kitchen, bathroom & laundry blog
July 20, 2018

Care for the clothes you love with laundry tips from Miele and designer Collette Dinnigan

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Treat your delicate fabrics with the appreciation they deserve. Miele and designer Collette Dinnigan share tips on how to maintain and care for your most cherished garments.

COTTON:

  • White cottons can be washed at temperatures up to 95 C
  • Coloured cottons can be washed at temperatures no higher than 60 C to avoid fading
  • Cottons can normally be tumble-dried. Check the drying instructions of your garment care label
  • Cottons can be ironed at a high temperature using steam

WOOLENS:

  • Don’t pin sweaters directly to your washing line
  • Never hold up a wet cashmere sweater by the shoulders as it will stretch out (keep your cashmere in a lump when you pick it up wet and lay it flat to dry, pressing it gently with a towel)
  • Always fold cashmere sweaters in thirds so you don’t get a fold line running down the front of the jumper

SILK, LACE AND DELICATES:

  • Hang your silk and lace garments in the bathroom during a shower. The humidity will remove the wrinkles for you.
  • To reduce distortion caused by clothes hangers on lace garments. spray the area of your garment until its damp before wear. Body heat will work with the water to smooth out the marks.

STAIN REMOVAL

  • Perfume and deodorant stains can be pre-treated with a solution of citric acid (1 part to 5 parts water), then washed in the usual way
  • Lipstick stains can be dissolved by dabbing with eucalyptus oil or glycerin before washing
  • Make up stains on synthetic fabrics can be removed with a little pure alcohol or white spirit. With cotton, linen, viscose and wool, use natural soap before machine washing
  • Red wine stains can be attacked with white wine, sherry or clear alcohol and a large pinch of salt

Miele washing machines offer you the very best cleaning performance combined with gentle laundry care.

For more information, visit your local e&s showroom to find out more on Miele washing machines and dryers or view the range here: https://bit.ly/2J7hndC

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