Indesit condenser tumble dryer 8kg £179 when using code @ Tesco Direct
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Indesit condenser tumble dryer 8kg £179 when using code @ Tesco Direct

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Found 29th Dec 2017
Thought this was a good deal! It’s £199 on their page but there’s option to Save £20 when you spend £150 or more on selected Electricals with eCoupon code TDX-GRYK at the checkout. Free delivery which is a bonus.
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brooky_agn9 m ago

All condenser tumble dryers are a waste of time.


Nothing like a good generalisation.
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We have this dryer and it is not very good. Got it as a replacement for the self-igniting model which Indesit/Hoover had been selling. Inaccurate Drying Sensor often leaves clothes damp. Noisy. Difficult to clean the condenser. Surprised by the number of good reviews on the Tesco site, so ours might be a lemon, but overall I think Indesit/Hotpoint tumble dryers are cheap for a reason.
I have the heat pump version of this dryer and it's reasonable. Usually give my loads a double smash of the eco cotton setting (1h 10m per cycle)and they're dry no problem.
As airbus, I had an Indesit condenser and it was very poor. Even on "Cupboard Dry", the clothes would come out slightly damp; and you could run it another 2-3 full cycles and they would STILL feel slightly damp.

I replaced it with a cheap White Knight vented dryer; it keeps my house's air nicely hydrated during the winter months, as otherwise it gets too dry and we all get coughs and dry skin.
All condenser tumble dryers are a waste of time.
brooky_agn9 m ago

All condenser tumble dryers are a waste of time.


Nothing like a good generalisation.
We got a similar model as a replacement with our previous one also being prone to catching fire. I've just had the heating element replaced (as a goodwill gesture) after just 18 months. Wouldn't touch indesit with a barge-pole if I had a choice.
Edited by: "Spikecast" 29th Dec 2017
cactusjack8652 m ago

I have the heat pump version of this dryer and it's reasonable. Usually …I have the heat pump version of this dryer and it's reasonable. Usually give my loads a double smash of the eco cotton setting (1h 10m per cycle)and they're dry no problem.



Wow. I can dry a 8kg load in my vented in around 80 mins and thats bone dry!
airbus3301 h, 24 m ago

We have this dryer and it is not very good. Got it as a replacement for …We have this dryer and it is not very good. Got it as a replacement for the self-igniting model which Indesit/Hoover had been selling. Inaccurate Drying Sensor often leaves clothes damp. Noisy. Difficult to clean the condenser. Surprised by the number of good reviews on the Tesco site, so ours might be a lemon, but overall I think Indesit/Hotpoint tumble dryers are cheap for a reason.

Agree with this, we bought this model a year ago and thought it was faulty as it’s so bad at drying clothes, it’s also noisy enough to disturb us in the next room. I’ve had several condenser dryers and this one is easily the worst, wouldn’t recommend at all.
sadact061 h, 39 m ago

Wow. I can dry a 8kg load in my vented in around 80 mins and thats bone …Wow. I can dry a 8kg load in my vented in around 80 mins and thats bone dry!


I bought the heat pump condenser and I've found it to be really good. It says 3:40 hours to dry our clothes but it's usually done in just under an hour. Our house is warmer too because we've sealed the hole that the old vented went out through.
sadact063 h, 26 m ago

Wow. I can dry a 8kg load in my vented in around 80 mins and thats bone …Wow. I can dry a 8kg load in my vented in around 80 mins and thats bone dry!


Vented schmented, I can fill the sink with the condensed water and wash my nuts
Well I bought this 2 weeks ago, and it drys my clothes dry in the eco mode 1, 40 min ish you all must have faulty ones! Great buy but sounds like some ppl have not had good ones
The_Hoff4 h, 55 m ago

Nothing like a good generalisation.



From my brief research looking to buy one they are the worst of the 3 options. Vented is as cheap but you get better results quicker, and your laundry room doesn't get overly humid/hot, but you need an external vent. Heat pump dryers are better at drying, cost less to run but initial purchase is much higher.
So condenser dryers are definitely the compromise of the group if you don't have an external wall or have a limited budget.
Anyone who buys this potential firebomb needs their head examining. Forgot about after-sales service yet?
Vented is quite possibly the best for drying speed. However they use a lot more power than condensers and heat pump models.

That said tumble dryers are one of the least reliable items in a home. So do you actually save money in the long run buying a dearer but more efficient device. I’ll ask myself that in 10 years, hoping my heat pump machine lasts that long
We have an Indesit Condenser tumble dryer for 4 years now and use it quite regularly, works absolutely fine.
Edited by: "EvenOdd" 29th Dec 2017
Oneday772 h, 52 m ago

Vented is quite possibly the best for drying speed. However they use a lot …Vented is quite possibly the best for drying speed. However they use a lot more power than condensers and heat pump models. That said tumble dryers are one of the least reliable items in a home. So do you actually save money in the long run buying a dearer but more efficient device. I’ll ask myself that in 10 years, hoping my heat pump machine lasts that long



Tumble dryers should not be the least reliable thing, they are quiet simple devices I think. So I'm guessing its down to poor build quality and added complications they have added.
Oneday777 h, 42 m ago

Vented is quite possibly the best for drying speed. However they use a lot …Vented is quite possibly the best for drying speed. However they use a lot more power than condensers and heat pump models. That said tumble dryers are one of the least reliable items in a home. So do you actually save money in the long run buying a dearer but more efficient device. I’ll ask myself that in 10 years, hoping my heat pump machine lasts that long


