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Only a few know: where to add vinegar in the washing machine

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Only a few know: where to add vinegar in the washing machine

Vinegar is not only a versatile kitchen ingredient, but also a useful household helper. It can be used to clean various surfaces, remove odors, and even wash clothes.

However, not everyone knows where and how much vinegar should be poured to avoid damaging the washing machine. House Digest explained how to use the acid correctly to make your clothes soft, fluffy, and fresh.

Vinegar as a fabric softener is the best choice for people with sensitive skin because, unlike traditional laundry detergents, it does not contain harsh and irritating fragrances.

Where to add vinegar

Where and how to add vinegar to soften your clothes will depend on the type of washing machine you have.

If you have a front-loading appliance, you should pour white distilled vinegar into the fabric softener compartment.

For top-loading washing machines, add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the appliance dispenser during the rinse cycle.

Regardless of the type of washing machine you have, make sure you do not mix vinegar with bleach, as this combination will create toxic fumes.

Only a few know: where to add vinegar in the washing machine

Vinegar is not only a great alternative to fabric softener, but also one of the best ways to clean your washing machine.

To do this, pour two cups of the acid into the detergent drawer, set the water temperature to the hottest setting, and let the appliance run through a full wash cycle. Afterwards, you should clean the vinegar out of the washing machine. Add 0.5 cups of baking soda to the drum and turn the appliance back on.

If you have a top-loading washing machine, you need to pour the vinegar directly into the drum.

Only a few know: where to add vinegar in the washing machine

Risks associated with the use of vinegar

Do not use vinegar as a fabric softener more than once a week. Frequent washing with acid can be too harsh on clothes, especially delicate fabrics.

You also don't need to clean your washing machine with vinegar every day, as this can lead to corrosion.

In addition, the acid can damage the rubber parts in the appliance, so make sure you don't pour too much vinegar.

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