But I thought I'd post about making bleach do double duty. When I'm going to be doing a bleach load, and some things need it worse than others, I set my washer for the lowest fill of water and add bleach and detergent. I soak the baddies for awhile--anywhere from 15-20 minutes to overnight--then add more water and more clothes, and run through the cycle. I have some dishcloths that I have NO idea how they get so black and stained, unless somebody comes in and takes them to clean up after an engine rebuild. I'm not kidding. This also really helps get out tea stains, which I always have in abundance. How can such an innocuous little beverage create such awful stains???