In the conditions of small-sized apartments, it is quite problematic to dry the washed laundry without creating discomfort for others. In European countries, and on the American continent, this problem has long been solved by creating special household appliances — a dryer. This appliance can handle a large amount of laundry in a short time, drying it to such an extent that it will be quite convenient to iron later.
This is relatively new equipment on the Russian market, so not every consumer knows what to rely on when buying such a device. It is for them that we decided to write a review of the best dryers of the year. In our article you will find not only a description of the useful characteristics of specific models, but the main points that directly affect the choice of products. Let’s start with this.
How to choose the right dryer?
Typically, dryers combine their functions with washing machines, but this is not very convenient if you need to regularly wash large volumes of things, this approach will lead to significant time costs. Experienced housewives recommend giving preference to free-standing products, since the result in this case is the most effective. Structurally, these products are drum-type or are made in the form of a cabinet.
The last type of device is quite large, since all the washed things are motionless inside and are constantly blown with hot air. This product is perfect for working with delicate materials such as cashmere or silk. You can not worry that the fabric will begin to deform or dry out. Inside the drying cabinet, you can place shoes, hats, just ventilate things.
Drum models in appearance and overall dimensions are practically no different from classic washing machines. The drying process in this case is carried out due to the rotation of the drum and a jet of hot air, due to which it takes much less time to work. Housewives often buy just such products, since it not only dries efficiently, but also practically does not take up free space.
When choosing a device, it is necessary to pay attention to the principle of moisture evaporation — in this regard, there are ventilation and condensation options. The first type works according to the following principle: the air is heated under the action of a heating element and flows directly to things. Then he is taken to the chamber to cool. The condensate is discharged into the sewerage system, and the air is again supplied to the heating element. Machines operating on a ventilation or exhaust principle simply send the removed moisture to the environment, but such models are gradually becoming obsolete.
It is imperative to take into account the working volume of the product, which tells the user what the maximum weight of laundry can be loaded at one time. Most standard machines can hold up to 5 kg of things. However, there are also more compact models, designed for only 3 kg — these devices are suitable for a family of two or three people. Take into account the total power and energy consumption of products. It is desirable that the drum be made of stainless steel with a special coating. In this case, things will not deteriorate even at a high speed of rotation.
When choosing models to include in our review, we naturally took into account all the above factors. However, points related to user reviews and the value for money of products were taken into account. We have tried to rank the best dryers from not too expensive products so that most of our users can afford to purchase these products.
Top 10 dryer models
10. Miele TDB220WP
Front-loading model, in which up to 7 kg of laundry can be completely dried at a time. It is able to work with any type of fabric, from the most coarse to very delicate — for this, the developers have created several heating modes. The product is produced using the original EcoDry technology. It is represented by a whole system of filters and a reliable heat exchanger, which, in addition, consumes a small amount of electricity. The heating element itself works stably throughout the entire period of operation and does not require maintenance. The operation of the filters is configured in such a way as to completely exclude the ingress of pile particles on the heating element, which allows not to reduce performance for a long time.
The front surface is covered with high-strength enamel, thanks to which scratches will not occur on it, moreover, this material is resistant to acids. It is very easy to clean even from stubborn dirt. As a result, the products will retain an attractive appearance throughout the entire service life. An effective fluff filter will protect not only the heating element, but also the things being dried, preventing fluff from settling on them. The user will be informed about its filling by a special signal displayed on a digital display.
- The presence of a built-in condensate drainage system;
- Carefully designed fluff filter cleaning;
- The complex contains a fragrance that gives the linen a pleasant and delicate aroma;
- Drum made of high quality stainless steel;
- The capacity is as much as 7 kg;
- A large number of sensors that provide high-quality drying of linen.
- High price;
- Things are pretty much wrinkled.
9. AEG T6DBG28S
Up to 8 kg of laundry can be loaded into such an apparatus at a time. The drum is made using the original Stainless Steel Protex technology, the main action of which is directed directly to the careful care of the fabric, regardless of what material it is made of. The principle of operation is based on conditions as close to natural as possible. The developers have provided the anti-crease functions and the reverse rotation of the drum, which allows you to effectively dry even the most dense fabrics, such as denim. Inside the machine there are a huge number of various sensors that measure how well the laundry is dried. If necessary, the machine can stop working earlier so that things do not get too dry. On the front side of the case there is an informative liquid crystal display, where all the information about the process necessary for the user is displayed.
The device is relatively quiet, so you can run it even at night without fear of waking up the household. There is a delayed start function, which is also very convenient. There is a reliable protection against children — blocking the door and all controls. The products operate on the basis of an inverter electric motor, which creates a low level of noise and vibration. In addition, the motor is very durable, will not require repair.
- The process is controlled using an ergonomic console, the display is large — all data is clearly visible even from a considerable distance;
- Small consumption of electricity;
- The location of the handle can be changed if necessary;
- Clothes do not curl or wrinkle during drying;
- Adjustable legs;
- Pretty quiet operation.
- High price;
- Decent dimensions.
