"Myth #1: Using more detergent and water makes for a better clean
False. Modern washing machines are marvels at achieving maximum results while using minimal energy and water. But many people continue to believe, erroneously, that adding extra water or detergent will get clothes cleaner.
Myth #2: Only hot water gets clothes truly clean
Mostly false. If by "truly clean" you mean sanitized, then yes, you'll need hot water (very hot, in fact). If you're serious about sanitizing, look for NSF certification, which verifies that 99.9% of microorganisms are killed in a wash cycle.
Myth #3: Detergent alternatives and dryer balls work just as well as traditional products
Mixed truth. Laundry is no stranger to the convoluted, often pseudo-scientific world of green alternatives that carry vague promises of being "natural" and "safe.""
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Laundry has certainly come along way over the last century. Machine washers and dryers have improved...