BEKO DCU8230 Condenser Dryer ASDA £194.00 inc delivery
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BEKO DCU8230 Condenser Dryer ASDA £194.00 inc delivery

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Found 4th Dec 2011
Beko condenser dryer, well reviewed 8kg load capacity. I have been looking for a while and tried to get the recent deal from Currys for £199, but no stock available, and that deal has now gone.

Price includes standard delivery.

Topcashback offering 5.5% also.
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Good deal - but the picture on the ASDA website shows a "port hole" door. The one in currys didn't have this feature so wondering they are exactly the same model.

Still a good deal. Heat.
£193.90 buys you this Hotpoint condenser from Dixons. Free delivery. Other condenser dryers at good prices if you prefer a different brand.
dixons.co.uk/gbu…tml
Beko is rubbish, wouldn't touch it.
[img]asda.scene7.com/is/…900,900&scl=2.127659574468085&id=Jt9q83[/img]

this is the dryer
Edited by: "EXZAMS" 4th Dec 2011
Yes but the Beko has the drying sensor on it. How is this energy efficient rating, I know it is 'B' rating but will it use lots of electricity compared to other models? I saw this when it was advertised on Currys but was unsure then. How does this compare to other models and the energy ratings.
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EXZAMS

[img]http://asda.scene7.com/is/image/Asda/1569755?resmode=sharp&op_usm=1.1,0.5,0,0&defaultimage=default_details_GM&rgn=0,0,900,900&scl=2.127659574468085&id=Jt9q83[/img]this is the dryer



Hi EXZAMS

I think the picture on the ASDA link is wrong, the one I posted was from the BEKO site for this model.

BEKODCU8230W
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I believe the image shown on the ASDA website is the wrong one, the image I posted was from the BEKO site
BEKODCU8230W

It is the same model number as the Currys offer.
Right, I am confused, what is better:

hotukdeals.com/dea…125

That is £129 and is energy rating C but uses 3.39kw of electricity per cycle (6kg of washing)

The one on here is energy rating B but uses 4.49 of electricity per cycle (8kg of washing)

What would you go for if it was important for saving electricity?

Thanks
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rachelandgromit

Right, I am confused, what is … Right, I am confused, what is better:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/beko-drvt61w-6kg-vented-tumble-dryer-129-delivered-asda-1080125That is £129 and is energy rating C but uses 3.39kw of electricity per cycle (6kg of washing)The one on here is energy rating B but uses 4.49 of electricity per cycle (8kg of washing)What would you go for if it was important for saving electricity?Thanks




I think you have to know how much washing you need to dry on average, whether the 6 kg load is enough.

A key point is do you need a condenser rather than a vented dryer, because the vented is already £65.00 cheaper, which would pay for a lot of electricity.


EXZAMS

[img]http://asda.scene7.com/is/image/Asda/1569755?resmode=sharp&op_usm=1.1,0.5,0,0&defaultimage=default_details_GM&rgn=0,0,900,900&scl=2.127659574468085&id=Jt9q83[/img]this is the dryerNo. Thats definitely a washing machine, it has a spin speed led chain on it



Edited by: "checkley73" 4th Dec 2011
It's going in the shed, so it doesn't really matter to be honest as either can be sorted out.. I've gone for the Asda one as it's bigger so I can dry almost two loads at the same time and the sensor drying will probably help too. TCB tracked around £6.50. Thanks

There isn't a huge amount of difference between a B and C rated dryer running costs - around a tenner a year.

http://www.appliancesonline.co.uk/advice/tumble-dryers/buying-guide/how-much-is-your-tumble-dryer-going-to-cost-to-run.aspx

What I keep meaning to ask the people who rate these devices for energy efficiency is the following :

If I'm using my vented tumble dryer in the winter, surely its sucking heat out of my house and depositing it outside as well as using electricity to heat the air that is drying the clothes.

