“ Brand: Zanussi / Capacity: 5.89 Kg / Power Source: Electric / Load Type: Front Loader / Design: Free-standing / Cycles: 2 Cycles „
I had to buy this tumble dryer last winter after my previous one broke down and was going to cost too much too make it worth the repair.
This is a very good dryer, it is a 7 kg dryer and the opening is very big compared to a lot of other makes I have seen.
The door is a flat fronted design which fits well into any kitchen or uitility room, it opens by pushing on a certain point on the edge of the door and closes in the same way.
The dryer can be used by setting the timer for anything between 25 and 135 minutes or you can use the preset options which allow you to dry to Cupboard dry or extra dry, the preset options have a sensor so the dryer stops when your laundry is dry.
Additionally you can select the fabric type either cotton or synthetics and there is an option for delicates.
When the dryer stops after being on one of the senor cycles it first goes in to cooling mode for a few minutes, then an alarm sounds over approx 45 seconds letting you know that you can remove the laundry.
If you do not remove the items at this point it goes in to a reduced crease mode turning the drum every 10-20 seconds for up to 30 minutes.
The dryer has reverse action which helps stop clothes getting tangles together and dries them quicker, I have mine vented at the outside wall but the hose is long so could easily go out a windo or door if a vent is not an option for you.
The lint filter is easily accessable at the front of the drum and is simple to clean.
It recommends that it is cleaned after each use.
The energy rating is C which although not fantastic is average or a new tumble dryer.
According to Which drying 5 washes a week over the year will cost you around £55.00 in electricity.
The dryer cost me £229.00 last winter but I have seen it in various shops ranging from £189 - £249
Being a busy mum I always have alot of clothes washing, and with the British weather, I have always relied on a tumble drier. They are also a brilliant way of finishing drying of towels and sheets, and give them the bounce back, in addition the football kit thats lay in a sports bag all week but is suddenly needed for the next day is no longer a problem.
My trusty old Hotpoint drier broke down recently and I then decided to buy the Zanussi as a replacement. The large loading door is what attracted me most. My previous driers have had small, round loading doors and when trying to load with duvet covers and even a duvet itself proved to be a bit of a problem.
It holds up to 7kg of washing, and this is ample, as to be honest anyone who loads their complete laundry to dry must have more money than sense. Unless an item is needed immediately your better off getting it partially dried outside then finish it off in the drier with a Bounce sheet to give it a fresh and clean smell.
The drier has a hose fitted where the damp air is released, it is preferable to have this vent attached to an outside wall, so that the steam isn't released into the room your drier is in. Alternatively you can put it through a window or door, the vent hose is long enough to do this, and can easily be stored at side of drier whe n not in use.
The drier has a sensor fitter to enable it to switch off automatically when your clothes are dry, or you can manually set the switch upto 135 minutes, you can also open the door at any time to check how dry the clothes are.
When fitting under a bench top the sizes are height 85 x width 60 x depth 58. It is a useful addition, and means washing isn't lying around in bad weather waiting to be dried.
The only downside is these machines are expensive to use, when it is switched on you can see the electric meter turning! But the biggest advantage,for me anyway is it cuts down on the ironing, and even items that need an iron have stubborn creases removed.
Short name: Zanussi ZDE47100W