I've not looked at Which reliability survey's that recently but in the past they claimed tumble dryers were very reliable overall and that has been my experience too. Should certainly be more reliable than a washing machine or dishwasher as a much simpler device.
last one i had to keep emptying the water over and over!
Is it better to get a dryer that’s vented? We have a wall vent for a dryer in are utility room. Never had a dryer before. I assume vented is better for us as we wouldn’t need to empty a container like condensers have
Ira_Robinson-1133633449533 h, 31 m ago

Is it better to get a dryer that’s vented? We have a wall vent for a dryer …Is it better to get a dryer that’s vented? We have a wall vent for a dryer in are utility room. Never had a dryer before. I assume vented is better for us as we wouldn’t need to empty a container like condensers have


From personal experience vented dryers dry clothes in a considerably shorter time frame than condenser tumble dryers. This seems to be the consensus across the web too but this is all anecdotal evidence so it's really up to you. Condenser dryers also unavoidably release a lot of moisture into the home when operated whereas vented ones eject moisture straight out.

Given the choice if I had the requirements for a vented dryer like a wall vent as you do I'd definitely go for the vented over condenser anyday. The only real advantage is a condenser dryer can be moved with ease to another section of the house in the future if you want to have a re-jig of your house whereas the vented one can't. If you don't forsee any change in the location of your utility room go for vented.
Edited by: "HoneyJamToast" 30th Dec 2017
Ira_Robinson-1133633449533 h, 31 m ago

Is it better to get a dryer that’s vented? We have a wall vent for a dryer …Is it better to get a dryer that’s vented? We have a wall vent for a dryer in are utility room. Never had a dryer before. I assume vented is better for us as we wouldn’t need to empty a container like condensers have



condensers have an outlet pipe that can be pushed into your washing machine drain pipe. They also leave the room warm, which some people like. Theres usually 2 filters that need to be cleaned rather than one.
Stop going on about Vented this ISN'T Vented it's a Condenser.
I have a Siemens heat pump condenser. Very economic to run drys well. And in the room with the cat it keeps warm too. But it was around the 500 mark
brooky_agn29th Dec

All condenser tumble dryers are a waste of time.


I'm glad I moved to a condenser from a vented dryer in our new house. No need to drill a massive hole in the wall, the condensed water outlet is connected to the sink waste, clothes dry perfectly and equally quickly, and as an added bonus the kitchen and utility are nicely warmed up for a couple of hours in the evening without the need for any heating. You should try one before dismissing the technology.
If you have access to an outside wall get someone in to drill a hole through and by a vented dryer. Less maintenance and no more emptying water tanks.
hcc2720 h, 22 m ago

I'm glad I moved to a condenser from a vented dryer in our new house. No …I'm glad I moved to a condenser from a vented dryer in our new house. No need to drill a massive hole in the wall, the condensed water outlet is connected to the sink waste, clothes dry perfectly and equally quickly, and as an added bonus the kitchen and utility are nicely warmed up for a couple of hours in the evening without the need for any heating. You should try one before dismissing the technology.


The fact it heats the room with its humidity proves my point. It's not an added bonus but a waste of energy. I had a zanuzzi one. Condenser dryers are ineficient. Man up, have a few beers and drill a 10cm hole through the wall.
brooky_agn10 h, 25 m ago

The fact it heats the room with its humidity proves my point. It's not an …The fact it heats the room with its humidity proves my point. It's not an added bonus but a waste of energy. I had a zanuzzi one. Condenser dryers are ineficient. Man up, have a few beers and drill a 10cm hole through the wall.


Well, vented dryers remove the humidity with the vented air instead of condensing it. I certainly haven't noticed an increase in energy usage, if anything it's come down a bit as it has a sensor to prevent over-drying.
blugardian30th Dec 2017

last one i had to keep emptying the water over and over!


Invite Jesus around to the house and you could have a real party going on, if he does his usual party trick!
We have this one, as a replacement for the Indesit Firebomb. It's terrible. It's noisy. It takes at least 2 cycles to dry clothes. The drying sensor, if it even exists, is useless. Overall, it does the job, but does take several hours to dry if putting in a load of towels. Not recommended and it's been sold cheaper than this before too. Thank God we only ended up paying 50 quid for it.
escortboy29th Dec 2017

I bought the heat pump condenser and I've found it to be really good. It …I bought the heat pump condenser and I've found it to be really good. It says 3:40 hours to dry our clothes but it's usually done in just under an hour. Our house is warmer too because we've sealed the hole that the old vented went out through.


Really? Why would you do that? OMFG!!!! :)))
brooky_agn31st Dec 2017

The fact it heats the room with its humidity proves my point. It's not an …The fact it heats the room with its humidity proves my point. It's not an added bonus but a waste of energy. I had a zanuzzi one. Condenser dryers are ineficient. Man up, have a few beers and drill a 10cm hole through the wall.



Well said!
Hi guys - I’m looking to buy a condenser dryer and these seems to be a good rated one for our budget.
My budget is £200 - can anyone recommend a BETTER dryer than this for £200 as otherwise I will be purchasing this one ( bit nervous as read a few negative reviews about it above).
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Hi there, just to let you know I’ve had mine a few days now and I am really pleased with it, drys fantastically and quickly compared to my previous vented tumble dryer :-)
nick19812 h, 19 m ago

Hi guys - I’m looking to buy a condenser dryer and these seems to be a g …Hi guys - I’m looking to buy a condenser dryer and these seems to be a good rated one for our budget.My budget is £200 - can anyone recommend a BETTER dryer than this for £200 as otherwise I will be purchasing this one ( bit nervous as read a few negative reviews about it above).

ace_rees2nd Jan

Invite Jesus around to the house and you could have a real party going on, …Invite Jesus around to the house and you could have a real party going on, if he does his usual party trick!


If he existed i would !
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