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Compare the 10 Best Tumble DryersFebruary 2018(Last Updated 16 February 2018)

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The best tumble dryers on the market, designed to get washed clothes dry and fresh
Compare top brands including AEG, Bosch and Miele
Independent & impartial evaluation of every tumble dryer based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Tumble Dryers We Impartially Analysed: 1,470 Tumble Dryer Models 7,540 Tumble Dryer Reviews 4,310 Tumble Dryer Prices
To Find the Best Tumble Dryers We Impartially Analysed:
1,470 Tumble Dryer Models
7,540 Tumble Dryer Reviews
4,310 Tumble Dryer Prices
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#1

83

Miele TDB220WP

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£869.00

John Lewis
7kg
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£1,000
Over 10 years
Dec 2017
The highest scoring tumble dryer for small families available, with good features and very low running costs
#2

81

Miele TWF620WP

4 Reviews
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£1,097.98

Appliances Direct
8kg
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£810
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 8kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with very good features
#3

81

LG RC8082AV2Z

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£977.27

Amazon UK
8kg
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Vented
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£750
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A very economical to run and relatively new 8kg capacity vented tumbler, with great features and a reasonable price
#4

79

Siemens WT4HY790GB

10 Reviews
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£839.99

Webbs
9kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A huge drum capacity and top-quality vented front loading tumble dryer, with exceptional user reviews and low running costs
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#5

79

Bosch WTWH7560GB

6 Reviews
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£694.90

Donaghy Bros
9kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A high-quality and enormous drum capacity vented front loading tumbler, with low running costs and superb user reviews
#6

78

Electrolux EDH3887GDE

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£369.99

eBay
8kg
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Vented
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
An economical to run but 2 year old 8kg capacity vented tumbler, with good features and a reasonable price
#7

78

Miele TKR850WP

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£1,479.99

Carters Direct
9kg
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Vented
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£910
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A powerful and very economical to run 9kg capacity condenser tumbler
#8

78

Samsung DV5000

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£594.00

Next Domestic Appliances
9kg
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Vented
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(Unknown)
May 2017
A recently released and economical to run vented front loading tumble dryer, with great features and an enormous 9kg drum capacity
#9

78

LG RC9055BP2Z

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£649.00

Appliance City
9kg
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Vented
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A giant drum capacity and amazingly economical to run vented front loading tumble dryer, with features
#10

77

Miele TCF620WP

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£1,099.00

Buywise
8kg
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Vented
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£810
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
A fairly new and very economical to run 8kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with great features
#11

77

Bosch WTW87568II

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£889.11

Amazon UK
8kg
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Vented
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£830
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
A very economical to run and recently released 8kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with very good features
#12

77

Miele TMV840

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£1,899.99

Donaghy Bros
9kg
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Vented
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£910
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
A top of the range and very economical to run 9kg capacity vented tumble dryer
#13

77

Siemens WT47W590GB

6 Reviews
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£649.00

eBay
8kg
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Vented
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A fully featured and top-rated 8kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with very low running costs
#14

77

LG RC9055AP2F

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£579.00

RLR Distribution
9kg
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Vented
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(Unknown)
Nov 2015
A fully featured and stunningly economical to run 9kg capacity vented tumbler
#15

76

Schulthess Spirit 640

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£2,215.50

Amazon UK
8kg
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Vented
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
A fairly new and fully featured 8kg capacity vented tumbler, with very low running costs
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#16

76

Samsung DV90K6000CW

1 Review + 1 Award
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£664.00

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9kg
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Vented
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A fairly new and award winning 9kg capacity vented tumbler, with low running costs and great features
#17

76

Miele TWE520WP

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£949.00

Appliance City
8kg
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Vented
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Nov 2017
A recently released and extremely economical to run 8kg capacity vented tumbler, with good features
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#18

76

Samsung DV90M8204AX/EU

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£879.99

Official Currys Outlet on eBay
9kg
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Vented
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£910
Over 10 years
May 2016
A very economical to run and fully featured 9kg capacity vented tumble dryer
#19

76

Miele TKG840WP

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£1,100.00

Official Hughes Outlet on eBay
8kg
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Vented
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£800
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A fully featured and very economical to run 8kg capacity vented tumble dryer
#20

76

Siemens WT47W6A1

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£681.16

eBay
8kg
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Vented
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£830
Over 10 years
May 2017
A new and very economical to run 8kg capacity vented tumbler, with great features

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What Are The Best Tumble Dryer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every tumble dryer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated tumble dryer brand is AEG with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning tumble dryers.

