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    Microfiber and Hot Water

    I know you are not supposed to use high heat when drying your microfiber. I have read conflicting threads on weather to use hot or cold water to wash. A video from Griots says to use hot water. Others have said cold.Which is correct?

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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    Use what you want - hot water from the washer is not going to get hot enough to damage the MF.


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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    I normally use cold wash, cold double rinse on my MF's. When they are especially dirty I use hot wash and double cold rinse. I have seen no negative performance from the hot water use. I feel the hot water does clean the towel better. I also use very little Purex free and clear detergent. I would guess 1/2 an ounce or less.

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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    I wash all my MF towels with warm water. The packaging of my Griot's Garage PFM drying towel said to wash with it with hot water, but I don't. Mainly to save energy, not because I'm worried about damaging the MF towel. My towels all seem to come out clean and soft enough anyways.

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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    If your towels are soiled, use hot water.

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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    As everyone has stated authoritatively here, MF can handle hot water. Unless your water heater is set to approach boiling water temps (some industrial boilers might dispense very hot, scalding water) the hot water from a residential water heater is not going to be any threat to MF. Most residential water heaters are dispensing 120F-140F which is well within the safe range.

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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    •Nowadays...
    Detergents (surfactants; enzymes; etc.)
    are formulated to excel in colder water
    temperatures; 65—75F seems to be
    the general accepted industry standard.
    (That’s the water temperature range in
    which I wash Microfiber towels, no matter
    their amount of dirtiness/staining.)

    •About the only time I would use hot
    water to wash, is when something needs
    to be sanitized. And the water has to be
    at least boiling hot (210F for my location’s
    elevation) in order to accomplish that task.
    (Not my idea of an ideal Microfiber towels’
    washing temperature.)



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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    I’ve been washing with hot water for years. It definitely helps get them cleaner. Never had negative effects. But you can always check with the manufacturer of your specific towels. I know the few I have contacted In The past have suggested hot water claiming it will release polish oils, waxes and grime better.
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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    Warm water I normally what I use.

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    Re: Microfiber and Hot Water

    Quote Originally Posted by kb2ehj View Post
    Use what you want - hot water from the washer is not going to get hot enough to damage the MF.


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    I use hot water all the time. When they are new towels I use cold water 1st. If it is a dark colored MF towel I will use cold or warm water. But Mark is right, they should not be damaged from washing in hot water.
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