Looking for a condenser dryer and have £200 currys voucher to spend.
Couple available in my price range.
Is there much difference between C and B energy ratings? Because for £36 over buget I can get a b rated dryer, would this make enough of a difference to recoup the extra outlay?
And does an 8kg c rated dryer dry 8kg clothes with the same power as a 7kg c rated one?Posted 5 years agojohndohMember
Does it have to be a condenser? They are more expensive and less efficient from what I understand of them. We just have a standard one and chuck the elephant’s trunk out of the window.
And is it just me, or is cleaning the fluff collector on tumble driers strangely satisfying?Posted 5 years agoTracker1972Member
As I was informed by my father who actually looks into such things before buying them, a modern condenser is cheaper to run. I guess if you are retaining the heat rather than constantly pumping it into the world it stands to reason. Don’t know if the condenser is actually powered or just fan cooled but it certainly works.Posted 5 years agocranberryMember
but have been told by a few people that you should NOT use liquid-tabs if using a condenser drier. Any strength in that?
IIRC – you should not use any form of clothes softener. If you run a condensor that auto senses when drying is finished ( AEG ) you need to occasionally give it a wipe out with vinegar to descale it.Posted 5 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Not used the tumple dryer in the garage since, unless it was for drying the wife’s work stuff I forgot to do earlier in the day
so, strictly speaking, you have used the tumble dryer in the garage since 😉
I hated air drying clothes in the house – the air just felt so damp the whole time.Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
tbh teethgrinder – having lived in houses with damp issues , and been to friends who dried clothes inside exclusively.
its not nice – can seriously affect your respiritory system.
stove dries the air out like wet heating systems never will – which dries the clothes quick.
If we didnt have the stove then we may well have bought a tumble drier -as it is i just refuse to have one.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
It’s worth working out how much you use it to see if that alters your budget.
We use ours quite a lot (2 pre-school kids) so it was worth spending a bit more up front for a more energy-efficient model to save in the long run.
e.g. we were picking between a B efficiency and an A+, which were £199 and £339 respectively. The sums for us went like this:
B model consumes 4.48 kWh per cycle, so ~55.73p a cycle or £144.90 a year
A+ model consumes 2.68 kWh per cycle, so ~33.34p a cycle or £86.68 a year
There are a couple of site to help with working that out, try reevoo.
In the end we went for this one: http://www.beko.co.uk/Item/DPU8360Posted 5 years ago
Been pretty happy with it.
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