When it comes to washing your cycling clothes do you use liquid or powder? IMO it all depends on the quality of your washing machine, the quality or your water supply, whether or not you have a whole house water filtration system &/or a water softener.
I have used both. I think it all depends on the brand, whether or not it is the dye & fragrance free kind, etc. I find that either the dye & fragrance free in either liquid or powder works best in any of the brands that offer it.
When it comes to how you wash your cycling clothes I know there are some who don't like to use a washing machine because they think it will damage their clothes. I'm not sure that is really true. I've been using a washing machine to clean my cycling clothes for years and have yet to replace them because of excess wear & tear or damage caused by it. I have used several differant types of machines. From the kind found in a laundry mat to our current one. My wife's washing machine has what is called a hand wash cycle, which is what I use to clean my cycling clothes. Before we bought our house we lived in an apt & used the washer that was provided for us. It didn't have a hand wash selection but my cycling clothes were never damaged.
When it comes to drying your clothes again it depends on what kind of dryer you use and what it's selections & features are. Like washing machines I've used all types of dryers and have yet to replace cycling clothes because they were damaged or had excessive wear & tear. But every dryer I've used has had a medium and/or low heat setting. The setting I use is determined by the outside humidity. The higher the humidity I have to use the medioum setting.
So how do you wash & dry your cycling clothes?