Blomberg LTH3842W 8kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - A+++ Rated £449.99 @ Euronics
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Blomberg LTH3842W 8kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - A+++ Rated £449.99 @ Euronics

£449.99£499.9910%Euronics Deals
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Posted 9th Nov
Save £50 (10%) on this Which Best Buy award winning dryer.
Hybrid technology to cut down on time taken to dry. Plus a massive energy saving compared to standard B rated dryers.
Free delivery too.
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We bought one of these a week ago and it is really really good. Did loads of reading up beforehand and worked out upfront costs, running costs etc. Over 3 years this will work out cheaper than basic condenser models. Plus it has a 3 year guarantee.
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Unless there is something special about this one, heat pump tumble dryers are taking longer to dry than traditional tumble dryer.
Manufactured by the same company who makes Beko, if this does not come with long warranty, make sure you pay for longer warranty.
Had one of these since January. According to my "smart" meter it is saving me over £1 per week with three loads per week. I replaced a Zanussi C rated condenser dryer and the Blomberg is certainly no slower. Annual running costs are put at £29.


Which? Review
Excellent 72%


This heat- pump dryer is very energy efficient and benefits from low annual running costs. It dries clothes quickly and accurately, and very little moisture is allowed to escape into your home. It ticks all the right boxes, so we're happy to award this Blomberg our Best Buy logo.

What is it?

Heat- pump tumble dryers re-use hot air from the exhaust gases vapour to dry your clothes, which is why they cost less to run than conventional condensers. This one has an A+++ energy label.

The condenser means you can site this dryer away from a drain (provided you empty the container manually) and the door can be hingedung on either side, which makes it convenient to use where-ever you like. Alternatively, you can fit the supplied hose and allow it to drain permanently into a nearby waste outlet.

Its drum will hold 8kg of cottons or 4kg of synthetics, which is typical, and you'll find a good selection of programs on the dial, including settings specifically for jeans, baby clothes, shirts, sportswear and woollens.

This model uses sensors to set the drying time, so all you need to do is decide whether you want your load to come out slightly damp for ironing, cupboard-dry or extra-dry.

The digital display shows the remaining drying time and offers a 24-hours delayed start. You can choose to set the end time, instead, so your shirt will be dry when you step out of the shower, and there's a light inside the drum to help you make sure nothing gets left behind when you unload.

What's it great at?

This is one of the most energy efficient dryers we've tested, so you can save energy, and benefit from low annual running costs. Click on the Tech Specs tab above for an up-to-date estimate of these costs.

It dries clothes accurately, so if you use the 'cupboard dry' setting you wi’ll be able to put your clothes straight into the wardrobe, and it's quick, with cottons and mixed loads both taking around 21 minutes per kilo.

The condenser works well, which means it traps most of the water given off by your laundry, so you won't end up with a steamy utility room.

It's not too noisy, either, so it shouldn't spoil your conversation if you're chatting nearby while it's running.

Is there anything I should watch out for?

We didn't uncover any major flaws with this dryer but, although it dries clothes evenly enough, you may want to use the jeans program or use the extra-dry setting to get heavy garments dry, as the standard cottons cupboard-dry setting leaves them slightly damp.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This is one of the easiest dryers to maintain, as both the lint filter and heat exchanger are very easy to access and clean. The water tank is also well designed, so it won't spill over when you carry it to the sink to empty it.

Should I buy it?

Absolutely, this is an excellent tumble dryer.
sheffield78809/11/2019 18:33

Unless there is something special about this one, heat pump tumble dryers …Unless there is something special about this one, heat pump tumble dryers are taking longer to dry than traditional tumble dryer.Manufactured by the same company who makes Beko, if this does not come with long warranty, make sure you pay for longer warranty.


This is a hybrid dryer. Dries with the energy saving of a heat pump with the speed of a regular condenser.

And a 3 year warranty included.
benjaminpinn09/11/2019 18:52

This is a hybrid dryer. Dries with the energy saving of a heat pump with …This is a hybrid dryer. Dries with the energy saving of a heat pump with the speed of a regular condenser. And a 3 year warranty included.


In other words it also has an electric element to achieve that speed.
We bought one of these a week ago and it is really really good. Did loads of reading up beforehand and worked out upfront costs, running costs etc. Over 3 years this will work out cheaper than basic condenser models. Plus it has a 3 year guarantee.
Just wish we'd waited another week and got 10% off. But the wet washing was piling up.

And it's a 3 yr guarantee not warranty. Big sticker on it says guarantee.
benjaminpinn09/11/2019 18:52

This is a hybrid dryer. Dries with the energy saving of a heat pump with …This is a hybrid dryer. Dries with the energy saving of a heat pump with the speed of a regular condenser. And a 3 year warranty included.


