How to wash and dry
Washing and drying with us is really easy …..
Washing and drying in self-service laundromats Speed Queen Eden and Slatina is very easy and fast. The professional results can be achieved within an hour. Machine control is simple and intuitive. At the premises you find detailed instructions how to manipulate with washing and drying machines. If you need an assistance you may always contact us by phone at +420 604 59 55 59.
Professional laundry detergent, fabric softener as well as disinfection on natural basis are dosed automatically; these preparations are included in the price of washing. You don’t need to bring anything with you. In case that you don´t want to use our laundry detergents, you may choose a special option in the washing machines and add yours.
Five steps how to WASH efficiently:
1. Separate the laundry
Separate the laundry according to colours such as black/colourful and light/white. Check the content of pockets to be sure there is no cell phone, home key or paper handkerchief. For feathers, make sure that the tick is not damaged. Insert the laundry into the washing machine and close the door – at smaller washers just close the door; at bigger washers press the door and turn the handle to the left until the lock is closed. Approximately 20% space of the washing machine is recommended to let free so as the laundry has enough space during washing.
2. Choose the programme with relevant temperature
Program for standard washing with high spin speed (30, 40 a 60 °C). Program for washing soft laundry with lower spin speed (30 °C). Program for washing extra soft laundry in cold water without spinning. Program without automatic dosing of laundry detergents (30, 40 and 60 °C).
Follow the washing temperature recommended at the symbols on laundry label. To choose the temperature at smaller washers use buttons with temperature; at bigger washers use white arrows up or down.
3. Insert tokens or coins
Washing machines accept our special tokens and Czech coins valued at 5 CZK, 10 CZK, 20 CZK and 50 CZK. Don’t insert coins of 1 CZK and 2 CZK; the automat neither counts nor returns them. If you don’t have coins, you may change banknotes in the money changer. Money changer changes banknotes up to value of 500 CZK but you only receive tokens valued at 25 CZK. Therefore, we recommend to prepare banknotes better up to value of 200 CZK. Tokens can be used both at washers and dryers. In case that a coin or token by mistake doesn’t fall through the automat and doesn’t show at display, press the silver round button and the coin returns; then repeat the process again.
4. Press the button START
Washing program takes approx. 35 minutes at smaller washers (10 kg of laundry) and 45 minutes at bigger washers (18 kg of laundry). Washers can’t be open during washing process, doors are locked. Now you have about 40 minutes free. You may have a coffee here, use free Wi-Fi, talk to your friends or visit some of the facilities in the neighbourhood.
5. Finish the washing cycle
The end of washing is signalled by the sound (peep). The sign “OPEN DOOR” or “Vyložte prádlo” is showed at the display of the washer. Doors are automatically unlocked. Take out the laundry, check that nothing is left in the drum (for example the socks sometimes like to hide there) and the laundry is washed. Please let the doors of washers open. Use our white baskets to carry the laundry to dryers.
Five steps how to DRY efficiently:
In self-service laundromats Speed Queen Eden and Slatina you may dry laundry fast and efficiently on professional level. To dry wet laundry use always a bigger dryer than the amount of laundry so as the laundry has enough space for drying. To dry laundry from the 10 kg washing machine use the 14 kg dryer; to dry laundry from the 18 kg washing machine use the 25 kg dryer.
During the drying process the dryer collects extra clogs from fabrics; the laundry then looks newer and brighter. Most laundry is beautifully flat after drying. Fold up the laundry at the tables when it is still warm. Usually, no ironing is needed which saves your time and money.
1. Insert wet laundry into the dryer and close the door
The dryers may accept a big amount of laundry but the more space in the drum the better drying is achieved.
2. Choose the program with relevant temperature
Follow the drying temperature recommended at the symbols on laundry label. Our dryers offer these temperature modes: HIGH – 88°C, MEDIUM – 82°C, LOW – 72°C, DELICATES – 54°C and NO HEAT (aeration by ambient air temperature). Symbols of thermometers may help you. To dry feather materials (duvets, pillows, jackets) DELICATES mode and a longer drying time approx. 45 minutes is recommended.
3. Insert tokens or coins
Dryers accept our special tokens and Czech coins valued at 5 CZK, 10 CZK, 20 CZK and 50 CZK. Don’t insert coins of 1 CZK and 2 CZK; the automat neither counts nor returns them. If you don’t have coins, you may change banknotes in the money changer. Money changer changes banknotes up to value of 500 CZK but you only receive tokens valued at 25 CZK. Therefore, we recommend to prepare banknotes better up to value of 200 CZK. Tokens can be used both at washers and dryers. In case that a coin or token by mistake doesn’t fall through the automat and doesn’t show at display, press the silver round button and the coin returns; then repeat the process again
4. Press the button START
Drying time depends on the amount of laundry and a kind of textile. Time of 15 – 30 minutes is usually enough. You may open the dryer during drying process and try whether the laundry is dried equally and completely. If it is not dried enough, the time of drying can be prolonged by inserting other coins BEFORE finishing the drying cycle or the whole process can be repeated. During opening the doors the time is still running and thus we recommend to make the control fast, and then close the door again and confirm by the button START. The dryer starts to run again.
5. Finnish the drying process
End of drying is signalled by the sound (peep). The sign “DOOR” is shown at the display of a dryer. Take out the laundry and you are ready with drying. Use our white baskets to carry the laundry to the tables. Fold up the laundry when it is still warm. Laundry is beautifully flat and odorous; no ironing is needed usually.
Washing the feathers
Feather materials, such as duvets, pillows, jackets can be washed in our laundromat, too. Several rules must be kept. Make sure that the tick is not damaged to avoid getting feathers out of seams during washing. Follow the washing temperature recommended at the symbols on laundry label. We recommend 30°C or 40°C in big washers with standard spin-dry mode. Then it is necessary to dry laundry properly in a dryer with low temperature (Delicates or No heat) at least 3-4 drying cycles. For better drying add tennis balls that help to prevent against sticking feathers into pellets and feathers become fluffy again. Do not use high temperature.
WHAT CAN’T BE WASHED
It is not recommended to wash large harder pieces that even after soaking in water do not accept the round shape of the drum (hard dog΄s dens, horse stuff, hard-packed backpacks, hard carpets, harder relaxing pillows etc.). There is a risk to stop the washing machine in the middle of the washing cycle. These pieces can only be washed after prior arrangement and under the supervision of the operator.
Advantages of drying in the dryers:
Drying in our drying machines is fast and easy. A big amount of laundry is dried with hot air in 15-30 minutes. Dried laundry or blankets are fluffy and soft. The dryers not only dry but also clean the laundry from extra pellets, threads, hair and other impurities that normally stay at laundry when drying classically on the cord. All these impurities are caught at filters of our dryers. To make sure of that please visit our photo gallery where you can see a clean filter, clogged filter and a lump of collected impurities. Our drying machines can clear all extra dirties away and laundry has a fresh look.