What does each washing cycle do?
General washing cycles
- Cotton: The default washing cycle for washing cotton laundry. This washing cycle is also used when taking measurements for the energy label.
- Synthetic: Use this washing cycle for synthetic fabric.
- Hand cycle: A hand washing cycle for washing delicate fabric that you'd normally wash by hand.
- Quick cycle: Use quick cycles to quickly wash half a drum full of slightly dirty laundry.
- Freshen up: With a freshen-up cycle, you'll freshen up about 2 to 3 kilos of laundry in 15 to 30 minutes.
- Wool: Your woolen clothes will be washed safely with this washing cycle.
Washing cycles for fabrics and clothing types
In addition to the standard washing cycles, a number of washing machines also have programs that focus on a certain type of fabric or type of clothing. The names of these programs often speak for themselves; silk for the silk laundry and jeans for jeans. Terms such as outdoor clothing, bedding, and baby clothing are also self-evident.
Washing cycles with a specific function
Some washing programs don't focus on a type of fabric, but have a specific function. Examples of this are the anti-allergy program and the impregnation program. The impregnation program keeps your outdoor clothing water-repellent with a special impregnating agent. The anti-allergy program uses more rinses and washes at a higher temperature, so you'll be less itchy.