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Costs
Price ($) Expand to view more details.

The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar stores for options.

$249
$1699
$1999
$2899
$1199
$2099
$649
$749
$659
$829
$1099
$1799
$1899
$469
$689
$1999
$2499
$1298
$1799
$1999
$499
$599
$699
Running cost over 10 years ($) Expand to view more details.

Based on drying a full load about three times a week (150 times a year) for 10 years, calculated at 30c/kWh. Clothes dryers can make up to 3.7% of your average household's energy usage, so look for the lowest number to avoid paying more for your energy than necessary.

Cost to dry 1kg of items ($) Expand to view more details.

This shows the cost per kg of drying a load of clothes, irrespective of the dryer capacity, and will give you an even comparison regardless of the total capacity of the appliance. It's calculated by multiplying the energy we measured for a run by the cost of energy (currently $0.30), and dividing by the 3.5kg (dry weight) of our test load.

Cost per load ($) Expand to view more details.

How much does it cost to dry a load of clothes.

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

Heat pump need to get 75% overall, 80% efficiency, and 70% drying time, whereas condenser and vented models need 70% overall, 65% efficiency and 80% drying time. If a dryer cannot get below 6% moisture within it's program time, we cannot recommend it.

Type
Type Expand to view more details.

Whether the dryer is a vented, condenser or heat-pump model. See our buying guide for an explanation of each type.

Vented
Condenser
Condenser
Heat pump
Condenser
Heat pump
Vented
Vented
Vented
Vented
Condenser
Heat pump
Heat Pump
Vented
Vented
Heat pump
Heat Pump
Heat pump
Heat pump
Heat pump
Vented
Vented
Vented
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of energy efficiency (60%) and drying time (40%).

Drying time score (%) Expand to view more details.

If the dryer has a sensor to determine when the clothes are dry and automatically turns off, we use it, otherwise we test using the timer.

Energy-efficiency score (%) Expand to view more details.

We measure how long it takes to dry 3.5kg of wet washing and how much energy is used. The energy efficiency and drying time scores are based on the amount of energy and time used per kg of clothing.

Cycle time (min) Expand to view more details.

How long the cycle took on the program we used.

Noise (dBA) Expand to view more details.

The maximum noise level is measured one metre away from the machine and one metre above the ground. Typically, the noise level of these machines is similar to that of a normal conversation (about 50-65dBA). It's not an absolute noise measurement - the acoustics of your home will determine exactly how a machine sounds in use - but it's a good comparative measure.

Measured energy used/load (kWh) Expand to view more details.

The amount of energy used by the program we selected for our test. Clothes can make up to 3.7% of your average household's energy usage, so look for the lowest number to avoid paying more for your energy than necessary.

Full load program time (min) Expand to view more details.

This is the time the manufacturer claims the dryer will take to dry a full-capacity load. This differs from the time we measure in our testing, which is based on a standard 3.5kg load.

Comments
Good points
Bad points
Energy and water ratings
Energy star rating - claimed Expand to view more details.

The energy rating in stars claimed by the manufacturer, based on a full load cycle.

2.5
2
2
8
2
7
2
2
2
2
2
7
8
2
2
9
10
7
7
7
1.5
2
2
Claimed energy use (kWh/yr) Expand to view more details.

The energy use claimed by the manufacturer based on a full load and 52 uses per year.

186
353
360
152
358
175
269
315
267
315
355
155
152
180
315
115
94
153
153
176
219
247
292
Reliability
Brand reliability Expand to view more details.

These scores are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not the particular model.

Satisfaction score Expand to view more details.

These scores are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not the particular model.

Features
Auto-sensing Expand to view more details.

An auto-sensing program means the dryer will stop when it senses the load is dry.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
One-touch start Expand to view more details.

One-touch start means you pop your clothes in, press start and the dryer does everything for you. Most basic machines won't have anything like this and will require at least a couple of presses to get the machine started (power, program, start).

No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Iron-dry program Expand to view more details.

An iron-dry program leaves the clothes a little damp so they're easier to iron. The ironing process will make the remaining moisture evaporate.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Cupboard-dry program Expand to view more details.

Clothes should come out dry enough to put straight into the cupboard.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Extra-dry program Expand to view more details.

A longer program for multi-layered or thick fabrics such as bed sheets, towelling bathrobes or socks.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Timed drying Expand to view more details.

This means instead of or in addition to a sensor, you can turn the knob of the dryer dial to choose how many minutes the dryer will run.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
High temperature program Expand to view more details.

You select high for drying cottons and low for heat-sensitive fabrics. Check the icons on your clothes' care labels for which to use.

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Low temperature program Expand to view more details.

You select high for drying cottons and low for heat-sensitive fabrics. Check the icons on your clothes' care labels for which to use.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Woollens program Expand to view more details.

This is for tumble drying woollens or delicate fabrics with gentle heat and minimal tumbling.

