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Quick cycles on washing machines may not be as green or financially prudent as previously thought, WhichIts study added: "As quick washes don't spin your clothes as thoroughly as a full wash, it will take longer for them to dry.
"If you use a tumble dryer to do this, it will consume more energy - which will cost you more."
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In a survey of 1,199 washing machine owners, Which? found 55% of people used the quick wash "sometimes" or "often".The organisation attributed that trend to standard wash times increasing.In 2011, the average duration of a standard cycle was less than two-and-a-half hours - but in 2018 that time has increased to more than three hours.Which? explained manufacturers were "decreasing the temperature to cut down on energy consumption, but increasing the duration of the wash to get the same cleaning results".
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Quick clothes washes could cost you more, warns Which?

Quick clothes washes could cost you more, warns Which?

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