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Washer/dryer or washer and heated airer?

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greenbloom Fri 08-Apr-16 15:17:58

My old washer/dryer has died. I haven't space for a separate dryer so was thinking about just a washing machine and then a heated airer? Any opinions?

FireflyGirl Fri 08-Apr-16 21:54:02

Did you like your washer/dryer? Did it cope with your laundry requirements? What is making you think a separate heated airer might be better?

(Personally, I would rather have the airer, but I get through a lot of washing and usually have the washing machine and tumble dryer going at the same time, with another load on the washing line/draped over doors and radiators!)

westcountrywoman Sat 09-Apr-16 07:29:52

Washer and heated airer. I hated my washer drier and it was expensive to run. I am lucky enough to now have a washer, a separate drier and a heated airer, but very rarely use the drier. The stand alone washer is much more efficient and we manage fine with the heated airer 99% of the time.

Muskateersmummy Sat 09-Apr-16 07:32:06

Washer and heated airer. Combination things tend not to work well. Ours was hopeless. I would never have one again. Plus having a washer and a heated dryer means I can wash a second load whilst the first is drying

insancerre Sat 09-Apr-16 07:36:04

I didn't like my washer\ dryer
It took ages to dry
You couldn't dry a full wash load as the drying capacity is less that the washing capacity
The next wash after you've used the dryer was covered in fluff
I would never buy one again

greenbloom Sat 09-Apr-16 16:34:41

Thank you for your helpful replies. The drier part was so noisy and inefficient that I am leaning towards the airer - are they a faff to fold and store? I would love to just have it up in the kitchen overnight, quietly drying, and put it away in the mornings.
We are a small family of three, so I do roughly a load a day.

westcountrywoman Sun 10-Apr-16 19:56:21

They fold pretty small (flat). Ours tucks away down the side of a cabinet in the bathroom and comes out overnight (I use the playroom). It's light and easy to move when empty. Most things dry overnight and it takes a big load. Thick towels / jeans sometimes need a little longer. You can unfold just half the line if you just need it for a few things.
If you have a Lakeland nearby they usually have them on display.

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