To do the washing with cinders was a typical job carried out twice a year. The washing would be put in a tub provided with a special hole at the bottom. A sheet and then a layer of cinders were laid on the washing, and some lukewarm water was poured on the cinders. The mixture thus obtained, filtered by the sheet, would be let flow through the washing; then it was gathered, heated more and more and poured onto the washing 27 times. This way of doing the washing gave excellent results in degreasing and bleaching.