BOSCH Serie 6 WTW85480GB 8 kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - White - £529 @ Currys PC World
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BOSCH Serie 6 WTW85480GB 8 kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - White - £529 @ Currys PC World

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Posted 8th May
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Top features:

- SelfCleaning Condenser ensures an efficient performance

- Sensitive drying system with unique drum structure

- ECARF Quality Seal for allergy sufferers and those with sensitive skin

SelfCleaning Condenser

The Bosch Serie 6 WTW85480GB 8 kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer features a SelfCleaning Condenser, saving you the hassle of having to clean the appliance manually. Cleaning the condenser automatically up to four times during the drying process, the tumble dryer delivers an efficient performance.

With an energy rating of A++, you can enjoy an economical performance that can help to save you money on your household bills.

Sensitive drying system

Your laundry is dried carefully in the Serie 6 WTW85480GB. A fabric-friendly Sensitive Drying System drum structure ensures that your laundry emerges from the appliance soft, warm and with no creases.
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We got a Beko heat pump a few months back around £300 from co-op electrical, more than happy with it. Drying times average 45 mins, although display initially states longer, the reality is 45 mins for towels as an example.
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 11:24

Read this before making a …Read this before making a purchase..https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/11/is-it-time-to-buy-a-heat-pump-tumble-dryer/


Could you clarify? Your comment is almost phrased like a warning, but the general consensus of that article is positive. They're more efficient, better for the environment, and cheaper to run - despite a bigger outlay.
sh2008/05/2019 11:34

Could you clarify? Your comment is almost phrased like a warning, but the …Could you clarify? Your comment is almost phrased like a warning, but the general consensus of that article is positive. They're more efficient, better for the environment, and cheaper to run - despite a bigger outlay.


Yeah that's exactly what I thought was confused lol
J9STL08/05/2019 11:31

We got a Beko heat pump a few months back around £300 from co-op …We got a Beko heat pump a few months back around £300 from co-op electrical, more than happy with it. Drying times average 45 mins, although display initially states longer, the reality is 45 mins for towels as an example.


Pleased it's working out for you!
chrismac86711 m ago

Pleased it's working out for you!



I wanted to post a positive review on my experience of heat pump tumble driers, after what seemed a warning post above. I will say that I did find the which reviews were contradictory at times.
chrismac86708/05/2019 11:36

Yeah that's exactly what I thought was confused lol


Well...
YES they cost less to run,are better for the environment, BUT
They can take twice as long to dry one load, also (little known fact) if you open the door to check if clothes are dry (who hasn't done that?) It adds around 15 minutes to the cycle...

If you have kids, and a busy life does that sound like a fair trade?
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 12:01

Well...YES they cost less to run,are better for the environment, BUTThey …Well...YES they cost less to run,are better for the environment, BUTThey can take twice as long to dry one load, also (little known fact) if you open the door to check if clothes are dry (who hasn't done that?) It adds around 15 minutes to the cycle...If you have kids, and a busy life does that sound like a fair trade?


Read this too.....
Apparently it would take between 8 and 11 years to recover initial cost in savings of electricity, food for thought?

ukwhitegoods.co.uk/hel…-it
that link above was from 2017 and states heat pumps cost £800, whereas in reality, they can cost from around £300, so I am not buying the 8 to 11 years argument.....
It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it right on my Beko
Edited by: "muzammil1124" 8th May
muzammil112428 m ago

It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it …It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it right on my Beko


possible factors:
spin speed prior to tumble (faster spin removes more water, hence reduced drying time)
overfilling of tumble drier (see manual, dont fill drum past a line approx level with 10 and 2 o'clock)
mixture of items can also affect drying times
J9STL2 h, 14 m ago

that link above was from 2017 and states heat pumps cost £800, whereas in …that link above was from 2017 and states heat pumps cost £800, whereas in reality, they can cost from around £300, so I am not buying the 8 to 11 years argument.....


