Candy GOC218 White Condenser Tumble Dryer for £163.11 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Cracking deal as this is over £240 on most stores and you can get 1.5% cashback to via quidco making it even cheaper and will cover the postage price!!

Cant find anything near as cheap and the reviews are really good to

Energy rating C
Maximum drying capacity 8kg.
Condenser.
4 programmes:
Fast Iron.
Refresh cycle.
Timed fast drying.
Acrylic/synthetics.
2 heat settings.
175 minute timer including 10 minute cool tumble.
Size (H)85, (W)60, (D)60cm.
Reservoir full light.
Manual control.
Reverse tumble action.
Fluff filter.
Freshen up cycle.
Anti-crease cycle.
Technical specifications:
Energy consumption: 5.47kWh/cycle.
Estimated annual energy consumption: 1,094kWh/year.
Manufacturer's 1 year labour and 5 years parts guarantee.
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#1
we bought this back in october and had to have it replaced with a new one as it was leaking, that said the replacement is a great tumble dryer which works well:thumbsup: and at this price should be snapped up:thumbsup:
#2
show me some heat dude
#3
Can somebody put a picture on for me?? How do i do it in future??
#4
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#5
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Good deal BTW - heat added!
#6
arsenal79place
Can somebody put a picture on for me?? [COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]How do i do it in future??
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#7
cheers chaps
#8
what's the difference between a normal and a 'condenser' dryer?
#9
As per Currys:
Normal Vented Dryers
The warm damp air produced during the drying process is transferred by means of a plastic hose through an open window or purpose built hole in the wall. Vented tumble dryers are generally less expensive than condensers but do require this hose vent system to prevent condensation.
Condenser Dryers
Condenser dryers do not need a vent hose so they can be placed anywhere in your home. The internal condensing system collects moisture into an easy empty container at the top or bottom of the machine that can be emptied after each cycle.

PS. Just ordered - worth mentioning the postage of £5.80. Separate am/pm delivery slots available from 2nd Jan. Good stuff.
#10
great find cheers m8 - just orded one

heat added

Little wife well happy:):):)
#11
I want this but aint got space left in kitchen :(

Do u think it will look stupid in a bedroom? dont really want to , but cant think where else to shove the bloody thing...i presume its the same size as a normal washing machine
#12
I think it would be fine in the spare room mate and because its a condenser it doesnt make a load of steam!! Like the main bedroom!!
1 Like #13
Have been looking for a condenser tumble dryer for a while, was thinking of ordering when I found this on John Lewis website, mixed reviews but mainly very good:

http://www.johnlewis.com/230478831/Product.aspx

£162 including free delivery and 2 year guarantee, just ordered.

The 2 year guarantee did it for me.
#14
Anyone come across one in silver in this sort of price range? Ours has just packed in.
#15
wotguvnotmeguv
Anyone come across one in silver in this sort of price range? Ours has just packed in.


http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0568991823.1230375351@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdhadegdghjlelcflgceggdhhmdfol.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=973903&category_oid=-28899

Can anyone tell me if they give off any steam or dust? I could really do with something like this but it would probably need to go into the cupboard under the stairs until we do the kitchen net year.
#16
Before you're completely blinded by the "bargain" price, bear in mind that tumble driers use a huge amount of electricity.
#17
jonmat
Have been looking for a condenser tumble dryer for a while, was thinking of ordering when I found this on John Lewis website, mixed reviews but mainly very good:

http://www.johnlewis.com/230478831/Product.aspx

£162 including free delivery and 2 year guarantee, just ordered.

The 2 year guarantee did it for me.


