Article: Speed Queen dryers proven to sanitize loads

Speed Queen dryers proven to sanitize loads

Speed Queen dryers proven to sanitize loads

When it comes to household chores, we are all in the multitasking business. Think about it. Whether you’re helping the kids with homework while making dinner or listening to an audio book or podcast while getting the dishes done, we are all trying to get the most out of every hour. 

Now your Speed Queen dryer is going to be doing some multitasking of its own and giving you a bit of peace of mind in the process. In addition to delivering decades of service drying your wash loads, Speed Queen dryers can also sanitize your laundry. 

Our highly efficient axial airflow design can kill 99.9 percent of common household bacteria*. This peace of mind is driven through a 75-minute cycle at the dryer’s highest temperature setting. Here are a few of the specifics: 

Tests conducted with AHAM 8-pound load 

Electric models must run on 240v 

DR3 – Fabric Selector “Perm Press/ Regular”, Time Dry “Max Dry”;  

DR5 & DC5 – Fabric Selector “Regular”, Time Dry “Max Dry”;  

DR7 – Temp “High”, Time Dry 75+ min 

An important first step before selecting a sanitize dry cycle is identifying if your fabrics can be dried on a high heat setting without damaging them. We can all agree that sanitizing that favorite sweater doesn’t hold much value if it doesn’t fit when it comes out of the dryer. 

The sanitize option is also equally helpful for a wide range of scenarios you might not have thought of. For instance, those hard-to-wash items in your closet are perfect candidates for sanitizing. Got the flu or common cold making the rounds in your house? Pairing up a heavy dose of bleaching of towels, blankets, sheets, etc. with sanitize cycles in a Speed Queen dryer can assist in delivering a higher level of clean. Families utilizing cloth diapers may see a similar value after a hot water wash. Again, use the diaper manufacturer’s care instructions as a guide to ensure you don’t damage components with the high heat. 

At a time when we are all carrying a heightened sense of awareness of not just getting things clean, but obtaining the highest level of clean, the sanitize option is multitasking with a mission. 

* Bacteria tested by an independent lab were Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae. Dryer must be set to the highest temperature setting and timed dry for at least 75 minutes. Individual results may vary.