You don't have to "buy" the 8 to 11 years argument....
It comes free, with the warranty!
muzammil112408/05/2019 12:36

It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it …It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it right on my Beko


The following is from the Beko website verbatim
"It will take longer to dry clothing, this is due to the maximum temperature being reached is 50°C, in comparison to the full heat of a condenser dryer which is 70-75°C."


In other words, the machine "runs" at 20 - 25°c COOLER than a condenser dryer...
Logic dictates that it will therefore take longer to dry clothes...
This is my argument against heat pump tumble dryers...
As with all things in life, you have to make a compromise in this particular instance saving (a little bit) of money on running cost, environmental protection (but with longer drying times)
against quicker drying time and convenience...
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 14:51

The following is from the Beko website verbatim"It will take longer to dry …The following is from the Beko website verbatim"It will take longer to dry clothing, this is due to the maximum temperature being reached is 50°C, in comparison to the full heat of a condenser dryer which is 70-75°C."In other words, the machine "runs" at 20 - 25°c COOLER than a condenser dryer...Logic dictates that it will therefore take longer to dry clothes...This is my argument against heat pump tumble dryers...As with all things in life, you have to make a compromise in this particular instance saving (a little bit) of money on running cost, environmental protection (but with longer drying times)against quicker drying time and convenience...


Some might say you have to "Roll with it" or tumble and fall through life.....
chrismac86708/05/2019 14:53

Some might say you have to "Roll with it" or tumble and fall through …Some might say you have to "Roll with it" or tumble and fall through life.....


Was that a Feeder quote at the end there?
If so...
Did we just become best friends?
(Yeah that's right, I just quoted Step Brothers!)
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 15:12

Was that a Feeder quote at the end there?If so...Did we just become best …Was that a Feeder quote at the end there?If so...Did we just become best friends?(Yeah that's right, I just quoted Step Brothers!)


You had me at feeder!!!
chrismac86708/05/2019 15:13

You had me at feeder!!!


And, may I enquire...
What is your position on Angels & Airwaves?
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 15:19

And, may I enquire...What is your position on Angels & Airwaves?



Hello, here I am,
And here we go, life's waiting to begin.
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 12:08

Read this too.....Apparently it would take between 8 and 11 years to …Read this too.....Apparently it would take between 8 and 11 years to recover initial cost in savings of electricity, food for thought?https://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/buying-advice/tumble-dryers/3845-are-heat-pump-dryers-worth-it


That "food" will give you mental constipation. While ukwhitegoods contains some useful stuff, this particular article is, to put it bluntly:

37609613-Yquow.jpg


Its estimates are way off, you can buy a decent heat pump dryer for less than £500 nowdays. It took me 5 minutes to check at just 1 retailer (AO.com) for heatpump and basic condenser dryers from 3 brands (Beko, Zanussi and Bosch) and compare their total cost of ownership over 5 years. I chose these brands since they tend to be popular and I avoided the really cheap but dodgy ones (eg. Hotpoint) and the really expensive ones (eg. Siemens, Samsung and Miele).

37609613-HjjjV.jpg
The heatpump models have A+ (Zanussi), A++ (Bosch) and A+++ (Beko) efficiency, while the convectional ones are B rated. All of them are 8kg in capacity, to get comparable results.

Your actual running costs can vary depending on your electricity tariff and if you have Economy 7 etc (and over the years it tends to get more expensive, favouring the heatpump ones), exact usage (obviously the more you use the dryer, the sooner you reach the break-even point) and expected lifetime of the appliance.

For that reason it makes sense to buy a more reliable brand (or preferably get an extended warranty). Nevertheless, you can easily measure the exact running cost with a £15 smart energy monitor plug. The following excerpt from the article is pure nonsense:


"You will see all kinds of fudged figures giving you the cost per kilo of laundry and so on but a lot of these are marketing garbage. They take the maximum capacity that you can never use as it’s a theoretical maximum and divide that to give a cost per kilo but, back here in the real world, that number will often prove to be almost double that.

Trouble is, most people wouldn’t have a clue let alone the equipment to verify this and, unless you happen to scrutinise your electricity bill to the Nth Degree, you’d be none the wiser. Most people won’t."


