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Bring back the Hotpoint Supermatic Twintub washing machine

Mathew Jackson
Mathew Jackson York, England
49 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Hi there and welcome to my petition...which I hope you will sign and support.


As the title suggest this a petition to make Hotpoint sit up and realise that one of the worst decisions they ever made was to halt production of their Supermatic range of Twintub washing machines.

As a life long user of these machines (I'm only 28) I can tell you now that they are not outdated and in fact can fit into modern life style.

Most of us these days when buying a washing machine look for cost, energy efficiency, load size, spin speed and finally looks.

Most people, Hotpoint included, are of the opinion that a Twintub is not energy efficient on use of electricity and water. From my own research and experience I can honestly tell you that is not true.

On my standard electric tariff and standard metered water tariff, my Hotpoint Supermatic Deluxe 9410W uses only 5p per hour (including heating up the water to 95'c) and takes me no more than 3.5 hours to wash/spin/rinse/spin 8 7kg loads of laundry.

Compare this to my AAA rated Automatic washing machine (as a standby incase of dire emergency). On the same tariff as the Twintub, this machine costs 17p per hour on a 30'c quick wash, rising to 29p per hour for a 95'c wash (bedding/towels). And wash cycle times are between 30 minutes and 3 hours depending on what's being washed.

With the Hotpoint Supermatic Twintub, the maximum wash time is 12 minutes (more than sufficient to remove most stains without further treatment), plus 2x 2300rmp, plus 1x 3 minute auto spinrinse cycle = 25 mins.

One final and important advantage in today's energy efficient conscious world is the high spin speed. Today's modern automatic washing machines have a spin rmp no higher than 1600 rmp. And if you have no outside washing line or its a wet day, clothes take a long time to dry on radiators or in the tumble dryer (costing you ££££'s in electric. The spin dryer on a Hotpoint Supermatic has 2300 rmp, and I can honestly tell you that thick jeans and heavy bath towels come out almost dry after a maximum 5 minute spin.

I don't posses a tumble dryer and have no central heating (just costly electric wall heaters that are rarely on unless in the depth of winter it really gets freezing cold), and no garden to hang out washing. So it all has to be dried indoors on hangers and airers, and again I can say that I can have 90% of it dry enough to iron or put away in 6 hours.

Well I hope that I have not sent you to sleep with all this information, and hope that it has opened your eyes a little to the advantages of a Hotpoint Supermatic Twintub washing machine.

Thank you for your support in this :-)

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  • Delia Haywood
    Delia Haywood United Kingdom, Rishworth
    Apr 22, 2017
    Apr 22, 2017
    My 20 yr old Bosch Automatic has just packed up and I've had to pull out my Hotpoint twin tub. It was fantastic. Still 4/5 loads to the hour including pegging out. (I'm lucky I have a garden in sunshine!). It was very noisy so in need of a good service but washed really clean and spun dry thoroughly. When I was young we didn't have electricity as we lived in the country. In school holidays we had to take turns to move the agitator in the gas boiler for my mum's washing. There were 6 of us so washing took all day. Wincyette sheets didn't help either. And she was lucky to have gas to heat the water! After I'd washed all the loads today I put the floor cloth in for a session, my mum would have added the mop head too. No vac you see! After a few loads, the water looks dirty but it still produces clean washing. My husband's old Aunt used to have a lovely Yorkshire saying "it's a gift that God has ge'en, how mucky watter washes clee-an! I haven't said it for 20 years, but I said it today. Such a fabulous machine and so economic on water. Just give us the strength to keep pulling the washer out!
  • Dean
    Dean United Kingdom, Liverpool
    Apr 15, 2017
    Apr 15, 2017
    Wonderful to see this, however I think these days people are generally too lazy to stand and work with these (far) superior washing machines - they just want to press a button and go away. By the way, you are slightly out on the spin speed - the Hotpoint Supermatic range had a spin speed of 3100RPM - the fastest spin ever commercially available. That is why I always wrap creasable clothes first, and spin them while wrapped - it almost presses them fr you, with relatively little further ironing required. Good luck with the petition. I would use nothing else - automatics are just rubbish in comparison, and certainly would never last as long as these workhorses....
  • Phil
    Phil United Kingdom, Colchester
    Mar 12, 2017
    Mar 12, 2017
    Twin tubs are far superior to an automatic
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 07, 2017
    Mar 07, 2017
    I'm looking to buy a twin tub now as I have no room in my small kitchen for a washing machine but storage space in a spare room.
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