Whether it is a grass stain on your child’s soccer uniform, a perfect splat of mustard on your favourite pair of jeans or even red wine that uncle Henry spilled on your new area rug, we all have experienced those unexpected stains that need to be soaked and scrubbed before they go into the washer.
Now for those of you who have a washtub conveniently located near your washing machine, you soak the item and then transfer it into the washer so that the stain doesn’t set. Now, in newer homes, your laundry pair might be installed upstairs near the bedrooms or in a mudroom with no washtub nearby, so you end up having to use a sink or the bathtub.
Think about it, what a mess you could have on your hands. You have a stain that you need to soak so you head for the bathroom sink, you didn’t bring any stain removal product so you use the hand soap conveniently located next to the sink, you try your best to wring it out but you end up stretching and deforming the item.
Did you do enough to get the stain out? Probably not. So you take the dripping wet item and you hurry to get it into the washing machine but you have left a trail of water throughout the house. Sound familiar?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an option on your washing machine to pre-soak instead of having to go through all the above-mentioned trouble?
Good news is that a few of the most popular appliance brands have thought about this so your laundry day just got a whole lot easier.
Samsung has thought of everything when it comes to their top load washer featuring activewash™. The best of both worlds have come together, with an actual sink built right inside the washer for all your stain removal and pre-washing needs. With when you are ready to wash the item, all you need to do is lift the sink and let the items fall into the washer. To see activewash™ in action, watch the video below.
Now if you prefer front load laundry instead of top load laundry, don’t worry. Samsung has also thought about this as well. Whether you use steam to combat those pesky stains or you use the Pre Wash cycle, dirt and stains don’t stand a chance. Samsung’s Prewash is a cold-water cycle that you can run prior to the main wash cycle, this can be used for heavily soiled laundry and again no mess.
Whirlpool also has a solution in their top load laundry called Active Spray Technology, because everyday life can get messy at time. Active Spray technology virtually eliminates the need to pretreat clothing, but how does it work? This cycle saturates the entire load with a concentrated mixture of detergent and water and continues to recirculate this mixture. The clothes are sprayed evenly and thoroughly so there is no need to pre-treat and your load will come out clean. Check out the following video that highlights this key feature.
Like Whirlpool and Samsung, GE Appliances has also tackled this need with their newest technology known as the Water Station. This is an internal faucet that dispenses water and detergent so that you can easily pre-wash your clothes to avoid those stains setting in. Say goodbye to having to worry about where you are going to pre-treat those pesky stains and the mess that goes along with it.
Another option for you is GE Appliances’ Stain Inspector™. This specialty cycle lets you pick from over 40 preset stains and the washer settings are automatically adjusted and set for you. Who wouldn’t want to take all the guesswork out of wondering what water temperature you need to use to treat a particular stain?
So whether it is a grass stain on your child’s soccer uniform, a perfect splat of mustard on your favourite pair of jeans or even red wine that uncle Henry spilled on your new area rug, you don’t have to worry anymore. No more elbow grease is needed, let the washing machine do the work for you. If you are in the market for a new laundry pair, visit the BrandSource website to find a retailer in your area.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert