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# 177308 29-Jul-2015 13:33
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Hi there

Not sure I will get any replies to this but worth a shot, I would like to know if anyone has a tumble dryer that has the crease free feature or similar and can comment if it actually helps and to what extent or if it is just marketing at work?

I am looking at getting either this one: http://www.applianceshed.co.nz/products/5kg-sensor-dryer.html 


or this one: http://www.farmers.co.nz/5179835 

Also if anyone can comment on Westinghouse as a brand?

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  # 1354402 29-Jul-2015 13:38
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I think it keeps things a bit warm, which reduces creasing slightly.

One feature that I find important: delayed start. Because my machine has this I can delay clothes drying until 3am when power's cheaper using Flick electric. That feature probably takes the cost of drying a load of washing from $1 to 40c, it'd pay for itself.

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  # 1354409 29-Jul-2015 13:41
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All crease free does is continue the spin every few minutes after the clothes have dried. This prevents the clothes from forming creases when left motionless inside the drum. 

It uses extra electricity. And I have not noticed much, if any, difference to the clothes if I remove them straight away when dry.

Our LG dryer has an "Iron Dry" setting. This works very well and we use it all the time on work shirts etc... A normal dry, with crease free does not do nearly as good a job.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1354413 29-Jul-2015 13:48
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Most of the "Crease free" or " wrinkle free" options I have seen just mean that instead of stopping the drum rotating when the cycle finshes, it rotates once a minute or so back and forward to stop clothes settling a particular position,

 

 

But to make it work you still have to take the clothes out before the end of the "crease free" period otherwise the clothes will still settle and thus crease.

 

 

If you are near the dryer and take the clothes out when the regular cycle finshes and lay the clothes flat they will be also be "crease free"

 

 

So basically it gives you a longer time to get clothes out of the dryer before they crease, but if you continue to leave them in they will crease....



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  # 1354414 29-Jul-2015 13:48
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timmmay: I think it keeps things a bit warm, which reduces creasing slightly.

One feature that I find important: delayed start. Because my machine has this I can delay clothes drying until 3am when power's cheaper using Flick electric. That feature probably takes the cost of drying a load of washing from $1 to 40c, it'd pay for itself.


Hmmm I wonder then if it is worth it as we have a dead basic one that just has a low and high setting and a turn timer. I have to wear long sleeve work clothes everyday and they crease like crazy. I'm not sure we qualify for that different power rates as you have so I don't think it's necessary for me to get the Fisher one for the feature alone for $100 more.

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  # 1354416 29-Jul-2015 13:50
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lNomNoml: 
Hmmm I wonder then if it is worth it as we have a dead basic one that just has a low and high setting and a turn timer. I have to wear long sleeve work clothes everyday and they crease like crazy. I'm not sure we qualify for that different power rates as you have so I don't think it's necessary for me to get the Fisher one for the feature alone for $100 more.


Get one with the Iron Dry option.



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  # 1354417 29-Jul-2015 13:52
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DizzyD:
lNomNoml: 
Hmmm I wonder then if it is worth it as we have a dead basic one that just has a low and high setting and a turn timer. I have to wear long sleeve work clothes everyday and they crease like crazy. I'm not sure we qualify for that different power rates as you have so I don't think it's necessary for me to get the Fisher one for the feature alone for $100 more.


Get one with the Iron Dry option.


Thanks I'm set on getting this one then as I see it has the Iron dry function. http://www.applianceshed.co.nz/products/5kg-sensor-dryer.html 

https://www.westinghouse.co.nz/dryers/wdv5051 

Thanks for all the help.

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  # 1354459 29-Jul-2015 14:43
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Crease free means it just keeps going




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  # 1354808 29-Jul-2015 19:27
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Heat pump tumble dyers are very energy efficient. They actually get very high star ratings (Panasonic claim 6 stars!) for energy use.





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  # 1354840 29-Jul-2015 20:27
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I bought one of these: http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/home-appliances/washing-machines/dryer/DV90H8000HW/SA and I must say it is awesome. That is if you're willing to spend a bit more on a dryer :)

Clothes come out without any creases and I am honestly not sure how it does it. I have zero regrets with buying a heatpump dryer especially with living in Wellington even though it costs more than our washing machine (a Samsung WF1104XAC)




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  # 1354884 29-Jul-2015 21:23
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I got a condensor dryer - LG one - no duct so the heat stays in the house which is great in winter. Less great in summer. But it actually makes less heat than the old one did.

It has a crease free feature, but it seems to do nothing. It also has a thing to choose what fabric and then another knob for more or less dry. Anything but cotton doesnt get stuff properly dry. So I just use cotton and more and its great.




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  # 1354915 29-Jul-2015 22:01
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I have 'easy iron' settings on my washer and dryer, it just extends the time it takes to iron clothes... time that I could use to, well, iron the clothes.
If you have a business shirt, you're most likely going to be ironing in creases (collar etc), so you can't really get rid of the job of ironing.

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