Tag: cleaning

Is your washer-dryer faster than a dung beetle?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 21 February 2015
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Washing machine

One of the washer-dryers in our most recent tests takes more than eight hours to dry clothes. How long would you wait for dry laundry? And what's it got to do with dung beetles!? (more about washer-dryers...)

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Steam mops: are they interfering with your radio?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 15 February 2015
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steam mop

Household chores seem much less of a drag when you can do them to music. But what if your cleaning equipment interferes with your tunes? Our testers noticed this with some steam cleaners in our latest tests. (more about steam mops...)

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Your view: how to save money on your dishwasher

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 7 December 2014
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Hand washing in a sink

Our debate on money-saving dishwasher tips took an interesting turn. Rather than dishwasher detergent tips, your top tip was to ditch the dishwasher altogether. Can you really get away without one? (more about dishwashers...)

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What are your money-saving dishwasher tips?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 25 November 2014
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Inside a dishwasher

Dishwasher tablets can quickly add up to over £100 a year and that's before you factor in the cost of rinse aid, salt and using the machine. But are there cheaper options that give the same results? (more about the dishwashing tips...)

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How long should your washing machine last?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 9 July 2014
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Wrecked washing machine

How long your washing machine lasts is one of the main considerations when shopping for a new model - so how about putting expected lifetimes on washing machines? (more about washing machines...)

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Do antibacterial products beat hand washing?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 19 May 2014
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Hand washing in a sink

A bit of dirt never did anyone any harm, according to the saying. But is that really the case? As sales of antibacterial products increase we wanted to know – are we becoming more paranoid or are the risks real? (more anti-bacterial products...)

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How hi-tech are your home appliances?

by , Researcher Energy & Home 22 February 2014
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Fridge

Is your washing machine a boring white box, or is it a smart, wi-fi connected model pre-loaded with apps to make cleaning your clothes as much fun as playing games on your smartphone? (more about appliance features...)

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How do you sniff out a good laundry detergent?

by , Researcher Energy & Home 20 December 2013
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Woman smells clothes

Crystal rain, moonflower and ylang, ruby jasmine – not words that are normally associated with washing your clothes. Are you enticed by laundry detergents with fragrant-sounding names? (more about laundry detergent fragrances...)

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Is life too short to empty the lint filter?

by , Researcher Energy & Home 19 October 2013
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Tumble dryer lint

Modern appliances are designed to make our lives easier, but many come with little maintenance tasks we should carry out regularly to keep them running smoothly. Do they always make it on to your ‘to do’ list? (more about appliance maintenance...)

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Vacuuming the stairs – how do you clean yours?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 28 April 2013
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A set of carpeted stairs

Of all the jobs around the house, vacuuming the stairs is the most groan-invoking. But there are several different ways to approach the problem - so how do you clean yours? (more about vacuuming the stairs...)

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Revealed: the new Dyson… er… thing?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 5 February 2013
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New Dyson invention teaser image

Dyson's teasing its newest invention. But the dazzling array of metal tubes, plastic things and circular doohickeys in its teaser video don’t give much away. What do you think it might be, and what do you want it to be? (more about Dyson's new product...)

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Powder vs liquid detergent – which cleaned up in our tests?

by , Senior Business Researcher Energy & Home 7 January 2013
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Gel detergents

Once again, Which? tests have shown up the differences between liquid and gel detergents compared to powders. So is powder or liquid detergent the way to go if your main aim is to get your laundry clean? (more about laundry detergents...)

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Is your appliance lying to you?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 26 November 2012
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Washing machine timer

Time remaining displays on washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers can help you plan your day around your chores. But what if the predicted time differs from the actual length of the cycle? (more about appliance timers...)

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There’s a mouse in my kitchen! What would you do?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 26 November 2012
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An empty mousetrap outside a mouse hole with tiny footprints leading away

With the recent drop in temperatures, I've been warming up my house for the ensuing winter months. But it seems I've inadvertently created a nice cosy space for some uninvited guests... (more about removing mice...)

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