Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dr Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner Giveaway with 10 Winners!

Dr Beckmann can be relied upon to clean all of those things we try to ignore - smells and dirt from washing machines and dishwashers, nasty stains on your clothes and those not-so-white net curtains. Still family owned and based in Bolton, the people behind Dr Beckmann have been making cleaning and laundry products for almost 100 years.

My washing machine lives a very hard working life. My previous machine lasted me 9 years and over 10,000 washes, so when I got my new Hotpoint washing machine almost 2 years ago, I knew I wanted to look after it as best I can.

I regularly use Dr Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner to keep my machine whiff-free and happy - in fact, I'm quite proud to say for once mine looked much cleaner than the one in the advert!


Dr Beckmann suggest that you clean your machine once every 30 washes or 2 months, whichever is sooner, to prevent build-up of bacteria, mold, limescale and dirt. I do a couple of loads each day, but I'll be honest and admit I haven't cleaned mine since before Christmas. We have no limescale here, but what we do have is very soft water which deposits peat and stains everything brown...

It's super easy to use the Service-it Cleaner - just 3 steps:

1. Remove the drawer and soak in around 50ml solution and 4 litres of water for 30 minutes.
2. Use a little solution on a cloth to wipe door seals.
3. When the drawer is done, put it back into the washing machine. Pour the rest of the solution into the cleaned drawer and set the machine running an empty washload at 60°.


It really couldn't be simpler, and takes only a few minutes of your time - you don't even need to get your hands dirty. It's like cheating. It's almost as easy as cleaning your dishwasher - which I did on camera this time last year..


If your washing machine really is in need of a good clean, or has an aroma which isn't at all pleasant, Dr Beckmann Service-it Deep Clean will even go beyond the regular Service-it...

Dr Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner costs a mere £2.99, as does the Service-it Deep Clean, and a call out alone can be as much as £140 - so it really can save you a lot of money. Not to mention the time-saved by not having to re-wash clothes or stay home for an engineer...


There are a huge range of Dr Beckmann products for your laundry, and floor and appliance cleaning - you can find them in most supermarkets, or buy online from the Dr Beckmann website (with free UK delivery on 5 products or more).

To kick start your Spring cleaning, Dr Beckmann have offered 10 of my readers a Washing Machine Service-it pack each - with the Dr Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner and the Dr Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Deep Clean. To enter use the Gleam form below. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 19th March 2017.

For full terms and conditions please see the bottom of the Gleam form. For help with Gleam and to see my other giveaways, please go to my Giveaways Page. No entry is mandatory, but they'll all earn you extra entries into the draw.

Dr Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner Giveaway (10 Winners).



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103 comments:

  1. I wash colours on a lower heat setting, I was sheets and tea towels on a hot setting, I wash wool and silk on the lowest heat settings, I wash less dirty items on an economy setting at 40 degrees but more dirty items at a higher heat setting - so yes, I do change the settings according to what I am washing and I also change the spin settings too!

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  2. i do now but thats cos i got a new machine and i know what each setting does

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  3. Im really bad for just leaving it on the same setting

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  4. I'm good and change my washing machine setting to match each load.

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  5. i do vary it a bit - lights & darks 30, bedding, workware, towels 60 and a shirts wash now & then :)

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  6. We do different loads on different settings, anywhere from 30, 40 to 60c x

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  7. im usuall y good and change the setting

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  8. I do use Dr beck man's, but maybe not as often as I should.

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  9. Do my sheets towels on 60
    Most I do on 30
    Not always good at cleaning the machine

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  10. Everything gets the same treatment, keeps things simple.

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  11. I'm getting better as I have a big drum machine that can do half loads it's hard working out the best wash though.

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  12. I rarely change the setting and wash most on the same one.

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  13. I use a couple of different programs but daily wash the most

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  14. I change my washing machine setting to match each load.

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  15. Sweaty teenage clothes on 40, everything else on 30 or quick wash

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  16. I know that I should change but I use the same setting almost every time, unless I want a quick wash. ... So if there was a machine with two settings I would be really pleased :)

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  17. Most of my wash is on 40.Whites i always wash on 60.

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  18. I only use 2 or 3 settings - 40 degrees for most laundry, 30 for finer items, and long wash if laundry is particularly stained.

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  19. I use mainly 2 or 3 settings - 40 for most laundry, 30 for finer materials, and longer wash for particularly stained items.

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  20. I tend to wash at 30 degrees on the cleanest clothes but for bedding I wash at 60 degree and my husbands work clothes on 40

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  21. Like to wash towels, t-towels and dishcloths on the highest setting x

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  22. I will admit to using mainly coloured wash at 40 for everything!

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  23. i usually use the quick wash on 30 x

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  24. Margaret Clarkson
    I use about three different settings, depending what I am washing

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  25. I use different settings. My husband and I have quite a lot of delicates so I wash these on 25 degrees with other not so dirty things. I wash some other clothes at 30 if that's what it says on the label and everything else on 40.

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  26. All of the colours go on the quick 60 degree wash and the white shirts go on the white cotton 95 degree wash!

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  27. I only use one setting,40 degrees for a mixed load.

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  28. Always leave it in same setting

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  29. I tend to use the whites, coloureds and towel settings.

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  30. I tend to put everything in the same wash on 'mixed' or 'quick 30'

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  31. I wash most things on a 40degree wash and also use the handwash for woolens.

