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Vapour Action: Turning the heat up in all the right ways

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Electrolux's Vapour Action washing machines allow a highly customisable wash, from temperature to vapour action cycles, resulting in cleaner, healthier and softer clothes.

What’s in a stain? Lots, apparently. Stains can take the form of one of five types based on their source, and knowing what you’re dealing with is instrumental in determining how best to get rid of them, and the water temperature to use in cleaning.

Electrolux’s Vapour Action washing machine automatically incorporates a vapour cycle for programmes utilising wash temperatures over 40°C.  Vapour is created below the drum and allowed to rise naturally and more effectively into the clothes within.  The vapour action method of washing is powerful enough to sanitize and clean clothes; as well as rejuvenate fabrics by opening up each and every strand of fibre, resulting in overall improvements in stain removal.

Using  a vapour action washer comes with some beneficial side effects. It is capable of performing an anti-allergy wash that reduces most allergens and germs on clothes such as dust mites. The result is a hygienic wash that ensures your clothes are truly clean and healthy to wear.

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Electrolux’s Vapour Action washing machines allow a highly customisable wash, from temperature to vapour action cycles, resulting in cleaner, healthier and softer clothes.

Combined with easy to use and customisable wash settings courtesy of the popular Time Manager system, users of the Vapour Action washer can enjoy greater flexibility when doing their washing.    Electrolux’s vapour action washers are also unique in that a second vapour cycle is included at the end of the last rinse. This means clothes come out of the machine softer and warmer due to the vapour action, naturally de-wrinkling clothes and saving you the effort of ironing them later!

Some tips on removing stains:

Oil-Based Stains
Stains from sources such as motor oil, hair oil, lotions, kitchen grease and foods like butter are usually oil-based stains. The solution is to treat the stains with either a prewash spot remover or detergent before washing the fabric in hot water. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.

Tannin Stains
These are spots left from any substance containing tannin, such as wine, coffee (without milk), fruits and juices. The traditional method of removal is to soak the fabric for half an hour in a solution of liquid detergent and warm water before laundering in a washing machine in the hottest water the fabric can take with detergent. Particularly strong stains may require the cloth to be washed with bleach. Do not tumble dry before such spots are removed as the sugar could caramelise and leave a brown stain on your clothes.

Dye Stains
One of the more troublesome stains, since dyes are what colour our clothes and are meant to stick. They can come from blueberries, grass and mustard. Removal from fabrics start with using a prewash spot remover or liquid detergent on the spot and rinsing before soaking in a diluted solution of oxygen bleach. If the stain remains stubborn, soak the whole garment in chlorine bleach and water.

Protein-Based Stains
Stains usually caused by substances containing protein, such as cheese or cream-based food, faeces and baby formula. Generally, protein-based stains should be cleaned with cold water, as hot water can cook the proteins, causing them to coagulate between the fabric’s fibres.

Combination Stains
Usually a combination of oil or wax and dye, such as make-up, shoe polish, chocolate and tomato-based foods. These tough spots require the removal of the oily or waxy portion before the dye, but success may not be guaranteed. For best results, attempt to remove the spot while it’s still fresh.

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