Bosch tumble dryer 'saves 10 ironing days a year'New tumble dryer steams to freshen dry clothes

24 April 2010

Bosch steam tumble dryer

Bosch's new Exxcel Steam 8 condenser tumble dryer uses steam to freshen up dry clothes and reduce creases.

The Bosch Exxcel Steam 8 WTS84500GB condenser dryer features 'ActiveSteam' technology, which Bosch claims will dry clothes without creasing and save the average household up to 10 days of ironing a year. 

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Bosch steam tumble dryer

The Bosch Exxcel Steam 8 has an 8kg capacity and special programs for delicates, woollens, mixed load and sportswear.

It features a sensor drying facility that Bosch says automatically detects how damp clothes are and adjusts the amount of steam throughout the cycle. Take a look at our guide to using your tumble dryer for some energy-saving tips.

You can currently buy the Bosch Exxcel Steam 8 tumble dryer online for around £500.

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Which? tumble dryer expert Matt Stevens says: ‘We've seen steam used in tumble dryers before but it will be interesting to see Bosch's take on this still new technology. Steam is used in dryers like this one and the to help remove some of the creases from clothes in the drum.

‘We'll be testing this dryer in summer 2010 and we're very interested to see how well it performs - if your clothes are ready to wear straight from the dryer, we'll tell you all about it on’

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