Thank you! A hybrid heat pump tumble dryer means you can use it either as energy efficient, which means it will take longer to dry, or it gives you the choice to dry faster, but will not be as energy efficient as when it dries slower. Gives you a choice, but you can't do both at the same time. Which is nice anyway IMO.
3 years warranty is good, but if you're thinking to get it, I suggest you to get extra warranty, maybe up to 5 years. Both, my washer and my dryer broke several times within the first 2-3 years.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 9th Nov
gazdoubleu09/11/2019 18:54

In other words it also has an electric element to achieve that speed.


Absolutely! It can't be energy efficient and in the same time fast.
I have this dryer……cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic piece of kit
kidrock12309/11/2019 19:39

I have this dryer……cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic piece of kit


Can you tell me how long does it take to dry the full load of clothes please?
How can I add extra two years of warranty?
Also, Amazon has it at the same price. And Markselectrical... Not sure where it's best to get it from...
Edited by: "lacamilla" 9th Nov
Mack509/11/2019 19:49

Can you tell me how long does it take to dry the full load of clothes … Can you tell me how long does it take to dry the full load of clothes please?


Cotton cupboard dry takes about 1 hour 45 minutes although the display starts at 2 hours 45 minutes for some reason. The sensor is good and will stop the dryer when the load is nicely done. The only issue I have is the buzzer which is incredibly quiet. I have this dryer plumbed in the cellar and had to get a cheapo baby monitor (£5 in charity shop) to be able to hear it.
lacamilla09/11/2019 19:53

How can I add extra two years of warranty?Also, Amazon has it at the same …How can I add extra two years of warranty?Also, Amazon has it at the same price. And Markselectrical... Not sure where it's best to get it from...


I got free delivery, free removal of old dryer, and free "putting the new dryer in approximately the right place near the drain" from my local Euronics bunch. That was Sonic Direct in Bradford.
Wish trade-in deals were more common. Could do with clawing back some of the price of my existing dryer.
lacamilla09/11/2019 19:53

How can I add extra two years of warranty?Also, Amazon has it at the same …How can I add extra two years of warranty?Also, Amazon has it at the same price. And Markselectrical... Not sure where it's best to get it from...


In essence all places (amazon and all retailers are selling through euronics.co.uk) so might as well use your local one. Check the link it has a local dealer locator.
Mack509/11/2019 19:49

Can you tell me how long does it take to dry the full load of clothes … Can you tell me how long does it take to dry the full load of clothes please?


Around 3hrs for cupboard dry i.e. take out of the tumble dryer and fold away into the closet. If you require the clothes to remain slightly damp (to iron straight afterwards) then i would say around 2hrs.

Hope that helps.
kidrock12309/11/2019 22:46

Around 3hrs for cupboard dry i.e. take out of the tumble dryer and fold …Around 3hrs for cupboard dry i.e. take out of the tumble dryer and fold away into the closet. If you require the clothes to remain slightly damp (to iron straight afterwards) then i would say around 2hrs.Hope that helps.


That is much slower than mine. See my timings in previous post. The numbers that show on the display at the start of the run are wildly out.
kidrock12309/11/2019 22:46

Around 3hrs for cupboard dry i.e. take out of the tumble dryer and fold …Around 3hrs for cupboard dry i.e. take out of the tumble dryer and fold away into the closet. If you require the clothes to remain slightly damp (to iron straight afterwards) then i would say around 2hrs.Hope that helps.


Yeah, thanks a lot.
sheffield78809/11/2019 18:33

Unless there is something special about this one, heat pump tumble dryers …Unless there is something special about this one, heat pump tumble dryers are taking longer to dry than traditional tumble dryer.Manufactured by the same company who makes Beko, if this does not come with long warranty, make sure you pay for longer warranty.


Yes from the same brand that owns Beko and makes appliances for other big brands like Panasonic fridges, the fabously comically sounding Arçelik

Founded in 1955, Arçelik is now the second largest appliance manufacturer in Europe.
arcelikas.com/pag…nds
Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Nov
spannerzone10/11/2019 09:43

Yes from the same brand that owns Beko and makes appliances for other big …Yes from the same brand that owns Beko and makes appliances for other big brands like Panasonic fridges, the fabously comically sounding ArçelikFounded in 1955, Arçelik is now the second largest appliance manufacturer in Europe.http://www.arcelikas.com/page/80/Brands


Not that comical if you know that the ç is pronounced like a “ch” in Turkish.
makingamieleofit10/11/2019 14:18

Not that comical if you know that the ç is pronounced like a “ch” in Turk …Not that comical if you know that the ç is pronounced like a “ch” in Turkish.


Well as I don't know that I'll amuse myself with it sounding smutty. and I can't honestly ever seeing them using their own brand name in the UK for that reason.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Nov
spannerzone10/11/2019 15:02

Well as I don't know that I'll amuse myself with it sounding smutty. Well as I don't know that I'll amuse myself with it sounding smutty. and I can't honestly ever seeing them using their own brand name in the UK for that reason.


