Bosch WTE84306GB Avantixx Condenser Tumble Dryer falls in the mid range category where its features might not be the finest, but is pretty much functional. It is indeed attractive and has been crafted with simplicity to go about performing its functions. A closer look at its features will throw additional light on stuff it is capable of.
This front loading dryer is a freestanding model that can also be accommodated as a built-under and comes with a removable top and round door. The door hinges on the right and shares a dimension of 84.2 cm in height, 59.8 cm in width and 62.5 cm in depth. Weighting about a 45 kilograms, this sturdy and firm dryer has a capacity to handle a load of 8 kilograms of laundry. The Bosch WTE84306GB dryer has a large stainless steel drum and can hold a volume of up to 112 litres. In terms of capacity, this appliance easily tackles the requirement of a family comfortably.
The dryer uses an electric heater and has a moisture monitoring system in place that happens automatically with the help of an electric damp detector. Bosch WTE84306GB Avantixx White Colour Tumble Dryer is equipped with a revolutionary drying system that is sensitive to the load and material. This unfortunately works both ways for this dryer – advantageous and disadvantageous – because while it takes utmost care of clothes, it also proves to be a concern as it lacks a reverse tumble action.
Indicators have long been a great guide for users and help in easy operation of the appliance. This model is not far behind as it is equipped with a lot of indicators that narrate the progress. A few of which include:
- Drying programme indicator – which illustrates the programme chosen
- Remaining time indicator – that points out the remaining time for a programme to end
- Blocked filter indicator – that warns when the fluff filter needs cleaning
- End of cycle indicator – that beeps indicating the end of a cycle
- Water container full indicator –highlighting the fact that the tray needs to be emptied
The control panel has a LED unit which displays the progress of the programme and also illuminates the indicators. The start and stop buttons are touch control and has a fully electronic control panel. This enables digital countdown of the timings too.
Unfortunately, this Bosch WTE84306GB 8kg Tumble Dryer lacks sensors for moisture level and for wool, but then is equipped with reduced ironing. Despite lacking the reverse tumble action feature, the dryer still manages to have an anti-crease function, making the task of ironing fairly easy. There are two types of timed programmes – a 20 minute warm and super quick 40. In the sportswear programme the clothes are aired out to remove the sweat and bad odour and freshened up. The woollen finish helps the fabrics to retain that bounce in them. The mixed programme is ideal for a mixture of different fabrics. While settings for different temperatures can be adjusted, the same isn’t possible when it comes to timing of the drying process. The Start Delay Option manages to delay the process from 1 hour to 24 hours that is flexible enough for users to pick their feasible timing.
Efficiency and Performance:
In terms of energy class, it comes with a Grade B rating, thus illustrating the need to be more resourceful in terms of energy consumption. One possible reasoning could be that this dryer belongs to the condenser type that consumes additional power in comparison to the vented ones. The greatest advantage with condenser dryers would be that they can just about be placed anywhere as there is no hassles of an outlet pipe etc., and with the water getting collected mechanically. It proves to be average in terms of noise levels too as it records 61 decibels which could actually be owing to its size.
Overall, this Bosch WTE84306GB Avantixx Grade ‘B’ Rated Tumble Dryer sets out to fulfill the basic requirements of a household decently well. Though it lacks any in-depth features or fancy frills, it makes up for it amply with the kind of volume and performance that it boasts of. Furthermore, coming from Bosch it has a 2-year guarantee tagged along making it easier on the mind along with being effectively functional.
Bosch WTE84306GB Specification Table
|Model Name||Avantixx WTE84306GB dryer|
|Drying Capacity in kg||8 kilograms|
|Size (height x width x depth)||84.2 x 59.8 x 62.5 centimetres|
|Loading type||Front loading|
|Number of drying programmes||5|
|Door type||No glass door|
|Drum capacity||112 litres|
|Drum interiors||Stainless steel|
|Buzzer with volume||Yes|
|Drying stage indicator||Yes|
|Time remaining indicator||Yes|
|Empty out container indicator||Yes|
|Blocked filter indicator||Yes|
|Fuzzy logic sensor drying||No|
|Soft water settings||No|
|Anti crease function||Yes|
|Programmes||20 minute warm/ mixture/ sportswear/
super quick 40 and wollens finish
|Drying temperature settings||Adjustable|
|Efficiency rating||Grade “B”|
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