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Anti-crease program Expand to view more details.

Some dryers will make the drum move occasionally after the end of a cycle until you open the door. This is to stop creases from forming in the clothes.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Delay-start feature Expand to view more details.

This allows you to delay the start of the drying cycle, meaning you can set the dryer to come on later in the day or night to take advantage of off-peak rates.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Stackable Expand to view more details.

Generally most dryers can be stacked on top of a front loading washing machine, but some require stacking brackets, sold separately.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stacking kit supplied Expand to view more details.

It's uncommon for manufacturers to include a stacking kit with their dryer, more likely it will be an optional extra you'll have to purchase after the fact. They can range in price from $30 to over $100.

No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Wall mountable Expand to view more details.

Most electric-vented dryers can be wall-mounted, but you may need to buy mounting brackets separately. Condenser and heat-pump dryers are generally too heavy for wall-mounting.

Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wall mounting brackets supplied Expand to view more details.

The manufacturer supplies brackets for models that can be wall-mounted.

Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drainage hose Expand to view more details.

For condensers and heat-pump condensers only, a drainage hose solves the issue of having to empty the drainage container that collects the waste removed from clothing. Not all dryers come with this option.

not applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
not applicable
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
not applicable
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Reverse tumbling Expand to view more details.

Stops every few seconds and reverses the tumbling action so the clothes don't bunch up. Also helps limit creasing.

No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sheets cycle only
Yes
Sheets cycle only
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
not stated
not stated
not stated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unit starts on door shut Expand to view more details.

Some machines will start when you shut the door (though they're rare) which can be a danger when you have children or pets.

Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Specifications
Capacity (kg) Expand to view more details.

The manufacturer's claimed capacity. This is the weight of the laundry when dry.

4.5
8
8
9
8
9
6
7
6
7
8
8
9
4
7
8
8
8
8
9
4.5
5.5
6.5
Are controls inaccessible when dryer is inverted? Expand to view more details.

Sometimes if a dryer is wall-mounted it needs to be turned upside down, which can put the controls out of reach. When this criteria has a No, it means the manufacturer either supplies a sticker for the dryer that indicates how to use the inverted controls (this is called a mounting kit - not to be confused with mounting brackets), or it shows the controls in a sensible fashion both right side up, and upside down.

No
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
No
No
No
No
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
No
No
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
No
No
No
Exhaust location Expand to view more details.

Where the exhaust is located on the dryer that releases moisture and/or heat into the air.

Rear only
Rear only
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Front or rear
Front or rear
Front or rear
Front or rear
Rear only
not applicable
Front or rear
Front only
Front or rear
not applicable
Front only
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Front or rear
Front or rear
Front or rear
Ducting kit Expand to view more details.

If the ducting kit is supplied with the dryer.

Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
No
Optional
Yes
not applicable
No
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Optional
Optional
Optional
Drying rack location Expand to view more details.

A rack supplied with the dryer that is either a) placed inside the dryer where it stays still as the air circulates around it, quickly drying items such as sports shoes, or b) placed on the front of the dryer where you can direct the vent to dry things externally.

Internal
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal
not applicable
not applicable
Internal
Internal
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Drying rack supplied Expand to view more details.

Whether the drying rack is supplied by the manufacturer.

Yes
not applicable
not applicable
No
not applicable
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
No
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
Temperature settings Expand to view more details.

Often basic dryers will give you simple temperature settings; hot, cool, warm, etc.

High, low
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
High, Medium, Low, no heat
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Filter location Expand to view more details.

Generally the filter will be in the front of the door or on the front of the dryer. Manufacturers have moved away from placing filters in awkward positions such as the rear of the drum.

Inside back
Inside front
Inside front
Door
Door
Door
Door
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Door
Door
Door
Inside front
Inside front
Inside front
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD) Expand to view more details.

The dimensions listed are the smallest figures stated by the manufacturer. The installation space given is the smallest dimensions in which the washer is claimed to fit.

68 x 60 x 45
85 x 60 x 64
85 x 60 x 60
85 x 60 x 65
85 x 60 x 67
85 x 60 x 67
80 x 60 x 56
80 x 60 x 60
83 x 60 x 57
83 x 60 x 57
85 x 60 x 65
85 x 60 x 65
85 x 60 x 67
83 x 60 x 50
83 x 60 x 59
85 x 60 x 69
85 x 60 x 64
85 x 60 x 64
85 x 60 x 64
85 x 60 x 64
80 x 60 x 52
80 x 60 x 56
80 x 60 x 60
Origin
China
Slovenia
Poland
Poland
Europe
Europe
Thailand
Thailand
China
China
China
China
China
China
China
Korea
Czech republic
China
China
China
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand
Warranty (years) Expand to view more details.

This is the manufacturer warranty. You are still covered by the Australian Consumer Law regardless of any manufacturer warranty.

3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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