beauty blogs, beauty blogs south africa, parenting blogs, parenting blogs south africa, south african beauty blog, south african parenting blog, South African Travel Blog, South African Travel Blogger, Travel Blogs South African

[CLOSED] Mom’s Little Winter Helper: The Spindel

I will admit that having a baby in the middle of winter had me a bit worried, as I wasn’t quite sure how I would keep up with the never-ending pile of newborn washing. Usually, when I fall behind, I send my washing to the local dryers but having had more than a few items return a little smaller and tighter than before, I have been put off from doing so on a regular basis.

The Spindel Review - By Megan Kelly

Of course, I have the option of investing in a tumble dryer too, but after seeing the hype of the Spindel across social media and fellow mommy-blogs, I started doing a little research to see if this is a better option for my family and was kindly offered to try one for ourselves.

Tumble dryers tend to take up a lot of space, drain energy, and are notoriously known for shrinking certain fabrics. The Spindel is a specialist laundry dryer which uses spin power to remove excess water and works to extract minerals and the residuals left from detergents, from fabrics. While washing machines already have a spin function, the spindle offers a spin that is double the power of most washing machines (2800rpm). It also only takes 3 minutes to run a cycle, which helps to remove most of the moisture from your laundry, reducing the time of air drying significantly.

The Spindel Review - By Megan KellyWe are in the midst of considering a move back to town, which will likely mean a smaller home. So, I don’t necessarily want to worry about having space for a tumble dryer and love how conveniently small the Spindel is – I mean, it’s a little bigger than a nappy bin! But don’t let its size fool you into thinking that its only ideal for small items like baby clothes. In fact, I have managed to spin-dry 3-4 large towels at a time, and if your house is anything like mine, all your towels are usually in the wash at the same time… when it’s raining cats and dogs! Towels are my literal worst, so having the convenience of the Spindel, more than halving my drying time really helped me keep a handle on my laundry.

The Spindel also happens to be safe to use on all fabrics – yep, even your favourite, treasured silk blouse. The spin action helps to ensure that your laundry doesn’t tumble around, which is what usually causes the stretching and knotting of certain items (like bras!). And because the Spindel doesn’t use any heat, but rather a spinning action, it won’t cause shrinkage in delicate fabrics like wool (perfect for winter wear!).

I think what is most impressive about the Spindel is how little energy it consumes. We are on prepaid electricity, so I tend to keep track of our energy consumption. I have heard that tumble dryers can be quite a sap on energy and I wasn’t too keen on forking out the initial cost PLUS ongoing costs of electricity. The Spindel can run more than 65 cycles on just one unit of electricity, while your average tumble dryer consumes more than 3 units of electricity to power a single cycle.

Sure, the Spindel doesn’t completely dry your clothes but rather it removes the excess moisture which usually adds a significant amount of time to your drying. This means that depending on the fabric, your clothes may be near to dry and just requires a quick iron, while other fabrics like cotton clothing and towels can be air-dryed, indoors overnight. If you already have a tumble dryer, you can even combine the use of both household appliances, as the introduction of the Spindel reduces the time of your tumble-drying cycle by as much as 70%, which will also reduce energy consumption.

There are two versions of the Spindel; The 4,5-kg capacity retails for R1,949 and the 6,5-kg capacity retails for R2,199 on Takealot . Both models are compact and weigh less than 8.7-kgs, and with the bigger unit only measuring 64 cm in height, it is both light and compact to pack away (take it from the 38-week pregnant momma, who is nesting by washing all the baby’s clothes!) For a full list of stockists, see here.


Spindel have kindly collaborated with me, to give away their 6.5kg Spindel valued at R2,599. All you have to do is fill in the widget below to be entered to win.


Terms and Conditions Apply.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • Fuwaad
    Posted at 13:09h, 02 July

    Really awesome product – well written article

  • Nicola Meyer
    Posted at 22:29h, 01 July

    I like that it is safe to use on all fabrics and won’t cause knotting.

  • Salochana Naidoo
    Posted at 23:26h, 30 June

    I love that the Spindel doesn’t use any heat, but rather a spinning action, it won’t cause shrinkage in delicate fabrics like wool, especially with our baby boy’s clothes! (perfect for winter wear!)

