Commercial vs Consumer washers – which one is right for you?
May 15, 2017

There are several different types of washing machines in the market these days, intended to meet the diverse needs of consumers. But many people are unaware about a very basic division that exists in the washing machine range – the difference between commercial and consumer washers.

Read on to find out how you can choose the right product for you, maximising efficiency and reducing costs.

Commercial washers are usually built keeping function more than form in mind, and are designed for high-volume and heavy-duty use. They’re usually found in hospitals, hotels and other places that see a large turnover of fabrics to be cleaned every day. They are intended to be used frequently, and sometimes even all-day long. They usually have steel exteriors, and are more rust-resistant. They usually involve an automation function that lets you key in the type of washing you need done once, and then it is able to replicate that for all the subsequent loads, eliminating the need for constant supervision as the washing is being done.

Consumer washers are usually meant for personal use, in homes. This means that there might be additional features to make them a little safer for both your family as well your fabrics. This includes things like different settings for different fabrics, as well as functions like child lock to ensure that your kids remain safe. In addition, they usually come in a variety of aesthetic designs and colours, to match your personal preference as well as the decor in your house.

There are several similarities between the two as well – both usually come in top-loading as well front-loading designs. The main thing to keep in mind here is that one cannot be a substitute for the other. Trying to use a consumer washing machine in your hotel will mean that it breaks down much faster, leading to higher costs as well as loss of efficiency and cleanliness.

Eurotek can help you make the right choices for your cleaning solutions. Give us a call today for more details.