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Should You Buy a Samsung Tumble Dryer?

Matthew
Updated 20 May 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Tumble Dryer?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and digital cameras.

If you are wondering how Samsung tumble dryers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 tumble dryers by objectively and impartially analysing over 20,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Samsung are recognised for their good selection of popular and high quality tumble dryers. Their tumble dryers start at $249 for the DV40J3000EW which has a noise level of §dB, a drum capacity of 10kg and is a vented tumble dryer and go up to $950 for the DV45K6500EV which has a noise level of §dB, a drum capacity of 10.2kg and is a vented tumble dryer. The average price of a new Samsung tumble dryer is $490.

Samsung are recognised for their good selection of popular and high quality tumble dryers.

Is Samsung the Best Tumble Dryer Brand?

So are Samsung tumble dryers any good? We give every tumble dryer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all tumble dryers we are able to impartially rank all the tumble dryer brands.

Samsung is ranked the No. 1 best tumble dryer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the actually best tumble dryer brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
816 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
504 reviews
#3
Germany
78%
78%
1,503 reviews
#4
Germany
65%
65%
54 reviews
#5
Asko
65%
65%
0 reviews
#6
Italy
65%
65%
1,271 reviews
#7
United States
64%
64%
3,393 reviews
#8
United States
63%
63%
813 reviews
#9
United States
63%
63%
16 reviews

Let's look at how Samsung tumble dryers compare to the other tumble dryer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All tumble dryer Brands
Samsung Tumble Dryers

There's a wide selection of Samsung tumble dryers available compared to other tumble dryer brands, with 5 Samsung tumble dryers currently on the market in the US. Samsung also have better reviews than the typical tumble dryer brand, with the average rating of a Samsung tumble dryer being 83%.

The average review score for a Samsung tumble dryer is 83%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung tumble dryer is $70 (based on a person typically doing 5 tumble dries per week), which makes them more efficient than most other tumble dryer brands.

Samsung tumble dryers tend to be cheaper than most other tumble dryer brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$685
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Tumble Dryers
No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$490
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
Price Distribution of Samsung Tumble Dryers

What Do the Samsung Tumble Dryer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung tumble dryer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other tumble dryer brands.

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
665
4 stars
108
3 stars
12
2 stars
7
1 star
18

Over 100% of expert reviews and 95% of user reviews for Samsung tumble dryers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 90% respectively across all Tumble Dryer brands.

Purchasers of Samsung tumble dryers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung tumble dryers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other tumble dryer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score AEG Samsung Blomberg Whirlpool Hotpoint
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
dinside.no/data logo
86%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
78%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
100%
1 review
Average
81%
4 reviews
98%
3 reviews
100%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Tumble Dryers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Samsung tumble dryer. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular tumble dryer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has won 1 award for its tumble dryers.
Number of Awards AEG Samsung Blomberg Whirlpool Hotpoint
Which? logo
1
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Total
1
1
3
1

How Reliable Are Samsung Tumble Dryers?

We checked over 20,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung tumble dryers. over 90 of these reviews mention reliability of which 96% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung tumble dryer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

96% of reviewers think Samsung tumble dryers are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung tumble dryers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung tumble dryers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk
more sturdy unit
Bestbuy.com
sturdy built
ao.com
Dryer broke after less than half a dozen uses
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

broken down for the second time with the same fault ("HC" error code)Now they are telling me I need to wait 2 weeks for a service engineer to come
ao.com
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Chose HEAVY DUTY which bypasses the Energy Savings setting
Bestbuy.com
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