60 degrees Celsius is a recommended hot-water temperature for certain kinds of linens, heavier clothes, and certain stains… and it starts by knowing your washing machine’s features as well as knowing what temperature your hot water heater is set to as a steady setting. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of washing your items in a 60 degrees wash.
It is not recommended that all clothes are washed on high temperatures. It should only be for heavily soiled items including towels, bed sheets, and cloth diapers. It can also be effective when washing clothing that has fat-based stains such as oil or butter that you can combine with a dab of stain remover first such as Sard Wonder, Power Stain Remover.
Sard Wonder comes in a handy stick or spray that you can direct straight onto the stain in question, leave it for 60 seconds and then just pop into the wash. It even works on stains like red wine.
A 60 degrees laundry can be used for heavily soiled white clothing as well, but it is suggested that you check the label first to ensure it is ok to do so. You may want to add bleach to add sparkle to your whites as well. One thing to bear in mind is that washing on high temperatures also results in a high electricity bill, as high amounts of energy are being used.