Best Tumble Dryer 2019 – Buyer’s Guide

We know just how important buying the right tumble dryer for your home can be. But with so many different choices out there it can be hard to know which one will be the right buy.

Tumble dryers don’t come cheap and we want to guide you to buying the perfect machine for your home. Whether you are looking for automatic, manual, vented or condenser, we have got you covered to make the most informed decision possible.

Below we have compared the top tumble dryers of 2019 to help you make an informed decision. We have compared the models on power, capacity, and energy rating to bring you the best deal for your home.

Our Top Picks

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Bosch Serie 6 WTG86402GB
  • Weight: 79 Kg
  • Dimensions: 60 x 59 x 85 cm
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Noise level: 65 dB
  • Energy Class B
  • Drying Type: Condenser
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White Knight WK44AW
  • Weight: 32 kg
  • Dimensions: 53 x 59.6 x 85 cm
  • Capacity: 6 kg
  • Noise level: 69 dB
  • Energy Class C
  • Drying Type: Vented
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BEKO DTBC7001S 7 kg Condenser Tumble Dryer
  • Weight: 33.5 kg
  • Dimensions: 84.6 x 59.7 x 56.8 cm
  • Capacity: 7kg
  • Noise level: 65 dB
  • Energy Class: B
  • Drying Type: Condenser
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Best Condenser Tumble Dryer

Condenser tumble dryers can be plugged into anywhere in the house and don’t need to be connected to an exhaust hose or vent. They work by condensing the moisture from your damp clothing into water and depositing it into a container which you need to empty.

Some condenser models come with a hose so you can drain away the water instead of manually pouring it out, depending on which suits your lifestyle best.

Hoover Dynamic Next Advance DXC9TCG

Sensor drying, 24-hour delay timer, 14 dedicated programmes and a large porthole – this machine is packed with lots of features to keep your life as easy as possible.

Drying is efficient as it uses the perfect amount of energy without leaving your clothes damp or looking worse for wear. Using the Hoover Wizard One Touch app, you can keep an eye on the wash remotely and download new programmes if you have any specific needs.

Reverse drum action keeps clothes crease-free by ensuring they don’t become too clumped together or forced into one shape for prolonged periods. No more soaking wet socks entangled with your duvet cover.

We love the ability to choose the colour. Black, white or graphite are solid choices, so if you have your eye on this model but are worried about aesthetics, then you have nothing to be concerned about.

It is lightweight compared to other models (almost half of the weight). So if you are fitting it yourself and it is going to require a bit of jiggling to get it into the right position, it will reduce the effort. We are disappointed it is only B rated, however. This isn’t a rare rating for dryers of its type but if you’re concerned about running costs, then it may be best looking for a heat pump option.

We like

  • Price
  • Generous amount of programmes
  • Colour options

We dislike

  • App only works on Android phones
  • Touch control interface is a little slow to respond

Final Verdict

A couple of niggles, but they are not anything that takes away from the experience and efficiency at all. Plus, the price is absolutely brilliant for anyone who just needs something to do the job

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  • Weight: 33kg
  • Dimensions: 85 x 59.5 x 61
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Noise level: 68dB
  • Energy Class: B
  • Drying Type: Condenser

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Hoover Dynamic Next Advance DXC9TCG 9Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer User Manual

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Beko DTGC8011W 8Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer

Using clever sensor drying technology, this tumble dryer can detect how damp your clothes still are so they don’t spend too little or long in the machine.

Not only will you probably save time with every dry, but there is lower energy usage to think about as well. There is an anti-wrinkle crease to increase the likelihood that your clothes can go from drum to wardrobe, and when you do still have to iron, they should be much easier.

A blast of cold air is blown into the drum near the end of the cycle which makes them easier to remove. This makes the entire process from load to removal effortless, and the fact that there is a variety of settings certainly improves the overall experience. In fact, to be precise, there are a huge 15 settings. Your towels need a quick dry after your shower, so they don’t smell damp? No problem.

