This is OT, but since we have some mightly wise folks here, I thought I'd ask in this forum.
Can someone recommend a good non-chlorine bleach for white clothes, if there is such a thing? I am having major problems with my washer when I use regular bleach for my whites. (I don't know if I'm using too much bleach or what (I use 1/4 C for a whole load), but if I don't run the washer at least 3 times afterwards (once empty, the next two times with towels or area rugs), I get little spots of diluted bleach marks on the clothes. I always take a clean rag and wipe the interior of the washer while it is filling when I do the 3 extra loads, and I splash water everywhere to make sure that I've removed any bleach that may have splashed up when I was washing the whites. I can not keep doing this as it is wasting water and electricity.
Any suggestions? What about blueing?