It is true that heat pump dryers are slower (it's just the nature of the beast) but more gentle to your clothes. More expensive models tend to be faster (for example Bosch and Samsung have some models of similar efficiency, with the Bosch ones being cheaper and the Samsung ones faster) and Miele are typically among the fastest heatpumps, but obviously the most expensive.

So, if you use a dryer only very sporadically you might be better off with a simple condenser, but otherwise it makes more sense to get a decent heatpump one.
chrismac86708/05/2019 15:20

Hello, here I am,And here we go, life's waiting to begin.


Nice!!
(I must admit.."do it for me now" us my favourite song of all time)
Gazsterchief2 m ago

Nice!!(I must admit.."do it for me now" us my favourite song of all time)


I like your style my friend I like your style
chrismac86708/05/2019 15:20

Hello, here I am,And here we go, life's waiting to begin.


37609710-vBCwG.jpgNot wanting to make you jealous or anything, but March in Birmingham..
I was there...
Gazsterchief36 s ago

[Image] Not wanting to make you jealous or anything, but March in …[Image] Not wanting to make you jealous or anything, but March in Birmingham..I was there...


You have indeed made me jealous
Not familiar with this particular model but i just wanted to chime in with my two pence.We recently replaced our old vented dryer with an ex display heat pump dryer and couldn’t be happier.Cant say I notice much difference in drying times but have noticed how much softer everything feels when it’s done.So for those on the fence don’t be put off by the neigh sayers,this technology is brilliant .Tomorrow is her now guys Reduce,Re-use,Recycle
Edited by: "Zlatan9" 8th May
Zlatan911 m ago

Not familiar with this particular model but i just wanted to chime in with …Not familiar with this particular model but i just wanted to chime in with my two pence.We recently replaced our old vented dryer with an ex display heat pump dryer and couldn’t be happier.Cant say I notice much difference in drying times but have noticed how much softer everything feels when it’s done.So for those on the fence don’t be put off by the neigh sayers,this technology is brilliant .Tomorrow is her now guys Reduce,Re-use,Recycle


Chime away haha
Gazsterchief5 h, 10 m ago

Well...YES they cost less to run,are better for the environment, BUTThey …Well...YES they cost less to run,are better for the environment, BUTThey can take twice as long to dry one load, also (little known fact) if you open the door to check if clothes are dry (who hasn't done that?) It adds around 15 minutes to the cycle...If you have kids, and a busy life does that sound like a fair trade?


By the way - you should avoid opening the door of a tumble dryer when it’s running as the sudden interruption can play havoc with the thermostat and PCB sensors.
muzammil112408/05/2019 12:36

It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it …It takes 5-6 hours for a 10 kg load to iron-dry. Not sure if I am doing it right on my Beko



6-8 hours? Things dry faster than that hanging up on the drier, in my house!
Jules_HT52 s ago

6-8 hours? Things dry faster than that hanging up on the drier, in my …6-8 hours? Things dry faster than that hanging up on the drier, in my house!


Can I dry my stuff at yours please
Gazsterchief08/05/2019 12:08

Read this too.....Apparently it would take between 8 and 11 years to …Read this too.....Apparently it would take between 8 and 11 years to recover initial cost in savings of electricity, food for thought?https://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/buying-advice/tumble-dryers/3845-are-heat-pump-dryers-worth-it


