The range of house­hold appli­ances designed to facil­i­tate domes­tic work is steadi­ly expand­ing. Every­one knows why a wash­ing machine is need­ed and how it makes life eas­i­er, but you have to dry your clothes your­self. That was the case until recent­ly. Now tech­nol­o­gy has tak­en over this func­tion. We will fig­ure out how to choose a dry­er and be sat­is­fied with the pur­chase.

What is the best dryer to buy

If you live in a cold cli­mate, your bal­cony is not glazed and can­not be glazed by law, and it is incon­ve­nient to dry clothes in the house, a dry­er will come to the res­cue. The main thing is to choose it cor­rect­ly.


  • For a small fam­i­ly of 2–3 peo­ple mod­els with a load of 6–7 kg are suit­able.
  • If there are 4 or more mem­bers in the fam­i­ly, there are many chil­dren and there is a need for fre­quent wash­ing, you should pay atten­tion to mod­els of 8–10 kg.
  • There are also minia­ture ver­sions of 3–4 kg, which will be opti­mal for one per­son.

In this case, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the type of linen. The max­i­mum load is indi­cat­ed for cot­ton and linen fab­rics. Syn­thet­ic items can only occu­py 50% of the drum space, and woolen — no more than 30%.

Prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion

Dry­ers are divid­ed into ven­ti­la­tion and con­den­sa­tion. The first remove moist air into the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem. They have a more afford­able price, but are demand­ing on the instal­la­tion site.

Con­den­sa­tion dry­ers accu­mu­late mois­ture in a spe­cial con­tain­er that must be emp­tied peri­od­i­cal­ly. They are some­what more expen­sive, but can be locat­ed any­where in the house.

The pres­ence of a built-in heat pump in the dry­er increas­es its pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and ener­gy effi­cien­cy. It forcibly cools the air leav­ing the drum and heats the incom­ing air.

Addi­tion­al options affect the per­for­mance and cost of dry­ers: reversible rota­tion of the drum, humid­i­ty con­trol, child pro­tec­tion sys­tem, “easy iron­ing” func­tion.

Our selection of the best dryers

Can­dy CS C9LG-07 Elec­trolux EW6CR527P Kup­pers­busch TD 1940.0AT
Type of Con­den­sa­tion Con­den­sa­tion with heat pump
Load­ing 9 kg 7 kg 8 kg
Dry­ing class FROM cus­tomiz­able / A cus­tomiz­able / A
Pow­er 2300 W 2250 W 1000 W
ener­gy effi­cien­cy AT AT A++
Num­ber of modes 7 12 13
Addi­tion­al func­tions Smart con­trol



Mois­ture con­trol

Crease pro­tec­tion

Antibac­te­r­i­al treat­ment

Noise 68 dB 66 dB 61 dB

The best budget dryers

Inex­pen­sive dry­ers are quite capa­ble of com­pet­ing with mod­els from a high­er price seg­ment. And although they are slight­ly infe­ri­or in func­tion­al­i­ty and ener­gy effi­cien­cy to expen­sive equip­ment, they do an excel­lent job with their main task.


Weissgauff WD 6148 D

Max­i­mum func­tion­al
The mod­el from Weiss­gauff is in many ways supe­ri­or in func­tion­al­i­ty to units from a sim­i­lar price cat­e­go­ry. At this price, no oth­er dry­er offers so many options.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Delayed start;
  • Inte­ri­or light­ing;
  • Wide door open­ing angle;
  • There are man­u­al and auto­mat­ic modes;
  • Child pro­tec­tion;
  • Pre­ven­tion of creas­ing.

The ultra-mod­ern and mul­ti­func­tion­al dry­er from Weiss­gauff has an elec­tron­ic con­trol sys­tem. Com­bined with the con­dens­ing type of oper­a­tion, this results in excel­lent dry­ing per­for­mance.

The mod­el offers 15 auto­mat­ic modes, as well as a man­u­al set­ting option. One of the pro­grams that deserves atten­tion is “air­ing”, which allows you to rid your clothes of unpleas­ant odors.

Con­ve­nience of use of the dry­er is pro­vid­ed by inter­nal illu­mi­na­tion of a drum and a wide angle of open­ing of a door on 180 degrees. The resid­ual mois­ture sen­sor will allow you to com­plete­ly dry the laun­dry in one cycle, and the anti-crease sys­tem will pro­tect against the for­ma­tion of a large num­ber of wrin­kles, facil­i­tat­ing sub­se­quent iron­ing.


Candy CS C9LG-07

The most bal­anced dry­er
The Can­dy tum­ble dry­er offers the best val­ue for mon­ey. And most impor­tant­ly — there will be no prob­lems with it.

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  • Elec­tron­ic con­trol with dis­play;
  • Removal of aller­gens;
  • Delayed start;
  • Fluff fil­ter.

The con­denser dry­er from Can­dy is designed for a load of 9 kg of laun­dry. It is equipped with a 115 l drum and has 7 auto­mat­ic dry­ing pro­grams. Among them are the aller­gen removal func­tion, quick mode and easy iron­ing. The ener­gy effi­cien­cy class is medi­um — “B”.

