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Cotton cupboard-dry full load drying time
How quickly the dryer finished this load. Cupboard-dry programs leave clothes completely dry.
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.
Condensation unit efficiency
Applies to condenser dryers only. We measured how much water from the clothes the tumble driers collected.
Ease of use
Includes the ease of using and programing the dryer, and cleaning the lint filter, condenser unit and water bottle
Annual energy costs based on drying 3 full-capacity loads per week
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.
We research the reliability of tumble dryers and give them excellent, good, satisfactory, poor or very poor ratings.
Tumble dryer type
Vented dryers expel damp air, while condenser dryers collect moisture from the clothes.
Capacity of dryer (kg)
The maximum dry weight of washing that can be dried by the machine.
EU energy label
Gas models don't have an energy label so are shown as n/a in this filter
Annual energy costs (£)
Annual energy costs based on drying 3 full-capacity loads per week at a unit rate of 14.5p per kWh
Whether the dryer uses a sensor to tell when clothes are 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.
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