Tumble Dryer Buying Guide
Investing in a tumble dryer could really help to solve your drying dilemmas. Whether you need help deciding on which type would best suit your needs or you want to learn about the extra features that our range offers, keep reading to find out more about the important things to consider before you buy.
The first factor you need to decide on before you buy a new tumble dryer is which type would best suit your everyday needs. Here are the three tumble dryer types explained for you:
Heat Pump Tumble Dryers
If you’re looking for an efficient way to keep costs down when drying, then you should consider our range of heat pump tumble dryers. With this type of dryer, your laundry is dried at a lower temperature, and the hot air used during the drying process is reused. Although drying times will be slightly increased, heat pump tumble dryers provide great energy savings.
Condenser Tumble Dryers
If you need a tumble dryer that gets your laundry dried slightly quicker, consider our range of condenser models. Unlike vented dryers, condenser dryers don’t need an externally-vented hose, so you’ll be able to install your appliance anywhere you want. During the drying process, the water from your clothes is collected in a container that you’ll need to empty regularly.
Vented Tumble Dryers
If you’re after great drying results but are on a budget, consider our range of vented tumble dryers. While a vented tumble dryer dries your laundry, it releases a lot of damp air. So, this type of dryer needs to be installed near an external vent that has been fitted into an external wall, allowing the damp air to escape outside.
Capacity & Colour
Now that you’ve decided on the type of tumble dryer that would be best for you, it’s time to give some thought to the colour you want and the capacity you need.
Great for smaller families, or for those who dry less and often, select a small capacity tumble dryer for your needs:
You can dry up to 17 hand towels in a single drying cycle with a small capacity tumble dryer.*
Our small capacity tumble dryers come in white and silver, helping you select the colour that suits your kitchen the best.
Being the most sought after, a medium capacity tumble dryer is great for any family’s everyday drying needs:
You can dry up to 20 hand towels in a single drying cycle with a 7kg capacity tumble dryer, and up to 22 hand towels in a single drying cycle with an 8kg capacity tumble dryer.*
Our medium capacity 7kg and 8kg tumble dryers come in white, sliver, and black to help you select the perfect match for your kitchen.
Allowing you to dry more in one go, a large capacity tumble dryer is perfect for larger families and for drying bigger items, like duvets:
You can dry up to 25 hand towels in a single drying cycle with a 9kg capacity tumble dryer.*
Our large capacity 9kg tumble dryers come in white, black and red. Select the colour that suits your kitchen the best.
*The exact number of laundry items that can be dried in one cycle depends on the type, weight and volume of the items.
The next important factor to bear in mind before you buy a new tumble dryer is how energy efficient it is. An energy efficient appliance is a great investment to make and a good way to help keep your energy bills down. Being the most energy efficient in our range, our heat pump tumble dryers come with energy ratings from A++ to A+++.
The last, but still important factor to consider before you buy a new tumble dryer is which extra features it comes with.
Waiting for your dryer’s cycle to finish can be frustrating. Our heat pump tumble dryers with RapiDry™ technology give you the option to dry your clothes on a shorter cycle, even when compared to condenser dryers, while still maintaining a high energy-efficiency (A+ in RapiDry™ mode), helping you save time and money.
Saving you time and effort, our sensor drying programmes identify the level of moisture in the drum and automatically stop the cycle when the optimal dryness level has been achieved. That way, over-drying is prevented and you’ll benefit from better protection for your laundry.
Now that you have all the information you need about things to consider before buying a new dryer, why not browse our range of tumble dryers?
Or, if you’ve already selected a tumble dryer, have you considered which washing machine would best suit your everyday washing needs? Find out more about our washing machines here.