Fisher & Paykel’s new premium range of laundry products, which the company says have been engineered to provide the best performance while having minimal impact on the environment, are now available to UK retailers. Fisher & Paykel is launching two models – the 12kg front loader washing machine with ActiveIntelligence technology, and a smaller 10kg front loader washing machine.
Fisher & Paykel’s ActiveIntelligence determines load size and soil level before dispensing the right amount of detergent and adjusting the wash time for over 1200 possible wash combinations. SmartDrive technology also enables Fisher & Paykel’s washing machines to sense the load size to the nearest 1kg rather than to the nearest 2/3kg, which is more common among other washing machines on the market.
Fisher & Paykel’s washing machines are also said to take hygiene into account by eliminating 99.9% of all common household bacteria. This is achieved by maintaining a temperature of over 65°C for a minimum of 20 minutes. Bacteria tested in third party laboratories included common household bacteria such as E-coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
The Steam Refresh function deodorises and de-wrinkles clothes so that they're ready to wear again with no need for a full wash cycle. Less washing means less water, less energy and less fabric wear. With energy ratings of B and noise ratings of A, Fisher & Paykel's laundry products are energy efficient with quiet operation thanks to SmartDrive technology, which uses a direct drive motor resulting in a more reliable product with fewer moving parts.
Alex van Vliet, product manager for Fisher & Paykel, said: “This entirely new range of luxury laundry products from Fisher & Paykel features a 12kg and 10kg washing machine with automatic dosing, Steam Refresh, and a high temperature hygiene programme. The new design of the interface takes the guesswork out of laundry and makes them extremely intuitive to use. As with all Fisher & Paykel appliances, our new washing machines come with a 5-year warranty.”