Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With This Washing Machine Cleaner — and It’s on Sale Right Now

updated Jul 12, 2022
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Amazon Prime Day is chock full of home items I can’t wait to get my hands on, including a cleaning product I’ve heard rave reviews about: the Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner.

Believe it or not, there are so many appliances in your home that might be long overdue for a deep cleaning — one of them being your washing machine, no doubt. This strong, sturdy appliance keeps all your washable items clean, but there may come a point where the machine itself will start smelling a bit funky (and thus, so does the laundry). Amazon shoppers have been singing the praises of the Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner — an item that promises to keep washing machine grime at bay if used regularly. Right now for Prime Day, you can get a box of six tablets for just $10. That’s a shopping win I can get behind!

Affresh cleaner is a formulated, slow-dissolve, foaming tablet that gets under residue and breaks it up; it couldn’t be simpler to use. Simply pop it into your washing machine, run the cycle on normal or heavy wash, and let the tablet work its magic. By the time the cycle is done, the Affresh tablet will have the washer smelling fresh and clean.

Apartment Therapy writer Sarah absolutely loves the product for its ease. “I never thought about cleaning my washer machine until a chance encounter with these tablets. A friend of mine had put me on to Affresh’s dishwasher tablets years ago and when picking up a restock of those, I saw they made these washer tablets. I knew I had to try them,” she says. “In a home with six people and two pets, there’s a lot of laundry to be done, and with all that use, we all started noticing an inevitable funk. After the first use of these tablets, that musty laundry smell we all know and loathe was gone and after a few months, my family and I began to notice a difference in the washer itself. If only I knew about this product years ago!”

She’s not alone: With more than 131,000 5-star ratings, Amazon customers can’t seem to get enough of this wonder product. “The washing machine at our vacation home goes weeks without being used so it can get pretty musty smelling,” wrote one satisfied customer, who uses Affresh on her 28-year-old top-loading washing machine. “There’s no visual difference after using this product but there is a noticeable difference in the smell. I do recommend this product, especially if your washer goes long periods between uses.”

You might be thinking, “How dirty can a washing machine possibly get?” Well, if the inside of your washing machine isn’t cleaned regularly (ideally, once a month), leftover detergent can get trapped inside where it creates bacteria, mold, and mildew. The Affresh cleaning tablets break down the leftover soap, creating a clean and efficient appliance. One customer, who started noticing a funk in her laundry, turned to the Affresh tabs to rid her laundry machine of the odor-causing germs. “During the cleaning cycle, [the Affresh tab] was clearly dislodging a lot of gunk,” the customer wrote. “Once complete, there was a good amount of grime that needed to be wiped down.”

With ingredients like sodium carbonate (washing soda, which will remove the residue), the Affresh cleaning tablets penetrate and dissolve odor-causing residue in your washer. While other cleaning agents like bleach only kill odor-causing bacteria while leaving behind the detergent residue, Affresh Washer Cleaner uses surfactant chemistry to remove the root problem.

So run, don’t walk, to this incredible Prime Day deal. Happy shopping!

Buy: Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner, $10.18 (normally $13.98)