A clothes dryer is an essential item in house with four children – it’s constantly on in the winter months with school uniforms, sports clothes and endless other family items.
We purchased the Bosch just over a year ago have been impressed with its ActiveAir technology and large capacity. A big investment for our family at $2899, we didn’t make the purchase lightly.
The Bosch ActiveAir Technology – an advance on heat pump technology – operates without a conventional heater. So basically, drying air is heated up at low cost with the help of the heat pump, while existing heat is re-used efficiently.
We do around 10 loads a week and it costs around 30 cents per load to run. There are many benefits including 15 Clothes Care programs, but I love the fact that he house doesn’t resemble a sauna when a cycle is going through and its automatic self-cleaning system is lint-free.
You do need to manually empty the It’s also safe with a programe and children safety lock, and is quiet when you inevitably have to a load overnight to be ready for the next morning routine.
The Bosch dryer has a 6.5kg capacity and a 6 star energy rating. I give it 4 stars and would recommend it to other mums looking for a sturdy and reliable dryer that gets the job done. The initial investment does pay off in the long run.
Bosch WTW86561AU condenser dryer specifications:
- 6.5 kg capacity
- 6 Star energy rating
- LC Display with full electronic controls and program progress display
- TouchControl buttons
- Glass doorLarge and easily accessible lint filter
- Can be built-under benches
- 15 Clothes Care programs
- Low Heat and Reduced Ironing option
- SuperQuick 40 minutes program
- Sportswear program
- Mixed load programUltimate woolCare system with drying basket
- ActiveAir Technology
- Automatic Self-Cleaning System keeps the condenser lint-free, ensuring the same energy performance every time
- Sensor drying, precise adjustment of the drying level
- Automatic anti-crease cycle (120 minutes)
- Automatic drum stop when door is opened
- Program safety lock and child lock
- LED warning indicator for lint filter and condensed water container
- Drum interior light
- Time delay start
- Time remain indicator
- End of cycle indicator
- Very quiet operation - 65 dB
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 84.2 cm x 59.8 cm x 62.5 cm (with worktop attached)