Dryer for 2 people or a couple

If you are just 2 people, you do not need a large clothes dryer. Drying with a half-empty drum is not very energy-efficient. We therefore recommend a dryer with a fill weight of 7 kg for a 2-person household. In this article you will read all about this type of dryer.

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When is a dryer suitable for 2 people or a couple

A clothes dryer for 2 people has a small fill weight

Whether you live with your partner or a roommate, 2 people generally do not need a large clothes dryer. If you want to know more about the size of a clothes dryer, look at the fill weight for this. The fill weight of a clothes dryer indicates how many pounds of laundry will fit in the drum per drying cycle. This is also called the capacity or drum capacity. For a household of 2 people, a clothes dryer will not easily be too small, but too large is a risk. It may not seem like a big deal at first, but the energy consumption of a large clothes dryer is higher. In addition, you will need more laundry for a full drum, so you may have to save your dirty laundry for longer. Drying with a half-empty drum is an option, but it a full dryer you get the most out of the energy cost of the drying program. Then you are probably wondering now how much fill weight a household of 2 people needs. First of all, we recommend looking at the fill weight of your washing machine for this. Choose a dryer with at least as much fill weight as your washing machine.

This way, all your wet laundry will always fit in the dryer. Are you going to buy a new dryer and a new washing machine? Look at the chart below to find out how much fill weight you will need:

  1. For a household with 1 or 2 people: a clothes dryer with 6 kg or 7 kg fill weight. It will be easier to find a washing machine with 6 kg fill weight than a tumble dryer. But 7 kg fill weight should not be a problem for a clothes dryer.
  2. For a family with 1 or 2 children: a clothes dryer with 8 kg fill weight. Most new clothes dryers have a fill weight of 8 kg.
  3. For a large family with 5 people or more: a clothes dryer with 9 kg or more. Tumble dryers with a 9 kg drum capacity are considered to be large dryers.

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The best dryer for 2 people or a couple

Best dryers for 2 persons or couple in 2022

Are you looking for the best clothes dryer suitable for a household of 2 people? In the list below you will find the best 7kg dryers of 2022. In making this selection, we looked first at the fill weight, of course.

Then we compared all 7kg dryers based on energy class, noise level, ease of use options, different drying programs, expected life and customer ratings. These dryers came out best in the test!

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Buying a clothes dryer for 2 people; our tips

When buying a new clothes dryer, one of the most important aspects is the capacity of the drum. This broadly determines whether the size of the appliance suits the size of your household. But of course, there are many other specifications that you should consider when buying a new clothes dryer. The following tips tell you exactly what to look out for.

Types of dryers

There are 3 different types of dryers; the air dryer, the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer. Of these types of dryers, the exhaust dryer has the highest energy consumption, and the heat pump dryer is the most energy efficient. Heat pump dryers are also generally more expensive to buy, but remember that they keep your energy costs a lot lower. That way, you’ll end up saving money with a heat pump dryer. And it’s better for the environment!

Condensate drain

The moisture that the dryer removes from your laundry has to go somewhere. There are several ways for dryers to do this. The extractor dryer leads the water with a discharge hose 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 reservoir that collects the water (a condensation pan that you have to empty a few times a week) or a drain hose that connects to the water outlet.

Energy class

Earlier we explained that the heat pump dryer is the most economical dryer. But then there can still be a difference in the energy consumption of 2 heat pump dryers. For this you look at the energy label of the device. This tells you exactly how energy efficient the dryer is. Dryers always fall between energy class A+++ and energy class B. For the most economical dryer, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++, even though energy class A++ is also considered energy efficient.

Noise level

The noise level of a clothes dryer indicates how quiet the device is while running drying programs. Dryers are almost always a lot quieter than the average washing machine, but if you plan to turn on the dryer at night, for example, it can still be nice to have a quiet dryer. The noise level of 7 kg dryers fall into 3 categories: loud, medium and quiet. Most 7 kg clothes dryers have noise level ‘medium’, producing 65 dB or 66 dB. Quiet dryers produce 64 dB or less.

Ease of use

Dryers today incorporate a host of technology to make it easier for you to dry your laundry. You can think of options such as a self-cleaning condenser, delayed start and control via an app. Do you think you can benefit from this? Make sure the dryer you choose has these options.

Drying programs

Just like your washing machine, tumble dryers offer all sorts of different programs for different types of laundry, such as wool, shirts, silk, baby clothes and towels. These programs ensure that your laundry dries perfectly and lasts as long as possible. Almost all modern clothes dryers have an eco-program, for an extra energy-efficient way of drying, and many also have special anti-allergy and extra drying programs.

Build quality

The build quality of a dryer says something about the sturdiness and expected life of the appliance. Looking at the build quality, all dryers are divided into basic class, middle class and top class. If the build quality is not mentioned for a dryer, you can also look at the price range and the brand. According to the Consumers’ Association, these are the best brands for clothes dryers: Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung. These brands are slightly more expensive, but they all have 7 kg clothes dryers 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 7 kg clothes dryers.

Dryer for 2 people or couple assortment

Maytag MGDX655DW |

Maytag MGDX655DW

$1,042.00
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

$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...
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...
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...
Whirlpool WED49STBW |

Whirlpool WED49STBW

$1,068.00
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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,...
Amana NGD4655EW |

Amana NGD4655EW

$1,113.00
Introducing the Amana NGD4655EW. This top load matching gas drier can handle up to 6.5 cu. ft. of laundry every load. It features 11 dry cycles to handle every kind of challenge you throw at it. This machine has exiting...
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....
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...
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 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...
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...
LG DLG7301WE |

LG DLG7301WE

$1,001.00
The LG DLG7301WE is a top load matching gas dryer with a large maximum capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. Equipped with 8 dry cycles, you can choose the best one for any type of load freely. It comes with lots...
GE GTD72EBSNWS |

GE GTD72EBSNWS

$1,010.00
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,...
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...
Electrolux EFME627UTT |

Electrolux EFME627UTT

$1,161.00
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...
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...
Whirlpool WGD4815EW |

Whirlpool WGD4815EW

$1,179.00
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...
GE GTD72GBPNDG |

GE GTD72GBPNDG

$1,159.00
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...
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....
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...
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...
GE GTD45GASJWS |

GE GTD45GASJWS

$1,118.00
The GE GTD45GASJWS is a top load matching gas dryer sitting at an affordable price point. The maximum capacity is quite large at 7.2 cu. ft., so you can do more laundry in less loads. It has 4 heat selections...
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...