The Aquarius tumble dryer is the entry level drying appliance from Hotpoint. To find the Hotpoint appliance which is right for you, look at the models in groups. There are three:
As you move from Aquarius to Aqualtis you’ll notice subtle changes in load capacity, amount of programme choices and of course, price. Aquarius tumble dryers sit at the lower end of the Hotpoint price spectrum. Similarly, you will probably find they have a smaller load capacity and less programme choice.
This should not necessarily deter you from buying an Aquarius tumble dryer, but before you buy, it is wise to examine your washing machine needs as well as your budget.
Couples or smaller families need not worry about buying a huge capacity tumble dryer so an Aquarius, with its 6kg drum size, is likely more than adequate. 6kg machines are perfect when teamed up with a 5kg washing machine as it will dry the entire wet load at once.
What programmes feature on an Aquarius tumble dryer?
In terms of programmes Aquarius tumble dryers offer a variety depending on the model. Cheaper options will only offer timed drying but the top end Aquarius+ TVF760 model includes sensor drying, delicates, bed and bath programmes and an airing cycle.
The down-side to these machines is their “C” energy rating, which is about average for a tumble dryer – these are not the most energy efficient appliances. The highest energy rating in a Hotpoint tumble dryer is the Aqualtis’ “B”, so if efficiency is high of your list of requirements Aquarius might not be for you.
Hotpoint Aquarius tumble dryers are great basic models and if you need a few more options you can still upgrade within the range to a dryer which has multiple functions alongside a reasonable price tag.