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After my tumble dryer gave up on me last year, I decided to opt for the Indesit IDC75 model. My partner went to pick it up and it fit perfectly in his car (with the seats down!)
Upon opening the packaging the machine looked very simple and easy to use. With a turning knob to select the duration of the drying cycle, a button for medium heat or intense heat and a start button. Couldn't be easier, just throw in your wet items, close the door, select the duration and switch it on!
It is quite loud and I try not to use it when my children are in bed as it tends to wake them up but that may be because their bedroom is directly above kitchen.
It is a vented dryer rather than a condenser so there is no need to situate it near to a window or door to hang your hose out, just plug it in and you're good to go. The water reservoir is easy to empty, and doesn't fill up too quickly. Just be careful of minor spillages when removing it from the dryer.
The only difficulty I found with this dryer is emptying the fluff catcher! It is near impossible to get it all out and many times I've had to Hoover the cavity where the fluff catcher sits.
Aside from that a very good, simple dryer with a huge capacity.
When me and my girlfriend first viewed the place we now live in, a few superficial things clinched the deal. It had an en-suite, perfect for being lazy/drunk/both, its right near Carrow Road so I hear every goal as Norwich continue to take the premiership by storm - and it had a tumble dryer, something I'd never had before.
I had no choice in the purchase of this dryer, but if I did I would have gone for something like this for one basic fact, thats most noticible when you first take a look at it - its super simple. I love stuff like this that is nice and easy to use, if I had things my way everytime something is manufactured before its relaese onto the market I would recreate that scene in Armageddon where Bruce Willis and his men strip the little space buggy apart and just start tossing the bits of useless flim-flam onto the hanger floor.
This tumble dryer has an on/off switch, time control and a button to have the heat on high or low. The markings on the time dial are clean and concise - all in all control wise this is very, very easy to use. Simply, to use just put the clothes in the 7kg capacity drum, set the time and start - thats it. If you need it on a higher or more delicate heat, then chose this with the clearly marked button. Time wise, this ranges from 160 minutes, which is ages - to a quick 20 minutes, and also has a refresh cycle marked with a little fan symbol. I made a lot of use of this refresh cycle during this winter when it was really cold, cheekily sticking my socks and hoodie on a quick blast before going out, making the bracing walk to work a little more bearable.
At 7kg I have found the capacity of this not just ample, but more than enough for a household of two doing drying twice a week - so I imagine a bigger household with a few more washes and drys a week would also find this sufficient. Also, as mentioned I sometimes use it for small items like a pair of socks and hoodie, and this also works well with the air seeming to be distributed well in the drum.
This is a condenser dryer, as a opposed to a ventilation dryer the big difference here being a condenser collects the water in a compartment in the machine and a ventilation dryer needs a hose or pipe to pump out the evaporating water. From what I can tell condenser dryers are more popular than ventilation dryers these days for the very reason coming up...
As mentioned above this dryer collects all the excess water from the washing and when the tub is full a little light comes on to indicate it needs emptying, and this is one of the best features of this dryer - the tub is very simple to empty. At the top of the machine by the controls is a small handle that when pulled will pull out a large, long tub that had a small hole in the top. This is the collected water and just needs pouring out, then can be replaced to be filled again. Not only is this really easy to do, but I've read about people that make use of this water by using it to water plants - what a great idea!
This dryer really proved why it has such great reviews (it has great reviews by the way, either my landlady did her research or just got lucky) when a maintenance issue came up last year - it just stopped working. Well, it spun but had no heat. As soon as the panic and anger subsided I got in the internet to see if I could find out what was happening, and to my relief it was a simple to remedy problem. Generally, from what people were saying was it was common for thermostats on dryers to 'trip' and need resetting, but depending on the model of your dryer depended on how easy this would be fix, so I did more digging. I was even more relived to see this dryer was noted as one especially easy to reset. Following instructions, I got to the back of the machine (this was the hardest part) found a panel people said to remove, unclipped it and behind some gubbins I didn't know what did, saw a little reset switch that when pushed, clicked in and when I put it back together and tried it again, it was working. Easy.
I would have rather the machine didn't break at all, but as far as I can tell these are common problems across all dryers (something to do where you position your dryer and how hot it gets) so manufaactures have taken to making the ability to reset them a feature owners can do themselves. Not only is this dryer true to that, but Indesit have made sure the process is very simple and easy. As with controlling the dryer itself, emptying the water tub, resetting the thermostat is also very simple to do.
It seems a common feature of this dryer is simplicity for the user.
As well as emptying the water tub, this machine also has filters that will need cleaning from time to time. Again, this is an aspect that stays true to form with this dryer, as to open the compartment contain the filter is a simple click open procure and just pull the filer out.
To put how easy this dryer is to use into context - imagine the water needs emptying, the filter needs cleaning and the thermostat needs resetting. It would take you no more than 10 minutes to do all these, and most of your time would be spent pulling the machine out to get to the back. I love this about this machine, maximum function and almost no hassle. This would pass the Bruce Willis test.
