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Different types of dryer

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Airflow dryer, condenser dryer or heat pump dryer; which type of dryer is best for you? The difference between these different dryers is quite large. Think about the noise level and water drainage, but also how energy efficient they are in drying your laundry.
If you want a dryer that fits the needs of your household, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the different types of clothes dryers.

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The range of dryers is huge, stores and online shops are full of them! Therefore, you should compare several dryers with each other before you make your decision and choose a specific dryer. The prices of dryers vary widely. You can buy a new tumble dryer for as little as 250 euros, but is it really a good buy? And does it meet the requirements of you and your household?

The average clothes dryer has a range of specifications, including energy class, fill weight, hose or reservoir, and so on. You need to compare all these features in order to determine whether a particular dryer is the right one for you. Do you have trouble estimating exactly what you need? Read on!

Buying a tumble dryer - what to look out for

On average, clothes dryers last around 12 years. That is why you want to buy an appliance that meets your needs. Because you don’t often buy a new tumble dryer, and because the technology for these devices is developing at a rapid pace, you may not know what to look for. We are happy to help you with that! With the following tips, you will know exactly what type of dryer you should get!

Types of dryers

There are three types of dryers: the vent dryer, condenser dryer and heat pump dryer. Heat pump dryers are the most widely sold nowadays because they are the most energy efficient dryers. This is good for the environment, but it also keeps your energy costs down. Heat pump dryers are more expensive to buy, but because they are so energy-efficient, they are still usually the cheapest option when you need a new dryer. The condenser dryer uses more energy, and the drain dryer uses the most. The condenser dryer is still sold quite a lot, but the drain dryer is sold very little.

Condensate drain

When drying laundry, moist air is released. This moisture needs to be transported somewhere. The dryer leads the moist air with an exhaust hose to the outside through a window or a hole in the wall. With both the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer, you can choose between draining condensation through the water drain or storing it in a reservoir (also called a condensate pan). If you choose the latter, you don’t need an outlet hose for the condensate drain. You will just need to empty the condensate pan into the sink after drying. If you have a water drain in the room where your dryer will be placed, we recommend connecting it to the water drain with a drain hose. Then there is no need to empty the tank.

Energy class

Earlier we explained that the type of clothes dryer affects the energy consumption of the device. But even between two dryers of the same type, the energy consumption can vary. For this you look at the energy label. Energy-efficient clothes dryers have energy class A++ or energy class A+++. The lowest energy label that clothes dryers in the Netherlands may have in energy class B. If you want the most energy efficient dryer, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++. This is the best choice for the environment, but ultimately also for your own wallet. Energy-efficient heat pump dryers are more expensive to buy, but because they use so little energy, you ultimately save money. If you choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++ you can save up to 75 euros per year on your energy costs – compared to a condenser dryer with energy label B.

Filling weight

The fill weight of a dryer indicates how much laundry will fit in the drum while it is drying. It is important that you choose a dryer that is proportionate in size to the size of your washing machine and household. Does your dryer have too little or too much fill weight? This makes washing less pleasant and you will use more energy than necessary. We therefore recommend that you buy a tumble dryer with the same filling weight as your washing machine. That way, you will always have a full drum when drying. Are you buying a new washer dryer and washing machine? Then take the following recommendations as an indication:

  1. For 1 or 2 people, a clothes dryer with 6 or 7 kg. Dryers rarely have 6 kg fill weight, but 7 kg is more common.
  2. For 3 or 4 people: a clothes dryer with 8 kg. Most clothes dryers have a filling weight of 8 kg.
  3. For 5 people or more: a clothes dryer with 9 kg or more. 9 kg fill weight is also common.

Noise level

The noise level of a clothes dryer indicates in decibels (dB) how loud the appliance is while drying. Almost all dryers are a lot quieter than the average washing machine, but the noise can still be perceived as disturbing. For example because your house has thin walls or you plan to dry at night. In terms of noise level, clothes dryers are divided into 3 categories: loud (67 dB or more), medium (65 dB or 66 dB) or quiet (64 dB or less). Most clothes dryers have sound levels of medium or quiet. Heat pump dryers most often fall under sound level quiet.

