You’re not the only one curious about laundry capsules, which are also known as laundry pods. How do you use them?
How many laundry pods do you need for one wash? Where do you place the capsules? These are all frequently asked questions regarding this latest addition to our households. They’re undeniably useful, but are they always the best option for your clothes? And, if so, how should they be used?
Remember that these palm-sized capsules pack a punch, allowing you to toss your detergent in with your clothes. They reduce the possibility of unpleasant, difficult-to-clean detergent stains while delivering the optimal combination of soap, fabric softener, and fragrant scents into your wash. A boon for those with hectic schedules.
If you’re scratching your head and wondering whether a laundry capsule is something you should use regularly, we have put together this comprehensive guide to help you understand the often overwhelming selection of detergent alternatives available.
What Is a Laundry Capsule?
Laundry capsules are an excellent way to do your laundry because they are both simple and easy to use. A laundry capsule typically contains an intense liquid detergent and, on occasion, powdered additives that have been pre-measured to the appropriate amount and are extremely convenient to use. They save you from the hassle of having to figure out how much soap to use, mixing multiple products, or dealing with messed-up laundry.
If you follow the directions on the bottle correctly, capsules will dissolve completely in the wash, and a bonus is that the package they come in is usually recyclable.
Quick Instructions for Using Laundry Capsules
The below instructions are applicable to top as well as front-loading washing machines.
- Using clean, dry hands, remove a laundry pod from the storage container and close the container tightly.
- Place the laundry pod in the bottom of the washer’s drum. Make sure you don’t place the capsules in the dispenser slot (If the load is large, two pods will be required.)
- Put your clothes in the washer.
- Wash normally, using the appropriate wash cycle.
Laundry Capsule FAQs
- How do you use a laundry capsule more efficiently?
The first rule of thumb for efficient use is to place the pods in an empty washer bucket before loading clothing and water. If the pod is placed on top of a pile of laundry, it may not decompose properly. This may result in streaks and spots caused by detergent residues left on damp garments. If the machine is filled with clothing and the pod does not have access to enough water to dissolve, streaking may occur.
The pods and sachets are compatible with both standard top-loading washers and high-efficiency top-loading and front-loading washers. Never put the pod in a dispensing drawer; instead, place it directly in the drum.
- How do you ensure the water temperature is proper?
To determine the best temperature, read the package of laundry capsules as well as the instruction labels on the garments you’re washing. If the instructions say to use a washing temperature higher than 30 degrees Celsius, it means the capsule will only react and dissolve if the machine is set to that temperature.
- When do you place a laundry capsule?
Is it better to put laundry pods in the washer before or after the clothes? That’s a common question. Before loading any clothes into the washer, add laundry pods. If the pod is placed on top of the clothes, streaks and spots may appear.
- What should you do if spots and streaks appear after washing with pods?
Rewash the clothes right away, using only the water in the washing machine and no detergent pods or other additives. Use the highest setting to allow the most water into the washing machine tub.
- How many laundry pods to use when you have larger loads?
Extra-large loads of clothing necessitate more detergent, and you should use two laundry pods to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned.