To wash shoes in a Bosch washing machine, follow these simple steps:
1. Preparation: Remove any loose dirt or debris from the shoes. You can use a soft brush or cloth to gently clean the surface.
2. Check the shoe material: Before washing, make sure to check the care label on your shoes to ensure they are suitable for machine washing. Most athletic shoes and canvas sneakers can be washed in a washing machine, but delicate or leather shoes may require different cleaning methods.
3. Remove laces and insoles: Take out the shoelaces and remove the insoles if they are removable. This will help ensure a thorough and even cleaning.
4. Place the shoes in a laundry bag: To protect your shoes and the washing machine drum, it is recommended to place them in a laundry bag or pillowcase. This will prevent any damage during the wash cycle.
5. Select the appropriate wash cycle: Set your Bosch washing machine to a gentle or delicate cycle with a low spin speed. This will help prevent any damage to the shoes and maintain their shape.
6. Add detergent: Use a small amount of mild detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the shoes.
7. Start the wash cycle: Close the washing machine door and start the wash cycle. Make sure to use cold or lukewarm water, as hot water can cause the shoes to shrink or lose their shape.
8. Air dry the shoes: Once the wash cycle is complete, remove the shoes from the laundry bag and allow them to air dry naturally. Avoid using a dryer or direct heat, as it can damage the shoes.
Remember, not all shoes are suitable for machine washing. If you have any doubts or if your shoes are particularly delicate or expensive, it’s best to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or consider hand washing them instead.
For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the Bosch washing machine manual or visit the official Bosch website for specific shoe washing instructions for your model.
[Source: Bosch Home Appliances](https://www.bosch-home.com/us/experience-bosch/tips-and-tricks/cleaning-and-care/washing-shoes-in-the-washing-machine)