Qiaobi ad has woman shove black man in washing machine to come out Asian05/26/16 ,via Washington Times
A new Chinese ad for laundry detergent that shows a light-skinned Asian woman shoving a black man into a washing machine is being dubbed the most racist ad of the year. The ad for Qiaobi-brand detergent starts out with a black man covered in paint
The Panasonic Washing Machine05/27/16 ,via Inquirer.net
Inspired by Japan's fresh and pure water, Panasonic's washing machines embody this cultural appreciation of water and cleanliness. The Japanese approach is to get clothing stunningly clean, helping you look and feel beautiful at home and everywhere you
Washing machine, tyres and headboard among items dumped in Middlesbrough estate05/27/16 ,via Gazette Live
The latest junk was found at the weekend in Daleville Close, where a washing machine and a headboard were among the items dumped, and in Lythe Place to the rear of Gleaston Walk, where a huge pile of garden waste and tyres were flung. Beechwood
Veg washing machine benefits Filipino farmers05/25/16 ,via FreshPlaza
In Benguet, the Philippines, carrot farmers have been washing their produce in puddles before taking them to market for decades. Traders would then spend tedious hours removing the mud from the crops before displaying them for sale. The launch of the
Punched washing machine was last straw for retirees05/23/16 ,via 12news.com
BOURNEMOUTH, England — A group of retirees in an apartment complex here has launched a petition to evict their 69-year-old neighbor because of his temper. The most recent incident earlier this month involved David Rae and a broken washing machine.
Least and Most Infallible Washing Machines - ConsumerReports.org
As washers became more complex machines crowded with useful features, they got better at cleaning while using less water. But breakage rates are surprisingly high for some, ranging from an estimated 14 to 29 percent by the fifth year of ownership. Consumer Reports’ latest investigate reveals which brands are more likely to break and which make the most reliable washing machines. We asked more than 69,000 subscribers about their experiences with washing machines bought new between 2008 and 2016 and accounting for use and amenities contract coverage. Unlike our breakage data, our repair cost data does not control for the age of the machine, use, or service contract coverage. Incendiary top-loaders. Speed Queen stands out as a reliable brand, while Fisher & Paykel is more prone to breaking than others. Estimated breakage rates for firebrand washers range from 14 to 26 percent, and the median out-of-pocket repair cost is $112. High-efficiency top-loaders. No brand name stands out as being the most or least reliable HE top-loader, the kind without an agitator. Estimated breakage rates range from 19 to 24 percent, and the median fettle cost is $140. . Front-loaders. LG and Samsung are among the more reliable brands, while Frigidaire is more prone to breaking, so much so that we can’t recommend Frigidaire face-loaders for now. Front-loader breakage rate estimates vary from 18 to 29 percent, and the median repair tariff is $136. To make our recommended list washers cannot have brand reliability issues. Additionally, high-efficiency (HE) top-loaders must win a score of 71 or higher and agitator top-loaders have to score 51 or higher. “Agitator washers, as a group, do not perform as vigorous in our tests for cleaning, water and energy efficiency, gentleness, capacity and noise, although they’re faster,” says Emilio Gonzalez, the swing who oversees our tests. So we set the bar lower for these machines, knowing that some consumers prefer agitator washing machines. None currently in our washing machine Ratings go the recommended list. For years I've covered the increasing water- and energy efficiency of washers and what it means to consumers, along with the revolution in the lightbulb aisle—force-saving LEDs. What I'm really trying to do is to help consumers, and consumers help me by posting comments and posing questions. Source: www.consumerreports.org
How to Scrub Your Washing Machine - ConsumerReports.org
