Express Laundry Center Equipment

It’s all about advantage. And there’s a significant advantage to investing in Continental high-speed laundry equipment. The first is the offering to customers of a 60-minute self-service wash/dry/fold. The second is improved customer turnover. The third is a considerable savings in water, electricity and natural gas costs. The fourth is simple installation. ExpressWash Washers and ExpressDry Tumblers deliver high-speed performance and customer-craved features.


Continental ExpressWash & ExpressDry machines are engineered for durability, long life and ease-of-use to deliver years of trouble-free operation using less gas, water and electricity. Continental backs its products with a leading 5/3-year ContinentalCare Warranty!

Express Wash Washers

Continental E-Series ExpressWash Washer-Extractors deliver unmatched energy efficiency to return dollars to your bottom line. Advanced engineering brings high-speed performance, a simple-to-install freestanding design, unmatched durability, exclusive features and the ultimate in programmability to vended laundries. ExpressWash Washers are available in 20-, 30-, 40-, 55- and 90-pound capacities.

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Click on the links below to view individual ExpressWash Energy-Efficient Commercial Washer-Extractor models and their specifications.

Simple to Install

ExpressWash Washer-Extractors deliver more washing capacity from a smaller footprint – so more machines fit into a smaller space. And, because they slide into place without bolts and reinforced concrete foundations, they can be installed in unconventional locations, including second-story spaces.

The High-Speed Advantage

So what’s the difference between high-speed ExpressWash Washers and traditional hard-mount washers? ExpressWash Washers are freestanding and reach extract speeds of up to 381 G-force. Traditional hard-mount washers normally achieve extract speeds of just 70-150 G-force. By generating more than double the G-force extract, ExpressWash Washers remove more water from every load, which cuts resulting dry time by up to 50 percent over most hard-mount machines. This saves customers time and decreases natural gas and electricity usage, which in turn, saves dollars and bolsters profits.

Increased Customer Turnover

Customers wash/dry/fold laundry in 60 minutes or less, compared with 75 minutes required in a hard-mount washer store. Because customers are in and out sooner, Express Laundry Centers can accommodate more customers and turns per day. In a business thriving on peak business hours, this can mean significantly greater profits per day. Simultaneously, customers are happy and loyal. Why? Because they spend significantly less time doing laundry! It’s a win-win.

“By simply processing more customers you have more overall turns on all the equipment. And, there are no roadblocks. When you are drying faster, you reduce dryer bottlenecks.” Art Jaeger

Maximized Efficiency

The average vended laundry outputs more than 26 percent of its gross revenue to utilities, according to a recent Coin Laundry Association industry survey. No wonder 66 percent of the storeowners surveyed say skyrocketing utility costs are their primary concern. ExpressWash high-performance washer-extractors are engineered to alleviate rising operational costs. They cut gas, water and electricity use by bringing together a number of unique engineering features, including a freestanding and sump-less design, high-speed G-force extract, exclusive AquaFall and AquaMixer systems, and superior owner programmability.

Online Energy Analysis

The Online Energy Analysis is tool that simplifies the process of showing exactly how much money can be saved on utilities in a given month or year by installing ExpressWash Washers rather than traditional hard-mount machines. It’s simple to use and the savings are extraordinary. Access the Online Energy Analysis and see for yourself the utility savings in black and white.

ProfitPlus Control Offers Customer-craved 'Extras'

The ProfitPlus Control

Which works seamlessly with card technology or coins – brings more washing options and cycle features to the customer. It offers four primary cycle options: SUPERWASH, an extra-long cycle for heavy soil; 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 and/or DELICATE CYCLE. ProfitPlus gives customers what they want—more control over how their laundry is washed. This differentiates your laundry from the competition – helping you attract and retain customers!

Superior Programmability in Seconds!

Using ProfitPlus, owners gain total control over the wash process! Highly programmable, the control allows owners to lower water, natural gas and electricity usage – cutting operational costs. 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. Additionally, owners can now program variables within the EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE and DELICATE CYCLE options, including the extra wash or rinse time in minutes, the addition of another bath, vend price and G-force extract speed.

Programming Takes Minutes;
Profits Climb

Rather than all day, it takes just a few minutes to program an entire laundry using Continental's new ProfitPlus vended control. ProfitPlus integrates networking, remote programming and payment-system interface to make quick programming possible, and in doing so, fulfills a host of owner needs and customer cravings. In seconds, from a remote computer, netbook, iPad or cell phone, owners can configure pricing and specials, run reports, schedule routine maintenance flushes, and monitor the status of the system and equipment in real-time. Owners can instantaneously download the modifications onto specific machines, or an entire store. Suddenly store management is greatly simplified using a lot less time!

Simple Installation &
Single-Phase Power

Unlike traditional hard-mount washers, ExpressWash Washers are installed quickly without need for concrete foundations, grout and bolts. Slide them into place, level and connect the utilities. A multi-directional Spring (MDS) system absorbs 95 percent of the washers’ vibrations and load energy. MDS allows high-speed extraction and expands washer location possibilities. ExpressWash Washers can be installed in unconventional locations, including areas with wood or tile floors and above ground-level areas – all with little or no floor preparation and cost. Operating on single-phase power, ExpressWash Washers consume less energy and are less costly to install when compared with industry-standard three-phase power units. Additionally, ExpressWash 20-pound capacity washers plug into a standard appliance outlet, eliminating the need for rewiring. They are an ideal and energy-efficient replacement for water-guzzling toploads.