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    Default Consensor dryer v vented?

    Hi all, we are having our laundry renovated, and I will be getting a new dryer to hang on the wall. I have always only had a vented dryer, which makes the whole room hot and wet when I use it, even with windows open. Has anyone got a condenser dryer? Are they any good? I hear they still release some heat into the room, but not the wetness. Do the clothes turn out the same? Or is it possible to duct a vented dryer into the roof cavity, for example? All in all, what is the best option?? Any experiences would be great. Thank you : )

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    Condensor dryers are useless. We had one for a few years, and they're such a waste of space. Every load I had to go through had to go through twice and everything was crushed beyond recognition. Absolutely hopeless. Never again. We have been without a dryer for close to a year now (family of five) and we've only been stuck twice and needed to use a laundromat to get our things dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Condensor dryers are useless. We had one for a few years, and they're such a waste of space. Every load I had to go through had to go through twice and everything was crushed beyond recognition. Absolutely hopeless. Never again. We have been without a dryer for close to a year now (family of five) and we've only been stuck twice and needed to use a laundromat to get our things dry.
    I agree! Vented dryer only for us now.

    ETA ... what about ducting the dryer vent outside? Or putting in an exhaust fan in the ceiling to reduce heat.

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    We have a condenser dryer. I love it. No problems with clothes drying or becoming twisted. Not sure why others have said that - certainly not the case with ours.

    I loathe the wetness created by vented dryers. I would only have a condenser dryer.

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    A wall mounted dryer can limit your options too so make sure you look into that.

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    Sonja, which condenser do you have? I do use a dryer quite a lot in winter for school uniform shirts and pants that I wash mid-week. Would these items go okay in the condenser? Also, does the laundry still heat up with the condenser?

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    We have a condenser as well - once I worked out the best settings to use, I haven't had a problem.

    I love that there's no moisture - it does create some heat though.

    I have an Electrolux Intuitive 7kg.

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    I got this one a few weeks ago. http://www.betta.com.au/electrolux-e...FVF8vQodDZ4ArQ. I think
    it's the biggest one you can get for the wall. It works well, but I have to leave the laundry door open. I've had a lock put on the internal door so I'm comfortable with the outside door open at night. I thought about an exhaust fan but I didn't think all that moisture in the roof cavity was a good idea. I think ducting it outside would be best.

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    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/vacuu...ser-dryer.html

    They work very differently to vented dryers. Once you work out how to use them they're great. I can dry really delicate stuff as well as other things. They also have good "finishing off" settings.

    Uniforms have never been a problem.

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    I will add that we got a condenser dryer 7 years ago because we had no adequate ventilation in our laundry. It was good as far as no moisture (but it did heat up the room still), but overall it was just terrible. They have probably improved a lot over the last 7 years, but it's a serious case of once bitten twice shy for me.
    Good luck with your decision!

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