Hot wash vs Cold wash (Cold Wash)

varanz
#1
Hey Guys,

Just wondering if you guys (Canadians) prefer hot wash or cold wash in regards to washing your clothes in the washing machine.

This is for my market research project, I am working for a company Vara NZ Ltd which manufactures Merino Wool socks.

Because Merino Wool shrinks in hot wash, so I am wondering if we need a big text saying "ONLY COLD WASH".

Thanks,

Jonathan W Chan and the Team at Vara NZ Ltd
 
Mogz
#2
This is kind of an obscure question, considering that the choice to wash clothes with hot or cold water doesn't boil down to any cultural standard....unless of course your Country lacks hot water then it's obviously cold washing only. That said i'm a cold water man, but that's only because I wash with Cold Water Tide™

P.S. Pay me money now Tide™
 
missile
#3
As I have a lot of dark clothing,cold wash is my preferred setting I use liquid Tide and Sunlight .
 
Toro
#4
You're kidding right?

Who washes dark clothes in hot water?

Are there whole countries wearing clothes that are 3 sizes too small?
 
JoeyB
#5
hehe NZ merino another thing we have in common, merinos...

wool stuff herein our household is hand wash only in tepid (not quite cold, maybe 25-30C ) water with wool wash. Socks get washed with other undies on a warm cycle, but haven't yet shrunk. I'm thinking the usual Wool Standard logo (pure new wool) and Hand wash or Gentle machine Cold wash, DO NOT BLEACH, DO NOT TUMBLE DRY, DO NOT PICK YOUR NOSE, COOL IRON etc... (but honestly who's **** enough to iron their socks???)
I'm sure many understand the properties of wool, because their mother scolded them more than once for putting their woolly jumpers in with the tracksuits, or other tops with zips (bad!)
Doesn't hurt to learn the hard way occasionally... everyone keeps saying these days 'ignorance is no excuse' so eh... let them find out the hard way
 
thulin
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Toro

Who washes dark clothes in hot water?

Who washes ANY clothes in cold water

Before I met my fiancé I separated dark and light clothes and washed them in 40 degrees celsius. Now a days my wash spectrum reaches as far as 60 and 90 degrees...

The´m women, what would we ever do withoute´m?
 
annabattler
#7
I wash with cold water....because the cost of heating the water,at least here in Ontario,is skyrocketing.
 
missile
#8
That's another good reason for the cold wash..after all,we are supposed to be conserving energy,right? I have to do aa laundry today,too
 
Curiosity
#9
Wash clothes????
 
missile
#10
Yes I am multi talented.
 
Curiosity
#11
OOOOOPS Missile

I didn't plan my post to plop next to yours - it does look like I am saying you are "washing challenged".

I never meant that to be....

...it was just a general doofus blonde statement honest....
 
missile
#12
No Problem! I just didn't want you to think I was so independently wealthy that I throw all my clothes away after wearing them once.
 
Curiosity
#13
Missile

 
Linda
#14
Whites are washed in HOT water. Usually left to soak overnight. Damn kids and their socks.

Darks are washed in cold water. Sometimes warm, depending on the amount of ick on them.

Lights are usually tossed in with the whites, unless there's a lot and then they get their own load in warm water.

Whites RARELY go in the dryer to dry completely. Turns em gray and if you are a regular bleach user, they'll turn yellow.

Usually just toss all laundry in the dryer on the "air" cycle to reduce wrinkling. Then hang to dry. 'Cept for towels. Towels air dried = loofah sponge.

Preference is to hang whites and bed sheets outside when weather/temp permit. In winter, whites are hung on a drying rack and sheets are in dryer.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by missile

I have to do aa laundry today,too

Hey this probably explains your signature about whitey! You mean your clothes!
 
I think not
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child

Wash clothes????


 
thulin
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by annabattler

I wash with cold water....because the cost of heating the water,at least here in Ontario,is skyrocketing.

I looked at a canadian power company and found that your prices were like 1/2 from mine..?!

OK, I live in a rental - heating included in rent..!
 
NickFun
#18
I use WARM water for eveything. Am I doing it wrong?
 
Curiosity
#19
Well.....

I'd say warm is better than hot in most cases except for things that don't care....

If "warm" is still too hot for your clothes you can tell if the sleeves won't bend, the buttons pop off and you can't sit down without help! :P
 
Toro
#20
I must say, 18 posts about laundry is quite impressive.
 
Curiosity
#21
Toro

Now now.... it's a cleaner topic than most!

I had no idea there were so many questions about it...

Procter and Gamble were no fools I see!
 
Curiosity
#22
OK OK I know it isn't often asked....but I would really like to know.....

Does anyone iron their sheets?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child


If "warm" is still too hot for your clothes you can tell if the sleeves won't bend, the buttons pop off and you can't sit down without help! :P

Ahhhh! So THAT'S what it is, it isn't the cheesecake and cookies after all!

(oh and no to ironing sheets, but I used to send sheets out to the dry cleaner to be washed, starched and pressed . . . 'way too expensive, though)
 
#juan
#24
Just the other day

I was washing my keyboard. I took it out early in the spin cycle though because it was too noisy.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan

Just the other day

I was washing my keyboard. I took it out early in the spin cycle though because it was too noisy.

Use fabric softener, it helps. Be sure to get the cyber-safe formula, though.
 
missile
#26
just some QTips and some rubbing alcohol should be enough to clear up any gummy crap that has gotten into your keyboard[and it dries very quickly,too]
 
missile
#27
Let's find out if anyone prefers cold showers to hot ones[and WHY? ]
 
Curiosity
#28
Back to keyboard for a min...

I vacuumed and lost my "S"....


I like warm spa showers in winter and cold ones in summer.... :P
 
Curiosity
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child


If "warm" is still too hot for your clothes you can tell if the sleeves won't bend, the buttons pop off and you can't sit down without help! :P

Ahhhh! So THAT'S what it is, it isn't the cheesecake and cookies after all!

(oh and no to ironing sheets, but I used to send sheets out to the dry cleaner to be washed, starched and pressed . . . 'way too expensive, though)

Haggis

Cheesecake? I thought it was health food!!! Protein and such.
:P Cold water it is tho...I'll try that first before I give up cheesecake.
 
NickFun
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child

Well.....

If "warm" is still too hot for your clothes you can tell if the sleeves won't bend, the buttons pop off and you can't sit down without help! :P

Could also mean I need to hit the gym.
 

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