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Get More Out Of Your Laundry

October 25, 2021 – 4 min read

When it comes to laundry, the majority of us only use the most basic functions of our washing machine and dryer. However, many contemporary laundry appliances incorporate an extensive range of special features and unique washing and drying modes, so why not take the time to explore more?

If you want to get the most out of your washing, make use of all the different cycles your washing machine offers.

If you want to learn more about clever features, cleaning tips or are looking for new laundry appliance recommendations, all you have to do is read on!

Fisher & Paykel matching washer and dryer in a beautiful modern laundry.

Full Steam Ahead

You are probably very familiar with steam cleaning. But did you know steam also does wonders when it comes to clothes? Steam works by gently expanding fabric fibres, refreshing lightly worn garments by reducing odours and restoring their natural shape and structure.

Steam is a lower temperature cycle that uses minimal water, this makes it appropriate for almost any fabric type – from delicate silks and sportswear, through to cotton, linen and blends. Making use of steam functionality can freshen up your clothes. and remove odours. Steam can also dewrinkle your clothes, reducing the time you need to spend ironing.

Fisher & Paykel understand every fabric has its own needs for the best care. This is why Fisher & Paykel washing machines with Steam Refresh are skillfully designed to deliver remarkable fabric care, regardless of the garment.

“Steam is a lower temperature cycle that uses minimal water, this makes it appropriate for almost any fabric type – from delicate silks and sportswear, through to cotton, linen and blends.”

Many of Fisher & Paykel’s Front Load Washers with Steam Refresh not only have a high 4.5 star WELS water rating and a 4.5 star energy rating, they include a Steam Refresh cycle that diminishes odours and eliminates wrinkles in just 20 minutes! No need for a full wash cycle, you can easily refresh your garments in less time than it takes to watch an episode of your favourite TV show. The benefits of a steam washing machine are endless!

No Time To Waste

They say don’t work hard, work smart. The same goes for laundry. Add a little intelligence to your next load of laundry with Auto Dose.

Auto Dose is a clever system that automatically dispenses the exact amount of detergent you need for each wash, no matter how big or small the load is. This ensures you aren’t wasting detergent with your load, and as a result provides a cleaner, gentler wash.

Want an appliance that can auto dose? This Fisher & Paykel 11kg Front Load Washer distributes the exact amount of liquid detergent required based on load size – this means less waste, less hassle and less detergent residue from pouring in a bit too much, with the bonus convenience of not needing to fill the dispenser for every wash. Genius!

Find Your Perfect Pair

If you desire seamless washing, match your Fisher & Paykel washer with a Fisher & Paykel clothes dryer. We suggest the Fisher & Paykel 8kg Heat Pump Dryer with incredible energy efficiency, fabric care and heat pump drying technology. It dries your clothes at a lower temperature and has 13 drying cycles to choose from, so you can confidently select the best cycle that will dry your clothes, whilst also delivering exceptional fabric care.

Short on time? Just select the Quick 30 cycle to dry your clothes in 30 mins – it’s super quick and still maintains care of your fabrics. Perfect for when you’ve got a handful of items to dry in a hurry, like your work shirts and your kid’s school uniform.

Fisher & Paykel washers and dryers are purposefully designed to complement each other both aesthetically and functionally. Complete your Fisher & Paykel appliance suite and bring new levels of care and ease to your day-to-day laundry.

Looking After Your Washing Machine & Dryer

Wondering how to clean your washing machine or dryer? Fisher & Paykel can help! Here are some of their handy tips to cleaning and caring for your laundry appliances. When you are ready to clean, it is recommended that you turn off the taps to prevent the chance of flooding should a hose burst and turn off the power at the wall.

If you tend to wash using cold water and with fabric softener, complete a wash cycle at 40C or above at regular intervals (eg. Every 5th wash). This helps to prevent the fabric softener creating a waxy build-up.

You can clean the the surfaces of your washer or dryer with a soft damp cloth only and wipe dry. Do not use scouring or spray cleaners as they can damage the paint and plastic surfaces.

For your washer, you can clean the fabric softener dispenser by rinsing it with warm, soapy water.

To clean the door, use a soft damp cloth to remove any water marks or other residue. Don’t forget to remove any items or lint accumulating in the bottom of the seal catchment, and wipe out any water that might’ve accumulated there. Unpleasant odours can develop if this isn’t cleaned.”

When it comes to your dryer, it is vital that you clean the lint filter. Lint is usually formed during wearing and washing. Fibres released from the clothes during the drying cycle are collected in the lint filter.

Be sure to clean the lint filter after every load, as the lint produced in the drying process can become a fire hazard if it is left to accumulate in or around your dryer.

The lint filter is normally positioned in the door opening (at the bottom). There is usually a warning light that will flash at the beginning of every cycle to remind you to clean the filter. Lint becomes a fire hazard if left to build up, and will reduce the efficiency of your dryer.

There are plenty more smart and clever features when it comes to washers and dryers, especially with Fisher & Paykel appliances. Our team are ready and waiting to assist, visit us in store or online to explore our huge range of washer and dryer appliances.

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