you use regular laundry detergent in a high efficiency washing
When you buy a
high-efficiency washing machine, they recommend you use special
laundry detergent specifically designed for high-efficiency
washing machines, usually identified by the special HE logo.
But can you use your regular detergent in your washing machine
These front little
washing machines require you to use laundry detergents that
are low sudsing. And unfortunately, regular laundry detergents
produce too many suds, even when you use them in smaller amounts.
And using a small enough amount to reduce the sudsing, can
result in your clothes not getting as clean as they should
If money is an
issue and you still have leftover regular detergent left,
use it in tiny amounts. But do be aware that your clothes
will probably not be as clean as you expect them to get.
Looking for an
environmental alternative? Often the organic or earth friendly
laundry detergents don't suds up as much as the regular commercial
brands, so you may find that you can use your favorite earth
friendly brand. And there are now some high-efficiency environmental
options available for laundry detergents now. If your favorite
health foods type store does not carry them, ask them if they
can bring some in, or simply order online.
Is your machine
brand-new? You might actually want to do the first few loads
of laundry without any detergent is all. Many of the commercial
detergents leave laundry detergent residue within your clothing,
and often has enough residue to wash for the next time you
want your those clothes.