The new generation of wall-mounted washing machine released in South Korea
The first version of the Mini was released in April last year and has already sold more than 33,000 units. A new model is ten per cent cheaper and operates using a using a low-noise, no-vibration inverter motor.
Daewoo describes the Mini as being about one-sixth the size of an ordinary drum machine. Each of the three new models features an 80C steam wash – something that was previously offered only at high-end of the range.
According to The Korea Economic Daily, improvements in productivity and a reduction in manufacturing costs have “enabled the appliance maker to reduce the consumer prices of the new models by ten per cent”.
A Daewoo spokesperson said: “We wanted to introduce new and innovative products into the market that would form a new trend in the home appliance industry.”
The Mini range is aimed at families with babies and double-income households that need to wash laundry frequently. It comes in three colours and prices range between 449,000 won (£246) and 479,000 won (£281).
As of yet, Daewoo has made no plans to release the machine in Europe.