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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every tumble dryer on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,220 tumble dryers, 138 reviews and 48 prices. Last updated 22 August 2017.

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$300.00

#2 Samsung DV40J3000EW

DV40J3000EW
An excellent value for money and huge drum capacity vented front loading tumbler, with satisfactory running costs and very good features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Running Costs
$2,372 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
10kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Mar 2015
Release Date
eBay $300.00
Best Buy $399.99
Curacao $649.99
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$529.99
Save $145.00 (21%)

#3 LG DLE1501W

DLE1501W
A best selling and astonishingly cheap vented front loading tumbler, with great features and one of the biggest drum capacities on the market
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
10.1kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
Best Buy $529.99
Appliances Connection $670.10
Overstock $867.49
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$499.99

#4 Samsung DV45K7600EW

DV45K7600EW
The best rated tumbler under $500, with very low running costs and great features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$1,032 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
10.1kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
Best Buy $499.99
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$548.60
Save $80.10 (13%)

#5 Samsung DVE50M7450

DVE50M7450
A massive drum capacity and best selling steam front loading tumbler, with a good price and good features
88
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
20kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
May 2017
Release Date
Appliances Connection $548.60
Best Buy $549.99
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$648.50
Save $80.10 (11%)

#6 Samsung DVE52M7750

DVE52M7750
A gigantic drum capacity and good value for money steam front loading tumble dryer, with good features and a recent release date
71
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Features
Good Features
61
Overall Score
Good
20kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
May 2017
Release Date
Appliances Connection $648.50
Best Buy $649.99
A J Madison $809.10
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$748.40

#7 Samsung DV45K6500EV

DV45K6500EV
A good value for money and good spec vented front loading tumbler, with low running costs and one of the biggest drum capacities around
87
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$1,032 / 10 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
10.2kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
Appliances Connection $748.40
Best Buy $749.99
A J Madison $989.10
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$803.10

#8 Frigidaire FFQG5000QW

FFQG5000QW
A good spec but not very good value for money 7kg capacity steam tumbler
49
Value for Money
Mediocre
64
Features
Good Features
50
Overall Score
Average
7kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Aug 2015
Release Date
Appliances Connection $803.10
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$649.99

#8 LG DLE3170W

DLE3170W
A good spec and top-value vented front loading tumble dryer
92
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
10.2kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Feb 2015
Release Date
Best Buy $649.99
Appliances Connection $715.10
A J Madison $715.10
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$938.10

#9 Frigidaire FFSG5115PA

FFSG5115PA
A good spec but poor value for money 7kg capacity steam tumbler
36
Value for Money
Mediocre
61
Features
Good Features
44
Overall Score
Mediocre
7kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Oct 2015
Release Date
Appliances Connection $938.10
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$789.00

#9 Samsung DV45K6200EZ

DV45K6200EZ
A good spec but only moderate value for money steam front loading tumble dryer, with alright running costs and one of the biggest drum capacities around
62
Value for Money
Good
69
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$1,032 / 10 Years
62
Overall Score
Good
10.2kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
eBay $789.00
Appliances Connection $985.10
A J Madison $989.10
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Choosing the Right Tumble Dryer

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.

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.

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.

Energy Efficiency

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.

Tumble Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Tumbler Prices

In total we found 19 tumble dryers ranging from $67 to $1,796. The average price of a new tumbler is $774 and the 80% of laundry dryer are priced between $315 and $1,164. The LG DLEX9500K is the most expensive tumble dryer that we found at $1,795, and the Siemens iQ500 is the cheapest at only $67.

Tumbler Brands - Price Range

The average price of LG tumble dryers is $1,014 which is the highest average price of all tumble dryer brands. LG tumble dryers start at $530 and the most expensive LG tumble dryer costs $1,795.

Bosch tumble dryers range in price from $575 to $1,254, and the average price of Bosch tumble dryers is $968 which is the second highest average price of all tumbler brands.

The third highest average tumble dryer price out of all brands is Frigidaire laundry dryer with an average price of $890. Frigidaire laundry dryer range in price from $803 to $938.

Tumbler Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 5 expert reviews and 33 user reviews for laundry dryer from across the internet and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of tumble dryer. The top three tumble dryer brands are Samsung, AEG and Bosch. Samsung has an average rating of 89%, AEG has an average rating of 66% and Bosch has an average rating of 64%.

Biggest Tumble Dryer Retailers

The biggest tumble dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is Appliances Connection. We found 9 current tumble dryer offers from Appliances Connection. The second biggest tumble dryer retailer is eBay with 8 offers. That means Appliances Connection is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to tumble dryers. Walmart is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

When Are Most New Laundry Dryer Released?

We couldn't see any clear pattern in the release dates for new laundry dryer over the last 3 years. In September 2016 68 new tumble dryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new tumbler releases. In 2015 most new laundry dryer were released in December, with 134 new laundry dryer released that month. September was the biggest month in 2014 for new laundry dryer, with 109 new laundry dryer released that month.

How Fast Do Tumble Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

New tumble dryers drop in price by an average of 15% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new tumbler costing $774, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $117.

Drum Capacities

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

Comparing all laundry dryer, the drum capacities range from 3kg to 20kg. The drum capacities of most tumble dryers range from 7.6kg to 8.3kg. The SamsungDVE50M7450, which is available at $548.60, has the biggest drum capacity and is a 20kg capacity tumble dryer. The SamsungDVE50M7450 has the smallest drum capacity. This tumble dryer is a 5.5kg capacity tumbler and sells for $929.00.

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

Drying Systems

We found 241 laundry dryer that are vented laundry dryer, which makes this the most common drying system amongst new laundry dryer. We found 176 tumble dryers that are condenser laundry dryer, making condenser the second most common drying system amongst new tumble dryers.

Loading Types

We found 766 laundry dryer that are tumble dryers that have a front loading, which makes this the most frequently found loading type amongst new laundry dryer. The second most common loading type amongst new tumble dryers is front-load. We found 351 tumble dryers that are laundry dryer that have a front-load loading.

Biggest Tumbler Retailers

The biggest tumble dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is Appliances Connection. We found 9 current tumble dryer offers from Appliances Connection. The second biggest tumble dryer retailer is eBay with 8 offers. That means Appliances Connection is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to laundry dryer. Walmart is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Tumble Dryers?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on laundry dryer is Appliances Connection and offers the cheapest price on 5 laundry dryer.

Proportion of Laundry Dryer for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Appliances Connection most frequently has the cheapest tumble dryer prices (found to be cheapest for 55.6% of its tumble dryers).

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