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Clothes dryer reviews

We put over 30 clothes dryers to the test, including vented, condenser and electric heat pump condenser models, and one gas dryer.
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01 .Introduction

Clothes dryer

We review over 30 clothes dryers priced from $299 to $3199.

Shopping for a clothes dryer can be intimidating. Through our rigorous testing, we reveal which models:

  • use the least amount of energy
  • cost the least to run
  • dry clothes quickly
  • are whisper quiet.

Considering a gas-powered or heat pump model? Are they more efficient? Will they help you reduce your carbon footprint?

To help you make the right decision, we purchase the most popular clothes dryers on the market, bring them back to our laboratories and test them. Models tested include electric vented, heat pump condenser, condenser and gas-powered clothes dryers.

On this page, you'll find:

Also check out our reliability survey to see how the various dryer brands rate over time.

Brands and models tested

AEG T76280AC Lavatherm
Ariston AS600VX
Asko T 753C Butterfly Drying
Asko T754C Butterfly Drying
Asko T754HP W Butterfly Drying
Asko T784C Butterfly Drying
Bosch WTC84101AU
Bosch WTE84101AU Maxx 7 Sensitive
Bosch WTV74100AU Maxx 7 Sensitive
Bosch WTW84360AU Avantixx
Bosch WTW86560AU EcoLogixx 7
Bosch WTY88700AU
Electrolux EDH3284PDW
Electrolux EDH97950W
Electrolux EDP2074PDW
Electrolux EDV 605
Electrolux EDV505 Sensor Dry
Fisher and Paykel DE40F56A Aerodry
Fisher and Paykel DE50F56A Aerologic
Fisher and Paykel DE50F56E1 Aerosense
Haier HD80-01
Haier HDY-60M
Hoover DYC8713BX-AUS
Miele T7944C Honeycomb
Miele T8861WP
Miele T8929WP
Rinnai Dry-Soft 6 (A)
Simpson 39P400M
Simpson 39S500M
Simpson 39S600M
Whirlpool AWD60A
Whirlpool SDRY60
# Fisher and Paykel DE60F60EW1
# LG TD-C809E
# Haier HDY-C70
# Electrolux EDC47130W
# Omega OCD40WA

(A) Gas model
# Discontinued

How we test

Energy efficiency Our tester, Graham Byrne, puts a standard wet load of washing into the clothes dryer (size dependent on its capacity) and measures how long it takes to dry and how much energy is used. The energy efficiency and drying time scores are based on the amount of energy and time used per kilogram of clothing.

Our tester dries the clothes (the Australian Standard test load) until they're bone dry. He then saturates and spins them dry in a washing machine. Following this, water is sprayed evenly throughout the load while the weight is measured until the moisture content reaches 90%.

The load is then placed in the clothes dryer to assess its drying performance and energy efficiency.

Drying time If the clothes dryer has a sensor to determine when the clothes are dry and automatically turns off, Graham uses it, otherwise he tests using the timer.

Ease of use Our tester also assess the labeling and intuitiveness of the controls and how easy the filter is to access and to clean.

For more information on Washing and drying products, see our Laundry and cleaning section.


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