causing the
California grid collapse.  They put out on TV for people not to use them as
much and have only full loads.

If it is so good, I want some and will meddle with the washing machine to
get it to work cold only.  Or just set it to low temperature wash.

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