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).
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: