“ Brand: White Knight / Capacity: 6 Kg / Power Source: Electric / Dryer Type: Home Dryer / Load Type: Front Loader / Cycles: 2 Cycles / Energy Efficient: With Energy Efficient / Cool Down Feature: With Cool Down Feature / Moisture-Sensor: With Moisture-Sensor / Overall Depth: 53 cm / Overall Height: 85 cm / Overall Width: 60 cm „
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I couldn't be more impressed with this dryer for the price if I tried! It was just over £100 in the January sales from Argos. It's still available for around £120 - £140 from other shops although Argos don't appear to be doing this model anymore. They've got the 447 in it's place for £138 which appears to be almost identical to this.
The reason we chose this one for our new dryer was because we already have a washer-dryer. So we only use our dryer for the sheets and towels etc. We didn't see the point in going for a top-of-the-range number and price was our main reason for choosing this.
There were a few models that were cheaper but this is a 6kg load and the cheaper ones were only 3kg loads. Also, this is energy class C and the cheaper ones are D so that makes this more cost effective to run in the long-run (and a bit better for the old environment too).
Setting this machine up was easy although I was a bit annoyed that the Argos delivery guys and the instruction manual didn't bother to tell me about adjusting the feet. I came home to find the Mrs had wedged a bit of paper under one of the feet to balance it! I quickly sorted that out though.
Running the dryer is extremely straightforward. Choose high or low heat, turn the timer clockwise to one of the time brackets on the dial and hit start. A full load of towels takes about an hour to dry, if that, and it all comes out lovely and fluffy. This is considerably quieter than our last dryer too by the way.
The fluff filter is conveniently situated at the front of the dryer so you can get to it easily when you open the door. This needs to be cleaned out each load and only takes a minute. The vent hose is all ready to go on this and it's a rear vented number so be warned that it needs to sit away from the wall a little bit to allow for this.
All in all this is an excellent budget model that I'm happy to recommend to all. I got mine with the Argos 3yr extended guarantee so regardless of what you hear about cheap being cheap for a reason, what does it matter if you've got insurance?!
Our standard air vented machines have the proud reputation of being Britain's most reliable tumble dryers / The robust design of the 427 & 447 machines has been developed over many years to give you a tumble dryer that will do exactly what it was designed for with the minimum of fuss, leaving you to concentrate on the less mundane things in life / Short name: White Knight 427