Spin Dryer Reviews - Gentler & More Energy Efficient Than a Heat Clothes Dryer

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The Laundy Alternative Inc. Spin Dryer (5 out of 5)

How do you side step using an energy hungry clothes dryer without needing to hang your wet clothes out on the line? The spin dryer makes this very possible. A spin dryer doesn’t heat up your clothes at all. It simply spins. And, it spins very fast - up to 3200 revolutions per minute (rpm) to be exact. At this great speed, a spin dryer will extract six times as much water from your laundry as a washing machine spin cycle can extract.

Wet laundry becomes almost completely dry in the three minutes that a spin dryer takes to spin it. The minerals that are in the water are extracted too, along with any traces of detergents and soaps that might remain in the water as well. So your laundry comes out of a spin dryer even cleaner than when you put it in! In a gas or electric clothes dryer these minerals and soap traces would have been baked on. In a spin drier they are mostly removed.

And, last but not least, your clothing does not need to be subjected to fourty minutes or more of tumbling. As fun as that may sound, your laundry is gradually exhausted by this experience. In time, this tumbling and all the heat that accompanies it wears your clothes out much faster than they would have worn out otherwise. Here is yet one more example of how hidden wastes can be eliminated by employing more appropriate technologies than are currently used to address your day to day needs.

Two models of the Laundry Alternative Inc. Spin Dryers are available:

Spin Dryer


The Laundry Alternative Inc. Spin Dryer is a compact portable laundry spinner which is only two feet tall and weighs only 22 lbs.

  • works in only just 2 - 3 minutes
  • 3200 rpm spin
  • Takes 12.2 lb of wet laundry
  • Cuts conventional drying time down by 30 minutes or more
  • Clothes can finish drying by hanging on hangers just as easily
  • Uses any standard 110V electrical outlet
  • Portable

At $134.00 dollars the Laundry Alternative Inc. Spin Dryer will pay for itself inside of a year. After that the savings on energy are all yours and so are the savings on the wear and tear on your clothes. - Purchase a spin Dryer online

Mini Countertop Spin Dryer


This Spin Dryer is only fifteen inches tall, and weighs under fourteen pounds.

  • works in only 2-3 minutes
  • 1600 rpm spin speed
  • takes 5 - 6 lb of wet laundry (eg. two pairs of jeans)
  • Very quite
  • Uses any standard 110V electrical outlet
  • 82 Watts

If you are looking for an inexpensive but effective means of getting a lot more moisture out of your clothes than you ever have been able, the Mini Countertop Spin Dryer at $69.95 is a great deal. It can not extract as much water from the laundry as its faster big sister, the regular Spin Dryer. But, when you compare its 1600 rpm spin speed with the regular 400-800 maximum rpm of an upright washer, even one of the better upright washers, the benefits are clear. Both the Spin Dryer and the Mini Countertop Spin Dryer can serve very nicely as portable dryers.

click on the link to order one online Mini Countertop Spin Dryer

This post is part of the series: Green Laundry - Heat from Clothes Dryers - How to prevent the loss

The big energy consumer in Laundry is the heat that is used, first for washing and then for drying. There are different ways that we can address this heat use, and loss. The following series of articles looks at different solutions to the problem of Clothes Drying Heat Waste.

  1. Green Laundry - Wasted Heat From Clothes Dryers Vents and What to Do About It
  2. Clothes Dryer Vent/Heat Reclaimer “Heat Keeper” CHK100
  3. Can You Conserve Home Heat & Recycle Dryer Heat Using An Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger?
  4. Ventless Clothes Dryers - Stop Losing Heat From Your Clothes Dryer
  5. Use a Spin Dryer for a Genuine Heatless Option