An appliance that has blown my hair back… and I couldn’t be more surprised

October 23, 2013
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Last year I was among some bloggers who were going to try out the Spindel (a laundry spinner) and possibly write about it. For some reason, it never happened, and I was quite relieved – here was an appliance that looked like a dustbin, and how was I ever supposed to find huge appeal in a little dryer?

And then I started reading some rave reviews, and learnt that it was a Fairlady magazine consumer award finalist, and realised I’d probably been too swift to judge the Spindel.

Fortunately I was offered a spin (yeah yeah, I went there) of the Spindel, and boy have I crossed over. In fact, my  tumble dryer hasn’t been used since (a good thing, since I pay for my electricity, and the dryer consumes a lot of power – see graph below).

So what is the Spindel? It’s a laundry spin dryer that uses centrifugal force and not heat to remove excess moisture from laundry. It can be used with all fabrics, and on machine and hand-washed stuff too.

Each load takes a few minutes, and some fabrics can be ironed immediately. It’s also highly energy efficient. If I had to find “fault”, it would be that laundry doesn’t come out 100% dry, and that the bin has less capacity for laundry than a tumble dryer would (ie it’s smaller). However, this is not a biggie, and at only R1 599, I am definitely not complaining. It’s also very light, and takes up just a small space in a corner of my kitchen (next to the recycling bag).


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For more info and stockist details, go to the Spindel website or call 0860 555 135.

And for some interesting stats, have a look at this:

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For a demo video on the Spindel, take a look at this clip:

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  • Rene

    Does the clothes come out very creased or not?

    October 23, 2013 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Ena

    I am looking for a mini washing machine – can anyone help please

    July 30, 2014 at 8:00 am Reply
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