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Bosch WTW863S1GB Freestanding Condenser Tumble Dryer - White

World renowned reliability. The WTW863S1GB gives you the benefits of Bosch’s German build quality. Its 7kg drum means that it is large enough to handle 21 adult T-shirts at once, plenty of space for a busy household. Sensor drying allows the machine to sense the moisture in a load and automatically adapt the programme to fit. All of your clothes are given the treatment they deserve, and as you’re only using the water and electricity you need it will save you money. The A++ energy efficiency rating is head and shoulders over most dryers on the market, excellent if you want to save a few pennies and do your bit for the environment too! It achieves such a high rating thanks to heat pump technology, which re-uses hot air to dry your clothes.

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4.1 out of 5 customer rating

26 of 32 (81%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

Build Quality

  4.8 out of 5

Drying Ability

  3.8 out of 5

Ease of Use

  4.1 out of 5

Features

  4.3 out of 5

Quietness

  4.2 out of 5

Product Reviews

"Great Dryer, but read the manual"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: the buzzer! (but you can swich it off)

"Really can't fault this Bosch Tumble Dryer, it does the job quietly and efficiently.

Must admit I was a little bit disappointed when we first used it as even on the driest setting the clothes were coming out damp. Then I read the manual and adjusted the dryness level settings and it works perfectly.

Controls are easy to use, love the fact it self-cleans the condenser and, best of all, the water reservoir is not at the bottom of the machine (like our previous dryer), it's where the detergent drawer would be if this was a washing machine.

The end of cycle warning buzzer has to be the most irritating thing I have ever heard. I think the nice people at Bosch know this as they have made it really easy to turn down the volume or switch it off completely. Mine is off.

Although it's a relatively expensive dryer the build quality and finish make it feel like it was worth the money. Would recommend."

48 of 48 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Drying Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: JustJohnG

Location: Northampton, UK

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Small Family

"You will struggle to find better"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, very efficient

Cons: none

"Why do people buy poor quality and inefficient Tumble dryers ?

The simple reasons are, they can't be bother to do the research to find the most cost effective efficient machine to suit there needs, they buy the machine the sales mans wants to sell and he will only sell you what they have, or simply don't have the time or the funds needed. But never mind I have done all the hard work for you. This is the most cost effective efficient machine available, you won't fine a better one, simples. Yes you can buy a slightly more energy efficient dryer but the extra cost makes it less cost effective. But you must read the instructions ! The drying sensor can be easily reset to suit you."

39 of 39 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Drying Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: Research

Location: Poole

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

"Great dryer!"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, cheap to use

Cons: none

"This dryer is brilliant. Only one pitfall, which is easily sorted hence I am reviewing this to help others...I too thought it did not dry as well as my previous dryer until I phoned the helpline who talked me through the adjustments.

The default is on low heat. It is the quietest dryer I have ever owned."

31 of 31 people found this review helpful.

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Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Drying Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: jackierusselllover

Location: northampton

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 64

Family size: Couple

"Annoying"

Pros: Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: Complicated, doesn't dry properly within the programme options, duration indicator changes constantly, operation manual not very informative.

"Read the (very minimal) instructions front to back. Adjusted the fine tune drying as advised. Still can't get the clothes dry in one single programme???????? Can't work out how to set a specific drying time either (sometimes I don't want to use a specialised programme I just want to set it going for an hour) either it can't do it.... or the instructions leave it to you to work out?? It does have a 40min quick dry option, but it's not enough to dry a decent sized load. I'm hoping i'll eventually work it out.

I consider myself to have a reasonable degree of practical skills & common sense.... in my opinion working a dryer should not be this complicated! It may have lots of clever features but it's job is to dry clothes, which it nearly does!

I spin everything at 1400rpm so the dryer hasn't got a massive amount to do, annoying when you get home from work and they are still damp.... so you have to set it off again. I currently wouldn't recommend this dryer.

The duration time changes constantly (e.g. says 33 mins to go, then 20 mins later says 34 mins to go) makes the whole purpose of knowing when it will finish pointless.

It is very quiet which is good, also the water collection is in a very convenient place, Just wish it dried the clothes before it finished.

Hope customer services can help! If it's something simple i'll update this review in the hope it will help others figure it out quicker than I have.

Seems others have had similar issues..."