  • Luronne Cachia
    Posted at 22:38h, 30 June

    Love this spindle. Making washing day so much easier and it’s green for the environment too ?

  • Pravina Walabh
    Posted at 16:54h, 30 June

    Always loved the wonder that is the Spindel.

  • Rosa da Silva
    Posted at 16:04h, 30 June

    Awesome for winter

  • Leigh -Anne Swart
    Posted at 15:52h, 30 June

    Would love this for winter

  • lisa Joubert
    Posted at 18:32h, 29 June

    I like saving energy and the Spindel uses way less energy than any tumbler dryer I know of.It runs 65 cycles of one unit of electricity

  • verushka ramasami
    Posted at 15:26h, 29 June

    Perfect for energy saving.We are moving into a flat so this would be perfect for mum and I to use.

  • Natalie Wallace
    Posted at 14:01h, 29 June

    I have a lot of washing…like a lot…I dont think I’ve seen the bottom of my washing basket since 1865. I’d love to be able to walk around in super clean and dry clothing instead of having to re-wear my leggings and finding socks stuck in them during meetings.
    I long for the day that maybe, just maybe I can have a pair of socks that match.
    I also have a lot of cats in my complex that like to wee on my clothes when I hang them outside, I’m getting tired of people asking me what hideous perfume I am wearing.
    I also promise that if I do win the Spindel, that I will make it my mission to find Rose from the Titanic and put her cold, frozen heart into the Spindel so it can warm and she will realise the error of her ways and that Jack could’ve in fact fit on that door with her!

  • seshnie GOVENDER
    Posted at 12:44h, 29 June

    i live in a flat and i really need this.. drying clothes is such a missiona nd because it takes so long to dry its sometimes has a funny smell … this wiill be a life saver

  • Bianca Balutto
    Posted at 11:19h, 29 June

    Energy saving is my fave. I really need one of these it would help a lot as my clothes don’t dry properly in winter

  • Alletta Walsh
    Posted at 11:19h, 29 June

    Amazing Prize…every household should have one

  • BethN
    Posted at 09:32h, 29 June

    Perfect for winter , love to get my hands on this.

  • Elize Botha
    Posted at 21:43h, 28 June

    WOW!!! Amazing!! I would LOVE to win one.

  • Megan Hartwig
    Posted at 13:26h, 28 June

    That its energy saving…which is a big saver for any household.

  • Cirsten Van Den Heuvel
    Posted at 13:17h, 28 June

    This is such amazing machine. Been wanting for 5 years now

  • Lynn Botha
    Posted at 20:29h, 27 June

    Its amazing how much water actually staY’s behind in your clothes, even after the fastest spin cycle.. The clothing must dry so quickly after using the spindle.

  • Tania Brewis
    Posted at 15:16h, 27 June

    Energy saver, really hoping to win. Been wanting one for ages now!

  • Kim Crowie
    Posted at 03:19h, 27 June

    One of the best invention ever

  • Daniela Cardoso
    Posted at 22:18h, 26 June

    Best feature for me is that it is so energy efficient,as it will run over 65 cycles in using a mere 1 unit electricity, this is just what our household needs when it comes to laundry days

  • Zeenat Carrim
    Posted at 21:58h, 26 June

    I woul absolutely love this as it is winter and my babas clothes take forever too dry outside and this will be absolutely helpful

  • Maegan
    Posted at 21:16h, 26 June

    I would love a spindel to help me with music cloth nappy journey 🙂

  • Tracy
    Posted at 18:17h, 26 June

    It is impossible to choose just one feature. I love that it is an energy -, time -, space – and money saver – what more could you want in a product?! We went from 0 to 2 little ones in 2 months (a newborn and we adopted a toddler) and we are cloth diapering. Our laundry has multiplied and my time has been divided, so this would be a great addition to our home! <3

  • Nancy Pretorius
    Posted at 15:39h, 26 June

    I love that Spindel saves time and Electricity and it’s so easy to store away. living in a Appartment the Spindel will be such a great help to make my life so much easier.Awesome Giveaway.

