Beko 7kg vented tumble dryer just £143 delivered @ Co-Op Electricals eBay l
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Beko 7kg vented tumble dryer just £143 delivered @ Co-Op Electricals eBay l

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Edited by:"escortboy"Found 11th Aug
So after loads and loads of research I've bought this tumble dryer.
I wanted vented because of the drawbacks of condensers in terms of drying times and complexity of internals when it breaks into the future.
Beko isn't one of the brands of tumble dryer that set people houses alight either so it has that going for it.
I saw an indesit condenser 7kg for more than this at John Lewis that got a lot of heat even though energy efficiency is similar for both.
I was happy to go all the way up to about £400-500 on a vented but the energy efficiency seems to be around a C/B for vented unless you spend £1.5k.
Hope this helps someone you won't find this model for cheaper delivered i can guarantee it. Argos is selling for £180 still.

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Original Poster

I think this is the cheapest good vented tumble dryer you will find at this price.

Going for £149 on the main co op electrical site so slightly cheaper. Personally rather the DRVS73W version for £159 with sensor drying function.

7kg for such an appliance, thats very light. How do you stop it bouncing round the laundry room?

powerbrick2 h, 18 m ago

7kg for such an appliance, thats very light. How do you stop it bouncing …7kg for such an appliance, thats very light. How do you stop it bouncing round the laundry room?

Put the washing machine on top

Good deal. I recently bought a heat pump Beko and I'm sure it's saving me money on my energy but damn it takes a long time to dry things. At least I have lots and lots and lots of time to think about how many pennies it's saving!

Ebay description says 7kg but it's got 6kg printed on the front!

RichandAnge8 h, 54 m ago

Going for £149 on the main co op electrical site so slightly cheaper. …Going for £149 on the main co op electrical site so slightly cheaper. Personally rather the DRVS73W version for £159 with sensor drying function.


Coop are selling model DRVS73W (the model with a built-in drying sensor for £152.10 delivered on eBay.

what are the main reasons for vented over condenser?

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nothingbutadam20 m ago

what are the main reasons for vented over condenser?


I just read that condenser has more parts in there so more to go wrong, and more expensive to fix when it goes wrong.
The vented seems to be a lot quicker at drying things.
I would go for a condenser only if it was A++ so that the financial savings on energy would make up for it.
Some people love condensers and prefer them to vented though. Loads of opinions and conflicting information but we had a built in vented before that i wanted to buy a newer one with better energy efficiency to replace it.

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Dogpitt44 m ago

Coop are selling model DRVS73W (the model with a built-in drying sensor …Coop are selling model DRVS73W (the model with a built-in drying sensor for £152.10 delivered on eBay.


Good shout, i was thinking that it could be a feature that goes wrong in the future but with the cost saving it would probably pay for a replacement in just a few years.

Condenser dryers are 20-30% cheaper to run. But can take twice as long to dry a full load. Also, they create a lot of fluff etc. So you must clean the filters after every use. If not, this can create a fire hazard. Plus, more expensive to repair (lots more parts)

Had a similar model a few years ago. Worked well, but the drying sensor inside seemed to switch it off before clothes were actually dry. Tried drier balls etc but didn't make much difference. In the end my only solution was to leave everything in the dryer for about 2 hours after it was finished. Don't know whether it was just my machine, but as nothing was mentioned in the instructions it was either extremely energy efficient and something they forgot to mention in the menu, or it was simply faulty. Hope you have better luck.

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mean19792 m ago

Had a similar model a few years ago. Worked well, but the drying sensor …Had a similar model a few years ago. Worked well, but the drying sensor inside seemed to switch it off before clothes were actually dry. Tried drier balls etc but didn't make much difference. In the end my only solution was to leave everything in the dryer for about 2 hours after it was finished. Don't know whether it was just my machine, but as nothing was mentioned in the instructions it was either extremely energy efficient and something they forgot to mention in the menu, or it was simply faulty. Hope you have better luck.


This one doesn't have a sensor in it so won't need to worry about that problem. The £150 ish one does though.

jabba0937 m ago

Condenser dryers are 20-30% cheaper to run. But can take twice as long to …Condenser dryers are 20-30% cheaper to run. But can take twice as long to dry a full load. Also, they create a lot of fluff etc. So you must clean the filters after every use. If not, this can create a fire hazard. Plus, more expensive to repair (lots more parts)


Vented dryers are cheaper to run than standard condenser dryers. Heat pump dryers and gas powered dryers are more efficient than either. The appliance energy efficiency rating bands are also slightly more generous for condenser dryers than for vented models, so an A rated for energy usage condenser dryer can use more electricity than an A rated vented model.


