AEG OKOKombi Plus washer dryer and OKOMix washing machine

AEG introduces the first ever washer dryer with heat pump technology, the ÖKOKombi Plus, and its most efficient, high performance washing machine ever, the ÖKOMix.

Designed for the most efficient combined washing and drying performance in the world, the ÖKOKombi Plus uses 40% less energy compared to other ‘A’ energy rated washer dryers. It is best in class when it comes to energy and water usage, and the ‘A -40%’ energy rating equates to a saving of up to £70 per year in energy costs alone, compared with an ‘A’ rated model.

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How to save when buying a washer and dryer

How to save when buying a washer and dryer

If you had to put a price tag on a new washer and dryer, how high would you go? When Yahoo posted an article from Consumer Reports on impressive laundry pairs for $ 1,600 or less, readers made hundreds of comments—some said that was way too much money to pay for these two workhorses. A matching pair should last about a decade before an expensive part blows, according to several appliance manufacturers, but even so you have to pay now, wash … (read more)

LG’s new dryer saves energy and money

LG’s new dryer saves energy and money

Residential clothes dryers aren’t known for their efficiency, which is why they’re not yet part of the federal government’s Energy Star program. Yet LG has announced a dryer that the company claims will be up to 58 percent more efficienct than a standard model.

The LG DLHX4072V uses a heat-pump exchange system to achieve its target efficiency. Dryers typically lose 20 to 25 percent of their heat through the dryer vent, according to figures from the Environmental Protection Agency, but this model … (read more)

Police find suspect in dryer after bungled burglary

Police find suspect in dryer after bungled burglary

Dryer capacities have increased in recent years to keep up with washer capacities so large that they held 17 to 24 pounds of laundry in Consumer Reports’ tests. The idea is that you can do more laundry less frequently, or as one burglary suspect saw it, the dryer was big enough to hide in as police officers charged into a house in New Rochelle, New York, yesterday.

This rough-and-tumble tale was first reported by Lohud.com. The suspect hid … (read more)

Q&A: Do I need to remove dryer lint beyond what’s caught on the screen?

Q&A: Do I need to remove dryer lint beyond what’s caught on the screen?

Q: My new dryer recommends that lint be removed from inside the dryer cabinet every two years by a qualified servicer. I never had to do this with my 20-year-old dryer. Is it really necessary? —Mary Ann Mack, Phoenixville, PA

A: Your old clothes dryer manual probably recommended removing lint from the cabinet. That’s to reduce buildup that the filter doesn’t trap, which can catch fire. But getting to the lint isn’t easy. If … (read more)

GE debuts its first U.S.-made front-loader and matching dryer

GE debuts its first U.S.-made front-loader and matching dryer

GE has added two new assembly lines to its plant in Appliance Park and for the first time will manufacture front-loading washing machines and their matching dryers in the U.S. The folks in Louisville, Kentucky are happy because the move creates 200 new jobs. The matching machines are GE’s new RightHeight models, which are elevated on seven-inch risers to reduce the back-bending job of doing laundry.

The matching washer and dryer also have larger door openings. “Approximately 59 percent … (read more)

Electrolux EcoCare dryer

The EcoCare dryer from Electrolux is one of the most efficient drying machines on the market. You save on electricity bills, protect the environment and feel good about yourself. The EcoCare dryer is extremely gentle and will handle your most delicate fabrics with utmost care. The machine is, of course, backed up by some 90 years of professional expertise. Electrolux has taken innovations developed for professional cleaners and adapted them for the consumers who demand the best.

Electrolux EcoCare dryer proudly carries with the very important Woolmark Gold Certification. Now you can buy and … (read more)

Bosch HomeProfessional dryer

The 8 kg Bosch WTY88701 is HomeProfessional self cleaning condenser heat pump dryer with ‘A++’ efficiency rating and Bosch SensitiveDrying drum structure for uniquely smooth and gentle drying. Equipped with the EcoSilence compressor, the machine is also very quiet, operating at just 63 dB.

With the top speed of 1,400 RPM, 14 humidity controlled drying programs including Wool, Synthetics, Sportswear and 2 Timed, and advanced ActiveAir Technology, your laundry will be handled swiftly yet with utmost care. In addition, Bosch HomeProfessional dryer is quite easy to work with through the touch control electronic … (read more)