Geheime wasmasjienknoppie slaan ses uur se droogtyd af – sonder 'n tuimeldroër

Geheime wasmasjienknoppie slaan ses uur se droogtyd af – sonder 'n tuimeldroër

Having a tumble dryer might be handy, but it’s not great for your energy bills.

According to Energy Saving Trust, a tumble dryer roughly uses 4.5kWh per cycle, which could equate to around £1.30 for each wash.

Should you be wasgoed frequently throughout the week, it’s easy to see how quickly the energie rekening can mount up.

If you would like to save yourself some money, there is a button you need to be pressing on your washing machine.

Revealed by a social media user, on the platform X (formerly known as Twitter), the user described the benefits of the spin button.

« After I have done a load of washing I always put the load on an extra spin to get more water out of the clothes, » the user posted. « Will be quicker to dry then. »

Without putting clothes on a spin cycle, or using a tumble dryer, it might take all day for your clothes to dry.

And who loves seeing an airer take up residence in your home all of winter?

By putting on a spin cycle straight after the washing cycle, the clothes retain less water, which means they should be quicker to dry.

In response to the social media user’s tip, another posted: « I love this one.

« My grandma taught me this one. Very handy if you’re putting your clothes on a maiden to dry, knocks about six hours off the drying time. »

Both these responses were to money-saving guru Martin Lewis’ request on X.

Martin Lewis had originally asked his followers for the « best, easiest home energy efficiency tips ».


The higher the RPM (revolutions per minute), the drier the clothes will come out of the washing machine.

All this means is that the faster the spin cycle, the more water can be extracted from the clothes.

As more water is extracted from the clothes, the drier the items will be when you take them out of the washing machine.

And the drier the clothes are, the less time is needed for them to completely dry.

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