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Electrolux EDP2074PDW review

Condenser clothes dryer. 7kg capacity. Priced at $959.

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This overall score is made up of energy efficiency (50%) and drying time (50%).

Drying time score View more details.

If the dryer has a sensor to determine when the clothes are dry and automatically turns off, we use it, otherwise we test using the timer.

Energy-efficiency score View more details.

We measure how long it takes to dry 3.5kg of wet washing and how much energy is used. The energy efficiency and drying time scores are based on the amount of energy and time used per kg of clothing.

Cycle time (min) View more details.

How long the cycle took on the program we used.

Noise (dBA) View more details.

The maximum noise level is measured one metre away from the machine and one metre above the ground. Typically, the noise level of these machines is similar to that of a normal conversation (about 50–65dBA). It's not an absolute noise measurement – the acoustics of your home will determine exactly how a machine sounds in use – but it's a good comparative measure.

Brand reliability View more details.

These scores are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not the particular model.

Satisfaction score View more details.

These scores are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not the particular model.

Measured energy used/load (kWh) View more details.

The amount of energy used by the program we selected for our test. Clothes can make up to 3.7% of your average household's energy usage, so look for the lowest number to avoid paying more for your energy than necessary.

Full load program time (min) View more details.

This is the time the manufacturer claims the dryer will take to dry a full-capacity load. This differs from the time we measure in our testing, which is based on a standard 3.5kg load.

Energy star rating - claimed View more details.

The energy rating in stars claimed by the manufacturer, based on a full load cycle.

2
Claimed energy use (kWh/yr) View more details.

The energy use claimed by the manufacturer based on a full load and 52 uses per year.

314
Recommended View more details.

We recommend currently available dryers which score at least 75% overall, 75% for drying time and at least 70% for energy efficiency. 

Price View more details.

The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar stores for options.

$959
Running cost over 10 years View more details.

Based on drying a full load about three times a week (150 times a year) for 10 years, calculated at 30c/kWh. Clothes can make up to 3.7% of your average household's energy usage, so look for the lowest number to avoid paying more for your energy than necessary.

Cost to dry 1kg of items View more details.

This shows the cost per kg of drying a load of clothes, irrespective of the dryer capacity, and will give you an even comparison regardless of the total capacity of the appliance. It's calculated by multiplying the energy we measured for a run by the cost of energy (currently $0.30), and dividing by the 3.5kg (dry weight) of our test load.

Capacity (kg) View more details.

The manufacturer's claimed capacity. This is the weight of the laundry when dry.

7
Are controls inaccessible when dryer is inverted? View more details.

Sometimes if a dryer is wall-mounted it needs to be turned upside down, which can put the controls out of reach. When this criteria has a No, it means the manufacturer either supplies a sticker for the dryer that indicates how to use the inverted controls (this is called a mounting kit – not to be confused with mounting brackets), or it shows the controls in a sensible fashion both right side up, and upside down.

Not applicable
Exhaust location View more details.

Where the exhaust is located on the dryer that releases moisture and/or heat into the air.

Front
Ducting kit View more details.

If the ducting kit is supplied with the dryer.

Not applicable
Drying rack location View more details.

A rack supplied with the dryer that is either a) placed inside the dryer where it stays still as the air circulates around it, quickly drying items such as sports shoes, or b) placed on the front of the dryer where you can direct the vent to dry things externally.

Not available
Drying rack supplied View more details.

Whether the drying rack is supplied by the manufacturer.

Not applicable
Temperature settings View more details.

Often basic dryers will give you simple temperature settings – hot, cool, warm, etc.

Cottons, Synthetics
Filter location View more details.

Generally the filter will be in the front of the door or on the front of the dryer. Manufacturers have moved away from placing filters in awkward positions such as the rear of the drum.

Inside front
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD) View more details.

The dimensions listed are the smallest figures stated by the manufacturer. The installation space given is the smallest dimensions in which the washer is claimed to fit.

85 x 60 x 54
Origin
Europe
Warranty (years) View more details.

This is the manufacturer warranty. You are still covered by the Australian Consumer Law regardless of any manufacturer warranty.

2
Contact
electrolux.com.au
Similar models View more details.

Some manufacturers release a family of models which have very similar, if not identical, performance characteristics, but have more or fewer features or programs than the model we tested. Here we list the ones that have the same basic specs as the one we tested.

None
Auto-sensing View more details.

An auto-sensing program means the dryer will stop when it senses the load is dry.

Yes
One-touch start View more details.

One-touch start means you pop your clothes in, press start and the dryer does everything for you. Most basic machines won't have anything like this and will require at least a couple of presses to get the machine started (power, program, start).

No
Iron-dry program View more details.

An iron-dry program leaves the clothes a little damp so they're easier to iron. The ironing process will make the remaining moisture evaporate.

Yes
Cupboard-dry program View more details.

Clothes should come out dry enough to put straight into the cupboard.

Yes
Extra-dry program View more details.

A longer program for multi-layered or thick fabrics such as bed sheets, towelling bathrobes or socks.

Yes
Timed drying View more details.

This means instead of or in addition to a sensor, you can turn the knob of the dryer dial to choose how many minutes the dryer will run.

Yes
High temperature program View more details.

You select high for drying cottons and low for heat-sensitive fabrics. Check the icons on your clothes' care labels for which to use.

Yes
Low temperature program View more details.

You select high for drying cottons and low for heat-sensitive fabrics. Check the icons on your clothes' care labels for which to use.

Yes
Woollens program View more details.

This is for tumble drying woollens or delicate fabrics with gentle heat and minimal tumbling.

Yes
Anti-crease program View more details.

Some dryers will make the drum move occasionally after the end of a cycle until you open the door. This is to stop creases from forming in the clothes.

No
Delay-start feature View more details.

This allows you to delay the start of the drying cycle, meaning you can set the dryer to come on later in the day or night to take advantage of off-peak rates.

Yes
Stackable View more details.

Generally most dryers can be stacked on top of a front loading washing machine, but some require stacking brackets, sold separately.

Yes
Stacking kit supplied View more details.

It's uncommon for manufacturers to include a stacking kit with their dryer, more likely it will be an optional extra you'll have to purchase after the fact. They can range in price from $30 to over $100.

No
Wall mountable View more details.

Most electric-vented dryers can be wall-mounted, but you may need to buy mounting brackets separately. Condenser and heat-pump dryers are generally too heavy for wall-mounting.

No
Wall mounting brackets supplied View more details.

The manufacturer supplies brackets for models that can be wall-mounted.

Not applicable
Drainage hose View more details.

For condensers and heat-pump condensers only, a drainage hose solves the issue of having to empty the drainage container that collects the waste removed from clothing. Not all dryers come with this option.

No
Reverse tumbling View more details.

Stops every few seconds and reverses the tumbling action so the clothes don't bunch up. Also helps limit creasing.

Not stated
Unit starts on door shut View more details.

Some machines will start when you shut the door – though they're rare – which can be a danger when you have children or pets.

No

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