  • Nthabiseng
    Posted at 13:27h, 26 June

    This would be prefect for n my family especially this winter as the laundry is a lot

  • Julie Ann Kreusch
    Posted at 12:25h, 26 June

    Space saving and Energy saving that would be a huge help as I’m a single parent trying so hard to make ends meet. I would love this Spindal please ❤?

  • Angelique Arendse
    Posted at 00:52h, 26 June

    Safe on all fabrics! That’s amazing

  • Joles Lazarus
    Posted at 21:23h, 25 June

    I recently moved into a new apartment exactly 1 month ago. It’s a beautiful new place that I now call home. A double deposit took a chunk out of my savings and therefore I have to start to furnish my place bit by bit starting with essential appliances. I just bought a new washing machine and oh the woes of living in a high rise building not having the luxury of a tumble dryer or an sunny outdoor clothes line to dry up my sopping wet clothes. Simple things in life that we take for granted like fresh air and direct sunlight. It’s not that I appreciate so much. I’ve had 5 loads of washes in the last month and now with the season change and it getter darker and colder, I am struggling to have fresh smelling and dry clean clothes to put on as my clothes and linen and bedding just don’t dry properly and in time. My routine is a quick wash in the evenings after work, and I put up the wet clothes on the plastic drying clothes horse in the lounge to catch the early morning sun. Then I am up in the morning at 5:30 to get ready for work which takes about an hour and then I have to close up all the doors and windows which means, no free flowing air. The clothes stand indoors all day and then when I am back in the evenings, it’s dark and the clothes and even the apartment has a damp odour. It takes about 3 full days to have 1 load fully dried. If I win the #‎spindel, it will be a heaven sent!. It’s what I need and pray for most. Reading about #‎spindel and its amazing spin power, instead of heat, to remove up to 80% of the leftover moisture from clothes in just three minutes sounds like a dream in that I get to save as well on my electricity bill as it uses 100 times less electricity than a tumble dryer.

  • Mel Pieterkosky
    Posted at 14:49h, 25 June

    Clothing is almost dry. Even in A Cape Town wet winter, it doesn’t take long to dry inside.

  • Leatitia du Toit
    Posted at 14:41h, 25 June

    Energy saving

  • Mellodene Willemse
    Posted at 14:05h, 25 June

    My favourite on the Spindle is little energy it consumes

  • Cashiefa
    Posted at 13:50h, 25 June

    I am so excited about this product. Just the fact that even after the normal spin cycle, you can remove even more moisture from your clothes. especially in winter when clothes take alot longer to dry. This is fabulous

  • Ashleigh Phillip
    Posted at 13:36h, 25 June

    We use cloth nappies and tumble drying is hard on them, but getting everything dry in winter is so hard! I’d love one of these to make life a little easier.

  • Hasina Hajat
    Posted at 13:34h, 25 June

    I love that it consumes little energy!

  • Wilna Van der Merwe
    Posted at 13:31h, 25 June

    I love everything about the spindel and I would love to win 1. My favorite feature is isthat is is safe to use on all fabrics.

  • Carla M VD Westhuizen
    Posted at 12:51h, 25 June

    Damn I have wanted a Spindel FOREVER! My fave feature is that it doesn’t use too much electricity 🙂

  • Gabriela Meyburgh
    Posted at 12:46h, 25 June

    Safe to use on all fabrics

  • Robyn Kleintjes
    Posted at 11:53h, 25 June

    This is such an amazing giveaway. It would be such a great help with my little one on the way.

  • Brenda-Lee Van Altena
    Posted at 23:28h, 24 June

    The best thing would be that it extracts even more water from my washing. Living in Cape Town we have had to learn how to reuse water and the Spindel will help me reuse even more water for other needs in my home

  • Sally Annamalai
    Posted at 19:10h, 24 June

    This is lovely. Just exactly what i need
    Great giveaway

  • RESHMA Balkissoon
    Posted at 07:23h, 24 June

    Really wish I win this awesome energy saving spindel

  • Tracy Jacobs
    Posted at 07:03h, 24 June

    Has to be the energy saver! Love this giveaway and your posts 🙂

  • Deena Padayachee
    Posted at 04:15h, 24 June

    I love that it is energy saving. Will help save on high electricity costs and also easy to store.