I wonder if they take this into account when working out the annual running costs .......
rachelandgromit

Right, I am confused, what is … Right, I am confused, what is better:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/beko-drvt61w-6kg-vented-tumble-dryer-129-delivered-asda-1080125That is £129 and is energy rating C but uses 3.39kw of electricity per cycle (6kg of washing)The one on here is energy rating B but uses 4.49 of electricity per cycle (8kg of washing)What would you go for if it was important for saving electricity?Thanks



Yowch! At 4.49kWh, this will probably end up costing between £100 and £150 a year in electricity. Bosch and John Lewis both have A rated condenser dryers that should cost about £50 a year in electricity. They're rather more expensive (£500-600), but should easily pay for themselves with an annual electricity saving of about £100 compared with this one!
Both Currys and Comet have told me condensor dryers are only good for inside the home and no use for in garages / sheds, anyone heard of this before?
Why can't they make energy rating and explanations easy to understand!! I've read such conflicting info about A rated machines and alot is negative.... When I was looking at those energy ratings I suppose you take into account that 4.49kw is based on a full 8kg of washing, 2kg more than the other... so it's probably better to make sure it is full. I could probably have two loads of washing in here.
rachelandgromit

Why can't they make energy rating and explanations easy to understand!! … Why can't they make energy rating and explanations easy to understand!! I've read such conflicting info about A rated machines and alot is negative.... When I was looking at those energy ratings I suppose you take into account that 4.49kw is based on a full 8kg of washing, 2kg more than the other... so it's probably better to make sure it is full. I could probably have two loads of washing in here.




It's confusing, vented dryers are measured in a different way to condensers. The best thing to do is look at the kw per cycle, times it by your cost per kw on your electricity bill and then multiply this by the number of times per year you expect to use it. This will give you a good idea of the annual running cost for you personally.

The a rated dryers out now are great, Siemens make the most efficient one, which only uses half the energy of other a rated dryers, at only 1.6kw per load, plus cleans its own condenser plate so keeps its efficiency.
memnoch1976

Both Currys and Comet have told me condensor dryers are only good for … Both Currys and Comet have told me condensor dryers are only good for inside the home and no use for in garages / sheds, anyone heard of this before?



This is true if your garage is unheated. The water collected in the container and pipe work inside the machine can freeze and split them. Other than that they work just fine.
checkley73

The a rated dryers out now are great, Siemens make the most efficient … The a rated dryers out now are great, Siemens make the most efficient one, which only uses half the energy of other a rated dryers, at only 1.6kw per load, plus cleans its own condenser plate so keeps its efficiency.



Same as the Bosch WTW84360GB and WTW86560GB which use 1.62kWh and 1.61kWh for a 128 and 106 minute 1400rpm cycle respectively. Alternatively, if one uses the 1000rpm cycles, they use 1.9kWh and take 149 and 124 minutes respectively. The John Lewis JLTDH15 is specified as 1.58kWh, but presumably that's only for its fastest centrifuge speed, like the Bosch.

Bosch dryers bought before the end of the year get £100 cashback and an extra two years warranty, taking the total to four years.
checkley73

This is true if your garage is unheated. The water collected in the … This is true if your garage is unheated. The water collected in the container and pipe work inside the machine can freeze and split them. Other than that they work just fine.


Having stripped one down that we were given and repaired it, I'd say the cooler the air intake, the more efficient the machine would be - the majority of the condensers rely on the intake air being cool to provide the condensing action.
bbdom

Having stripped one down that we were given and repaired it, I'd say the … Having stripped one down that we were given and repaired it, I'd say the cooler the air intake, the more efficient the machine would be - the majority of the condensers rely on the intake air being cool to provide the condensing action.



I'm not sure about that to be honest, the issue I know of will only happen if the water in the dryer freezes, which it's likely to do at some point during the winter
checkley73

I'm not sure about that to be honest, the issue I know of will only … I'm not sure about that to be honest, the issue I know of will only happen if the water in the dryer freezes, which it's likely to do at some point during the winter


Sorry - should have said - cooler air to a point.

You're correct - you really don't want to be using a condenser out in any temperatures where the collected water could freeze.
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