Tumble dryers: Compare features & prices Hoover VHC691B-80 review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/reviews/tumble-dryers/hoover-vhc691b-80/review/
Hoover believes its VHC691B-80 condenser dryer is an intelligent use of space. The large 9kg capacity is designed with families in mind - to save time by drying fewer, larger loads - but the footprint's no bigger than its smaller capacity machines. But is the VHC691B-80 really the best tumble dryer for the space available? Read on to discover the results of our in-depth testing.
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Cotton cupboard-dry full load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Cupboard-dry programs leave clothes completely dry.
Cotton cupboard-dry reduced load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished a fixed 3kg load. Cupboard-dry programs leave clothes completely dry.
Cotton iron-dry full load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Iron-dry programs leave just enough moisture in the fabric to make it easy to iron.
Synthetic fabrics drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Synthetics programs are for special fabrics that could be damaged if they get too hot or dry.
A poor score indicates that some items typically jeans, pillowcases and sheets were left damper than other items.
Condensation unit efficiency
Applies to condenser dryers only. We measured how much water from the clothes the tumble driers collected.
How much ironing was needed on men's shirts dried on synthetics.
The lowest scorers were fairly loud the motor was audible, as was the movement of air and the drum, and the noise of falling linen was quite forceful.
How reliable this brand of tumble dryer is.
Ease of use
Includes the ease of using and programing the dryer, and cleaning the lint filter, condenser unit and water bottle
This rating allows you to quickly compare how energy efficient this model is versus other tumble dryers we've tested. It's based on the cost per equivalent load, not the maximum amount the machine can dry.