Our new Chlorine Bleach Sanitise page consolidates the Front Loader, Top Loader and Small Scale sanitise calculators.
The CCN Washing Machine Index lists preferred cycles for pre wash, main wash, and cycles to avoid for front and top loader washing machines.
The Clean Cloth Nappies Washing Machine Index lists pre and main wash cycles to use for a variety of machines. For access to the Detergent Indexes, please subscribe to become a Clean Cloth Nappies Member. If accessing via PC please see Washing Machine Index for PC....
Strip washing is simply washing or soaking. It is a weak oxidation process, which removes some soiling, but does not sanitise. Chlorine bleach is able to remove minor stains, major stains, oxidise ammonia and sanitise against certain pathogens. You don’t need to strip wash because chlorine bleach is a far superior oxidiser.
There is no need to ‘strip’ cloth nappies. We recommend sanitising in dilute bleach followed by a short wash to remove any remaining chlorine.