Was he joking? Doesn't that mean much longer time to complete the laundry? I have done about 8 eight loads this weekend, and I can't imagine waiting that long.
Also, is fabric softener used? Or is it considered artificial?
Excuse me, the washer here has just stopped :)
lol no, he wasn't kidding. i'm sure you got the real answer by now but i'll throw it out there anyway. actually laundrying in eu is easier on you clothes then here eve though the whole process takes longer. your laundry actually takes almost an hour; 20min in the washer, 20 min in the dryer. the difference is the washing machine. they are completely different but the eu style washers are around here but aren't popular with the masses, just the few in the know. in eu you put your laundry in and the close it and when the cycle is done the clothes are clean AND dry. the drying isn't heat activated thus taking much longer. the actual time is 2-4h. the clothes .
the cloth the clothes are made of, is also different there. american clothes are tougher, eu's more delicate.
ok, that was at least a dime's worth in today's market. :D