A wide opening door and large porthole make the loading easier, and there is an audible sound at the end of the cycle so you can collect it immediately.

The price is great if you’re on a budget but still want something that is up to the task, and Beko is a reliable brand so you should certainly be able to get the money’s worth. We’d like for the instruction manual to be a bit simpler for anyone who needs to get to grips with tumble dryers, but once you get the hang, everything is self-explanatory.

We like

  • Condenser tray at top of machine
  • Childproof lock

We dislike

  • Tank full/filter full warnings seem a bit too early and regular

Final Verdict

Looks basic but is actually a brilliantly clever yet simple to use appliance at a great cost

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 36kg
  • Dimensions: 84.6 x 59.5 x 56.8 cm
  • Capacity: 8kg
  • Noise level: 65dB
  • Energy Class: B
  • Drying Type: Condenser

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Beko DTGC8011W 8Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer User Manual

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BEKO DTBC7001S 7 kg Condenser Tumble Dryer

First of all, we love how this machine is available in silver. Washing machines of this colour are commonly available, but dryers aren’t so it is a great pick if you’re conscious of this.

Now onto performance. There are a lot of features which make this dryer a good option for busy homes who need a bit of help with attention to detail. Sensors prevent the clothes from drying out too much which can make them hard and difficult to iron and could also save you a bit of energy as the time could be reduced. Letting the clothes dry naturally for the last little bit of the process can help them stay their best, too.

Auto cool reduces the temperature of your machine and its contents in the final phase of the cycle. By blowing hot air into the drum, you will be able to bring your clothes out of there immediately without risking them being too hot to handle.

There is also Anti-Crease technology as standard. The drum is rotated every 60 seconds to reduce the strain on the clothes and help keep them moving, so they don’t become wrinkled. Even if it takes you a few hours to get them out, they’ll remain in this state.

It is simple to work as all you need to do is turn the dial. There are three settings which give you low heat which is great for sensitive clothing which still needs a bit of encouragement, plus a half load option – a great price for what you get.

We like

  • Price
  • Style - simple but modern
  • Sensor drying

We dislike

  • Is a little noisy when at the most powerful part of cycle

Final Verdict

It looks basic but the proof is in the performance, and this is a wonderful machine for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants a machine which can cut down drying times by a radical amount

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 33.5 kg
  • Dimensions: 84.6 x 59.7 x 56.8 cm
  • Capacity: 7kg
  • Noise level: 65 dB
  • Energy Class: B
  • Drying Type: Condenser

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BEKO DTBC7001S 7 kg Condenser Tumble Dryer User Manual

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Bosch Serie 6 WTG86402GB

The Bosch Serie 6 is one of the most energy efficient condenser dryers available.

It dries clothes economically and is an energy class B machine (which for a dryer is pretty good). With a large 8kg drum and an anti-vibration function damping the noise to just 65dB, it means business. The eco-silence drive means it uses magnets rather than brushes to rotate the motor making it close to silent and reducing damage to parts inside the machine.

Everybody has experienced the annoyance of turning on a cycle and noticing you missed some clothes. A nice added feature to the Bosch Serie 6 is that you can add clothes to your dry even after you have started the cycle. This is a nifty feature, especially in busy homes. It is a condenser tumble dryer which is suitable for any home in the UK.

We like

  • Able to make adjustments to cycle even after you’ve selected a programme
  • Easy to use
  • Reliable
  • Energy efficient

We dislike

  • The programs are not immediately intuitive, may take a while to get used to
  • No crease resistant cycle
  • Touch screen can be annoying as it’s easy to accidentally turn it off

Final Verdict

Highly efficient and eco-friendly. Our favourite of the condenser variants.

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 79 Kg
  • Dimensions: 60 x 59 x 85 cm
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Noise level: 65 dB
  • Energy Class B
  • Drying Type: Condenser

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Bosch Serie 6 WTG86402GB Manual

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Hotpoint Aquarius TCFS93BGP

If you are looking for a sleek tumble dryer with convenient drying, the Hotpoint Aquarius is the perfect choice.

