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Tumble Dryer

kirkie Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
My sister is after a Tumble Dryer. Must be energy efficient, not bothered about the colour, but a decent size.

Also must be able to get cashbach either from Quidco or Topcashback....
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
Bought my missus one of these creda tumble dryers as they were on offer I paid undr £200 for ours. I was a little dubious as Creda are supposed to not be too good a make, however she has recently told me that its the best dryer she has ever had and would buy Creda again.

http://www.365electrical.com/servlet/marks.WasherDetailsServlet?productId=TCS3
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UltimoScorpion
Bought my missus one of these creda tumble dryers as they were on offer I paid undr £200 for ours. I was a little dubious as Creda are supposed to not be too good a make, however she has recently told me that its the best dryer she has ever had and would buy Creda again.

http://www.365electrical.com/servlet/marks.WasherDetailsServlet?productId=TCS3

Cheers, but forgot to mention that she doesn't want a condenser one either....
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kirkie
Cheers, but forgot to mention that she doesn't want a condenser one either....


I'm just curious.....why not, surely condenser dryers are better? :thinking: :?
#4
I have a condenser and I think it is OK too....
#5
kirkie....have a word with your sis about condenser dryers;-)

That being said I think that this is a peach of a choice hoover tumble dryer £257.38 delivered from Dixons.....4% quidco to be had also.

The reason I chose this one is because it has a 9kg capacity,much bigger than the standard 6-7 kg capacity of most dryers.You could,in effect,get a free drying load every 3/4 times!
Energy efficient and tumble dryers is not something that goes hand in hand,but this has an energy rating of B....most are rated as C.

It is a condenser dryer,that is why I suggest you have a word,because I think it is worthy of serious consideration if she is wanting to be as energy efficient as possible.

Hope this helps:)
#6
This is something I have found:

Vented Dryers

These are the oldest type of dryer and, generally, the most reliable type as well.

It is very easy to tell a vented dryer as they require a ”vent hose” that will exit from the front, side, rear or any combination of those three, which expels the hot air produced along with the steam and condensation to the outside. Usually these vent hoses will go through the wall or be hung out the window or door, so they aren’t exactly convenient unless you have a through the wall vent installed.

It is important to note that the vent hose must be clear and, even dropping them under floorboards as we’ve seen can cause problems with condensed water blocking them, or going stale and leading to bad smells.

But that is really the only downside to a vented dryer. On the plus side they are simple to use and tend to be very reliable as well as easy and cheap to fix when they go wrong.

Condenser Dryers

A condenser dryer effectively does away for the need to have a vent hose so that you can, literally, install them just about anywhere.

There are however a few disadvantages.

Condenser dryers have to have a tank or bottle to store the water in the main although there are some that can be fitted to a drain by way of an (often) additional hose. Of course using the additional hose saves the pain of emptying the bottle, but does mean a fixed installation close to a drainage point.

Most of these dryers have either a light or buzzer to tell you when the bottle needs to be emptied, some won’t work until you do so.

Another point to bear in mind is that these things get hot. The reason I say this is because, should you install a condenser dryer in a cold room expecting there to be absolutely no condensation you may be disappointed. You see the box does generate heat (obviously) and this raises the room temperature which can, in some cases, cause condensation to form on windows etc. They are good, but not a totally foolproof solution in every instance.

It should also be noted that condenser dryers tend not to be quite as efficient as their vented predecessors and can be more problematic in terms of repairs. They are more complex and so there is more to go wrong, some are extremely awkward and/or difficult to work on and spares tend to be more expensive for some reason.

These dryers are also more prone to blockages and leaks. They leak as they have to hold the water produced by the steam condensing internally and, occasionally, a seal or hose will go and give leaks. They block as fluff builds up inside, often in the condensing chamber, and cause the machine not to dry although it will heat and tumble as normal.

Good condenser dryers are not cheap, expect to pay £500 or more for a good, well made one that performs very well and will last. Teh lower cost ones, which you can get for half that, tend to have issues and fall apart. Doors and other plastic parts, heater and thermostats tend to go on the cheaper models.
#7
okey dokey........if she does not want a condensor dryer then she could go for this

Hoover vented dryer £177 delivered at shop4electricals.....there is no quidco and I have no idea about topcash or other sites,but it is feature packed and still has a large drying capacity of 8kg.

Here is a link from the Hoover site giving all the features http://www.hoover.co.uk/docs/product.asp?id=217 it has something called sensor dry,which means you select the drying level required and it takes the guesswork out of how long to set it for and a filter care indicator so you know when to clean the fluff filter.These things all help with efficiency.

A vent hose is also included,so no further expense is needed.

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