In the whole process of the laundry there are a few stages that are usually quite unpopular. Ironing clothes is usually one of them. Come on, it’s not something that has a lot of fans. Then comes the subject of folding it. And no, it is not something that is very popular either. But fortunately for us, it seems that soon that is not going to be a problem, thanks to the first commercial iron dryer.
This wonderful device is called FoldiMate and it is an automatic iron dryer that not only takes care of drying and ironing clothes for you, but also leaves it perfectly folded.
THE FOLDIMATE IRON DRYER
Its creators, a startup based in California (United States), say that it is so easy to use that even a child could do it. It is formed by a conveyor belt with several robotic arms that, after having dried and ironed the clothes, it folds to perfection and later to deposit all the garments in an adjustable tray.
FoldiMate can virtually fold almost any type of garment without any problems, except for larger pieces such as sheets or large towels. You also can not fold clothes too small like underwear or socks. But, well, they are a few exceptions that can be forgiven, right?
In addition, not only do you double your clothes, it also carries out a series of actions to condition the clothes and leave it better than ever. As a professional laundry system. For example, it includes a steam cleaning system that also helps reduce wrinkles on shirts and pants. On the side, it also offers the possibility of spraying clothes with perfume or fabric softener.
As for the time it takes to complete the whole process, the manufacturers explain that FoldiMate takes about 10 seconds to fold most of the clothes, and between 20 and 30 seconds more in case you want to apply steam or perfume.
In this video you can see the process:
A PROJECT STARTED IN 2014
The iron dryer was created in 2014 as an industrial machine for professional laundries. And their manufacturers have since been working on the design of this new model adapted to the needs of households. A more compact and simple model that can be adapted comfortably next to the washing machine or can be taken to any room. In fact, the new device is only 80 cm high and 70 in width and weighs about 30 kg.
After adjusting its new technology, the FoldiMate dryers will be available to the public from 2018. But we can register on the company’s website to let us know when the pre-booking period begins.
As for the price, the company indicates that its price will be around 700 and 850 dollars. That is, between about 660 and 800 euros.