Best Tumble Dryers to Save Your Time in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 17, 2017
If you don't have the possibility to hang your washing out to dry or usually have a great number of washing loads, a tumble dryer is a must-have thing in your household. It can speed up the laundry process dramatically and leave fabrics silky soft. Look through our review and take your pick! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Drying Type
Drying Capacity
Energy Efficiency
Control and Indication
Modes
Features
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

A large display shows all the necessary information and settings when the dryer is running. It really simplifies the laundry process.

CONS

It has no reverse function.

OUR VERDICT

The Bosch WTW87560GB is a premium-class machine that combines not only advanced technology, quality, and reliability but also high energy efficiency. For sure, this dryer is one of the best models on the market.

detailed parameters
Drying Type

Condenser with Heat pump

Drying Capacity

9 kg

Energy Efficiency

A++

Control and Indication

Buttons / Dial, Large LED display

Modes

Special programmes: Woollens, Mixed Load, Towels, Duvet, Timed programme warm, Timed programme cold, Cottons, Easy-care, Allergy +, Sportswear, Down, Super quick 40, Shirts/blouses, Delicates

Features

Anti crease cycle 120 minutes at the end of the programme,

Jog dial,

Drum interior light,

Buzzer to indicate the end of cycle,

Child lock,

Door hinge: right-hand,

Container for condensed water

Dimensions

84.2 x 59.8 x 59.9 cm

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This model has plenty of modes to dry different fabrics. You can also adjust the intensity of drying according to your preferences and needs.

CONS

The normal mode sometimes leaves clothes slightly wet.

OUR VERDICT

This simple yet pretty functional Beko dryer will become a huge hit in every house. Thanks to its high performance, users can dry their garments as quickly as possible. Your woollen clothes, jeans, jackets will dry up in no time.

detailed parameters
Drying Type

Condenser

Drying Capacity

8 kg

Energy Efficiency

B

Control and Indication

Buttons / Dial, LED indicators

Modes

Cottons-extra dry, Cottons-cupboard dry, Cottons-cupboard dry plus, Cottons-iron dry, Synthetics-cupboard dry, Synthetics-iron dry, Jeans, Timed programmes - 10 minutes (20, 40, 60), Xpress 35 min

Features

Drum light,

Child lock feature operated electronically,

Water tank full indicator light,

Clean filter indicator light,

Auto cooldown phase,

Reverse action (Bi-directional drum action),

Large porthole door

Dimensions

84.6 x 59.5 x 59.8 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to a rather low noise level of 69 dB, the appliance won't disturb you and people around. It is great for families with small children!

CONS

Fibers might get trapped in the door (where the glass meets the plastic).

OUR VERDICT

The Candy GCC581NB is an easy-to-use machine that will quickly dry everything you need. The interface is user-friendly and intuitive, so you don't need to dig into a tricky manual.

detailed parameters
Drying Type

Condenser

Drying Capacity

8 kg

Energy Efficiency

B

Control and Indication

Buttons / Dial

Modes

Anti crease programme, Cupboard dry, Extra dry, Iron dry, Mixed dry, Normal dry, Quick dry, Wool programme

Features

Filter full indicator,

Large porthole,

Reverse action,

Wide opening door


Dimensions

85 x 59.5 x 61.0 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The dryer is pretty compact in comparison with most other models. So, you can install the machine even in small rooms.

CONS

It doesn't fit standard spaces (600mm x 600mm).

OUR VERDICT

The Russell dryer boasts great performance and all the necessary functions for a gentle drying. A child safety lock is a great plus if you have children.

detailed parameters
Drying Type

Vented

Drying Capacity

7 kg

Energy Efficiency

C

Control and Indication

5 Buttons and LED indicators

Modes

Mix programme, Cotton programme, Synthetic programme, 1-hour Programme, Extra dry, Standart dry, Dump/Iron dry

Features

Half load and anti-crease option,

Fluff filter,

Child lock


Dimensions

84 x59.5 x 55 cm

Warranty

1 year without registration, 2 years with registration

PROS

Running in cool tumble setting, the Hotpoint FETC70CP dryer leaves your clothes soft and fluffy.

CONS

The controls may seem somewhat tricky at first.

OUR VERDICT

For sure, this appliance boasts an excellent price-quality ratio. It's pretty functional and durable. And the incredible 10-year warranty on the parts speaks of the high quality.

detailed parameters
Drying Type

Condenser

Drying Capacity

7 kg

Energy Efficiency

C

Control and Indication

Buttons / Dial, LED indicators

Modes

3 programmes

Features

Reverse action drum,

Water container full indicator,

Anti-tangling technology

Dimensions

85 x 59.5 x 61 cm

Warranty

10 years parts and 1 year labour

What is a Tumble Dryer?

If you have no backyard and there's very little space in your house to hang out your laundry to dry, a tumble dryer is a way out. It looks like a washing machine and even has a drum. And the larger the drum is, the faster the drying time is. The automatic dryers can be divided into vented and condenser machines. Vented models should be installed next to a wall or window as they pump out the hot air from inside through a flexible hose. Condensers turn the hot air into water and collect it in a removable container, so this type can be conveniently settled just anywhere in your house.

