Bio Or Non Bio For Whites?

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ladybirder | 12:06 Mon 04th May 2020 | How it Works
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I know it's all about enzymes or not but does one get the washing whiter than the other? Or no difference?


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I always use non bio and have good results. Would never use bio powder or gel.

Same here, both me and youngest son are allergic to Bio Detergents. When I'm doing whites I always let the machine load the water, have about a minutes turn then put in on hold for about an hour, the soaking seems to help with the cleaning process.
I don't know about the bio and non bio - but my whites are really brilliant white cos I use Ace Bleach, fantastic stuff.
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Thank you mb and APG. That's something I've never thought of doing APG but I'll give it a try next time. Thanks for the tip.
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That's not something I would do. Do they come out smelling of bleach jj?
oh no LB - it's not that kind of bleach ie Domestos Parazone, it is for white clothes only.

when I hang my washing up outside - I am so proud of the snow whiteness. I know am I sad or what LOL.
No they don't, ladybirder. It's a laundry product not a household bleach
JJ, Ace also does a product for colours
There's something really nice about seeing a line full of sparkly white sheets and towels.
Biological detergents are at their best with "organic" stains and at lower temperatures. Non-bios work better at higher temperatures and are better with general grubbiness, rather than stains.
And it may depend on whether the whites are cotton or synthetic ann the temperature of the water...on balance, non-bios for whites.
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Thanks for the link Barry, I shall keep that.
My whites are all cotton ginge but I wash them at 30 degrees for about 30 minutes. If I use the Hot Cotton wash @ 60 degrees it goes on for hours, so I don't.
BTW my whites are fine.
^^yes, I agree about temperature/length of cycle etc.
We have so little white stuff (all cotton) that an infrequent 60C wash also serves as a hot "service" cycle - which is a good idea once in a while, because it can help to prevent low temp only "problems".
I always use a scoop of Vanish Oxy in my whites. Seems to keep them whiter for longer.
I wash all my towels, tea towels, dishcloths etc on a very hot cycle. It not only ensure all germs are killed on the washing but also keeps my washer clean. I've never had mould or bad smells in my machines.
This is from the NHS website
all underwear, towels and household linen should be washed at 60C (140F) or at 40C (104F) with a bleach-based laundry product to prevent germs from spreading

I use bio for that sort of laundry even though I wash them at a higher temperature
Problem with that advice Barry is that most items these days say to wash at 40C maximum.
Bleach based washing products? They would fade all your coloured wash and you can't wash coloureds at 60C. I think the NHS should stick to what they are supposed to be good at . ;-)
That's why all my linens and underwear are white. You can buy bio bleach based detergents for coloureds. The Ace I linked to will not fade your colours, I've used it for years. You can wash any cotton at 60 or more, the labels state 40 to appear eco - friendly.
Barry you can boil wash cotton -problem is not many things these days are made out of 100% cotton.

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