The Hotpoint TCD980 8kg Condenser Tumble Dryer is special because of its massive capacity and comes in handy for not just domestic usage, but also suits a bigger household. In terms of functionality, the dryer works wonders when it comes to drying and keeping clothes wrinkle free. Though vented models look economical and consume less energy, they are not as compatible as condenser models right from installation to daily use. This condenser type of drying system collects water in a reservoir for later emptying and does not require venting with a hose. The following is a review of one such model to bring about better understanding about its features and functions.
The Hotpoint TCD980 Tumble dryer has been crafted to give it a professional look with an optimised dimension and comes in colours – Aluminium: TCD980A, Graphite: TCD980G, Black: TCD980K that makes it great choice for modern homes. It takes the dimension of 850 mm in height, 595 mm in width and 584 mm in depth. It operates on condenser technology that is the most convenient type to be installed in any available space. The water tank is present at the front top with a 5 litre reservoir. The dryer packs many advantages in the form of latest functions and looks to be an appealing model to many households.
Boasting of a capacity of 8 kg, this Hotpoint TCD 980 Condenser Dryer performs the drying function for just about any kind of family, be it medium or large. It is a great compliment to any washer and obviously teams up better with a Hotpoint washer. The controls are electronic and are present towards the right on the front top. The soft touch button and display screen is an attractive addition to this appliance. Present in this model is a LCD interface that not just adds to the looks but also keeps users updated of the programmes and the progress of a programme, all in a single glance. It also displays the remaining drying time and the status of the current cycle.
Programmes and Functions:
This is one of the high-end model, as it packs the maximum number of programmes, around 31. This includes all specialised programmes that is capable of handling different type of fabrics coupled with some automatic functions that come as a special treat to many.
- Sensor drying – Aka set and forget drying system in which the appliance automatically senses the moisture level and stops functioning with the required level of dryness being achieved.
- Crease care – This is another important feature as it helps prevent formation of heavy crease that makes ironing difficult. This system of preventing crease formation is done pre and post drying to give utmost care to fabrics.
- Wool care – This is one of the delicate programme, which is gentle on the woollen clothes while it also maintains the freshness in the fabric.
- Anti-crease – This system works at the beginning and at the end of a programme to avoid the formation of creases, thus making the task of ironing hassle-free.
The filter care indicator hints users when it is time for the filter to be cleaned in order to achieve best results. Yet another must have feature that is available in this Hotpoint TCD980 8kg Capacity Tumble Dryer is the Reservoir full indicator that eases the trouble of frequent checking or over flowing. The end of programme indicator makes it easy for users to instantly unload the laundry once its done, and thus avoids stench in clothes after being retained inside for a long time.
The optimised size, capacity and functions makes this tumble dryer not just attractive to look at, but its accommodative and flexible trait is sure to increase the number of happily satisfied customers.
Hotpoint TCD980 Specification Table
|Model Name||TCD980 Condenser Tumble Dryer|
|User interface||Digital display|
|Size (height x width x depth)||850 x 595 x 58.4mm|
|Drying Capacity in kg||8|
|Loading type||Front loading|
|Number of drying programmes||31|
|Energy efficiency rating||C|
|Number of heat settings||2|
|Anti crease function||Yes (Pre and Post drying)|
|Final cool tumble action||Yes|
|Silk dry program||Yes|
|Delicate dry option||Yes|
|Cupboard dry option||Yes|
|Easy iron option||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|
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