Works ok for us when the weather is bad to dry the kids clothes and other things. Easy to use and has air setting, warm, and hot setting. No timers or sensor etc. Bad points, the lint filter doesn't stay in, falls off all the time resulting in loud banging noises, and lint all over the laundry. Only rotates one way so sheets and towels are impossible to dry as they just end up in one big ball of wet washing. If you can afford a better one, I would get that one and not this one.
Purchased in July 2019.
yes drys cloths when ever I'm cant hang cloths or pushed for time.
Dries cloths as required is great value for money always handy to dry your washed cloths and fabric items when the weather forecast is storms and rain allso when you come inside out of the rain with wet cloths
Purchased in April 2017 for A$399.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Worked well for 18 months before stopping working altogether, for no apparent reason.
Got a refund with 36 month warranty. It was a bit of a task to get it though. It's made me a bit wary of Aldi appliances.
The dryer filter falls off constantly. Really annoying and noisy.
The rotation ties sheets into big knots which means you constantly have to attend to the wound up pieces. It also ties towels into tight bundles so unless you in attendance the towels are wet after 2 hours.
Cheap but I wouldn't buy another!
Very Simple Dryer Dries Alright
This spins around and blows heated air over the clothes for a predetermined time set by a manual timer. About as simple and rudimentary as is humanly possible. It does an alright job but it is built light and has lots of super el-cheapo plastic parts including a lint filter that falls out on its own. Wouldn't get the same one again but it has worked ok so far
Works ok bit flimsy
This is still running after two years and still drying my clothes so I am happy enough with it. Whether I would actually recommend it to others ais debatable as its a very cheaply made product and it shows - the plastic on the link filter is nonsense and it regularly just falls out so I am not sure I would unless you understand this and want the very cheapest product and understand that it probably wont last all that many years
Great dryer good options
Very good dryer has a lot of options which I think is great because sometimes you don't want to over dry the cloths or you just need to air them out ! Sometimes the cloths are damp and you just need to dry it not the full cycle because of the options.
Worked well for years now
This was cheap to buy and has put in far more service than I thought it would. Its a very simple dryer, just a timer and heat selector and kind of cheap construction but it has worked for over three years now and I have no complaints. Its a little on the small side and can take quite a while with towels but it was very cheap to buy in the first place. Good little worker!
Serves its purpose
This dryer is a little weird looking but it works fine. Its a smaller size so I find its best to split out the load in half and dryer half at a time with half airing then swap. Its a little on the plasticky/flimsy side of things so I don't expect to own it forever but it came with an OK guarantee and still works fine a year in. Its cheap and does the job (sort of) but don't expect miracles. Its just a very basic machine
Simple Cheap Dryer Works Fine
This get really hot for a little dryer and gets the clothes done quite quickly if you dont overfill it. This is very important because due to its small size it can bundle the clothes up if there are too many. The controls are absolutely basic and the construction is adequate, not super strong but it only costs $249! Its good for the price
Would not be able to get through winter without a dryer and this has turned out very well. I thought it looked a bit strange when we first got it but it has done a good job already and looks like keeping on going fine. Its actually pretty quick for a a dryer due to its compact size and is simple and just works well. It may not last forever but it came with a good guarantee from Aldi.
You get what you pay for
This is the second dryer we have in our household of 6 so it’s a great ‘extra’ dryer
Of course there are no intelligent or weight sensors
But hey what do you expect for $150
It does the job of drying and it does it well and in the end if you want all the bells and whistles then you pay for all the bells and whistles but is you need a dryer that does the job and just dries.....this is the one for you great for any units or smaller items of clothing etc 4.5 kg good size!
Cheaply Made Works Well
Got this entirely based on price from Aldi. Well they say "you get what you pay for" and so it is. This is a cheaply built plasticky dryer. Despite it's light build it works fine but its hard to see it still running in more than five years. It works best to finish off air dried clothes and also better if the load is split into two. It works fine it just feels cheap.
Simple Dryer Works OK
This is avery basic model and that is reflected in the cheap price. It is a little light in terms of build quality but it does the job. We just use it for hand towels at work and its fine. I don't expect this to last for many years like the old Aussie ones used to because of the cheap plastics and flimsy looking door hinges but it should run OK for a few years.
Basic Model Works Fine
This el cheapo Aldi clothes dryer isn't about to win any design or beauty awards but when it comes to the uncomplicated task of spinning slowly around and blowing hot air, it does the job fine.
