Dries great and does the job as advertised!
I agonised over this purchase after days and days of research...I heard good things about the Asko brand but wasn't looking at purchasing an Asko washer/dryer combo until they had a special offer that took $800 off the sale price.
Anyway, there are so many mixed reports about heat pump dryers on the web that I felt compelled to post my experience which is mainly positive. I have had my heat pump dryer for two weeks now, have done about 10 loads, including sheets, towels and bedding. I was concerned about reports that a heat pump wouldn't dry ...the above mentioned items but in my experience this has not been the case at all. In fact, it has been the exact opposite and not only have they come up nice and dry, they are also cleaner, softer, have less creasing and do not shrink due to the way the clothes dry by condensing. This Asko heat pump has the reverse cycle dry feature which changes spin direction every so often which may help but I have also not added this feature and sheets and towels have dried fine. The feature setting on the dryer is useful without being confusing, the dryer is super easy to use and I have found that clothes definitely dryer better than a regular dryer without the water condensation you would normally get. The energy efficiency is so much better than a regular dryer and from my calculations I will achieve payback (of increased cost of heat pump dryer in under two years). There is some maintance you will have to do after each load which includes two main things - emptying water from condenser and removing lint from the collector on the door. Both jobs take about 10 seconds each and are super easy. You also get reminded to do these before your next load on the screen in case you ever forget. Yes, you would prefer not to do these jobs but for me it was either do this and have a energy effecient heat pump dryer or take the clothes out on the line and spend time hanging them up and taking them down. I know which one is faster, easier and less hassle! Lots of reports of heat pump dryers not working they way they intend to but from my experience I have not had these problems at all. I have yet to bring out a load of washing that is not dry despite and have jammed it full of clothes. Not sure what other people are doing differently or if different brands really perform that differently but I can vouch for the heat pump dryer I purchased and highly recommend.
|Category||Heat Pump Clothes Dryers|
|Energy Rating||7 star(s)|
|Features||Lint Filter and Stackable|
|Door Hinge||Reversible Door Hinge and Right|
|Dimensions||850 x 595 x 654 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
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