While we at reading external sites, Which? said of this model ...
Bosch WTW85480GB review £529.00 64%
Pros: Low energy use, easy to use, satisfactory drying.
Cons: Overly long drying times.
We were left a little underwhelmed with this Bosch, largely based on its just satisfactory drying performance, and it took too long to get the job done, even for a heat-pump machine.
What is it?
This is an energy-saving tumble dryer and it carries an A++ energy label. By pumping warm air back through the drum and drying for longer, but at cooler temperatures, it can dramatically reduce your drying bills.
You will find even more efficient dryers that carry the A+++ label. But this machine isn't far off in energy terms.
There are 10 drying program to select from, including a gentle program for woollens, and the detailed and helpful digital display tells you all that you need to know about the state of your laundry.
This dryer is sensor-driven, which means that it will automatically set the required drying time based on how damp the clothes in the drum are.
The 8kg-capacity drum makes it suitable for most households and it comes with a two-year warranty.
What's it great at?
It's OK at drying clothes, but it's not perfect at getting clothes dry by the time the buzzer sounds. We've seen dryers that dry more evenly across the load in the drum, but this one isn't bad.
We like how easy this Bosch dryer is to use. We work hard in our tests to uncover any issues that could become a pain for you in the home, but after completing all of our assessments, we found no significant problems. And energy-wise, it's really efficient, which will keep your bills low.
Is there anything I should watch out for?
Drying times will test the patience of a saint. At 25 minutes per kilo, that means that 8kg full load will take three hours and 20 minutes. You could drive from London to Swansea in that time. So, if you do go for this Bosch, be prepared for a long wait.
Is there anything else I need to know?
It's not too loud, and the condenser doesn't do a bad job of capturing water, but we've seen machines that are better.
Should I buy it?
No, there are heat-pump machines that have delivered more impressive results in our tests, so pick out an affordable Best Buy instead.
DubDriver08/05/2019 17:50

While we at reading external sites, Which? said of this model ...Bosch …While we at reading external sites, Which? said of this model ...Bosch WTW85480GB review £529.00 64%Pros: Low energy use, easy to use, satisfactory drying.Cons: Overly long drying times.We were left a little underwhelmed with this Bosch, largely based on its just satisfactory drying performance, and it took too long to get the job done, even for a heat-pump machine.What is it?This is an energy-saving tumble dryer and it carries an A++ energy label. By pumping warm air back through the drum and drying for longer, but at cooler temperatures, it can dramatically reduce your drying bills. You will find even more efficient dryers that carry the A+++ label. But this machine isn't far off in energy terms.There are 10 drying program to select from, including a gentle program for woollens, and the detailed and helpful digital display tells you all that you need to know about the state of your laundry.This dryer is sensor-driven, which means that it will automatically set the required drying time based on how damp the clothes in the drum are.The 8kg-capacity drum makes it suitable for most households and it comes with a two-year warranty.What's it great at?It's OK at drying clothes, but it's not perfect at getting clothes dry by the time the buzzer sounds. We've seen dryers that dry more evenly across the load in the drum, but this one isn't bad.We like how easy this Bosch dryer is to use. We work hard in our tests to uncover any issues that could become a pain for you in the home, but after completing all of our assessments, we found no significant problems. And energy-wise, it's really efficient, which will keep your bills low.Is there anything I should watch out for?Drying times will test the patience of a saint. At 25 minutes per kilo, that means that 8kg full load will take three hours and 20 minutes. You could drive from London to Swansea in that time. So, if you do go for this Bosch, be prepared for a long wait.Is there anything else I need to know?It's not too loud, and the condenser doesn't do a bad job of capturing water, but we've seen machines that are better.Should I buy it?No, there are heat-pump machines that have delivered more impressive results in our tests, so pick out an affordable Best Buy instead.



Are you able to say which machines give better results/best buys?

thank
Just to add my two penneth worth, I recently upgraded from an old vented zanussi dryer we’d had for maybe 10 years to a Samsung heat pump dryer and the difference in how the clothes/towels/linens come out of the dryer is like night and day, everything comes out of the machine so much softer and rarely does it take the quoted times to dry, well worth the extra expense in my experience.
diktiomenos2 h, 25 m ago

