AEG T76280AC Lavatherm
Asko T 753C Butterfly Drying
Asko T754C Butterfly Drying
Asko T754HP W Butterfly Drying
Asko T784C Butterfly Drying
Bosch WTE84101AU Maxx 7 Sensitive
Bosch WTV74100AU Maxx 7 Sensitive
Bosch WTW84360AU Avantixx
Bosch WTW86560AU EcoLogixx 7
Electrolux EDV 605
Electrolux EDV505 Sensor Dry
Fisher and Paykel DE40F56A Aerodry
Fisher and Paykel DE50F56A Aerologic
Fisher and Paykel DE50F56E1 Aerosense
Miele T7944C Honeycomb
Rinnai Dry-Soft 6 (A)
# Fisher and Paykel DE60F60EW1
# LG TD-C809E
# Haier HDY-C70
# Electrolux EDC47130W
# Omega OCD40WA
(A) Gas model
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.