Boasting a 9 kg drum size, it is well suited to families or house shares. Equipped with essential settings like sensor drying, delay timer and specialised programmes, you will have full control of your laundry. The Hotpoint Aquarius even has a reverse tumble action, ensuring clothes don’t get tangled while they are drying.

Specialised programmes take care of your fabrics whether delicate or hardy, with Fibre Care technology that automatically selects lower temperatures to protect certain fabrics during the cycle. This model offers a delayed timer function too, so you can decide when is most convenient to dry your clothes. No need to keep everyone awake at night – why not set it as a house alarm for the morning instead?!

It is fast to dry and easy to use, making it one of the best condenser models available. Simple and effective, this machine is well suited to any family home or busy household.

We like

  • Sensory drying
  • Delay timer
  • High capacity
  • Sleek design
  • Fast and effective drying

We dislike

  • Slightly louder than other models
  • No countdown timer

Final Verdict

This is a great condenser tumble dryer for families or houseshares. A large capacity and fast drying times make this machine worth every single penny.

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 36.87 kg
  • Dimensions: 85 x 59.5 x 61 cm
  • Capacity: 9 kg
  • Noise level: 69 dB
  • Energy Class: B
  • Drying Type: Condenser

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HOTPOINT Aquarius TCFS93BGP Condenser user manual

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GRUNDIG GTN39250GCW Condenser

Bring style into your kitchen with the GTN39250GCW heat pump dryer. Grundig’s top-of-the-range machine combines efficiency and class to bring you this sleek and stylish appliance.

With impressive heat-pump technology, it keeps energy consumption to a minimum without compromising power. Sensor drying means that it senses when clothes are dry and ends the cycle so they aren’t over-dried or damaged. Anti-crease functions are automatic so clothes are kept at their best when drying.

The Grundig GTN39250GCW boasts a 9 kg capacity so is perfect for busy and bustling households always on the go. There is even a light on the inside of the drum, ensuring you never leave anything behind. Auto Cool Down makes unloading easier and quicker, as the cold air allows you to get clothes out without burning yourself.

There are a number of different programmes to suit specific fabrics, with delicates, cotton, bedding and denim settings available. The LED screen on the front of the machine displays the settings and duration of the cycle. This will keep you in full control. The Grundig condensor machine is a reliable and efficient dryer, especially for those that have a busy home.

We like

  • Sensor drying system
  • Energy efficient
  • Very easy to use
  • Internal light

We dislike

  • Louder than other dryers on the market

Final Verdict

Overall, this tumble dryer is powerful yet energy efficient, making it the perfect addition to any home.

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  • Weight: 53.5 kg
  • Dimensions: 85 x 59.5 x 60 cm
  • Capacity: 9 kg
  • Noise level: 65 dB
  • Energy Class: A++
  • Drying Type: Condenser

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Best Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

These tend to be the most expensive models because they are so energy efficient, meaning that the running costs of these models is a lot less. They will not send your electricity bill through the roof – great if you know it is always going to be on, especially in winter.

They are just like any other condenser and can be placed anywhere in the house, as long as there is a power supply.

Candy Smart CSH8A2LE

With an 8kg capacity that is ideal for any medium households, this is a perfect tumble dryer for a reasonable price.

It is also economical to run. Using heat pump technology, the hot air is recycled around the machine, so it uses less energy. Sensor drying technology also can optimise the amount of heat and time it takes to dry the clothes. Not only do they not get too dry but it won’t keep running when you don’t need it to.

Connect up your compatible smartphone to control it from anywhere, or download extra cycles which are best catered to your lifestyle thanks to NFC connectivity. The programmes which are actually already installed include anti-crease, cotton, quick dry, jeans and wool.

