How to sort laundry

Cotton fabrics

Items Program Explanation
White towels, bathroom rugs and mats 95° with prewash High temperatures, prolonged intensive tumbling, high spinning frequency (rpm)
Bright coloured kitchen cloths, aprons, kitchen gloves / mittens 80° high temperatures dissolve fatty stains
Work wear, cotton track suits 60° with prewash Prewash for more heavily soiled fabrics
Socks, underwear
Bedding, bedcovers
Bright coloured cotton T-shirts
60°  
Slightly soiled clothes requiring only freshening up 30° reduced to 17 minutes Short program, low temperature

Mixed fabrics

Items Program Explanation
Non-delicate sports jerseys 60° mix Tumbling rhythm adjusted to modern fabrics, low spinning frequency (rpm)
Pullovers, track suits
Blouses
Corduroy
Jeans
40° mix Tumbling rhythm adjusted to modern fabrics, low spinning frequency (rpm), temperature sufficient to remove most daily dirt and is not detrimental to most fabrics
Men's shirts 30° mix  
New clothes to be only rinsed before the first use Cold prewash Low power consumption, cold water does not harm the clothes

Delicate fabrics

Items Program Explanation
Women's underwear, brassieres, silk nightgowns
Blouses, silk shirts
30° sensitive  
Woollen clothing, woollen bedding 30° wool Low-frequency spinning adjusted to wool
Curtains
Clothes that are not machine washable
30° hand wash