While it would be nice not to have to clean your washing machine, it would be even better if it could be done without much trouble.


With affresh® washing machine cleaner tablets the #1 selling washing machine cleaner in Canada¹, you can run a hot water cycle, drop a tablet into the drum, to help say goodbye to odour-causing residues and grime. What a great way to clean a washing machine!

Enjoy the Convenience of affresh® Washing Machine Cleaner


Seeing as affresh® washing machine cleaner is so powerful and easy, you might wonder, what is in it and is it safe to use at home? Although we won't disclose the secret formula, we can tell you what the main ingredients are so you can find out what you'll be using to clean your machine.

Ingredients in affresh® Washing Machine Cleaner


Affresh® washing machine cleaner contains two main ingredients you are likely already familiar with:


• Sodium percarbonate: This is commonly known as “oxygen-based bleach” or “oxygen bleach.” It doesn’t contain any chlorine. When sodium percarbonate comes in contact with water, it releases hydrogen peroxide, which can help remove grime and odour-causing residues. When the reaction is complete, you’re left with oxygen, water and soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate.


• Sodium carbonate: Commonly known as washing soda or soda ash, is used in laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, all-purpose cleaners, sanitizing sprays and in soap and glass making. Soda ash cuts through grease and softens water. You’ll find sodium carbonate on the labels of many green cleaning products.


In addition to deep cleaning your washing machine, these ingredients also help remove odour-causing residues and grime that daily loads can leave behind."

Other Ingredients is in affresh® Washing Machine Cleaner


To help maintain the tablet's solid form, the tablets contain polyethylene glycol, a natural compound that helps keep the tablet together. It also allows the tablet to foam and dissolve slowly when it comes into contact with water. Polyethylene glycol is used in many laundry detergents, shampoos, cosmetics and even in pharmaceuticals.


In order to keep the tablets from breaking down in their package, affresh®washing machine cleaner tablets contain the food additive glucono-delta-lactone. Sodium acetate also helps bind the tablets together. You want to make sure that they start working once they are in contact with water in your washing machine! Affresh® tablets contain time-release ingredients for an extended cleaning and the tablet form ensures the ingredients are dosed at the appropriate portion of the clean wash cycle.


There is also fragrance included. The scent of affresh® washing machine tablets is so fresh and clean that it will leave your washer smelling great.

How to Clean Your Washing Machine with affresh® washing machine cleaner


affresh washing machine tablet

Drop an affresh® washing machine cleaner tablet into your washer drum and let it do the work of getting rid of the grime and odor-causing residue that can accumulate in your machine over time.


For a consistent clean and to keep your machine smelling fresh, use an affresh® tablet in the washer monthly or after every 30 cycles.


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¹ Whirlpool calculation based in part on data reported by NielsenIQ through its Markettrack service for the Washing Machine Cleaner product category for the 52-week period ending Dec 4th, 2021, for the total Canada GDM, according to the NielsenIQ standard product hierarchy. Copyright © 2021, Nielsen Consumer LLC

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