Posted on 16/08/2018 via Bosch Home Appliances UK

Top tips for keeping school uniforms tip top

School uniforms can end up taking quite a lot of punishment, both in the classroom and the playground. Here are five top tips to help keep them looking smart and clean for longer.

1: Check the label. Most items of a school uniform are fine with the standard wash for their type of material, but every so often things like blazers may need special care. Click here for more advice on washing labels.

2: Stains. Soak the stain as quickly as possible. For most stains and most materials, leaving the garment submerged in water for 15 minutes to half-an-hour is ideal.

The exception is mud. Let mud dry, then gently scrape off the worst and dab gently with water or a stain remover to get rid of the rest.

For more stubborn stains use a stain remover, then make use of our special wash programmes such as AutoStain; designed to effectively deal with 16 of the most common stains.

3: Washing at cooler temperatures is more colour kind and can help keep garments looking as vibrant as when you first wore them.

Also, our VarioDrum system lets our machines treat your clothes more gently and still get outstanding cleaning results. This helps keeps garments stay looking great for longer.

4: Take care with items that have patches or embroidery. Turning the garment inside out before washing can help protect them. Iron gently, avoiding the embroidered areas.

5: When it comes to drying these items, always check the label. Some items of clothing need to be air dried to keep them in their best condition. If you are using a dryer, be sure to use Sensitive Drying System options.

Don’t overheat or dry too long as this can damage or shrink clothes. Bosch Moisture Sensor measures the moisture coming from your clothes and knowns when they’re perfectly dry.