I mentioned on Instagram last week that I have a new toy. And with the crazy weather recently – raging heat, and sudden thunderstorms in between – my Spindel couldn’t have come at a better time! I’d heard good things, and I couldn’t wait to see for myself if this little machine would live up to the title of #LaundryLifesaver.
How does the Spindel work?
The Spindel uses spin power instead of heat to remove up to 80% of moisture from fabrics in just 3 minutes. It also removes residual washing powder and softener which would otherwise dry into the clothes.
According to the box it came in, it should:
- dry laundry faster
- save energy
- preserve fabrics
The First Test
The first time I used it, I dried a load of washing – shirts, leggings, joggers, t-shirts, socks – just before going to bed at around 1am. Terrible sleeping habits, I know. 🙈
In just 3 minutes, the Spindel had removed quite a lot of water and the clothes were significantly drier than when I’d put them in. All they needed was to dry on the clothes horse while we slept. By the morning, the clothes had dried nicely. And seeing as the excess water had been removed, there wasn’t a hint of that faint (but not very pretty) “dried in the house, and not out in the sun” smell. Well done Spindel!
The Ultimate Spindel Test
After seeing the Spindel do a great job on a few laundry loads, I decided it was time for the ultimate test. None of the items that I’d dried in it were too thick or heavy. Now it was time to bring in the big guns… The only items that give me laundry anxiety during Winter and on rainy days… Towels! The only place I want to dry my washed towels is outside on the washing line, with the sun burning any and all trace of moisture. I don’t mind throwing other items into the tumble dryer, but towels are a drying nightmare – they hold so much water and washing powder, and they take forever to dry.
I was really curious to see how much water the Spindel would be able to extract from these towels in a very short 4 minute cycle. I know I’ve probably given it away already with the last photo, but just look at all that water! In 4 minutes, this little machine removed about 2 liters of water, plus residual washing powder, leaving the towels so much drier and lighter! Afterwards, I only had them on the line for a little while, and they were dry. The Spindel had passed the ultimate towel test with flying colours.
I made a short video when I dried the towels, which shows the Spindel’s drum. The 6.5kg machine may look quite small, but it was able to hold 3 bath towels, 3 hand towels, and 6 face cloths, and do an excellent job of drying them as well.
The Spindel- My Final Thoughts
The Spindel claims to preserve even delicate fabrics, whilst saving time, energy, and water. After using mine on every load of laundry that I’ve done since it arrived, I’m happy to say that the Spindel does all that it claims it will.
In only a few minutes, this appliance removes so much water, greatly reducing the time you spend drying your laundry.
1 Spindel cycle uses 100 times less electricity than a tumble dryer. The use of spin power, not heat, means you can say goodbye to costly, irreversible damage to fabrics like shrinking.
I think that parents of little ones will find it especially helpful. Even the most delicate, tiny clothes are safe in the Spindel. I’m super impressed with how much excess detergent it removes, and I think other moms will love this feature too, as it leaves clothes softer and less likely to cause allergies and discomfort.
The Spindel is available in 2 sizes, 4.5kg and 6.5kg, and retails from R1999. You can find it at homeware stores like Hirsch’s, Tafelberg, and Wakefords, and online at Takealot. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram, where I’ll share the best Spindel deals when they come up.
Something’s coming soon…
The Spindel is my favourite appliance at the moment! It’s been used after every load of laundry so far, and I think it’s going to be extra busy once Winter is here. Just before Winter rolls around, there’s going to be a chance for one of you, my lovely readers, to experience the wonder that is the Spindel for yourself. 😉
Disclaimer: The Spindel was given to me to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest, and my own.