What Is the Best Laundry Detergent for my Washing Machine?

Not all kinds of laundry detergent are created equal. These days it is possible to choose between a wide variety of specialised detergent brands for every type of fabric, washing machine and cleaning task you can think of! Surf excel is here to help. We’ll help to clarify which is the best laundry detergent to use in your washing machine, and why it is important to choose your detergents carefully.

Hand Wash Detergent vs Detergent Designed for a Washing Machine

There are a few reasons why the detergent you use to hand wash your clothes won’t work well inside your new washing machine. Most importantly, a hand wash detergent creates a lot of suds and foam – too much for your washing machine! When washing clothes in a washing machine, it is important to choose the right matic detergent – Surf excel Matic Top Load or Surf excel Liquid for top loading washing machines, or Surf excel Matic Front Load for front loading washing machines.  

Laundry Detergent for Front-Loading Machines

Not only do you need to choose a type of washing machine powder that is designed for washing machine use, but you also need to be aware that different types of washing machines require different kinds of detergent! A front-loading washing machine agitates the clothes at very high speeds to get all the dirt out of them. This means that liquid, hand wash, or top-loading detergent will start to foam excessively under those fast-spinning conditions! Too much foam and the machine will be unable to rinse out all the detergent, leaving scum and build-up all over the inside of your machine. The Surf excel Matic Front Loading detergent is formulated so that it won’t foam.  

Where to Put Liquid Detergent in a Washing Machine?

The Surf excel Matic detergent is a lot more powerful and concentrated than what you will have been used to for handwashing, so you will need to know where to put laundry detergent in the washing machine to best clean your clothes. Just follow the directions on the label. In front-loading machines there is a drawer compartment above the door, where it will be added to the clothes during the wash cycle. Never place laundry detergent directly on to your clothes in the drum – this strength of the detergent is enough to discolour and damage your fabrics.

For semi-automatic machines, before you add your clothes, add your detergent, allowing it to dissolve in the water fully before adding your clothes. The question of where to put detergent in a washing machine that is top loading is a little bit easier – add the detergent into the main drum with the clothes, and then begin your chosen wash cycle.  

Laundry Detergent vs Household Cleaning Products

You might be wondering if other types of household detergent products – liquid handwash soap, shampoo, dishwashing soap – might work in a washing machine. Unfortunately, the high temperatures, intense spinning, and large volumes of water inside the average washing machine mean that only specialist washing machine detergents should be used inside your washing machine. These laundry detergents will help treat stains and clean your clothes without damaging or discolouring any of your items in the process. And there you have it!

The best detergent for your washing machine is Surf excel Matic: specially designed to take care of clothes inside your washing machine, getting the best results out of your new machine. And here’s another tip for you: You should always use a detergent for sensitive skin which has stain-lifting power. Regardless of what you pick, don’t overuse it and your laundry will come out nice and fresh.