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White Knight 28009W Gravity Drain Spin Dryer, 2800 rpm, 4.1 Kg £59.99 @ Amazon
White Knight 28009W Gravity Drain Spin Dryer, 2800 rpm, 4.1 Kg £59.99 @ Amazon

White Knight 28009W Gravity Drain Spin Dryer, 2800 rpm, 4.1 Kg £59.99 @ Amazon

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These normally retail for £95-£100 so this a bargain.
Excellent Reviews.
Great if you don't have much space, also great if you want to cut down on drying times.

4.1KG CAPACITY
2800rpm SPIN SPEED
GRAVITY DRAIN
STAINLESS STEEL DRUM
SAFETY LOCKING LID

According to the amazon page there is currently a 1-3 week wait on delivery.

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Original Poster

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Benefits of these versus a tumble dryer

Whats the drying times and electric consumption like on these please?

bruce287

Benefits of these versus a tumble dryer


Energy used to spin a motor is much less than that required to heat a tumble dryer.

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bruce287

Benefits of these versus a tumble dryer


I looked a little into it before posting and it seems that they are great for those with limited space or finances, who may not ordinarily buy a tumble dryer, and need to eliminate most of the water from clothing before hang drying.

They also seem to be popular to use alongside tumble dryers in order to reduce the water left in the laundry after washing.....thereby reducing the amount of time that items need to spend in the tumble dryer..... which i guess saves time and possibly energy bills.

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kyeung

Whats the drying times and electric consumption like on these please?


The reviews, and questions and answers section on the amazon listing hold a lot of good information, that you might find helpful..
It does look to be pretty quick, someone asked about the drying time on shirts and people are suggesting it could be as little as 3-4 mins for shirts.
Comments also seem to suggest the wattage is 300-400W
Edited by: "PrincessJellybean" 28th Oct 2016

Fantastic, I've just purchased one. Thank you for posting.

I'm struggling to imagine how large/small this is
I hate that my living room seems to constantly have a drying rack up all week with various loads of laundry that take so long to dry. Strongly considering this - does it actually help?

I've been using a Spin Dryer for years. They work best with cotton items , synthetics usually come out of the washing machine with less water. Great for hand wash items and towels. Great for drying Kids soft toys etc. Its another item to store away so I would think they would best suit someone without a tumble dryer who hang drys

It's a shame they don't make these in different colours, my wife has asked me to buy her something Silver for Christmas and I was thinking this would have been ideal

bruce287

Benefits of these versus a tumble dryer


Are you still thinking? Is the narcolepsy flaring up again?

paid £100 couple of months ago for my dad not impressed

These have unexpected benefits. My wife has to sit on our old creda now that the lid catch has gone. She never complains about it though!

Would be interesting to see the volume of water extracted by this after a washing machine 1400 spin cycle, appreciate it may depend on fabric types.

Been using spin dryers for years. On average they can extract over a pint of water per load. Light clothes feel dry. Really worth having one especially with wet winter months ahead. Definitely helps reduce time in tumble dryer

This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be washing day, Mum would knock out a whole week's washing for a family in a couple of hours, some cycles on a modern automatic take that long just for one wash. I can't imagine anyone I know going back to a twin tub but they're still out there! twin-tub.co.uk/twi…htm

wackojacko9797

paid £100 couple of months ago for my dad not impressed



Pretty cheap for a Dad, you get what you pay for...

I'd say a dehumidifier might be a better more usable option.

Gordinho

This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be … This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be washing day, Mum would knock out a whole week's washing for a family in a couple of hours, some cycles on a modern automatic take that long just for one wash. I can't imagine anyone I know going back to a twin tub but they're still out there! :)http://www.twin-tub.co.uk/twin_tub_specifications.htm


That made me smile. I remember my Mum wheeling out the twin tub on a Monday. Drain hose into the sink, the thing chugged away all day. Spin dryers - didn't know they still made them.

Some days it's just like the 80s in here, all these do is spin the cloths at a higher rate than a washing machine, good if you then like to have to press the creases out

badgerman2

That made me smile. I remember my Mum wheeling out the twin tub on a … That made me smile. I remember my Mum wheeling out the twin tub on a Monday. Drain hose into the sink, the thing chugged away all day. Spin dryers - didn't know they still made them.


White shirts on first, then bedsheets, then other non white clothes, then Dad's work clothes. The stuff was tonged (remember those big things?) sideways into the spinner and cold water was added to rinse them before spinning, in the meantime water was recycled in the main tub when washing until the time came to empty it, the hose then hooked over the sink edge and away.

Maybe nostalgia's clouding my judgement but for someone with a little time on their hands they're probably a real alternative to countless machine loads in an automatic over several days. Wish me luck, I'm going to suggest it to The Enemy!
Edited by: "Gordinho" 28th Oct 2016

eslick

Some days it's just like the 80s in here, all these do is spin the cloths … Some days it's just like the 80s in here, all these do is spin the cloths at a higher rate than a washing machine, good if you then like to have to press the creases out


A lady needs something to do while listening to Women's Hour and Worker's Playtime.



Gordinho

This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be … This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be washing day, Mum would knock out a whole week's washing for a family in a couple of hours, some cycles on a modern automatic take that long just for one wash. I can't imagine anyone I know going back to a twin tub but they're still out there! :)http://www.twin-tub.co.uk/twin_tub_specifications.htm

Gordinho

This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be … This brought the old twin tubs to mind. Blimey, Monday used to be washing day, Mum would knock out a whole week's washing for a family in a couple of hours, some cycles on a modern automatic take that long just for one wash. I can't imagine anyone I know going back to a twin tub but they're still out there! :)http://www.twin-tub.co.uk/twin_tub_specifications.htm


It was to a Thursday at my nans house. Washing in piles all over the kitchen!

ls10ls

It was to a Thursday at my nans house. Washing in piles all over the … It was to a Thursday at my nans house. Washing in piles all over the kitchen!

Sorting your colours out was crucial!

Edited by: "Gordinho" 29th Oct 2016

Balls, just bought one of these from Currys. No regrets though. After spinning the clothes they are left to dry overnight and I don't bother to tumble or put on radiators. It does get a lot of water out and t-shirts feel almost dry when they come out. No brainier for £60 if you don't mind the delay in delivery.

I have a 1400rpm washer and a tumble dryer. So is this worth buying to use in between the wash and dryer phase?
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