Beko DCU8230 Condenser Tumble Dryer £209 @ Appliances Online
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Beko DCU8230 Condenser Tumble Dryer £209 @ Appliances Online

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Found 26th May 2011
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

6 Comments

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)

dixons.co.uk/gbu…d=t

Got £4.85 quidco tracked with it as well.

nickelarse

I spent a few hours looking at several different condenser tumble … 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 hotpoint2) reviews were decent3) price4) 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=tGot £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.

Original Poster

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.

Original Poster

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.

Lowtrawler

The following is from the Which site … 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 notesAnnual cost is based on using tumble dryer once every two daysI 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

Original Poster

nickelarse

O brill cheers. I deleted my comment as I saw it give the consumption per … 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" 26th May 2011
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