Find the ideal tumble dryer for you
AN APPLIANCE THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS
When you are about to invest in a new tumble dryer that best suits both your lifestyle and needs, there is a lot of factors to consider. The location and space available, the different types of fabrics you care for, ironing habits and how many loads you run a week all influence which tumble dryer you should select. Follow our simple buying guide that will help you find the right dryer for you.
SPACE & LOCATION
Whether you go for a free standing tumble dryer, or one that's built-in behind a cabinet to fit in with your kitchen theme, you need to make sure that the appliance will fit.
How much space do you have?
60cm width - A standard tumble dryer will fit your space
< 60cm width – A compact dryer is perfect for smaller spaces – you can even hang it on the wall to maximise your space. Alternatively, if you have a standard front-loaded washer, you can stack a standard dryer on top.
Top-tip: Running out of space? Consider buying a compact 2-in-1 washer dryer combo.
Washing machine capacity and load sizes
How often do you run your tumble dryer on a weekly basis?
Less than 4 times a week – if you only do a few small loads per week, a 4-6kg dryer will suit your needs
4-6 times a week – a capacity of 7kg would be ideal and can handle a few larger items like duvets and jeckets
6+ times a week – Select a tumble dryer with a 8+ kg capacity if you dry often
Top-tip: Try your best not to overfill your dryer, if you leave some room for your clothes to breathe they will dry faster. If in doubt - select a tumble dryer with a larger capacity than you need.
What do you dry?
Delicates – Select a tumble dryer with SensiDry to help you dry your favourite delicates safely
Wool – Select a tumble dryer with Woolmark certification
Spend less time ironing
Choose a tumble dryer with ProSense humidity control and leave your laundry a little damp to simplify ironing. Alternatively you can select a tumble dryer with steam to avoid the need for ironing entirely.
Save energy with an energy efficient dryer
Dryers are rated between A and G for energy efficiency (A being the most money-saving and eco-friendly). The more efficient the dryer the more money and energy you’ll save in use, which can add up to a lot of savings over the years.