Advantages easy to use
Disadvantages don't shove it in a cupboard
Well I must admit that there isn't much that can be said about a spin dryer!History of why we bought this spin dryer:-
We first purchased a spinner about 12 years ago when we got married and didn't have a washing machine. It was invaluable but after a couple of months we got our washer and gave the spinner to my mom. She has hung onto it all this time and it's still running strong. It has had light use but is there for emergencies and as she is in the midst of choosing another washing machine she is using her spinner again.We've had a few washing machines over the years and currently have a Hotpoint First Edition. A basic 800 spin speed which has had about 8 repairs in the last 4 years (luckily my husband, Adam can do the repairs!). So lately we have been debating whether or not to replace our washer as it is still looking good and working most of the time. So we decided to stick with it and when it is no longer repairable we will just replace it with another basic machine and use this spinner as an add-on.
We bought this spin dryer from Kays catalogue as they were offering a 20% discount with your first order. The list price was £129.99 and with the discount we will end up paying approx £104 which is I think is excellent for catalogue shopping and 40 weeks interest free payments!-------------------------
Ease of Use:-This spinner is very easy to use. Just place your clothes into the drum (smaller items such as socks at the bottom) as evenly as possible and cover with the plastic guard. Push down the lid and it starts up automatically. When the spin is finished just press the button and it will release the lid when it has safely stopped.
This model has a pump hose as opposed to our older one which dispelled the water from a front outlet. I must admit that we prefer this style with the hose as you have the choice of plumbing it into an outlet like a washing machine or hooking it over a sink or bucket. The problem with spinners that have the front outlet is that you need to use a washing up style bowl to catch the water because of the height restriction. With this spinner we use a slim line 2 litre jug which is easy for lifting away when full and your not tripping up over it as it tucks out of the way easily.Our kitchen is a decent size so we are able to keep it handy under the worktop near our washer and dryer. I find that anything that is actually put away in a cupboard will stay there so I try not to hoard masses of gadgets! This machine is about the size of a large pedal bin so it slots under the worktop and because it's not too heavy I can easily lift it forward to use. And if you don't use too large a bucket/jug then you aren't having to lift away a large amount of water.
As I said, our washing machine may last some time yet but then again..... Having this spinner is handy in that I now don't have to worry about how long I won't have the washer if it breaks and should I go to the Laundromat; I can just do some emergency hand washing and I know it will dry quickly.
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