As with every heat pump dryer, the actual drying process is a little more time-consuming. But the end result is worthy of the wait which is a positive. We like how the water tank is actually in the door, so you can see how full it is. This is opposed to having to rely on a warning sign or signal. Sometimes, common sense prevails.

There are two filters to clean, one of which is rather spongy and requires some more cleaning than the other. However, the manual is very explanatory, and every setting is well described so you can get the best use out of it from the first go.

We like

  • Easy to empty water and filters
  • Clothes come out relatively crease-free
  • Reasonably quiet

We dislike

  • Have to separate clothing by material to get best use
  • Socks seem to get stuck in door and don’t dry

Final Verdict

It uses an incredibly small amount of electricity - other reviewers say the same based on metre readings - and as it uses less heat, clothes are never damaged. A real steal

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  • Weight: 41kg
  • Capacity: 8kg
  • Noise level: 67dB
  • Energy Class: A++
  • Drying Type: Heat Pump
  • Dimensions: 85 x 60 x 60cm

SAMSUNG DV90N8288AX Smart 9 kg Heat Pump

A very clever tumble dryer which will help you out both time and effort wise. Sensors within the drum will monitor moisture and temperature levels, so drying times can be adjusted to suit whatever you are doing.

Your clothes won’t spend too long in the dryer, which will save you money on your bills as well as keeping your clothes in good condition – if they get too dry, it could damage them. Likewise, they won’t come out with a few hours of air drying still to go.

Clothes can be dried in as little as half an hour, and it also works to reduce the amount of time you will spend in front of the ironing board: a gentle tumble and just the right amount of heat limits the creases made.

The reverse tumble method also ensures that no clothes will get snagged or caught in the machine, and the diamond-embossed design prevents snagging while the drum is turning, and the water becomes a cushioning barrier. Plus, you won’t find a that a stray sock has been caught up by everything else and remains damp when you take the load out.

Now for the selling point – it is another of the latest smart pics. You can control the DV90N8288AX/EU from anywhere using your smartphone, checking in on progress and starting/pausing/stopping it according to your needs.

This technology comes at a price, but as seeing as it is as modern as you can get, you aren’t going to have to be updating it anytime soon. Look after it, and it will be a fab investment piece.

We like

  • Graphite colour
  • Technology to keep your clothes perfect
  • Reaches a great drying level
  • A+++ Rating

We dislike

  • Price tag

Final Verdict

Clothes come out perfectly and you can control it from anywhere, which you probably won’t realise is such a good feature until you’re using it all the time

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 50kg
  • Dimensions: 85 x 60 x 60 cm
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Noise level: 63 dB
  • Energy Class: A+++
  • Drying Type: Heat Pump

Bosch Serie 8 WTW87561GB 9Kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

Largely a condenser dryer but with heat pump technology, this is a model which has the best of both worlds.

The heat pump keeps running costs down by reusing the hot air that would otherwise be lost. All of the excess moisture is stored in the container ready for you to empty when full. As it will hold 9kg of clothing at any one time, it is ideal for medium sized families where a wash load of clothing always seems to be in need of a dry.

If you suffer from allergies, there is a good chance you already have a washing machine and vacuum cleaner which can keep most at bay. This tumble dryer is also perfect for your collection. The Allergy Plus programme uses higher temperatures to remove pollen and dust mites from clothing without damaging it.

Now for the people who are a bit lazy when it comes to caring for their appliances. The SelfCleaning Condenser™ uses some of the moisture caused by every cycle to clean itself, so it can continue to work for longer without needing any attention from you.

There is a couple of features missing which can be found on other models. This includes a delay timer, end of cycle alert (it is just a buzzer) or childproof lock. But if you’re one who does the drying there and then and gets on with other things while it is running, it isn’t going to be a massive issue. The sensor works well and clothes are left uncreased.