Either way, I would get a sensor model, as that does save electricity.

Downside with a vented is you need a 4 inch vent hole in the wall, or an open window to feed the vent tube out.


ukwhitegoods.co.uk/hel…ide

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.



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Is a condenser dryer better than a vented one? Condenser dryers collect moisture from wet clothes in a water reservoir, which you must empty when it is full. Vented dryers simply expel the moist air from the room through a hose. Condenser dryers are usually seen as more convenient as you don't have to place them near a wall vent or hang a hose out of a window. However, they're more expensive to buy than vented machines and use more electricity.

Edited by: "melted" 12th Aug

mean197932 m ago

Had a similar model a few years ago. Worked well, but the drying sensor …Had a similar model a few years ago. Worked well, but the drying sensor inside seemed to switch it off before clothes were actually dry. Tried drier balls etc but didn't make much difference. In the end my only solution was to leave everything in the dryer for about 2 hours after it was finished. Don't know whether it was just my machine, but as nothing was mentioned in the instructions it was either extremely energy efficient and something they forgot to mention in the menu, or it was simply faulty. Hope you have better luck.



My Hotpoint vented Sensor dryer also usually stops before the clothes are fully dry, I just restart it on the same programme and it typically runs for another 20 minutes (half of that time is cooling) and everything is dry.

mission7013 h, 17 m ago

Good deal. I recently bought a heat pump Beko and I'm sure it's saving me …Good deal. I recently bought a heat pump Beko and I'm sure it's saving me money on my energy but damn it takes a long time to dry things. At least I have lots and lots and lots of time to think about how many pennies it's saving!


I worked out it'd take about 3 years to break even on the energy costs vs purchase price of a heat pump. Please prove me wrong as I'd prefer a heat pump!

Looks good, mine broke yesterday after 20 years so good timing, cheers op, arriving Tuesday.

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mayzi10 m ago

I worked out it'd take about 3 years to break even on the energy costs vs …I worked out it'd take about 3 years to break even on the energy costs vs purchase price of a heat pump. Please prove me wrong as I'd prefer a heat pump!


What were your calculations?
Thinking i might go for one and sell this one on eBay in a year or so if the figures work.
Thanks in advance!

This will get hot!! Not the deal, the dryer..

bbc.co.uk/new…191

escortboy52 m ago

What were your calculations?Thinking i might go for one and sell this one …What were your calculations?Thinking i might go for one and sell this one on eBay in a year or so if the figures work.Thanks in advance!


I was intending to get a heat pump condenser dryer when my vented dryer becomes uneconomical to repair, which will probably be quite a few years as I maintain it myself, however having learnt that flammable gasses including iso-butane are now commonly used as refrigerants, and that there have been a handful of incidents of leaks causing fridges to explode, I'm not quite so sure I wan't one.
Edited by: "melted" 12th Aug

adamreilly12 m ago

This will get hot!! Not the deal, the dryer.. …This will get hot!! Not the deal, the dryer.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40091191




That news item appears to be about their condenser dryers.

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adamreilly20 m ago

This will get hot!! Not the deal, the dryer.. …This will get hot!! Not the deal, the dryer.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40091191


That's condenser so completely different one to this deal.
Which don't have any problems with the vented Bekos from what i read.

Can recommend this. Had the sensor version and was by far the best dryer we ever had. Some goon stole it from our drive when we were moving house! Replaced it with a candy one which is absolute pants by comparison.

nothingbutadam14 h, 6 m ago

what are the main reasons for vented over condenser?


dry the clothes quicker,
they feel dryer from a vented. condenser ones always feel slightly damp and never bone dry

powerbrick12th Aug

7kg for such an appliance, thats very light. How do you stop it bouncing …7kg for such an appliance, thats very light. How do you stop it bouncing round the laundry room?


Fiona is always happy to sit on it.

Vented machines are not necessarily cheaper to run at all. They suck an awful lot of room air in, heat it more, and exhaust it all outside. Running a vented dryer is going to cause a lot of cold winter air to be sucked inside the house, increasing house heating costs too. At least with a condenser dryer, there are no drafts and the heat it creates stays in the house. Having had all 3 over the years, the heat pump wins hands down. Condenser if you're on a budget. Remember that when not in use, a vented dryer is going to allow cold air back in the room also!

themachman10 h, 20 m ago

dry the clothes quicker, they feel dryer from a vented. condenser ones …dry the clothes quicker, they feel dryer from a vented. condenser ones always feel slightly damp and never bone dry


Have a Samsung 9kg washer dryer. It uses condensing tech (naturally) and clothes always come out bone dry, without fail.

