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.
When is a dryer suitable for 2 people or a couple
A clothes dryer for 2 people has a small fill weight
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!
The Whirlpool WED49STBW is the best dryer for 2 people of September 2022!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.