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We got this tumble dryer as a Christmas present from my boyfriends mum last year and as we have had a baby, this has got to be one of the best presents I received! I really couldn't do without it now, the amount of washing my 6 month old creates! I hate having washing out on the radiators, and its not often we get to hang it out in this country!
This tumble dryer is white, and looks really simple and basic, but still really modern and nice to have out on show in your kitchen, mine is under the stairs though hidden away. This dryer has a pipe which needs to go outside, as it blows out steam. At first we used to just hang it out the window, as the dryer was in a bedroom, but now we have made a vent in the wall for it to go out of which is a lot neater. The pipe you get isn't very long, we had to buy a longer one, as it was so short.
This dryer has a tray just inside the door which you need to take out and clear all the fluff off of it from your clothes, you need to do it after every cycle as it builds up really quickly.
All you do with this tumble dryer, is load your washing in, it holds 6kg, shut the door, and turn the dial to however long you want the cycle to run for and press start, it is so simple and easy to use. However, the actual dial that you turn to the time you want doesn't have a line on it or anything, so it can be quite difficult when you first use it to see how many minutes you have set it to, although I am used to this now. I usually set mine to go on for around 70 minutes which dries my washing perfectly well, its always fully dry when it comes out, and not too hot to touch either, it cools the clothes before the end of the cycle.
If you are in a rush, and need something drying quickly, it dries one or a few items of clothing in about 10-15 minutes which is handy. If you want to get something out before the cycle has finished you just open the door, and you just press start again once the door is shut.
It doesn't make too much noise either, I cannot hear it at all under the stairs when the door is closed, it is so quiet. I use dryer balls in mine though most of the time, and these can be quite noisy!
I have had this dryer nearly a year now, and it's on every single day at least once, sometimes twice or even three times a day and it has never let me down, it is so reliable and I would highly recommend it. Its simple and basic but does a great job drying your clothes quickly and quietly!
We have 4 of us living in our house, myself, my husband, and our 2 small children. We also have a border collie. Add to this the fact that we live in the northern reaches of Scotland and I'm sure you can understand why we need to have a tumble drying in our house.
We purchased this tumble dryer for around £150 and added a condenser kit to it for the bitter winter months as we woould all freeze to death having the door/window open for the vent.
It is white in colour and looks like any other tumble dryer really. Large door with a window, and a dial for seting the time, plus a button for delicates/heat setting.
Upon opening the machine you realise just how large a capacity it has, perfect for a family who regularly do 4 loads of washing a day. It also has a 'fluff catcher' as it is known in our house, which is easily removed to dispose of said fluff.
We used to either risk putting our clothes out on the line, or hanging them over radiators/clothes horses around the house. However due to our dog everything on the radiators/clothes horses would be covered in hair by the half hour mark, resulting in our clothes look like they had never been washed and me sitting on the settee for hours with a lint roller every night.
The drying time is great, taking approximately 30 mins to dry an average laod of clothes, up to an hour for larger loads or thicker items. It is also quite a quiet machine and I regularly forget it is on.
It is also cheap to run, we haven't noticed any change in our electricity bills sinc we brought it despite being told by family members that they would 'shoot up'.
All in all this is a god send as far as I am concerned. Highly recommended to anyone who either doesn't have time to keep going to the clothes line, or who doesn't live in the climate to use a washing line.
Our family (two adults and two children) and our work schedule, along with the British weather make a tumble dryer essential.
It gets a fair amount of use, so when our old Proline dryer started chewing holes in the clothes, we brought an Indesit IDV65 to replace it.
The instructions were clear, and the controls easily manageable by even the most junior member of the family, and we were pleased that it dried the clothes so much quicker (and therefore more cheaply) than our old dryer! It came with a vent pipe but this would not connect easily to our old outlet without a round to oblong adaptor. It was so cheap, I am surprised it was not included.
I soon found myself turning down the timer bit by bit to see just how quickly the washing WOULD dry - I wish I had seen the first review here regarding the wet jeans! It dries in at least half the time of our old drier - if only that had gone wrong sooner, it would have saved us money!
The door is large and easily loaded/unloaded when drying bulky items such as dressing gowns, bath towels and sheets, and you can get the basket below BEFORE you open it - but the catch does seem a little stiff for somebody perhaps with arthritis or other weakness. It may wear off in time, but do try it in the showroom/shop so that you can be sure if you are frail in any way.
The drum is spacious and you might be tempted to put more than the recommended load in. If you do, it reduces the efficiency slightly, but still copes on a longer time setting. If you do this, remove the dried clothes ASAP, as they remain hotter at the end of the cycle despite the "cool down" time before the end.
Our dryer does not appear noisy to us - but perhaps we are just more forgiving, or our previous dryer was just so noisy.
We use a timer so that the drying is done during cheaper rate electricity at night, and first thought the push button start to initiate the cycle would prevent this - but it seems that you can press the button - and the dryer WILL start once the power is supplied later by the time switch.
There is a five year warranty on parts - but you may have to pay for labour if something needed replacing that you could not do yourself.
My mother always trained me to believe that you should only ever hang washing out where nobody can see it. That's all very well for her, as she has a farm, but most people don't have the luxury of a forty acre exclusion zone around their washing line.
I have, therefore, always made space in my life (and with more difficulty, my kitchen) for a tumble drier - the convenience of being able to turn a whole load of washing around in a few hours seems to me well worth paying for.
I bought the Indesit from Tesco a couple of months ago. It smelt of burning when we switched it on, and made a noise like a concrete mixer. We phoned Tesco immediately, but were told to call Indesit as the product was under warranty. A bit rude when it had just been delivered, broken, from a Tesco lorry.
Indesit were great when we phoned them, and apologised immediately that we had been supplied a faulty product. They arranged collection of our dryer simultaneously with delivery of a new one, and our new, working dryer was with us within 48 hours.
Sometimes when you buy pretty much the cheapest one of something on the market, you imagine that there will be some form of compromise in terms of quality, efficiency, or at least customer service. This is not the case with Indesit - they dealt with our dodgy dryer so efficiently and cheerfully it put Tesco to shame! The dryer is not the most stylish, but it's good-looking enough, and it dries 5kg of wet jeans in about 40 minutes, which I think is impressive.
The one drawback of the dryer is the noise, which is not unbearable, but certainly would annoy you if, for example, you had a kitchen/ living room. If you have a seperate utility area or you're prepared to suffer the drone, this is very good value for money.
The Indesit Vented Tumble Dryer IDV65 comes in white colour and holds up to 6kg load. The IDV65 features reverse and cool down tumble actions to minimise creasing, allows up to 2 hours of timed drying and has a removable filter for easy cleaning. The IDV65 has a maximum dry time of 160 minutes and features an airing cycle which will give your stored clothes a boost of freshness. The IDV65 vented tumble dryer comes with a delay timer so you can schedule your load to start at a time that is more convenient for you, or even to take advantage of cheaper electricity rates. And running at only 69 dB, you don't have to worry about your machine making too much noise.