Drying your washing outside on the line is a marvellous idea but unfortunately the reality of the great British weather often means we end up draping our damp laundry over radiators and indoor airers. Tumble dryers can be a godsend and a very worthy investment. The modern-day tumble dryer won’t shrink your clothes and is far more energy efficient than their predecessors, with many models having multiple programmes and large capacity drums to accommodate greater loads.
With a handy tumble dryer you’ll never again have to rush home to bring your washing in from the line when it starts pouring down. Result.
So, which is best for you? First up, you’ll want to decide whether you need a freestanding or integrated tumble dryer . Then narrow down the choice by the size that fits your space (we have small models for even the tiniest of nooks) and the capacity – it makes sense to match that to your washing machine, whether that’s 3kg or 10kg.
Then it’s on to your preferred operating style. A vented machine uses a hose to push the damp air through a window or wall vent. A condenser tumble dryer collects water in a reservoir (which you then empty), so you can place it anywhere in a well-ventilated room. And a heat pump tumble dryer reheats the air in the drum for gentle drying and energy efficiency, so it’s kind on the environment – and your bills.
Got the big decisions out of the way? Then you can get onto the really interesting stuff – all those nifty features. We’re talking sensor guided drying, like you’ll find in the Bosch and Beko tumble dryer ranges. This monitors moisture and temperature, and stops when it reaches your selected dryness level.
Avoid tangled clothes with a machine that utilises reverse action, like the Indesit range. Those with a steam treatment further help reduce creasing, making ironing much easier – or even unnecessary. Bonus. Go for a model with a 24-hour timer delay function and start the programme whenever suits your schedule. This kind of convenience is taken a step further with one from the likes of Samsung that lets you control it from your smart phone.
Whatever your preference, we’ve got the perfect one for you, so browse our cheap tumble dryers today.