Keeping up with the various washing programs in modern washing machines is a daunting task, especially if you are an inexperienced washing machine user.
Besides, manufacturers are coming up with new ones by the day. And the anti-stain setting is one setting that not many people are familiar with.
If you are one of them, you need to read this article. So read on, as there is a lot you will learn about it.
What Is Anti Stain Setting on a Washing Machine?
This setting was created to balance the variables used in washing to ensure success in stain removal in one wash cycle.
These critical elements include water, detergent, temperature, and drum rotations.
How It Works
The anti-stain setting is an innovation of a few frontline washing machine manufacturers. Among these is Hotpoint Appliances, which recently debuted a new range of washer models with this feature.
Known as ActiveCare Technology, it optimizes the variables to remove over 100 common stains. This technology works in combination with several other innovations working together to achieve its objective.
To start, there is the Anti Stain 20 degrees program, which adjusts the wash water temperature while activating the intelligent Digital Motion Technology.
This technology enables different drum movements aimed at maximum stain removal.
For more stubborn stains, they have the Anti Stain 40 degrees setting.
In this setting, the temperatures are higher for effectively removing different types of stains from coffee, tomato ketchup, and mud, among others.
Another innovation working in conjunction with the Anti Stain technology is the Full Load 45 program. At this one, you get to remove all types of soiling and stain from a large load within 45 minutes only.
Activating this technology means you do not have to pretreat the stains to remove them effectively, as is the case with other washing programs.
So courtesy of all these innovations, when it comes to real washing, all you’ve to do is to select the type of stain before the start of the program.
The washer will automatically adjust the other variables, such as the wash temperature, amount of water, rotation, and agitation level, for the best wash results.
The new washer models come in sizes ranging from seven, eight, nine, and 10 kg capacity.
Benefits of Anti Stain Wash
1. Saves Time
This program consolidated so many activities that are involved in removing stains into just one washing machine program. Without this program, the normal procedure involves premixing homemade or store-bought cleaning agents.
Then go through a pretreating procedure before waiting for a period of time before washing and rinsing. Using this program eliminates all that lengthy procedure.
All you have to do is to load and run the washing machine with the correct detergent dosage under the Anti Stain setting.
The time spent on the pretreatment and other procedures can be used for other essential household activities.
2. Saves Money
This feature incorporates technology to blend various essentials for an effective wash.
This lowers the power consumption, which is why it is possible to remove stains even at temperatures as low as 20 degrees.
Amazingly, this feature makes the machine quite effective in dispensing water and detergent dosing. Low power, water, and detergent dosing mean a low cost for laundry operations.
This innovative program cuts off the need for stain pretreatment. And as we found out above, it is a huge time saver.
But equally important is the money saving as you do not need to buy stain-removing agents for pretreating the stains.
Additionally, most people throw away clothes with really stubborn stains. That means buying new ones, which is an additional cost.
But with this program, you can effectively remove over 100 common stains, which means it is possible to extend the clothes’ life longer.
That way, you do not need to budget for new clothes frequently as you would with much less effective stain-removing washing programs.
3. It’s a Recent Technology
In comparison with some of the other programs, this is one of the most recent technologies, with only a few years in the market.
In fact, only brands such as Hotpoint Appliances, Bosch, and a few others have incorporated this program in their washing machines. So buying a washer with this technology, you’re benefiting from the latest innovation.
4. It’s Easy to Use
Even though it is a recent technology, it is one of the easiest-to-use washing programs. Most models we’ve tested have the most intuitive user interface that is easy to navigate, making the operation of this program relatively easy.
A Drawback of the Anti-Stain Feature
The washing machines are generally more costly.
As we’ve noted above, this is one of the recent technologies in washing machine programs. As such, a lot of research and development has gone into its production.
As is often the case, this cost is passed down to the end user. Consequently, washers with these programs are generally more expensive than the standard varieties.
How Long Does Anti Stain Wash Take?
Most washing machine brands may have different washing duration for this program, but in general, it takes an average of 45 minutes to remove most stains.
Over this wash cycle duration, most stains will be eliminated. Amazingly, this represents over 60% improvement in wash power compared to other machines.
Anti-stain is one of the most recent programs on washers to hit the market yet. We know washing machine technology is still evolving; therefore, more and more washing programs are bound to be produced.
Also, the setting has a load of benefits, from saving time, money, and ease of use to benefiting from the latest technology.
Of course, as is the case with all other programs, there is a price to pay for all these benefits.
In this case, the tradeoff is these washing machines cost much higher than the washers with standard programs.
Hopefully, by reading this post, you are better positioned to start using this program and improve your laundry performance.
I’ve also created a comprehensive guide on how to use all the settings on your washing machine that may interest you to read next.
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