Continental unveils freestanding 80-pound cap. ExpressWash® Washer

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EH080 vendedOshkosh, Wis. — Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the 80-pound capacity ExpressWash® Washer to its comprehensive line of freestanding, high-performance washers. “With the introduction of the 80-pound capacity ExpressWash Washer, we are building on Continental’s committment to innovate and bring high-performance commercial and industrial technology into the vended market,” said Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales. The ExpressWash line now touts 20-, 30-, 40-, 60-, 80- and 90-pound capacity models — all equipped with the advanced ProfitPlus® Control.

The new 80-pound capacity ExpressWash Washer not only fills a capacity gap in the ExpressWash line, according to Jorgensen, it generates up to 400 G-force extract speeds and features a compact footprint. “Vended laundries that can’t accommodate the larger 90-pound capacity machine should be able to accommodate the 80,” he said.

All ExpressWash Washers ensure self-service customers wash, dry and fold laundry in 60 minutes or less. Meanwhile, vended laundry owners benefit from the washer’s durability, efficiency, programmability and profit potential, according to Jorgensen.

ExpressWash Washers boast a unique suspension system and freestanding design that combine for zero-impact installation on a standard floor, and extract speeds reaching 400-G force. The super-speed extract removes more water from each load, which reduces dry time by up to 50 percent when compared with most traditional hard-mount washers. Customers finish laundry — wash, dry and fold — in less than 60 minutes. Simultaneously, owners cut utility overhead costs, improve customer turnover and bolster profits.

All ExpressWash Washers feature the ProfitPlus® Control, which offers HOT, for whites; WARM for colorfast and permanent press items; and COLD for colors. It also allows the customer to add an EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE, EXTRA SPIN or SUPERWASH. ProfitPlus gives customers more control over how laundry is washed, helping set vended laundries apart from their competition.

Additionally, the highly programmable control allows vended laundry owners to lower water, natural gas and electricity usage — cutting operational costs and increasing store value and profits. The ProfitPlus Control offers four individually modifiable programs that allow programmability of G-force extract, mechanical action, wash temperature (by degree), water levels, and wash/rinse/extract time in each phase. The control's flexibility allows multi-level vend pricing on the same machine depending on the wash program selected, time of day, or day of the week. Owners can also program variables within the EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE and EXTRA SPIN options, including the extra wash or rinse time in minutes, the addition of another bath, vend price and G-force extract speed.

Moreover, ProfitPlus integrates networking and remote programming when installed with poplular payment-system interfaces. In seconds, from a remote smartphone or computer, owners can configure pricing and specials, run reports, schedule routine maintenance flushes, and monitor the status of the system and equipment in real time.

Stingy on water, ExpressWash Washers feature a sump-less design — saving up to 3 gallons of water with each fill. AquaFall and AquaMixer systems further curb water usage. AquaFall releases water into the load via holes in the drum lifters. As the drum turns, lifters release water from above to better penetrate fabric. Most other frontloads use lifters to simply drop fabric into a pool of water at the bottom of the washer drum. With ExpressWash, laundry is saturated from above and below. This unique system cuts water usage and rinse cycle times while improving the quality of the wash. AquaMixer further improves efficiency by mixing hot and cold water before entering the drum. This achieves very precise water temperatures — offering greater control over hot water consumption.

To find out more about Continental ExpressWash Washers, backed by the industry’s best 10/5/3-year factory warranty, visit or call 800-256-1073.

Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau), based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products — marketed throughout 100 countries worldwide — meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

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