The Power of 4 Story

Here at Adelaide Appliance Gallery, we have created our own exclusive range of cleaning products to give you the best results and extend the life of your appliances. We have been helping South Australians with their home appliances for over 40 years, and over this time we have learnt a thing or two about the durability of the humble home appliance. We have become especially passionate about the maintenance of washing machines and dishwashers and have found that many of the common cleaning products on the market are actually drastically damaging the longevity of washing machines and dishwashers. We believe that quality is one of the most important factors when deciding on which cleaning products you should purchase. There are many different types of inferior products on the market that can be cheap to purchase at the beginning, but in the long run, they will cost you more due to repairs or re-purchase because of poor quality. It’s because of this that we went to work in creating our cleaning product range – Power of 4!

The Power of 4 cleaning product range includes: dishwasher powder, rinse aid, laundry powder, low allergy laundry powder, delicate wool wash liquid, sanitiser softener liquid, ultra concentrate liquid, glass Kleen, steel Kleen, descaler, and water softener salt. We have the solution to fit your washing and surface cleaning needs.

Laundry Care

Kinder to your clothes – Our laundry powders, liquids and softeners are kind on your clothes and have been formulated to give you the best possible cleaning results, even in cooler temperatures. Whites will come out white, and your brights will be brighter than ever with the Power of 4 cleaning product range. We have samples for you to take home, visit our showroom in Adelaide to pick some up and try it out for yourself!

Laundry Powder

Low suds formula which is effective at all wash temperatures and suitable for both front & top loading washing machines. Best detergent option for heavily soiled loads and bedding. Containing enzymes for the fast removal of blood, grass and other tough stains, incorporating oxygen bleach to assist with stain removal. For regular soiled loads, 1/2 of a scoop is all that is required. 160 full loads per 5kg tub. 32c per wash based on 160 loads. For heavy soiled loads use a full scoop. Available in 2Kg or 5Kg buckets. Order Online

Laundry Powder (Low Allergy)

Low suds formula which is effective at all wash temperatures and suitable for both front & top loading washing machines. Best detergent option for heavily soiled loads and bedding. Enzymes and fragrance have been removed to eliminate skin irritations. For regular soiled loads, 1/2 of a scoop is all that is required. 160 full loads per 5kg tub. 32c per wash based on 160 loads. Available in 5Kg bucket. Order Online

Ultra Concentrate Liquid

Low suds formula which is effective at all wash temperatures and suitable for both front & top loading washing machines. both white and coloured fabrics. Best detergent option for daily wash, mixed cottons and towelling. Containing enzymes for the fast removal of blood, grass and other tough stains, incorporating solar activated bleach to assist with stain removal. For lightly soiled loads, 1/3rd of a cap is all that is required. From 40 to 55 full loads per litre. 25c per wash based on 55 loads. Order Online

Delicates / Woolwash Liquid

Specifically formulated to gently clean, soften & freshen your delicates, woollen & dark garments. Best detergent option for linen, silk and fine synthetic materials. With a pH neutral formula delicates woolwash is mild on skin and suitable for either hand or machine washing. For lightly soiled loads, 1/3rd of a cap is all that is required. From 40 to 55 full loads per litre. 25c per wash base on 55 loads. Available in 1 litre bottles. Order Online

Sanitiser / Softener Liquid

For brilliant soft results on all fabric types. Ideal for sweaty gym gear, underwear or socks, the sanitising component deodorises and removes 99.999% of bacteria leaving linen hygienically clean. Power of 4 Sanitiser / Softener contains powerful softening properties for bedding, towelling and everyday loads, complementing your detergent choice for perfect results. Use 1/2 of a cap for a full load. For optimum results, we recommend using in conjunction with either Power of 4 Ultra Concentrate Liquid, Power of 4 Laundry Powder or Power of 4 Delicates / Woolwash. Available in 1 litre bottles. Order Online

Laundry Guide

Dishwasher Cleaning

Adelaide Appliance Gallery also known by its name Mr Dishwasher – The Washing Centre was born in 1973 and this is where our story begins. We have developed our own powder and rinse aid to get the best wash result.

Power of 4 Dishwashing Powder

Designed to produce high quality wash results at all temperatures. Developed for South Australian water conditions, our dishwashing powder is a non-corrosive, super concentrated blend containing no fillers, a built in destainer as well as metal and glass protection properties. In combination with using Power of 4 rinse aid will ensure your dishes come out clean and dry. Available in 2Kg or 4Kg buckets. Order Online

Power of 4 Rinse Aid

Enhances shine and gives improved performance versus detergent alone. Power of 4 RINSE AID reduces limescale deposits and is fast drying. With it’s unbeatable spot free drying, glasses and dishes are left cleaner than ever before. Power of 4 RINSE AID is readily biodegradable and formulated to be environmentally responsible. Available in 1 litre bottles. Order Online

Power of 4 Salt

Adelaide is known for its hard or mineral rich water. Salt helps to soften the water enhancing the effect that detergent has within in dishwasher. In order to use salt your dishwasher requires a salt dispenser. Available in 5Kg bucket. Order Online

Maintenance & Care

Our cleaning products will save you money in the long run. Cheap cleaning products cause horrendous build up within the inner mechanics of dishwashers and washing machines, and it’s often this that leads to drum breakage and the erosion of working parts. How disheartening would it be if you spent thousands of dollars on a top of the line machine, only to find that in less than five years the motor or drum needs to be replaced and you need to spend thousands more to have it repaired? We want to help you get the most out of your appliances, and we take pride in teaching you how to extend the life of your washer or dishwasher for as long as possible.

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Scale and detergent build up on the outer drum & heating element.

