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.

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. For a household of 3 or 4 people, we recommend dryers with 8 kg fill weight. Most clothes dryers have 8 kg fill weight.
  3. For a household of 5 or more people, we recommend at least 9 kg.

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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!

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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.

Condensate drain

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.

Energy class

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.

Drying programs

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.

Build quality

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

Dryer for 1 person assortment

Maytag MEDX655DW |

Maytag MEDX655DW

$1,197.00
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...
Whirlpool WGD4950HW |

Whirlpool WGD4950HW

$1,082.00
The Whirlpool WGD4950HW is a top load matching gas drier with a large capacity of 7.0 cu. ft. It includes 14 unique wash cycles for your every drying need. Featuring amazing Whirlpool features like the AutoDry™ Drying System and the...
Electrolux ELFE7637AW |

Electrolux ELFE7637AW

$724.00
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,...
GE GFV55ESSNWW |

GE GFV55ESSNWW

$1,062.00
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...
Whirlpool WED5000DW |

Whirlpool WED5000DW

$801.00
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...
Whirlpool WED4950HW |

Whirlpool WED4950HW

$968.00
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

$880.00
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 WGD6120HW |

Whirlpool WGD6120HW

$788.00
The Whirlpool WGD6120HW is a top load matching gas dryer that can handle up to 7.4 cu. ft. of laundry every load, so you can get ride of piles and piles of laundry quickly. It features a whopping 35 dry...
Maytag MED6230HW |

Maytag MED6230HW

$743.00
The Maytag MED6230HW is a handsome top lop matching electric dryer that comes with a large capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. Enjoy 11 separate dry cycles to cover just about every laundry setting you need. Choose your favorite settings and...
GE GFD65GSPNSN |

GE GFD65GSPNSN

$733.00
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...
GE GTD42GASJWW |

GE GTD42GASJWW

$1,132.00
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...
GE GTD72EBPNDG |

GE GTD72EBPNDG

$806.00
Say hello to the GE GTD72EBPNDG. This top load matching electric dryer has a modern look encased in a gray metal body. The total maximum capacity is quite large at 7.4 cu. ft., so don’t have to go to the...
GE GTD45EASJWS |

GE GTD45EASJWS

$1,038.00
The GE GTD45EASJWS is the perfect electric drier you’ve been looking for. This top load matching drier has a total maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft. so it can take on piles and piles of laundry quickly. Choose from four...
Maytag MEDC465HW |

Maytag MEDC465HW

$1,216.00
Get a great dryer to accompany your washer with the Maytag electric drier model number MEDC465HW. This front load matching drier has a large capacity of 7 cu. ft., allowing you to dry your biggest loads. With 12 dry cycles,...
LG DLE7300WE |

LG DLE7300WE

$1,019.00
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....
Amana NED4655EW |

Amana NED4655EW

$1,180.00
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...
GE GTD33GASKWW |

GE GTD33GASKWW

$1,098.00
If you are in the market for a dependable, no frills, gas dryer, then look no further than the GE GTD33GASKWW top load matching dryer. With a maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., fit in even the bulkiest of your...
GE GFD55GSSNWW |

GE GFD55GSSNWW

$924.00
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...
Whirlpool WGD7120HW |

Whirlpool WGD7120HW

$773.00
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...
GE GFD85GSPNRS |

GE GFD85GSPNRS

$1,086.00
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....
LG DLGX8101V |

LG DLGX8101V

$708.00
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...
Whirlpool WED4815EW |

Whirlpool WED4815EW

$1,207.00
Have a look at this dryer from Whirlpool. The Whirlpool WED4815EW top load matching electric dryer has a large maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft and features a total of 14 unique dry cycles for your every drying need. It...
Whirlpool WGD5620HW |

Whirlpool WGD5620HW

$1,202.00
The Whirlpool WGD5620HW is a front load matching gas dryer with a large maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. that allows you to dry more loads of laundry in less time. It features a whopping total of 36 dry cycles...
Maytag MED6200KW |

Maytag MED6200KW

$802.00
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...
Whirlpool WGD5000DW |

Whirlpool WGD5000DW

$1,114.00
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...
GE GFD85GSSNWW |

GE GFD85GSSNWW

$1,222.00
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...
GE GTD42EASJWW |

GE GTD42EASJWW

$1,080.00
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...
GE GTD72GBSNWS |

GE GTD72GBSNWS

$828.00
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...
GE GTD65EBSJWS |

GE GTD65EBSJWS

$981.00
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...
GE GTD33EASKWW |

GE GTD33EASKWW

$1,097.00
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...