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Best Budget Tumble Dryer - Indesit vs. Beko

By Edited Feb 13, 2014 0 0

Buying a tumble dryer doesn't have to be a huge investment. With the prices of electronics falling, there are plenty of budget dryer models on the market. For a low cost you can have the convenience of drying laundry whenever you wish, rather than relying on the weather to be nice to hang your clothes outside. But does buying a cheaper model mean that you're going to miss out on quality or on features? Not necessarily. Both Indesit and Beko are big brand names in the electrical appliance world who are renowned for producing good quality products. And they also both sell budget dryer models. We're looking at the Indesit IDV75S and the Beko DSV64W. Both are low cost machines, but how do they compare? If you're in the market for a budget dryer, then read on to find out how these two appliances match up and which one of them we recommend...


Given that most houses already have a designated area for a dryer, size can be an important deciding factor in your purchasing decision. You want your new dryer to fit into the space that you have for it. Both of these models are standard size, meaning around 85 cm high, 60 cm wide and 57 cms deep, so they should be suitable for most spaces.


Both machines are front loading vented appliances. This means that they will need to expel hot damp air, and therefore will need an exhaust system or good ventilation.


The capacity of a dryer is expressed in kilos, and refers to the maximum amount of wet clothes that you can safely put into one load. The bigger a machine's capacity is the more laundry you can dry at one time, therefore you can run the machine less often and save on electricity costs. The Indesit has a seven kilo capacity, the Beko a six kilo capacity.

Special Features...

The Indesit is pretty lacking in special features. The Beko however has sensor drying, meaning that the machine will sense when laundry is dry and turn itself off. This is useful for saving on energy costs, as the machine will not be running unnecessarily.


Whilst the initial price of an appliance is important, you also need to consider how much the machine is going to cost to run. Electronics are given an energy rating, the better the rating the more efficient the machine is and the more you will save on electricity costs. Both these machines get a C rating, which is fairly common for energy hungry dryers. Based on using the machine three times a week the average annual cost for running the Indesit is around £93, and for running the Beko it's around £81.


As budget models, these come in pretty cheap. The Indesit should set you back around £160, and the Beko goes for around £150.

Which One is Best?

Our recommendation goes to the Beko. It's slightly cheaper, plus it's cheaper to run. And the sensor drying is a great feature that's unusual on a budget machine.


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