Dryer for large family

If you have a large household, you need a dryer with a large fill weight. This means that you will always have a full load and can get the most out of your energy consumption! Find out all you need to know about tumble dryers for large households. You can also find out what the best 9kg dryers are in 2022.

 
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When is a dryer suitable for a large family

For a large family, a dryer with a minimum of 9 kg is appropriate

With a large family, there should be a large washing machine. These have more fill weight, which is also called the capacity of the washing machines, so you can wash more laundry at the same time – which is necessary if you need to have the clothes, towels and bedding of many people washed. Of course, you can also opt for a small washing machine, but then you will have to run a wash more often. The energy and water consumption per wash of a large washing machine is, on average, more than a small washing machine. However, a washing machine with a large drum, at least 9 kg, is the best choice for large families, because the washing machine will need to be used less often. That way, you save time and energy and water consumption. For that reason, we recommend large families with more than 2 children to look for a washing machine with a 9kg or 10kg wash weight. With a large washing machine, more laundry fits in the drum, so you only need to wash a few times a week.

In terms of wash weight for tumble dryers, we generally recommend that you have at least the same amount of wash weight as your washing machine. That way, you can always fit all your wet laundry into the dryer. Are you buying a new dryer and a new washing machine? Then we recommend the following load capacities per household:

  1. For a 1 or 2 person household: a 6kg or 7kg dryer. In general, you will find that a 7kg load is more common than a 6kg load. This is referred to as a small dryer.
  2. For a family with 1 or 2 children: a dryer with an 8kg filling weight. Most dryers sold today have 8 kg fill weight.
  3. Large families of 5 people or more: a dryer with 9 kg fill weight or more. Tumble dryers with a 9 kg drum capacity are considered to be large dryers.

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Find a Dryer for a large family by browsing our top 5 of 2022 or by doing our quick decision aid.

The best Dryer for a large family

Best dryers for a large family in 2022

Are you looking for the best new clothes dryer for a large household? In the list below, you’ll find our top 5 clothes dryers with a 9kg fill weight. These dryers are perfect for families with more than 2 children. When making this selection, we naturally looked at the maximum drum capacity first.

Then we compared the large clothes dryers based on the type of dryer (all models are heat pump dryers), energy label, different programs, noise level and build quality. This is how we came up with a list of the best large clothes dryers of 2022! We hope the perfect clothes dryer for your family is among them.

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Buying a large dryer; what to look out for

As we mentioned earlier, the fill weight is one of the most important aspects when buying a new clothes dryer. To save energy, but also for your own convenience, it is important to buy a dryer with a fill weight that is in proportion to the size of your family. But there are, of course, other aspects to consider when buying a new dryer. You can find out exactly what to look for in the following tips.

Type of dryer

There are different types of dryers, the air dryer, condenser dryer and heat pump dryer. The energy consumption of the air dryer is the highest of these, and the heat pump dryer is the most energy efficient. Heat pump dryers are often more expensive to buy, but on the other hand, they are much cheaper to operate because they use much less energy. Ultimately, you are therefore the cheapest with a heat pump dryer.

Condensate drain

All dryers must also get rid of moisture. It differs per type of dryer where it leads the water. The air dryer leads the water out through a hose through a window or a hole in the wall. For both the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer, you have the choice of a tank in which to collect the water (a condensation pan that you empty a few times a week) or a hose that connects to the water outlet.

Noise level

The noise level of a clothes dryer indicates how much noise the appliance produces while running its programs. All clothes dryers are a lot quieter than the average washing machine, but they still make noise. Therefore, clothes dryers are divided into 4 categories: loud, medium and quiet. Most clothes dryers for large families produce less than 65 dB and therefore fall under the noise level ‘quiet’.

Energy label

Earlier we explained that the type of dryer has a big influence on the energy consumption, but even between two heat pump dryers there can still be quite a difference. If you want to dry energy efficiently, look at the energy label. Dryers always fall between energy class A+++ to energy class B. For the most energy-efficient dryer, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++. A dryer with a good energy label is usually more expensive to buy, but you save money when you use it.

Ease of use

An average modern clothes dryer uses technology that makes washing and drying much easier for you. This includes features such as an illuminated drum, delayed start, control via an app and a self-cleaning condenser. Do you think you and your household would benefit from such technology? Then make sure your new dryer has these features.

Programs

Just like your washing machine, clothes dryers offer all kinds 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 longer. Some tumble dryers also have short programmes that last up to 40 minutes – which can be very useful for a large family that is often busy!

Build quality

Build quality can be an indication of the sturdiness and longevity of a clothes dryer. For this purpose, clothes dryers are divided into 3 categories: basic, mid-range and top-range. If not listed, you can also look at the price range and brand. Of course, an expensive A-brand dryer is not necessarily a good choice, but the brand and price can be an indication that the device is made with care and from good materials. According to the Consumers’ Association, these are the best brands for clothes dryers: Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung. In general, you pay more for these brands, so they score less well according to the Consumers’ Association when it comes to value for money. Brands that do score well in this category are Beko, Indesit and Zanussi.

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GE GTD33EASKWW

$1,097.00
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$802.00
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GE GTD42GASJWW

$1,132.00
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GE GTD72GBPNDG

$1,159.00
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Electrolux ELFE7637AW

$724.00
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GE GTD42EASJWW

$1,080.00
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Whirlpool WGD5000DW

$1,114.00
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Whirlpool WED4815EW

$1,207.00
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Whirlpool WGD7120HW

$773.00
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Whirlpool WED49STBW

$1,068.00
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Whirlpool WGD4815EW

$1,179.00
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GE GFD55GSSNWW

$924.00
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LG DLGX8101V

$708.00
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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 MED6230HW |

Maytag MED6230HW

$743.00
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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 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,...
GE GTD45EASJWS |

GE GTD45EASJWS

$1,038.00
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LG DLG7301WE |

LG DLG7301WE

$1,001.00
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Whirlpool WGD4950HW

$1,082.00
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GE GFD65GSPNSN

$733.00
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Maytag MGDX655DW

$1,042.00
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Maytag MGD5630HW

$988.00
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Amana NGD4655EW |

Amana NGD4655EW

$1,113.00
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GE GFD85GSSNWW

$1,222.00
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Maytag MGD7230HW

$1,201.00
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GE GTD33GASKWW

$1,098.00
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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,...
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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...
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GE GTD65EBSJWS

$981.00
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