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We’ve just tested the most energy efficient tumble dryer we’ve found in years

Our rigorous testing finds out if it’s worth your money

We’ve just tested the most energy efficient tumble dryer we’ve found in years

Tumble dryers have a reputation for guzzling electricity, but weve just tested a tumble dryer that will astound you with how little energy it uses.

Read on to find out more about the most energy-efficient tumble dryer we’ve tested in years.

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Miele TCB140 WP, £849

This is the cheapest-to-run tumble dryer we currently have reviews for.

Even for a heat-pump dryer, which is the most energy-efficient tumble dryer type, it’s cheap.

The average yearly energy cost of the tumble dryers we’ve tested is around £67, and for the heat pump dryers among those, the average is £37.

This epitome of energy use will cost you just £25 a year to run.

You can’t ignore its price, though, which is pretty expensive. We’ve found a dryer that’s almost half the price and is also incredibly energy efficient.

Check out our top five energy-efficient tumble tumble dryers for 2020 to see how they compare.

Pros and cons of this tumble dryer

Low energy use is just one of the key features we look for in our rigorous tumble dryer tests, and is certainly something to consider when weighing up the pros and cons of this Miele. Here are more:


  • It’s a speedy dryer. Heat pump dryers like this one often sacrifice speed for energy efficiency, but we’ve tested dryers that take twice as long to run than this one.
  • It has a great condenser. This means it won’t leak much damp or humid air into your home, which reduces the risk of damp and mould growing.
  • It’s an easy-to-use machine with a simple, clear interface and a handy light inside the drum.


  • It creases your clothes. No dryer will leave your clothes crease-free, but this one will leave them pretty wrinkled.
  • It’s noisy, which could be an issue if you live in a small property or plan to keep your dryer in an open-plan area.
  • It’s good at drying, but we’ve tested dryers that will do a better job.

There’s much more you should know about this dryer if you’re thinking of buying it. Check out our full review of the Miele TCB140 WP to find out if it’s the one for you.

Is it reliable?

If you’re going to invest £849 in this Miele, you want to make sure you’re getting something that will last.

We recently carried out an in-depth survey to find out about the faults consumers experience in their tumble dryers, and how different brands compare with each other in terms of reliability.

We found out everything you need to know about Miele and how reliable its tumble dryers are, so you can make sure you have the full picture about the brand before you buy.

Read our which tumble dryer brand to buy in 2020 guide to see our full results and help you decide whether or not to invest in this one.

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