The mod­el has an elec­tron­ic con­trol sys­tem, equipped with a dis­play. The con­ve­nience of using the dry­er pro­vides a delayed start. The machine is equipped with a fluff fil­ter, easy to main­tain and clean.


Indesit YT CM08 8B

A bud­get option
The easy-to-oper­ate and reli­able Inde­sit dry­er def­i­nite­ly deserves the atten­tion of buy­ers with a small bud­get.

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  • 15 auto­mat­ic modes;
  • Delayed start;
  • Fluff fil­ter;
  • “Ven­ti­la­tion” mode;
  • Dry­ing time adjust­ment;
  • Child lock.


  • There is no humid­i­ty sen­sor.

This machine is able to quick­ly and effi­cient­ly dry up to 8 kg of laun­dry. It has 15 auto­mat­ic oper­at­ing modes, includ­ing “ven­ti­la­tion”, “del­i­cate” and “man­u­al”. Delayed start allows you to set the start at any con­ve­nient time. You can also choose the dry­ing time from 30 to 150 min­utes.

The smooth sur­face of the drum pre­vents the laun­dry from creas­ing. The mod­el is equipped with a lint fil­ter, which great­ly sim­pli­fies its clean­ing. The child lock will allow you to lock the con­trol pan­el to pre­vent “unau­tho­rized” acti­va­tion. The con­trol of the dry­er is mechan­i­cal.

The best dryers in the middle segment

In the mid­dle price cat­e­go­ry there are dry­ers with an opti­mal ratio of func­tion­al­i­ty and cost. They are prac­ti­cal, reli­able, have many addi­tion­al options. Most mod­els are equipped with a heat pump. Unlike bud­get ones, they also con­sume elec­tric­i­ty more eco­nom­i­cal­ly.


Electrolux EW6CR527P

Abun­dance of auto­mat­ic pro­grams
Thanks to 12 auto­mat­ic pro­grams, this dry­er will be able to cope with any task by itself, reliev­ing its own­ers of unnec­es­sary has­sle.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Humid­i­ty con­trol;
  • Auto­mat­ic deter­mi­na­tion of dry­ing time;
  • Reverse;
  • Delayed start;
  • Elec­tron­ic con­trol.

The machine belongs to the Per­fect­Care 600 line of equip­ment. Its main advan­tage is the pres­ence of the Sen­si­Care sys­tem, which ensures high effi­cien­cy of the equip­ment and pro­tects tis­sues from dam­age.

The mod­el inde­pen­dent­ly deter­mines the lev­el of humid­i­ty of the loaded laun­dry and selects the required dry­ing time.

The device is designed for load­ing up to 7 kg of things, has a reverse rota­tion of the drum for bet­ter dry­ing and smooth­ing the fab­ric. Delayed start allows you to set the machine to start at a con­ve­nient time.


Bosch WTM83201OE

Suit­able for all fab­rics
A spa­cious and func­tion­al machine for dry­ing clothes is suit­able for a large fam­i­ly. Espe­cial­ly if there are a lot of things from capri­cious fab­rics in the wardrobe.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Heat pump;
  • Overdry­ing pro­tec­tion;
  • Easy iron­ing;
  • Inter­nal illu­mi­na­tion;
  • Wool bas­ket includ­ed.

Easy to oper­ate, but func­tion­al dry­er is suit­able for dry­ing any fab­rics: del­i­cate, cot­ton, wool, etc. It has auto­mat­ic con­trol pro­grams, but allows you to man­u­al­ly adjust the dura­tion of work. The pres­ence of a heat pump makes the machine more eco­nom­i­cal and effi­cient.

The built-in humid­i­ty sen­sor ensures that the laun­dry is dried effi­cient­ly, while AutoDry tech­nol­o­gy ensures that the fab­ric does not dry out. And the spe­cial struc­ture of the drum and the Sen­si­tiveDry­ing sys­tem elim­i­nate the pos­si­bil­i­ty of dam­age to thin mate­ri­als. The only thing miss­ing in this machine is reverse.

The mod­el also pro­vides options such as child lock, delayed start, a lint fil­ter and inte­ri­or light­ing. Includ­ed is a bas­ket for dry­ing wool prod­ucts.


Gorenje DE82/G

Great fam­i­ly mod­el
The func­tion­al Goren­je tum­ble dry­er is dis­tin­guished by its excel­lent dry­ing qual­i­ty. This mod­el is suit­able for large fam­i­lies with chil­dren, where there is always a lot of wash­ing.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Dual flow air­flow;
  • Reverse rota­tion of the drum;
  • Humid­i­ty con­trol;
  • Elec­tron­ic dis­play;
  • Heat pump;
  • Delayed start.

The machine pro­vides fast and effi­cient dry­ing of up to 8 kg of laun­dry per load. Thanks to the dual-flow air sup­ply, knitwear is even­ly dried until the mois­ture is com­plete­ly evap­o­rat­ed.

The mod­el has many auto­mat­ic pro­grams and man­u­al set­ting of the oper­at­ing mode, includ­ing a timer. This allows you to choose the best option for any type of fab­ric — whether it is damp sports­wear or wet bed­ding.

