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Professional Ironing Board complements Miele commercial laundry portfolio

Gütersloh, May 26, 2020 No. 029/2020
  • Tested to last 7500 operating hours and certified according to Machinery Directive

  • Large water tank and extended descaling cycles

The PIB 100 Professional Ironing Board from Miele represents an entry-line ironing system for commercial use. This steam ironing system ideally complements washing machines and dryers as used in hotels, restaurants and nursing homes as well as by dry-cleaners: in fact anywhere where commercially used textiles such as uniforms, workwear, aprons or the personal outerwear of guests and residents need to be laundered professionally. For uninterrupted work, this product comes replete with a large, 4.5 l water tank and automatic descaling and rinsing. The new system will be available from mid-June.

In short, Miele offers a solution for professional laundry care on the smallest of footprints. Thanks to rapid heating, the PIB 100 is ready for use fast and is mobile and easy to relocate. This is achieved through integrated castors and the fold-away mechanism which allows the ironing board to be stowed away when not in use. The customisable working height on the Professional Ironing Board can be infinitely and effortlessly adjusted – depending on the user's stature – to between 83 and 102 cm.

The ironing board is produced at Miele's production plant at Lehrte near Hanover and is tested for around 7500 hours of operation. It meets all the requirements of the EU Machinery Directive and is hence approved for commercial use. Compared with ironing systems for private households, the new system offers a multitude of benefits. The capacity of the tank allows long, uninterrupted ironing, whereby the amount of water used is dictated by the ironing temperature and steam delivery. The tank, which is simple to remove, is easily filled with tap water. Thanks to a special coating on the boiler, a machine can be operated for around one month, depending on the hardness of the water supply, without the need for descaling. The system calculates the point at which descaling is necessary automatically and notifies the user accordingly. This function, aimed at prolonging the life cycle of the ironing board, is only available from Miele.

Limescale doesn't stand a chance - thanks to automatic rinsing

Also exclusive to Miele is an automatic rinse function which prevents any build-up of limescale in the steam generator. Rinsing removes mineral residues introduced with the water. These intervals, too, are calculated by the machine and are related to the amount of water evaporated. Display controls with plain-text graphics present the various functions in a simple and intuitive manner and make for easy selection.

The new ironing table features a resilient cloth cover specifically developed to meet the high-level requirements in commercial operations. As is the case with Miele washing machines and dryers, the hand iron features a honeycomb soleplate, patents pending. The sculptured hexagons distribute steam across the entire soleplate. The cushioning film this creates allows the iron to glide gently over textiles in all directions. Rounded edges simplify the smoothing of cuffs and other difficult parts of garments, producing results you can be proud of!

Air cushion protects delicate fibres

When the iron is connected and steam generation is active, the board surface is automatically heated to prevent the formation of condensate. An integrated fan inflates the ironing board cover to form a cushion to protect delicate fabrics. This prevents seams leaving impressions behind on textiles. This cushion of air even allows delicate fibres such as angora wool to be ironed gently without them being pressed flat. Ironing dart pleats is best achieved using the suction function which hold textiles firmly in place on the ironing board.

A steamer is available to process hanging garments such as blouses and blazers which are ironed without contact with the soleplate. This versatile device is also ideal for finishing other delicate fabrics such as curtains.

 

Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland. These are joined by the two plants belonging to Miele's Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Turnover in the 2018/19 business year was around € 4.16 bn, with a share of business outside Germany of approx. 71%. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 20,500, whereof 11,050 are employed in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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Where commercially used textiles need to be turned around fast, the PIB 100 Professional Ironing Board ideally complements the commercial washing machines and dryers from Miele. The new steam ironing system takes perfect care of outerwear, uniforms, and aprons and smocks.

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The iron glides smoothly over textiles in all directions. Rounded edges simplify the smoothing of cuffs and other difficult parts of garments. 

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Compared with ironing systems aimed at private households, the PIB 100 offers a multitude of benefits. The capacity of the tank allows long, uninterrupted ironing, whereby the amount of water used is dictated by the ironing temperature and steam delivery.

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The tank, which is simple to remove, is easily filled with tap water. Thanks to a special coating on the boiler, a machine can be operated for around one month, depending on the hardness of the water supply, without the need for descaling.   

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