That "food" will give you mental constipation. While ukwhitegoods contains …That "food" will give you mental constipation. While ukwhitegoods contains some useful stuff, this particular article is, to put it bluntly:[Image] Its estimates are way off, you can buy a decent heat pump dryer for less than £500 nowdays. It took me 5 minutes to check at just 1 retailer (AO.com) for heatpump and basic condenser dryers from 3 brands (Beko, Zanussi and Bosch) and compare their total cost of ownership over 5 years. I chose these brands since they tend to be popular and I avoided the really cheap but dodgy ones (eg. Hotpoint) and the really expensive ones (eg. Siemens, Samsung and Miele). [Image] The heatpump models have A+ (Zanussi), A++ (Bosch) and A+++ (Beko) efficiency, while the convectional ones are B rated. All of them are 8kg in capacity, to get comparable results.Your actual running costs can vary depending on your electricity tariff and if you have Economy 7 etc (and over the years it tends to get more expensive, favouring the heatpump ones), exact usage (obviously the more you use the dryer, the sooner you reach the break-even point) and expected lifetime of the appliance.For that reason it makes sense to buy a more reliable brand (or preferably get an extended warranty). Nevertheless, you can easily measure the exact running cost with a £15 smart energy monitor plug. The following excerpt from the article is pure nonsense:"You will see all kinds of fudged figures giving you the cost per kilo of laundry and so on but a lot of these are marketing garbage. They take the maximum capacity that you can never use as it’s a theoretical maximum and divide that to give a cost per kilo but, back here in the real world, that number will often prove to be almost double that.Trouble is, most people wouldn’t have a clue let alone the equipment to verify this and, unless you happen to scrutinise your electricity bill to the Nth Degree, you’d be none the wiser. Most people won’t."It is true that heat pump dryers are slower (it's just the nature of the beast) but more gentle to your clothes. More expensive models tend to be faster (for example Bosch and Samsung have some models of similar efficiency, with the Bosch ones being cheaper and the Samsung ones faster) and Miele are typically among the fastest heatpumps, but obviously the most expensive.So, if you use a dryer only very sporadically you might be better off with a simple condenser, but otherwise it makes more sense to get a decent heatpump one.



I think having aquired a newer drier compared to the vented one we had before is that it doesnt need an outdoor vent. As such any energy used in the drier ultimatley ends up heating your house so you kind of get a double use for it. It is also a good source of condensed water that you can use in irons etc as it doesnt have scale
TheDuke197008/05/2019 17:58

Just to add my two penneth worth, I recently upgraded from an old vented …Just to add my two penneth worth, I recently upgraded from an old vented zanussi dryer we’d had for maybe 10 years to a Samsung heat pump dryer and the difference in how the clothes/towels/linens come out of the dryer is like night and day, everything comes out of the machine so much softer and rarely does it take the quoted times to dry, well worth the extra expense in my experience.



Which dryer do you have as I’m currently looking at Samsung ones?

thanks
re the above review (dubdriver)
like I said, contradictory at times, I stopped reading them and went to owners reviews on revoo etc
Edited by: "J9STL" 8th May
sabza08/05/2019 17:58

Are you able to say which machines give better results/best buys?thank



I took out a month which subscription to read their opinions and can at least remember they liked Beko DTBP7001, 8001 etc. I myself bought the Beko DHY7340W and have been more than happy with it.
J9STL4 m ago

I took out a month which subscription to read their opinions and can at …I took out a month which subscription to read their opinions and can at least remember they liked Beko DTBP7001, 8001 etc. I myself bought the Beko DHY7340W and have been more than happy with it.


Thanks
sabza08/05/2019 17:58

Are you able to say which machines give better results/best buys?thank


Ignoring those over £550 or condenser...
Grundig GTN38250HGF
Bosch WTW85493GB
Beko DTBP9001W
Beko Pro DHX93460W
Blomberg LTS2932W
Blomberg LTH3842W
John Lewis JLTDH23
DubDriver26 m ago

Ignoring those over £550 or condenser...Grundig GTN38250HGFBosch …Ignoring those over £550 or condenser...Grundig GTN38250HGFBosch WTW85493GBBeko DTBP9001WBeko Pro DHX93460WBlomberg LTS2932WBlomberg LTH3842WJohn Lewis JLTDH23


I’m so confused right now but I love it
Many thanks! Just ordered with code LKA10A
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