Any drying machine is completed with some extras like special settings for delicate fabrics, different dryness levels, timers, and displays. All they make a laundry process a bit easier and give you more free time. If you want to save even more time, you can consider getting an integrated dishwasher.

Bosch WTW87560GB

Quaility Is of the Main Importance

The Bosch company is known for the highest quality of its products, and this tumble dryer is not an exception! An intuitive display will help you manage the dryer and adjust the settings with ease. The sleek LED display enables you to control the operation and check the time left. In addition, the machine has a drum interior light so that you can always see what is going on inside.

This premium dryer also boasts a wide range of various settings to meet the needs of every customer. For example, it even has the AllergyPlus mode for people who suffer from allergy, and those who are into sports will surely appreciate Sportswear setting. Besides these functions, the machine features special programmes for woollen items, towels, and delicate blouses.

If you are always short of time, you will surely like the fact that this model dries a full load 35 minutes faster than most other models on the market. With all this, the dryer is pretty energy-efficient, it consumes about 259.0 kWh per year.

Review of Bosch WTW87560GB Condenser Tumble Dryer

Bosch WTW87560GB
Bosch WTW87560GB
 

Beko DCU8230W

Great Value for Money

Although this Beko tumble dryer is a pretty cost-effective appliance, it boasts a great number of useful functions. It offers various modes to dry both natural cotton and synthetic fabrics. Depending on the stuff you are going to put into the machine, you can choose the appropriate setting for it to prevent wrinkling. In addition, you will be able to set the proper drying time (10, 20, 40, or 60 minutes). This timer function is very useful if you're going out, for example.

If you need your things to stay a little wet (for better ironing, for example), you can select one of the following dryness levels: Extra dry, Cupboard dry, Cupboard dry plus, and Iron dry. This mighty dryer has LED indicator lights which show a programme progress and the level of dryness. This feature is very handy, since it always informs you about the current settings.

A laundry basket is one more useful thing in your bathroom. It can help you neatly organize your dirty clothing and bed linen.

Review of Beko DCU8230W Freestanding Condenser Tumble Dryer

Beko DCU8230W
Beko DCU8230W
 

Candy GCC581NB

Family Option

If you are looking for a dryer which will become your helpful household assistant and at the same time will not slim your wallet, then you should consider this Candy dryer! Its capacity makes 8 kg, so you will be able to put there all the stuff you need to dry. Thanks to a highly efficient reverse action drum, the machine will dry your clothing in an instant.

There are four temperature settings, therefore you can always choose the level of dryness you want. If your family members often wear jeans or other denim clothing, then you will definitely enjoy the special setting for denim. In just 40 minutes, your jeans, coats, and heavy jumpers will come out completely dry.

This machine is pretty ergonomic. It has an extra-large porthole, so you can load even bulky garments conveniently. 

Review of Candy GCC581NB Condenser Dryer

Candy GCC581NB
Candy GCC581NB
 

Russell Hobbs RH7VTD500

Fits Any House

The Russell Hobbs RH7VTD500 Vented Tumble Dryer is a perfect solution for any house. With the capacity of 7 kg, it is able to dry in one go even a double-size bedding. There are three dryness levels to choose from. If you are going to iron your clothes afterwards, you can choose the setting that will leave your laundry slightly wet. And if you want to bone-dry towels or other similar items, the machine offers you the necessary function. Also, this dryer has four different programmes so that you could adjust the machine according to the fabric type you need to dry. 

As for the ergonomics, it should be mentioned that this model has adjustable feet. They ensure excellent stability on any surface. An uneven floor won't be a problem anymore!

People who want to keep their home clean could also consider purchasing a cordless vacuum. With this handy appliance, you can freely move around your house and clean even the most hard-to-reach areas.

Review of Russell Hobbs RH7VTD500 Vented Tumble Dryer

Russell Hobbs RH7VTD500
Russell Hobbs RH7VTD500
 

Hotpoint FETC70CP

User-friendly Appliance

People who are looking for a simple and straightforward machine will be interested in the Hotpoint FETC70CP Freestanding Condenser Tumble Dryer. This functional and easy-to-use appliance will become a helpful item at your home. With it, you can forget about all those messes with laundry. Just imagine - no linen on the loundry rope in your balcony and no bulky drying racks in your bathroom. You only need to adjust the heat setting, put the clothing in this dryer, and relax. It will do everything for you!

In addition, the machine boasts the cool tumble setting. This function can cool clothes down at the end of the cycle (last 10 minutes) to make them soft and fluffy.

Ironing is one of the essential steps to keep your garments neat, so you should definitely get a high-quality iron. If you are not sure which one to choose, you could have a look at our review on steam irons.

Review of Hotpoint FETC70CP reestanding Condenser Tumble Dryer

Hotpoint FETC70CP
Hotpoint FETC70CP
 

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Publish Date: 2017-08-30 07:58:36