Dryer 1 person
If you’re looking to buy a new clothes dryer, the fill weight is one of the most important specifications to keep an eye on – especially if you have a single-person household. This is because the fill weight indicates the size of the dryer and how many kg of laundry it can hold. Everything you need to know about clothes dryers for small households can be found in this article.
When is a dryer suitable for 1 person
Tip: if you need both a new washing machine and dryer, you can also look at a washer-dryer combination.
There are, of course, several specifications that you should look at to determine if a clothes dryer is right for you. But one of the most important features of a clothes dryer is its fill weight. The fill weight of a dryer indicates how many kilograms of laundry will fit in the drum. This is also called the capacity of the dryer. For a small household with 1 or 2 people, you soon run the risk that the dryer is too big. It is important that the fill weight of your dryer is in proportion to the size of your household, to keep washing and drying as economical and easy as possible. After all, with a dryer that is too big, you run the risk of having to save your laundry to get the drum full – which can be very annoying. Another option is to start the dryer with a half-empty load, but then the dryer uses more energy than it should. That’s not very environmentally friendly and not good for your energy costs either.
But exactly how much fill weight do you need? That’s a good question! We always recommend that you choose a dryer that has at least as much fill weight as your washing machine. That way, all your wet laundry will always fit in the dryer. Are you buying a new washer and dryer at the same time? Then we have the following recommendations.
- For a household of 1 or 2 people, we recommend a small dryer with a 6 kg or 7 kg fill weight. A clothes dryer with 6 kg will be hard to find, but 7 kg is fairly common.
- For a household of 3 or 4 people, we recommend dryers with 8 kg fill weight. Most clothes dryers have 8 kg fill weight.
- For a household of 5 or more people, we recommend at least 9 kg.
Best dryers for 1 person in 2022
Most clothes dryers have a fill weight of 8 kg, therefore it can sometimes be difficult to find a good clothes dryer that is small enough for you alone. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of the best dryers that fit 7 kg of laundry.
In making this selection, we looked at things like energy rating, noise level, options for ease of use, expected lifespan and customer reviews of a range of 7kg clothes dryers. These are the best clothes dryers for one in 2022!
The Whirlpool WED49STBW is the best dryer for 1 person of September 2022!
Buying a 7 kg tumble dryer; what to look out for
As we explained earlier, the fill weight of a new tumble dryer is very important, but there are other things that come into play as well. If you’re not so sure what to look for when buying a new dryer, you’ve come to the right place. The following tips will show you exactly what to consider.
Types of dryers
There are 3 different types of dryers; the (air) extractor dryer, the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer. Of these dryers, the vent dryer has the highest energy consumption, and the heat pump dryer is the most energy efficient. Heat pump dryers are generally more expensive to buy, but remember that they keep your energy costs a lot lower. That way, you’ll still end up being more economical with a heat pump dryer.
Dryers can drain water in different ways. The dryer leads the water with a drain hose to the outside, through a window or a hole in the wall. With both the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer, you have the choice between a tank that collects the water (a condensation tray that you have to empty a few times a week) or a drain hose that connects to the water outlet.
The heat pump dryer dries most economically, but then there can still be a difference in the energy consumption of 2 different heat pump dryers. To find out which dryer has the lowest energy consumption, look at the energy label. This tells you how energy efficient the dryer is. Dryers always fall between energy class A+++ and energy class B. The most energy efficient dryer is a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++, even though energy label A++ is also considered energy efficient.
Ease of use
The washing machine and dryer nowadays contain more and more options and features to make washing and drying as quick and easy as possible. Convenience options include a self-cleaning condenser, delayed start and control via an app. Do you think you will benefit from this? Then choose a dryer that features these options.
Just as your washing machine has different wash programs, clothes dryers also offer a variety of programs for different types of laundry. For example, there are special drying programs for wool, shirts, silk, baby clothes and towels. These programs ensure that your laundry dries perfectly and lasts longer. Almost all modern dryers have an eco-program, for extra energy-efficient drying.
The build quality of a dryer says something about its sturdiness and expected lifespan. Looking at the build quality, all dryers are divided into basic class, middle class and top class. If the build quality is not mentioned with a dryer, the brand and price can also be an indication of the build quality. According to the Consumers’ Association, these are the best brands for clothes dryers: Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung. These brands all have small clothes dryers with 7 kg fill weight in their range. Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung score less well according to the Consumers’ Association when it comes to value for money, because they are more expensive to buy. Brands that do score well in this category are Beko, Indesit and Zanussi. Zanussi also produces 7kg dryers