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

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    Blood

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    Toothpaste

THESE NEED HOT WATER

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    Lipstick

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    Grass

THESE NEED COLD THEN HOT

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    Red Wine

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    Mud

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    Perspiration

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    Spaghetti Sauce

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    Chocolate

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    Baby Food

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Some stains or fabrics may require additional steps. Check out How to Remove Stains from Clothes for more details. Always check and follow your appliance and clothing use and care instructions before beginning any task.
Hot or cold water for stains in Maytag® washer.

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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