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Can anyone recommend a make ofTumble Dryer.

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ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 10 Apr 2013 15:10

Hi,
My Bosch tumble dryer has decided to give up the ghost,(it's only 8 yrs old) and only used mainly during the winter, for towels etc we've priced out having it repaired but too costly, getting it out of the overfilled garage is going to be fun!

Could anyone please recommend a good (inexpensive) make?
Many thanks,

ShelleyRose x

Back later, got to go out with the dog.

:-) :-)

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 10 Apr 2013 15:25

For those who like a reliable machine that works well and are tight fisted when it comes to domestic gadgets then this has worked for us:

Hotpoint Whirlpool AWZ2303
It is ez going on electricity, has a timer and is fairly quiet. It must be vented.

If OH forgets to shut the door the cats tend to go to sleep in it.

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 10 Apr 2013 15:39

Got this one for my daughter and she is well pleased with it.
Bush TDV6W Vented Tumble Dryer - White.£129.99 Was £199.99 Save £70.00 : from argos.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 10 Apr 2013 16:08

Mine is a Phillips and was left by the previous owner, we've been here 10 yrs now, so don't know when he bought it, but quite a few years before l would think. He was only at the house 6 - 9 months of the yr....but its great and still works brilliantly:)....... lets hope saying this won't put the whatsits on it!!!

jude

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 10 Apr 2013 23:40

Many thanks for your replies Rollo, Mummo & Jude, will be out on the w/end looking at models you suggested.

ShelleyRose x

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 11 Apr 2013 07:06

Tumble dryers are the biggest fuel guzzlers of all domestic appliances. For example, our entire home electric consumption is around 11kw per day and we have a washing machine, dishwasher, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, pc's, televisions, electric powered oven, etc etc but no dryer.

A dryer, used for one cycle a day would, typically, increase our consumption by up to a quarter.....!

An A rated driers costs around one third to run than a C rated one, apparently you could save in the region of £60 a year, so well worth looking closely at the rating comparisons.

Some useful info on this site.

http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/guides/tumble-dryer-energy-costs/

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 11 Apr 2013 07:16

We have a Hotpoint Aquarius and it's really good. We'd get another the same make when it pops it clogs.

It may guzzle electricity but that's better than having wet washing around for days.

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 11 Apr 2013 08:09

You pays your money and takes your choice. As long as you are aware of the effect on your fuel bill that's absolutely fine.

Many people are oblivious to appliance running costs and believe if we all plug out our phone chargers and TV's when we go to bed and put a low energy bulb in the lounge we will save a fortune - we won't. It is those appliances that generate heat which use all the energy.

It's well worth getting an energy monitor, they don't cost much and some electric companies even supply them for free.

A real eye-opener when you see what is really guzzling your money every day.