Not sure what a condesner is?? . We have a zanussi tumble dryer, bought over two years ago, our ds was in reusable nappies so has been heavily used in my opinion and is great. It is in our garage and we have one of those condenser boxes that you put the hose into. Used to have a washer/dryer - would not personally recommend for a drying option.
i have had lots of good advice on MN about this recently....
the general summary is!!!!
That tumble driers 9the one with the hose) are better and more efficient (and cheaper) than condensers..
condensers are a lot better than they were though and arent so much of a pain to use a some think (apparetnly)
and the box things you buy to put on a normal tumble drier are rubbish
Our tumble dryer is great. It just has a little drawer at the top that you pull out and then empty the water away. It takes less than 10 seconds to empty it, including the time waiting for the water to pour out. No hose needed.
the condenser box we use has two smaller boxes that are filled with ice (but our freezer is next to the dryer so no problem there!), although I think the new ones just use water. It is quite small and sits just in front of our dryer, about the same size as a box of photocoy paper - if that makes any sense at all.
I also have a Hotpoint Aquarius which is kept in the conservetory AKA playroom. I've been really chuffed with it. It doiesn't steam all the windows up and it doesn't make the conservetory feel damp eith which some condensers do. The tank holds quite alot of water as well