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Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Noise Level
Available Colours
Running Cost
Release Date
#1

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Samsung DVE52M7750W

123 Reviews
Huge drum capacity Quieter than average noise level  Child lock 
Huge drum capacity
Quieter than average noise level
Child lock

$449.00

20kg
Info
Steam
Info
40dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
May 2017
#2

84

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Samsung DV40J3000EW

 
Big drum capacity Moisture sensor  Child lock 
Big drum capacity
Moisture sensor
Child lock

$355.00

10kg
Info
Vented
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Info
$990
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#3

81

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Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW

 
Huge drum capacity A+ drying class Anti‑Crease function 
Huge drum capacity
A+ drying class
Anti‑Crease function

$899.95

15kg
Info
Vented
Info
70dB
Info
Info
$310
Over 10 years
Jun 2020
#4

81

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Samsung DV5000

 
Smart Control Technology Smart Check  Optimal Dry 
Smart Control Technology
Smart Check
Optimal Dry

$375.00

9kg
Info
Heat Pump
Info
65dB
Info
Info
$400
Over 10 years
May 2017
#5

78

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LG DLE1501W

 

$867.49

10.1kg
Info
Vented
Info
45dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Nov 2016
#6

78

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LG DLE3170W

 

$891.99

10.2kg
Info
Vented
Info
45dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2015
#7

78

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LG DLEY1701VE

 

$1,080.99

10.2kg
Info
Steam
Info
44dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2015
#8

77

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LG DLGX5001V

 

$1,263.99

10.2kg
Info
Steam
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018
#9

77

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Hoover DXHY10A2TKE

 

$592.30

10kg
Info
Heat Pump
Info
67dB
Info
Info
$560
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#10

76

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LG DLGX9001W

 

$1,678.99

10.2kg
Info
Steam
Info
48dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018
#11

69

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Asko T208HW

 

$995.95

8kg
Info
Heat Pump
Info
64dB
Info
Info
$360
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#12

62

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Asko T884XLHPW

 

$1,095.06

11kg
Info
Heat Pump
Info
66dB
Info
Info
$430
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#13

62

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Asko T208VW

 

$1,099.00

8kg
Info
Condenser
Info
65dB
Info
Info
$850
Over 10 years
Jan 2018
#14

61

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Asko T208CW

 

$1,499.00

8kg
Info
Condenser
Info
65dB
Info
Info
$860
Over 10 years
Nov 2017

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What Are The Best Tumble Dryer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every tumble dryer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated tumble dryer brand is Candy with an average rating of 92%.

Rank Brand Number of Tumble Dryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Candy Tumble Dryers 68
92%
2 reviews
#2
Beko Tumble Dryers 106
88%
1,486 reviews
#3
Siemens Tumble Dryers 99
85%
41 reviews
#4
AEG Tumble Dryers 104
85%
281 reviews
#5
Samsung Tumble Dryers 54 $355 - $1,350
85%
149 reviews
#6
Bosch Tumble Dryers 144
84%
186 reviews
#7
Indesit Tumble Dryers 37
81%
591 reviews
#8
Hotpoint Tumble Dryers 49
79%
730 reviews
#9
Miele Tumble Dryers 64
77%
163 reviews
#10
White Knight Tumble Dryers 29
74%
65 reviews
#11
LG Tumble Dryers 30 $867 - $2,199
72%
171 reviews
#12
Zanussi Tumble Dryers 21
71%
330 reviews
#13
Hoover Tumble Dryers 96 $592 - $592
70%
156 reviews
#14
Whirlpool Tumble Dryers 32 $900 - $900
66%
6 reviews
#15
Electrolux Tumble Dryers 26
#16
Gorenje Tumble Dryers 20

