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The 10 Best Tumble Dryers - July 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every tumble dryer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 1,180 tumble dryers, 151 reviews and 4,180 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

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#1
C44A7W

White Knight C44A7W

A great value for money 7 kilogram tumble dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
14
Missing Some Features
Age
57
2 Years Old
Running Costs
34
£36 / 10 Years
Overall Score
53
Average
Vented
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Apr 2015
Release Date
#2
WTW83217IT

Bosch WTW83217IT

Heat Pump
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Oct 2015
Release Date
  • £703.56
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#3
T86581IH

AEG T86581IH

A cheap to run 8 kilogram tumble dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
10
Mediocre
Features
30
Missing Some Features
Age
66
2 Years Old
Running Costs
75
£16 / 10 Years
Overall Score
38
Mediocre
Heat Pump
Front
8kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Oct 2015
Release Date
  • £519.99
    Save £129.01 (20%)
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#4
TKR850WP

Miele TKR850WP

A fully featured and cheap to run 9 kilogram tumble dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
7
Mediocre
Features
93
Fully-Featured
Age
71
1 Year Old
Running Costs
88
£13 / 10 Years
Overall Score
55
Average
Condensation
Front
9kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Mar 2016
Release Date
#5
DV80K6010CW

Samsung DV80K6010CW

A cheap to run 8 kilogram tumbler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
46
Mediocre
Features
42
Average Features
Age
78
11 Months Old
Running Costs
72
£16 / 10 Years
Overall Score
52
Average
Heat Pump
Front
8kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Aug 2016
Release Date
#6
T6DB64375

AEG T6DB64375

7 kilogram tumbler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
7
Mediocre
Features
45
Average Features
Age
85
6 Months Old
Running Costs
18
£45 / 10 Years
Overall Score
41
Mediocre
Condensation
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Jan 2017
Release Date
  • £629.88
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#6
IDV75

Indesit IDV75

A great value for money and cheap to run 7 kilogram tumble dryer
Reviews
50
1 Review
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
11
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
62
£33 / 10 Years
Overall Score
54
Average
Vented
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Jul 2015
Release Date
#7
ZDP7204PZ

Zanussi ZDP7204PZ

A good value for money 7 kilogram tumble dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
78
Very Good
Features
27
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
37
£35 / 10 Years
Overall Score
52
Average
Condensation
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Jul 2015
Release Date
#8
WTN85200GB

Bosch WTN85200GB

A good value for money 7 kilogram tumbler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
74
Very Good
Features
34
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
41
£35 / 10 Years
Overall Score
53
Average
Condensation
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Jul 2015
Release Date
#9
TKB140

Miele TKB140

A cheap to run 7 kilogram tumble dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
14
Mediocre
Features
18
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
83
£15 / 10 Years
Overall Score
36
Mediocre
Heat Pump
Front
7kg
Drying System
Loading Type
Drum Capacity
Jul 2015
Release Date

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Tumble Dryer Brands

Find out how tumble dryer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their tumble dryers. Click on a link to compare all tumble dryers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Tumble Dryers Price Range Average Rating
AEG logo AEG Tumble Dryers 30 £155 - £956
Miele logo Miele Tumble Dryers 27 £567 - £1,900
Bosch logo Bosch Tumble Dryers 27 £199 - £1,096
Other brands Other Tumble Dryer Brands 137 £55 - £1,044

Choosing the Right Tumble Dryer

Tumble dryers take damp, clean clothes and rotate them in a heated drum, removing the moisture from the clothes to dry them quickly and effectively. There are two main types of dryers - condenser and vented. Here are the main advantages and differences between them:

Condenser Tumble Dryers

These dryers work by taking the moisture from the damp clothes and storing it in a water trap, which must be emptied after every couple of cycles. These dryers have no need for hoses or vents to remove the moisture, and so are more suitable for smaller apartments, or places where setting up an outside vent would be troublesome. However the tradeoff is a need to empty the water trap frequently, otherwise you may find the dryer not working as effectively.