The reversible rota­tion of the drum, the heat pump and the humid­i­ty con­trol sys­tem also have a pos­i­tive effect on the qual­i­ty of dry­ing. Goren­je received an elec­tron­ic con­trol sys­tem with a dis­play, sup­ports a delayed start option and has a child lock.


Candy GVS H10A2TCE-07

Very spa­cious dry­er
The Can­dy dry­er has impres­sive fea­tures, while not hav­ing the high­est price. The mod­el can be installed on the lid of a front-load­ing wash­ing machine.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Large capac­i­ty;
  • Removal of aller­gens;
  • Timer;
  • Heat pump;
  • Humid­i­ty con­trol;
  • Con­nec­tion with a smart­phone.

The main advan­tage of the Can­dy mod­el is a capa­cious drum in which you can dry up to 10 kg of laun­dry. The machine has 16 auto­mat­ic modes, includ­ing “down prod­ucts”, “tow­els”, “blend­ed fab­rics”, “removal of aller­gens” and oth­ers. It also allows you to man­u­al­ly adjust the dura­tion of the work.

The equip­ment is equipped with a heat pump, which pro­vides eco­nom­i­cal con­sump­tion of elec­tric­i­ty. Ener­gy class A++. The humid­i­ty sen­sor increas­es the effi­cien­cy of the dry­er, and the con­nec­tion to a smart­phone allows diag­nos­tics via a spe­cial appli­ca­tion.


Samsung DV 90K 6000 CW

Con­ve­nient and eco­nom­i­cal
The Sam­sung dry­er, which is quite large in itself, is equipped with a capa­cious drum and can even­ly dry up to 9 kg of laun­dry.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Con­nect­ing to a smart­phone;
  • Heat pump;
  • Prof­itabil­i­ty;
  • Crease pro­tec­tion;
  • Con­den­sa­tion indi­ca­tor.

The state-of-the-art clothes dry­er is able to con­nect to a smart­phone, which can be used to diag­nose the con­di­tion of the equip­ment. The mod­el is equipped with a heat pump that uses a refrig­er­ant, thanks to which its ener­gy effi­cien­cy class turned out to be at a decent “A” lev­el.

The dry­er is equipped with an anti-crease sys­tem. The drum has inter­nal illu­mi­na­tion. There is also a delayed start option. The machine is equipped with indi­ca­tors show­ing the lev­el of fill­ing of the con­den­sate tank and fluff fil­ter.

What it is?

A dry­er is a device that allows you to dry washed items under the action of jets of hot air with the abil­i­ty to select the degree of dry­ing and even fla­vor­ing in some mod­els.

Wash­ing machines and dry­ers are out­ward­ly indis­tin­guish­able. Among the main details: a case, a round­ed glass or plas­tic hatch, a drum, a set of but­tons and a timer.

Dry­ers are usu­al­ly pro­duced with a drum capac­i­ty of more than 80 liters. Such a device holds 8 kg of raw laun­dry, which allows you to dry the entire vol­ume of washed clothes at a time.

The drum is slow­er than in a wash­ing machine, at about 100 rpm. So, ini­tial­ly wet things do not stick togeth­er and do not tan­gle with each oth­er, but are qual­i­ta­tive­ly ven­ti­lat­ed with jets of heat­ed air. The water remain­ing after dry­ing is tak­en into the con­denser or removed into the air duct.

The degree of dry­ing is set using the pro­grams includ­ed in the device inter­face. Inten­sive mode allows you to get dry clothes in less than an hour, but is fraught with shrink­age of clothes. Gen­tle dry­ing takes longer, but is suit­able for things from whim­si­cal fab­rics. If you are going to iron clothes, then a set­ting that leaves things slight­ly damp is suit­able for you. You can also set the dry­ing time or adjust the tem­per­a­ture accord­ing to the type of fab­ric.

The best premium dryers

Expen­sive dry­ers are dis­tin­guished not only by high func­tion­al­i­ty, but also by reli­a­bil­i­ty. They are made of high-qual­i­ty and durable parts, have a high degree of ener­gy effi­cien­cy, allow­ing you to save resources.


Kuppersbusch TD 1940.0AT

Ful­ly auto­mat­ed
The high price of the Kup­pers­busch dry­er is more than off­set by the effi­cien­cy and func­tion­al­i­ty of this mod­el.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Self clean­ing;
  • Heat pump;
  • Many modes of oper­a­tion;
  • Wide dis­play;
  • Long delayed start accord­ing to the sched­ule;
  • Wide instal­la­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties;
  • There is a dry­ing bas­ket.

The dry­er is equipped with a Heat Pump sys­tem and Auto­clean self-clean­ing tech­nol­o­gy. This makes it eco­nom­i­cal and prac­ti­cal to use. The mod­el has an elec­tron­ic con­trol sys­tem, and is also equipped with a wide dig­i­tal dis­play with a diag­o­nal of 4.3 inch­es.