I've saved the best for last - this machine is astonishingly good value for money, at just under £200 from pretty much all online stores, a big whack below the average of about £300 for a dryer of similar spec - making this one of the cheapest available. If there was a government issue washing machine, this would be it - it works very well and easily and its even at RRP its a total bargin. When you have products like this at such a great price, you do wonder why other manufactures are bothering with £500+ machines that essentially do the same.
I suppose if I had to pick one bad point, its this has a less than great energy rating, at only a C, but considering the scale goes from A-G, this is still in the 'good' side when it comes to energy efficiency.
All i all, if you need a tumble dryer, on a budget or not this gets a firm thumbs up.
I first discovered this dryer whilst on holiday in a cottage that had one. I loved the fact that it didn't need a vent hose and held so much washing. I always said that when our old vented dryer blew I would get one. Sure enough, when that day came I went to Comet and there was this one, on sale at £199 and we could take it straight home with us that day! Perfect!
I have to say that I am really impressed with this model! It holds 7kg of wet clothes and dries them very quickly. You can choose just how long you want to dry them for, and once you get used to the machine you can guage this quite well, so saving energy with a lesser drying time. The clothes come out soft and very easy to iron. Towels come out like new, soft and fluffy, every time!
The machine looks good with clean lines. It has a water tank at the front which needs emptying from time to time. A warning light comes on to tell you when this is full. I usually pour the water into our water butt and use it on the garden, so not wasted! There is a filter at the front to catch lint which you need to clear each time you use it too. At the bottom there is a drop-down flap which conceals the condenser drawer. This needs cleaning every month or so as a build up of fluff could cause the machine to not work as efficiently. The drawer unclips and pulls out, but you need to take care not to bend the metal bits inside as they are quite fragile. You will need to put a small towel down on the floor to catch any water that dribbles out when you do this. The condenser can be rinsed in water. I usually stand it in the sink and pour water through it using a jug, which washes out any fluff. It's amazing how much can collect and sometimes I have even found one or two coins that people have left in pockets! Don't think I'll get rich though!!! The condenser slides back in quite easily and is fixed by the little levers on the front.
There are two heat settings on the machine. One for full heat and one for half heat so that you can tumble delicates. Each heat setting works well.
I personally rate this dryer as the best we have ever had and would never go back to the old vented type. It is clean, easy to use and looks good, plus you can put it anywhere in the kitchen or utility room as there doesn't need to be a vent in the wall or window. It is also quite light to pull out to clean behind.
The only downside is that the kitchen gets really hot when the machine is running, but this saves on heating in winter. It is a tad noisy compared to vented machines though, so you would have to get used to that. It's not over-noisy though. I would certainly buy another one when this one finally dies!
I bought this tumble dryer back in 2008 when I moved in to a new house, I thought well we are going to need a decent tumble dryer with a family house (3 stay here) I am so glad that I choose this one to the one I had before, this dries cloths so quickly, and is very efficient.
The tumble dryer is like any other kitchen appliance. It has a drawer where the collected water is stored, a light to let you know when the drawer is full, a knob for the length of time you want the load to dry for and a high heat or low heat button. On the bottom panel there is a grill with about four or five spaces. This is where the air enters. This panel also folds down and you can clean the filter in here along with the one inside the door.
This tumble dryer holds a large load of 7 KG which is very good while doing lots of laundry although it is better to dry some, then some more like half and half, they dry much quicker which uses less energy.
The Indesit IDC 75 is a very quite machine, you barely notice it is on when you are in the room next door, however when you are in the same room as the machine you notice it to be much louder than what it is in the room next door.
The machine is use to family style use which is excellent. The machine is subjected to heavy use in this household, and I have no doubt that this machine would have any problems if we were to use it much more. The only thing that I have noticed is that the door has dropped down a little bit, but I'm sure this can be fixed with the tightening of a screw. This does not affect the drying abilities of the machine, and is not a problem, I will get round to fixing it eventually. Also, once the red empty water light appears it takes a while to go off after you have emptied the water tray. Not a big issue though.
I think this machine is very reasonable priced at £239.99. It was about £250 when I got it, what can you expect everything drops in price after you buy it. You certainly do get value for money, I notice very little difference with my electricity bills whether we're using the machine or not.
I would recommend this machine for sure. My mum and dad have this machine and they use it quite a bit, but not as much as me as they don't have children in the house. The machine is cheap enough to run for long periods of time, and the initial purchase cost is reasonable.
Thanks for reading! I hope this has been of interest to you and has helped assist you in your decision.
I get so bored of hanging washing up on maidens and all over radiators, cluttering up around the house....or risking hanging washing out on the line when you get a glimpse of sun, when often you have to spend your time running outside to collect it all back in when it starts raining! So I decided to get a tumble dryer despite additional costs this would incur.
