New Jersey USA
Member since 4/4/05
Date: 11/25/11 12:58 PM
Help! The old top loader bit the dust and we've now got a super efficient front loader with lots of bells and whistles (literally). It has a "wool/hand wash" cycle and only uses a maximum of 2 Tablespoons of HE detergent for a very full load of laundry.
My question is: can I use Orvus Paste in this baby? My Orvus is in a big jar from a feed store and turns firm in our basement in the winter and is semi-liquid in the winter. I know that I can mix it with water instead of putting it into a washer straight so that it's dissolved before it's mixed with the laundry but I don't know how much to use in a front loader, proportions, etc.
Anyone got any experience with Orvis and the new front loaders? If so, please share.
Member since 4/20/15
Date: 4/20/15 8:37 PM
Did you ever find out how to use Orvus in your front-loading washer? I am interested also. Thanks!
Member since 12/13/08
Date: 4/20/15 8:56 PM
Wow--I have only ever used Orvus to hand-wash things! Did not ever think to put it in the machine. I had mine turn cloudy and thick this winter for the first time (thankfully I knew this could happen). How much Orvus would you normally use in a top-loader?
I don't know much about front-loaders, but isn't the issue with regular detergent that it makes too much suds? IIRC, Orvus is formulated NOT to do that, so I would think that the amount might be sorta similar....? The quilters might know better (sometimes they don't make it out of the quilting forum), so you might ask them, too! :)
~Gem in the prairie
|Doris W. in TN
Member since 2/9/04
|In reply to SewMuchFun51 <<
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Date: 4/20/15 10:05 PM
When I bought a front load washing machine, I gave away my Orvus paste. It is entirely too sudsy for a front loader, IMO, and I was not willing to mess with it.
I use Charlie's Soap for the things for which I used to use Orvus.
-- Edited on 4/20/15 at 10:06 PM --
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