Make sure your tumble dryer is the perfect fit with a little help from our handy measurement guide. We’ll give you some top tips so measuring up for that new appliance is easy.
You’re measuring for a freestanding tumble dryer if: the machine will slot into a kitchen workspace.
Did you know? Most tumble dryers are freestanding models.
Tumble dryers are standard sizes, the only measurement that varies is the depth.
Most integrated kitchen cabinets have a standard height and width, so most integrated tumble dryers will have a standard height and width too. This means you only need to make a note of the depth of the appliance you’ve got your eye on. When you’re measuring for depth, add on 3cm of extra space behind for pipes.
Yes, you’ll need to add a few extra centimetres to the depth to leave room for the vent and hose.
The height and the width are a standard across all models (H85cm, W60cm), but the depth will change based on the size of the drum you choose.
They can vary from 46cm to 68cm, depending on the size of the drum.
It’s handy to put it near your washing machine, but manufacturers recommend that they’re put in a room with a minimum temperature of 10 degrees.
We wouldn’t recommend it. Tumble dryers need proper ventilation in order to work properly.