Cheap, not cheerful
It dries clothes okay when separated by fabric type, but the lint filter lets the machine down. You just about need to clean the heat pump filter as frequently as the main lint filter; as lint gets down the side of the main filter. It also still produces a bit of moisure, and you'll find moisture built up inside the heat pump filter area - which isn't great at all.
It's fairly noisy, so if it is going to be in a place you can hear it, make sure you compare decibel ratings with other options, especially when running for a couple of hours.
I would say only okay on gentleness on clothes.
Purchased in June 2020 at 100%.
Bad dryer. Poor customer care. No services
Very bad product. Takes hours to dry poor customer service. Checked twice they could not see what wrong in it. Still not working good. Not accepting yo return it they do not have Beko service centre. Never buy this products.
Purchased at Appliance online for $900.00.
Love this dryer
We have had this dryer almost a year now and its perfect! we were initially hesitant to buy it as we didn't know the brand at all. We chose it because we lived in a small apartment and didn't want a vented dryer as that would have made the apartment too wet. It was also one of the smallest dimensions of a dryer to fit in the small laundry cupboard. We use it to dry all of our clothes/towels/sheets and they come out so soft and dry. It initially took a little while to get used to the settings but we use the cupboard dry setting for normal loads ...and extra dry for the bigger loads/sheets. We don't have it plumbed up to the sink so we just empty the water tray after every use along with the filter. Because its a heat pump dryer it wont make a small apartment or laundry damp or covered in lint. So far we love it! The only con is that it doesn't have a timer only symbols on the screen so you never know how long it has left. The cupboard dry setting usually takes around 2 hours to dry. We have a beko dishwasher coming tomorrow so fingers crossed we love that as much as we love our dryer.
Purchased in June 2020 at Appliances Online for $733.00.
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Doing the job well
I bought this heat pump dryer to try and save a few pennies on energy usage while having an appliance that won't damage synthetics and delicates. I'm still getting to know the machine's behaviour, but it does work reasonably well. There seems to be some guesswork as to weather clothes will be dry with the selected program however, although this isn't a big issue as you can run a short program after for example.
Purchased in August 2020 for $789.00.
Bloody brilliant! Quiet, efficient, and versatile
This is our family's first clothes dryer. We never had much room for them, and since we rent, it's always been a pain to have windows and required vents for traditional dryers. And the traditional vented dryers are so energy inefficient, that they were not worth it. We've had this product for about a month, and we use it all the time - especially now going into autumn and winter. Some of the reviews suggested that it was really noisy, but we have not noticed that - it's about the same volume as our Samsung washing machine. The online ad wasn't ...entirely clear as to whether this thing had an external hose, but I was happy to see upon delivery that it in fact had this feature. I did have to go to Bunnings and get a $10 hose extension, as we've placed it beside our washing machine. The internal water container is excellent, it can probably do a couple of big loads. When it finishes it seems to beep, but I would prefer that it just switched off. I saw some dryers have special shoe drying racks - that would be a cool feature, which is not included here. I don't know if it's an ongoing thing, but by registering the product within 90 days, we got a free warranty extension to 5 years - that's amazing. So although it's more expensive than the conventional dryers, it'll likely save us money in the long run considering the high energy efficiency of the heat pump technology used in this model. We got it for $898 through Retravision, but I noticed later on that JB HiFi had it cheaper - so definitely shop around, easiest to do online.
Purchased in March 2020 at RetraVision for $898.00.
Excellent product. Exceed expectations.
I've never owned a dryer before and have always been drying cloths using a commercial dryer. Prior to this purchase, I was under the impression that dryers at home are not effective and energy efficient. I purchased this dryer just before our son was born, as we did not want to use public dryers. This came out handy, as the purchase happened just before the Cov-19 pandemic.
