Electrolux: certification from Swissatest

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Electrolux has gained certification for selected programs across several of its Electrolux and AEG appliances from Swissatest Testmaterialien AG. The certification means that these programs show an outstanding efficiency to remove bacteria and viruses. As highlighted by the company, while it is not uncommon for programs to target the removal of bacteria, the high performance against virus removal is remarkable. Tests showed, for example, that Electrolux programs did successfully tackle non-enveloped viruses such as the E.coli bacteriophage MS2. “This collaboration with Swissatest supports our company goal of helping to shape living for the better. Being able to offer certified programs which can remove up to 99.9999% of certain bacteria and viruses we want to give some peace of mind to our consumers”, said Cina Boqvist, Electrolux Category Marketing Manager Europe for Dish Care. The certification applies to the following cycles on appliances that show the Swissatest logo:
-for washing machines/washer dryers: the Anti-Allergy/Anti-Allergy Vapour programme removes more than 99.99% of bacteria and viruses including Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium;
-for tumble dryers: the Hygiene/Duvet cycle removes more than 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including Candida albicans and Escherichia coli;
-for dishwashers: the ExtraHygiene function removes more than 99.9999% of bacteria and viruses including Micrococcus luteus and MS2 bacteriophage.