The regular cycle is the go-to of the washing machine. It spins at a medium speed and includes a cool, rest process to reduce wrinkling. Perfect for dark colours, too, it won’t eat your clothes whole.
Top Tip: Zip up your fly and turn your jeans inside out before wash
Perfect for: cotton, linen, bedding, towels, jeans
Permanent press is perfect for synthetic fabrics, as it’s great at getting rid of nasty smells that can linger on man-made fabrics. Strong agitation plus slow spin is great for stopping wrinkling and piling.
Doesn’t actually press anything and not particularly permanent, though.
Top Tip: Wash your colours on permanent press and they’ll keep that colour.
Perfect for: synthetic fabrics such as knits, polyester and acetates
Delicate, hand wash or wool
All 3 do exactly the same thing: low agitation, so no stretching or ripping of your delicate items. Won’t do anything to that mud stain on your hiking pants, though.
Top Tip: Perfect for your favourite wool items (if they can be washed), as it prevents shrinking.
Perfect for: silk, sequins, lingerie, sheer fabrics, tights and loosely woven items
Rapid wash or speed wash
Again, two names, one cycle. Perfect for emergency washes, it has a short wash cycle and high-speed spin that gets the clothes drying quickly. Not the best for anything too dirty or too delicate.
Top Tip: Don’t chuck in items with tough stains, as the cycle isn’t strong enough to remove the dirt.
Perfect for: emergency washes with slightly dirty items that aren’t delicate.
So there we are. Now you can choose the right cycle for your wash without any hassle. Just make sure to use the right detergent too. Daz laundry detergent is perfect for all occasions, with a superior clean without extra steps. Just choose the right setting and it’ll all be great.