The Best Tumble Dryers To Buy Right Now in 2022 - Fully Reviewed

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Hello everyone and welcome to our review of the best tumble dryers to buy on the market right now. We’ve spent some time researching each model, we’ve tried them and now we’re putting all of that into a review for you to read. Before we dive into our review we’ll quickly explain the different types of tumble dryers available right now.

What is a Heat Pump Tumble Dryer?

Heat pump dryers are becoming increasingly popular nowadays and its very easy to see why, they are often the most eco-friendly type of tumble dryer because they use special technology to dry the clothes – which is not only better for the environment but very good for your wallet too.

The heat pump technology works by  circulating hot air in the drum to withdraw moisture from the clothes which then evaporates into a tank, fairly similar to a condenser dryer in terms of look and operation but a much friendlier option. According to some experts  you can save up to 50% annually on energy bills by choosing a heat pump dryer over a condenser or vented.

What is a Vented Tumble Dryer?

Usually the a vented dryer is most affordable of the type of tumble dryer, if you’re searching price low to high you’re almost guaranteed to see a vented tumble dryer pop up first, now don’t be put off by them being a cheap tumble dryer as they are still very reliable

A vented tumble dryer works by removing warm air through a window hose or an external vent says. Usually a vent is either a small hole in the wall or out of the spare room window, you can purchase dryer converter kits for about £20 which effectively capture the moisture instead and you emptier it out afterwards, although I’d recommend just purchasing a condenser or heat pump dryer instead if you’re not keen on opening the window, some vented dryers and some come with a venting kit, need to be installed by a professional.

What is a Condenser Tumble Dryer?

Typically a condenser tumble dryer is the most popular type of dryer and there is a good of expensive dryers, mid-range dryers and of course cheap condenser tumble dryers, you can pick them up from as little as £250 and pay anything up to £1,250 depending on what brand you opt for.

The main benefits of a condenser dryer are there’s no hose attached so no need to open the window or use a vent hole – there’s also a good win there as you won’t get as cold during the winter! in fact one of the benefits I find with a condenser dryer is it often heats up the room its in quite quickly.

As well as the freedom of being able to put the machine in almost any room of the house although they are slightly heavier than vented dryers and we’d always recommend a well ventilated room. Condenser dryers capture the water you use in a tank which either located at the top or bottom of the machine and usually holds 5 litres, although please don’t wait for it to fill up before emptying, we’d recommend after every use.

There are many other features to look out for when looking at what tumble dryer to buy other than just the type of dryer :

  • Programming: The best tumble dryers have a few heat settings, for example for cottons, synthetics or delicates, helping you keep your clothes in top condition for longer, before you dive in and buy the tumble dryer with the most programmes we’d suggest having a think about what ones you’d actually use.

  • Drum size: similar to a washing machine they come in all size of drum, Larger drum sizes are more energy efficient because they’ll dry more clothes in less time. Most dryers  from 7kg to 9kg.

  • Child locks: To prevent the kids from messing around with the machine. – recommended!.

  • LED lighting : a really handy tool on a lot of modern machine as it helps indicate when your machine needs emptying or cleaning as well as giving you information on the current cycle.

  • Energy efficiency: These days, machines are given ratings from A to G, please don’t confuse this with the old ratings as the energy label rating changed back in March 2021. Newer appliances tend to be better, but it depends on how long a cycle takes and how often you use your machine as well.

  • Integrated dryer vs freestanding dryer. Integrated tumble dryers can fit within your cupboards and be hidden. Freestanding ones are not built-in, which means they’ll be in sight but can usually be put almost anywhere in the house and tend to have greater capacity . 

Right so now we’ve explained all of the jargon and gone through that lets start our review of the best tumble dryers to buy right now in 2022. 

Indesit Eco Time IDV75 7Kg Vented Tumble Dryer

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  • 7kg drum capacity – great for medium-sized households
  • Programme the cycle to end after a set amount of time
  • 9 drying programmes to choose from
  • Dedicated setting takes care of synthetic fabrics

    Enjoy fantastic results with this brilliant Indesit vented tumble dryer, in white. Thanks to its 7kg drum capacity, it’ll effortlessly work through the pile of clean laundry in any small to medium-sized household.

