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Tumble dryers: How to buy the best tumble dryer

  • Which? reviews the pros and cons of vented, condenser, gas and heat pump tumble dryers
  • Find out how much different types of tumble dryer cost to buy and run
  • Get the best from your tumble dryer with our maintenance and cleaning tips

What's in this guide

Choosing the right tumble dryer for you

We explain the difference between condenser, vented, gas and heat pump tumble dryers, plus capacities and things to check in the shop.

Condenser tumble dryers

We explain how condenser tumble dryers work, how much they cost to buy and run, and their pros and cons.

Tumble dryer tips and maintenance 

Expert advice on how to maintain, clean and get the best out of your tumble dryer. Not only will you increase its efficiency, but you'll save money, too.

Vented tumble dryers

We explain how vented tumble dryers work, how much they cost to buy and run, and their pros and cons.

Gas and heat pump tumble dryers

We explain how gas and heat pump tumble dryers work, how much they cost to buy and run, and their pros and cons.