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  32. I tend to use the one setting, a daily wash at 40 degrees

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  33. I am even worse than you I put it on Cotton 40 degree as can't bring myself to believe 30degrees will clean properly

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  34. I usually only use about 3 of the settings

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  35. I'm pretty good and change the settings with what each item needs

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  36. Out of about 20 programmes I use 2

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  37. I mostly use 4 or 5 different settings

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  38. I always choose the right setting for the wash i am doing, ATM i have a hot wash on as i have bedding in the machine.

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  39. I wash nearly everything on one setting. I sometimes adjust the temperature, but I only really change the setting for washing shoes.

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  40. I tend to use just one setting - 40 degrees.

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  41. Have to confess, I mainly wash at 40 degrees. However, when cleaning machine with Dr Beckmans, I run machine at highest setting.

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  42. Sheila Shepheard1 March 2017 at 09:16

    I use 40 mixed for most washes...I'd love a machine that had a specific sports wash as gym clothes really don't like my machine's options.

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  43. I'm terrible when it comes to my washing. I don't check pockets, I don't seperate my colours from my whites and I very rarely change the settings on my machine.

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  44. I wash my whites on 60 and the rest on a 40 wash. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. We tend to use a few settings depending on what is being washed

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  46. I mainly just do whites and colours

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  47. Usually 40 but for bed sheets, towels etc. use 60 x

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  48. Change when washing each load x

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  49. I am really bad at sticking to the same setting - i do a 40 degree fast wash on most clothes. Unless they are badly stained. however I'm due my third child this month so i may have to do a deeper wash with stained baby clothes

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  50. I usually only use the one setting at 40

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  51. Most washes I do tend to stick to the tried and tested to be honest, but if I have a delicate or special garment I take extra special care ;)

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  52. I usually use the same setting - 30 degrees. Occasionally I'll put it on a hotter wash for stained clothes

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  53. I use lots of settings depending on colour, load and how dirty

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  54. 40 is the setting I use the most for coloured and whites (not together obviously) sometimes if its more stained I use the prewash setting. For towels and bed sheets I use a higher setting.

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  55. I only use the one setting, 40 degrees, but i do seperate whites and colours, so they don't get ruined :)

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  56. I tend to use the same two settings 40 deg & 60 deg.

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  57. I usually wash everything on 30. It's only when I have something which is hand wash they go in on the special wash

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  58. i always use the setting appropriate to the clothes im washing

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  59. I change the setting depending on what i am washing

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  60. I'm bad for only using a 40° wash!

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  61. Kathryn Hipkin5 March 2017 at 09:57

    I tend to stick to the same setting tho I do separate whites and colours.

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  62. I change my machine settings to match each load.

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  63. Mostly on a 30degree wash, towels, bedding etc on a 60

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  64. Mainly two settings colours and cottons 40 and 60 degrees

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  65. I'm pretty bad, I always use Quick Wash 40 deg, except when my kids were tiny babies and I used the Infant and Toddler setting at 60 deg

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  66. I just do the quick 30 min wash!

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  67. Most things go on at 30-40 degrees.
    Towels, flannels, sheets and bedding go on a hot wash 60-80 degrees.

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  68. I always tailor the temp and wash cycle to the particular load I am washing

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  69. I tend to leave it on the same setting ��

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  70. Mostly I leave it on 30 degrees unless I have something that really needs a particular setting

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  71. I use a few of my settings on my washing machine

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  72. i wash most things at 30 but towels an bedding at 60

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  73. I always change the settings and give it a good boil now and again

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  74. I change mine for each wash depending on what's in each load

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  75. Generally the same setting but am mindful of delicates, woolens and items that need a hotter wash :)

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  76. I almost always use the same settings unless something is delicate

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  77. Bedding and towels I wash at 60 everything else unless really delicate I wash at 40

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  78. i'm same as you - Cottons 30 degrees

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  79. I use quite a few of my settings

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  80. I always leave mine at the same setting lol my boyfriend hates it

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  81. I usually do towels @ 60,Colours 30 & 40%

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  82. I tend to use one setting most of the time.

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  83. I tend to use synthetics 30 most of the time, but add a couple of different programmes every so often

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  84. I use 1.5 hour cycle on coloured clothes 40 celsius, same cycle but 60 Celsius on whites

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  85. I tend to change as and when needed for delicates. Most of our washing is 40

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  86. Most of the times I just use the same setting.

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  87. Mixed load on either 30 or 40 - never used any other settings. Daren't wash whites in mine as it's old and will leave oil marks over everything!

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  88. I do use different settings for different washloads, and I try to use the lowest temperature where possible.

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  89. I change for each load from normal 30 degrees eco friendly wash to a deeper clean for my sons footy kit

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  90. I switch between 2 settings, either cottons (which is a long wash) or the 1 hour quick wash. It depends on how dirty I feel the clothes are.

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  91. 20 mins express prog at 40 degrees for most clothes but hot 60 for bedding and towels with an occasional 90 to help keep washing machine clean :)

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  92. I use mostly mixed 40degrees and cotton 60 for whites and towels.

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  93. I wash most things on eco setting and towels and sheets on high temperature

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  94. I use a couple of settings :)

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  95. I use quick was the most but also whites and 30 min cycle

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  96. I use a 40 degree wash most of the time but for t shirts and tops I do put them on a quick wash .

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  97. I wash most clothes at 40. Jeans and towels I tend to increase the temperature to 50 or 60. When I remember I run the machine empty on a hot wash to flush it through.

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  98. I use the same setting for nearly everything except bedding and towels which I put up on a higher and longer wash

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  99. lynsey Buchanan19 March 2017 at 23:22

    I wash everything at 30 degrees

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  100. Im quite good. I change the aettings for different garments

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