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Old 17th July 2012, 11:12 PM
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So, Iím watching a conversation on Facebook about washing powder, someone has asked the question about machines, front loader vs. top loader...anyway thatís the easy bit!

Then someone mentioned having to use different washing powders for each machine. I couldnít help chip in with my comment of ďwe use front loaders in the UK and I use surf, since coming here I use surf in the top loader, whatís the difference?" wow, I never knew people where so passionate about washing powder.

But seriously, should we be using a different powder for our top loader, why? I canít imagine P&G (and other manufacturers, if any) making formulaís for both top loader and front loader machines??

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Yes, there's a difference, but not between the type of front loader you used in the UK, but the "newer" HE front loaders that everyone is buying.

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ha ha

I don't know what's worse - you 'watching a conversation on Facebook about washing powder' or me checking that what I thought was the answer was correct
But you are not alone - Google gave me 393,000 responses to the question
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You can: Put front loading power into top loading machine - however it 'may' not perform at its optimum as it isn't developed to compliment that type of machine. It will under foam (clean) Not enough soap.

You can't: Put top loading powder into a front loader as it will over lather and may cause damage to the machine, or may not rinse efficiently. Too much soap.
and this from the soap powder manufacturer OMO site
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Top Loader or Front Loader and High Efficiency

Top Loader detergents produce high foam levels. They are ideal for top loading, twin tub machines and for handwashing but should not be used in front loading or high efficiency machines.

Front Loading and High Efficiency machines can be damaged by high levels of foam and require a specially formulated low suds detergent such as OMO Front Loader & High Efficiency which produces only a small amount of foam.
phew . . . have a good day!
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i know i know...not the most thrilling way to spend a morning, however i found a facebook page for the village i live next to and it has helped quite a lot, got a few recommendations of places and services, a lot of expats too which is great for when you need some advice.....So i will sticking with my surf then lol



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ha ha

I don't know what's worse - you 'watching a conversation on Facebook about washing powder' or me checking that what I thought was the answer was correct
But you are not alone - Google gave me 393,000 responses to the question
think this is about right:



and this from the soap powder manufacturer OMO site


phew . . . have a good day!
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ha ha

I don't know what's worse - you 'watching a conversation on Facebook about washing powder' or me checking that what I thought was the answer was correct
But you are not alone - Google gave me 393,000 responses to the question
think this is about right:



and this from the soap powder manufacturer OMO site


phew . . . have a good day!
Wow- I need another drink to understand all this.

I am using an old Maytag (USA) made top loader used them for the last 30 years with no service calls.

I use liquid Persil (sensitive skin) for top loader because I hate the residue powders leave.

It would be interesting to debate every household cleaner- could lead to a PHD

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i know i know...not the most thrilling way to spend a morning, however i found a facebook page for the village i live next to and it has helped quite a lot, got a few recommendations of places and services, a lot of expats too which is great for when you need some advice.....So i will sticking with my surf then lol

Get a life girl, go out and soak up the NZ vibe, life is too short to worry about consumerism. My Mother did her washing with a gas copper, carbolic soap & dolly blue & robin starch.

We all looked immaculate when we left the house- not so when we returned covered in mud

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Get a life girl, go out and soak up the NZ vibe, life is too short to worry about consumerism. My Mother did her washing with a gas copper, carbolic soap & dolly blue & robin starch.

We all looked immaculate when we left the house- not so when we returned covered in mud
I have a life Thank You! I was merely asking a question which is what i thought this forum was for? No? My mistake...

However, im glad i asked as i wouldnt want to waste all that searching for vibe time whilst on my hands and knees mopping up from a broken machine...or would you have your mother do that too?? Lifes too short!
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I have a life Thank You! I was merely asking a question which is what i thought this forum was for? No? My mistake...

However, im glad i asked as i wouldnt want to waste all that searching for vibe time whilst on my hands and knees mopping up from a broken machine...or would you have your mother do that too?? Lifes too short!
It was meant tongue in cheek,

If I offended your sensibilities I am sorry, maybe Facebook would provide the answers to light humour.

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As was mine.

I'm assuming this is the case with your reference to facebook, and shan't take it as a derogatory remark.

Have a lovely day.

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So, I’m watching a conversation on Facebook about washing powder, someone has asked the question about machines, front loader vs. top loader...anyway that’s the easy bit!

Then someone mentioned having to use different washing powders for each machine. I couldn’t help chip in with my comment of “we use front loaders in the UK and I use surf, since coming here I use surf in the top loader, what’s the difference?" wow, I never knew people where so passionate about washing powder.

But seriously, should we be using a different powder for our top loader, why? I can’t imagine P&G (and other manufacturers, if any) making formula’s for both top loader and front loader machines??
Ha ha!!! Me fink you short of summat to do worrying about washing machines n powder ;-)

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