It doesn't seem to bother Smeg or Volvo that much.
kidrock12309/11/2019 19:39

I have this dryer……cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic piece of kit



bixbarton09/11/2019 19:13

We bought one of these a week ago and it is really really good. Did loads …We bought one of these a week ago and it is really really good. Did loads of reading up beforehand and worked out upfront costs, running costs etc. Over 3 years this will work out cheaper than basic condenser models. Plus it has a 3 year guarantee.



Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble dryer tell me if the temperature of the room you put it in matters please? We're looking at getting one but our utility room is really cold. Is it a case of the colder the room the longer it takes? Or since it's like a fridge in reverse does it not make much difference as long as it's within a particular operating range? Is there anything in the instructions about this?
Edited by: "LankyChris" 12th Nov
lacamilla09/11/2019 19:53

How can I add extra two years of warranty?Also, Amazon has it at the same …How can I add extra two years of warranty?Also, Amazon has it at the same price. And Markselectrical... Not sure where it's best to get it from...


Do you have the amazon link? I couldn't find it when I searched.
LankyChris12/11/2019 10:29

Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble …Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble dryer tell me if the temperature of the room you put it in matters please? We're looking at getting one but our utility room is really cold. Is it a case of the colder the room the longer it takes? Or since it's like a fridge in reverse does it not make much difference as long as it's within a particular operating range? Is there anything in the instructions about this?



Our utility room has a radiator so isn't cold. With the old condenser drier you would notice the room did get a little hotter. But so far with this it doesn't seem to. Years back we had a Bosch condenser which was in the garage. Used to get cold out there but the drier had no trouble working.

I don't expect you would have much trouble putting this into a cold utility room. It will dry your clothes just fine.
Edited by: "bixbarton" 12th Nov
LankyChris12/11/2019 10:36

Do you have the amazon link? I couldn't find it when I searched.


I think it might have been this one. Blomberg 8kg Heat Pump Hybrid Tumble Dryer - LTH3842W amazon.co.uk/dp/…9XX
I have ordered from Markselectrical in the end as they do free sat delivery and extra 2 years of warranty for £69.
bixbarton12/11/2019 10:52

Our utility room has a radiator so isn't cold. With the old condenser …Our utility room has a radiator so isn't cold. With the old condenser drier you would notice the room did get a little hotter. But so far with this it doesn't seem to. Years back we had a Bosch condenser which was in the garage. Used to get cold out there but the drier had no trouble working.I don't expect you would have much trouble putting this into a cold utility room. It will dry your clothes just fine.


Thanks. We've got a radiator in it but it's turned down really low off so we're not heating a room we don't spend any time in.
LankyChris12/11/2019 10:29

Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble …Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble dryer tell me if the temperature of the room you put it in matters please? We're looking at getting one but our utility room is really cold. Is it a case of the colder the room the longer it takes? Or since it's like a fridge in reverse does it not make much difference as long as it's within a particular operating range? Is there anything in the instructions about this?


I am unable to speak for anyone else but my dryer is located in the garage which is quite alot cooler (around 10 degrees) than in the house. A full load typically takes around 3hrs on the cupboard dry setting.

However, i can't say i have noticed a vast difference in drying times between summer and winter months. I will consult the manual and let you know if there is anything about this.

Hope that helps?
LankyChris12/11/2019 10:29

Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble …Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble dryer tell me if the temperature of the room you put it in matters please? We're looking at getting one but our utility room is really cold. Is it a case of the colder the room the longer it takes? Or since it's like a fridge in reverse does it not make much difference as long as it's within a particular operating range? Is there anything in the instructions about this?


My cellar/utility room has an outside door and is always cool but never below 7 centigrade at any time of year (I have a max/min thermometer in the room). The dryer works perfectly at all times.
kidrock12312/11/2019 13:14

I am unable to speak for anyone else but my dryer is located in the garage …I am unable to speak for anyone else but my dryer is located in the garage which is quite alot cooler (around 10 degrees) than in the house. A full load typically takes around 3hrs on the cupboard dry setting.However, i can't say i have noticed a vast difference in drying times between summer and winter months. I will consult the manual and let you know if there is anything about this.Hope that helps?


Thanks. I doubt our utility is ever below 10 but if there anything in the manual about if temperature makes a difference that's be good to know thanks. X
LankyChris12/11/2019 10:29

Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble …Can either of you, or anyone else with this or another heat pump tumble dryer tell me if the temperature of the room you put it in matters please? We're looking at getting one but our utility room is really cold. Is it a case of the colder the room the longer it takes? Or since it's like a fridge in reverse does it not make much difference as long as it's within a particular operating range? Is there anything in the instructions about this?


You're correct about the fridge analogy. The instructions would probably say that it needs to be in room ambient temperature.
diktiomenos13/11/2019 12:51

You're correct about the fridge analogy. The instructions would probably …You're correct about the fridge analogy. The instructions would probably say that it needs to be in room ambient temperature.


5c-35c operating conditions
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