How to Bleach White Towels
- Separate white towels from other laundry and wash them together in one load.
- Soak heavily soiled towels in a mixture of one gallon of cool water and 3/4 of a cup of bleach for five minutes.
- Add towels to the washer tub.
- Fill the bleach dispenser with bleach.
- Set the washing machine to hot and choose a normal cycle.
How do you bleach towels without ruining them?
Use 3/4 cup regular bleach for your white and bleachable towels. Use 3/4 cup color-safe bleach for colored towels. If your washing machine doesn’t have a bleach dispenser, mix the bleach in 1 quart of water. Add this mixture five minutes into your washing cycle.
Is bleach bad for towels?
Nonchlorine (oxygen) bleach is generally good for colored washables, but it will not disinfect, and overbleaching with any kind of bleach may weaken the fibers and make towels less absorbent. Instead, wash them in the hottest water that’s indicated safe for colored towels.
How do you bleach white towels in a front loader?
For best results in a standard washer, dilute the bleach with 1 quart of water and add it 5 minutes after the machine has begun agitating. If you have an HE washer, use the bleach dispenser and fill it to the “max-fill” line. Skip the fabric softener, especially for the towels.
How long soak towels in bleach?
How long can they soak, maximum, without hurting the towels? For your towels, I recommend a bleach soaking solution of ¼ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2 per 1 gallon of cool water for 5 minutes.