I need one NOW. MUST have the water emptying thing at the top not the bottom for reasons too boring to explain. Must also have sensor, ie switch itself off when finished.
Was thinking of this one in white it's rather ugly but seems to fit all the criteria and is going in a cupboard so who cares if it is ugly. I don't know the brand, is Hotpoint a good make? It seems rather cheap so was worried it may be crap.
Hotpoint is a reliable brand. My dryer is hotpoint and I have never had an ounce of trouble with it. Make sure you empty the container after each was rather than when it is full though as it will be more efficient.
My mum swears by Hotpoint. Other may point and laugh though. Will follow thread with interest, my "mil" has told me I have to have a tumble dryer now there is a new baby on the way. Small problem of nowhere to put one
We had a Bosch one with sensor dry and a collection drawer where the soap dispenser normally is on a WM. However if you forgot to check the drawere and did a full load it would continue to circulate but not dry, in which case you had to empty it mid cycle. I'd recommend havign the outlet plumbed in if poss to avoid this, and then it wouldn't matter where the drawer was.
Not sure if you can on all models but basically ours has an outlet pipe which is used like a washing machine outlet, running the water directly away. The Bosch one had this function too (hose etc came with it) but we never used it (we were/are in rented accommodation and didn't want to do more than necessary plumbing-wise to install our own WM and dryer). This flat has both WM and dryer included and already plumbed in, so with the dryer we just have to keep the filter fluff free.
The Bosch is around 5 years old, model WTL 4513 electronic. Not sure if was available in UK as we bought it from a Swedish couple over in Switzerland so it may have travelled a bit - but I'm sure there would be something similar. Think the one we now have is the equivalent of Electrolux.