Tumble dryers buying guide

From size and capacity, to energy rating and spin speed, buying a tumble dryer can seem like a bit of a minefield. That’s why we’ve created this short, straightforward buying guide containing all the info you need to make the right choice for your family, home and lifestyle.

Look out for the ‘Our Experts Love’ range to find tumble dryers that showcase the most exciting and useful features. And of course, if you want to see what’s on offer for yourself, come down to one of our stores and we’ll be happy to help find the right appliances for you.

What is the difference between Condenser, Vented & Heat Pump tumble dryers?


You can put this type of dryer wherever you like . It has no external hose. The water is just collected in a container which you can easily empty after drying.

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This type of dryer exples damp air through a hose, so it needs to be positioned by a window or external door.

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Heat Pump

Heat pump tumble dryers use special technology to dry clothes with greater energy efficiency, so you’ll save on your electric bills. Heat pump technology also dries your clothes with greater care, so they stay looking their best for longer.

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Standard features

What capacity tumble dryer do I need?

Capacities range from 3kg up to 10 kg. The capacity size that you need depends on the size of your household / how many times a week you use your tumble dryer.

Do I need a freestanding or an integrated tumble dryer?

What space does my tumble dryer need? This might depend on what you already have in your kitchen - do you have the space for a freestanding model? We have a wide selection of both integrated and freestading machines.



How energy efficient are tumble dryers?

Tumble dryers energy rating will indicate you how energy efficient the model is. All of them range from A to G. To save the most choose a tumble dryer with an energy rating of C or above. Moreover by choosing a heat pump condenser model or one with sensor drying feature you will ensure most efficient energy usage.

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Additional / Enhanced features


Control your tumble dryer from your smartphone. Check progress, adjust setting and start a drying cycle all from your phone.

Some of our tumble dryer also feature Smart diagnosis meaning any problems and your machine will update via the app, making sure you'll be back up and drying in no time.

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Sensor guided

This uses clever sensors to work out how wet your laundry is. This means your drying cycle will only end once your clothes are perfectly dry.

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Easy iron

Once the cycle has finished the machine will gently spin the drum to prevent creases forming.

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Dedicated cycle removing every day allergens giving you one less thing to worry about.

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Money saving tips

How do I know if my tumble dryer is energy efficent?

Energy efficient appliances use less power, cutting down your energy bills. Look out for an A rating machine.

How does a heat pump tumble dryer save me money?

They're super-efficient, reusing all the hot air that normally gets lost. Plus, they have all the easy to use benefits of a condenser too.

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