With so many models, makes and price ranges of tumble dryers on the market it’s not surprising choosing one can be a little daunting. Narrowing the selection down by price is one way to see what you get for your money. Next step is to decide which type will best suit your needs. There are different types of tumble dryers some drying methods are more expensive than others, models using heat pump technology, for instance, will be more expensive than £200. Drying appliances include electric vented, condenser and heat pump drying systems, compact dryers and gas vented.
At around £100 you are looking at entry levels vented and condenser models that offer an affordable way of drying wash loads. Manufacturers who make these include AEG-Electrolux, Beko, Bosch, Electrolux, Miele, Siemens, Whirlpool and Zanussi. Compact tumble dryers with 3kg drum capacity is another cheap option and ideal for small wash loads. Popular brands who make these smaller dryers include White Knight, Hotpoint and Indesit.
White Knight C39Aw 3.5Kg Load Compact Vented Freestanding Tumble Dryer - White
Depending on the brand features will vary on each machine with some being more energy-efficient than others. Special garment care for delicates, woollens and anti-crease cycles along with manual and automatic drying programs are generally found on most tumble dryers. Freestanding vented types are usually cheaper compared to a similar spec dryer with a condenser unit.
Low Price Condenser Tumble Drying Machines
The advantage of the latter is the convenience of not having to position near a window. A vented tumble dryer uses an exhaust hose to vent the air away whereas a condenser type removes moist air from the drum and collects it into a reservoir that is then emptied.