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How to wash trainers: eight mistakes you might have been making

How to wash trainers: eight mistakes you might have been making

From checking the label to using a colder wash, the Which? experts run down the key things you should and shouldn't do when washing your trainers.

Seven things you need to know when washing workout wear and gym clothes

Seven things you need to know when washing workout wear and gym clothes

The Which? experts come up with their top seven tips for active wear, including knowing how much detergent to use, what temperature to wash at, how to get rid of smelly bacteria build-up and why to avoid fabric conditioners.

Seven simple tricks to fix a noisy washing machine in lockdown

Seven simple tricks to fix a noisy washing machine in lockdown

If you're noticing strange or loud sounds from your washing machine, our seven simple tricks will help you to fix it. We also reveal three quiet washing machines from Miele, Haier and Zanussi that have recently been through our rigorous lab tests.

How to stop plastics from your clothes polluting the planet each time you do your laundry

How to stop plastics from your clothes polluting the planet each time you do your laundry

Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic pollution, caused by the breakdown of synthetic clothes, including when washing them. Which? experts demystify the issue and explain how you can reduce your impact when doing laundry.

Change this laundry habit and help cut CO2 pollution by 400,000 cars

Change this laundry habit and help cut CO2 pollution by 400,000 cars

New Which? research has revealed that switching from 40°C to either 30°C or 20°C can cut energy use by as much as 62%. If the whole UK did this, it would be the same as taking around half a million cars off the road.

Petrol stations could close due to coronavirus: we explain how to drive and refuel safely

Petrol stations could close due to coronavirus: we explain how to drive and refuel safely

Following warnings that some petrol stations may need to shut down due to a 70% drop in sales, here’s how to plan your journey and protect yourself and others if you need to refuel

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What to do if your washing machine breaks down during coronavirus confinement

What to do if your washing machine breaks down during coronavirus confinement

Follow our tips to see if you can get your washing machine started again. If there's no fixing it, you can still get a replacement from online retailers, or you can see if a local repairer can fix it.

Coronavirus: How to wash clothes and kill germs

Coronavirus: How to wash clothes and kill germs

You can (mostly) wash as normal, make sure you wash your hands and don't touch your face if you're handling the clothes of someone exhibiting symptoms.

Five things you need to know about juice and smoothie diets

Five things you need to know about juice and smoothie diets

We expose the health myths around juice and smoothie diets, and what you need to know before embarking on one. Find out how claims around cold-press juice, nutrient extraction and vacuum blending stack up, and what to watch out for.

Can Lakeland’s unusual soup maker rival Morphy Richards?

Can Lakeland’s unusual soup maker rival Morphy Richards?

Lakeland's Jug Soup Maker is quite pricey compared to rivals, but it has as few extra tricks up its sleeve. We've tried it out to see if it lives up to the price tag.

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