Then again, they're not exactly the cheapest machines.

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czechoslovakia3 h, 41 m ago

Vented machines are not necessarily cheaper to run at all. They suck an …Vented machines are not necessarily cheaper to run at all. They suck an awful lot of room air in, heat it more, and exhaust it all outside. Running a vented dryer is going to cause a lot of cold winter air to be sucked inside the house, increasing house heating costs too. At least with a condenser dryer, there are no drafts and the heat it creates stays in the house. Having had all 3 over the years, the heat pump wins hands down. Condenser if you're on a budget. Remember that when not in use, a vented dryer is going to allow cold air back in the room also!


I've decided to switch my plan by going for a heat pump from Tesco for £182 here:
hotukdeals.com/dea…757

If it doesn't work out I'm going to go back to vented. Given the annual cost saving and low purchase price I figure it's a good calculated risk to take.

Ive had this dryer (but the sensor version) and it lasted about 7 years until a pen found its way inside and ripped a hole in the drum, only trouble I had was fluff getting onto the sensor which stopped the cycle before the clothes were fully dry, easy to fix if you know how to turn a screwdriver
Also had a condenser dryer, forget the brand, but it never dried the clothes and filled the room with damp air.

escortboy1 h, 21 m ago

I've decided to switch my plan by going for a heat pump from Tesco for …I've decided to switch my plan by going for a heat pump from Tesco for £182 here:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/8kg-a-energy-rated-heat-pump-tumble-dryer-with-sensor-300-400-elsewhere-but-18320-delivered-tesco-direct-with-code-td-pmxf-2763757#comment-31684149If it doesn't work out I'm going to go back to vented. Given the annual cost saving and low purchase price I figure it's a good calculated risk to take.


I take it you read the review where they said it takes 5 hours and 40 minutes to dry a load!
Edited by: "encaser" 13th Aug

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encaser4 m ago

I take it you read the review where they said it takes 5 hours and 40 …I take it you read the review where they said it takes 5 hours and 40 minutes to dry a load!


Yeah - rubbish!
Will need to just leave tumble dryer on overnight or something. I've found choosing a replacement tumble dryer one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make and I keep changing my mind - it's really annoying!

escortboy2 h, 49 m ago

Yeah - rubbish! Will need to just leave tumble dryer on overnight or …Yeah - rubbish! Will need to just leave tumble dryer on overnight or something. I've found choosing a replacement tumble dryer one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make and I keep changing my mind - it's really annoying!


Yup. That's most biggish purchases now, what with all the reviews etc. to trawl through and make you question any decision ad nauseam.
I had a vented tumble dryer that was great, as I liked the time dial that you just got to know what was enough for each type of load. Since then I've had a sensor type condenser that is very economical but had to work out that you put it on the one water drop setting first (cupboard dry my arm!) and then the quick 10 minute blast Iron setting to finish off. And no review informed that the 'handy' automatic anti crease meant that it keeps doing a rotation every couple of minutes and beeping for HOURS after it's done the main cycle. I've nearly bought a replacement many a time just to spite it!
Of course the other advantage of a condenser is when it has finished you can forget about it, whereas with a vented you may well get cold air from the vent making the clothes feel cold and damp when left.

escortboy8 h, 36 m ago

I've decided to switch my plan by going for a heat pump from Tesco for …I've decided to switch my plan by going for a heat pump from Tesco for £182 here:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/8kg-a-energy-rated-heat-pump-tumble-dryer-with-sensor-300-400-elsewhere-but-18320-delivered-tesco-direct-with-code-td-pmxf-2763757#comment-31684149If it doesn't work out I'm going to go back to vented. Given the annual cost saving and low purchase price I figure it's a good calculated risk to take.


From a technology point of view, good call. Heat pump dryers take longer, only because they are running at a lower temperature. But then that's better for the longetivity of your clothes. Our beko takes a max of 3 hours for a 8kg load, so this indesit does seem slower. We paid £300 for the beko, including 5 years parts and labour guarantee, so the indesits a bargain. Just make absolutely certain you clean BOTH filters, and don't use fabric softener at all if you can help it. Fill the old vent hole with a little expanding foam before winter too.
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