Fluffy and dry towels whatever the weather and clothes that are easier to iron... these are just a couple of the benefits of owning a tumble dryer. To ensure that today is always a "dry clothes day" use our simple guide below to help choose the perfect dryer for you. Just click on a link below, to jump down to further information about the Tumble Dryers area you're interested in:
Types of Tumble Dryer
The first thing to decide is whether you want a vented dryer or a condenser dryer.
Use a hose placed out of a window or through an outside wall to expel damp air while drying.
Collect the moisture from your clothes in a water reservoir that you can take out and empty, so there is no need for venting, or holes in the wall, or open windows in the middle of winter!
Choosing a larger load size can help you save time, energy and money. If you have a larger capacity washing machine it is important to choose the same load capacity, or larger, as this allows you to dry a full wash load in one go! Load sizes are currently available in 3kg (compact), 5kg, 6kg, 7kg and 8kg capacities.
All our tumble dryers are issued with a performance class rating for Energy, and are graded from 'A - G', with 'A' being the best.
Look for the energy saving recommended label if you want the most energy efficient appliances for your home.
All machines will receive an energy and drying performance grading A-G (A being the most economical).
Standardised tests, monitored by Trading Standards, are carried out across the industry and manufacturers are responsible for grading their own appliances.
Energy Saving Tips
Save Energy & Money by following these simple steps:
Try not to overload your tumble dryer as this will reduce drying efficiency and use more energy.
Use higher spin speeds or a spin dryer to extract more water before using a tumble dryer.
Dry washing outdoors whenever possible.
Use a "set & forget" tumble dryer which automatically senses when clothes are dry and switches to cool tumble to save energy.
Look out for the energy saving recommended logo on laundry & dishwashers.
Tumble Dryer Programmes
Set & Forget Sensor Drying
If you like the idea of saving energy then a "Set & Forget" sensor dryer could be right up your street! Dryers with this feature automatically switch to cool tumble when your clothes are dry to save energy, and prevent items from becoming "over-dry" leaving them easier to iron. Some sensor models are selectable to give "iron dry", "airing" or "cupboard dry" performance.
Some sensor models are selectable to give "iron dry", "airing" or "cupboard dry" performance.
Other features you might want to look for...
|Other Tumble Dryer Features|
|Reverse Action||Most tumble dryers now come with reverse action which reduces tangling, reduces creasing and helps clothes to dry faster, saving time and energy.|
|LCD Display||Provides feedback on the current drying programme, what stage it is at, time delay, time to end, heat settings and fabric type.|
|LED Display||This may feature: Dry programme status indicators, Time remaining, Time delay countdown.|
|Time Delay||Allows you to delay the start time, so you could take advantage of cheap overnight electricity, or set to tumble dry just before you get home from work.|
|Water Reservoir - Top/Bottom (Condenser Dryers)||If you plan to place your condenser dryer below worktop height look for a model with a top-mounted water reservoir. If you plan to place your condenser dryer above worktop height, look for a model with a bottom-mounted water reservoir for easy emptying. (If using a tumble dryer above worktop height, please ensure that it is safely secured).|
|AEG Electrolux||08705 350 350|
|Beko||08707 741 050|
|Bosch||08702 400 060|
|Candy||08705 400 600|
|Electra||08705 168 299|
|Electrolux||08705 950 950|
|Hoover||08705 400 600|
|Hotpoint||08701 506 070|
|Indesit||08701 506 070|
|Servis||08705 168 299|
|Siemens||08705 678 910|
|Zanussi Electrolux||08705 727 727|