Power of 4 Descaler

Helps to keep your appliances clean in places you can’t see. Adelaide’s hard water causes all kinds of hidden problems which can contribute to early machine failure. Hard (or mineral rich) water creates lime scale deposits on heating element, eventually causing it to fail.

Quarterly descaling will increase the lifespan of both your dishwasher and front loader washing machine, simply by minimising wear and tear and greatly reducing the chance of service call repairs being required. Available in 400 Gram containers. Order Online

Power of 4 Descaler Directions

One Power of 4 Descaler wash every 3-4 months.

Dishwasher:  Fill detergent dispenser with Power of 4 Descaler and select the hottest intensive wash cycle without crockery. Once cycle has completed run through a detergent wash once again without crockery to ensure all deposits have been removed.

Front Loader Washing Machine: Use 3-4 scoops of Power of 4 Descaler. Select long cottons/stains cycle at 60° to 80° C and if available use high water level option. Ensure your washing machine is empty of water and clothing. Not to be used on enamel bowls. Once Cycle is completed run a detergent wash without clothing to ensure all deposits are removed.

Multi-Purpose Cleaners

We also stock stainless steel surface cleaner so you can keep your stainless steel fridge and ovens clean and fingerprint free! No more sticky finger problems!
For your ceramic & enamel cooktops we have that covered too with our Kleen Glass cleaner.

Power of 4 Kleen Steel

Protects and enhances stainless steel surfaces by coating the surface with a protective film which helps to repel new marks. It will remove finger prints with ease. Avaiable in a 250ml bottle. Order Online

Power of 4 Kleen Glass

A non-toxic, biodegradable heavy-duty cleaner which takes the hard work out of cleaning all types of cooktops from ceramic to enamel. Mild but effective cleanser that leaves your cooktop looking like new, making light work of spills, stains and marks.

Remove excess soiling prior to cleaning. Apply to a soft cloth and polish surface of cooktop. Do not rub excessively in one spot and avoid rubbing in a circular motion. Available in a 250ml bottle. Order Online

Hints & Tips

There are four key factors that influence wash results in both Dishwashers & Washing Machines.

  1. Chemical Action
  2. Mechanical Action
  3. Time
  4. Temperature

Each factor has an effect on the other three. Below are some hints and tips to get the best result for both you and your appliance which under the covers influences the above factors.

Dishwasher Tips:

  • Try to utilise Auto Programs as much as possible. The dishwasher will autotomatically sense how dirty the dishes are and adjust time, temperature & water consumption to get the best result using the least amount of water and power.
  • For heavily soiled dishes use intensive programs as the temperature and duration will assist with the cleaning process.
  • Economy cycles generally use less water and power however take longer to complete.
  • Use gentle cycles on delicate items which will wash at lower temperatures.
  • Plastic items do not hold residual heat as well as other items therefore low temperature programs will not dry plastic very effectively. It is recommended to use a high temperature program and our Power of 4 Rinse Aid to assist with this.
  • It is recommended to use an intensive cycle at least once a month with our Power of 4 Dishwashing Powder where possible to help clean and maintain your machine. Consistent low temperature washing will allow a Biofilm (bacteria built up) to form on the bottom of your machine which can make your dishwasher smiley & smell.
  • Detergent, rinse aid and descaler play an important role within your machine.
    • Different detergents react differently to different temperatures and this can influence the wash result. Our Power of 4 Dishwashing Powder has been been designed to work at all temperatures and the amount can be adjusted according to the load.
      Our recommendations are:
  • Normal washing – One full scoop in the dispenser
  • Intensive washing – One full scoop in the dispenser plus 1/3rd scoop in the pre-wash dispenser or poured onto the door
  • We recommend the use of our Power of 4 Rinse Aid which the dispenser automatically injects into the final rinse water, allowing the water to disperse much more effectively than it otherwise would on its own.
  • South Australian water is known for its hard properties which creates mineral deposits within the inside of the dishwasher. Using our Power of 4 Descaler will keep your dishwasher clean if used every 3 months. It will also make the stainless steel on the inside of the machine shine.

Washing Machine Tips:

  • Most modern day front loader washing machines automatically sense the load amount of the clothing and adjust the washing time and water intake to get the best result.
  • Always read your clothing labels and pick your program to suit i.e Cottons, Delicates, Wools etc which will determine the mechanical/washing action.
  • Use gentle cycles on delicate items which will wash at lower temperatures.
  • For heavily soiled clothes select the appropriate programs to allow pre-rinse and main cycles to run through.
  • Economy cycles generally use less water and power however take longer to complete.
  • Quick cycles in washing machines are made for lightly soiled and smaller loads and should be avoided for normal loads.
  • It is recommended to use an intensive 60° wash cycle at least once a week for towels or bedding and run the machine once a month empty on the hottest cycle (such as 90° on some machines). This will clear out any grime within the machine. Consistent low temperature washing will cause a Biofilm (bacteria built up) to form within the drum & door seal of your machine which can make your washing machine smell as well as cause your door seal to go mouldy. It is good practise to leave the door open within your front loader washing machine to allow excess moisture to dry inside.
  • Detergent & descaler play an important role within your machine.
    • Different detergents react differently to different temperatures and this can influence wash results. Our Power of 4 Laundry Powder & Liquids range are designed to work at all temperatures.
    • We have developed a sanitiser/softener to kill bacteria in the machine in conjunction with low temperature washing as well as to freshen up and soften your fabrics.
    • South Australian water is known for its hard-mineral rich properties which creates mineral deposits on the inside of the machine. Using our Power of 4 Descaler will help keep your washing machine and outer drum clean free if used every 3 months.

If you are in Adelaide and you are looking for South Australia’s best range of cleaning products then visit our Adelaide Appliance Gallery Showroom or contact us for more information. We are experts in our product and will gladly explain the ingredients and benefits to you.

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