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Dryers with steam function used as washing machine

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Hey everyone,

Some washing machines come with steam option, as do some dryers. Now if steam does just as good, if not better job at cleaning, compared to a traditional wash+detergent, could you wet your clothes, put them in the steam dryer, select the steam function and that would clean them?

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Hello there. I've not really looked too closely into steam washing machines. I once tested it steam tumble dryer was disappointed with it. With the tumble dryers the steam is used to minimise creasing. With washing machines I think they just use the steam to enhance wash efficiency and reduce creasing. As far as I'm aware they do not clean the clothes with the steam. So I think that the steam could not replace current methods of washing.

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