What does each washing cycle do?
General washing cycles
- Cotton: The default washing cycle for washing cotton laundry. This washing cycle is also used when taking measurements for the energy label.
- Synthetic: Use this washing cycle for synthetic fabric. Synthetic means it's not made of natural material. Think of viscose, nylon, acrylic, or polyester.
- Hand cycle: A hand washing cycle for washing delicate fabric that you'd normally wash by hand.
- Quick cycle: Use quick cycles to quickly wash half a drum full of slightly dirty laundry.
- Freshen up: With a freshen-up cycle, you'll freshen up about 2 to 3 kilos of laundry in 15 to 30 minutes.
- Wool: Your woolen clothes will be washed safely with this washing cycle.
Specific washing cycles
In addition to the general washing cycles, washing machines often have a number of cycles for specific applications. Below, you'll read what these specific washing cycles are for.
- Anti-allergy: An anti-allergy cycle includes more rinsing and washes at a higher temperature for a longer time. This removes allergens.
- Baby clothes: Cycles for baby clothing wash at a higher temperature for a longer time, in order to get an extra hygienic result. They also rinse more in order to remove any leftover laundry detergent from the laundry.
- Bedding: Specially for washing bedding.
- Dark laundry: A cycle for dark laundry ensures the laundry will retain its color for longer.
- Down: For all laundry that's filled with down. Think of pillows, sleeping bags, and down jackets.
- Mixed laundry: Mixed-laundry cycles are meant for washing synthetic and cotton laundry together.
- Curtains: This cycle is specially meant for curtains. On this cycle, your curtains will first be pre-rinsed extra thoroughly, in order to remove dust.
- Impregnate: Impregnate cycles are meant to keep outdoor clothing, which is specially impregnated, waterproof.
- Jeans: Specially meant for washing jeans fabric.
- Outdoor clothes: For washing microfiber outdoor clothes.
- Dress shirts: This cycle is gentle on your dress shirts and ensures they won't wrinkle as much.
- Sports clothes: Specially meant for sports clothes, rinsing on this cycle is done carefuly.
- Stains: There are washing machines that wash more intensely with a stain cycle, with attention for specific stains like grease stains, grass stains, or wine stains.
- Silk: For safely washing silk.