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Perfect for those little bits n bobs
JML Dri Buddi
Member Name: nteer09
JML Dri Buddi
Advantages: Great for small washes
Disadvantages: Can take a while to dry things
We bought the dri-buddi to dry off those extra bits. It's fantastic if you have small amount of washing to get dry.
Dri-buddi was really simple to assemble, and doesn't take up any more space width ways than a normal tumble dryer. It's dimensions are as follows:
H160, W63, D63cm
The Dri-Buddi that I have has a blue cover with white writing-although as you can see from the picture above, it is now available in an improved version with a white cover with blue writing. It is available from most big retailers like Argos.
The Dri-Buddi is made up of a metal stand, with space to hang a maximum of 18 garments on hangers at a time. You then have to place the cover over the top of the stand, and zip it up. You then need to set the timer on the bottom of the buddi for the required amount of time, up to a maximum of 3 hours. When you finish with dri-buddi you push the hanger space down and it takes up a minimal amount of space.
For me to dry 18 items, it normally takes about two and a half to three hours. Jeans etc take slightly longer.
The Dri-buddi is really economical and barely makes a difference to my electricity costs. They advertise that it costs about 9p and hour to run. The buddi is practically silent-only making a slight buzzing sound.
Dri-buddi is best placed near an open window/door so that it gets adequate ventilation. Hot air circulates to dry the clothing, so it also needs to be placed away from curtains or anything else flammable.
I would recommend this product, as it uses a lot less electricity than a standard tumble dryer, but it is not a complete substitute for a dryer as it doesn't really dry larger items. We did once put towels in it and they took about four hours to dry- plus we were only able to put about six items in at once. The dr-buddi would be most suited for a small household that doesn't have a lot of washing to get through. It is pretty sturdy, but due to the wires is best out of reach of children. The frame comes in really handy when ironing items of clothing-and as an added bonus, the majority of clothes come out crease or practically crease free.
Summary: Economical little dryer-ideal for small households
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