Trending Tumble Dryer Comparisons

LG
DLE3170W
$891.99
Better brand
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Samsung
DVE52M7750
$449.00
$443 cheaper
Two years newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$355.00
$744 cheaper
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Asko
T208V.W
$1,099.00
Three years
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$190 cheaper to
run over five
years
Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$355.00
$512 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
Newer by 21
months
Better brand
0.1kg bigger
drum capacity
LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
Better brand
20dB quieter
noise level
10% bigger
drum capacity
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Samsung
DV5000
$375.00
$492 cheaper
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newer
Samsung
DVE52M7750
$449.00
$650 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Asko
T208V.W
$1,099.00
Eight months
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LG
DLEY1701VE
$1,080.99
Better brand
26dB quieter
noise level
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
$181 cheaper
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years
Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$355.00
$1,324 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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LG
DLGX9001W
$1,678.99
Three years
newer
Better brand
Bigger drum
capacity
LG
DLGX5001V
$1,263.99
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Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
$364 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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years
Asko
T884XLHPW
$1,095.06
$584 cheaper
0.8kg bigger
drum capacity
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LG
DLGX9001W
$1,678.99
Better Kagoo
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months
LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
$232 cheaper
Better brand
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Score
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Asko
T208V.W
$1,099.00
Newer by 14
months
Samsung
DV5000
$375.00
$217 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Hoover
DXHY10A2T
$592.30
Bigger drum
capacity
Asko
T208V.W
$1,099.00
Better brand
Higher energy
efficiency
rating
5dB quieter
noise level
VS
Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
$199 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$355.00
$909 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
LG
DLGX5001V
$1,263.99
Three years
newer
Better brand
2% bigger drum
capacity
Samsung
DVE52M7750
$449.00
$451 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
Three years
newer
Asko
T884XLHPW
$1,095.06
0.9kg bigger
drum capacity
VS
LG
DLE1501W
$867.49
$228 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
LG
DLE3170W
$891.99
Better brand
Quieter noise
level
VS
Whirlpool
3LWED4705FW
$899.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Five years
newer
25% bigger
drum capacity
LG
DLEY1701VE
$1,080.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
20dB quieter
noise level
VS
Asko
T208H.W
$995.95
$85 cheaper
Newer by three
years
LG
DLE3170W
$891.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
22dB quieter
noise level
VS
Hoover
DXHY10A2T
$592.30
$300 cheaper
21 months newer
Samsung
DV40J3000EW
$355.00
$726 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
months
VS
LG
DLEY1701VE
$1,080.99
Better brand
Bigger drum
capacity
Asko
T884XLHPW
$1,095.06
20 months newer
7% bigger drum
capacity
VS
LG
DLEY1701VE
$1,080.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
34% quieter
noise level
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between condenser and vented tumble dryers?
ACondenser tumble dryers work by pulling the water out of the clothes and storing it in a water trap, where it stays until emptied. Vented tumblers extract the water from the clothes as steam, and pass it through a vent in the back of the machine so it can be disposed of outside.
QWhat are the benefits of condenser vs. vented tumble dryers?
ACondenser tumble dryers are easier to set up, and don't require any special modifications to the room - however they do require the condenser unit to be regularly emptied to remain in peak condition. Vented tumble dryers can run without needing maintenance, but require a hole drilled in an outside wall to fit the vent.
QWhat is the average noise level of a tumble dryer?
ATumble dryers can be quite noisy, with an average noise level of around 65Db. This means they will be loud enough to be disruptive when in full spin cycle, and can be easily heard several rooms away.

Tumble Dryer Buying Guide

Tumble dryers take damp, clean clothes and rotate them in a heated drum, removing the moisture from the clothes to dry them quickly and effectively. There are two main types of dryers - condenser and vented. Here are the main advantages and differences between them:

Condenser Tumble Dryers

These dryers work by taking the moisture from the damp clothes and storing it in a water trap, which must be emptied after every couple of cycles. These dryers have no need for hoses or vents to remove the moisture, and so are more suitable for smaller apartments, or places where setting up an outside vent would be troublesome. However the tradeoff is a need to empty the water trap frequently, otherwise you may find the dryer not working as effectively.

Vented Tumble Dryers

These tumble dryers work by separating the moisture from the damp clothes, then venting the damp air outside via a hose. The venting means that there is no need to empty water traps after every cycle, making it simpler to use. However the dryer may require specialist installation, especially if the vent needs to be placed through an exterior wall.

Sensor Drying

Some more advanced models of tumble dryer will have a moisture sensor installed. This sensor detects the dampness of the clothes, and automatically adjusts the cycle to give just enough time for the clothes to be completely dried. This saves both time and money, since the dryer will automatically stop once the clothes are dry.

All our tumble dryers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per cycle, and the cheaper the dryer will be to run. Look for a dryer graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Capacity

The capacity of the drum in your tumble dryer will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single cycle. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger dryers have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller dryer.

Programs

Most models of tumble dryer contain several different programs for clothing of different material, as well as different temperatures and spin levels for more delicate pieces of clothing. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable tumble dryer.

Many dryers also contain an anti-crease setting - this causes the the drum to rotate unheated at the end of cycles, in order to minimise wrinkling on laundry. This setting is extremely helpful if you plan on leaving laundry tumbling while you go out, or overnight. If left unmoved, your cleaned laundry will develop unsightly creases, as the clothing is all jumbled up and folded at strange angles from the spin drying. However periodically rotating the drum causes the laundry to shift anew, stopping creases developing.

Tumble Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Tumble Dryer Prices

We currently list 18 laundry dryers ranging from $355 to $2,199. On average, a new tumbler costs $1,090 and 80% of tumble dryers are priced between $449 and $1,679. The cheapest tumble dryer that we found is the Samsung DV40J3000EW at only $355, and the most expensive is the LG DLEX9500K at $2,199.

Tumble Dryer Brands - Price Range

The average price of LG laundry dryers is $1,439 which is the highest average price of all tumbler brands. LG laundry dryers range in price from $867 to $2,199.

Asko laundry dryers start at $996 and their most expensive tumble dryer costs $1,499. The average price of Asko laundry dryers is $1,172 which is the second highest average price of all tumble dryer brands.

The third highest average tumbler price out of all brands is Whirlpool tumble dryers with an average price of $900. Whirlpool tumble dryers range in price from $900 to $900.

Tumble Dryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 15 expert reviews and 4,625 user reviews for tumble dryers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of tumbler. The top rated tumbler brand is Candy with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is Beko with 88% and the third best brand is Siemens with 85%.

Biggest Tumbler Retailers

We found 6 current offers for tumble dryers from eBay making it the biggest tumbler retailer.

When Are Most New Tumble Dryers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new laundry dryers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend. 54 new tumble dryers were released in April 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new tumble dryer releases. In April 2018, 46 new laundry dryers were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new tumbler releases. In 2017 most new tumble dryers were released in November, with 58 new tumble dryers released that month.

How Fast Do Tumble Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, laundry dryers drop in price by 6% on average.

That means that on a typical tumbler costing $1,090 you could save on average $65 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

The drum volume denotes the capacity of the dryer, measures in kilograms.

Across the range of tumble dryers, the drum capacities range from 2.5kg to 20kg. The drum capacities of most laundry dryers range from 7.5kg to 8.5kg. The tumbler with the biggest drum capacity is the Samsung DVE52M7750W, which is a 20kg capacity tumbler and is available at $449.00. The LG DLGX9001V, which is available at $2,089.00, has the smallest drum capacity and is a 3.6kg capacity tumbler.

A larger drum capacity means more clothes can be dried at once.

Drying Systems

The drying system shows the technology used by the tumbler to dry clothes. Different systems have both positives and negatives.

Heat pump is the most frequently found drying system amongst new tumble dryers. We found 480 tumble dryers that are heat pump laundry dryers. Condenser is the second most frequently found drying system amongst new laundry dryers. We found 469 laundry dryers that are condenser tumble dryers.

Noise Levels

'Noise Level' denotes how much noise the dryer makes when it's running, measures in decibels (dB).

Comparing all tumble dryers, the noise levels range from 40dB to 79dB. The noise levels of the majority of laundry dryers range from 64dB to 68dB. The Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW, which can be purchased for $899.95, has the loudest noise level and is a 70dB noise level tumbler. The Samsung DVE52M7750W, which is on sale for $449.00, has the quietest noise level and is a 40dB noise level tumbler.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your washing is drying, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Tumble Dryers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laundry dryers. For each retailer it shows the total number of laundry dryers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying laundry dryers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 4 of their tumbler prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Laundry Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for tumble dryers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of tumbler prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's tumbler prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 66.7% of their tumble dryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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