Tuesday, April 14, 2009

yet another washing machine psa

A while back, I made reference to Kix cereal, or maybe Cheerios, and what they do to washers and dryers.
Today, folks, I have another important washer and dryer message, one that is more important than cereal.
If you know, or suspect, that your preschool aged children have gotten into a box of instant mashed potato flakes, and you are doing the laundry from their room, shake out their clothing and bedding before putting it in the wash. Hit it with a vacuum or shop-vac even. After this, there will still be dehydrated potato on the items you will be putting in the wash.
Make sure you use COLD water, not hot, as hot water reconstitutes the potatoes rather quickly. I would also suggest that you wash them twice before putting them in the dryer.
If you do not heed my warning, you will pull clothing and bedding out of the dryer that has small, hardened, potato pancake like items all over them. You will then have to sit down with a butter knife or spoon removing said potato product from said items.

Not a way to spend an evening or morning.

That is all, carry on.

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