22 of 23 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

2 / 5

Drying Ability:

2 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: previousboschfan

"A Good buy, with some shortfalls"

Pros: Value for money, Good build quality, looks good

"Firstly, this unit DOES dry clothes. I read all the reviews where it was declared that it fails to dry anything and it's not true. However, I didn't even run the machine without changing the default "dryness" setting from the minimum it is set to on delivery, to one short of the maximum as recommended by some other users. I have noted that my wife thought the washing was damp when it had finished, but this is in reality more a relative situation as our old dryer was left on for a given period until the clothes were DRY. That meant they came out baked to a crisp, literally. This machine stops just short of the "dry" point, leaving a bit of moisture in the fabric which is better for the fabric and ironing! It means for towels the edging cord sometimes feels very slightly damp, whilst the towel is dry, but fractionally cool to touch. (Cupboard Dry Cottons setting, default dryness could be increased by one more setting.)

The machine runs reasonably quietly, some strange noises as it cleans itself but generally fantastic in our utility room. The feet adjust, so an uneven floor is not a problem. The drawer holds the condensed water and is easy to access, it's also cleverly shaped to allow a bit of angle on it when you put it in for the first few inches, it's quite long.

The door, is a shame. The glazed door shape is not symmetrical, so you can't reverse the door. That would have been nice. The door is also double glazed and the outer window protrudes slightly from the front, it has a slight bulge. This isn't a problem but I can foresee it picking up scratches, as it's the first thing to get hit.

The program selection is very simple, the beeper quite good and volume adjustable. There is no "pause"... I do struggle with the programmes, you don't just set it going as it needs to sense the dryness. Maybe it's a male thing. I have a choice of various settings, which makes me think towels should have their own category, but I have cottons, easy care, sports, wool, delicates, mixed, quick and timed. I am left pondering... cottons, yeah? A dummies guide lookup on the front of the machine especially for the male of the species would be nice for the likes of me. What about synthetics, the old "cool" setting? Delicates? easy care? The old cool and warm as shown on the garment could be more easily translated on the dial.

It looks well make, very happy. When you start the machine it does indicate 3hrs to complete. this is before the machine has taken a reading with it's sensor to see how wet the clothes are. As soon as it gets some heat going and takes a reading of the moisture content in the warm air the number drops often by over 50-60%."

20 of 20 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Drying Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: RobScotland

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Small Family

"Cheap To Run!"

Pros: Good build quality, looks good

Cons: Expensive

"Average noise levels, end of cycle buzzer, internal light (goes off by itself), easy to clean, looks good. Slightly bemused by the 'cupboard dry' vs 'very dry' but that's because to me dry is dry is dry. *shrug*

But the best thing is the low energy consumption. We stuffed a meter on it to check and the heat pump in this machine means the energy use is about as low as you can get - for that reason, I love it!"

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.

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Features:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

4 / 5

Drying Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: Pye6

Location: London

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Small Family

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4.1 out of 5 customer rating
81.2% of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
"This dryer is brilliant. Only one pitfall, which is easily sorted hence I am reviewing this to help others...I too thought it did not dry as well as my previous dryer until I phoned the helpline who t..."
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Bosch WTW863S1GB specification

Product Detail   Feature Videos
Dimensions (H)84.2 x (W)59.8 x (D)63.6  
Brand Bosch  
Colour White  
Category Condenser Tumble Dryers  
SKU WTW863S1GB_WH  
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year
How Well Does It Perform?   Feature Videos
Annual Energy Cost Based On 15.44p/Unit 33 pounds  
Cycle Duration 178 Minutes  
Energy Rating A++
Annual Energy Consumption 212 Kwh  
Noise Level 65 dB
Drying Load 7 Kg
Product Overview   Feature Videos
Childproof Lock No  
Control Type Buttons / Dial  
Delay Timer Length 24 Hours  
Number of Drying Programmes 12  
Audible End of Programme Yes  
Delay Timer Yes
Filter Full Indicator Yes
Large Porthole Yes  
Reverse Action No
Sensor Drying Yes
Time to End of Programme Yes  
Water Bottle Full Indicator Yes
Wide Opening Door Yes  
Display Type LCD  
Standard Programmes   Feature Videos
Anti Crease Programme Yes
Cotton Programme Yes  
Cupboard Dry Yes  
Extra Dry No  
Iron Dry No  
Mixed Dry Yes  
Normal Dry No  
Sports Programme No  
Synthetics Yes  
Wool Programme Yes  
Quick Dry No  
Features We Love   Feature Videos
ActiveAir Technology Yes  
AntiVibration Design Yes  
Drum Interior Light Yes
Refresh Option No  
SelfCleaning Condenser™ Yes
Installation   Feature Videos
Requires Own Furniture Door No  
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