    With its really handy timed drying options, its 9 programmes let you choose the ideal settings to suit you and there’s even a useful synthetics option, which takes the best care of your more delicate items. It might be a cheap vented tumble dryer but its definitely worth considering!.

Hoover Dynamic Next DXOC8TG Tumble Dryer

Hoover Dynamic Next DXOC9TCG Wifi Connected 9Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer - White - B Rated
  • 8kg drum capacity – great for medium-sized households
  • Moisture is collected in a tank that’s easy to empty
  • Dries multiple fabrics in the same cycle
  • Cupboard Dry leaves clothes dry enough to put away
  • Dimensions (cm) – H85 x W60 

    Get ready for the week ahead with this Hoover tumble dryer. Its 8kg drum capacity makes it a great helping hand in any medium-sized household, and as it’s also a condenser model, the water that’s pulled from your clothes is collected in an easy-to-empty tank.

    The handy All in One programme lets you wash different fabrics together too, like delicate underwear and heavy sweatshirts, so they’ll always come out in lovely condition. And thanks to the Cupboard Dry setting, which dries your laundry to perfection, all your jeans and t-shirts will be ready to go straight into the wardrobe as soon as they’ve left the machine.

Beko DHY9P56V Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

Beko HygieneShield DHY9P56VW 9Kg Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - White - A+++ Rated
  • 9kg drum capacity – great for large households
  • Efficient Heat Pump technology uses less energy
  • Sensors work out the perfect drying time
  • HygieneShield™ uses heat & UV light to sanitise clothes
  • Dimensions (cm) – H84.6 x W59.7 x D65.4

    The Beko DHY9P56V Tumble Dryer is one of the most popular on the market at the moment and it is very easy to see why. One of our favourite things about this tumble dryer is just how easy it is to use.

    There is also a good selection of programmes available to use too so you’ll easily find the right one for you. Its easy to see why this has made it onto our list of Best Tumble Dryers to buy right now in 2022

Electra THP7112W Heat Pump Dryer

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  • 7kg drum capacity – great for medium-sized households
  • Efficient Heat Pump technology uses less energy
  • Dedicated setting takes care of synthetic fabrics
  • Gently tumbles laundry to stop creases from forming
  • Dimensions (cm) – H84.5 x W59.6 x D60.9

This Electra Tumble Dryer is a very efficient tumble dryer due to its heat pump technology, it has a very good energy rating of A+. It has a 7kg capacity which makes it an ideal choice for small to medium sized households. 

We loved the synthetics programme which ensures that all of your more delicate items are taken care of too such as nylon tops. It is also very good at tumbling your clothes well so creases don’t form. 

Candy Smart CSEC8DF Condenser Tumble Dryer

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Candy CSEC8DF Tumble Dryer Features

  • 8kg drum capacity – great for medium-sized households
  • Moisture is collected in a tank that’s easy to empty
  • Sensors work out the perfect drying time
  • Control it via NFC from a compatible Android smartphone
  • Dimensions (cm) – H85 x W59.6 x D60

This Candy Tumble Dryer is an ideal choice for anyone who wishes to combine reliability and energy efficiency without paying over the odds for it! The Candy CSEC8DF has an RRP of £269 which makes it a relatively cheap tumble dryer but that’s not to say its not a reliable and good machine.

One of the best features we loved on this condenser dryer is that it can be easily linked to your smartphone which means you can check on your cycle from wherever you are. 

Beko DTLCE80021W Condenser Tumble Dryer

Beko DTLCE80021W 8Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer - White - B Rated
  • 8kg drum capacity which makes it great for medium sized households
  • Moisture is collected in a tank that’s easy to empty and located at the top left hand side of the machine
  • Dry mixed fabric types together at the same time
  • Cupboard Dry leaves clothes dry enough to put away
  • Dimensions (cm) – H84.6 x W59.7 x D56.8

This Beko Condenser Tumble Dryer is an ideal choice for anyone who is looking for a cheap condenser tumble dryer with a good energy efficiency rating.  The Beko DTLCE80021 has an energy rating of B which makes it a good choice for anyone looking to save money on their bills.

This particular model shown above comes in white, black and silver so you can easily match it to the rest of your kitchen!.  Very easy to see how this ended up on our list of best tumble dryers to buy in 2022

And there you have it! that’s the review of the best tumble dryers to buy right now in 2022, remember you can always find our full range of tumble dryers available right here