We like

  • Clothes come out perfectly
  • Needs little maintenance and cleaning
  • Option to plumb it in

We dislike

  • Manual is a little difficult to understand in parts

Final Verdict

Perhaps a little more than you’d think it would retail for, but it is super effective and good at its job and from a titan name. Perfect for investment buyers

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 56kg
  • Dimensions: H84.2 x W59.8 x D59.9
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Noise level: 64dB
  • Energy Class: A++
  • Drying Type: Heat Pump

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Bosch Serie 8 WTW87561GB 9Kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer user manual

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Samsung DV90K6000CX 9Kg Heat Pump

Coming in a striking graphite colour, this efficient and roomy dryer is ideal for medium households where drying can often be an effort.

The sensors will detect how dry the clothing is, so it won’t continue for any longer than necessary. This keeps running costs down. Once it detects they are indeed dry, a blast of cool air will fill the drum to make the clothes safe to remove once the dry is done.

If you encounter any issues, don’t go running to the repairman or grabbing the toolbox before you have consulted the Samsung app. It gives you all the troubleshooting you’d ever need in the form of Smart Check.

As it is a heat pump model, it is best if you don’t overload the drum. Understand that it takes a little while longer to dry than other versions, too. We say a little though because for a heat pump model, it is actually only marginally slower than a condenser.

Because it is gentle in operation, clothes do come out well cared for and in that perfect ‘not too wet but not too dry’ state.

We like

  • Modern look
  • Large porthole
  • Time to finish countdown

We dislike

  • Can struggle with heavy thick items

Final Verdict

Quiet, efficient and on the faster side for a heat pump. May be slightly pricier than some which do the same thing, but the design and low running costs will make up for it

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 50kg
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Noise level: 65dB
  • Energy Class: A++
  • Drying Type: Heat Pump
  • Dimensions: 85 x 60 x 60

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Samsung DV90K6000CX 9Kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer User Manual

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Best Vented Tumble Dryer

This is generally the cheapest kind of tumble dryer available. They work by pumping out the warm damp air from the drum and your clothes. This is usually deposited out of the machine through a hose or vent. They need to be placed near a window or open external vent so the heat can be removed.

MONTPELLIER MTD25P 2.5 kg

A rather fantastic tumble dryer here, especially if you are very restricted when it comes to space. It means you don’t have to miss out.

It can be set on top of a table or bench, or even wall mounted if you’re really stuck for space. This also makes it perfect if you struggle bending down to reach ordinary freestanding appliances.

The capacity is 2.5kg, which makes it one of the smallest but still large enough to do a generous amount. A single dial will control everything from temperature to the time, making it simple to use. It is quiet, and the C energy rating makes it relatively eco-friendly.

For under £150, it is also friendly on your purse strings. A half load takes around an hour and full about 112 minutes, which is not bad considering the size of the machine.

We like

  • Wall mountable
  • Compact
  • Easy to control
  • Lightweight

We dislike

  • Brackets can be difficult to fit to the wall

Final Verdict

There is no doubt this is a 5* product, especially if you're stuck for space, on a budget or just want something which will tide you over

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 17 kg
  • Capacity: 2.5 kg
  • Noise level: 57 dB
  • Energy Class: C
  • Drying Type: Vented
  • Dimensions: 58.5 x 49.5 x 41.5cm

HOTPOINT Aquarius TVM570P

A generous 7kg capacity and two drying temperatures make this a perfect choice for families who need to get their clothes dry in all weathers.

You get a final cool cycle, which helps to lower the temperature of the clothes and make it easier to remove them straight away. It is also the last step in combating creases, making them easier to iron. The reverse tumble function helps to prevent tangling or snagging, and helps to keep them looking at their best for longer.

Because it is vented, it is easy to fit into any home or room and can be up and running in no time. To say it is under £200, it is affordable too. Perfect if you’re on a budget but still need something which can withstand all you throw at it.