Both stan­dard and unique pro­grams are pro­vid­ed here: for exam­ple, “antibac­te­r­i­al treat­ment”, “pollen removal”, “express dry­ing”, “fresh­en­er”. Delayed start allows you to con­fig­ure auto­mat­ic acti­va­tion accord­ing to a sched­ule for up to 7 days.

The drum, which can hold 1–8 kg of laun­dry, is equipped with a back­light. Includ­ed with the machine is a bas­ket for dry­ing del­i­cate items and sports shoes. The door can be hung on the right and left side, and the mod­el itself is suit­able for instal­la­tion in a col­umn.


V‑Zug Adora TSQL WP re

Most Ener­gy Effi­cient
The rel­a­tive­ly low noise lev­el of 62 dB and the ver­sa­til­i­ty of the V‑Zug Ado­ra dry­er make it a very prac­ti­cal piece of equip­ment.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • A large num­ber of oper­at­ing modes;
  • Reverse;
  • Prof­itabil­i­ty;
  • Easy iron­ing;
  • Pos­si­bil­i­ty of par­tial embed­ding.

The con­dens­ing machine has the high­est ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A +++, which is quite rare for such equip­ment. It is equipped with 27 auto­mat­ic pro­grams that allow you to choose the opti­mal oper­at­ing mode for any task. Among them is about, dry­ing down prod­ucts, a pro­gram for tow­els, chil­dren’s clothes, “easy iron­ing”.

Increas­es the effi­cien­cy of the dry­er with a reversible drum that ensures uni­form air dis­tri­b­u­tion. The mod­el is suit­able for par­tial embed­ding, instal­la­tion under the coun­ter­top or on top of the wash­ing machine.



Instal­la­tion in any way
The AEG dry­er is func­tion­al and con­ve­nient, and at the same time it does not have the high­est price, although it belongs to the TOP seg­ment.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Auto­mat­ic and man­u­al modes;
  • Humid­i­ty con­trol;
  • Elec­tron­ic con­trol;
  • capac­i­ty;
  • Reverse rota­tion.

The AEG dry­er is suit­able for col­umn, under counter and par­tial recessed instal­la­tion. It has 10 auto­mat­ic work pro­grams and pro­vides the abil­i­ty to man­u­al­ly adjust the modes.

The mod­el is equipped with humid­i­ty lev­el sen­sors, which allows the unit to auto­mat­i­cal­ly select the dry­ing time for any item — up to pil­lows and blan­kets.

The vol­ume of the drum is 118 liters and can hold up to 8 kg of laun­dry. Thanks to the reverse rota­tion, it dries even­ly on all sides. The spe­cial struc­ture of the walls pre­vents strong creas­ing of the fab­ric, and the block­ing of the elec­tron­ic con­trol pan­el pro­tects the equip­ment from chil­dren.


Miele TWJ660WP

smart tech­nol­o­gy
Miele appli­ances, although con­sid­ered expen­sive, are of high qual­i­ty, advanced func­tion­al­i­ty and, most impor­tant­ly, reli­a­bil­i­ty.

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Rea­sons to buy:

  • Eco­nom­i­cal work;
  • Pro­tect­ed heat exchang­er;
  • A large num­ber of modes;
  • Arom­a­ti­za­tion sys­tem;
  • Abil­i­ty to con­nect to a smart home sys­tem.

A mod­el with a heat pump can dry from 1 to 9 kg of laun­dry per cycle. The machine offers as many as 18 modes, includ­ing for mixed loads, del­i­cate silks, out­er­wear and even pil­lows. There is a pro­gram for impreg­nat­ing things with water-repel­lent agents and auto­mat­ic pro­tec­tion against creas­ing of linen that they did not have time to pull out of the drum.

The heat exchang­er at Miele is pro­tect­ed by two fil­ters, which exclude its grad­ual con­t­a­m­i­na­tion with fluff, which will save on main­te­nance of the machine.

An inter­est­ing solu­tion is the use of two dif­fer­ent fra­grances for linen with the abil­i­ty to quick­ly switch between them. How­ev­er, this func­tion is much more use­ful if you pour a fab­ric impreg­na­tion agent into one of the com­part­ments.

Own­ers of a smart Miele wash­ing machine will be able to pro­gram­mat­i­cal­ly com­bine both machines into a sin­gle net­work so that after wash­ing infor­ma­tion about things is auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­ferred to the dry­er, and it can choose the best mode for them.

Placement methods

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The dry­er and wash­ing machine togeth­er form a tan­dem that will save you a lot of time and space. They should be placed close to each oth­er so that one process eas­i­ly pass­es into anoth­er. One of the options is a sep­a­rate room, such as a laun­dry room, which will house both devices, as well as store deter­gents, gels and var­i­ous con­di­tion­ers. If you put an iron­ing board with an iron, it will be per­fect. The con­ve­nience in this is unde­ni­able, after fin­ish­ing wash­ing, you can sim­ply move the laun­dry in one motion to the dry­er, from the dry­er either to the clos­et or to iron­ing.

