Buying guides

Find the ideal tumble dryer for you


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 – i
f 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.


From family-sized machines with large drums to advanced connected appliances, AEG has the ideal tumble dryer for you.