- Posted January 8, 2012 by
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Your Green Innovations
Laundry Spinner Saves Electricity and Clothes
- AndyStewart, CNN iReport producer
A review our new laundry spinner. It's a little machine that gets clothes almost dry by spinning them at 3200 RPMs. We love ours! After 3 minutes of spinning we hang our clothes up in the laundry room and they dry very fast, no dryer needed. It uses drastically less electricity than our dryer. It cost us about $170.00 shipped. It also helps our clothes last longer since they are not rubbed together and overheated. We could see in the lint filter of our old dryer how many fibers came off our clothes!
I discovered this spinner while watching a video tour of a super efficient passive house built in Maine by G•O Logic Homes. The laundry room part of the tour contained only a very efficient modern front loading washer, a laundry spinner, and lines to hang clothes on. An air duct in the ceiling cycled air under the door and past clothes, causing them to dry in a few hours. The laundry room is featured 8 1/2 minutes into the video here: http://youtu.be/_NDTqq3Euz4?t=8m24s
Our spinner says it's made by Alternative Laundry Inc. We got it from Compact Appliance.com