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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 1,330 tumble dryers, 2,960 reviews and 67 prices. Last updated 17 October 2017.

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#1 AEG T65170AV

T65170AV
A classic and top-value 7kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with very low running costs and very good features
97
Reviews
152 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$1,953 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
7kg
Condenser
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Feb 2011
Release Date
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$759.00

#2 Samsung DV45K6500EV

DV45K6500EV
A fully featured and top-value vented front loading tumble dryer, with very low running costs and a gigantic 10.2kg drum capacity
96
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$1,072 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
10.2kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
$759.00
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$711.10

#4 Samsung DVE50M7450

DVE50M7450
A very good value for money and best selling steam front loading tumble dryer, with very good features and one of the biggest drum capacities available
98
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent
20kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
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May 2017
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#5 Samsung DVE52M7750

DVE52M7750
A very popular and phenomenally cheap steam front loading tumbler, with a recent release date and a gigantic 20kg drum capacity
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
20kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
May 2017
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$670.10

#6 LG DLE1501W

DLE1501W
An astoundingly cheap and good spec vented front loading tumbler
97
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
79
Overall Score
Very Good
10.1kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
Release Date
$670.10
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$715.10

#7 LG DLE3170W

DLE3170W
An enormous drum capacity and extremely cheap vented front loading tumbler, with good features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good
10.2kg
Vented
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Feb 2015
Release Date
$715.10
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$789.00

#8 Samsung DV45K6200EZ

DV45K6200EZ
A gigantic drum capacity and cheap steam front loading tumbler, with low running costs and good features
87
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$1,072 / 10 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
10.2kg
Steam
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Nov 2016
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$315.00

#9 Whirlpool 7MWGD1600DQ

7MWGD1600DQ
A huge drum capacity and bargain price condenser top loading tumbler, with good features
93
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good
16kg
Condenser
Top
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
May 2016
Release Date
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#10 Bosch WTG86400

WTG86400
A good spec and good value for money 8kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with OK running costs
88
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
62
Running Costs
$2,148 / 10 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
8kg
Condenser
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Oct 2015
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#11 Gorenje D7462

D7462
A good value for money and very economical to run 7kg capacity condenser tumble dryer, with good features
75
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Features
Good Features
86
Running Costs
$876 / 10 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good
7kg
Condenser
Front
Drum Capacity
Drying System
Loading Type
Oct 2015
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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

We currently list 30 tumble dryers ranging from $300 to $1,796. A new tumbler costs on average $751 and 80% of tumble dryers are priced between $411 and $1,081. The Samsung DV40J3000EW is the cheapest tumbler at only $300, and LG DLEX9500K is the most expensive at $1,795.

Tumbler Brands - Price Range

The average price of LG tumble dryers is $1,065 which is the highest average price of all tumbler brands. LG tumble dryers start at $670 and the most expensive LG tumbler costs $1,795.

Bosch laundry dryer range in price from $579 to $1,254, and the second highest average tumble dryer price out of all brands is Bosch laundry dryer with an average price of $962.

Frigidaire laundry dryer range in price from $699 to $929, and the average price of Frigidaire laundry dryer is $777 which is the third highest average price of all tumbler brands.

Tumbler Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 7 expert reviews and 2,846 user reviews for laundry dryer available online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of tumbler. The top three tumble dryer brands are Samsung, Indesit and Miele. Samsung has an average rating of 95%, Indesit has an average rating of 94% and Miele has an average rating of 91%.

Biggest Tumbler Retailers

We found 23 current offers for tumble dryers from eBay making it the biggest tumbler retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Appliances Connection for whom we found 9 current offers for tumble dryers. The third biggest retailer is A J Madison with 5 current tumbler offers.

When Are Most New Laundry Dryer Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious trend in the release month for new tumble dryers. The biggest month in 2016 for new tumble dryer releases was September, with 73 new tumble dryers released that month. In December 2015 134 new laundry dryer were released making it the biggest month that year for new tumble dryer releases. 110 new laundry dryer were released in September 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new tumbler releases.

How Fast Do Tumble Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average laundry dryer drop in price by 11% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $83 on a typical $751 new tumbler by waiting 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

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

Comparing all tumble dryers, the drum capacities range from 3kg to 20kg. The drum capacities of the majority of tumble dryers range from 7.6kg to 8.3kg. The SamsungDVE50M7450 has the biggest drum capacity. This tumble dryer is a 20kg capacity tumbler and sells for $549.99. The SamsungDVE50M7450 has the smallest drum capacity. This tumbler is a 5.5kg capacity tumble dryer and is priced at $929.00.

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

Drying Systems

We found 259 tumble dryers that are vented laundry dryer, which makes vented the most frequently found drying system amongst new tumble dryers. We found 159 tumble dryers that are condenser tumble dryers, making condenser the second most frequently found drying system amongst new tumble dryers.

Loading Types

Amongst new tumble dryers, the most frequently found loading type is front. We found 417 tumble dryers that are laundry dryer that have a front loading. We found 7 laundry dryer that are laundry dryer that have a top loading, making this the second most frequently found loading type amongst new laundry dryer.

Biggest Tumbler Retailers

The biggest tumble dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 23 current tumble dryer offers from eBay. The second biggest tumble dryer retailer is Appliances Connection with 9 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Appliances Connection when it comes to laundry dryer. A J Madison is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Laundry Dryer?

The cheapest retailer by number of tumbler for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 22 tumble dryers.

Proportion of Tumble Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on laundry dryer is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 95.7% of its laundry dryer.

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