MATCH THE STAIN TO THE WASH TEMP
Find out if you need cold or hot water, or both, for common stains like these.
THESE NEED COLD WATER
THESE NEED HOT WATER
THESE NEED COLD THEN HOT
Why hot or cold water matters for stain removal
Hot water sets some stains while dissolving others. For instance, when choosing hot or cold water for blood stains, selecting hot could cause the stain to “cook” into your clothes.
Many stains respond best to a rinse or soak in cold water, then a wash cycle in warm or hot. See this guide about pretreating and removing multiple types of stains.
How to get a dual-temperature wash in one load
The Extra Power button by Maytag boosts stain-fighting performance on any wash cycle with a dual-temperature wash.
- A ten-minute blast of cold helps lift stains that dissolve best in cold water and prevents the rest from setting.
- A higher temperature targets stains that need warmer water.
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