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Choosing a Commercial Washer Extractor

Choosing a Commercial Washer Extractor

Choosing a washing machine is usually straightforward provided you have clearly decided on the type of fabrics you are washing, whether there is any need for sluicing or disinfection and the maximum wash capacity you will need during the working day.


  • Accurate temperature indicator for verifying disinfection
  • Sluice facility helps with heavily soiled bed linen
  • High speed spin is essential for economic drying of cottons and linens. Low speed option needed for polyester cottons.
  • Twin drain valves allow recovery of last rinse for recycle economy
  • Size the machine to suit your loads. Under-loading and over-loading both give poor washing and poor economy
  • Good speed control and cooldown help minimise creasing of polyester cotton
  • Steam heating is quicker and cheaper than electric if steam is available
  • Microprocessor gives precise control of water and heating and of wash times for best results at minimum cost

What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home