What is a silent tumble dryer?
If you have a noisy home or like to switch on the tumble dryer at night, it can be annoying if your tumble dryer makes too much noise. Quiet dryers are available for this reason. These produce less noise than the average, allowing you to run your drying programs without worry.
How much noise a tumble dryer produces is indicated by its noise level. This measures how much noise the dryer produces in decibels (dB). The lower the number of decibels, the quieter the tumble dryer. A tumble dryer should not produce more than 65 dB to qualify for the ‘quiet’ noise level. The noise level of a tumble dryer can be found on its energy label.
Best quiet tumble dryers of 2023
For the best quiet tumble dryers of 2023, 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, as they are the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. In making this selection, we first of all looked at the noise level of a range of tumble dryers. Then we compared them based on fill weight, expected lifespan, energy class, energy costs per year and different drying programmes. Which dryer will you choose?
Pair the GE GTD72GBSNWS top load matching gas dryer
with your favorite GE washer, available in two finishes: Diamond Gray or White. This dryer comes with a total maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft., enough to handle up to 15 towels in one drying cycle. Enjoy the large capacity in a reasonable size. This dryer weighs only 118 lbs., and measures 30.5 inches deep, 46 inches high and 27 inches wide. The reversible glass door gives you the opportunity to place it in many different room configurations, and the interior light helps you look for specific articles of clothing when the cycle is done. Enjoy the flexibility of placing your dryer anywhere with up to 120 ft. venting, designed for optimal airflow, wherever you choose to place it.
With 12 different dry cycles, you can choose the right kind of drying for different kind of fabrics, from delicates to bulky/comforter, to mixed loads. The Sanitize Cycle reduced up to 99.8% of common household bacteria so you can keep your loved ones safe. Avoid repeatedly having to set up your dryer with the My Cycle Settings which lets you save your personal preprogrammed settings for future use.
The GE GTD72GBSNWS comes with Sensor Dry which helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. With Quick Dry, you can dry a full load in less time so your clothes will be ready in no time. This dryer lets you choose from four different drying levels and four different temperature options. Heat up your clothes and release set wrinkles with the Warm Up feature. Never forget when it’s time to clean the vent with the Check Vent Alert, so you can keep your dryer functioning at its best.
The GE GTD72GBSNWS does not come with accessories.
The GE GFD55GSSNWW is a front load matching gas dryer with a large maximum load capacity of 7.8 cu. ft. Use the optional stacking kit model GFA28KITN and pair it with the perfect GE washer. Weighing only 135 lbs., and with True32 Closet depth at 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, you can place this machine in the tightest laundry spaces. Have even more flexibility in placement because it has a reversible glass door that you can see through. The LED interior light lets you see even more clearly so you can find every little article of clothing. The vent can be extended up to 90 ft. long and you get 4-way exhaust options: rear, right, left and bottom for even more installation flexibility.
With 10 different dryer cycles, you can choose the right type of care for your every laundry need from delicates to bulky/bedding. This dryer is smart home enabled with Built-in Wi-Fi so you can control and monitor your laundry with any smart device. When in a hurry, you can finish small loads in 23 minutes or less with Quick Dry. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. Sensor Dry helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Vent Sensor alerts you when it detects blockage and restricting in your vent. Enjoy 5 different temperature options, four separate dryness levels, timed dry and other GE dryer
features like My Settings, delay dry and much, much more.
The GE GFD55GSSNWW does not come with accessories.
The GE GFD85GSPNRS is a great looking, front-load matching gas dryer available in Sapphire Blue or White. The massive total load capacity is at 7.8 cu. ft., allowing you to comfortably dry bulky items like beddings and comforters. Place it in the tightest of spots because it is not only stackable, but also features a true closet depth at 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide. Enjoy even more flexibility in placement with its see-through reversible glass door and 4-way exhaust options with 90 ft. of venting length. See the inside of your drier more easily with its LED interior light. The stainless-steel drum is not only durable but resists rust and prevents clothes from snagging.
Because you have 12 different dryer cycles available to choose from, you can choose the right type of drying for different fabrics. Enjoy the benefits of steam with PowerSteam. Remove wrinkles and static, refresh small loads and keep clothes looking fresh. This dryer is smart home enabled with Built-in Wi-Fi so you can control and monitor your laundry with any smart device. With Washer Link, choose the perfect settings in combination with your GE Washer in one go. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. When in a hurry, you can finish small loads in 23 minutes or less with Quick Dry. Reduce cling static on fabrics at the end of the cycle as a gentle mist spray near the end of the cycle. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. Standard features include end-of-cycle signal, adjustable legs, control lock, delay start, lint filter, and much more.
The GE GFD85GSPNRS comes with hoses and a power cord.
