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Better Stain Removal Using Your Washing Machine


Your washing machine has the key to better stain removal. If you’re not happy with your stain removal, start using the tools of your washing machine.

When it comes to getting clothes clean, stain removal is often a separate issue and must be dealt with individually, depending on the type of stain involved. But what part – if any – does the washing machine itself play in this little stain-fighting drama?

Technically washing machines are designed to wash clothes. Removing specific stains is not necessarily in the washing machine’s job description. Still, there are some ways in which a washing machine can help with stain removal.

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Spring Cleaning: Helpful Appliances and Cleaners

Spring Cleaning starts with fresh linens. Tell us about your washing machines and earn a bonus this week from Viewpoints Rewards.

Spring Cleaning starts with fresh linens. Tell us about your washing machines and earn a bonus this week from Viewpoints Rewards.

Spring is a time for renewal and fresh starts, and spring cleaning is a vital part of the process. Cleaning out your home after months of hibernation from the cold can be stressful, but Viewpoints reviewers come to the rescue and recommend washing machines, vacuums, dishwashers, and other general household cleaners that can help make this year’s spring cleaning the easiest yet.

Editor’s note: Earn double Viewpoints Rewards points this week (through April 18) for dishwashers, washing machines, vacuums and household cleaners. Write a review here

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How To Deal With a Small Laundry Room

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A small laundry room needs special considerations. A stackable washer/dryer, or an all-in-one washing machine may be the answer for a small laundry room.

When a family is dealing with a small laundry room, one way to save space is by opting for either a stackable washer/dryer or an all-in-one washing machine. Knowing the advantages one has over the other and each type’s unique drawback will help greatly in making the right choice for a small laundry room.

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VIDEO: Smart Motion Technology Improves Kenmore Washers

Video: We’re always eager to tell Viewpoints users about new options for washers and dryers, and Kenmore offers some intriguing advances with its new line of high-efficiency front-load washers.

The new Kenmore Washers with Smart Motion Technology have features include stain treating, ultra-large capacity and limited vibration. But what exactly is Smart Motion Technology? Well it involves moving the drum (in the washer) five different ways to help give every kind of laundry great care and cleaning. But is this all it’s cracked up to be? Or just a marketing ploy?

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Best Portable Washing Machines

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Lots of people don’t have room for a washer and dryer, but you may be able to do laundry at home with one of these top-rated portable washing machines.

Portable washing machines have come a long way in just the past few years.  Today, portable washing machines clean better and use far less energy than portable brands did even three short years ago. In fact, other than the size of the load, today’s portable machines do just about everything that their bigger brothers do — only for a lot less money.

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Be A Smarter Shopper At Presidents Day Sales

Presidents Day Sales

It can be tempted to buy things just because they’re on sale, but it’s better to do research and make smart shopping decisions at Presidents Day Sales.

Never buy anything simply because it is on sale. That having been said, Presidents Day weekend sales will be virtually everywhere.  It will be difficult to swing a wallet or a purse without it hitting a sale somewhere.

It almost doesn’t matter what one is looking for this Presidents Day, as nearly everything will be marked down somewhere.  That includes both brick and mortar stores as well as online venues.  TVs, computers, tablets, smart phones, garden items, clothing, furniture…everything must go at bargain prices this Presidents Day weekend.

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Best For: Best Washing Machine for Cloth Diapers

The best washing machine for cloth diapers has huge capacity, spins efficiently and uses enough water to avoid soap residue. Bottom irritation does not equal happy baby! So trust the new moms and dads on Viewpoints to share the lowdown on the best machines for dirty, cloth diapers. Front-load or top-load. Choose your weapon.

GE Top Load Washer GTWN4250DWS

“I haven’t had any issues at all with my GE Top Load Washer at all. I wash a lot of laundry since we use cloth diapers, and I have two children in diapers. I certainly put this washing machine through the test, and it has proven to be extremely durable.” -lhudd

Avoid This Washing Machine: Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Super Capacity Washer 4753


Every once in awhile we come across a product with a failing grade, and we want to warn you about it. If you’re in the market for a new washing machine, skip this Kenmore dud.

Certain home appliances can make our lives easier – or make us want to tear our hair out. These are the things we often use daily, and the washing machine is at the top of the list. Not only are they a huge expenditure, but they also impact how our clothes look and feel. While many people did have positive things to say about the Kenmore HE2 Plus Front-Load Washing Machine, a significant number gave it one-star reviews with nothing but complaints. We want to forewarn you to avoid these same issues.

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What Are Those Funky Washing Machine Smells?

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Washing machine smells are an unfortunate and common problem. You can easily clean your washing machine to get rid of washing machine smells.

I’ll bet it’s happened to you. You step into the laundry room, and out of the blue it hits you: that funky, nose-wrinkling smell that’s coming from, of all places, your washing machine.

Washing machine smells are not your fault. You did nothing wrong. It’s simply a perverse twist of nature that a washing machine, a machine designed to keep other things clean, should itself need to be cleaned from time to time.

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