7 tips for buying a washing machine
For many companies, such as hotels, cleaning companies or retirement and care homes, it is worth investing in their own industrial washing machine or even a fully equipped in-house laundry. Laundries and dry cleaners are also faced with the question when purchasing new appliances: Which washing machine is best suited, where can I get the highest quality at a reasonable price?
Our 7 tips for buying a washing machine will give you guidance and help you with your purchase decision.
- Identify your requirements
In order to find the right washing machine for your application, you should first clarify which textiles you want to wash and to what extent. Does your business produce large quantities of different textiles every day, or are the quantities not quite so large? Are there any specific hygiene regulations that you need to comply with? Where should the machine be located? These questions will help you to get an overview of your requirements for the machine.
- Seek advice
It is advisable to seek expert support, especially when purchasing an appliance for the first time. Experienced consultants know the challenges of the various sectors and will ask you the right questions so that you can ultimately find the appliance that is tailored to your needs. STAHL’s service includes in-depth advice and support with planning. We get a precise picture of your requirements and the spatial conditions and are on hand with help and advice to help you find the best possible solution.
- Invest in quality
Invest in quality: A robust, solid appliance will usually last for decades and deliver reliable washing results. High-quality materials and a robust design pay off in the end because you won’t have to buy a new machine after just a few years. STAHL’s industrial washing machines are made in Germany and are manufactured in our own factory in Sindelfingen. This means that you also have quick access to spare parts when you need them, as they do not have to be ordered from abroad. Many of our customers have been using their machines for over 20 years and are happy to have invested in quality at the time of purchase.
- Customised needs
A high-quality washing machine adapts to your individual needs. Professional appliances offer solutions for a wide range of requirements, from capacity to freely programmable washing programmes and special hygiene programmes. Our ATOLL model, for example, is available in 15 different sizes. STAHL also offers solutions in different sizes and designs to meet the needs of care facilities that require separation into clean and unclean sides.
- Efficiency saves money and protects the environment
Modern industrial washing machines are environmentally friendly and efficient and deliver excellent results. When buying a new machine, you should make sure that the appliance automatically recognises the load quantity, for example, so that the amount of water is adjusted accordingly during washing. Good thermal insulation and a powerful washing mechanism also increase the energy efficiency of the appliances. This not only benefits the environment, but also saves you money by reducing water and energy costs.
- Everything from a single source
Do you want to purchase several appliances at once and set up your own in-house laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, rotary ironer and folding machine? Then it’s best to plan everything from a single source – with the support of the professionals. High-quality appliances are ideally matched to each other so that, for example, after hygienic cleaning in the washing machine, the right flatwork ironer guarantees an efficient laundry finish. Our consultants will help you to work out the right overall concept for your laundry and coordinate the appliances so that you can work efficiently.
- For every eventuality: Maintenance and service
Annual maintenance is a sensible measure to ensure that your appliance runs smoothly for as long as possible. Our STAHL service team will remind you of the next maintenance interval in good time so that you don’t have to worry about missing an appointment. It is inevitable that appliances that clean large quantities of laundry every day will need to be repaired from time to time – here too, you should find out about the service before you buy. STAHL technicians are reliably on hand when needed and can also help you with minor problems over the phone so that your appliances are quickly ready for use again.