Which is the best tumble dryer, and should you choose a vented, condenser or heat pump model? Check out our tumble dryer reviews to find out. We cover top brands, including Bosch, Miele and White Knight. Find the best tumble dryers and search for the best buy online.
The White Knight 44AW is a very economical vented tumble dryer. Simple to use, with a timed drying cycle and 2 heat settings, it will dry a family-sized laundry load within one to two hours. Reverse action tumbling and a cool-down period leave your clothes crease-free and ready to iron or put away. It's a highly-recommended basic dryer.
The Bosch WTA74200GB is a vented tumble dryer with the convenience of auto-dry. Simple to use with a choice of programmes and an LED display, it's a basic but energy-efficient dryer with the benefit of a delay start option.
The Bosch WTE84106GB condenser dryer is a basic model with the convenience of auto-dry. It's simple to install and use, but lacks reverse action rotation, so clothes can become tangled - especially sheets. The "Cupboard Dry" setting leaves laundry still damp, so don't expect to be able to wear clothes taken straight from the dryer.
The Miele TDA 140 C is a solidly-built condenser dryer that should give you years of trouble-free service. It's an entry-level model from Miele, but still pricey by most standards, though economical in use with a 'B' energy rating. It's quiet too, and easy to use with automatic programmes, intelligent drum reversal, and automatic condensate drainage.
New for 2016, the Bosch WTN85200GB condenser dryer is an upmarket appliance with stylish looks and an LED display control panel. It dries clothes reasonably efficiently when loaded correctly, but half-loads dry less well, and sheets may tangle. The auto-sense programmes leave laundry damp ready for ironing or an airing cupboard.
The Bosch WTW863S1GB tumble dryer is a condenser dryer that uses a heat pump to achieve huge electricity savings, with an energy efficiency rating of A++. Be warned, however, that it takes much longer than normal to dry - typically 4 hours for a 7kg load.
The Miele TDA 150 C condenser dryer costs more than most rivals, but comes with Miele's reputation for long-lasting and reliable service. It's economical in use, with a 'B' energy rating and is quiet too. It's an easy appliance to use, with a good choice of automatic programmes and automatic condensate drainage for added convenience.
The Bosch WTW87560GB is a premium-quality condenser dryer with a very high energy efficiency rating of A++. It has a huge 9kg capacity, so is ideal for drying large loads of laundry at once. Be aware though that drying cycles are long, and be certain that you understand the difference between heat pump dryers like this one and conventional models.