clean washing machine with zoflora

How to Use Zoflora to Clean a Washing Machine

Washing machines tend to get a bit pongy after a while. And the cause of this odour is usually a big build-up of bacteria inside your machine! 

But did you know a really cheap and quick way to make sure your washing machine smells fresh, and is free of germs, is to clean it with Zoflora. 

Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant that can kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, so it’ll make short work of maintaining your appliance. Plus, you can use the product to clean the inside and outside of your machine. Which is an added bonus.

So, how do you use Zoflora to clean a washing machine? Find out below! 

How to Use Zoflora to Clean a Washing Machine

Cleaning a washing machine with Zoflora is super simple and cost effective. Just follow the steps below. 

When using Zoflora remember:

  • Don’t mix Zoflora with other cleaning products (you can mix it with fabric softener if you’re using it to wash clothes though)
  • Zoflora shouldn’t be used near live flames
  • Keep kids and pets out of the way until the Zoflora has dried

What type of Zoflora do you use to wash a washing machine?

zoflora products

Zoflora comes in different types, and each has its own purpose. Zoflora comes in the following forms:

    • Disinfectant Mist – You spray this into the air around the home to get rid of smells and germs. 
    • Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner – A convenient spray cleaner that can be used to quickly wipe down greasy/oily surfaces.
    • Concentrated Liquid Disinfectant – Concentrated disinfectant that needs to be diluted in water before it is used to clean surfaces/areas around a home. It can cut through grime and bacteria with ease.
    • Biodegradable Antibacterial Wipes – Quick and ready to use wipes that can clean down various surfaces in the house or when you’re out and about. 

To clean a washing machine, you need to use the concentrated liquid disinfectant version. This highly concentrated version of Zoflora can be poured into the appliance, and it will eradicate bacteria and problematic odours from your machine with ease. 

Other versions, like Zoflora wipes, wouldn’t be suitable for cleaning the inside of a washing machine because they might start to break down midway through the cleaning process. And you may not end up with the end result you’d hoped for.

You could, however, clean the exterior of the washing machine down with the antibacterial wipes or by using the multi-purpose disinfectant cleaner. 

Cleaning the inside of a washing with Zoflora

This is the easiest way to clean the inside of your washing machine using Zoflora.

  1. Put two capfuls of Zoflora into the washing machine’s drum. A cap is a 10ml measure. 
  2. Then run a long hot cycle through the machine. 
  3. When the cycle has ended, open the door and inspect the inside of the washing machine. 
  4. Move on to cleaning the exterior of the appliance when you’re done. 

You could also try this method instead (a little more time consuming).

  1. Fill a large bowl with 400ml of warm water.
  2. Add a 10ml capful of Zoflora to the water. 
  3. Drop a microfibre cloth into the water. 
  4. Saturate, then wring out the cloth so it’s damp. 
  5. Wipe the drum inside the washing with the damp cloth. 
  6. Repeat this process until the entire drum, seals and door have been cleaned. 
  7. Clean the exterior of the machine next.

Cleaning the outside of a washing machine with Zoflora

other uses of zoflora in washing machine

Cleaning the exterior of your washing machine shouldn’t take you very long, just follow the steps below. 

  1. Fill a large bowl with 400ml of warm water.
  2. Add a 10ml capful of Zoflora to the water.
  3. Drop a microfibre cloth into the water.
  4. Wring out the cloth.
  5. Wipe the exterior of the washing machine down.
  6. Keep kids and pets away from the washing machine until it dries.

Or you could try this method instead:

  1. Put a 10ml measure of Zoflora into a spray bottle.
  2. Fill the rest of the spray bottle up with 400ml of warm water.
  3. Spray the solution over the washing machine’s exterior.
  4. Wipe the surface down with a clean cloth.
  5. Repeat this process until the exterior has been cleaned.

Alternatively, you could spray the outside of the washing with Zoflora’s Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner, then wipe the machine down with a clean cloth.

Or use Zoflora’s Biodegradable Antibacterial Wipes to wipe dirt off the exterior of the washing machine.


Is Zoflora Safe for Clothes?

After you’ve cleaned your washing machine with Zoflora, there’ll likely be some product residue left behind in your washing machine. So, you’re probably wondering if this is going to ruin your next batch of laundry.

Generally, Zoflora won’t harm your laundry. And some people choose to add a capful of Zoflora to their washing machine when doing a load of laundry, because it helps to disinfect the washing even further.

However, if you have got doubts about Zoflora staining or ruining your laundry, you should do a small patch test on a discrete patch of material to see if the Zoflora reacts with the fabric you intend on cleaning. 

If there is a bad reaction, you’ll know for future reference not to use Zoflora around these materials. 

Further to this, you could run a second hot wash through the washing machine to clean out any remaining residue from the machine. This should put your mind at rest and you can continue with your washing.


How Do You Wash Clothes with Zoflora in the Washing Machine?

how to use zoflora

To use Zoflora to enhance the smell of your laundry, and to rid them of even more germs, you need to follow the steps below: 

  1. Perform a Zoflora patch test on the items you want to clean. 
  2. If your laundry is fine after this test, you can carry on with this method.
  3. Add your dirty washing to the drum as normal. 
  4. Add your detergent as usual. 
  5. Pop a capful (10ml) of Zoflora to the fabric softener compartment in your washing machine’s drawer
  6. Start your wash as normal. 

You can pick a scent that you like to give your laundry that added kick of smelliness. Just be sure to stick to the 10ml measurement – you don’t want your laundry to be overly-smelly! 


Where Can You Buy Zoflora?

You can pick up Zoflora in most supermarkets and corner shops in the UK. Although, you cannot guarantee that every store will stock the scents you like. But generally, shops will have a handful of smells you can pick from. 

Have a look in the following places:

  • Wilko
  • Tesco
  • B&M
  • ASDA
  • The Range

Zoflora can also be bought online from:

  • Amazon
  • Ocado


What Scents Does Zoflora Come In?

zoflora scents

Zoflora comes in a huge range of scents, so there’s usually something for everyone’s nose-buds! Here are a couple of smells to get your started:

  • Sweet Pea
  • Linen Fresh
  • Country Garden
  • Summer Breeze
  • Spiced Plum

You can also buy scents that mask the smell given off by pets too. These include:

  • Fresh Home: Coastal Breeze
  • Fresh Home Green Valley
  • Fresh Home: Mountain Air

Keep an eye out for seasonal smells too, like Winter Morning and Winter Spice!


What Else Can Zoflora Clean?

what zoflora can clean

Zoflora can be used to clean so many different surfaces in a home, so much so, that it would be impossible to list them all. So, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Tiled floors
  • Sinks
  • Bins
  • Toilet
  • Toilet brush
  • Cupboard doors
  • Handles
  • Remotes
  • Tables
  • Windows

The list is endless!

Just remember to dilute concentrated Zoflora before you use it (one 10ml to 400ml of warm water). And always do a patch test if you’re worried about Zoflora staining a surface or item.