The key to treating stubborn laundry stains is addressing them immediately. If you wait until later, the stain can set into the clothing and be more difficult to remove. Most stains are able to be removed with a little bit of care and patience. Successful stain removal starts by pretreating stains prior to washing in LG washers.
You want to blot the stain from the outside, and work inwards, to prevent making the stain bigger. Blotting should be done using a well wrung damp cloth and cold water. For thicker liquids and solids, carefully remove the excess, first, before blotting the clothing. After blotting the stain and removing as much as possible, treat the stain with a stain treatment product.
There are also several home remedies you can use, like cornstarch for oil-based stains, baking soda for grease stains, and lemon juice to remove stains from whites. It is recommended to leave home remedy stain treatments on the affected area for about 10 minutes before rinsing in cold water. For difficult oil and grease stains, you may make a paste with a small amount of cold water before applying to the stain, and leave the treatment on for up to 15 minutes.
Keep in mind, even after using a stain treatment, the stain might still be noticeable before the clothes are washed in your LG washer. After washing the clothes, inspect for stains and, if they are still present, do not put them into the dryer, as heat will set the stain in the clothing where it is even harder to remove. Instead, retreat the stain and rewash the clothing.
To learn more about LG washers and dryers, or other home laundry solutions, contact one of our professional laundry experts today at 800-875-1533.
High Efficiency (HE) LG washers include many energy saving features that are not normally found in conventional models. While the costs for conventional top loading washers might be several hundred dollars less than a HE front loading LG model, in the long run you will end up spending more money with the conventional machine.
How Do Conventional Washers End Up Costing More than HE LG Washers?
Conventional washers require between 40 and 60 gallons of water per wash cycle, compared to 12 to 15 gallons of water per wash cycle with HE LG washers. Any loads where you use warm or hot water also means your hot water heater has to run longer to reheat any water used. In addition, you have to use more detergent, fabric softener, and bleach per load with conventional machines, than you do with energy efficient LG models.
If you take your operational costs, like electricity, water, laundry supplies, and so on, along with the cost for a conventional washer over the average 7 years a conventional machine lasts, and compare them to the same costs and average of 10 years a high-efficiency LG washer lasts, it is clear to see HE LG washer models end up costing less, even though they might have a higher initial upfront cost.
To learn more about the energy-saving features in LG washer models and how these save you money, contact one of our laundry appliance experts today at 800-875-1533.
You have several different options when it comes to selecting LG washers to fit your needs. One option you might consider is the traditional method most people are familiar with, and this is to purchase your washer and dryer as separate units. This option is perfect if you have a laundry room in your home with washer and dryer hookups already installed. Another option some people utilize is to stack their washers and dryers to help save on space. This method requires placing the dryer on top of the washer, so you do need plenty of height in the room where the units are installed. However, this does free up space, where the second unit would have rested, for you to install a laundry table for ironing or folding your clothes. A third option available is to consider washer dryer combos that combine both appliances into one single machine.
LG Washers Capacities Should Be Matched with the Dryers
Whenever you are selecting LG washers as separate appliances from your dryer, you need to make sure to match the capacity of the washer with your dryer. For example, if you were to purchase an extra-large capacity washer and pair it with a regular sized dryer, you would not be able to dry all of your clothes at the same time. Instead, your laundry loads would end up having to be split in half, because you would have to run two dryer cycles for every single load washed. This is also not energy-efficient, because if you were washing 16 pounds of clothing at a time and your dryer could accommodate 12 pounds of clothing, you would be spending excess electricity to dry 4 pounds of clothes. Nor is it energy-efficient to cut your laundry loads down to 12 pounds, because you purchased an extra-large capacity washer, which would end up being a waste of money. The best solution, of course, is to purchase matching pairs: find a washer that matches your existing dryer, or look at an all-in-one unit.