I have the Spindel at home and it’s been a game changer.
I have another
game life changer arriving any time from now to a few weeks time: Baby G, who will be going through laundry like crazy. I’m thrilled to be having a Winter baby, but I need to ensure that his laundry is washed and dried quickly, so that we can snuggle up together in fresh blankets and adorable onesies (and I’m just talking about mine! Half joking.)
Cape Town winters are usually rainy, so with the past rainy seasons, this has really helped get my laundry dry, in no time. However, we are in such a water crisis at the moment, that we are praying for rain and I hope it rains for weeks on end – please!
So what is a Spindel?
The Spindel is a specialist laundry spinner that uses centrifugal force to remove excess water. It removes up to 80% water within 3 and a half minutes. It’s amazing!
After our clothes have been washed, they are usually spun in the washing machine on the spin cycle setting.
After that, I pop them into the Spindel and give them another spin for the 3.5 minutes. You cannot believe how much water still comes out.
The residual detergents and mineral deposits from baby clothes and linen are also removed in the spin cycle which means fabrics are softer and less likely to cause irritation to a baby’s sensitive skin. I mean just look at the colour of that water and the bubbles removed.
It’s safe for all fabrics, including your delicates and after using it, some of my clothes are dry enough they can be ironed straight away.
I also love how small it is, so it really doesn’t take up any space, but don’t be put off by it’s size. 6, 5kg of laundry fits inside, including big bath sheets, duvet covers… you name it. It works a charm! One Spindel cycle uses 100 times less electricity than a tumble dryer cycle.
Speaking of, the Spindel is also eco friendly and cost effective in comparison to a tumble dryer, which is expensive to run, takes up space, releases toxic fumes from heated up detergent residues, a 60 minute cycle releases up to 15kg of CO2 emissions and they cause irreversible heat damage to fabrics.
Where can I buy one?
Spindel is available from home retailers like Hirch’s, Tafelberg Furnishers and Wakefords. You can also find Spindel online at www.takealot.com, otherwise see their other stockiest on the website: www.spindel.co.za
How do I win?
Leave a comment below telling me why you need a Spindel in your life.
I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday the 29th of May.
Good luck x
PS. I made a YouTube video of how it actually works 2 years ago: