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Struggling to work out the difference between which tumble dryer to buy? Our tumble dryer buyer’s guide will help you understand the key technologies and identify which dryer is right for you.

When it comes to which tumble dryer is best, our guide explains the importance of sensor drying and the number of temperatures. Energy efficiency is also highlighted as we show the difference between energy ratings.

Click below to understand the key technologies and take a look at our tumble dryers.

Power

Vented tumble dryers work by venting warm, damp air through a hose and out of an open window or through an external wall. These dryers use less energy than condenser models and are generally cheaper.

If buying a vented dryer, you will have to position it by a window, door or external wall to get rid of the damp air. You can either have an external vent fitted in the wall or hang the hose out of the window.

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Runtime

Drying capacity can be measured in the same way as wash capacity with every kilogram being equal to roughly one outfit.

The bigger the capacity the more drying you can do, cutting down on electricity costs whilst benefiting the environment. Ranging from a small 6 kg to a big 9 kg, we have a tumble dryer to suit every size household.

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Charge time

Cut costs and help the environment with an energy efficient tumble dryer. All our tumble dryers vary in energy rating and are dependent on their electricity consumption and water usage.

Machines that use heat pump technology are extra energy efficient, conserving the heat of the air inside the drum and using it to dry the clothes. This heat pump works on all of the programmes and reduces the energy used without compromising on the length of the drying time. It's a good choice if you want an electric dryer that's as energy efficient as possible.

For information on tumble dryer energy efficiency levels, view the technical specifications of each tumble dryer and look for the annual consumption, helping you compare how efficient they are.

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Capacity

If you are looking to cut down costs and save pennies with your tumble dryer then sensor drying is fundamental. Sensor drying works by detecting when your clothes are dry and stopping the cycle. This helps to save you money on energy bills as the dryer doesn’t continue running once the clothes are dry.

Sensor drying works by detecting when your clothes are dry and stopping the cycle. This helps to save you money on energy bills as the dryer doesn’t continue running once the clothes are dry.

Some tumble dryers even let you decide the required level of dryness, meaning you can let them dry naturally with a tiny bit of moisture remaining, make them ready to wear in an instant, or extract the main water and let them finish off on the washing line.

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If you are looking to cut down costs and save pennies with your tumble dryer then sensor drying is fundamental. Sensor drying works by detecting when your clothes are dry and stopping the cycle. This helps to save you money on energy bills as the dryer doesn’t continue running once the clothes are dry.

Sensor drying works by detecting when your clothes are dry and stopping the cycle. This helps to save you money on energy bills as the dryer doesn’t continue running once the clothes are dry.

Some tumble dryers even let you decide the required level of dryness, meaning you can let them dry naturally with a tiny bit of moisture remaining, make them ready to wear in an instant, or extract the main water and let them finish off on the washing line.

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It is important to have different temperature settings on your tumble dryer for your different garments so they can dry at the right temperature without affecting the material. Generally tumble dryers with two temperature settings will give you one setting for cotton and one for synthetics.

Tumble dryers with more settings will allow you to dry further types of garments such as delicates or wool. Keep your clothes in pristine condition with optimised tumble dryer temperatures settings, benefiting your laundry.

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