Laundry: Gadget Show enlist industry help to test if domestic machines CanDo the job

Gadget Show enlist industry help to test if domestic machines CanDo the job

Laundry of the Year, recently took part in Channel 5’s Gadget Show putting premium versus budget domestic washing machines to the test. Like all our industry commercial laundries, Daniel Shepherd, managing director at CanDo Laundry, knows a thing or two about washing machine performance. They are used to handling 250,000 items a week mainly servicing the hospitality sector across the country from their sites in Port Talbot and Telford.

Shepherd teamed up with the Gadget Show’s Jon Bentley to test a Miele premium washing machine v Indesit budget option. Both machines boast Class A energy efficiency, but the real showdown was in the eco-mode and stain-removal tests.

Both performed similarly in terms of quality and energy use on eco-mode. On the stain test both machines were able to remove most of the stains (gravy, coffee, fake tan, lipstick, red wine and pen) both leaving some lipstick and fake tan. Only under the microscopic detail of the DigiEye machine did it show that the Miele machine (at nearly three times more RRP) removed the stains marginally better than the Indesit budget machine.

Both Shepherd and Bentley concluded that the budget Indesit was the winner of the two and perfectly up to the job! It’s great to see the industry represented on the TV in this long-running iconic show. Sadly, the cheaper, smaller domestic machines can’t do the job for our textile care industry so it’s back to the big machines for CanDo!

Gadget Show enlist industry help to test if domestic machines CanDo the job

Laundry of the Year, recently took part in Channel 5’s Gadget Show putting premium versus budget domestic washing machines to the test. Like all our industry commercial laundries, Daniel Shepherd, managing director at CanDo Laundry, knows a thing or two about washing machine performance. They are used to handling 250,000 items a week mainly servicing the hospitality sector across the country from their sites in Port Talbot and Telford.

Shepherd teamed up with the Gadget Show’s Jon Bentley to test a Miele premium washing machine v Indesit budget option. Both machines boast Class A energy efficiency, but the real showdown was in the eco-mode and stain-removal tests.

Both performed similarly in terms of quality and energy use on eco-mode. On the stain test both machines were able to remove most of the stains (gravy, coffee, fake tan, lipstick, red wine and pen) both leaving some lipstick and fake tan. Only under the microscopic detail of the DigiEye machine did it show that the Miele machine (at nearly three times more RRP) removed the stains marginally better than the Indesit budget machine.

Both Shepherd and Bentley concluded that the budget Indesit was the winner of the two and perfectly up to the job! It’s great to see the industry represented on the TV in this long-running iconic show. Sadly, the cheaper, smaller domestic machines can’t do the job for our textile care industry so it’s back to the big machines for CanDo!

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