Samsung is to start selling a range of tumble dryers in the UK for the first time.
Several Samsung condenser are to go on sale at major electrical stores alongside matching washing machines and – with several models already available online at Appliances Direct, priced between £350 and £430.
Samsung promises the large capacity and fabric-friendly features of its tumble dryers will ‘take the hard work out of housework’.
New Samsung tumble dryers
The tumble dryers are available with 7kg or 8kg capacities, and come with sensor drying technology – which uses humidity and temperature sensors to control how long the cycle will take to dry the load – and a function called ‘My cycle’ that ‘remembers’ the temperature and time option you most frequently use.
The dryers include a drum imprinted with small diamond shapes which, according to Samsung, ‘cushions’ your laundry to keep clothes looking newer for longer and ‘less wrinkled when they come out’. The Samsung SDC18809 tumble dryer features a glass door with reversible hinges.
Which? first impressions
We’ll be putting these tumble dryers through their paces in the Which? test lab soon to bring you an independent verdict on these products. In the meantime you can take a look at our of more than on the market.
According to Which? tumble dryers expert Matt Stevens: ‘At Which? we’ve been impressed with how Samsung washing machines perform in our tests so it’ll be interesting to see how their tumble dryers measure up. The glass door feature is unusual – they’re standard on most washing machines but you don’t often see them on tumble dryers. It’s also good to see Samsung is catering for large washing loads up to 8kg capacity.
‘The ‘My cycle’ memory function sounds a bit gimmicky – how often are our drying loads ever the same? Drying sensors on most tumble dryers are good enough to detect the humidity of the load and set the drying time accordingly without the need to for users to create drying programs.’
Looking for a new tumble dryer? Watch our before hitting the shops.