Using your washing machine

Washing machines: Using your washing machine

  • Expert advice from Which? on getting the best from your washing machine
  • Guide to washing temperatures and the truth behind washing at 60 degrees
  • Find out what laundry symbols mean and how to cut down on water use

What's in this guide

Program guide

All you need to know about washing machine programs and washing temperatures.

Washing symbols

Use our handy illustrated guide to find out what the common washing symbols on clothing labels mean.

Should I be cleaning at 60?

The truth behind washing at 60. Does laundry get a sanitising wash? What happens to running costs?