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Tumble Dryers for Small Families

Compare the 10 Best Tumble Dryers for Small FamiliesFebruary 2018(Last Updated 16 February 2018)

The best medium-capacity dryers on the market, for small families
Compare top brands including Bosch, AEG and Miele
Independent & impartial evaluation of every tumble dryer based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Tumble Dryers We Impartially Analysed: 1,520 Tumble Dryer Models 6,600 Tumble Dryer Reviews 4,050 Tumble Dryer Prices
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Bosch WTE863B2GB

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£509.00

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£2,400
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
7 kilogram tumble dryer

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White Knight C86A7W

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£159.99

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Vented
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£2,700
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A 3 year old and middle of the road spec 7kg capacity vented tumbler, with alright running costs

63

Indesit IDV 75 S

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£249.97

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£2,500
Over 10 years
May 2015
An average spec and 3 year old 7kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with moderate running costs and plenty of positive recommendations

63

Indesit IDVL 75 B R

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£267.99

Argos
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£2,500
Over 10 years
May 2015
A 3 year old and middle of the road spec 7kg capacity vented tumbler, with moderate running costs
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63

Belling FD700

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£149.99

Calverts
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£2,400
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A marginally out of date and middle of the road spec 7kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with OK running costs
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Indesit IDV75

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£140.00

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£2,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A 3 year old and average spec 7kg capacity vented tumbler, with satisfactory running costs

64

CDA CI560

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£355.99

Amazon UK
7kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
An economical to run but 3 year old 7kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with only average features
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64

Hoover VTC 671

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£229.00

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£2,400
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
An average spec and a little out of date 7kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with alright running costs

64

Amica WTA 14305 W

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£211.89

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Vented
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£2,500
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A 2 year old and average spec 7kg capacity vented tumbler, with average running costs

64

Beko DRVT71W

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£159.00

Amazon UK
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£2,400
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
A best selling but 3 year old 7kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with alright running costs and good features

64

Indesit EDPA 745 A1

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£464.23

Amazon UK
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£1,300
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
An economical to run but moderately out of date 7kg capacity vented tumbler, with only middle of the road features
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64

Hotpoint FETC70BP

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£183.33

Appliance Plaza
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£2,400
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A middle of the road spec and a little out of date 7kg capacity condenser tumbler, with OK running costs

64

White Knight B96M8W

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£199.99

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£2,900
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A best selling but 3 year old 8kg capacity condenser tumbler, with satisfactory running costs and good features
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Logik LVD7W15

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£109.00

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£2,400
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 7kg capacity vented tumble dryer, with average running costs
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65

Hotpoint TVM570P

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£168.00

Electronic Empire
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Vented
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£1,300
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An economical to run but 3 year old 7kg capacity vented tumbler, with only average features

65

Beko DC7110

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£219.00

Domex Limited
7kg
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Condenser
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£2,700
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 7kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with alright running costs

65

Hotpoint TCFS 73B G

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£252.00

Next Domestic Appliances
7kg
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£2,400
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 7kg capacity condenser tumbler, with OK running costs

65

Hotpoint TCM580BP

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£179.99

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£3,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 8kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with moderate running costs

65

Hoover DYC

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£1,072.39

Amazon UK
8kg
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£2,600
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 8kg capacity condenser tumbler, with OK running costs
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Beko DCU7230

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£149.00

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£2,400
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 7kg capacity condenser tumbler, with alright running costs

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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.