I chose the Beko over the other popular brands, as the product came with a 5 year warranty (2 years standards+ 3 years extended when registered). Also the cost was much l...ower when compared to other popular brands. I purchased mine for $798. I dry all types of cloths from delicate baby cloths to woolen items. Although it has been only a few weeks, I've used the dryer over 10 times. The outcome has always been extremely satisfactory. The dryer works well with delicate baby ware and does not do any damage. I always use the extra dry option, which goes on for about 3 hours. I believe that this is fine for a heat pump dryer. The iron dry option take about an our less. For a full 3 hour cycle the dryer user about 0.8 Kilowatt Hours (Cost me less than 10 cents) which is pretty good. Given that it has a timer, I can set it to work during off peak hours (when energy cost is low). The dryer produces a noise which is pretty similar to what I've experienced when using commercial dryers. I would expect small scale dryers to be a bit quite. However, this does not bother me as much. The sound could only be hear when I am at the laundry or the room right next to it. So it would not disturb neighbors. The product also came with spares (a filter and an extra tube) The functionality/ information display is basic. However, it does whatever it is meat to do.
Purchased in March 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $798.00.
Budget heat pump dryer
works brilliantly. Beko backs this product with an extended warranty for five years which is a good plus point. As with most beko products, the display does not count down to the time left for the cycle to finish. Apart from this, there are no negatives.. plenty of drying cycles to select from.. 6 energy star rating and the water is drained directly via an external pipe OR through a compartment (that needs to be manually emptied). Best budget heat pump dryer around.
Purchased in July 2019 for $879.00.
Great Value for money
After a lot of research, decided to settle on this model from Beko. Great value for money as compared to most name brands. Does the job as intended and comes with peace of mind with 5 years extended warranty for free! Also has a 6 star energy rating. Easy to use, reminds you when the filter needs to be cleaned. Water can be stored in its inbuilt container or can be directed out via an external pipe which is supplied. Pretty much plug and play.
Questions & Answers
hi everyone, i hope this question can be answered, my dryer has no heat to dry the clothes.
is there a reset switch my electrician can reset for me? Model # BDP700W
Hi I am looking at buying a new dryer. Reading reviews but just confused about what a water catchment is? None of the dryers I've ever used had this.. just a fluff collector..,,?
there are different types of driers now. The kind you're used to are probably "Vented driers" that heat hot air through the tumble chamber and then expel moist hot air out a big wide pipe. They work well and are cheaper than other kinds, but use a lot of electricity. They might also be a bit faster at drying (i can't say for sure), but the amount of heat can mean harder wear for the clothes.
More recently there are two newer kinds of driers as well: "Condenser" driers and "Heat Pump Condenser" driers. Instead of blowing hot air at the clothes, these use a condenser (quite a lot like how a dehumidifier works) to suck the moisture from the air in the tumble chamber, and then dispose of that water (either into a removable container that needs to be emptied every few cycles, or out through a waste hose like a washing machine).
These also have filters which need to be emptied/cleaned as well.
While there are notable, electricity savings, these driers are more expensive to buy to begin with. They also make sense where (for example) you live in a highrise apartment, or are renting a place, then they might be desirable because now you don't have to figure out how to install a vent for your drier.
So the short version is: "Vented driers" expel moist hot air through a big pipe, while "Condenser" and "Heat Pump Condenser" driers expel extracted water either into a removable container that needs to be emptied, or instead put out water through a waste hose.
Hope this helps!
I have an 8kg beko heat pump dryer that I loved using all winter and never let me down. I have always emptied out the water catchment and cleaned out all the fluff and brushed out the condenser down the bottom and dried out any moisture. As the weather started to get warmer I started hanging my clothes outside. This weekend I decided to thrown a load in the dryer and it stunk of mould! I still left my load in there and thought it would disappear- was I wrong! It’s ruined my load of clothes and need to soak everything to try get the smell out. How do I now get the smell out of the dryer? I have cleaned it again, left the water catchment out left the door open and put a moisture absorber in there. Please help!
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