Ease of use

Dryers offer all sorts of features and options to make drying as easy as possible for you. For some, this is ‘unnecessary fuss’, but for others it saves a lot of work and time! You can think of features such as a self-cleaning condenser, operation via an app and an illuminated drum. Do you think you can benefit from this? Then choose a dryer with these features.

Build quality

The build quality of a dryer says something about the sturdiness and expected lifespan of the device. Looking at the build quality, all dryers are divided into basic, mid-range and top-range. If the build quality of a dryer is not mentioned, the price and brand can also give an indication. According to the Consumers’ Association, the best brands for clothes dryers are: Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung. These popular brands are generally more expensive to buy, so they score less well in terms of price-quality ratio. Brands that do score well in this category are Beko, Indesit and Zanussi.

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An energy-saving dryer has energy label A and uses less energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient dryer, you almost always recoup this investment.

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Of course, how much you want to pay for your dryer is entirely up to your budget. A more expensive dryer will almost always have a longer life than a cheaper one.

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The GE GFV55ESSNWW is an electric drier with a large maximum capacity of 7.8 cu. ft., so you can do more laundry is less loads. It features 10 separate dry cycles ranging from delicates, to mixed loads to bulky items...


Introducing the GE GFD85GSSNWW front load matching gas drier. This machine has a total maximum, capacity of 7.8 cu. ft. to handle even your largest loads like comforters, beddings and jackets. Stack it on top of your GE washer or...


The GE GTD33EASKWW is a top load matching electric drier with a large maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft. Take out the complicated choices with 3 separate drying cycles including Cottons, Quick Fluff and Easy Care. With great features like...


GE model number GTD72EBSNWS is an electric, top load matching drier with a generous maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. to ensure it can handle even the biggest of your laundry loads. With 12 separate dry cycles ranging from delicates,...
Maytag MGDX655DW |

Maytag MGDX655DW

The Maytag MGDX655DW is a top load matching gas dryer that can handle up to 7.0 cu. ft. of laundry in every load. With 13 dry cycles, you can choose the most appropriate one for every kind of fabric. Save...
Whirlpool WED5000DW |

Whirlpool WED5000DW

The Whirlpool WED500DW is a no~nonsense top load matching electric dryer that comes with all the essentials without piling on features that you might not even need. With a large maximum capacity at 7.0 cu. ft., you can dry more...


If what you are looking for is a reliable, no frills, gas dryer, then look no further than the GE GTD42GASJWW top load matching dryer. With a maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., fit in even the bulkiest of your...


Welcome the GE GFD85GSPNRS front load matching gas dryer into your home. With a maximum capacity of 7.8 cu. ft., you can dry bulky items like beddings comfortably. 12 dryer cycles allow you to dry your clothes the right way....
Maytag MGD7230HW |

Maytag MGD7230HW

Get a great~looking dryer with the Maytag MGD7230HW top load matching gas dryer. The maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. lets you do more laundry in less loads. Enjoy 7 dry cycles to handle your every drying need. Choose steam~enhanced...
Amana NED4655EW |

Amana NED4655EW

The Amana NED4655EW is a timeless top load matching electric dryer that comes in a classic white color. The maximum capacity of 6.5 cu. ft. is enough to fit in big loads like bulky jackets, comforters and beddings. It comes...
Whirlpool WGD4815EW |

Whirlpool WGD4815EW

Say hello to the Whirlpool WGD4815EW. This top load matching gas drier can handle up to 5.9 cu. ft. of laundry each time. With 15 separate dry cycles, you can get through any type of laundry in a breeze: Auto...


The GE GTD65EBSJWS is a great electric dryer with an ample 7.4 cu. ft. maximum capacity. This top load matching dryer has 12 dry cycles and 4 heat selections to cover every laundry job. Preprogram more cycles according to your...
LG DLE7300WE |


The LG DLE7300WE is a top load matching electric dryer that comes with an ultra large capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. It features 8 separate dry cycles with 12 options to cover most drying settings you’ll need in daily life....


