New Zealand brand Fisher & Paykel has introduced its first heat pump dryer to the UK market. The company says that the new addition is able to dry clothes at a 'class-leading speed' thanks to the new variable speed compressor combined with the implementation of an independently controlled air system fan. Users can choose between Eco, Quiet and Quick modes, the latter taking roughly 30 minutes to perform its full cycle.
The new model features an LCD display with a simple interface to select from 23 dry cycles including Steam Freshen, Hygiene, Activewear, Wool, Silk and Denim. The hygiene cycle is said to provide extra protection with an extra-high dry temperature, which is designed to kill more than 99.9% of bacteria and reduce allergens. To reduce the amount of energy used, users can choose the Optimise Dry Eco option and opt for the Speed mode to shorten cycle times. For late night laundry, the Quiet mode can be selected to reduce cycle noise, while the dryer also has an A+++ energy rating.
Alex van Vliet, market product manager for Fisher & Paykel, said: “At the pinnacle of fabric care, our new Heat Pump Dryer is an exciting introduction to the UK market. Its intuitive functions and beautiful, sustainable design set Fisher & Paykel ahead of competitors. Modern laundry is no longer just a functional work zone, it is a beautifully designed space featuring appliances that are styled to match one another and be part of a holistic laundry system. At Fisher & Paykel, we are proud to have built a dryer that is designed to be the perfect partner to our new washing machines. With complementary cycles crafted to meet the unique needs of every fabric, they're simply better together.”