Domestic Drying Cabinets FAQs

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Performance

  • Can a drying cabinet be used for all types of clothing?

    Peko Drying Cabinets are suitable for drying all types of clothing and fabrics, including woollens, silk, suede, leather, sports clothes, coats, and boots.  They are extremely versatile and have many household uses and hobby applications.

  • Can a drying cabinet be used as a substitute for an airing cupboard?

    Yes, a drying cabinet provides ideal storage space for clothing that has been dried.

  • How much wet laundry can you load into a drying cabinet?

    This is dependent on which model you have. As a guide the ETS-1700E will generally accommodate the load from a 5-6 kg capacity washing machine.  Full loads of towels and bedding will require separate drying cycles or frequent rearranging inside to ensure even drying results.

  • Does a drying cabinet eliminate the need for ironing?

    Not completely. Creases will drop out on some clothing depending on the fabric type. Shirts can be placed onto hangers and hung from the top set of rails to reduce creasing. Denim will require some stretching prior to loading. The level of finishing needed is subject to individual preference. Easy-care garments should not require finishing.

  • Can I use the cabinet for items that are labelled as not suitable for tumble drying?

    Absolutely, Peko Drying Cabinets were designed with this in mind! They are suitable for all fabrics – even woollens and silk garments.  The level of heating inside the cabinet can be adjusted to suit the contents.

  • How much does it cost to run a drying cabinet?

    This will depend on a number of factors: cabinet type, efficiency of the ventilation system, residual moisture of the laundry, and amount and method of loading. It is essential to allow the heated air to circulate freely inside the cabinet. As a guide, a domestic vented Peko Drying Cabinet uses approx. 2.32 kWh per cycle. If used on lower heat settings the energy efficiency is increased. They can even be used without heat by selecting the fan-only setting, which circulates ambient room temperature air.

  • What is the best cabinet for me?

    Our most popular model for domestic use is the ETS-1700E. This is an economical, floor-mounted drying cabinet with approximately 16 metres of hanging length.  Where space is limited, the wall-mounted ETS-1500 may be more appropriate as it can be installed above a washing machine or worktop. Click here to view our full range.

  • What are the manufacturing approvals?

    Manufactured to ISO9001 standard, independently tested and accredited, and CE marked.

  • How do I dispose of my old drying cabinet?

    The cabinets are designed and built to offer an expected lifetime of use (with exception to serviceable parts). Should you wish to dispose of the cabinet, this can be undertaken under the terms and conditions of the WIEE Directive.

  • Are drying cabinets suitable for outdoor clothing?

    Yes, Peko Drying Cabinets are an ideal solution for drying and protecting outdoor clothing and footwear.

  • Availability of service and spare parts

    We have a long term commitment to provide service and replacement parts for all cabinets sold within the PEKO range. Our stock of spare parts includes those for cabinets that were produced over forty years ago.

  • Can I purchase a cabinet with condenser drying / heat pump technology?

    Yes, the ECO Dryer 2.0 HP drying cabinet uses heat pump technology. Vented cabinets can also be operated in conjunction with a separate condenser box to prevent the build up moisture in the room. Condenser boxes can be purchased from independent suppliers.

Installation

  • What materials do you recommend for venting the cabinet?

    Rigid plastic or metal is preferred, although for short distances flexible hose is acceptable.

  • Can the cabinet be incorporated into bespoke or custom built furniture?

    Yes.  The main consideration when building-in is to ensure that replacement air can circulate around the cabinet and enter the unit via the top panel. The cabinet can be located in a carcass cupboard.  This can be left with either an open front or fitted with a door to match with adjacent cupboards. Please contact our offices for more information.

  • Is there a requirement for fresh air into the room in which the cabinet is located?

    No, unless located in a small room, closet or built-in furniture. If this is the case, ventilation should then be taken into account.

  • How much space is required for a drying cabinet?

    As with most household appliances, all domestic Peko Drying Cabinets conform to the standard 600mm modular width. Please click here to view the dimension drawings.

  • What services are required for the installation of a drying cabinet?

    An electrical power supply is required and, depending on the model, a ventilation hose or ducting may be needed to take the moist air to the outside of the building. Please consult the Installation and Operating Manuals for more information. A wall (or rigid structure) is also required to securely attach the cabinet and prevent it from tipping forward.

  • Is the drying cabinet a freestanding appliance?

    No. All cabinets must be fixed to a wall to prevent the possibility of tipping forward when loaded.  Failure to do so may invalidate the warranty.

  • Does the cabinet require venting to the outside of the building?

    Yes.  Full details available on request and described in the Installation and Operating Manuals. If the room is very spacious or benefits from an existing mechanical extraction system, then a dedicated ventilation ducting pipe may not be required.

  • Can I fit an external fan to assist with the extraction of moist air when the cabinet is located far from an external wall, window or roof outlet?

    Yes.  The optimum rate of air to be extracted from the cabinet will depend on the model. An external fan may be required.  The design of such a system should be carried out by a suitably qualified ventilation engineer. Please consult the Installation and Operating Manuals.

  • What are the warranty terms?

    12 months parts and labour (serviceable parts may be on a return-to-supplier basis). Full terms and conditions available on request.

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