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Last updated: 24 June 2019

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.

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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
  • have the best member-rated reliability scores.

Our Recommended list will tell you at a glance which dryers we rate the best.

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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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