The operation of this device is based on a special heat pump, due to which the air in the room where such a machine is installed will not heat up. The thermal insulation of the unit is also quite reliable, so it can be installed in close proximity to other electrical appliances, for example, next to the same washing machine. If desired, they can be stacked on top of each other — this will help to further save usable space in the room. The device is distinguished by the almost complete absence of vibration, it works quite quietly, so there is no discomfort for people when using it.
The drum is produced using the softDry technology, which has a special structure that allows you to dry even delicate fabrics. Things made of such materials will not stretch or become covered with hooks. There are a lot of software options, thanks to which the device is able to work with any materials. There are drying cycles designed for individual items of clothing — towels, underwear, shirts, and so on. Sensors accurately determine moisture values, prevent overdrying and allow you to get the best result. Up to 8 kg of laundry can be placed in the drum. The lint filter is equipped with the easyClean Filter system, which greatly simplifies the cleaning process. When filling the tank with condensate, the device will inform the user about it.
- There is a lock for children;
- There is all the necessary indication, including sound;
- There is a LED backlight;
- Able to calculate the drying time depending on the water remaining in the clothes.
- Consumes quite a lot of electricity.
7. Dryer Candy CS C9LG-07
You can load up to 4 kg of clothes made of synthetic fabrics or up to 9 kg of clothes made of natural materials into the machine. It is a condensation type product. At the bottom of the unit is a reservoir where moisture will drain. There is a lint filter in the immediate vicinity of the drum. The equipment is equipped with an LED indication that tells you exactly when to empty the condensate tank or clean the filter. The front door opens wide for easy loading and unloading of clothes. The menu of the machine is intuitive, it is very easy to understand.
The required operating mode is set using the rotary control, and additional information is displayed on the liquid crystal display. It is quite bright, so you can read information from it even at a great distance. Noise during operation is not too loud, consumes electricity moderately. For the most secure operation, you can use a special panel lock that will not allow children to turn on and start the device. If there is a need to get dried things by a certain time, you can activate the delayed start timer.
- Acceptable cost of the device;
- Easy access to the condensate collection tank;
- High information content and clarity of the display;
- Extended functionality — a large selection of various programs for all occasions.
- Periodically, the pile gets into the space between the glass and the rubber gasket of the door, from where it is not very convenient to get it.
Dryer Candy CS C9LG-07
6. Zanussi ZDP7202PZ1
A very easy to use model, which also has a very reasonable cost. The product is equipped with a built-in DelayStart function, with which you can reprogram the start of the device, postponing it by 3.6 or 9 hours. There is an option called «Easy Ironing» — in this case, the laundry will not dry completely. It will retain a few percent more moisture compared to the standard program, but it will be much easier to iron slightly damp things: all wrinkles will disappear almost instantly. The machine is equipped with a reversible door, so it can be installed in one of four possible positions. This, in turn, allows you to place products in any place convenient for the user, which is very important in conditions of limited space.
The unit selects the duration of the drying cycle on its own, based on the indicators of the relevant sensors, but you can set this parameter manually. In this case, the appliance will dry the laundry until the end of the time period measured by the users. The control of the device is completely electronic, and in one approach you can completely dry up to 7 kg of things. There is a blocking of control systems, in total there are eight automatic programs in the machine, suitable for all types of fabric. The overall dimensions of the product are 60x54x85 cm, almost the same as for most washing machines. The indication is bright, based on LEDs, it does not consume too much electricity.
- After the drying cycle is complete, most items can be left without ironing at all;
- Very roomy drum;
- It is possible to ventilate dry and clean things;
- Acceptable cost;
- Express drying function is provided.
- The thermal insulation system is not very well thought out — the case heats up noticeably;
- The motor is not too quiet;
- At first, a foreign smell is observed in the drum.
5. BEKO DCY 7402 GB5
Here is another model that works on the condensation principle. It allows you to achieve high-quality drying of any clothes, including those made from natural fur. The volumetric drum holds up to 7 kg of things. In total, there are 16 programs for various fabrics, garments and so on. There is a delayed start function with the possibility of delaying the start for up to 24 hours. Inside there is a fairly bright backlight that illuminates the entire volume of the drum — now the hostess will not forget even the smallest things inside. The drum is made of stainless steel, which is quite gentle on all types of fabrics, does not tear them and does not rub.
The control is fully electronic, there is a reverse rotation function, thanks to which the drying process takes much less time and becomes more efficient. Condensate is collected in a drainage tank, there is a lint filter. Its volume is decent, so it will not need to be cleaned too often. The large diameter of the hatch allows you to immediately lay all things. The display here is electronic, with a very bright backlight, which is clearly visible even in direct sunlight. After the cycle is completed, the machine emits a corresponding sound signal.
- A large number of programs;
- Occupies a minimum of free space;
- Slight vibration during operation;
- Can be installed directly on the washing machine;
- A container for collecting condensate, if necessary, is connected to the sewer.
- The case gets a little warm.