Logo Brand Number of Tumble Dryers Price Range Average Rating
AEG Tumble Dryers 38 £210 - £1,695 92%
Miele Tumble Dryers 26 £429 - £1,900 91%
Beko Tumble Dryers 21 £149 - £1,596 86%
Bosch Tumble Dryers 33 £189 - £1,660 80%
Siemens Tumble Dryers 21 £249 - £1,329 73%
Other Tumble Dryer Brands 130 £90 - £2,216

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Higher energy
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rating
£98 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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£579.00
£100 cheaper
1kg bigger drum
capacity
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£339.00
£273 cheaper
to run over
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£339.00
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capacity
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£629.99
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WTW87560NL
£667.98
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TCE620WP
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between condenser and vented tumble dryers?
ACondenser tumble dryers work by pulling the water out of the clothes and storing it in a water trap, where it stays until emptied. Vented tumblers extract the water from the clothes as steam, and pass it through a vent in the back of the machine so it can be disposed of outside.
QWhat are the benefits of condenser vs. vented tumble dryers?
ACondenser tumble dryers are easier to set up, and don't require any special modifications to the room - however they do require the condenser unit to be regularly emptied to remain in peak condition. Vented tumble dryers can run without needing maintenance, but require a hole drilled in an outside wall to fit the vent.
QWhat is the average noise level of a tumble dryer?
ATumble dryers can be quite noisy, with an average noise level of around 65Db. This means they will be loud enough to be disruptive when in full spin cycle, and can be easily heard several rooms away.

Tumble Dryer Buying Guide

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tumble Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Tumble Dryer Prices

In total we found 281 tumble dryers ranging from £90 to £2,189. The average price of a new tumble dryer is £556 and 80% of tumble dryers are priced between £180 and £977. The White Knight C38AW is the cheapest tumbler at only £90, and Schulthess Spirit 640 is the most expensive at £2,188.

Tumbler Brands - Price Range

Schulthess laundry dryer start at £2,188 and their most expensive tumble dryer costs £2,188. The highest average tumble dryer price out of all brands is Schulthess laundry dryer with an average price of £2,188.

The average price of Asko tumble dryers is £1,979 which is the second highest average price of all tumble dryer brands. Asko tumble dryers range in price from £1,979 to £1,979.

The third highest average tumble dryer price out of all brands is Miele tumble dryers with an average price of £1,020. Miele tumble dryers range in price from £579 to £1,900.

Tumbler Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 21 expert reviews and 5,009 user reviews for tumble dryers available online and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of tumbler. White Knight is the top rated tumble dryer brand with an average rating of 98%. LG is the second best brand with 94% and Indesit is the third best brand with 92%.

Biggest Tumble Dryer Retailers

We found 139 current offers for laundry dryer from eBay making it the biggest tumble dryer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 103 current offers for laundry dryer. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 94 current tumble dryer offers.

When Are Most New Tumble Dryers Released?

Most new laundry dryer tend to be released between September and November. That means that most of the latest tumble dryer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. 56 new laundry dryer were released in November 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new tumbler releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new tumbler releases was September, with 77 new laundry dryer released that month. December was the biggest month in 2015 for new laundry dryer, with 133 new laundry dryer released that month.

How Fast Do Tumble Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, tumble dryers drop in price by 5% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £26 on a typical £556 new tumble dryer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

The drum volume denotes the capacity of the dryer, measures in kilograms.

The drum capacities of tumble dryers range from 3kg to 20kg. The drum capacities of most tumble dryers range from 8kg to 8.8kg. The AskoT884XLHPW, which can be purchased for £1,979.27, has the biggest drum capacity and is an 11kg capacity tumbler. The AskoT884XLHPW has the smallest drum capacity. This tumbler is a 3kg capacity tumbler and is available at £109.00.

A larger drum capacity means more clothes can be dried at once.

Drying Systems

Amongst new tumble dryers, the most frequently found drying system is vented. We found 288 tumble dryers that are vented tumble dryers. The second most common drying system amongst new laundry dryer is condenser. We found 155 laundry dryer that are condenser tumble dryers.

Loading Types

The most popular loading type amongst new tumble dryers is front. We found 453 tumble dryers that are tumble dryers that have a front loading. We found 7 laundry dryer that are tumble dryers that have a top loading, making this the second most frequently found loading type amongst new laundry dryer.

Biggest Tumble Dryer Retailers

We found 139 current offers for laundry dryer from eBay making it the biggest tumbler retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 103 current offers for laundry dryer. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 94 current tumbler offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Tumble Dryers?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on tumble dryers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 75 tumble dryers.

Proportion of Laundry Dryer for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest tumble dryer prices (found to be cheapest for 54% of its tumble dryers).