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Tumble dryers advice guides

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Tumble dryer buying guide

Condenser or vented dryer? Automatic or manual? 6kg or 8kg drum? This expert guide will help you pick out the best tumble dryer for you.

Which tumble dryer brand to buy in 2021

We survey owners of tumble dryers from the likes of Beko, Bosch, Miele, John Lewis and Samsung to find out which develop the least faults over time, and which brands customers are happiest with and would recommend.

Top five cheap tumble dryers for 2021

Find a bargain Best Buy with our pick of the best cheap tumble dryers to buy this year.

How we test tumble dryers

Find out how Which? tests to find the very best tumble dryers, and warn you about the worst ones that will simply leave you frustrated.

Tumble dryer tips and maintenance

It's important to keep your tumble dryer clean and well maintained. To get the best results from your tumble dryer follow our simple tips.

Tumble dryer FAQs

How much do I need to spend – and how much do tumble dryers add to my energy bills? Get the answers to these questions and more from the experts at Which?.

Condenser tumble dryers

Our complete guide to condenser tumble dryers includes how they work, the features to look out for and how much you need to spend

Vented tumble dryers

Is a vented dryer right for you? See how much they cost, how they’re installed plus our pick of the best you can buy.

Heat pump tumble dryers

The best heat pump tumble dryers can be real energy savers, but they generally cost more to buy than other tumble dryers. Read our full guide to see whether a heat pump dryer would be your perfect purchase.

Gas tumble dryers

Gas tumble dryers are cheap to run, but can be tricky to install. Find out if a gas dryer is the right fit for your home.

Top five energy efficient tumble dryers for 2021

Tumble dryers all dry clothes with heat and gentle tumbling. But Which? Energy Saver tumble dryers dry clothes while also keeping energy costs low.

How to buy the best integrated tumble dryer

From vented and condenser models to installation costs and brands, here’s everything you need to know about buying a built-in tumble dryer