Bosch Exxcel WTW863S1GB Condenser Tumble Dryer Freestanding - AO.com £501 (with £75 cashback £426 potentially £416 with Quidco)
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Bosch Exxcel WTW863S1GB Condenser Tumble Dryer Freestanding - AO.com £501 (with £75 cashback £426 potentially £416 with Quidco)

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Found 27th Nov 2013
Cheapest A++ power rating tumble dryer from a reputed make. I know there are cheaper tumble dryer out there but they are false economy as this one will consume much less electricy and will pay for difference very soon.

Cheapest you can find anywhere at the moment.

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is this a gooddeal

poor / mixed reviews. seems a lot of money for what it is.

Original Poster

Not trying to defend my deal but would love to see a cheaper (prefebly branded) dryer which is A++ rated in power consumption. I made an order today, if I find better will cancel it.

B classed are around £100 cheaper but they power hungry like 4kwh+ whereas this is less then 2kwh. B class will cost much more in very short term.

There are none available now anyway, expired

wow £500 to dry clothes . We bought a Beko , clothes go in wet come out dry cost us £160.

Will be purchasing a tumble dryer soon so thanks for the info, but worth waiting for sales soon?

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jmpittaway

wow £500 to dry clothes . We bought a Beko , clothes go in wet come out … wow £500 to dry clothes . We bought a Beko , clothes go in wet come out dry cost us £160.


Thats like saying Philips LED GU10 bulb like this does exactly the same job as this 33 pence Poundland GU10 50w halogen.

Any person with basic calculation skills can easily workout power saved in electricity will cover the extra cost and keep paying towards its cost in longer run.

My tumble dryer is C rated, and the manufacturer estimates you'd use 561kWH per annum. This Bosch, presumably using the same parameters for calculating the efficiency, uses 212kWH. A saving of 350kWH per annum, or £38 at todays rates.

The only trouble is, my dryer cost £150.

I'm all for paying a bit more up front if it saves me money down the road, but this road needs to be 10 years long.

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Nice reply.

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CoenFan

My tumble dryer is C rated, and the manufacturer estimates you'd use … My tumble dryer is C rated, and the manufacturer estimates you'd use 561kWH per annum. This Bosch, presumably using the same parameters for calculating the efficiency, uses 212kWH. A saving of 350kWH per annum, or £38 at todays rates.The only trouble is, my dryer cost £150. I'm all for paying a bit more up front if it saves me money down the road, but this road needs to be 10 years long.



Your calculation is based upon assumptions. If you see actual power rating of the dryer then you will know the truth. This model's power consumpution is 1.65kWh and a C rated dryer's power rating is 5.12kWh (Hotpoint TCYM750C6P @ £199) which is more then 3 times power hungry then the Bosch. Lets do some math, this time not relying of different manufacturer's different usage data but feeding single usage data among them:

Assuming electricity rate -> 12.73 pence per unit.

Bosch WTW863S1GB (A++ rated) will consume 1.65kW/hour so running it for 1 hour every 3 days in a week will cost 1.65 kWh X 1 hr X 3 times a week X 52 weeks = 257.4 kWh @ 12.73p = £32.76/year

Beko DCU8230 (B rated) will consume 4.48kW/hour so running it for 1 hour every 3 days in a week will cost 4.48 kWh X 1 hr X 3 times a week X 52 weeks = 698.8 kWh @ 12.73p = £88.96/year a difference of £56.2 in the first year

Hotpoint TCYM750C6P (C rated) will consume 5.12kW/hour so running it for 1 hour every 3 days in a week will cost 5.12 kWh X 1 hr X 3 times a week X 52 weeks = 798.7 kWh @ 12.73p = £101.67, a difference of £68.91 in the first year.

Hope this answers why is £150 dryer is false economy.


I'm not sure you can use the hourly energy consumption figures in the way that you have done. The Bosch uses 1.65kW in an hour, but the estimated annual consumption is 212kWH. The Hotpoint is shown as using 5.12kW in an hour but over a year the quoted figure is 312kWH. One figure is 200% more and the other only 50%. But I believe I can explain this discrepancy.

If a dryer X works by using half the electricity per hour of dryer Y, but takes twice as long to dry the same load, it would show a lower hourly kWH rate than Y but would show the same annual usage. The estimated annual power consumption, based on an standard pattern of usage, is therefore a better measure of running cost. Using the annual figures, the gap between the Bosch and the others you have quoted closes considerably. I'm not accusing Bosch of duplicity by any means but I would suggest they have achieved their efficiency by using a lot less electricity over a longer drying cycle.

If you use a tumble dryer more than average, or you are cash rich, then the Bosch is the way to go, I'm not arguing with that. But for an awful lot of people, the £150 is a perfectly sensible choice.

Same price in John Lewis with 2 year cover included - johnlewis.com/bos…184

I know we all focus on return on investment, but just saving the planet is sometimes reason enough to shell out £400 on a good brand at A++.

Hello,

Can anyone offer some advice.

My 9 yr old washing machine has just broken and I'll probably get a replacement rather than trying to get it fixed. I was also thinking about getting a tumble dryer too. I'll be looking for a very efficient dryer at least, and probably the same for the washer.

* what are the practical differences between a traditional vented dryer versus a condenser? Is one more efficient, cheaper?
* likewise are all in one washer dryers practical? Or do you lose something? e.g. less efficient?

Thanks!

Did anyone get this offer?? I waited too long and AO went out of stock so ended up getting it from John Lweis but it was £576 before the cashback Although John Lewis are also now out of stock and everyone else is more expensive and the cashback has stopped so better that than nothing.

Original Poster

I got it and happy with it. I haven't put it in full use yet but test ran it for full load. Maximum drying cycle (cupboard dry) on this machine is appx. 3 hrs on 7+ kg load, which means it will cost 63p per run, this was the point of paying extra in buying A++ rate dryer. Look fabulous too at the same time.

jmpittaway

wow £500 to dry clothes . We bought a Beko , clothes go in wet come out … wow £500 to dry clothes . We bought a Beko , clothes go in wet come out dry cost us £160.



Was that by Beko setting fire to them?

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