I’ve been reading a lot about additions to white laundry like OxiClean, peroxides, baking soda and bleach. I have not had much luck with just bleach and stain fighters/color-boosters, so I would like to try these methods. However, I have an under-the-counter front-load HE washer (it’s small), and I am not sure how I should add anything other than bleach to a load. How should I add powdered agents? Thank you!
I am somewhat puzzled by your “not much luck with bleach” comment. So here’s some background information on laundering process and products and some suggestions for you:
So after reviewing the points above, I think some process changes probably are your best first steps. Do NOT mix the bleaches/additives. Powder detergents are better for removing dirt/mud than liquids. If you chose to use them, make sure the powder is COMPLETELY dissolved BEFORE adding the clothes. If not you decrease the cleaning power and end up with powder clumps/film on your clothes.