Originally Posted by annamarie
We are also thinking about getting the washer & dryer. I like the fact of having them both compared to one unit doing both jobs. How long does it take to dry clothes? Is it really worth it to you to have these units in your TT? Our 1st TT didn't have them. I hated having to leave, to go and spend 2 hours or more at the laundermat.
We and others went for the all in one made in Italy Splendide. Iggy and a few others went for the vented unit, I and few others went for the ventless model ( no hose, dust or outside vent. I use it every day to every other day (3 months in Fl) and heres the operation. Wash cycle with rinse and spin is probably 30 minutes. I then have it go into a 20 min dry and keep an eye on it. Can't let stand too long. At the end of that while still hot I open and pull out syn fabrics dry easily, shake and lay on bed, add more dry time etc. If le.t go for 40 minutes most will over dry and stay wrinkled.
Learning curve, first few times clothes came out like fall leaves in a drought. Works great we probably on 50 loads thus far since last March. Like you hated laundromats. I'm on a elec meter and i'm figuring about .50-.75 cents/ perload. I learned most of thes units made in Europe, must be small, all cannot vent through thick walls, can't always get high voltage and surprise, surprise they are built by only a few mfgrs. With iimporters names like Spendide and Ariston etc. Good luck in your choice, they all better than "going ashore".