The GE GTD72GBSNWS is a top load matching, gas dryer which features a large maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. Watch the drying action with its glass door and find items quickly with the interior lighting. Featuring 12 separate dry...
Whirlpool WGD5000DW |

Whirlpool WGD5000DW

The Whirlpool WGD5000DW is a top load matching gas dryer with a large total maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft. It has a total of 13 different drying cycles which include delicates, jeans and more. Exclusive features include AccuDry™ Sensor...
Electrolux EFME627UIW |

Electrolux EFME627UIW

The Electrolux EFME627UIW is a front load matching electric dryer with a massive maximum capacity of 8.0 cu. ft., allowing you to take on piles and piles of laundry in less loads. It’s equipped with Perfect Steam™ for the extra...
Electrolux EFME627UTT |

Electrolux EFME627UTT

The Electrolux EFME627UTT is a front load matching electric drier with an attractive design. The ultra~large maximum capacity of 8.0 cu. ft. can handle large loads easily. Equipped with 9 dry cycles for ease of use. Release wrinkles with Perfect...
Maytag MED6200KW |

Maytag MED6200KW

The Maytag MED6200KW is a great top load matching electric dryer that comes with a maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft. At this capacity, you are able to fit in bulky items like beddings and comforters without any trouble. It...


The GE GTD72GBPNDG is a wonderful top load matching gas drier with a maximum load capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. It boasts a total of 12 unique dry cycles to help you get through any kind of laundry swiftly. The...
Whirlpool WED49STBW |

Whirlpool WED49STBW

The Whirlpool WED49STBW is a top load matching electric drier with a maximum load capacity of 7.0 cu. ft. The three specialized dry cycles include Timed Dry, Air Dry and AccuDry. The AccuDry sensor evenly dries every load. The Air...


Your new drier comes in the shape of the GE GTD42EASJWW, a top load matching electric drier with a huge maximum capacity at 7.2 cu. ft. It comes it a classic white color so it will look great in any...
Whirlpool WED4950HW |

Whirlpool WED4950HW

The Whirlpool WED4950HW is a top load matching electric dryer that is friendly on the budget. The maximum capacity of 7.0 is large enough to handle your family’s daily laundry needs and can fit bulky items like beddings without any...
Maytag MGDC465HW |

Maytag MGDC465HW

The Maytag MGDC465HW is a large capacity top load matching gas dryer that can hold up to 7 cu. ft. of laundry at one time. Enjoy plenty of choices with 12 unique dry cycles such as heavy duty and options...
Whirlpool WGD7120HW |

Whirlpool WGD7120HW

The Whirlpool WGD7120HW is a modern~looking gas dryer that would look great pair with a matching top~load washer. It has a big maximum capacity at 7.4 cu. ft. to ensure you can fit in even your largest loads. Enjoy up...
Electrolux ELFE7637AW |

Electrolux ELFE7637AW

The Electrolux ELFE7637AW is a front load matching electric drier featuring a massive 8.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity so you can spend less time on laundry. With Perfect Steam for more effective dirt removal. 11 dry cycle options include delicates,...
Maytag MGD5630HW |

Maytag MGD5630HW

The Maytag MGD5630HW is a front load matching gas dryer with a maximum capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. The large capacity allows you to wash bulky items like beddings and large jackets. It features 10 dry cycles to cover a...
Maytag MEDX655DW |

Maytag MEDX655DW

Maytag MEDX655DW is a machine that perfectly does what it must. This top load matching electric dryer has a maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft., so you can dry large loads in the comfort of your home. It’s equipped with...
LG DLGX8101V |


With a massive 9.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity, the LG DLGX8101V is the high~volume gas drier you’ve been looking for. With TrueSteam® Technology to practically help you skip ironing and 14 separate dry cycles to give you exactly what you...


The GE GFD55GSSNWW is a smart home enabled, front load matching gas dryer featuring a large maximum capacity of 7.8 cu. ft., enough to fit in large items like comforters. 10 different dry cycles are available for your choosing. The...


Find everything you are looking for in a gas drier with GE GFD65GSPNSN. This front load matching drier has can handle up to 7.8 cu. ft. of laundry in one go. The benefits of PowerSteam are sure to make your...