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Is 150 degrees too hot for elastics?

12 years ago

I've got to say, after reading the recent threads on water temperature I realize that I'm lucky to have the option of a hot wash. I have a Bosch Nexxt 500, and I'm trying to decide whether to use regular/cotton/hot at 125 degrees or regular/cotton/temp boost at 150 degrees for washing my whites. My white loads include fitted sheets and socks and underwear, so I don't want to fry my elastics, but I also want to keep things as white as possible. Is 150 degrees too much for regular weekly washing of elastics, or should I save that for non-elastics and extra-dirty items?

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