We like

  • Basic yet easy to use
  • Low noise when running
  • Easy to clean dust filter

We dislike

  • No sensor drying (but forgivable for price)

Final Verdict

One of the best budget tumble driers out there. Fancy-free yet still very good at the job

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 32 kg
  • Dimensions: 85 x 59.5 x 56.2cm
  • Noise level: 69 dB
  • Energy Class: B
  • Drying Type: Vented
  • Capacity: 7 kg

INDESIT Ecotime Vented Tumble Dryer

With a pretty generous 7 kg capacity and an extra-wide door to help you load and unload the drum easier, this Indesit tumble dryer is great for families and larger households who need to do quite a bit of bulk drying.

It is good at drying too; using reverse spin technology, it keeps the clothes separated for more efficient drying and reduces the crease likelihood, which in turn reduces the time you spend standing over the ironing board.

There is also 12 drying settings, from choosing the particular materials (cotton/acrylics/synthetics) to a refresh setting and choosing the specific weight of the load for better optimisation.

As it is a venting model, there is a vent hose supplied so you can get going as soon as it is all installed. Some of the drying modes take a bit longer than those of other models, but the drying level was high, so this is something we could happily live with!

The only niggle is that the timer dial only rotates clockwise, starting at the 140-minute mark and going down to 0. If you want to select 80 minutes, for example, going past this means it has to be turned again. This is a bit annoying at the start, trying to get the right speed, but soon becomes the norm.

We like

  • Choice of dryer settings
  • Good price
  • Fluff filter is easy to access and empty

We dislike

  • Timer dial only turns clockwise

Final Verdict

There are some little niggles, but they don't take away from the fact that this is a brilliant tumble dryer for any home or need, which makes it well worth it's place on this list in our opinion.

+ Specifications

  • Drying Type: Vented Tumble Dryer
  • Weight: 34.6kg
  • Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D58.4 cm
  • Capacity: 7kg
  • Noise Level: 69dB
  • Energy Class: B

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White Knight WK44AW

The White Knight WK44AW is an effective and low-cost machine suitable for most homes. Its conveniently designed and will fit into most spaces, especially if you’re low on space.

The machine is relatively quiet, only making a low whirring noise when running. It’s a powerful, no frills machine that does exactly what you would expect without the fancy features.

The White Night is well built and sturdy and dried heavy loads in a short period of time. We loved how easy it was to set – no screens or fine-tuning, just a simple dial. It’s a cheap and cheerful machine and would work well in a busy home. As it is vented, it uses a bit more energy than other machines, but the low purchase price is worth it.

We like

  • Quiet and simple to use
  • Large drum capacity (6 kg)
  • Two heat settings
  • Lighter machine (32 kg)

We dislike

  • No digital display
  • Energy class C
  • No fancy settings and features

Final Verdict

A good quality, low cost, vented machine suitable for most homes.

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 32 kg
  • Dimensions: 53 x 59.6 x 85 cm
  • Capacity: 6 kg
  • Noise level: 69 dB
  • Energy Class C
  • Drying Type: Vented

Beko DRVT71W

The Beko DRVT71W is impressive for many reasons, but mostly because of its load capacity.

It can handle drying large volumes of laundry in each cycle, saving you money on multiple drying cycles. It comes with indicator lights for drying, filter cleaning, end of cycle and programme progress. The timed dry will go up to 130 minutes and an auto cool down phase to prepare laundry for the next of cycle.

The Beko is a freestanding vented machine so needs a vent to filter out hot air from the machine. It’s a bit on the noisy side when compared with other models, too. It also isn’t as energy efficient as alternatives with an energy class of C.

To say these are the only downsides, we’d still be happy having it in our home. Overall it is an effective machine and suitable for most layouts.

We like

  • Automatic anti crease
  • Easy to use
  • Large capacity (104L)
  • Small and easy to fit in smaller kitchens and houses

We dislike

  • Noisy
  • Energy class C
  • No digital display

Final Verdict

Great vented machine that can hold large loads of up to 7kg, perfect for families.

