BOSCH WTVC5530UC- Vision 15-Cycle Gas Dryer 6.7 Cu. Ft.
The WTVC5530UC is a 6.7 cubic feet gas dryer that comes with 15 drying cycles and is known for its energy-efficient operation. Dry loads efficiently with this unit and save on energy and water as well as enjoy the comfort features that this dryer comes with.
- It features EcoSmart technology that uses a collection of sensors for more efficient drying. - The EcoAction option helps you reduce energy consumption by up to 10%. - The DynamicAir feature dries clothes with moderate heat and high air volume in a stainless steel drum. - The stainless steel drum is more durable compared to plastic and porcelain drums used by other brands. - The Air Fluff/ No Heat cycle prevents damaging the fabric because it drives with no added heat. - The Jeans cycle allows you to wash denim without the risk of fading or wrinkling the jeans. - The Steam wrinkle relax cycle allows you to have less wrinkly clothing straight out of the dryer, with steam that removes wrinkles by penetrating deep into the fabric to smooth out the wrinkles. - The Steam Touch Up is another useful feature that refreshes the load in just 20 minutes. - The Steam Refresh cycle removes odor in just 16 minutes. - The Delicates option is good for delicate fabric types that you usually line dry. - The unit comes with a three-way venting option that allows you to install the vents in the bottom, at the back, or from the right.
One of the main advantages of this unit is the quiet performance. The unit emits a small level of noise but nothing that you can deaden with a few strategically placed felt pads.
The machine is also compact and comes with a stackable design, allowing you to save space by stacking the unit up, one on top of another. Another advantage is the multiple options for different types of load and convenience features that the make the drying machine highly efficient.
One of main disadvantages to this model is that the noise can be too loud for some people, although this is one of the quietest units in the market. The electronic controls tend to break down early so you cannot look at the status indicators if the controls are broken. Another common complaint is that the machine can develop a strong odor when the drum is kept wet and not given regular cleaning and when the lint filters are allowed to overflow and clog the vents.
Keeping the drum dry, as well as the rubber gaskets free from moisture, will help prevent the development of strong odor that can penetrate the load.
Consumer likes and dislikes
- quiet operation - compact, stackable (saves room space) - audible signal lets you know when the cycle is done - has multiple options and convenience features - highly efficient
- still too loud for some people - electronic controls break down easily - develops a strong odor that penetrates the load when the drum is kept wet and not cleaned regularly