We did a similar thing almost two years ago. Any budget range tumble drier, such as candy or Indesit, only have a 2-3 year life with moderate use. If you can get a two year warranty from someone like John Lewis it makes it worthwhile.
We have claimed once within the warranty period and ours expires in January 2009. If it breaks down again, I will check-out the reason and if it is anything other than a minor fault I will scrap it and buy a new one with a 2-year warranty.
I have had mixed luck with tumble dryers; The first one was a Hotpoint purchase 20 years ago and it lasted 10 years. The next one was a White Knight and it lasted just over the 12-month warranty period before the drum totally failed. I complained strongly to the MD of Crosslee (the manufacturer) and they supplied me with a new drum, even though it was out of warranty. I replaced this and it lasted a further 6-months and then i scrapped it due to multiple failures in components. I would NEVER touch a Crosslee again, the build quality is appalling, though the customer service was good.
The next one was a mid-priced Creda (manufactured by Indesit), this lasted 18 months until scrapped.
This is when the penny dropped and I decided to purchase a budget priced Indesit for £112 from JL with a 24-month warranty. When it fails, it will be scrapped and replaced with a new cheap priced machine.
Unless you are willing to pay a higher price for a Miele, Braun, Siemens etc, expect a maximum of 3-years life, especially from the budget Indesit range (Hotpoint, Creda, Indesit). They are now built to a price, not to a standard ( I know as my company is a supplier to domestic appliance manufacturers and know what ***** they supply nowadays).
#18
Snomaes
We did a similar thing almost two years ago. Any budget range tumble drier, such as candy or Indesit, only have a 2-3 year life with moderate use. If you can get a two year warranty from someone like John Lewis it makes it worthwhile.
We have claimed once within the warranty period and ours expires in January 2009. If it breaks down again, I will check-out the reason and if it is anything other than a minor fault I will scrap it and buy a new one with a 2-year warranty.
I have had mixed luck with tumble dryers; The first one was a Hotpoint purchase 20 years ago and it lasted 10 years. The next one was a White Knight and it lasted just over the 12-month warranty period before the drum totally failed. I complained strongly to the MD of Crosslee (the manufacturer) and they supplied me with a new drum, even though it was out of warranty. I replaced this and it lasted a further 6-months and then i scrapped it due to multiple failures in components. I would NEVER touch a Crosslee again, the build quality is appalling, though the customer service was good.
The next one was a mid-priced Creda (manufactured by Indesit), this lasted 18 months until scrapped.
This is when the penny dropped and I decided to purchase a budget priced Indesit for £112 from JL with a 24-month warranty. When it fails, it will be scrapped and replaced with a new cheap priced machine.
Unless you are willing to pay a higher price for a Miele, Braun, Siemens etc, expect a maximum of 3-years life, especially from the budget Indesit range (Hotpoint, Creda, Indesit). They are now built to a price, not to a standard ( I know as my company is a supplier to domestic appliance manufacturers and know what ***** they supply nowadays).


Some good points, for £162 if we get 2 good years out of it it will have been worth it, if we are lucky will get a lot more. We have bought more expensive washing machines and have been much less reliable than our old trusty hotpoint. Time will tell.
#19
Snomaes;3869183
We did a similar thing almost two years ago. Any budget range tumble drier, such as candy or Indesit, only have a 2-3 year life with moderate use. If you can get a two year warranty from someone like John Lewis it makes it worthwhile.
We have claimed once within the warranty period and ours expires in January 2009. If it breaks down again, I will check-out the reason and if it is anything other than a minor fault I will scrap it and buy a new one with a 2-year warranty.
I have had mixed luck with tumble dryers; The first one was a Hotpoint purchase 20 years ago and it lasted 10 years. The next one was a White Knight and it lasted just over the 12-month warranty period before the drum totally failed. I complained strongly to the MD of Crosslee (the manufacturer) and they supplied me with a new drum, even though it was out of warranty. I replaced this and it lasted a further 6-months and then i scrapped it due to multiple failures in components. I would NEVER touch a Crosslee again, the build quality is appalling, though the customer service was good.
The next one was a mid-priced Creda (manufactured by Indesit), this lasted 18 months until scrapped.
This is when the penny dropped and I decided to purchase a budget priced Indesit for £112 from JL with a 24-month warranty. When it fails, it will be scrapped and replaced with a new cheap priced machine.
Unless you are willing to pay a higher price for a Miele, Braun, Siemens etc, expect a maximum of 3-years life, especially from the budget Indesit range (Hotpoint, Creda, Indesit). They are now built to a price, not to a standard ( I know as my company is a supplier to domestic appliance manufacturers and know what ***** they supply nowadays).


thanks for the landfill....why not just buy a decent one rather than cheap tat or do without. You would have thought the penny would drop - dont buy cheap tat....yeh hotpoint stuff 20 years actually lasted, nowadays its just cheap tat too :roll:
#20
ta for the heads up, went for the vented white knight machine for £101 in the end. Tight **** to the end me:) Still it had £30 off that too so thanks again:)
#21
I really don't agree with them only lasting 2 years. Our Creda Condensair dryer has just stopped working after 13 years. It was working but not heating, so i have taken it apart and diagnosed a broken thermostat and have just ordered a new set from ebay for £7.
#22
hot ............ :thumbsup:
#23
Its wierd that people have had problems with tumble dryers. Generally they are quite simplistic and very reliable. I think the compact models are known to be less reliable generally though. I have a condenser model myself but its well known that condenser models use more electricity but then you have the convenience that you can put them where you want them. Also worth pointing out that as general rule the most reliable washer/dryer is about as reliable as the least reliable washing machine. Washer/dryers basically are the most likely to fail of all major applianes so its better to get a standard washing machine and a condenser tumble dryer that you can hide somewhere rather than try and combine them into a single appliance in your kitchen.
#24
fergee
I really don't agree with them only lasting 2 years. Our Creda Condensair dryer has just stopped working after 13 years. It was working but not heating, so i have taken it apart and diagnosed a broken thermostat and have just ordered a new set from ebay for £7.


