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This is by far the cheapest B rated Condenser Tumble Dryer I can find (most are C rated). It also has a big load and good feedback. To cap it all, they are doing free next day delivery and you can get 2.02% Topcashback worth around £3.52.

The Beko DCU8230 Tumble Dryer comes in a stylish white colour. The DCU8230 has a B energy rating. The Beko DCU8230 has easy to use features to ensure that you can get drying in no time.

This Tumble Dryer has a 8Kg drying load. If you bear in mind that every 1Kg is able to tackle around 5 t-shirts. This DCU8230 is packed with 15 programmes and different drying temperatures, so you can select the dryness of your laundry. This is a front loading model. The Beko DCU8230 Tumble Dryer runs at 65dB.To offer peace of mind the Beko DCU8230 free standing Tumble Dryer also comes with a 1 year warranty.

Dimensions (cm): (H)85 (W)60 (D)60
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#1
I spent a few hours looking at several different condenser tumble dryers.
The point I found is that the payback time in energy savings on a A B or C rated tumble is a lot longer than the life expectancy and that you shouldnt worry so much about it.

I ended up going for a C rated Hotpoint for a bit less than your price.
1) because I like hotpoint
2) reviews were decent
3) price
4) has the option to connect the water collecter by pipe to your outlet (washing machine waste pipe)

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/hotpoint-aquarius-tcm580p-condenser-tumble-dryer-white-06171596-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-78&istCompanyId=4be69b13-f6de-4a80-8d9b-22e0185f57a7&istItemId=mrirwqi&istBid=t

Got £4.85 quidco tracked with it as well.
#2
nickelarse
I spent a few hours looking at several different condenser tumble dryers.
The point I found is that the payback time in energy savings on a A B or C rated tumble is a lot longer than the life expectancy and that you shouldnt worry so much about it.

I ended up going for a C rated Hotpoint for a bit less than your price.
1) because I like hotpoint
2) reviews were decent
3) price
4) has the option to connect the water collecter by pipe to your outlet (washing machine waste pipe)

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/hotpoint-aquarius-tcm580p-condenser-tumble-dryer-white-06171596-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-78&istCompanyId=4be69b13-f6de-4a80-8d9b-22e0185f57a7&istItemId=mrirwqi&istBid=t

Got £4.85 quidco tracked with it as well.


Based on the reviews, the Beko has the better overall opinion. I have 2 hotpoint kitchen appliances, but would steer in the direction of this one for it's spec and reviews alone.
#3
Good price on the Hotpoint but the energy saving on the Beko will make good the price difference over 2 years. I assume a 5 year life for these and so the Beko will end up around £30 cheaper over its life.
#4
The following is from the Which site (http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/guides/how-to-buy-the-best-tumble-dryer/energy-efficiency/):

Electric: A-rated vs C-rated tumble dryers
Rating Model Cost per 7kg load Annual cost
A Siemens WT46W560GB 25p £45.62
C Hotpoint TCL770G Aquarius 62p £113
Table notes
Annual cost is based on using tumble dryer once every two days

I reckon the Beko costs around 50p per load and so saves 12p per load compared to a C rated dryer. I only reckon on using it around 100 times per year and so that gives me a saving of roughly £12 per year. For ease, I have rounded it down to £10.

If you are the average user (per Which), you would actually save around £22 per year or £110 over the 5 year life of the appliance.
#5
Lowtrawler
The following is from the Which site (http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/guides/how-to-buy-the-best-tumble-dryer/energy-efficiency/):

Electric: A-rated vs C-rated tumble dryers
Rating Model Cost per 7kg load Annual cost
A Siemens WT46W560GB 25p £45.62
C Hotpoint TCL770G Aquarius 62p £113
Table notes
Annual cost is based on using tumble dryer once every two days

I reckon the Beko costs around 50p per load and so saves 12p per load compared to a C rated dryer. I only reckon on using it around 100 times per year and so that gives me a saving of roughly £12 per year. For ease, I have rounded it down to £10.

If you are the average user (per Which), you would actually save around £22 per year or £110 over the 5 year life of the appliance.


O brill cheers. I deleted my comment as I saw it give the consumption per load on each description and calculated. Got to the same figure as you for about 100 loads a year. £50-£60 saving over 5 years. you will save more as electric goes up as well.

thanks for your help
#6
nickelarse

O brill cheers. I deleted my comment as I saw it give the consumption per load on each description and calculated. Got to the same figure as you for about 100 loads a year. £50-£60 saving over 5 years. you will save more as electric goes up as well.

thanks for your help

It makes a big difference how often you use the machine as to whether or not to chase energy efficiency. Some folk I know use their dryer every day and so a B v C dryer would save them £40 a year. An A v C would save them £135 a year. For folk like that, they can easily recoup the £600 cost of an A rated dryer over its life. For folk like you and me using it only 100 times a year, the additional costs of energy efficiency don't make a lot of sense unless you can get something like the Beko which is B rated at a C price.


Edited By: Lowtrawler on May 26, 2011 15:03: typo

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