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A great value condenser dryer
Member Name: Snozzberry
Advantages: Cheap, easy to use
Disadvantages: Sometimes doesn't get the load completely dry on sensor setting
I bought this dryer for £190 from Comet - it was the cheapest condenser dryer I could find. I specifically wanted a condenser unit because I can't be doing with hanging tubes out of windows or installing vents as you need to do with the cheaper vented dryers.
I have been really happy with it so far. The unit comes with a tube that you can plumb in if required but I simply use the removable condenser and empty it down the sink after each use. The fluff filter is easy to clean too, it is just inside the door and you just need to take it out after each use, unclip the hinge and the fluff comes away in a sheet.
The functions are simple to understand and use. There is a choice of timed programmes - say 10, 20, etc minutes or sensor programmes where you select the type of fabric (cotton or synthetics) and whether you would like it readito iron, wear or on the cotton prograame, extra dry. I tend to use the 'synthetics, ready to wear' function, or 'cotton extra dry' for bedding and towels.
The drum is huge and can easily accommodate a set of bedding and several sets of towels and still have room to spare.
I also use JML dryer balls instead of dryer sheets to reduce drying time and soften the laundry.
The only thing I have noticed is that occasionally some items are still a little damp after using a sensor programme - these programmes are supposed to keep running until every item is dry. Still for the price that is a small quibble.
Summary: Does the job well for the pricetag