BEKO DCY 7402 GB5
4. Electrolux EW6CR428W dryer
Another model with front loading and quite original features in terms of work. When creating this device, the developers used their own original technology, which requires minimal user participation. It is enough to put the laundry in the drum and start the process. Based on the indicators of the sensors responsible for determining the level of humidity, the processor of the machine will independently select the necessary time and temperature at which the laundry will be dried, while preventing overdrying or overheating of things. The control system of the device is electromechanical. If necessary, the user can independently select the desired mode of operation and set the necessary settings.
The original mounting allows you to install the door in one of four positions, so this product can be placed even in close proximity to large pieces of furniture, for example, near cabinets. The diameter of the hatch is specially made large so that even overall items can easily fit into the drum. In addition, the Delicate option is used in the machine, which contributes to the most careful attitude of the device to things made of delicate fabrics. In particular, when blowing, a lower temperature will be used, and the rotation speed will become lower. The delayed start time can be up to 20 hours.
- When washing, you can not use fabric softener, as this unit makes things very soft;
- Minimum noise level;
- Perfect for people who keep pets at home;
- Acceptable electricity consumption;
- Up to 8 kg of things can be placed in the drum.
- It is necessary to clean the filter quite often to accumulate fluff.
Tumble dryer Electrolux EW6CR428W
3. Hotpoint-Ariston FTCF 87B 6H (EU)
The bronze medalist of our review of the best dryers was a fairly large model from a reliable and well-known manufacturer. The dimensions of this device are 85x60x62 cm. If desired, it can be connected to a sewer drain, but even without this, the device works quite stably, but water from the tank will have to be poured out often — literally after each use. It will not work as built-in appliances, since the device must have constant access to fresh air. The average operating time of the device is 1 hour. The machine operates quite quietly, so it can be used even at night, besides, it practically does not vibrate. If necessary, you can dry feather pillows, blankets and other similar products.
Up to 8 kg of laundry can be placed in the drum, delayed start — up to 24 hours. The degree of dryness can be set both automatically and manually. There is a system of protection against accidental pressing, it also performs the function of blocking from small children. If the machine is started through a delayed start, then from time to time during operation it will shake the laundry. Even shirts made of delicate fabrics come out of this machine almost wrinkled. The lint filter clogs pretty quickly, so the manufacturer recommends cleaning it after every run. The function of drying baby clothes is provided — it is distinguished by a particularly careful attitude to things.
- Clothes and linen of small size after drying can no longer be ironed;
- Intuitive control — all functions are at hand;
- There is a special program for removing allergens from clothes;
- Good value for money device;
- Effectively removes dust, lint and animal hair from the surface of things.
- Quite a long time dries large and heavy items such as duvet covers or down jackets.
Hotpoint-Ariston FTCF 87B 6H (EU)
2. Gorenje DP7B
An almost perfect dryer that does not allow things to twist during operation. After one cycle, it takes up to 90% of moisture from clothes, while making them very soft, but does not allow excess humidity in the room. The product is very easy to operate. The program switch is mechanical, it is an ordinary rotary knob. You need to activate the machine in just three steps: turn it on, select the operating mode suitable for the loaded things and press start. It is absolutely not necessary to use additional functions and settings — the device will independently determine the degree of tissue moisture, the required temperature and operating time. The drum is made of stainless steel, even at high speeds provides a careful attitude to things. If the clothes need additional care, then you can use the various options.
There is a program for working with dry clothes — it will help restore their original freshness, for example, after playing sports. It will cope well with foreign odors such as food or tobacco. In just half an hour, the clothes will be as fresh as just after washing. Work with large-sized things is provided, and even their assembly will not confuse. If there is no time to unload the machine after the cycle is completed, then it’s okay: the drum will rotate periodically for the next three hours — this will help to avoid wrinkles.
- Can work even with a single loaded thing;
- Quite affordable price;
- One year warranty and another year of free service;
- The door swings open 180 degrees;
- Condensate can be discharged to the sewer;
- Easy to tidy up after the end of the cycle.
- The timer is intermittently reset.
1. Bosch WTM83260OE dryer
Now we can finally introduce you to the leader of our today’s review — the products of the well-known and very popular German company Bosch. The device is distinguished by a high level of reliability, it works almost silently, if desired, it can be used as an embedded technique, since the walls of the device practically do not heat up. They are characterized by a special design that additionally suppresses vibration. The drum is produced using the latest softDry technology, so even the most valuable items made from the most delicate fabrics can be safely entrusted to it. It is made of stainless steel, inside it has protrusions and grips in the shape of an ellipse, so that the laundry will literally be filled with air. The fabric itself gracefully glides over the surface of the drum — this eliminates its possible deformation.
There is an express dry function that allows you to refresh things in just 15 minutes. In this machine, you can dry things from absolutely any material. The volume of the drum allows you to work even with bulky items, in addition, they have their own mode of operation. The machine has an informative liquid crystal display, which displays data not only on the selected operating mode and the remaining time, but also on the level of filling of the filter and the condensate tank.
- Excellent quality of work;
- Manufacturing and assembly at a high German level;
- Clothes become very soft after drying;
- If desired, the operation of the device can be interrupted at any time.
- In addition to the high cost is not found.
Tumble dryer Bosch WTM83260OE
In conclusion, a useful video
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