How to use chlorine bleach in the laundry
When bleaching a load of whites, use 3/4 cup of liquid bleach in a standard washer and those with high efficiency washers should consult their appliance manuals or call the manufacturer. Typically the amount of bleach per load in a high efficiency washer is equivalent to the maximum fill line of the bleach dispenser, but check to be sure.
When pre-soaking laundry bleach safe fabrics, first remove as much soil as possible, then use 1/4 cup per gallon of warm water. Anything stronger can damage the fabric.
So for the TL:DR crowd here’s the quick summary:
- Clean, rinse, sanitize, wait 1 – 5 minutes. Rinse again if it’s stainless steel
- Food prep surfaces require a 200ppm or 1 TBSP chlorine bleach per gallon of warm water.
- Other surfaces may use a 500ppm dilution or 2½ TBSP chlorine bleach per gallon of warm water.
- Laundry pre-soaks 1/4 cup per gallon or 3/4 cup for a full load in a standard, top loading washer.
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