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Old 09-30-2015, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by iljitsch View Post
In the past I've had clothes, towels and linens get smelly as soon as they got damp. I'm blaming this on bacteria that don't get killed by regular washing at 40 degrees C (104 F) so now I wash stuff like linens, towels, socks and underpants at 60 degrees (140 F) and the problem has gone away.
Washcloths and dishcloths in particular do this. How about boiling them in water? Would that accomplish anything useful? I'm thinking of boiling small items, like washcloths and dishcloths and underwear in the microwave oven. (And for how long?)