You think your laundry day is hectic? Imagine the demands of Speed Queen washers and dryers in a busy laundromat. Eight to 10 cycles a day often is the norm. This is where our commercial quality is put to the test and has been since we started. While we’ve domesticated our commercial machines a bit for your home and removed the coin box, they are every bit as heavy duty. We test our commercial quality machines to 10,400 cycles or roughly 25 years of life in an average household. As for that coin box, well, if you choose to do it, you can always add that back on yourself if you want to charge your college student returning home on the weekend with a giant pile of dirty clothes.
We’ve all said it – “they just don’t make things like they used to.” Well, the truth is, most appliance companies don’t…but Speed Queen isn’t most companies. Our commercial quality pedigree has been built over more than 110 years in Ripon, Wisconsin. While you might buy on that pedigree, true peace of mind comes in performance and reliability. We believe that when you spend hard-earned dollars on a major appliance it should reward you with decades of even harder work. Rest assured; Speed Queen will deliver nothing short of that.
If you’re part of the roughly 67 percent of U.S. households owning at least one pet, you know that when it comes to pet hair on clothing – the struggle is real. And that struggle is more than your dollar store lint roller is going to manage. We get it. Our employees have pets too and asked why can’t we develop cycles specifically for pet items. Especially, knowing that 43 percent of pet owners use pet hair on clothes as a barometer of their cleanliness. Speed Queen’s Pet Plus cycles offer consumers a highly effective solution for removing hair and keeping all items looking…and smelling great. We’ve put these cycles to the test in animal shelters, service dog facilities and the most challenging, a Great Pyrenees rescue. Bottom line: these cycles delivered in pilot testing in commercial environments and they will for you as well. Come on, is your pet hair situation going to top the challenge of laundry from eight Great Pyrenees?
We get it, there’s nothing more annoying than opening the dryer door and finding the load isn’t dry. That’s why for years, many of us have dried to the maximum time to head off that scenario. Problem is that over-drying is not good for your laundry. With our Over-Dry Protection feature, we take all we’ve learned on the commercial side and apply it to our Consumer model. That means drying to a set level and then deploying our commercial cooldown technology. Bottom line: better care for your clothes and linens, thereby extending their lives.
Pop quiz: what happens when 3,000+ employees unite in one mission to produce the highest quality laundry equipment on the planet? The answer: 10,400+ cycles of performance. It might seem like just washing and drying to others, but for us, laundry is all we do, and we are committed to giving you nothing but the pinnacle of quality. Do we have to dry giant rolls of duct tape continuously for hundreds of hours in our test lab? Well, the lab techs who must listen to that thumping, would say no…or at least not every day. As a company, however, we know that pushing limits is how we deliver the highest quality products. Oh, and it’s kind of cool to see what happens to those rolls of tape.
Still waiting on the ultra-creative Speed Queen commercial to run during football’s big game in February or during the Academy Awards? Yeah, about that… it’s not happening any time soon. Our story is best told by your friends and neighbors who own Speed Queens and those who test them. Not that we’ re against awards and championships. Over the years, we’ve received our fair share including:
We have a fully equipped kitchen to display some of the top of the line Miele appliances.