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Last updated: 08 April 2020


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With so many types and features on offer, shopping for clothes dryers can be intimidating. Their job is pretty simple, but a smart buy will save money and time in the long run.

We review condenser, electric-vented and heat-pump clothes dryers to tell you which models:

  • dry clothes the fastest
  • use the least energy
  • cost the least to run
  • are the quietest, and
  • have the best member-rated reliability scores.

The recommended list will tell you at a glance which dryers we rate the best.

Our clothes dryer buying guide can show you what to look for

See which dryer brands go the distance with our clothes dryer reliability survey

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

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

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

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      • Overall score
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      • Running cost over 10 years
      • Cost/kg clothes dried
      • Drying time score
      • Energy efficiency score
      • Cycle time (mins)
      • Noise (dBA)
      • Brand reliability
      • Satisfaction score
      • Energy used per load (kWh)
      • Full load program time (min)
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Availability
      • Price
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Type
      • Capacity (kg)
      • Energy star rating (Claimed)
      • Claimed energy use (kWh)
      • Auto-sensing
      • One-touch start
      • Iron dry program
      • Cupboard dry program
      • Extra dry program
      • Timed drying
      • High temperature program
      • Low temperature program
      • Woollens program
      • Anti-crease program
      • Delay start feature
      • Stackable
      • Stacking kit supplied
      • Wall mountable
      • Wall mounting brackets supplied
      • Are controls inaccessible when dryer inverted?
      • Exhaust location
      • Ducting kit
      • Drainage hose
      • Reverse tumbling
      • Drying rack
      • Drying rack supplied
      • Temperature settings
      • Filter location
      • Unit starts on door shut
      • Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
      • Origin
      • Warranty (years)
      • Similar models
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