Tumble dryers: Compare features & prices
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|Hoover VHC680C Remove||White Knight 44AS Remove||Bosch WTV74105GB Remove||Add another|
|Price||£224.99 Best price found from 4 retailers||£145.00 Best price found from 6 retailers||£370.00 Exclusive to 1 retailer|
|Launch date||Aug 2010||Jun 2006||Mar 2010|
|Test date||24 June 2011||1 November 2007||16 August 2010|
|Test information||This dryer was tested before 2013 using our old test programme. For more information, choose 'How we test tumble dryers' from the left hand menu.||This dryer was tested before 2013 using our old test programme. For more information, choose 'How we test tumble dryers' from the left hand menu.||This dryer was tested before 2013 using our old test programme. For more information, choose 'How we test tumble dryers' from the left hand menu.|
|Maximum dryer capacity (kg)||8.0||6.0||7.0|
|Maximum synthetics load (kg)||4.0||2.0||3.5|
|Size h x w x d (cm)||84x60x61||85x60x53||84x60x64|
|Energy costs (£)||121||91||100|
|Vent or condenser hose supplied||No||Yes||Yes|
|Exhaust position||N/a||back||Left side, back|
|Empty water light||Yes||No||No|
|Remaining program time display||No||No||No|
|Check lint filter light||Yes||No||Yes|
|Cotton cupboard-dry full load drying time|
|Cotton cupboard-dry reduced load drying time|
|Cotton iron-dry full load drying time|
|Synthetic fabrics drying time|
|Overall drying time|
|Dryness of clothes|
|Condensation unit efficiency|
|Ease of use|
|Ease of use|
Vented dryers expel damp air through a hose, condenser dryers collect moisture in a reservoir. For more information on all the different types of dryer, see 'How to buy the best dryer'.
Maximum dryer capacity (kg)
The maximum dry weight of washing that can be dried by the machine.
Maximum synthetics load (kg)
For man-made fabrics, such as acrylics, which need more space to tumble dry without creasing.
Size h x w x d (cm)
The dimensions of the tumble dryer. You need to leave some space around it and, in particular, avoid covering any vents.
The energy-class given by the manufacturer for energy efficiency. 'A' is the most efficient, 'G' the least efficient. These depend on the program the manufacturer nominated to test. So, if youre concerned about energy consumption, check it against our energy measurements.
Energy costs (£)
Annual energy costs based on drying 3 full-capacity loads per week
Vent or condenser hose supplied
Whether the dryer is supplied with an exhaust hose or plumbing hose for disposing of condensed water.
The position of the exhaust air outlet, where the hose would be connected.
Whether the dryer automatically senses when the washing is dry.
Whether starting the dryer can be delayed useful if you want to take advantage of cheap-rate electricity. If the machine will be turned on while unattended, make sure a smoke alarm is fitted nearby.
Empty water light
Applies to condenser dryers only. It indicates when you need to empty the water reservoir.
Whether the door can be hung to open either to the left or to the right.
Remaining program time display
Whether the remaining time to the end of the program is displayed. On timer models, this can be read from the dial. Sensor models may have a digital display of the probable duration, and indicate which phase of drying they are currently engaged in.
Check lint filter light
Indicates when the lint filter needs to be cleaned.
Cotton cupboard-dry full load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Cupboard-dry programs leave clothes completely dry.
Cotton cupboard-dry reduced load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished a fixed 3kg load. Cupboard-dry programs leave clothes completely dry.
Cotton iron-dry full load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Iron-dry programs leave just enough moisture in the fabric to make it easy to iron.
Synthetic fabrics drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Synthetics programs are for special fabrics that could be damaged if they get too hot or dry.
Dryness of clothes
For dryers tested after 2012. This assessment considers what state your clothes are left in at the end of the drying cycle. Some dryers may leave clothes damp and in need of more drying. Alternatively, garments could be over-dried, meaning the dryer has been drying for longer than it had to, which is inconvenient for you and pushes up energy costs. It also increases the risk of laundry being damaged, particularly clothes made from synthetic fabrics.
A poor score indicates that some items, typically jeans, pillowcases and sheets, were left damper than other items.
Condensation unit efficiency
Applies to condenser dryers only. We measured how much water from the clothes the tumble dryers collected.
How much ironing was needed on men's shirts dried using the synthetics program.
The lowest scorers were fairly loud – the motor was audible, as was the movement of air and the drum, and the noise of falling linen was quite forceful.
How reliable this brand of tumble dryer is.
Ease of use
Includes the ease of using and programing the dryer, loading the drum, and cleaning the lint filter and condenser unit.
This rating allows you to quickly compare how energy efficient this model is versus other tumble dryers we've tested. It's based on the cost per equivalent load, not the maximum amount the machine can dry.