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Smeg DRF81AUK 8Kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - White - A+ Rated

Product Specification

Key Information

Dimensions (H)84.6 x (W)59.5 x (D)60.9
Audible End of Programme Yes
Childproof Lock Yes
Control Type Buttons / Dial
Cycle Duration 160 Minutes
Delay Timer Yes
Delay Timer Length 24 Hours
Display Type LCD
Drying Load 8 Kg
Energy Rating A+
Filter Full Indicator Yes
Large Porthole Yes
Manufacturer Warranty
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2 Year
Manufacturer Warranty Domestic Use Only Yes
Max Drying Load Varies Per Programme Yes
Noise Level 66 dB
Number of Drying Programmes 16
Required Room Temperature 5 to 35 °C
Requires Own Furniture Door No
Reverse Action Yes
Sensor Drying Yes
Time to End of Programme Yes
Water Container Position Top
Water Tank Full Indicator Yes
Weight 52.5 Kg
Wide Opening Door Yes

Features We Love

Exclusive to AO Yes

How Well Does It Perform?

Annual Energy Consumption 297 Kwh
Annual Energy Cost Based On 15.40p/Unit £45.74


Draining Kit Included No
Draining Option Yes

Product Detail

Brand Smeg
Brand Smeg
Category Heat Pump Tumble Dryers
Colour White
Dimensions (H)84.6 x (W)59.5 x (D)60.9
Dimensions With Packaging (H)88.5 x (W)65 x (D)65.5 cm
Heat Pump Yes
Weight With Packaging 54.5 Kg
Winter Essentials Yes

Standard Programmes

Anti Crease Programme Yes
Cotton Programme Yes
Cupboard Dry Yes
Extra Dry Yes
Iron Dry Yes
Mixed Dry Yes
Normal Dry Yes
Quick Dry Yes
Sports Programme Yes
Synthetics Yes
Wool Programme Yes

Smeg DRF81AUK 8Kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - White - A+ Rated

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Key Features

  • 8kg drum capacity - great for medium-sized households
  • Efficient Heat Pump technology uses less energy
  • Sensors work out the perfect drying time
  • Gentle programme for delicate woollen items
  • Dimensions (cm) - H84.6 x W59.5 x D60.9

Product Overview

Make laundry days effortless with this tumble dryer from Smeg. With an 8kg drum, it’s ideal for medium-sized households. It uses clever heat pump technology to thoroughly dry the load while saving energy. It works by recycling hot air created inside the drum so heat isn’t wasted. Intelligent sensor drying protects clothes from over-drying by measuring the moisture in your laundry and automatically stopping the cycle when everything is dry. It also has a wool programme which uses cool air and gentle drum movements to leave your favourite jumpers and scarves looking as good as new.

Heat pump tumble dryers are super-efficient, but to save the most energy, programmes may take a little longer to dry your clothes than on standard dryers. It’s important not to overload the drum either, so they can perform at their best.

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Customer reviews

4.6 / 5
Showing 6 of 34 reviews

Smeg or not to Smeg

First time buyer of a SMEG, anything! Price and reviews were good so I bought a tumble dryer, crossing my fingers tightly! He arrived very well packed and it turns out that he is actually quite a handsome little fellow! He is a little noisy whilst on his drying cycle but can be forgiven for this, as he completes the task with perfection! Bravo SMEG, cannot wait for my washing machine to be replaced now - a perfect pair! (smiley face and double heart emoji).

Seems ok so far

Only been Using for a few weeks so far but couldn't be happier.

Solid tumble

Good tumble with decent capacity. Much quieter than our old one. The build quality on the dials seems a little cheap as is the door, but the overall build looks to be very good.

Watching the dryer

First tumble-dryer with a glass door. Clothes seem to catch at he front but eventually move on again. This may have happened before, I just didn't know. Still getting used to the settings which don't seem to dry quite as much as I'm used to. It looks good. I chose it because if had a knob rather than a touch screen only to find the on/off buttons are touch screen. As a heat pump drier, again a first, it definitely seems more economical and doesn't produce heat outside which my old machine did. As yet a little undecided. It's not as good as the zanussi heat sensor that I had before but they don't make the same model now.

Tumble dryer purchase

Received our Smeg tumble drier a couple of week ago. This is the first time we have owned a smeg appliance. We replaced our hotpoint one after ongoing trouble and so glad we did. The build quality and overall set up is so much more improved, it's worth the price. The condenser is so much easier to clean having to only remove the front section to clean rather than the whole unit. Also the drier is a lot more efficient at drying clothes, the heat is retained in the machine, which is brill for energy saving but doesn't keep our room warm like the old one did! But the energy bill is better so can't complain :). The drum lights up so you can see what you are doing which is suprisingly helpful, lots of indicators and warning signs to tell you when the drawer needs emptying and filters need to be cleaned. Nice clear led display. Neat looking and tidy. All round v good dryer and incredibly quiet! Only down side I have had so far is trying to figure out the programmes and what is best for which cycle but it's a learning curve. I wish I could get the matching washing machine now!

Great machine

Works exactly as described. Nice to have something that is energy efficient and leaves clothes dry and soft. Would recommend.
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