  • Ragmat baron
    Posted at 20:39h, 23 June

    My favourite feature is the fact that it uses so little energy

    Posted at 17:50h, 23 June

    Such a lovely prize – just what i need got a big family

  • Yoko Bewick
    Posted at 14:56h, 23 June

    Great sounding product. Would be super for those last minute loads of washing that need a quick dry!

  • Brenda Baptista
    Posted at 13:28h, 23 June

    The is an amazing giveaway! Would love to win one. Thank You!

  • Tanya van der Merwe
    Posted at 10:36h, 23 June

    I would love to own one of these! Having a baby and a toddler the washing piles up and this would make it so much easier. And I love that it is so gentle on clothes!

  • Glynis Fredericks
    Posted at 10:05h, 23 June

    Wow, this would be so amazing as I live in a flat and there are no place to hang washing.

  • Kim Muller
    Posted at 08:19h, 23 June

    Favourite feature is that it’s energy saving and compact. 3 kids and a fisher husband makes for crazy laundry bundles. This will help amazingly during the wet winter months.

  • Candice Vincent
    Posted at 08:04h, 23 June

    I love that it is energy saving. Will help save on high electricity costs and also easy to store. Really awesome!

  • Karen Morgan
    Posted at 06:07h, 23 June

    With 3 son’s this would be amazing

  • Judy Padayachee
    Posted at 04:37h, 23 June

    The Spindel can run more than 65 cycles on just one unit of electricity, saving me electricity which has to be the biggest plus for me. Hoping to win wanted 1 for a very long time but just can’t affort it.

  • Kamilah Francis
    Posted at 01:41h, 23 June

    Space and energy saving

  • Terrilee Ferreira
    Posted at 23:52h, 22 June

    I live in a flat and have to hang my washing on a clothes rack to dry cause we have a lady in our block that hangs washing out everyday, dry wet doesn’t matter she always hanging washing and she starts at 5 so to get lines we have to get up before that

  • Annette Hamann
    Posted at 23:34h, 22 June

    Holding thumbs ?

  • Cathy Badenhorst
    Posted at 22:34h, 22 June

    Favourite feature is how energy efficient a Spindel is as you can run over 65 cycles in the Spindel with just one unit of electricity compared to a tumble dryer which uses 3 units of electricity in one cycle….that is a massive saving on electricity!

  • Allerise S Waldeck
    Posted at 22:09h, 22 June

    Holding thumbs

  • Brenda Fernandes
    Posted at 21:48h, 22 June

    I want a Spindel is gonna be my best little helper

  • MeaganBr
    Posted at 20:02h, 22 June

    I could Really do with this…my lounge seats are littered with damp clothing during winter months ?

  • Khadija Fakir
    Posted at 18:27h, 22 June

    Wow. The Spindel sounds amazing. With two little munchkins this will be a lifesaver. #fingerscrossed

  • Samantha
    Posted at 16:23h, 22 June

    I would love to win this prize. Fingers crossed ??.

  • Cliff B
    Posted at 16:11h, 22 June

    I need dis. Gief pls.

  • Robyn van der Merwe
    Posted at 16:06h, 22 June

    So handy! I’ve always wanted a Spindel. 🙂

  • Jackie
    Posted at 15:48h, 22 June

    This would be a lifesaver! And such a big saving on electricity

  • Pat
    Posted at 15:19h, 22 June

    I would love to win this Spindel ?

  • Charmaine I
    Posted at 15:14h, 22 June

    Less electricity.
    Easy storage
    Perfect giveaway

  • Zasha De Lange
    Posted at 15:05h, 22 June

    I love the idea of using less electricity! So amazing!

  • Suzette Viviers
    Posted at 14:39h, 22 June

    Wonderful to bring down electricity costs and getting washing dry in those winter days!

  • Ronnae Elliott
    Posted at 14:31h, 22 June

    I like that it can be used with machine or hand-washed laundry and is safe for all fabrics.

  • Sabine Palfi
    Posted at 14:27h, 22 June

    Love the Spindel!

  • Sharon Barnes
    Posted at 14:25h, 22 June

    Wow! An awesome prize!!! <3

  • Marilyn cecilia govender
    Posted at 14:04h, 22 June

    Would love to win for my daughter who has three little ones an lots baby gowns veat blankets two colic babies an a 7 year old that play a lot in the sand box
    This will help her an she will be going back to work soon

  • Dionne Davidson
    Posted at 14:02h, 22 June

    I love that it doesn’t shrink or damage fabrics.

