Time for some Chemical Warfare! The Co-op have made exactly what I need for some serious stain removal!
I have decided the solution to a lot of problems I see around my Home is to get a Twin Tub Washing Machine. In fact in trying to track one down, I have come across a very advanced Samsung Twin Tub yesterday!
The benefit to me, is that I can fill the Machine the night before I do the washing, and soak anything in the actual tub in cold water. Spin that water back into the washing tub, and then check the clothes again. If the stains are out, the whites can go in for the first wash. I like to wash sheets at at least 60 degrees. If I was using a twin tub, I would wash them at 95 degrees.
This takes about 15 minutes for the wash cycle. Time for a cup of coffee! Then the washing water gets spun back into the wash compartment. As I make my own products I know they don’t hold in the Laundry, and don’t need as much rinsing.
It also means the first rinse water can be kept for Washing My Husbands car, or anything that needs sprucing up like the patio stones. The second rinse water can be used to water my garden.
This Samsung Machine comes with a five meter extension pipe to do just this. Sorry that’s an extra, but well worth it to me.
The other benefit of this is being able to do all the washing on one day. Saving having endless washing rituals. It will save huge amounts of electricity and water use. Also the filtration seems excellent, so very few fibres getting into the sewage system.
The spin dryer part works at something like 2400 rpm, and blows air through the laundry. I assume on a dry warm day, I could probably Iron clothes directly from the spin dryer. If they sat in the basket for a few hours, no doubt they would be just right for ironing once I finished the washing.
I decided I needed a proper whirly wheel line in my little garden the other day and have a plan for that too. Along with making a path actually in situ with some concrete stones which I will sort of sculpt and then stain.
Now the downside of this is, Samsung only seem to sell these machines in Hot countries where there isn’t much water, and mostly have servants and house maids. I would probably stump up for the snazzy 14 kilo model, if it comes as 16 kilo, I could probably wash my own king size duvets and pillows in it too.
As the rotor is at the bottom of the tub and not at the side, one assumes it doesn’t have to be filled to the top if there is less washing to do.
I have a very nice Miele Washing Machine and Tumble dryer. If I really got on with the twin tub, I would probably sell them.
So a vote of Confidence all round to Samsung! How do I get one of these machines in Jersey Channel Islands?
OJust an ordinary girl who likes cooking traditional food for my Husband and myself and occasionally friends.