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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:24 am 
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Anyone bought one of these yet?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:10 pm 
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not sure how good it will be in general you wont get enough heat to dry washing so you will have a heat pump at around 3kw output per 1kw input doing little more than taking the chill off the washing supplimented by a normal heating element would the extra cost be recouped within the life off the machine with a drying cycle for a normal machine being 20-30p with possible saving of 10 to 15p a dry thats 750- 1000 tumbles per extra £100 at 3 times a week thats 6 to 8 years to pay for its self if its say £200 more that 12-16 years :dunno: :dunno:

the actual amount will depend on the actual figures but you get the idea

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A Heat Pump tumble dryer works very well & you can pay a lot less than the Panasonic for one BA.
If you're anything like my lot, the tumble dryer is on for 8 hours some days, typical Scottish summer, pis.ing down!!!

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£700 for one. not for me.


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No one have gas tumble driers? Mate has one and he says it saves him a fortune....seems the norm in the US too.

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No one have gas tumble driers? Mate has one and he says it saves him a fortune....seems the norm in the US too.

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Probably because domestic gas prices in the US have fallen through the floor due to their 'fracking' for gas. Here in the UK you'd probably still pay through the nose.

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No one have gas tumble driers? Mate has one and he says it saves him a fortune....seems the norm in the US too.

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depends on your definition off a fortune any saving is worth having if it more than pays for its self :lol:
gas tumble dryer used around 65% off the kw of an electric one a tumble will use perhaps 2-3kw on a drying cycle so assuming 15p per kw thats around 38p a cycle with a 20p saving per cycle on gas so a possible 20p £2 dependant on 1 or 10 uses a week :lol:

i would save the 20p or £10 a year so the outlay for gas point more expensive machine and annual maintainance costs would not be the deciding factor

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It would seem the only people who make domestic gas tumble dryers are "white knight"
If their electric tumble dryers are anything to go by............. also at £350 they are not cheap. (but still half the price of the "heat pump" tumble dryer mentioned in the first place.)


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Here you go £341 for this puppy;
http://www.appliancesonline.co.uk/produ ... 23590.aspx

OK, it may go on fire like their fridge/freezer, so your getting a stove also!! I'm not seeing a down side??

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Urgh Beko.....When ANYTHING goes wrong they are CLUELESS. I was promised a manager call back 5 times over 6 months ago....still waiting now....

Likely knowing them it wouldn't even manage to properly set itself on fire...

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White knight gas dryers are great appliances. The running costs are less than a quarter of leccy ones!

Mines nearly 5 years old and never given any probs :wink:

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Only problem?

Do you have to be GasSafe registered to install and use one :lol:

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