Fisher & Paykel ED56

What it is


A 4.5 kg dryer with autosensing technology

Essential info

The Fisher & Paykel ED56 Autosensing clothes dryer automatically detects when the clothes are dry and switches the machine off.


790 x 565 x 560 mm (H x W X D)

What we liked

  • It can be wall mounted: saving on space in the laundry
  • Variety of dryness settings
  • Delay start for convenience
  • End of cycle alarm
  • Reverse tumbling to reduce creases in clothes
  • Simplicity of operating controls
  • Reasonable price

And what we didn’t

  • Energy rating is only two stars

Product trivia

Fisher & Paykel estimates in its product manual that to dry a 2.5 kg load containing four t’shirts, one sweatshirt, five pairs of undies, five pairs of socks, one pair of trousers, two pairs of shorts and three handkerchiefs at 1,000 rpm on Level 4 (medium dry, extra dry lights visible) for 60 minutes, it should cost an estimated 15c (depending on local electricity tariffs).

Energy rating

Two stars (222 kWh/annum based on 52 uses)

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Five dryness settings suit a variety of fabrics, autosensing, can be wall mounted
Only two star energy rated