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 31 kg
  • Dimensions: 60 x 54 x 85 cm
  • Capacity: 7 kg
  • Noise level: 66 dB
  • Energy Class C
  • Drying Type: Freestanding Vented

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White Knight C44A7B

The White Knight C44A7B is a bargain for any home. With its large load capacity, it can dry all your clothes in one cycle.

It is powerful and effective with a sleek design. The White Knight offers a number of different drying functions, including an anti-crease option at the end of cycles to reduce the time you spend at the ironing board. It is not as energy efficient as some of the other models, but is powerful to make up for it.

At only 62 dB, the White Night produces minimal noise for fewer distractions. It has two different heat settings, a timer, and adjustable features for control over your laundry cycles. This is a no frills product that is effective and powerful, so great if you just need an appliance which will do the job.

We like

  • Sleek design
  • Different heat settings
  • Quiet and simple to use
  • Large load capacity (7 kg)
  • Anti crease function

We dislike

  • Door is small for the size of the drum
  • Energy class C

Final Verdict

A low cost bargain product, perfect for any home that just needs to get the drying done

+ Specifications

  • Weight: 33 kg
  • Dimensions: 59.6 cm x 53 cm x 85 cm
  • Capacity: 7 kg
  • Noise level: 62 dB
  • Energy Class C
  • Drying Type: Vented

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There you have it. These are the top machines for convenience and low energy bills, suitable for every home. Whatever machine you are looking to get, make sure you do your research and go for the machine that is most efficient and suitable for your home.

With so many snazzy features it’s hard to know what to get. Now you know the things you need to look out for when buying so you can make a well-informed decision.

Tumble Dryer Buying Guide

Getting your hands on the right tumble dryer isn’t always as easy as it seems. There are a number of different models, designs, and features to suite your hectic lifestyle.

Consider what features and technology will be right for you and look for a machine that encompasses all these things and a quality energy rating to keep bills low.

Features

Sensor Drying

This is a handy feature that tends to be available for most automatic models around these days. The machine has a sensor inside the drum which stops the machine once your laundry is dry.

This feature is handy so that you don’t end up opening the machine with your clothes still wet. It also means that your clothes don’t get too exposed to heat and shrink.

Capacity

Capacity can be measured in the same terms as washing machine capacity. It’s measured in Kilograms and determines the size of the drum and how much laundry you can dry at one time.

You can get very small ones from 3kg all the way up to 9kg which is close to the standard machine.

Larger drums increase hot air flow and mean that you can dry more clothes per cycle. It saves more energy because you don’t have to use it as often. With more space comes less creasing too, which is a real bonus.

Energy Rating

Each product is given an energy rating either A, B or C. These determine how eco-friendly and efficient these dryers are.

Obviously the more efficient the machine the less electricity you will be using which will cut down a lot on electric bills.Heat pump dryers tend to be the most economical because they conserve the heat inside the drum to dry clothes.

FAQs

How Much Will A Tumble Dryer Add To My Electricity Bill?

It is difficult to say exactly how much these machines will add to your electricity bill. This depends on how much the machine is in use and the energy consumption of the machine. Look at the energy class to determine how eco-friendly your machine will be, and maybe think about installing a smart metre in your home so you can keep an eye on the spending.

Are Condenser Dryers Better Than Vented?

This is based on your own preference. Many people find that condenser dryers are easier to fit because they can be placed anywhere in your home. Vented dryers need access to a vent and hose to extract the moisture and damp air.

Can I Stack My Machine Above My Washing Machine?

If they are from the same manufacturer then you should be able to mount one-on-top of the other. Usually, there are stacking kits to do this but it is better to check with your manufacturer before you try to do this.

What Is Sensor Control?

Sensor control is a handy feature offered by many dryers. It senses the amount of moisture in the drum and adjusts the timer accordingly.

Is It Worthwhile To Buy A Tumble Dryer?

Again this is down to your own personal preference. Using one of these machines eliminates the use of washing lines and drying clothes inside which can result in mould and damp in your home. It also dries clothes fast and effectively. We would say it is, because how much easier it makes your life is so noticeable.