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Last updated: 14 October 2020


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Clothes dryers might seem simple with a very specific job, but there are a number of different types of dryers on the market. While some are fairly straightforward, others have complex features that can make buying a dryer seem overwhelming. We’ve tested hundreds of brands to help you find the right one for you.

We test and review dryers to help you find models that:

  • are energy efficient
  • score high on reliability
  • don't cost much to run
  • are affordable
  • dry clothes fast.

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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    Cost per load

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

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    Energy star rating - claimed

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


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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.

        Capacity (kg)

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

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        • Running cost over 10 years
        • Cost/kg clothes dried
        • Cost per load
        • 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)
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        • Availability
        • Brand
        • Model
        • Price
        • 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)
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