High Efficiency (HE) Washing Machines
Computer Controlled front loading HE Machines are superior to Top Loading agitator machines. They save energy, water and money while increasing the life of clothing. They even enable you to wash things that required Dry Cleaning.
But if you use the same old brand detergent, all you get is the same old results of depositing residue, fragrance and brightener. You might as well keep your old machine and capture the rinse water for the next wash. If you find this concept disgusting listen up.
Brand name detergents for HE Machines are reformulated for compatibility with the Horizontal Axis machines, but their purpose remains the same. It is to deposit fragrance, optical brighteners, surfactants, lubricants, softeners, PVP etc. These chemicals give the illusion of clean clothes and a way for different brands to distinguish themselves, by odor but they are actually counterproductive. The chemical residue irritates skin and eliminates water repellency, breathability, wicking, rapid drying, softness, insulation and elasticity of fabrics.
Because HE Machines rinse so well, detergent manufacturers need to use more fragrance etc to ensure that they can leave enough in your clothes. They actually charge more for "HE" formulas. They should be called "anti HE" because they are designed to overcome your new machine's ability to leave less residue.
To get the cleanest residue free clothes use Sport-Wash® Residue-Free Detergent (RFD).Sport-Wash® has no fragrance, brightener, oil, softener, silicone, lubricant, enzymes, PVP or anything else that doesn't rinse completely. Sport-Wash® is different from all other detergents, HE and regular. It is formulated to rinse completely, so it is not fighting your machine to leave residue behind. With Sport-Wash® in your HE Machine your clothes smell like fresh air, not a flavor called "Fresh Air". Because Sport-Wash® rinses completely it allows repellents to work like new. It restores breathability, wicking, rapid drying, softness, insulation and elasticity. Sport-Wash® RDF makes color, fibers and elastomers last longer. It has no oxidizers which destroy colors and weaken fibers. It cleans by using superior surfactency to release the oils that hold soils, stain and smells. While the residue of other detergents erodes fibers with particles that fissure and crack them, Sport-Wash® keeps them new and smooth so you don't need lubricants or softeners for soft feel and you don't need PVP or other sealants to maintain color. The residues of other detergents hold more odor than the fibers themselves so by leaving no residue, Sport-Wash® actually reduces the ability of the garment to retain odors. This makes it possible to enjoy polypropylene and other olefin base layers without the odor retention problems.
With a new HE Machine and Sport-Wash® Residue-Free Detergent (RFD) you can experience a new level of clean without the chemicals you have been marinating in since your were born. Eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and other reactive skin disorders are constantly triggered by exposure to detergent and softener chemicals. These can all be eliminated with Sport-Wash® Brand RFD and an HE Machine. Sport-Wash® will make any machine leave less residue, but the results are best with an HE Machine. Many HE manufacturers recommend a maintenance cycle ones a week with hot water and no clothes to clean residue out of the machine to prevent odor. With Sport-Wash® this is never necessary. Sport-Wash® will clean up any old machine and keep a new one in pristine condition.
Finally, Sport-Wash® will save you money. It costs less to use and completely eliminates the need for Fabric Softeners and Hot water. You only use 1 oz per wash load of Sport-Wash® versus 3 to 4 ounces of other products. Saving millions of tons of fuel for transport.
Sport-Wash® Brand is a net savings to the environment because it's use eliminates early failure and replacement of everything you wash, saving you and the environment many times the cost of our product.
I encourage you to visit www.atsko.com website and find the category "Clothing Care" with-in "Technical Info". From Clemson University Studies of residue weight and flame resistance to do it yourself water repellency testing, data is presented to back up the claims you have just read. Also visit www.cleaning101.com/laundry/HE.pdf for a view of the world that embraces fragrance and optical brighteners.