Basic guide to loading your washing machine to match drum size

Guide to basics: not all washing machines are the same size. So not all washes are going to be the same. One of the biggest differences between washing machines is the size of their drum. While a standard drum can generally hold up to 5kg worth of laundry, larger drums can hold much more.

Ariel Load Size

So with a larger drum, you can get more washing done at once, cutting down on the costs of more washes, as well as the time it takes. Yet it isn’t as simple as that. With more dirty clothes in the drum, there’s more dirt, so you’re going to need to use more laundry detergent in the wash.

Yet if the drum is too big, then you’ll rarely be able to fill it up. Then you’ll be wasting in every wash. So it’s a big decision to make, but once you’ve made it, how to make sure you get the best results regardless of the drum size?

With a larger washing machine

That bigger drum requires more detergent. Not only is there more dirt, but there’s more water, too. Follow the dosing instructions on your Ariel Power Gel bottle for perfect results. Too much laundry detergent and you’re not only wasting, but you may need to wash your clothes again. Too little and you’ll probably take out clothes almost as dirty as when you put them in.

If you have no more clothes to wash and you really need to get this one done, then try the half load setting on your machine. This will use less water than a full load.