Troy has a brother!

Who remembers Troy?
He came to live with us last year and he has been the most hard working and reliable member of our household. He works without complaining 24/7, he is quiet and he looks good.
Troy is our washing machine.

We love Troy so much that this year we enthusiastically welcomed his twin brother to come and live with us too. He’s not an identical twin, but you can tell they are brothers.
He’s a heat pump clothes dryer.

A new dryer was a priority for our new house. I remember trying to get washing dry last winter without a dryer, lets just say the kids might have worn odd socks and damp sweaters to school on more than one occasion!
We are a family of five, we create lots of washing and choosing the right dryer was a big decision.

We chose the Electrolux 8kg Heat Pump Dryer from Betta Home Living and it has been a life saver!

So, why a heat pump clothes dryer?

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
This dryer has an energy star rating of 7. Most traditional dryers have a star rating of 1-3. The more energy efficient your appliance, the less it will cost you on energy bills. A heat pump dryer will save you around 50% of your energy costs, this can equal quite a big saving dependant on how often you use your dryer.
Of course heat pump dryers are a bigger investment in the beginning, it really is a decision of whether you want to save on the initial cost or have reduced energy bills for years to come.
Here’s a great link to the government Energy Rating website that explains it all.

HUGE 8kg CAPACITY
Size does matter when you have a big family. The large 8kg stainless steel drum is big enough to dry a full load of washing. The large door also makes it easy to load and unload, and it is fully reversible which allow you to customise your dryer to fit your space. 

GENTLE ON CLOTHES
This dryer uses less heat than a traditional dryer which means it is gentle on your clothes. It has multiple drying programs including cotton, delicate, mixed load, silk, sports, wool, bedding and more. Yes, it is safe to use with your most delicate silks, pure wools and treasured family friends! The Electrolux Delicate Care technology ensures every garment is dried at the appropriate temperature, it also measures the humidity and temperature to protect your garments from over-drying and shrinkage.
Full disclosure – this also means you can’t blame the dryer for shrinking your jeans next time you try to squeeze into them … or is that just me?

SHHH…….
There is enough noise in our house! With three kids, a cat and a dog there is constant noise, the last thing I wanted was another obtrusive sound to add to the mix. The inverter technology is quiet enough for me to use the dryer any time of day or night. It’s so quiet Skipper chooses to sleep in the laundry … on the fresh washing, of course!

BLUE!
Practicality comes first, especially in the laundry, but if I can chose a fabulous device in my favourite colour, then why not! This is a good looking dryer and it looks amazing paired with the Electrolux Ultimate Care Washer or the Electrolux 9kg with Ultramix Technology.

So, that’s why … that’s why we chose the Electrolux 8kg Heat Pump Dryer.

What shall we cal him? Roy? Eli? Any suggestions?

Mine is from Betta Home Living, they are fabulous to deal with, very informative and super helpful. You can find a store here or shop online here.

Happy Shopping!

Hayley x

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Meet Troy …

I have a new boyfriend!
Yes, I am married but my husband approves of Troy, actually my husband loves Troy too.
Troy is tough and strong, dependable and reliable and exceptionally good looking.
Troy is our new washing machine, the Electrolux UltimateCare 800 series from Betta Home Living.

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I wanted to share him with you because I understand buying a washing machine is a big investment and sometimes all those specifications and functions can be confusing. Do I need SensorWash technology? What is an UltraMix system? What is the Vapour feature? And why do I need a powerful spin speed?
I’m going to tell you what is important to me in a washing machine and why I chose Troy.

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SIZE
We are a family of five, between work clothes, school uniforms, sports gear, 4 beds and the 758 towels my kids use every week, I do at least a dozen loads of washing per week. A large drum size is important, I’d rather do one big load that 2 small loads. Troy has a 9kg stainless steel drum with an extra large door opening, making loading and unloading easy and the extra visibility means no stray socks get left behind!

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GENTLE ON CLOTHES
This is where the UltraMix system comes in. It mixes your detergent with water so it is fully dissolved before it reaches your fabrics, resulting in less colour fading and no detergent residue, even in cold water.
The wool cycle has the Woolmark Blue certification so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your favourite hand wash only woollens can be washed safely, with no felting or shrinking.

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SQUEAKY CLEAN CLOTHES
This is where the Vapour function comes in, it refreshes your clothes with nothing but vapour, no detergent required, which means it’s not only gentle and reduces wrinkles, it also eradicates up to 99% of allergens and germs. That means our clothes don’t just look clean, they really are clean.

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ENERGY & WATER EFFICIENCY
Yes you do need the SensorWash technology. It minimises water & energy use and saves precious time, the smart sensors automatically detect the soil and detergent levels to adjust the washing times for optimal, energy efficient results that reduces unnecessary wear on fabrics. It helps keep your whites whiter and your blacks blacker.

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Troy ticked all the boxes for me, but there’s one more thing that made me take the plunge with him, he’s exceptionally good looking! The classic white with dark blue trim, I can’t think of any other washing machine that I’d rather have in my home.

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My laundry has always been a little ‘vanilla’. It’s never been a space that I’ve found any inspiration, or had any desire to decorate, until now. The blue and white colour of the machine tempted me to clean out the crap, hang some curtains and make it a place where I WANT to be rather than a place where I HAVE to be.
Who knew Troy would inspire a pretty laundry, look after our clothes, save us money and generally make my life easier …
WE LOVE YOU TROY!

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You can find your own boyfriend or girlfriend at Betta Home Living.
Also, for those of you who like to have the matching set, Elecrolux have a dryer (link to dryer here) with the same beautiful blue trim and I’m sure they look amazing side by side, or stacked vertically.

I got mine at Betta Home Living who were an absolute joy to deal with.
Shop online here or find your closest store here.

Happy shopping!

Hayley

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