Thursday, April 3, 2014

Smelly Towel Cleaner Review & Giveaway**Closed**

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have a really great new product to share with you that I just learned about called Smelly Towel Cleaner and you are going to love this really clean and fresh scent! It is lightly scented and has a softener and a booster that will brighten your laundry!
Main Features:
*Removes Odors
*Prevents Mold
*Removes Mildew
*Softens laundry
*Brightens laundry
*Soften towels and make them more absorbent and fluffier without using chemicals
*Can be used in regular and front loading machines
It takes about one level cap or 1 Tablespoon of Smelly Towel Cleaner for a full load of laundry in a normal wash cycle. If the odors are more extreme, you may need to soak them first before you wash them. Do not use on new dark colored items as fading may occur. Use without detergent to remove odor.  Use just a 1/2 tsp with detergent to prevent mold odor, soften towels and make them more absorbent and fluffier without using chemicals!
You can also use this cleaner to get the odors out of your washing machine or dishwasher if they begin to smell. They do make a dishwasher cleaner, but from what I have been reading on their website, this one will work just as good unless you just want to buy two separate products. I prefer to use one for both problems since it makes no difference.

You will love using this simple solution to getting your machines and your laundry, especially towels, clean and fresh smelling. I also learned a lot of good tips that I didn't know about my front loading machine and I have listed them below. I bet there is at least one of them that you didn't know either. So, this was a very educational product for me!
There are 3 tips to preventing odors in Front Loading Machines: 
The Soap Factor

Using too much detergent is the main cause for washing machine odor because it causes excessive sudsing.  Suds will accumulate in the folds of the door gasket and on the inside of the plastic, outer tub just above the normal waterline where soiled water splashes up and doesn't get rinsed out. Cleaning cycles don't reach the splash area so your best defense is using a cleaner that can be used with laundry.

*Using HE detergent is necessary for the warranty, use and care of HE machines.  Not using it can void warranty on any parts.
*Unless you have soiled laundry use no more than a tablespoon of detergent in any machine.
*Use your favorite soap but for persistent or returning odor many people find powder detergent causes less odor

Don't Use Fabric Softeners

If it’s a fresh washer you crave, liquid fabric softener is one of your worst enemies.  Liquid fabric softener has a tendency to leave a residue behind that builds up on the inside of outer plastic tub. It also accumulates in hard-to-reach places such as under the agitator and above the splash line. When combined with water, this residue makes the perfect food source for mildew to grow and cause washing machine odor.

The solution is simple: switch to fabric softener sheets or dryer balls. The sheets can be cut in half and even reused and still be effective. They even have an added bonus of preventing static in the dryer. Keep in mind softener and/or sheets can be overused and cause problems with long dry times and multiple repair attempts by coating the lint screen and/or the moisture 

The Water Factor

Clean laundry starts with clean water.  The temperature and hardness will make a difference in the operation of the washer and how clean your laundry is.
One common question customers have concerns water left behind after a cycle is complete:  When a cycle is complete there's a gallon or more of water left in the pump and motor assy, the drain tubes and the bottom of the tub.  This water shouldn't be visible but you may hear it as the tub is shaken and it's forced out upon the next use. Many people like to use only cold water for washing in order to save energy.  After all, that's why we bought it - right!

That makes perfect sense but the temperature of the water can also be a culprit of washing machine odor. While it’s unrealistic to wash all your laundry in hot water it can be used as an effectivve way to keep odor away as it better dissolves residue and can help prevent mildew from growing.  

A hot wash as your last cycle on wash day is great preventive maintenance to keep odor away and It's a perfect chance to do more soiled laundry!   Also, especially if leaving for a vacation or the washer is not going to be used soon, a second rinse is a good idea.

About Smelly Washer:
We created the first washing machine deodorizer, Smelly Washer Cleaner (formerly Purewasher), in 2005 after our founder, Paul Flynn, noticed a need for something customers could use regularly to remove the stinky residue left behind when washing laundry in both regular and high-efficiency washing machines. This residue often led to a mildew or mold odor in the machines themselves as well as on towels and other laundry, and sometimes throughout the entire house. Regular washing machine maintenance helped the problem, but it was not enough to completely get rid of the odor. 
As an appliance repair technician, Paul was familiar with the buildup that caused odor and often provided customers with tips and advice on keeping odor away after cleaning their washers. However, bleach and other commonly used cleaners were ineffective. The washing machines sometimes needed to be taken apart in order to eliminate the smell at the source. Customers needed something they could use themselves to clean their clothes washers.

Connect with Smelly Washer:

Mailing Address:
PO Box 502
Savage, MN 55378
Phone:  952-465-6444  ** Fax: 952-440-1927

The great folks at Smelly Washer will be giving one winner their own bottle of Smelly Towel Cleaner, just like the one I just reviewed! You will love this product. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Gala said...

It would be nice to try Smelly Dishwasher Cleaner

ale ol said...

Smelly washer for SURE!!

Dorrie Turner said...

The Smelly Washer Cleaner would be awesome to try. Thanks for reviewing the product!

Lisa T said...

The Smelly Dishwashers Cleaner would be great to try.

Kim Pinch said...

I would love to get the smelly washer cleaner.

freddie said...

I have smelly towels so I would get the Smelly Towel Cleaner. I would love to see if it works. dwelchert at yahoo dot com Debbie Welchert

Jessibeth Vicenty said...

The Smelly Washer Cleaner no doubt!

Kristen said...

I've used the Smelly Towel Cleaner and it really works!

I'd like to try the one for the disposal.

Ken Ohl said...

love to try the smelly towel cleaner. thankyou, ken

christina dutra said...

i would like to try the smelly washer cleaner.

adrienne warren said...

would love to try this, the smelky towel cleaner, bet it would work on socks too. What is it with men and their feet? They have extra stink glands in their toes?

Jennifer Hiles said...

I would be very interested in trying the smelly washer cleaner.

Stephanie said...

I'd love to try the garden scent softener and booster and get rid of my smelly towels!
steph4575 at msn dot com

MELINA said...

I would like to try the smelly towel cleaner.

MELINA said...

I would like to try the smelly towel cleaner.

Kathy said...

I need the Dishwasher one!!! I have a regular top loader, I tried 2 front loader washer's that are HE, it is set up for odors as they do not use enough water.. I do not like them,, But still doing my washer would be good:)

Kathleen Quinlan