Does the Quick Wash Setting Clean Your Clothes?

When you are in a hurry and don’t have time to wait for a full cycle to run through, you need a quick wash cycle. Short cycles are also ideal if you have small loads or delicate materials that aren’t suitable for a longer and more aggressive washing cycle.

What’s Quick Wash Setting?

Almost all washing machines have a quick wash setting. It’s also referred to as the “speed wash”, “light wash”, or an “eco wash” cycle. While most cycles last between 30 to 40 minutes, a quick wash cycle can be completed in less than 20 minutes. The cycle is of shorter duration and it is gentler than a regular or heavy-duty wash. The time advantage is apparent, but you need to know if your clothes will get clean.

Can This Cycle Clean My Clothes?

A quick cycle will clean your clothes if you don’t overload the washer and adjust the amount of detergent you use, as smaller loads require less detergent. High-grade commercial washing machines at a laundromat have the efficiency to deep clean clothes in shorter wash cycles. So, you can be assured that your clothes will come out clean after a quick wash. However, the quick wash cycle isn’t meant to clean clothes with ground- dirt or heavy stains.


When Should You Use a Quick Wash Cycle?

Sometimes, a quick wash cycle may be just what you need. A quick wash cycle can save money and time when used appropriately.

  1. Lack of time:

    Running out of time? A quick wash cycle takes less than 20 minutes. A quick pre-treat and once through the quick wash cycle should keep you on track with your schedule.

  2. Washing everyday clothes

    Washing clothes that need to be cleaned daily is a perfect opportunity to use the quick wash cycle.

  3. Removing simple stains

    Removing stains is easy if you treat the item and run it through a quick wash cycle. Pre-treat your stains and allow them to soak for a few minutes before running them through the quick wash cycle to eliminate the stains.

  4. Refreshing clothes

    Refreshing an item of clothing that has been in storage or needs a quick cleaning can be done with a quick wash cycle. This also works for new items you have just purchased. Once through the quick wash cycle and they will be ready to wear.

  5. Handling sensitive materials

    Wools, silks, and other delicate fabrics can be safely cleaned using your machine’s quick wash cycle.

Trying to figure out the settings on your washing machine can be a chore. The quick wash cycle is one setting that you can use to your advantage. At Fresh & Clean Laundromat, we can help you figure out which setting you should use for your laundry. Contact our staff to learn more.

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