“ Brand: Zanussi / Capacity: 3.4 Kg / Power Source: Electric / Dryer Type: Portable / Load Type: Front Loader / Quiet Mode: With Quiet Mode / Cycles: 2 Cycles / Energy Efficient: With Energy Efficient / Cool Down Feature: With Cool Down Feature / Overall Depth: 42.01 cm / Overall Height: 68 cm / Overall Width: 60 cm „
Our landlord recently bought this dryer for our apartment, purely because of its size.
We needed a condenser dryer as we did not have the facility to plum in the dryer, or release the steam anywhere.
This dryer is the smallest we could find on the market, and literally only just squeezed into the cupboard we needed it to fit in! The dimensions are 68.6 x 59.5 x 42.0 (H/W/D) cm.
I had never used a condenser dryer, and after months of trying to dry clothes in a washer/dryer that did not work AT ALL, I was dubious to say the least. However, I was pleasantly suprised!
As we live in an apartment, we do not have any outside space, we can easily dry our clothes on an airer but needed the dryer for washing batches of towels and our bedding.
The drum is not massive, but easily fits in a kingsize duvet cover, bed sheets and pillow cases, or 5-6 towels.
When I have washed things on a cotton wash, I tend to put a load in the dryer on the hot cotton setting for 80 - 90 minutes. So long as nothing is screwed up in a ball, this seems to be a sufficient time to thoroughly dry the load.
There is also a cold setting, but I don't find this really does much to dry anything, so I tend to only use the hot setting and am just careful what I put in there.
After each load of drying, you need to empty the water tank. It is quite astonishing how much water is taken out from each load!! But the tank comes out easily, is easily emptied and easily replaced. Also, as with all dryers, you need to clean the fluff filter. Again, this is very easy.
This dryer has made our life a lot easier, and I would definitely recommend it for people such as us who lack space and somewhere for a traditional dryer.
This is a must have if you are short on space and dont want an ugly hose hanging out the window. It is a condenser dryer and so no fluff gets thrown around your kitchen or out of a window. I have it stored neatly away in a cupboard and though small its perfectly adequate for our family. Just make sure you empty the water pot after each use and de-fluff the filter to avoid build up. It is very quiet too which is nice.
It s load capacity is 3.5kg but you can get a fair amount in, its more pricy than larger more conventional dryers at around £250 but then for some reason anything compact seems to cost more.
Also there are two heat settings - one for normal and one for delicate, so make sure you dont put your smalls in the hot setting or they might end up a bit too small!!
It does not seem to take any longer to dry clothes than a conventional dryer so I guess the only bad point is its size - personally speaking thats an advantage for me because I need something small to make the most space out of a rather small kitchen.
I would highly recomend this for families who are short on space but need a dryer.
Compact Front loaded Tumble Dryer, Energy class: D, Low noise operation, 2 temperature drying, Push Button Functions: On/Off, On/Off light, Automatic cool down and cool tumble, Water tank full light, Reverse tumble action / Short name: Zanussi TC180W