Ide­al­ly, it is nec­es­sary to place a dry­er and a wash­ing machine near­by, so that after wash­ing imme­di­ate­ly, so to speak, with­out leav­ing the cash reg­is­ter, put the laun­dry to dry. If the size of the bath­room allows, you can put the devices with­in walk­ing dis­tance, and if this is not an option, there are dry­ers that can be mount­ed above the wash­ing machine — this is called col­umn instal­la­tion. Only in this case, the wash­ing machine must be front-load­ing, oth­er­wise it will not be pos­si­ble to wash, since it will be impos­si­ble to load the laun­dry into the wash. For those dry­ers that are light­weight, there is the pos­si­bil­i­ty of mount­ing on the wall.

It is quite pos­si­ble to install a dry­er away from the wash­ing machine, in a sep­a­rate room, for exam­ple, in a pantry. Speak­ing about the dimen­sions, one can­not fail to note the fact that the max­i­mum load of the dry­er should not be low­er than the max­i­mum load of the wash­ing machine, oth­er­wise it will not be pos­si­ble to dry all the washed laun­dry at a time.

Is a dryer really necessary?

Dry­ers are a prac­ti­cal and use­ful solu­tion for the home, which today is unde­served­ly under­es­ti­mat­ed by users. Accord­ing to Ros­stat, only 2 out of 100 fam­i­lies have this type of equip­ment.

How­ev­er, dry­ing units not only speed up the process of dry­ing laun­dry. They make things soft, facil­i­tate fur­ther iron­ing or com­plete­ly exclude it, remove wool from fab­rics, and remove aller­gens.

And some­times such a tech­nique even saves space, elim­i­nat­ing the need to install a fold­ing home dry­er, which occu­pies at least 2 square meters. m usable area. For such a unit, it is not nec­es­sary to look for a sep­a­rate place, because many mod­els are installed in a col­umn on top of the wash­ing machine or under the coun­ter­top.

Yes, they con­sume elec­tric­i­ty, and twice as much as wash­ing machines, but they allow you to save on buy­ing fab­ric soft­en­ers and using an iron.

How to choose a dryer

The first thing to do is to decide on the instal­la­tion loca­tion. It depends on this, which type of equip­ment accord­ing to the type of instal­la­tion and type of dry­ing you need to choose. In fact, the dry­er can be placed in any heat­ed room, the main thing is access to an elec­tri­cal out­let. Many mod­els do not even require con­nec­tion to sew­er­age, ven­ti­la­tion and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

Dry­ers are free­stand­ing and built-in. But the lat­ter type is more cor­rect­ly called semi-embed­ded, since they can be mount­ed under the coun­ter­top.

Hav­ing stud­ied the range of lead­ing mar­ket­places in Rus­sia, we man­aged to find only one ful­ly built-in design. But almost all mod­els of dry­ers can be installed in a col­umn with wash­ing machines through spe­cial adapters.

Design and dimensions

Most dry­ers are drum type. Visu­al­ly, they look like wash­ing machines. The only dif­fer­ence is that the inner walls of the drum here have a smooth sur­face, and the far front one is per­fo­rat­ed. These units are rel­a­tive­ly com­pact, suit­able for col­umn mount­ing and offer a wide range of func­tions.

Dry­ers are sim­i­lar in size to wash­ing machines. The stan­dard width is 55–60 cm. If the equip­ment is installed in a col­umn, its dimen­sions must cor­re­spond to the wash­er. Some mod­els have reduced dimen­sions — 42 cm wide (as a rule, these are vari­a­tions not with frontal, but with ver­ti­cal load­ing). The choice of such machines is lim­it­ed, the instal­la­tion method is only solo.

Next steps:

  1. Choose the right type of dry­ing — ven­ti­la­tion, con­dens­ing or with a heat pump.
  2. Check out the tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions – pow­er, ener­gy effi­cien­cy, capac­i­ty.
  3. Deter­mine the list of required pro­grams and addi­tion­al options.

The more options in the dry­er, the high­er its price, so buy­ing the most func­tion­al mod­el with a large num­ber of oper­at­ing modes is not always jus­ti­fied.

Types of drying

Ventilation dryers

They work on the prin­ci­ple of blow­ing mois­ture, and the liq­uid extract­ed from the laun­dry is dis­charged through a tube. Such machines are installed next to the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem, although some “home crafts­men” bring drainage out of a win­dow or win­dow into the street.

Dry­ing of clothes hap­pens thanks to the stream of warm air forced by the fan. Such machines are equipped with a pow­er­ful motor, since the air blow­er and the water drainage sys­tem require a lot of resources.

Condensing dryers

Laun­dry is dried by liq­uid con­den­sa­tion. Warm air, tak­ing mois­ture from things, cools down and descends into the low­er part of the case, where the heat­ing ele­ment is locat­ed.

From the tem­per­a­ture dif­fer­ence, water con­dens­es, set­tles on the walls of the tank and flows into the tank, which can be cleaned man­u­al­ly. This prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion allows you to place the unit in any part of the house. Some mod­els of dry­ers are con­nect­ed to the sew­er, into which water is drained auto­mat­i­cal­ly.

Heat pump machines

An advanced type of con­denser dry­er is the heat pump mod­el. A cool­ing cir­cuit has been added to the design of the equip­ment, sim­i­lar in func­tion­al­i­ty to that used in refrig­er­a­tors.