The indesit IDC75 was towards the cheap end of the spectrum of tumble dryers available but we decided to give it a whirl...and we never looked back.
The indesit IDC75 was so easy to install, as it is a condenser dryer we simply plugged it in in the garage and didn't have to bother with an unsightly hose going outside of the house to dispense of the water or fiddling around with tricky plumbing to do the same job. All this means is you have to empty the container where the water is collected at the top of the machine every so often (about every 3 cycles - but a light will come on to remind you) and pour it away. This compartment is easily removable on the IDC 75 and takes seconds to empty.
The indesit is white with black/blue writing on the front, so goes with most other kitchen appliances. It holds 7kg in load which I have found is more than enough for 1 or even 2 loads from our washing machine. I tend not to put towels in though to save money as they take a long time to dry.
There is a dial on the front to set the timing of the load and buttons to indicate high/low heat. It is so unbelievably easy and simple to use I have never even read the instructions. There is also a filter as you open the door that collects fluff, which needs emptying every load, but again only takes seconds to empty.
It is really quiet whilst on so drying can be done overnight, which is very handy!
I love having a dryer now, and having noticed much of an impact on the electricity bills so well worth the time saved faffing with hanging up washing. Overall, this is a great product for a very reasonable price.
A tumble dryer is one of those products that i have always wanted, but have put off having as i am always told (from my parents of course) that they are expensive to run.
Once i had my little boy and went back to work, washing would be sitting round the house for days and then never get ironed because i never seemed to have the time.
I caved in a little over a year ago, and had a look about. I bought this model from Comet at £199 on offer. Handy as it is a condensing dryer.
Condensing dryers differ from the regular tumble dryers as they do not need a tube sticking out of the back and out of a window to get rid of the condensated air, this instead collects as de-ionised water in the drawer you can see at the top left of the picture. This is particularly handy when a) you have children running around and don't want them either fiddling with, or hurting themselves on the blower tubing, which can get hot, and b) you dont necessarily have space or electric by a window. I must say though, that condensing dryers are more expensive due to the fact that they are more accessible to different circumstances.
The dryer is H85 x W59.5 x D58.5cm and fits perfectly under the counter beside your washing machine or fridge. The idea of the product is to dry your washing! This model is white in colour with the Indesit logo in the centre of the top panel. The writing on the front of the dryer is in blue and black. Although it has no digital display, which i dont feel is really needed, it does have a timing dial and a low heat/high heat button/function.
The dryer holds an impressive 7kg (more than my washing machine!) and will fit a single duvet without a problem.
This dryer has filters to it too. On the inside of the door in the lower section of the dryer, you will find a 'pull out screen' that holds and collects the hair and fluff produced from the load, and it is advisable to take this an clean it after every load of drying. There is also another filter at the bottom of the dryer. As you can see from the picture above, the section with the vent at the bottom right pulls down and another filter can be seen there. This is advisable to clean every 6 months.
The drawer contains a clear long (about 50cm) rectangluar 'case' that holds the water collected from drying. There is a little orange light sensor that will come on when this is full and needs emptying, and this is as easy as pulling out the drawer and tipping it down the sink, as there is a hole around the size of a £2 coin at the far end. Beware though, when it is full you may need 2 hands, one at either end to support it as it is heavy!
On the drawer of the dryer you can see the average time it takes for the washing to be dried. I have to say though it varies depending on the amount in the dryer and i have found that it usually takes a little longer.
The door opens squarely and is a push in and flick open design. With a toddler in the house that could very easily climb in though, i have put in a child lock, no over heating children please!!
This dryer is a C energy rating, not too bad considering it is a dryer and when in use is really quite quiet, unless you have a metal belt clanging about in there, and we quite often put this on a timer for overnight.
One of the beauties with a tumbe dryer is that if you fold your clothes when they are still warm, you can get away without ironing!! Fabulous!
On an everyday level the dryer is great, easy to use and i can have my washing washed, ldried and 'ironed' in about 3 hours! My washing smells beautiful and you can add lovely smells that impregnate your laundry, making it smell even nicer!!
It isnt a necessaity, more an extravagence, but one i love. The only problem is, in the height of summer i was not using my washing line, but rather my tumble dryer, not overly cost effective, but more time sunbathing than ironing!!
The White Indesit Condenser Tumble Dryer IDC75 has 7kg load capacity and features a reverse tumble action to minimise tangling and therefore creasing. The IDC75 can be placed anywhere in your house thanks to its condenser design and comes with 15 programs that will suit all your drying needs. The Indesit IDC75 condenser tumble dryer lets you have the option to drain the moisture via the mains or by emptying the top water bottle. The IDC75 indesit condenser tumble dryer comes with a maximum dry time of 180 minutes and offers two drying temperatures for ease of use. The IDC75 features an airing cycle, which gives dry clothes a boost of freshness, perfect for your clothes that have been on storage!