Beko, the innovative brand, have always strived to present consumers with an array of home appliances which are engineered with a breakthrough technology allowing consumers to feel and see the difference in each of their products. One such product would be their tumble dryers, an essential home appliance, Beko DPU8360 Condenser Tumble Dryer is one such famous product by this leading manufacturer that proves to be fairly impressive and rich in its features and functions. The following review might throw more light on the extensive details of this dryer.
Design and Feel:
This model takes its engineering cues from the condenser technology that is free of venting. It is a freestanding and front loading appliance that comes in a white finish which seamlessly blends with almost any décor. Also the 8kg capacity comes in fairly handy for joint and big families and handles larger items like duvets effortlessly. While the max load for cottons is 8kg it is 4kg for synthetics. The insides of the drum is made of galvanized steel. The condenser drying system demands a need for the reservoir which is present in Beko DPU8360 Grade ‘A’ Rated Tumble Dryer with a tank capacity of 4.8 litres.
Programmes and Controls:
There are 16 main programmes which facilitates the user to choose according to the demands of the laundry. Also there are 10 sensor programmes and 5 timed programmes. The electronic control panel consists of start/pause cancel button, buzzer cancel button, electronic timer and few indicator lights which support the functioning and maintenance of the appliance. There are programmes specially for cottons and synthetics along with timed programmes. These programmes allow the user to choose based on the type of laundry. There is also special care given for delicate fabrics, lingerie and silk based laundries.
The enhanced features of this condenser tumble dryer makes it highly functional making it stand apart from the other conventional models. It has electronic control system with automatic sensor programmes. The presence of indicators makes functioning of the dryer all the more perfect. The dryness level indicator makes it an easy reference for the user to check on the desired levels. It does have the programme sequence indicator lights, water tank full indicator, clean filter indicator and other special indicators for all kinds of specialised functions.
This model consists of a large port hole that opens at 150 degree. The filter present is removable and can be cleaned easily; however the door cannot be reversed. It has been designed with soft line worktop with feet consisting of non-slippage feet pads. The anti-crease function gives the load a two way rotation, thus avoiding the fabrics from tangling together with eliminating creases. This also facilitates easy ironing. The auto cool down that takes place at the end of a programme allows for immediately unload of the laundry.
Consumption and Efficiency:
Measuring about 850mm x 600mm x 600mm (HWD) the total power of the motor is 900 Watts with an energy consumption of 2.68kWh/cycle. The total drying time is 175 minutes. The drum volume and the reservoir capacity are 118 litres and 4.8 litres respectively. The dryer comes with a Grade ‘A” energy efficiency rating which is 30% better as against the conventional dryers.
Keeping in mind the features and functions of this Beko DPU8360 8kg Capacity Tumble Dryer, it sure is an impressive appliance that has been designed to handle all types of laundry with care and efficiency.
Beko DPU8360 – Technical Specification Table
|Machine type||Freestanding / Front loading|
|Drying Capacity||8 kg|
|Dimension (H x W x D)mm||850 x 600 x 600 mm|
|Number of Programmes||10 Sensor and 5 timed programmes|
|Energy efficiency rating||A+++|
|Door||Round door with integrated handles|
|Anti crease function||Yes|
|Final cool tumble action||Yes|
|Water tank capacity||4.8 litres|
|Delicate dry option||Yes|
|Buttons||Start/pause, buzzer cancel|
|Cool down phase||Yes|
|Start delay option||Yes|
|Filter care indicator||Yes|
|Remaining time indicator||Yes|
|Warning LED indicator||Yes|
|Water tank full indicator||Yes|
|End of program indicator||Yes|
|Mains on/off button||Yes|
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Monday, April 23rd, 2012