Silent dryer

Just like a washing machine, a clothes dryer can produce quite a bit of noise while drying your laundry. And that can be very annoying! Especially if you have thin walls, or your laundry room is next to a bedroom. Want to know more about quiet dryers? Read all about it here!
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What is a quiet dryer

A dryer under 65 dB can be called quiet

If you have a noisy home or like to turn on the dryer at night, it can be annoying if your tumble dryer makes too much noise. For this reason, there are also silent tumble dryers on the market. These produce less noise than average, so you can run drying programs without worry. How much noise a tumble dryer produces is indicated by its noise level.

This indicates in decibels (dB) how much noise the dryer produces. The lower the number of decibels, the quieter the dryer. A tumble dryer should not produce more than 65 dB to fall under the noise level ‘quiet’. You can find the noise level of tumble dryers on the energy label.

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Best silent dryers of 2022

For the best quiet clothes dryers of 2022, you’ve come to the right place! The list below is our top 5 for quiet clothes dryers. Every dryer in this top 5 is a heat pump dryer, because they are the most economical and environmentally friendly dryers. In making this selection, we naturally first looked at the noise level of a variety of clothes dryers.

Then we compared them based on fill weight, expected lifespan, energy class, energy costs per year and the different drying programs. Which tumble dryer will you choose?

Different noise levels for tumble dryers

Depending on the number of decibels of noise a dryer produces during drying, it is classified in one of three categories: loud, normal and quiet. In the following overview, we explain the differences and tell you which sound level is suitable for which type of household.

Sound level 'loud'

A clothes dryer is considered ‘loud’ when it produces 67 dB or more while drying. This is quieter than an ‘extra quiet’ washing machine, which is why you can safely put these two appliances in the same room. For example, a laundry room, the bathroom or an enclosed kitchen.

Sound level 'normal

A clothes dryer is labeled with noise level ‘normal’ when it produces 65 dB or 66 dB of noise. Again, this is obviously a lot quieter than the average washing machine, which is why you can place them in the same room without worry. Drying your laundry at night would be possible without any problems, even if your dryer is facing a bedroom.

Sound level 'silent'

We speak of a quiet clothes dryer if it produces 64 dB or less when used. So a quiet clothes dryer still makes noise, but it is anything but overpowering or distracting. You can place this type of dryer without concern in an open kitchen or in a room next to a bedroom. You can easily switch it on before going to bed so that your laundry is perfectly dry the next morning.

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Buying a quiet dryer; what to look out for

We understand when someone wants to buy a dryer that doesn’t make too much noise. Whether you have young children, thin walls or your tumble dryer is in an open kitchen – it can be very nice if it does not make too much noise. But of course, there are many other aspects that are very important when buying a new dryer. In addition to the noise level, find out what else you should look for in the tips below.

Type of dryer

When it comes to clothes dryers, you have a choice between a duct dryer, a condenser dryer and a heat pump dryer. The energy consumption of clothes driers is the highest and that of a heat pump dryer is the lowest. For this reason, the heat pump dryer is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly dryer. Most of the quiet washing machines currently sold are heat pump dryers.

Filling weight

The fill weight of a clothes dryer indicates how much laundry will fit in the drum at one time. Ideally, you should choose a dryer with at least as much fill weight as your washing machine. Otherwise, you can look at the size of your household.

  1. If you are with 1 or 2 people, we recommend a 6 kg or 7 kg fill weight.
  2. If you are with 3 or 4 people, it’s best to choose a dryer with 8 kg fill weight.
  3. Do you have a household of 5 people or more? Then buy a dryer with at least 9 kg fill weight.

Energy rating

The energy class of a dryer indicates how energy-efficient the appliance is. You choose a dryer with a good energy label to save on your energy costs, but also because it is an environmentally friendly choice. To dry your laundry as energy-efficiently as possible, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++. These are slightly more expensive to buy than, for example, a condenser dryer with energy label B, but you save money in use.

Condensation drain

The moisture that is extracted from your clothes during the drying cycle has to go somewhere. Dryers have different methods for this. With an air-dryer, the moist air is expelled through a hose – either through a window or a hole in the wall. With heat pump dryers and condenser dryers, this can be done using a reservoir (condensation pan that needs to be periodically located) or via water drainage. Most heat pump dryers and condenser dryers offer both of these options.

Drying programs

Due to the composition of your family or household, you may need specific drying programs. Dryers, like washing machines, offer all kinds of different programs designed for a particular type of load. These include wool, baby clothes, shirts, sportswear, extra dry, silk and special programs for allergy sufferers.

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. Most quiet clothes dryers fall under the top class. However, not all dryer manufacturers and suppliers are equally transparent about the build quality. If this is not mentioned, you can also look at the price range and the brand. Of course, an expensive A-brand dryer is not necessarily a good choice, but the brand and the price can be an indication that the appliance 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, these brands are also on the more expensive side, which is why they score less well when it comes to value for money according to the Consumers’ Association. Brands that do score well in this category are: Beko, Indesit and Zanussi.

Silent dryer assortment

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...
Electrolux EFME627UIW |

Electrolux EFME627UIW

$1,065.00
The Electrolux EFME627UIW is a front load matching electric dryer with a massive maximum capacity of 8.0 cu. ft., allowing you to take on piles and piles of laundry in less loads. It’s equipped with Perfect Steam™ for the extra...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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 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...
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...
Maytag MGD5630HW |

Maytag MGD5630HW

$988.00
The Maytag MGD5630HW is a front load matching gas dryer with a maximum capacity of 7.3 cu. ft. The large capacity allows you to wash bulky items like beddings and large jackets. It features 10 dry cycles to cover a...
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...
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 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...
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...
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....