  • Lisa Biscombe
    Posted at 13:41h, 22 June

    What a handy machine! Having a child with a rare skin disorder means at least 2 to 3 changes of clothes a day and clean bedding and towels daily. The washing baskets are permanently overflowing – more so now in winter. I definitely see the spindle speeding up my daily laundry!

  • Karmal Eagle
    Posted at 13:25h, 22 June

    I would really love a Spindel as I have 3 big boys and it’s quite a mission for me to dry their clothes in winter and the benefit is that it’s a energy saver and I am crazy about saving energy

  • emlyn THOMAS
    Posted at 13:21h, 22 June

    perfect for my under 10 soccer team gear

  • Ruweida Muhammad
    Posted at 13:16h, 22 June

    The fact that Spindel can run more than 65 cycles on just one unit of electricity is quite impressive. With baby number 3 on the way, having a Spindle will be a lifesaver. Fingers xxxxxxx 🙂

  • Venean Bosch
    Posted at 13:08h, 22 June

    I am holding fingers and toes for this!!

  • Kenneth
    Posted at 12:47h, 22 June

    I’m all about energy saving! Great prize!

  • Nicia manders
    Posted at 12:25h, 22 June

    I would love to win a spindel.
    As a new mommy with loads of baby clothes to wash everyday and not having a tumble dryer My little ones clothes never gets dry before the end of the day. This would help so much i wanted a spindel since the first time i read about it on Facebook and it would really change my life and help me so much. It would also help alot with our electricity bill and as a mommy it helps alot to save where you can.

  • Antoinette
    Posted at 12:23h, 22 June

    Best is that Spindel is energy saving!! Best thing for winters

  • Gerda Masterson
    Posted at 12:19h, 22 June

    The fact that it is energy saving is amazinh

  • Lizelle
    Posted at 12:06h, 22 June

    Been wanting a spindel for the last 5years now

  • Janel
    Posted at 11:50h, 22 June

    I love that it doesn’t take up much space & it offers a spin that is double the power of most washing machines. I love that it takes 3 minutes to run a cycle, which helps to remove most of the moisture from your laundry, reducing the time of air drying significantly. The fact it will reduce my electricity cost is a definite plus?

  • Sharleen
    Posted at 11:50h, 22 June

    Space saving and energy saving

  • Melissa Simon
    Posted at 11:41h, 22 June

    What an amazing product. I have to try this .

  • Luchae Williams
    Posted at 11:20h, 22 June

    I want to need this in my life! Love that it’s a space saver and that it doesnt use up too much electricity!

  • Lynne Holdsworth
    Posted at 11:17h, 22 June

    It conserves energy In more ways than one!! How awesome is that!!!

    Posted at 11:01h, 22 June

    Awesome giveawy

  • Danielle Van Vuuren
    Posted at 10:56h, 22 June

    Wow wow wow
    I love that it’s so compact. It will make my life so much easier!
    I am a mom to twins and one boy and they have so much laundry!!
    It also means I can take it along on our camping trips. It will really come in handy. Wow and the Spindel also saves on electricity. What an amazing product and giveaway! Thank you so much!

  • Nicolette Nunes
    Posted at 10:53h, 22 June

    I like that it uses 100 times less electricity than a tumble drier

  • Sharon Cushway de Villiers
    Posted at 10:51h, 22 June

    I love the fact that I can get my gym clothes washed and dry overnight….. no more cold damp gym clothes for me!

  • Helen Gifford
    Posted at 10:42h, 22 June

    Amazing item, would love it in my home

  • Seshnie Govender
    Posted at 10:41h, 22 June

    This is an amazing thing to have for a working mom who lives in a flat and uses prepaid electricity.. it ticks all the boxes for me …

  • Dean Gifford
    Posted at 10:36h, 22 June

    Looks like such a good, cost-effective alternative

  • Sam
    Posted at 10:21h, 22 June

    The fact that I can use it on all fabric types 🙂 even my silk panties!

