Miele is launching Australia’s first 10-star energy rated 8kg dryer – the TCE 630 WP – that reduces energy by half, or 470kWH, and will save the average Australian family $284.13 per year.

V-ZUG currently has two condenser dryers on the market with a 10-star energy rating but with a load capacity of 7kg.

Speaking to Appliance Retailer, Miele Australia senior product manager – laundry and care, Rachel Lewis said Miele heat-pump dryers continue to set the standard for quality and durability, and the TCE 630 WP is an example of this innovation in the laundry category.

“We are pleased that this model is Australia’s only 10-star energy rated 8kg heat pump dryer as it shows our commitment to innovation and sustainability in the laundry category,” she said.

“Consumers are seeking to invest in quality appliances that support sustainability initiatives and the TCE 630 WP was developed with this in mind. It also means our trade partners can recommend a heat-pump dryer and know that their consumers will have the peace of mind that even the most cherished garments will be given the gentlest care.”

Lewis said Australian consumers are consistently seeking gains in quality and energy efficiency and this is why Miele EcoDry technology is also an important part of the TCE 630 feature set.

“EcoDry technology ensures that the energy saving continues throughout the entire service life of the dryer. EcoDry technology keeps energy consumption low and drying times short throughout the appliance life,” she said.

Consumer trends also indicate a desire for time-saving attributes and appliances that simplify the laundry process, according to Lewis.

“The Miele pre-ironing feature in this model reduces the need for ironing by 50% – or makes this task unnecessary. Consumers also seek precise results every time, and with Miele Perfect Dry items are always precisely dried every time. The appliance measures the moisture in the items and modifies the drying process accordingly, making over dried or damp garments a thing of the past.”

Rounding out the energy efficiency of the 10-star rating, are features including the honeycomb drum for gentle garment care and variety of programs – from cottons to woolens, and with FragranceDos, consumers can even give their laundry a beautiful scent that lasts for up to four weeks.