How to Properly Wash Cloth Masks
Washing Cloth Masks in Whirlpool Washer
Keeping your cloth masks clean and looking good can easily be accomplished in your Whirlpool washer. Below are some tips on how to properly wash your masks and how to potentially avoid damaging your washer.
Use a Mesh Garment Bag
A mesh garment bag protects masks, bras, panties, hosiery, and all small items from snags, tangles, and tears while machine washing and drying. Durable, fine mesh bag lets soap and water flow through easily for optimal cleansing. Using a garment bag also prevents items from going into the drain pump or getting stuck under of wash plate.
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Cycle and Temperature
Masks made of fabric, such as cotton, can be washed with your regular laundry using hot or warm water, whichever is appropriate for fabric type. The cycle selection should be based on the mask manufacture's recommendation or fabric type.
The CDC recommends drying them on warm or high heat in the dryer.
For additional information on how to wash and store your cloth mask, please visit this CDC article.