Thanks to this mod­ern­iza­tion, the air in the dry­ers cools faster, and con­den­sa­tion forms more inten­sive­ly. The dry­ing cycle itself is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced.

At first glance, it may seem that such dry­ers con­sume more elec­tric­i­ty, but in fact every­thing turns out exact­ly the oppo­site. The cool­ing cir­cuit works simul­ta­ne­ous­ly in two direc­tions: it forces the air from the drum to cool and heats the next por­tion sup­plied to the laun­dry.

Com­par­i­son of dif­fer­ent types of dry­ers
Ven­ti­la­tion Con­den­sa­tion with heat pump
  • econ­o­my
  • great work­ing resource
  • ease of use
  • high ener­gy effi­cien­cy
  • unde­mand­ing to the place of instal­la­tion
  • vari­ety of mod­els
  • max­i­mum ener­gy effi­cien­cy
  • quick dry­ing laun­dry
  • com­plex instal­la­tion
  • instal­la­tion only near ven­ti­la­tion
  • the need to man­u­al­ly pour out water if there is no drainage sys­tem

Operating modes

Bud­get mod­els of dry­ers have basic modes of oper­a­tion in the amount of 4–7 pieces. More func­tion­al ones are able to offer 25 or even more. These can be auto­mat­ic pro­grams designed for a cer­tain type of fab­ric or resid­ual mois­ture lev­el, or man­u­al dry­ing time set­tings.

Modes for different types of fabric

Dif­fer­ent fab­rics require a dif­fer­ent approach to dry­ing. In order not to overdry the laun­dry (or, con­verse­ly, under­dry), it is worth using a spe­cial pro­gram. For exam­ple:

  • cot­ton;
  • syn­thet­ics;
  • wool;
  • del­i­cate fab­rics;
  • down prod­ucts;
  • mixed linen.

Every­thing is extreme­ly sim­ple here. If there is no knowl­edge of how to man­u­al­ly set the opti­mal time and inten­si­ty of dry­ing, it is enough to deter­mine the type of fab­ric and turn on the appro­pri­ate mode.

In addi­tion to the type of fab­ric, you can select modes for cer­tain clothes. The most com­mon modes are: “shirts”, “jeans” and “sports­wear”. The tum­ble dry­er selects a pro­gram suit­able for the par­tic­u­lar type of gar­ment.

Residual moisture options

The dry­er will stop when the mois­ture lev­el of the laun­dry reach­es the set lev­el. It can be set direct­ly as a per­cent­age or as sep­a­rate modes:

  • “into the cup­board” — means that the laun­dry will be com­plete­ly dry, it can be put on right away or fold­ed into the clos­et.
  • “under the iron” – the machine will leave a small per­cent­age of mois­ture for fur­ther iron­ing, so that you do not have to use a spray gun or the steam option in the iron.
  • “light blow” — the mode is rel­e­vant for del­i­cate fab­rics: chif­fon, silk, satin, organ­za and the like.

Some mod­els have a “very dry” mode, which is suit­able for clothes that take a long time to dry or for clothes that have been washed by hand or with­out spin­ning in a wash­ing machine.

Additional Modes

Advanced mod­els are equipped with modes that fur­ther expand their func­tion­al­i­ty.

Crease pro­tec­tion For 3 hours or until the door is opened after the end of the dry­ing cycle, the machine rotates the drum peri­od­i­cal­ly to pre­vent wrin­kling of dry clothes
Steam Smooth­ing The dry laun­dry drum is irri­gat­ed with water, which, when heat­ed, turns into steam and smoothes the fab­ric.
Air­ing Used for clean items that have acquired an unpleas­ant odor after long-term stor­age in the clos­et.
Speed ​​dry­ing Pro­gram for emer­gency dry­ing of laun­dry by increas­ing the air tem­per­a­ture and the drum speed
Cool­ing Laun­dry is blown with cold air at the end of the cycle
Load Deter­mi­na­tion The machine will auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjust the required inten­si­ty and dry­ing time based on the weight of the laun­dry.
Anti-aller­gic treat­ment Removes pollen from fab­ric

Also, some mod­els may have addi­tion­al options.

Drum light­ing allows you to mon­i­tor the dry­ing process and the con­di­tion of the laun­dry through the door.

Delayed start allows you to con­fig­ure the auto­mat­ic start of work at any con­ve­nient time.

Bas­ket for thingsthat do not tol­er­ate strong tor­sion in the drum (shoes, soft toys, sweaters made of nat­ur­al wool). In the bas­ket, they are fixed inside the drum.

Reverse drum rota­tion speeds up dry­ing and less wrin­kling of fab­rics.

Built-in aro­ma cap­sule allows you to scent the laun­dry.

Pan­el lock sys­tem man­age­ment pro­tects the tum­ble dry­er from chil­dren and acci­den­tal­ly chang­ing set­tings.


High ener­gy con­sump­tion is one of the main argu­ments against dry­ers. In their opin­ion, they not only take up a lot of space, but also increase elec­tric­i­ty bills. How­ev­er, hav­ing stud­ied the reviews of var­i­ous mod­els of dry­ers on pop­u­lar price aggre­ga­tors, we did not find any com­plaints that their bud­get was bad­ly affect­ed by the pur­chase of such “uneco­nom­i­cal” equip­ment.

Elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion dry­ers are high­er than wash­ing machines, but it can­not be con­sid­ered crit­i­cal. If this fac­tor is impor­tant for the fam­i­ly, it is worth pay­ing atten­tion to the ener­gy effi­cien­cy indi­ca­tor. It is indi­cat­ed in Latin let­ters from A to D, where “A” is eco­nom­i­cal con­sump­tion, and “D” is not. Also in the pass­port for the dry­er, you can find a spe­cif­ic fig­ure, how many kilo­watts a par­tic­u­lar mod­el con­sumes per year.

The fol­low­ing fac­tors will help to increase the ener­gy effi­cien­cy of equip­ment:

  • cor­rect choice of oper­at­ing mode;
  • load of linen in a vol­ume not exceed­ing the max­i­mum allow­able (or bet­ter — less than stat­ed);
  • the use of dry­er balls placed in the drum — they reduce the dry­ing cycle in time by up to 25%;
  • use of heat pump dry­ers.

Anoth­er indi­ca­tor of the effi­cien­cy of dry­ers — dry­ing class. It is also marked with let­ters, as well as ener­gy effi­cien­cy. The high­est is “A”, but it is rare, most often it is the indi­ca­tor “B”.

Recent­ly, how­ev­er, man­u­fac­tur­ers have begun to aban­don this char­ac­ter­is­tic, since the effi­cien­cy of the dry­er is not expressed in the max­i­mum dry­ing of the laun­dry from mois­ture in the short­est pos­si­ble time (which is the basis for deter­min­ing the dry­ing class), but in dry­ing to a lev­el that is set by the user.

But con­den­sa­tion class — a more use­ful indi­ca­tor for choos­ing a dry­er. Dur­ing dry­ing, not all mois­ture is removed to the tank, ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem or sew­er­age — some enters the room, which leads to an increase in humid­i­ty in it and the for­ma­tion of mold.

The con­den­sa­tion class is marked on the same prin­ci­ple as the dry­ing and ener­gy effi­cien­cy class­es. And here, too, the best val­ue is the let­ter “A”.

Equipment types

Before decid­ing which clothes dry­er to choose, you need to know that there are three types of appli­ances.

  • Dry­ing cab­i­net. Tex­tiles are placed on shelves or hung on brack­ets. When the equip­ment is turned on, warm air is blown. The height of the shelves and their loca­tion is adjustable. It is pos­si­ble to dry shoes. They pro­duce two- and one-sec­tion mod­els. The main draw­back is the sig­nif­i­cant size. After the dry­ing cab­i­net, laun­dry does not need to be ironed if it is hung on a coat hang­er.
  • Drum dry­er. A unit in the drum of which wet tex­tiles are laid out. If nec­es­sary, shelves are insert­ed under del­i­cate prod­ucts or shoes. The con­tents of the drum are blown with a warm air stream, brought to the desired degree of humid­i­ty. There are sev­er­al oper­at­ing modes. The dimen­sions of the device are com­pa­ra­ble to wash­ing machines.
  • Wash­ing and dry­ing appli­ances. After the wash cycle, the con­tents are removed from the drum. About half is laid back. Then the dry­ing cycle starts. Mode selec­tion is not pro­vid­ed. The advan­tage of the unit is its ver­sa­til­i­ty. A minus can be con­sid­ered a small­er load than when wash­ing.

Of the three options, the sec­ond is con­sid­ered the best for gen­tle care. Using drum dry­ing, you can choose the opti­mal mode for each type of fab­ric. This is impor­tant for cloth­ing and home tex­tiles. The gen­er­al dry­ing con­di­tions for dif­fer­ent types of mate­ri­als spoil them. You need to think about this when deter­min­ing how to choose a wash­er-dry­er. In addi­tion, the lat­ter will spend much more elec­tric­i­ty. Its capac­i­ty is small and it will take two cycles to dry what a drum will do in one.

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How much do automatic dryers cost?

The price of dry­ers is affect­ed by the type of dry­ing, the num­ber of modes and addi­tion­al options, as well as the pop­u­lar­i­ty of the man­u­fac­tur­er.

Budget models

Prices for dry­ers this year start at 17,000 rubles. For this amount, you can buy minia­ture mod­els with a load of 3–4 kg. More capa­cious and func­tion­al devices are already in the range of 20–30 thou­sand rubles.

The range of bud­get dry­ers is rep­re­sent­ed by equip­ment from Winia, Can­dy, Inde­sit. These mod­els have a stan­dard set of modes. Com­pared to more expen­sive units, they con­sume more elec­tric­i­ty and have a worse con­den­sa­tion class. Accord­ing to the type of dry­ing, they are rep­re­sent­ed by devices of ven­ti­la­tion and con­den­sa­tion type.

Average price category

Dry­ers from 30 to 50 thou­sand rubles are rep­re­sent­ed by a wide vari­ety of mod­els from Beko, Elec­trolux, Sam­sung and oth­er well-known man­u­fac­tur­ers.