Build quality is a little cheaper, the door hinges don't inspire confidence in their long term strength. Price is also cheap though.
Its cheap, it works, it probably won't last forever but it's ok
Does The Job
Cheap dryer from Aldi does the job.
It's not the biggest by any means but it heats up very well and dries clothes fast. A word of warning though, this is a cheap model and can get too hot if left running so I recommend smaller loads and regular checking of the clothes. There is only hot and cold settings.
The door and filter are a bit plasticky so they may not last forever but for the price paid ($199), it's quite adequate
Aldi's Poor Response to Repair of Faulty Dryer on Warranty
The Stirling (Aldi) 4.5kg GYJ45-68 dryer which had a 3-year warranty on it, lasted only 2 years and 6 months. Before that, its function was flawless. Unfortunately, stopped heating and periodically wouldn't start at all. Given this, I wasn't really 'put out' because of the warranty and accept that sometimes, there may be a 'dud' in the system. Pursuit of the warranty repair via Aldi's dryer supplier 'Tempo' and their assigned repairer 'PBM' (via 'Install & Fix') only just fell short of a 6-week nightmare. Bottom line: Despite one visit from a P...BM mechanic, there was no attempted repair of the dryer other than lint removal from behind the empty lint-collecting basket on the drum wall. On follow-up when the dryer was still not working, Tempo stated that they would not re-assign a technician, that I could have a refund ($199) and that I was STILL entitled to a 90-day work guarantee from PBM! I considered this excellent customer service at the time and accepted the offer with gusto (who wouldn't?). On pursuit of the so-called 90-day guarantee with PBM, a plethora of anomalies (the kindest word I can give it) unfolded regarding the actual status of the 'repair' where it was claimed that the thermostat had been replaced by PBM's technician. I confirmed to PBM and Tempo (and later Aldi) that NO PART had been replaced at all and that I was present 100% of the time the mechanic was with the dryer. Despite phone call after phone call to all three companies to clarify this major point, the 'discrepancy' was not acknowledged nor investigated (i.e. the porky) and it was concluded by Tempo that the dryer had a major fault (yes, scratch your head because lint is not a major fault by any stretch of the imagination) and that a refund and not repair had been warranted. Aldi's viewpoint was that the information Tempo had given me (that I was also entitled to a 90-day work guarantee) was incorrect and now that the refund had been issued, it was the end of the matter. So, in conclusion, the dryer lasted 2 years and 6 months and thanks to Aldi, Tempo and PBM, the lifetime of this piece of metal is at the cost of the planet and laughably, is a direct contradiction to Aldi's mantra at the end of their emails "Save paper - think before you print". If I had (a) known the dryer's expected life, I would not have purchased it and (b) if I had known what I know now about what is ultimately Aldi's response to a faulty product, I would definitely not have purchased their dryer and could have saved myself a lot of grief and wasted time. Can you bear to hear any more about this fiasco? I can't...... but have to arrange for the 'dud' to be removed from my home AT MY COST. Ahhhh that $199 refund of MY money should cover it. Thank you Aldi, Tempo and PBM!
At this price, you get what you pay for
Our F+P dryer died and money was tight. Aldi had the dryer as a weekly special, so we thought "why not?!"
It works. It dries the clothes. But it has this really neat hidden feature of rolling up towels and sheets. Perfect for the bachelor who hates folding clothes. Not so great if you want dry towels and sheets.
I have to give some credit to the Stirling Customer Service team. Our lint filter would no longer stay where it should. We found the receipt and warranty card. I contacted them, and told them what was wrong. I didnt want to lug the whole dryer back to Aldi for a refund and hope they come back as a Special Buy. Stirling CST obliged and sent me a replacement filter. Yah! it works so I can go back to neatly rolled towels.......
Works a treat best value for money
The stirling clothes dryer is easy to use, with plenty of space to dry bedding.
Great for an active family with lots of washing.
The only downside is the flter is in the back of the drum so to clean the filter you litwrally have to reach right in to remove filter. Not good if you have back injuries.
Ideal for emergency drying
I dont like using the dryer for environmental reasons but with 3 kids and my eldest starting school we needed sonething for emergency drying. I paid 199. Lightweight so i set it up myself. Works great for 199 however u cant adjust heat otherthan hot or cold and increase in bill as i used it too much in winter. Definefly worth the money however.
Questions & Answers
where to get replacement lint filter?
in Brisbane Australia 4035
The max temperature in exhaust pipe
I am looking for the filter felt as the one on my machine is torn, from where can I purchase this
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