AEG tumble dryer guideby Katie Benson
AEG tumble dryers are widely available and have different features to suit varying budgets and needs. But how do they fare in Which? tests?
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AEG was founded in Germany more than 120 years ago, but is now owned by Sweden-based Electrolux. The same company owns the Zanussi brand of appliances.
Which? verdict on AEG tumble dryers
In the table below, we've summarised our test results for AEG tumble dryers. We've included our brand reliability rating and customer scores from our latest survey, so you know what to expect from AEG dryers. But if you'd rather read reviews of individual models, head to our AEG tumble dryer reviews.
The table shows how many AEG tumble dryers we've tested since updating our test programme for 2013, plus the average and range of scores they've been awarded in our tests. Based on our testing, we've also highlighted the brand's pros and cons, and given our expert verdict on whether it’s worth buying an AEG tumble dryer.
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How much do AEG tumble dryers cost?
AEG tumble dryers tend to cost from around £220 to £800. The more expensive models are the brand’s heat-pump dryers.
How does AEG fare against other major tumble dryer manufacturers? Find out by heading to our best tumble dryer brands page to find out who makes the best dryers and which are worth avoiding.
Choosing the best AEG tumble dryer
AEG makes a range of freestanding tumble dryers, including condenser, vented and heat-pump models. Drum capacities range from 6kg to 9kg. We test dryers at 70% of their maximum capacity to keep our tests realistic. A 6kg drum capacity is enough space to dry 17 cotton shirts at once - this is considered a small-capacity dryer. A 9kg capacity drum is one of the biggest sizes available, and has enough space to dry 25 shirts at once.
A lot of AEG tumble dryers use the brand's Silent System technology, intended to make drying as quiet as possible. Many models also feature ProTex Plus, a system that allows you to dry delicate fabrics.
You can contact AEG by calling its customer service line on 03445 611611. You can also make general enquiries or comments using a form on the AEG website (aeg.co.uk).
Electrolux, which owns the AEG brand, also owns Zanussi. Find out more about Zanussi tumble dryers.