Vented Tumble Dryers

These tumble dryers work by separating the moisture from the damp clothes, then venting the damp air outside via a hose. The venting means that there is no need to empty water traps after every cycle, making it simpler to use. However the dryer may require specialist installation, especially if the vent needs to be placed through an exterior wall.

Capacity

The capacity of the drum in your tumble dryer will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single cycle. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger dryers have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller dryer.

Programs

Most models of tumble dryer contain several different programs for clothing of different material, as well as different temperatures and spin levels for more delicate pieces of clothing. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable tumble dryer.

Many dryers also contain an anti-crease setting - this causes the the drum to rotate unheated at the end of cycles, in order to minimise wrinkling on laundry. This setting is extremely helpful if you plan on leaving laundry tumbling while you go out, or overnight. If left unmoved, your cleaned laundry will develop unsightly creases, as the clothing is all jumbled up and folded at strange angles from the spin drying. However periodically rotating the drum causes the laundry to shift anew, stopping creases developing.

Sensor Drying

Some more advanced models of tumble dryer will have a moisture sensor installed. This sensor detects the dampness of the clothes, and automatically adjusts the cycle to give just enough time for the clothes to be completely dried. This saves both time and money, since the dryer will automatically stop once the clothes are dry.

Energy Efficiency

All our tumble dryers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per cycle, and the cheaper the dryer will be to run. Look for a dryer graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Tumble Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Tumble Dryer Prices

In total we found 215 tumble dryers ranging from £55 to £1,695. On average, a new tumbler costs £488 and 80% of tumble dryers are priced between £152 and £913. The Miele TMV 840 WP is the most expensive tumble dryer that we found at £1,695, and the Logik LVD7W15 is the cheapest at only £55.

Tumble Dryer Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average tumbler price out of all brands is Miele laundry dryer with an average price of £979. Miele laundry dryer start at £549 and the most expensive Miele tumbler costs £1,695.

The average price of Maytag laundry dryer is £817 which is the second highest average price of all tumble dryer brands. Maytag laundry dryer start at £817 and the most expensive Maytag tumble dryer costs £817.

The average price of Bauknecht laundry dryer is £652 which is the third highest average price of all tumble dryer brands. Bauknecht laundry dryer start at £652 and the most expensive Bauknecht tumble dryer costs £652.

Tumbler Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 3 expert reviews and 30 user reviews for laundry dryer from across the internet and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of tumbler. The top rated tumble dryer brand is Samsung with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Whirlpool with 59% and the third best brand is Frigidaire with 25%.

Biggest Tumble Dryer Retailers

The biggest tumbler retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 143 current tumbler offers from eBay. The second biggest tumbler retailer is Currys with 82 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to tumble dryers. ao is the third biggest retailer with 66 current offers.

When Are Most New Laundry Dryer Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious trend in the release month for new tumble dryers. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new tumble dryers, with 69 new tumble dryers released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new tumble dryer releases was December, with 113 new laundry dryer released that month. In 2014 most new laundry dryer were released in September, with 109 new laundry dryer released that month.

How Fast Do Tumbler Prices Drop After Release?

New laundry dryer drop in price by an average of 8% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of £39 on a typical £488 new tumble dryer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

Across the range of laundry dryer, the drum capacities range from 3kg to 20kg. The drum capacities of most laundry dryer range from 7.7kg to 8.4kg. The Maytag3LMEDC300YW, which is on sale for £817.20, has the biggest drum capacity and is an 10.5kg capacity tumbler. The Maytag3LMEDC300YW has the smallest drum capacity. This tumble dryer is a 3kg capacity tumbler and sells for £129.99.

Biggest Tumble Dryer Retailers

The biggest tumble dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 143 current tumble dryer offers from eBay. The second biggest tumble dryer retailer is Currys with 82 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to tumble dryers. ao is the third biggest retailer with 66 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laundry Dryer?

With the cheapest price on 112 tumble dryers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest tumbler retailer.

Proportion of Laundry Dryer for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on laundry dryer is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 78.3% of its laundry dryer.

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