Modern tumble dryers are an essential addition to any house, and have come on a long way since the models of the past. Long gone are the tales of shrunk clothes and high energy bills, these appliances make light work of this big task, especially in the winter months. With the unpredictable weather it is not always possible to dry the washing outdoors, and even if it is sunny, they are handy if you don’t have enough outdoor space. A good tumble dryer is important if you’re running a large household or doing many washes a week, and don’t want to dry the clothes on radiators and bannisters. So, if you want to get the most out of wash day, these clothes dryers speed up the drying process.
Tumble dryer types
Models can be freestanding or integrated into your kitchen and vented or condenser, with vented tumble dryers pumping the moisture and heat outside through a flexible pipe, and condenser models don’t require an exhaust hose so can be conveniently located anywhere in your home. Heat pump tumble dryers re-use the hot air from the tumble-drying process. With heat pump technology your laundry is dried at a lower temperature, which means it takes a little longer than conventional tumble dryers, but your clothes are better protected, and your energy bill will be reduced thanks to less energy usage. Vented tumble dryers expel hot air and moisture via a flexible pipe, meaning that you will need somewhere to feed the hose outside, however they use about a fifth less energy than condenser tumble dryers. Our black condenser tumble dryers are super stylish and because they use condensing technology and don’t need any hoses to expel the moist hot air, they can be placed neatly into your kitchen or utility area.
Favourite tumble dryer brands
Beko tumble dryers have heat pump technology that provides an efficient way to keep costs down when tumble drying. They come in various colours from the traditional white, grey and black. They also offer condenser and vented tumble dryers. Bosch tumble dryers are well known for their quality and are available in a wide range of prices. Hotpoint tumble dryers also offer condenser, heat pump and vented tumble dryers with drying capacity from less than 6kg to above 9kg. Hotpoint tumble dryers include technology and features such as anti-aging and variable heat settings, anti-tangle and special programmes for different types of clothes to ensure a thorough drying process without harming the fabrics. You can make ironing super easy by choosing a machine with an Iron Dry option. This clever automatic setting will use a shorter drying time, leaving a little bit of moisture in your shirts to reduce creases. Some brands like Indesit tumble dryers have a Reverse tumble option which help to prevent your clothes getting tangled up, which can damage the fibres of the material and spoil the quality.
Of course, before you can dry your clothes, you’ll need to wash them. Washing machines also come with varying load sizes, colours and prices. Be sure to match the load size of your washing machine with the capacity of your tumble dryer. We also stock washer dryers, which cover both jobs at the same time.