The year 1945 marked the beginning of Candy’s existence and since then there has been no turning back for this manufacturer and has rooted well in the segment of household appliances. For the past few decades their innovation have extended worldwide and have managed to acquired many European companies. The strength of the brand has enhanced to a greater extent and so are its models. The following is the review of Candy GOV58F-80 Grand O Tumble Dryer.
A brief overview of this product would describe better its physical characteristics and the technology it functions on. This model comes in a white finish with the dimensions of 85 x 60 x 60 cm to correspond its height, width and depth. The control panel is neatly aligned on the top with a rectangular door that lacks a no viewing window. Overall it is a freestanding appliance that functions with on venting technology. This technology requires a venting hose with an appropriate outlet and hence demands to be installed in a place feasible for venting the hose. Then again, it weighs a meager 31 kg that allows for easy shifting of the appliance.
Capacity and Controls:
Capable of handling a load as large as 8 kg, the dryer seems to be a perfect match for larger families. Additionally, it also packs a sizeable drum that can accommodate any type of fabric. The controls are mechanical that uses a rotary knob to choose the programmes. There is also a button for the start and reset option. Next to the knob is an instant reference and well explained print that helps with programme selection. The heat setting option is also available right next to it, with an indicator light that hints on the functioning of the same.
Programmes and Features:
The various programmes on offer in this Candy GOV58F-80 8 Kg Capacity Tumble Dryer would be ‘Fast Iron’ that makes ironing easy and is ready right out of the dryer, the ‘Refresh’ option can be chosen to refresh clothes that are left unused for a long period of time or just needs some freshening. Aside from these, there are also the timed programmes and fast drying on offer with the latter extending to a maximum of 150 minutes. All the above programmes can be synced with 2 different heat settings that needs to be chosen based on the nature of the fabric. Below are a list of features that make this model complete.
- Reverse action – Here the drum rotates both clockwise and anti-clock wise, thus avoiding tangling of clothes.
- Large opening – Though the door lacks a viewing window, it opens wide enough making loading and unloading a literal breeze.
- Indicators – Couple of indicators that make usage of this appliance fairly easy are the filter care indicator and the end of programme indicator. While the former hints users on cleaning and maintaining the fluff filter on time to save on time and electricity, the latter hints users on a programme getting completed.
- Sensor dry programmes – In order to prevent the clothes from over or under drying, this programme can be selected with the required level of dryness. Based on the moisture level in the fabrics the dryer automatically functions to optimise the dryness.
Energy consumption and Efficiency:
The energy consumption is 4.5 Kwh per cycle and the annual consumption is 900. The dryer comes with a Grade ‘C’ rating with a certification for energy saving recommendation that seems impressive.
There is a free vent hose on offer with this Candy GOV58F-80 Grand O White Colour Tumble Dryer and comes with a 5-year guarantee for parts and 1 year for labour.
Candy GOV58F-80 Specification Table
|Model Name||GOV58F-80 Grand O Tumble Dryer|
|Drying Capacity in kg||8|
|Size (height x width x depth)||85 x 60 x 60 cm|
|Timed dry||150 minutes|
|Loading type||Front loading|
|Number of drying programmes||5|
|Anti crease function||No|
|Large door opening||Yes|
|Wool care programme||No|
|Indicators / others|
|Filter care indicator||Yes|
|Remaining time indicator||Yes|
|Automatic Safety door||Yes|
|End of program indicator||Yes|
|Efficiency rating||Grade ‘C’|
|Noise level||67 dBa|
|Energy consumption||4.5 Kwh|
|Free vent hose supplied||Yes|
|Guarantee||5 years for parts and 1 year for labour|
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