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tough on dirt campaign
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Post# 1153895   7/10/2022 at 14:53 (654 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

Good afternoon, I'm not sure if this belongs in the right thread, but here goes nothing.
Who was the first to come up with the tough on dirt campaign? Who started it?


Post# 1153999 , Reply# 1   7/11/2022 at 12:08 (653 days old) by georgect (Fairfield, CT)        
Tough On Dirt. Gentle On Your Clothes

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Googling it seems like it was Whirlpool used that tag line for their laundry appliances.
Either 1983 or 1986 Whirlpool featured print adds and TV spots.

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Post# 1154078 , Reply# 2   7/12/2022 at 06:08 (652 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
tough on dirt

Did anybody else in the appliance industry follow suit with a similar campaign? If so, who else did and what was their approach?

Post# 1154171 , Reply# 3   7/13/2022 at 01:38 (651 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

Here's a video of a whirlpool washer in action. It may be an older model, but it still applies until they were last made in 2010. I bet these could clean construction clothes and dirty overalls.


Post# 1154760 , Reply# 4   7/19/2022 at 21:18 (644 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
wash wars

Who was the first one to kick off the tough on dirt wash wars? How did whirlpool and others approach this battle?

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