They have an opti­mal ratio of price and func­tion­al­i­ty, many are equipped with addi­tion­al modes and options. The empha­sis in the seg­ment is on con­denser type dry­ers.

Expensive cars

Appli­ances from 50 to 100 thou­sand rubles are ener­gy-effi­cient dry­ers, most of which are equipped with a heat pump. The range is rep­re­sent­ed by equip­ment from Asko, Goren­je, Bosch and oth­er brands.

The high price of equip­ment is jus­ti­fied by advanced func­tion­al­i­ty, elec­tron­ic con­trol with a dig­i­tal dis­play and addi­tion­al options, for exam­ple, a sen­sor for con­trol­ling the lev­el of humid­i­ty in the room, inte­ri­or light­ing. Also, expen­sive machines are dis­tin­guished by a reduced noise lev­el.

Premium class

Over 100 thou­sand rubles are dry­ers from man­u­fac­tur­ers such as AEG, V‑ZUG, Miele, Kup­pers­busch. All mod­els have a heat pump and dig­i­tal con­trol. Many inter­face with smart­phones, con­nect to the “smart home” sys­tem.

Almost every mod­el in this seg­ment is dis­tin­guished by its unique tech­nol­o­gy, such as a spe­cial shape of the drum, the option of antibac­te­r­i­al treat­ment of linen, fra­grance, noise reduc­tion sys­tem, etc.

Advantages and disadvantages of a clothes dryer

Any house­hold appli­ances are con­sid­ered an excel­lent assis­tant in every home. There­fore, it has both advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages. It is based on these fac­tors that it is nec­es­sary to make a choice of a dry­er.

  • Quick­ly and reli­ably dries clothes with­out the risk of dam­ag­ing the fab­ric.
  • After pro­cess­ing in the dry­er, the clothes become almost dry, so they can be ironed imme­di­ate­ly.
  • Things do not dry out, do not sit down, as is often observed with street ven­ti­la­tion.
  • Often the machine inde­pen­dent­ly selects the dry­ing mode.
  • It becomes opti­mal to refresh things with­out wash­ing — just rinse things and start the dry­ing mode.
  • Oper­a­tions are suit­able for any mate­r­i­al tex­ture: from thick out­er­wear to del­i­cate under­wear.

Regard­less of the mod­el, each dry­er has a built-in fil­ter that traps dust par­ti­cles, small debris and lint from clothes. Accord­ing­ly, the linen will acquire an attrac­tive appear­ance.

The dis­ad­van­tages of this house­hold appli­ances include the fol­low­ing fac­tors:

  • Mul­ti­func­tion­al units are over­priced, so they are not avail­able for every con­sumer.
  • The dry­er requires space to install. There­fore, if your house already has a wash­ing machine, you will also have to choose a niche for the intro­duc­tion of addi­tion­al equip­ment.
  • The wrong choice of pro­gram can lead to dis­as­trous con­se­quences regard­ing cloth­ing.
  • The dry­er does not solve all prob­lems, for exam­ple, over­all items (jack­ets, coats, work clothes) will not be ful­ly processed.

When putting things with an inter­est­ing pat­tern in the dry­er, you should remem­ber that they require an indi­vid­ual approach to iron­ing, so it may be bet­ter to hang them on hang­ers.


Nev­er over­load the dry­er — at best, it will not cope with its tasks, at worst, the work­ing mech­a­nism will burn out. Be sure to keep an eye on the capac­i­ty para­me­ter.

Frequently asked Questions

Is there a noticeable difference in energy consumption classes?

Very pal­pa­ble. Mod­els of class A ++ (by old stan­dards) con­sume half as much elec­tric­i­ty as cat­e­go­ry B dry­ers, and 70% less than D. Rough­ly speak­ing, every sec­ond or third cycle you will run “for free” if you choose an ener­gy effi­cient unit.

How to determine the size of the dryer?

Mod­ern mod­els for 8–10 kg of wet laun­dry are suit­able for a fam­i­ly of 4–5 peo­ple. It is also con­ve­nient to dry bed linen, blan­kets, tow­els and out­er­wear in large drums. If you have a rare oper­a­tion of the device or load­ing a small amount of things, it is bet­ter to choose a machine for 5–6 kg.

Which brand is better?

The lead­ers in this mar­ket are the lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of house­hold appli­ances: Sam­sung, Whirlpool, Goren­je, Bosch, Elec­trolux, AEG, LG. Behind them is a long-term guar­an­tee of qual­i­ty and high func­tion­al­i­ty of prod­ucts.

Main technical characteristics

Those who have heard about the ener­gy effi­cien­cy class­es of house­hold appli­ances know that there are sev­en of them in total, and they are des­ig­nat­ed in Latin let­ters from A +++ to E. The high­est class is A +++, and the low­est is E. The high­er the class, the more you will save mon­ey on the oper­a­tion of the device.

Now many man­u­fac­tur­ers are pro­duc­ing dry­ers with ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A. They are more expen­sive than those labeled B or C, but soon pay for them­selves by reduc­ing ener­gy con­sump­tion.