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We never have been fans of dryers really, not when there are other ways to dry your clothes, but during the winter months when we could not hang out our washing out, we thought it would be a great idea to buy a tumble dryer.
We opted for this one because of its seven kilo capacity, which i thought was just big enough for us. The machine has a filter that catches the fluff that come off the clothes which i thought was very clever. The machine does the job very well i think, and it is a really good dryer. We keep it under our kitchen side and it only cost us £200 which i thought was ok.
The energy rating of this is a C, which means it is not at all energy efficient which is a shame really. We worry about putting the dryer on simply because this guzzles electricity.
There are better ways to dry your clothes, such as clothes racks, airing cupboards etc, but if you are in a rush the dryer is the next best thing.
It is a shame that the energy rating on this dryer is not higher, as it would be brilliant, instead of it costing people a fortune to run. Then again a lot of dryers are the same, some even have worse energy ratings, imagine how much that would cost to run!! That being said, the dryer does have two drying temperatures to choose fro, choosing the lower would cost remarkably less.
Over all, this machine is great for the winter months, but costs a bomb to run.
With 7kg capacity this full size dryer is average for this size of machine. Now maybe it's just and optical illusion or maybe it's because the door is square but this things drum looks massive compared to what I've had before. It certainly is easy to fill and empty due to the door aperture size. The fluff filter is large, very efficient and easy to fit, remove and clean.
The EU C Energy Rating means that it is not the most energy efficient dryer on the market but it's not the worst either. It's not a consideration I make when buying household appliances (to my eternal shame I hear you whisper). I find it quiet in operation despite the fact that the blower certainly sounds powerful as it wafts thru your smalls at either of the 2 Drying Temperatures. It gets the job done fairly quickly and the reverse action and large drum helping to minimise creasing. The final cool tumble helps overcome the need for those embarassing jean dances I used to do when I whipped my tinder dry Levi's on straight from mums old Creda Clothes Incinerator only to find the brass rivets and especially the back plate of the waist button molten hot...we've all done it now haven't we. God I must have looked like Lee Evans on acid dancing down the hall doing monkey noises lol.
This dryer is well more efficient than my old White Knight and I guess once I get used to it, I'll use less energy by only truning the 140 minute timer round to say 30 instead of 40 minutes or 40 instead of an hour. It's a great product from a company with a generally great but not unblemished home appliance heritage. I recommend it to anyone (except maybe David Bellamy).
Short name: Hoover HNV172