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Laundry Detergent Cup ???????
Old 06-27-2020, 05:53 PM
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I read an article that mentioned youíre supposed to throw in the wash the cup with the laundry detergent. This way it washes it at the same time with the laundry. I had never heard of this. I usually just let it sit there and after several times then I rinse it. Do you put it in together with the wash??


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Old 06-27-2020, 05:57 PM
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Yes, I've always thrown it in with the wash. Now I use pods.
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I didn't know that.
Old 06-27-2020, 05:57 PM
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I thought I was just being lazy. I like a clean detergent cup, so I used to dump the detergent then drop the cup on top. Then I'd fish it out and put it back on the bottle after the cycle was over.
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Wait...what?
Old 06-27-2020, 06:08 PM
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My mind is actually blown by this. I hate the thought of the soapy cup, but my top loader locks the lid before the cycle starts. Iíve been unscrewing the vent cap and he-manning the gigantic jug over the dispenser. You mean to tell me this has been totally unnecessary?!
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:10 PM
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I havenít done it yet- I just read the article and was so surprised. I wonder if it makes a difference with front or top loader???


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Old 06-27-2020, 06:13 PM
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Hm. It was always an accident when I did that I use pids now, though.
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:15 PM
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I've never heard of that! With my old washing machine, I used to rinse out the cup with the water that was filling the washing machine. With my new one, you have to put the detergent in first, put the clothes in, close the machine, and THEN it will lock and start filling with water, so there is no way to do that.

I have to say I really don't notice that big of a difference- since I buy the smaller jugs where the cup ends up upside down on the jug, the detergent doesn't build up in it or anything. I probably wouldn't bother with washing it but that is an interesting thought!
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:38 PM
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I used pods (though ‘pids’ is my favorite autocorrect for the day) until I realized they weren’t “melting” properly and were leaving stains on my sheets. When I bought this wonderful washing machine, the salesman shook his head at pods and advised me to go back to liquid.

I use the jug like Haley and the cup/cap just drains back into the container. However, confession time: I rarely use the cup/cap, I just pour some in (the salesman also advised me to pour it into the bottom of the tub before adding clothes).
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:42 PM
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I've done it for years
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:53 PM
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I always do but just to be efficient and avoid soap drips, not because I thought it was "the correct" way to do it.


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Old 06-27-2020, 06:56 PM
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I've done it for years. Sometimes it goes through the dryer, too I do this for the ones that are really big and have the little "pump" thing.

I don't do it for the ones that are pourable. When you put the cup (which is also the lid) back, it drains back into the container. I usually rinse it with the filling water, though and then put it back on. For pourable, I don't always use the cup.
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:57 PM
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Yup! I have done this for as long as I can remember!

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Old 06-27-2020, 07:18 PM
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Never heard of that. I use powder Tide whenever possible. I found that my towels smell fresher when I use powder. Unfortunately with some products being more difficult to find, my powdered Tide is in short supply. The liquid Tide I have been using has the cup that drains back into the jug.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:22 PM
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huh. never heard this.

my cap just sets inside bottle with a special drainage deal...

on the very last load of the jug, tho, i fill the jug up as the washer fills and shake it and dump in--a few times and rinse the cap out too--just to get all the last remnants of soap!
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:25 PM
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Huh? Isn't the lid of your bottle the cup? So, when I use liquid detergent, I just screw the lid (cup) back on to the bottle. Are the rest of you just leaving an open bottle sitting on the laundry shelf while you run your laundry?
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:27 PM
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I use detergent that comes in the really big tubs with the pump type dispenser too. I don't use the cup though. I just sit the jug on top of the washer right above the detergent drawer. The drawer pulls out from the front of the machine in the top right corner. I can pour the detergent right in the drawer from the jug without having to lift it. I have a front loading washer so I can leave the detergent jug sitting on the machine.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:58 PM
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Are the rest of you just leaving an open bottle sitting on the
No, mine is a pump dispenser. It sits on the edge of the shelf and you pump it into the cup. The cup is supposed to catch the drips but it doesn't. So I have a stash of cups that I use for measuring detergent and the cup/lid for putting over the pump.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:58 PM
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With my old machine, I rinsed the cup as it was filling. My new machine has a button that allows me to rinse, so I do that.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:37 AM
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This was news to me, too.

However, my new machine adds detergent automatically so I just pour a bottle in when it gets low and forget about it.
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I use powder
Old 06-28-2020, 05:03 AM
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I couldnít get my trusty Tide with Bleach powder so l go liquid. It was a messy! I ended up throwing in the lid and the lid broke. I like being able to adjust the amount so I donít use pods. They sell very little powder detergents in the stores...maybe people are hoarding it.
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:07 AM
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For he-manning!

Thatís exactly how I feel trying to maneuver one of those big detergent jugs.

I have never heard of washing the detergent cup. Maybe rinsing it out once in a while...
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:12 AM
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I throw the measuring cup in recycling and just dispense directly into the little drawer.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:34 AM
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Whether it's liquid or powder detergent, I've never heard of this either and it's not like either has been dirty to have to wash it...well, not dirty in my case anyway. I don't know about other people.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:47 AM
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No, I've never thought about doing this. Since the cup is my lid, and it's only used for detergent, I can't imagine it being "dirty". I'm also klutzy enough to knock the bottle off the shelf while the lid is washing.

I don't get the idea of washing it out. I throw it away with the bottle when it's empty, so it's not like it's used forever. Interesting thread.
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Old 06-28-2020, 11:20 AM
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Yep, I do it about once a week. DH thinks itís crazy.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:09 PM
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Yes! I throw it in after I load detergent in the little holder thing. Clean detergent cup every time!
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:01 PM
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I had no freaking clue and I am mad at myself for never thinking of it! I canít use powdered detergent because of our humidity ( it turns it into a solid block) so I used liquid for years with a gross cup or dragging the thing to the dispenser always leaving a mess. I have since converted to pods, but now I know liquids could be an option!
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:14 PM
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I use about half of what is recommended because we have soft water and always drop the cup in after I put my soap in the dispenser. I didn't know it was recommended. I like the clean cup.
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