Miele’s washing machines boast a cleaning system with automatic and accurate detergent dosing that saves time, money and is better for the environment while offering best-in-market cleaning results every time. Miele’s Jon Molyneaux explained its innovative TwinDos system.
What is the TwinDos System?
“TwinDos is a two-phase washing system built into the Miele W1 range of front loader washing machines. It uses two integrated cartridges – the first filled with a liquid detergent (UltraPhase 1) and the second, a detergent enhancer liquid (UltraPhase 2), which includes oxygenated bleach for stain removals. Both UltraPhase 1 and Ultraphase 2 are dispensed at the appropriate time in the wash cycle and the correct ratio depending on the type of wash.”
The UltraPhase 1 detergent is said to last for an average of 37 wash loads, and it helps to dissolve surface dirt, such as sand or soil, and it removes greasy stains, such as chocolate or oil, as well. Ultraphase 2 detergent enhancer liquid will last for around 50 washes, and it aids in removing stubborn stains, such as red wine and grass stains for example.
TwinDos is said to deliver the best liquid detergent system on the market – as verified by the Hohenstein Institute – which confirmed excellent wash results in terms of stain removal, degree of whiteness, anti-greying and accuracy of dispensing. It works equally well for coloured and white clothes, and fabrics. Of course, conventional detergents and fabric softener can also be used with refill containers (sold separately) if so desired.
Molyneaux noted that Miele has revolutionised laundry care with TwinDos: “No other liquid detergent system washes both white and coloured items as thoroughly as Miele’s 2-phase system. This has been proven in comprehensive tests. The secret of the excellent wash performance lies in the two liquid detergent components UltraPhase 1 and UltraPhase 2: they are dispensed from separate cartridges at the perfect time during the wash process – completely automatically. One of the great advantages of this dispensing principle is that for the first time, you can now wash both white and coloured items perfectly with liquid detergents. A revolution in laundry care, as conventional liquid detergents do not contain bleaching agents. This is only possible with the Miele 2-Phase-System, which dispenses the required active components in stages.”
Miele washing machines in this range also include a conventional dispenser at the top, allowing for standard detergents and conditioners to be used if desired. Select Miele washing machines also support the use of Miele CapDosing, which comprises small portioned capsules for perfect wash results specially designed for specific fabrics and wash cycles, such as wool, silk, cotton care, and synthetic sports gear for example”.
A relatively unknown fact is that one in three consumers use too much detergent when doing their washing The TwinDos system reduces the need for manually inserting detergent for every single wash and ensures that only the necessary amount is used for the best results.
Jon continued ” A Miele washing machine with TwinDos will come with two detergent bottles that are inserted into the machine. The detergent will be automatically dispensed when the washing goes on – meaning there is no need to measure how much detergent is needed, or indeed to manually put to in. Instead, the machine judges how much detergent is required, based on the wash programme that has been selected and the weight of the load. This not only saves time, but can also save up to 30% of the detergent used when compared to manual dispensing.”
He says that using too much detergent can end up causing problems for your washing machine over time, and it can have a negative impact on laundry too: “With TwinDos, one can be sure that all laundry will be properly cleaned and clothes will remain in good condition for longer. It also helps prolong the longevity of the machine. Along with the reduced amount of detergent used, since there is no need to pre-treat or post-treat your laundry, TwinDos ensures that less water is required to do the laundry, which saves water and thereby protects the environment in the process.”