This buying guide is designed to help you over any
hurdles you may come across in the buying process and eliminate any confusion.
Reading the full buying guide tells you everything you could possibly want to
know about tumble dryers.
A tumble dryer is an exceptionally convenient appliance and with a choice of
vented, condenser or spin dryers available there is something to suit every
home. Tumble dryers eliminate the need for drying your clothes on the washing
line or around the house on radiators. You don’t need to wait for the good
weather – simply pop your laundry into your tumble dryer and let it care for
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There are 3 types of tumble dryer to choose from; condenser, vented and spin
dryers. Which one you choose will depend upon the space available in your
kitchen and also where the tumble dryer will be placed.
Generally the capacity sizes are the same for vented and condenser models and
spin dryers usually have a smaller capacity.
All tumble dryers are now rated by the EU to let people know how much energy is needed to run them. The energy ratings go from ‘A’ to ‘G’ with ‘A’ being the most efficient. A tumble dryer with a high energy rating will save you electricity and money on your energy bills. The majority of tumble dryers are B and C rated, although if you are willing to invest more in your appliance then models are available with ‘A’ energy ratings.
A good way to work out just how much buying an energy saving tumble dryer will save you is to calculate how much it costs to run over a year. To help you we have calculated how much it costs to run your tumble dryer depending on how energy efficient it is, please take a look at the useful table for more information.
Assumes 140 drying cycles per year. Actual running costs will vary depending on how often the appliance is used.
Assumes electricity tariff of 12.50p/kWh.Thanks to the Energy Saving Trust for providing the energy information.
Our unrivalled selection of tumble dryers provide a number of useful drying solutions for every situation and care for fabrics of every kind, for example:
You should always check your clothes care labels before washing and drying.
Tumble dryers can help you save time when doing the ironing by leaving clothes less creased. The following programmes and options are something to look out for if you want to save time when doing the laundry.
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