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Latest Which? tests reveal Don’t Buy tumble dryers

Condenser and vented tumble dryers put to the test

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We’ve found three new Don’t Buy tumble dryers in our latest round of tests, helping you to know which models to avoid if you’re on the market for a new dryer.

We also discovered a new Best Buy condenser dryer that is also an Energy Saver, so it’s great for your energy bills as well as your laundry.

If you are searching for a tumble dryer that quickly dries clothes without ramping up your energy bills, Which? members can choose from over 20 Best Buy tumble dryers.

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Tumble dryers to avoid

We test tumble dryers on key areas including speed, even drying, energy efficiency and ease of use. The least impressive models in our tests are classified as Don’t Buys.

  • A Best Buy tumble dryer gets your laundry dry quickly without having a big impact on your energy bills. 
  • While a Don’t Buy model can be achingly slow at drying or guzzle large amounts of energy, costing you more money in the long run.

After testing our latest batch of models we uncovered three new Don’t Buy tumble dryers from Hotpoint and Candy. To find out which models you are better off avoiding, check out our Don’t Buys table.

Condenser tumble dryers tested

  • Beko DC7110W
  • Beko DCU6130W
  • Bosch WTE84105GB
  • Candy GOC58F
  • Hotpoint TCEM80C6P
  • Hotpoint TCM580P
  • Indesit IDC85
  • Miele T7950WPEcoC

Vented tumble dryers tested

  • Hoover VHV680
  • Hotpoint TVEM70C6P
  • Hotpoint TVFG65C6P
  • Indesit IDV75
  • White Knight C372WV

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