    Posted at 10:16h, 22 June


  • Dawn Govender
    Posted at 10:15h, 22 June

    I love the fact that the spindle consumes very little energy thereby reducing electricity costs

  • Andrea bester
    Posted at 10:11h, 22 June

    love the low energy consumption,We are also on pre paid electric and with staying in Cape Town and the water price’s also being pushed up due to the drought,every cent counts. Fingers crossed

  • Lynnith Andreou
    Posted at 10:11h, 22 June

    I love its cost effective electricity saving feature, best reason to get one x

  • Nadine Rose Larter
    Posted at 10:09h, 22 June

    That’s awesome! Didn’t know such things existed ?

  • Karen du Toit
    Posted at 10:03h, 22 June

    Saving electricity

  • Katalin mercer
    Posted at 10:03h, 22 June

    Amazing giveaway! Would be fabulous if i won this!!

  • Geraldine Lokchander
    Posted at 09:58h, 22 June

    awesome would love to win

  • Sigrid
    Posted at 09:57h, 22 June

    I’ve had my eye on one of these for years! I’ve just never pulled the trigger, and I don’t know why.
    Crossing all my fingers and toes I win this one, cos keeping up with kid laundry in Cape Town’s wet (thank heavens!) winters is not for the faint hearted!

  • Samantha Pearce
    Posted at 09:56h, 22 June

    Fav feature is how little energy it consumes

  • Marlaine
    Posted at 09:52h, 22 June

    Love the Spindel because its a energy saver and definitely a live saver, perfect help with all the clothes of the babies in my day care at my home….. Really in need of this fabulous giveaway, it would help me so much everyday!!!

  • Anusha Naidoo
    Posted at 09:46h, 22 June

    A absolutely wonderful giveaway thank
    I love the energy saving feature, especially with high electricity costs, the Spindel saves on electricity costs.
    Amazing that the….
    Spindel can run more than 65 cycles on just one unit of electricity.
    Megan kelly

  • Lauren Hewitt
    Posted at 09:46h, 22 June

    I love that it doesn’t take up much space, and the low electricity consumption

  • Milica
    Posted at 09:46h, 22 June

    I would love to win this❤️ My fiance and i live together and washing gets done manually because it saves power and the spindle would make my life so much easier?

  • Nicole Naicker
    Posted at 09:46h, 22 June

    Wow amazing giveaway would love to win for my sister who us having a baby this month

  • Angel MArkus
    Posted at 09:43h, 22 June

    saving electricity i love this and space saver !

  • Anne Botes
    Posted at 09:42h, 22 June

    Spindel reduces the time of your tumble-drying cycle by as much as 70%, which will also reduce energy consumption.

  • Shani-Lee Balie
    Posted at 09:41h, 22 June

    Love the fact that it doesnt take up a lot of space!

  • Bianca Bradfield
    Posted at 09:40h, 22 June

    AWESOME! There is always too much washing!

  • Losh Don Kisten
    Posted at 09:39h, 22 June

    The Spindel can run more than 65 cycles on just one unit of electricity – This has to be the BIGGEST plus for me

  • Bongiwe Mavimbela
    Posted at 09:37h, 22 June

    I love the fact that the Spindel uses very little energy so I don’t have to worry about my electricity bill

  • Naina
    Posted at 09:36h, 22 June

    wow amazing giveaway

  • Michelle Vermaak
    Posted at 09:34h, 22 June

    I like how much easier it makes life! Being a mom, the fact that it take sout most of the water helps when we have little people’s things that need to be washed all the time!

  • Anusha Naidoo
    Posted at 09:19h, 22 June

    A absolutely wonderful giveaway thank
    I love the energy saving feature, especially with high electricity costs, the Spindel saves on electricity costs.
    Amazing that the….
    Spindel can run more than 65 cycles on just one unit of electricity.

  • Wyona Landman
    Posted at 09:18h, 22 June

    Watched the video and this is such an amazing product , and will make my life so much better

  • Ncuthwa Luke
    Posted at 09:16h, 22 June

    Wooow amazing giveaway would love to win woow♡♡♡

  • Justine Burgess
    Posted at 09:15h, 22 June

    A real energy saver! Winter’s little helper!

    Posted at 08:41h, 22 June

    This is an amazing prize. I really hope I win 🙂