What’s in affresh® Washing Machine Tablets?

It’d be great if you never had to clean your washing machine, but the next best thing is doing it without a lot of fuss. With affresh® washing machine cleaner tablets, simply drop a tablet into the drum, run a hot water cycle and say goodbye to odor-causing residues and grime. That’s the best way to clean a washing machine!

Affresh® washing machine cleaner Makes It Easy

It really is that easy. Affresh® washing machine cleaner tablets were one of Amazon’s top-selling items of 2018. They work on all types of washing machines, new or old, top-loader or front-loader, HE or not. With over 17,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, families everywhere love the ease and effectiveness of affresh® for cleaning their washers and keeping odors at bay. It’s no wonder affresh® is the #1 selling washing machine cleaner.¹

With something so powerful and easy, you might be wondering, what’s in affresh® and is it safe to use in my home? While we aren’t giving away the secret formula, we can break down the main ingredients so you know what you’re using when you clean your machine.

Ingredients in affresh® washing machine cleaner

There are two main ingredients in affresh® and they are common ones you likely already know and use:

Sodium percarbonate: This is commonly known as “oxygen-based bleach” or “oxygen bleach.” It doesn’t contain any chlorine. When sodium percarbonate comes in contact with water, it releases hydrogen peroxide, which can help remove grime and odor-causing residues. When the reaction is complete, you’re left with oxygen, water and soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate.

Sodium carbonate: Commonly known as washing soda or soda ash, is used in laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, all-purpose cleaners, sanitizing sprays and in soap and glass making. Soda ash cuts through grease and softens water. You’ll find sodium carbonate on the labels of many green cleaning products.

These are the main ingredients that work to deep clean your washing machine and help remove odor-causing residues and grime that daily loads can leave behind.

What else is in affresh® washing machine cleaner?

Affresh® washing machine cleaner tablets also contain a common compound, polyethylene glycol, which is used to help keep the tablet together as a solid. It also helps the tablet to foam and dissolve slowly after contact with water. Polyethylene glycol is used in many laundry detergents, shampoos, cosmetics and even in pharmaceuticals.

Affresh® contains glucono-delta-lactone, a common food additive that helps keep the tablets from breaking down in their package. Sodium acetate also helps bind the tablets. You only want them to start working their magic once they come into contact with water in your washing machine! Affresh® contains time-release ingredients for an extended cleaning and the tablet form ensures the ingredients are dosed at the appropriate portion of the clean wash cycle.

And fragrance, of course. Affresh® has a fantastic scent that leaves your washer smelling fresh and clean.

Safer Choice Ingredients to Help Protect Your Family

Affresh® washing machine cleaner tablets are made with EPA Safer Choice certified ingredients, so you can use them with confidence.

When used according to the instructions on the package — namely, dropping the tablet into your washer and starting a cycle — affresh® is safe for humans, your machine, your pipes and your septic system. As with all cleaning products, it’s best to wash your hands after handling. This is just extra precaution in case of mild irritation to skin or eyes if you rub them.

Clean Your Washing Machine with affresh®

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Simply drop an affresh® washing machine cleaner tablet into your washer drum and let it do the work of cleaning out the grime and odor-causing residue that can build up in your machine over time.

As the thousands of rave reviews attest, happy customers love affresh® washing machine tablets for their effectiveness and affordable price. Use an affresh® tablet in your washer monthly or after every 30 wash cycles for a consistent clean and to keep your machine smelling fresh.

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¹ Nielsen Scantrack; Total US Extended All Outlet Combined dollar sales, 52WK period ending August 2019