I did laundry this weekend, sheets, nightgowns and the like. This load, not particularly large, came out of the washing machine all tangled in one giant knot – the nightgowns were intertwined into the sheets and everything, and I mean everything, was twisted and knotted and a mess. It took me forever to undo the mess to put each item into the dryer.
It goes to the fact that these new machines don’t have an agitator so the clothes swim and spin and swirl in one free-motion mess. I take great care to load the machine in a circular order but I’m thinking once I close the top, they are having some sort of party down there, laughing at my clothes – hey, did you see the hole in her nightgown?!
The Giant Knot is a pretty popular complaint of these washers – I found tons of reviewers saying the same thing
*my clothes were always wadded up in knots, literally. I would have to go out and untie them during wash and rinse.
*the clothes do end up in a huge, mangled ball
Maybe I should go back to the old school way to wash clothes. My grandmother had one of these. She also had a washboard in the laundry room worksink where she used Fels Naptha on my grandfather’s dirty shirt collars. But in the good old days, laundry detergent had ingredients that actually got clothes clean. Today, with all the HE machines and detergents that are good for the environment, I am always shocked how many spots don’t come out.
It’s a gorgeous Monday – bright sunshine and no rain which, after yesterday’s downpours, is a nice change of pace. Heading to Home Depot – yee haaa, how exciting you say.