What is WetCare?
Miele Professional Wet Cleaning is a garment cleaning process based on technology that was developed in 1991 by Miele and detergent manufacturer Kreussler. The companies' goal was to develop a cleaning process that effectively cleaned all garments through a safe biodegradable detergent process - a process that was truly 'green'.
The safe, environmentally friendly and effective cleaning system for materials and fabrics including:
- Wedding dresses
- Sheepskin boots
- Leather coats
- Leather bags
- Persian rugs
- Delicate fabrics
- Lace fabrics
- Silk garments
- Suede garments
- Suede garments
- And many of the garments that you currently dry clean
How the process works
Wet cleaning uses highly sophisticated washers and dryers to safely clean materials and fabrics. Wet cleaning uses water; nature's best cleaning solvent and a safe biodegradable detergent mixture to clean. The biggest advantage of wet cleaning technology is that it is the most effective way to remove water based stains and odours, rendering clothes not only truly clean, but fresh smelling and the process does not expose workers or customers to toxic chemicals. A wide variety of materials can be cleaned in a wet cleaning system.
- Excellent cleaning results
- Environment friendly processes
- Gentle processing of sensitive fabrics
- Stability of shape with no matting or creasing
- Short program running times
- High levels of economy
- Durable Miele technology
- Low water and energy consumption levels
- No air pollution
The Miele Professional Solution
1) Miele Professional washers and dryers
Miele Professional Wet Cleaning System produces superior cleaning results with washers that accurately control water levels, temperatures, settings and detergent dosing levels and drum rotation rhythm. Miele dryers then measure the garments residual moisture, optimizing cycle times, saving energy and protecting the garments from over drying.
The complete dry-to- dry process takes just 23 minutes in the washing machine and 30 minutes in the dryer.
The WetCare process uses biodegradable detergents to clean. During the wash cycle, drum rotation is minimal, allowing the laundry items to sit in the wash liquor, so the detergents can penetrate the fabrics.
Benefits include outstanding cleaning, brilliant colours with a fresh scent, excellent protection of the textiles and fibres from shrinking, pilling and colour loss. Sensitive materials, such as wool, silk, acetate, cashmere, and structured, tailored and couture garments can be cleaned safely and thoroughly.
3) Finishing equipment
Wet cleaning requires specialist finishing equipment as part of the process. Miele Professional works in conjunction with Pony SpA and Velt finishing equipment to allow the processed garments to be expertly finished to exacting standards.