The Rag Company Podcast
Episode 79

How To Wash Your Microfiber Towels | DETALKS

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The most POPULAR question we get asked is, "How do you wash microfiber towels?" Contrary to many recommendations we have seen on the web, we thought we would make a simple and factual video on which washing methods are best! First question we need to address is, " What is microfiber made of?" The two most common material combination is Polyamide and Polyester. Typically a towel is made of a blend between the two, which could be 80/20 or the more sought after 70/30. In a nutshell. microfiber is made of really really fine...plastic. So what happens when plastic gets too hot? It melt! Microfiber has a melting point of 140 degrees, in which most household furnaces will boil water that is hot enough to melt the towels. This is why we commend washing microfiber on a cool to warm setting. Never boil microfiber. What about detergent? Any "free and clear" detergent is what we recommend. No fabric softener or scents should be in your washing detergent. A TRICK that we recommend is putting 1/2 cup to 3/4 a cup of distilled vinegar into the bleach tray on the washer. This vinegar will provide more cleaning power, resulting in a softer feel and less stains. Yvan Lacroix recommends Optimum Power Clean as a trick to wash microfiber. However, you don't absolutely NEED specific microfiber detergent. We hope this video helps people on how to clean and wash microfiber! Have some washing tricks of your own? Let us know in the comments!

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Guests: Levi Gates, Yvan Lacroix and Dann Williams Recorded by Dane Hennen & Anthony Fisher Edited by Dane Hennen

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