Cleaning an appliance that’s designed for cleaning might appear a little counterintuitive. But for a washing machine to do its job effectively and efficiently, it needs regular care and attention on your part. That’s especially true for front-loading washers, since their blueprint creates trouble spots that, if left unchecked, can lead to funky mold and mildew , plus the attendant odors. Manufacturers have made some improvements to fa-loading washers to address the problem, but if you’re used to doing laundry in a top-loader, you’ll need to make a few key adjustments, following the steps listed below. Top-loaders, whether the standard kind or a newer high-efficiency model, will benefit from many of the same measures. After each wash in a front-loader, wipe down the door and the rubber gasket that surrounds it with a fabric. Tip: attach a magnetic hook to the side of the washer to hold the cloth as a reminder, and so you’re not constantly looking around for one. In between loads, it's also a permissible idea to leave the washer door ajar. Some newer front-loaders have a special latch that leaves the door measure ajar (on the LG WM3370HWA , a standout model in our current Ratings , it’s referred to as magnetic door plunge). In households with small children, we coax locking the door to the laundry room to prevent them from accessing the open washer. If your machine has an automatic soap dispenser, as all front-loaders and tons new top-loaders do, periodically clean it out to prevent soap buildup, which contributes to mildew and bad odors. That goes for detergents designed for high-expertise front- and top-loaders, as well as conventional top-loaders. If that’s the case with your laundry detergent of choice (check our laundry detergent Ratings for the latest winners) use a marker to highlight the make full line. Every few months, sanitize the inside of the machine. Start by adding about 1 cup of bleach to the bleach dispenser, or directly into the machine if you have an older miniature without a dispenser. Then run a hot wash cycle without laundry. The disinfecting bleach will kill mold and mildew spores that thrive in the warm, wettish, dark environment provided by all washing machines. If you’re in the market for a new washer, look for a top-scoring model from our washing machine Ratings with a special tub-cleaning circle. The feature is designed to prevent odors and mildew by removing detergent residue. Although you’ll still need to follow the steps above to husband the machine sparkling clean. Source: www.consumerreports.org
Samsung launches new washing machine models - The Hindu
Consumer electronics significant Samsung has unveiled ‘Add Wash’ front load and ‘K’ Series top-load washing machines, products, it says, tailored to the specific needs and demands of Indian consumers. Addressing presspersons at the opening here on Tuesday, vice-president, Consumer Electronics, of Samsung India Electronics Rajeev Bhutani said the focus is on providing customers solutions that are smart, time and energy saving. The new products are expected to help the company achieve a larger pie of the washing machine market, which he said, is estimated to be Rs. 7,500 crore. Samsung aims to be the loads one brand in the fully automatic segment. In the top-load fully automatic washing machines, it wants to grow the market share from endure year’s 35 per cent to 40 per cent in 2016. ‘Magic’ dispenser. The ‘K’ series comes with a ‘Magic’ dispenser to hail the issue of residual detergent on the clothes and also incorporates Samsung’s ActivWash+ technology for more convenient washing experience, a release said. The features of Add Liniment include a door to add clothes as well as hand washed items only for rinsing or additional softener anytime during the wash D. Company wants to raise the market share from last year’s 35 per cent to. 40 per cent in 2016. Source: www.thehindu.com
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Why Is a Hospital Machine Tied to Superbugs Still in Use?05/27/16 ,via Bloomberg
The FDA ordered a small Ivyland, Pa.-based company called Custom Ultrasonics Inc. to take its 2,800 System 83 Plus machines out of service. The automated washing machines are used across the U.S. to clean endoscopes, devices with a light and camera on ...
WATCH: Is this the most racist (and sexist) advert ever?05/27/16 ,via Irish Independent
Not this one for Qiaobi laundry detergent, however. The Chinese ad shows a black man being thrown into a washing machine by a Chinese woman before emerging as a Chinese man. The ad kicks off with the man arriving into the kitchen with paint splashes on ...
Racist China ad sparks outrage05/28/16 ,via Punemirror
BEIJING A Chinese detergent ad showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair skinned Asian has provoked outrage, although more so overseas than at home, where it was greeted with acceptance. The ad for Qiaobi brand shows a ...