Gorente Condenser Dryer Saves Power & Looks Good

Gorente Condenser Dryer Saves Power & Looks Good

Range Govindan
Feb 12, 2010

021210_rg_GorenjeDryer_01.jpgDrying clothes is a must when things get really humid. The trouble is that dryers consume a lot of electricity. If you take the time to check your electricity meter while the dryer is going, you'll be surprised, especially if you"ve got older models. This new dryer by Gorenje is not only a dryer, but a condenser dryer.

021210_rg_GorenjeDryer_02.jpgWhat are condenser dryers? They are dryers that use a heat exchanger on the air that is usually evacuated by normal dryers. This cools the air and condenses the water into vapor, a drain pipe, or a collection tank. This air is then run again through this loop. The heat exchanger works with ambient air as a coolant or water. This means that the heat produced by the dryer will go back into it. The bulk of the energy savings happens right here. There is less electricity used to heat up the air than with conventional dryers. Also, they don't require vents, which is pretty neat if that is an issue for you.

This new condenser dryer by Gorenje, the D72325BK comes in black with electronic controls. It uses water to cool the air. It's got a 15 lbs capacity and a 1.1 gallon water container. It's got a 'B' energy rating and will sell for about $580.

[via Appliancist], images via Gorenje and Wikipedia

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