Generally Creda, Candy etc used to be good quality makes and would last a very long time. Nowadays, a lot of these brands are owned by the same company and as someone said earlier they are built to a price.....

I have a Zanussi dishwasher which is 18 years old, but would doubt that a new Zanussi replacement would last that long due to the fact that a lot has changed in 15 years e.g. build quality, the company itself etc
#25
rikochet;3870102
Generally Creda, Candy etc used to be good quality makes and would last a very long time. Nowadays, a lot of these brands are owned by the same company and as someone said earlier they are built to a price.....

I have a Zanussi dishwasher which is 18 years old, but would doubt that a new Zanussi replacement would last that long due to the fact that a lot has changed in 15 years e.g. build quality, the company itself etc


creda and candy have never been good makes...zanussi used to be ok, but they use cheap parts now.....meile are a good make they actually feel as though they will last
#26
fergee
I really don't agree with them only lasting 2 years. Our Creda Condensair dryer has just stopped working after 13 years. It was working but not heating, so i have taken it apart and diagnosed a broken thermostat and have just ordered a new set from ebay for £7.


Any machine over 10 years old was made to a standard, not a price. Creda are now rubbish, the harnesses are made in Russia, the motors in Romania and they are just assembled in the UK using mainly eastern European workers on minimum wage. The result is a cheap machine built to the lowest price possible.
It's okay replacing the thermostat, but when the drum fails and the bearings cant be replaced, it gets a bit more expensive.
#27
bmcn
http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0568991823.1230375351@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdhadegdghjlelcflgceggdhhmdfol.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=973903&category_oid=-28899

Can anyone tell me if they give off any steam or dust? I could really do with something like this but it would probably need to go into the cupboard under the stairs until we do the kitchen net year.


Years ago when I had a condensor one the room would extremely humid when it was running, unbearabe in summer. I don't know if they are better these days, but I would have a vented if practical.
#28
royals
thanks for the landfill....why not just buy a decent one rather than cheap tat or do without. You would have thought the penny would drop - dont buy cheap tat....yeh hotpoint stuff 20 years actually lasted, nowadays its just cheap tat too :roll:


....Or accept that it is going to cost an average a of quid a week depreciation and purchase low cost machines you can dispose of on a regular basis. It's still cheaper than using the launderette.
I have purchased more expensive machines (the Creda was well over £400) but that was no more reliable than the cheapest Indesit.
Old machines don't go into landfill, they are recycled. Scrap metal does have a value and the WEEE and RoHS directive ensures that landfill is not an option :)
I don't wish to do without, it's difficult drying things in the winter and if we hang them on airers indoors, we just get mould every where.
I took the decision 10 years ago to purchase a decent washing machine and paid a grand for a Miele, it's still going strong and will probably last another 10 years, as they are worth repairing.
The dryer is in the garage and is not worth the investment of around £600 for a Miele, it's more economical to replace cheap ones regularly when the warranty expires.
#29
I would be extremely disappointed if a tumble dryer only lasted 2 years as we have only had 3 tumble driers in the last 23 years, Our current White Knight Intellidry dryer which we've had for nearly 10 years and lives in the garage has started to make strange noises recently so may well be on the way out but after reading some previous posts I guess I really shouldn't complain.
#30
Anyone got any more thoughts on the John Lewis Indesit vs this Candy?

SK
#31
i bought ihis dryer 3 months ago and mine also leaks ,glad to hear someones elsses did ,now i know its a fault and can get replacment thanks
#32
hot from me, i got this drier 4 months ago at a insane cheap price of £114 from tesco, well worth this price too tho, good machine and gets heavy duty here with no troubles!
#33
Tesco direct sell them but they are currently £199.97

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-7542.aspx
#34
Bought this 2 months ago from Argos for £212 which was the best price I could find at that time. So this is a great price.Pretty happy with it so far. This is very similar to the Hoover VHC180 ( Hoover own Candy or vice-versa).
#35
1st post so hope i have done this right.Went to B&Q and did a price match which saved on delivery.Didn`t try for the extra 15% off if you spend over £50 as only 2 left at ipswich branch and lots of people looking at the item.Hope this helps
#36
Just ordered the John Lewis one thanks to JonMat.
And thanks to the OP for putting this deal in my mind so I knew what I was after when I realised we needed one!
#37
We went into john lewis yesterday and ordered the http://www.johnlewis.com/230478831/Product.aspx

Picking it up tomorrow, great find.

The J Lewis 2 yr guarantee and after service won it for me.
#38
ordered the candy, thanks to the op
#39
ps wouldn't bother with the John Lewis Indesit IS70C, check this thread:

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/Indesit_IS70C__6317049/SortOrder/2
#40
50/50 on it being utterly **** or excellently wonderful!
I did other searches before buying and apart from that page (which yes I found) they were practically all positive.

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