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75 people found this helpful
on 9 January 2014
I have had this condensor dryer for several months now and here's my take on it. . .
I have previously owned only one dryer, not a condensor either. A White Knight which lasted me for 22 years which I bought when I was 22. If this one lasts that long I'll be a very happy 66 year old!
After much shopping around I found this Beko on here for a good as price as anywhere else. As I write there are 20 out of 20 five star reviews which says a lot in my opinion!
Thank you fellow reviewers, your reviews do help :)
This came very well packaged indeed and once unwrapped was in perfect condition.
In the box (a big box!) you will find -
- The dryer which measures (H)85cm x (W)60cm x (D)60cm. Weight 39kgs
- A comprehensive instruction manual
- A drain kit (you can if need be plumb this straight into your drains rather than use the condensed water collection drawer) this is explained in the instruction manual. I personally did not do this.
The dryer feels/looks very well built/solid. The door is quite solid too and makes a very good seal once closed. The drum is a 9kg/118 litres one and has a handy light inside it that comes on when the door is opened. The fluff filter just inside the door which slides into the bottom works brilliantly and is easy to clean quickly and neatly. The condensed water collection drawer is situated at the top left hand corner just slips in/out and can hold upto 4.8 litres which is quite a bit. The power lead is 2 meters long.
On the front there is a LCD timer display, the programme selector dial and the on/off button.
The drying programmes available are -
Cottons. . .
- Extra Dry
- Cupboard Dry
- Iron Dry
Synthetics. . .
- Cupboard Dry
- Iron Dry
Xpress 35 min
Timed Programmes. . .
- 10 Minutes
- 20 Minutes
- 40 Minutes
- 60 Minutes
In use -
I have used quite a few of the programmes but not all of them yet.
It's not too loud and is bi-directional reversing every now and again. The drum is massive and you can get loads of washing in there. It does have sensor drying and stops with an alarm to let you know when it's done. A few times though the washing hasn't been 'quite' dry and I've had to give it another ten mins but that does not take anything away from this dryer. It's performance is outstanding and the washing comes out bone dry and hot hot hot!
Water collection is spot on and again an alarm lets you know the drawer needs emptying. The water is quite warm and to be honest being a tight gardener I will probably pour this water on my plants rather than waste it! (not that I'll be using this in the summer!) I believe that some people use the condensate water for mop buckets/ironing rather than any of these scented ones you can buy nowadays as it does smell nice and is hot as it comes out but I would check to see if your iron is okay for this first or google it! During use the dryer pumps warm dry air out so warms the kitchen up too!
A few other features -
- Child safety lock
- Anti Creasing
- End of Programme alarm
- Delay timer
- Auto cool down phase
I really cannot fault it at all. Hopefully it will last another 20 odd years. I will update this review in 2034! ;)