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tumble dryer help

hi looking for some advice. we want to get a dryer before winter sets in. i have looked them up and it seems vented one are cheaper and quicker to dry clothes. we are able to stick the hose out of the window. can anyone tell me what they think are best. i have only looked at 1 which is a sensor vented one.

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or can anyone recommend one? thanks

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not sure about them being quicker

we have a condensor one and it is very reliable and useful

empty the water tank every ten or twenty cycles - very easy - saves on having windows etc open to put a vent tube out. plus it has a huge drum capacity

Looks ok its 159.99 at Comet I have had BEKO stuff before and its not bad If you can put it out of a wall mounted vent all the better but that will dry the clothes well

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not sure about them being quickerwe have a condensor one and it is very … not sure about them being quickerwe have a condensor one and it is very reliable and usefulempty the water tank every ten or twenty cycles - very easy - saves on having windows etc open to put a vent tube out. plus it has a huge drum capacity



This. I've used vented ones and condenser type and I've not really noticed any difference in the drying times. Vented ones - obviously, you've got the vent tube to contend with - if you're able to, do it properly and get a hole drilled through your wall to vent it to the outside. Obviously remember to seal the hole to prevent any damp getting back through.
Condenser type - the only thing I would say is to remember to empty the container that retains the water - otherwise it will stop mid cycle and sit there until you remember to do it.

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ok thankyou. would you say a vented one takes the same time as a condenser one please?

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i have had both, prefer the condensor as it seems a bigger drum, also like a vented one, do 2 smaller loads rather than 1 bigger load, blieve it or not it takes a shorter time to dry 2 small loads than 1 big load, less creasing i found with a condensor two

Where is it going to be situated, the reason I ask is that you say a vented one is ok because you can stick the vent out of the window, but if that's in your kitchen then it might get a bit cold and draughty in the winter. If you do get a vented one, then try and have it going through a hole in the wall and sealed as meandog101 said.

We used to have a very cheap vented one which worked ok, but had to go through the window and after about 8 years was just worn out, so we replaced it with a Bosch condenser which is excellent (though admittedly quite a lot more expensive)

Apparently vented ones are less likely to break down, so I think if you get a condenser then do a bit of homework and look for a reliable one rather than just the cheapest.

id go for a condenser one if i was buying again as im fed up of leaving the hose out the window or door. and if you forget then your windows get steamed up like mad. condenser all the way

Original Poster

ok thankyou, the only reason i was looking into a vented one was because we have a washer/dryer and it does not work in the slightest! has anyone else found this?

yeah i had one as well thats why i bought a cheap vented one wish id spent more on a decent condenser

Go for the condenser, we have one in the eldest's bedroom (you know how small our kitchen is).

Spend the extra pennies though, try get a reverse action one, with as bigger drum as you can get.
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