SMARTBIZ LAUNCH: Washing machines and dryers from the new SmartBiz model series from Miele (photo: Miele)
SmartBiz is the name of a new model series from Miele, available from January 2020, representing a stepping-stone into the world of commercial laundry care. Wherever up to three programmes are run a day – for example in small businesses, guesthouses, child-care centres, schools or even in larger households – machines catering for a 7kg load represent a robust and long-lasting alternative at attractive prices.
Miele says both the washing machine and the dryer are tested to last 15,000 operating hours or 10,000 programme cycles. This sets new standard in the entry-line sector of professional laundry care.
With commercially viable cycle times of for instance 79 minutes in the 60C wash cycle, Miele machines ensure clean laundry faster than comparable competitors' machines. The washing machine and dryer achieve an A+++ energy efficiency rating: Cottons 60C requires only 49 litres of water.
The heat-pump dryer runs a standard Cottons programme with electricity consumption of 1.02 kWh. This equates to savings of up to 75% compared with many commercial condenser dryers in the same size category, with clear cost reductions. The dryer offers additional options such as a programme to loosen damp woollen loads or one to take the creases out of textiles.