Recently I have had a spate of very expensive laundry days. The weather was not conducive to me hanging out my laundry, and as a result I needed to tumble dry the laundry. That combined with the huge rising cost of electricity really put a damper on my budget. However a mom’s got to do what a mom’s got to do…
When I was asked to review the Spindel, I jumped at the chance however I did not really understand the significance of the Spindel.
To me a Spindel was the item that made sleeping beauty sleep. 😉 😛
Seriously… I did not consider buying a Spindel because it seemed easier to just use the spin cycle twice. It sounded like a waste of money and hence I never bothered to research it further.
Now my Spindel is my little helper! It does so much more than a second spin cycle and that with half the ‘damage’ on my clothes.
It is “a specialist laundry spin dryer that uses centrifugal force instead of heat to quickly remove excess moisture from laundry. It also extracts residual detergent and mineral deposits from the fabric, so laundry dries cleaner and feels better too! Spindel can be used with machine or hand-washed laundry and is safe for all fabrics.”
I was curious to find out of this proved true. I hated the smell of damp and wet laundry and even the puddles that are sometimes left behind after the washing comes out of the machine. This promised to alleviate both.
The beauty of this is that it actually saves me money and time. Money via electricity – not only from saving on the second spin but it actually shortens the time that I need to put the clothes in the tumble dryer. This is due to the fact that a large amount of water from the clothes is already removed. The Spindel does not completely dry your clothes but it does make a difference in the time that it takes the clothes to dry – whether it takes the form of an energy-saving tumble dryer or time in the sun…
Is it worth the inconvenience of taking out the clothes from one machine, putting it into another before transferring it to tumble dryer? You may think that it is inconvenient and if you are really tired, it can be. For me this slight amount of effort provides a dramatic result in providing extra money in my pocket and less damage to my clothes.
The Spindel actually prevents heat damage, tangling and stretching – even my delicate clothing can have excess water removed without any major repercussions.
Is it worth the purchase? Yes, it’s perfect for the working mom who can only do laundry on weekends or the mom who has loads of washing and needs a quick dry.
The Spindel removes about 80% of excess water from the clothes once your wash cycle is done. This is done in 3 minutes and uses as much energy as a light bulb being on for 15 minutes – which is a fraction of the electricity (almost 100x less energy) as opposed to the tumble dryer.
After the 3 minute cycle is complete you can:
|Air dry your laundry in a fraction of the time,|
|Iron certain fabrics immediately (i.e. fabrics with synthetic fibre), or|
|Run a significantly shorter cycle in the tumble dryer to save energy and reduce heat damage.|
|FEATURES||AVERAGE LAUNDRY DRYER||SPINDEL 6.5KG|
|Average cycle time||75 minutes||3 minutes|
|Energy consumption per cycle||2.5 KWh (kilowatt hours)||0.015 KWh (kilowatt hours)|
|Fabric care||Causes heat damage to fabrics||No damage to fabrics|
|Suitable fabrics||Not safe for delicate fabrics||Safe for all fabrics|
|Space requirement||Height: 850mmWidth: 600mmWeight: 35kg||Height: 640mmWidth: 385mmWeight: 9kg|
|Recommended retail price||R 3 000||R2 299|
Christmas has arrived early this year. 😉 You can get it at a discounted price on Groupon.co.za and save R400.