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We have owned our White Knight 77AW condenser tumble dryer for at least 2 and a half years. For 4 years we had been in rented accommodation and had purchased a Hotpoint washer dryer for our first rental which was a small 2 bed flat and a little cramped. Added to the lack of space, our washer dryer was rather expensive on electricity and water bills were rather high too. So, about a year after moving in to our second rental - a 3 bed terraced house we decided to buy a tumble dryer. We still had the washer dryer but now demoted it to its washer function only.
We bought our White Knight from Very for approximately £200, and still available for that amount from Amazon or Currys for £189 plus delivery. It holds 7kg loads and is my wife's favourite electrical item despite having an energy rating of C. It certainly had a bearing on reducing our energy costs in comparison to the dryer function of the Hotpoint which was just burning electricity.
The tumble dryer has a water collector (bottle) towards the top of the machine which holds several litres of water. The dryer can also be drained in a similar way to a washing machine from a pipe at the back of the machine. It is free standing and there is opportunity to use mounting kits if necessary. The machine will stop however if the water collector is full and an indicator light will display on the front of the machine.
There are 2 cleaning requirements on the machine - the fluff compartment which sits inside the door of the machine (preferably cleaned after each load) and the condenser which can also discolour and hold deposits of fluff (which needs cleaning every 6 months).
The maximum timing of the machine is 120 minutes but very rarely do we need to use it for more than 40 minutes as the spin of the washer removes a great deal of water.
As well as the timer, the tumble dryer also has 2 temperature settings - high and low. There is a guide on the machine indicating timings and setting for most materials although in our case these are excessive due to the amount of water removed by the spin cycle of the washer.
The machine is extremely light, comes with manual and it is possible to change which side the door opens from.
This is a great machine and well worth the money.
White Knight 7kg capacity Condenser Dryer with an easy to access top mounted drainage bottle / reverse tumble action / 140 minute timer and a plumb to drain option / Short name: White Knight 77AW