Top 5 Condenser Tumble Dryers
If you are buying your first tumble dryer, there are three types of tumble dryers on the market to suit your needs and your property. To read up on what types of tumble dryer there are, click here. Condenser tumble dryers are widely known to be low running cost tumble dryers given their B rating. If you want to know the difference between a and b energy rating, when is the best time to use a tumble dryer and the most energy-efficient tumble dryers, click here first then come back to our top 5 condenser tumble dryers guide.
When drying clothes indoors using a clothes airer during the winter months, properties can tend to develop damp/mold on walls if the property is not well ventilated enough during drying time. Who wants to keep windows open all day when drying clothes in the winter, particularly when it’s cold outside?
We have always used condenser dryers so that we don’t have to leave windows open whilst drying clothes inside during the winter. With a condenser tumble dryer, you simply empty the water drawer straight into the sink, get rid of the fluff in the filter after each use and get on with other chores around the house.
On principle, some families do not like to use tumble dryers because some dryers can use a lot of energy (depending on the rating of the appliance). However, during the winter, drying clothes inside can take days instead of minutes. Buying the right energy rated tumble dryer can mean that electricity bills do not go through the roof during winter months when drying clothes.
Tumble Dryer Energy Ratings
Tumble dryers are given ratings from A+++ down to C. These tell you how efficient the model is, with A+++ appliances using less energy than others and doing more to help the environment and your pocket.
Here are our top 5 from AO.com
1. Bosch Serie 4 WTN85251GB 8Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer – White – B Rated (click to view)
Give your laundry expert care with this condenser tumble dryer from Bosch. With an 8kg drum capacity, this model is ideal for medium-sized households. Thanks to the sensitive drying system, your clothes are gently tumbled while warm currents of air stop them sticking to the side of the drum. This means there’s no risk of snagging and fabrics are always protected. If you’re a fan of rambling or hiking, the innovative Outdoor+ Drying programme will look after your coats and puffy jackets by using a lower temperature, so they come out as good as new. Your favourite warm woolly jumpers will be well looked after too, as the dedicated Wool programme protects delicate fibres. Dimensions (cm) – H84.2 x W59.8 x D65.2. Find a wide range of brands of condenser tumble dryers here.
2. Bosch Serie 6 WTG86402GB 8kg Condenser Tumble Dryer (click to view)
For excellent results every time, this Bosch condenser tumble dryer is a great choice. Its 8kg drum is perfect for medium-sized households, and it has a B rating too. Sensor drying gives every load a perfectly tailored cycle as well, as it detects how much moisture is in your laundry and automatically adjusts settings to suit. This makes sure you only use the precise amount of energy while protecting your clothes from over-drying. You can look after your favourite knitted items too, as the wool programme uses lower temperatures to keep them looking like new. Dimensions (cm) – H84.2 x W59.8 x D59.9. Find a wide range of brands of condenser tumble dryers here.
3. AEG ProSense Technology T6DBG821N 8kg Condenser Tumble Dryer (click to view)
Take excellent care of your clothes with this B rated AEG condenser tumble dryer. Its 8kg drum makes it an ideal choice for busy, medium-sized households. Thanks to ProSense Technology, clever sensors measure the moisture in the load and automatically adjust settings to deliver brilliant drying results while being energy efficient. Relatively quiet when in motion with a pleasant alarm sound when it’s finished its cycle. The special wool programme uses faster spin speeds to make sure garments lay flat against the drum walls as they dry. This imitates flat-drying to keep your favourite woolly jumpers and knitted scarves looking like new. This model also has a fantastic anti-crease programme that prevents deep creases forming in your clothes – helping to make laundry days even easier. Find a wide range of brands of condenser tumble dryers here.
4. Miele TDA140C 7Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer (click to view)
Get a helping hand on laundry days with this Miele condenser tumble dryer. Its 7kg drum is ideal for medium-sized households, while Perfect Dry gives unbeatable results. Using sensors that monitor how much water is in your clothes, it will automatically adjust the programme length so nothing’s damp or over-dried. Fabrics will smell incredible as FragranceDos capsules add a refreshing scent into the drum while everything’s drying – one capsule lasts up to 4 weeks of cycles too. You’ll find it really quiet as well at 63dB, it makes a noise level similar to chatting with family or friends. This model has also been tested for the equivalent of 20 years’ use, so you know it’s of sound quality and built to last. Find a wide range of brands of condenser tumble dryers here.
5. Indesit Eco Time IDC8T3B 8Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer (click to view)
You’ll always have a helping hand with the laundry thanks to this condenser tumble dryer from Indesit. With an 8kg drum capacity and B energy rating, it’ll make a great addition to any medium-sized household. Because it’s a condenser model, water is removed from clothes and collected in a tank. And, you’ll always know when this needs emptying, as it has a really handy indicator light. This model will revitalise clothes too, without needing to wash them – the brilliant refresh cycle uses air that gets deep into fabrics to remove odours, so, it’s great for reviving shirts or uniforms during the week. Competitively priced, with 1500 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, you can’t go wrong with this one. Find a wide range of brands of condenser tumble dryers here.
Candy Smart CSC8DF 8kg Condenser Tumble Dryer
Had to add this one to the list as an added bonus. This 8kg Amazon Best Seller Condenser Tumble Dryer is a steal at only £199. With an 8kg drum capacity and B energy rating, it has 14 drying programmes. Rated 3 in Amazon’s large appliances and number 1 in condenser dryers. Also available in a 10kg drum (below).
Candy Smart CSC10DF 10Kg Condenser Tumble Dryer
This 10kg Amazon Best Seller Condenser Tumble Dryer is a steal at £229.00. With a 10kg drum capacity and B energy rating, it has 14 drying programmes. Also available in 8kg drum (above).
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