Product Type: Beko tumble dryers
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Beko DRCS76B Condenser Tumble Dryer
Member Name: Callee
Beko DRCS76B Condenser Tumble Dryer
Advantages: Looks great, can fit large loads or duvets in no problem.
Disadvantages: Time it takes to dry.
Having three young daughters and a husband in the house means one thing, dirty clothes and plenty of them. It has always been a chore of mine washing, drying then ironing only to find those same nicely laundered clothes lying on the floor next to the washing basket the very next day.
When my last dryer broke I knew I would need another good quality one and this Beko condenser sensor dryer looked ideal for me.
The condenser dryer is a glossy black with a large square door on the front, at the top right you have your control panel and the top left is the water tank. Inside the door there is a lint filter (commonly known in our house as the fluff tray) and at the bottom you have your condenser and water tank cover.
The height of the dryer is 85.0cm, width 59.5cm, depth 54cm, weight 38kg and you can load a whopping 7kg of wet clothes in there although I don't think I have ever put that amount as it would take so long to dry, not to mention the cost of electricity.
There is an auxiliary function,warning indicators, time delay and a progress of programme light which lets you know what stage of drying you are at.
You can also set it so the alarm goes off when it has finished drying.
You are supposed to clean the lint filter after every use but I get a few loads of drying done before I do this as the fluff goes everywhere. You also have to empty the water tank after each load but there is a light that will let you know when the water tank is full or if your filter needs cleaning.
When the dryer arrives it comes with an instruction booklet advising you of approximate drying times depending on load although I generally use the same setting every time. It has different settings including freshen up, delicates, rapid dry, shirts, jeans, ready to iron, ready to wear, cupboard dry and extra dry. It also has synthetics or cottons or alternatively you can choose a timed setting of 60 minutes, 40 minutes, 20 minutes and 10 minutes.
I generally use my washing line but due to the very unpredictable weather here in the north west of England this isn't always possible so this dryer was a necessity for me. I find that a normal load does take quite some time to dry and I had to have a repair carried out within the first year of purchase as the drum itself began 'banging' and 'squeaking'. I must say the repairman did a great job and replaced the drum but then a couple of weeks later (just when the guarantee ran out) I noticed black marks appearing on my clothes. This has now put me off and I tend to turn all clothes inside out to dry as I worry it may happen again.
Overall I do like the look and design of this condenser dryer and it does the job it is needed for but I think when I need another I personally wouldn't choose this again.
I purchased mine from Very at a cost of £299.00.
Summary: It does the job and looks the part but if I could choose again I wouldn't pick this one.
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