Sadie Sillett, cleaning and ironing expert and co-founder of The Funky Appliance Company agrees. 'Whether you intend to wash clothes or clean the drum, putting washing liquid in your washing machine is definitely a bad idea. It will create a massive amount of lather and you will most likely end up with bubbles all over the floor.'
'Stick to traditional detergent for your laundry. The best way to clean a washing machine is to add a couple of cups of white vinegar to the detergent tray and run on a hot cycle. You can repeat this exercise over again by adding baking soda too,' she adds.