The reliable, top load matching drier that you’ve been looking for is the GE GTD42GASJWW gas drier. Get all the benefits of the perfect drier without the bells and whistles that just drive the cost up. The large maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft. is enough to handle even the bulkiest of your laundry, like bedding or comforters. It weighs a measly 107 lbs., and measures 29.5 inches deep, 44 inches high, and 27 inches wide, so you have the option to place it in even the tightest laundry spaces. The steel door is reversible to allow you even more flexibility in positioning. Add the 120 ft. of venting capability, and 3 exhaust options (rear, left or bottom) to give you even more freedom. The aluminized alloy drum is low maintenance and resists rusting, chipping and catching your clothes. See the inside of your drier clearly and find small articles of clothing quickly because this drier also has interior lighting. Cased in a classic white color to fit any laundry space.
Forget about the dozens and dozens of wash cycles that just overcomplicate things, all you need is four: Casuals, Delicates, Cottons, and Easy Care. Auto Dry monitors the air temperature in the drier during every cycle to set the optimal drying time. The Wrinkle Care extended tumble reduces wrinkling and creasing by continuing to tumble at the end of the cycle with no heat, preventing wrinkles from setting in. Provide the right temperature for dryer any fabric type with 4 heat selections. Be sure to take out your laundry in time to stop wrinkles with the end-of-cycle signal. The lint filter is positioned in the front so you can easy remove and clean it. The GE GTD42GASJWW is affordable, dependable and does precisely everything you need a trusty drier to do.
The GE GTD42GASJWW does not come with accessories.
If you’re tired of all the extra functions manufacturers throw into dryers just to drive the pricing up, the Maytag MGDC465HW may be the right one for you. Encased in a classic white color, it will look great in any laundry room. This machine is top load matching and runs on gas. It features an impressively large capacity of 7.0 cu. ft., so you can dry even the largest of your loads in the comfort of your home. It weighs only 113 lbs., and measures 28.25 inches deep, 43 inches high and 29 inches wide so it will fit in smaller laundry spaces comfortably. The square metal door is reversible to give you even more flexibility in placement. The exhaust vent is located at the rear. Maytag® Commercial Technology features high-performance parts, including a durable, heavy-duty motor and a 5-rib belt built to last. The heavy-duty motor has the power to handle even your largest loads for years to come. Find smaller articles of clothing more easily with the Built-in interior lighting.
Featuring 12 drying cycles, take on delicates, jeans, and heavy-duty items like beddings comfortably. The wrinkle control cycle controls creases and wrinkles by continuing tumbling your clothes at the end of the cycle with no heat. Four separate temperature options are available for you to choose from so you can dry your clothes the way you want. The IntelliDry® sensor monitors the temperature and moisture level from inside your dryer to make sure that every load is evenly dried. These two sensors stop the cycle when the ideal temperature and moisture level is reached to help prevent over and under drying.
Proudly designed, engineered and assembled in Marion, Ohio, an American pride. The Maytag MGDC465HW gas dryer may be simple, but it gets the job done. This dryer does not come with accessories.
Buy a quiet tumble dryer; what should you look for?
We understand when someone wants to buy a tumble dryer that does not make too much noise. Whether you have young children, thin walls or your dryer is in an open-plan kitchen, it can be nice not to make too much noise. Of course, there are many other important things to consider when buying a new dryer. Besides noise level, here are a few tips on what to look out for.
Type of tumble dryer
With regard to tumble dryers, you can choose between a duct dryer, a condenser dryer and a heat pump dryer. The energy consumption of a hood dryer is the highest, while that of a heat pump dryer is the lowest. For that reason, the heat pump dryer is the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly dryer. The most silent washing machines sold today are heat pump dryers.
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, look at the size of your household. If you’re a one or two person household, we’d recommend a 6kg or 7kg load. If you’re a 3 or 4 person household, you should go for an 8kg dryer. Do you have a household of 5 or more? The energy rating of a tumble dryer indicates how energy efficient it is. You should choose a tumble 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 in the most energy-efficient way, choose a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++. These are slightly more expensive to buy than, say, a condenser dryer with energy label B, but they will save you money in the long run.
Drainage of condensation
The moisture that is extracted from your clothes during the drying cycles has to go somewhere, of course. Dryers have different methods for this. With a vented dryer, the moist air is expelled through a hose – either a window or a hole in the wall. With heat pump dryers and condenser dryers, this can be done either via a reservoir (condensate drain that needs to be periodically reloaded) or via water drainage. Most heat pump and condenser dryers offer both of these options.
Ease of Use
New clothes dryers are offering more and more options to make drying easier for the user. These include a self-cleaning condenser, delayed start, an anti-cleaning phase and control via an app. Does your family like to use these gadgets? Then choose a tumble dryer that has these features.
During the course of your family or household, you may have a need for specific drying programs. Dryers, like washing machines, offer all sorts 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. For this purpose, clothes dryers are divided into 3 categories: basic, mid-range and top-range. Most quiet tumble dryers fall into the top category. However, not all manufacturers and suppliers of tumble dryers are as 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 Dutch Consumers’ Association, these are the best brands for tumble driers: Miele, Bosch, Siemens, AEG and Samsung. In general, these brands are also on the more expensive side, 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.
Different noise levels
Depending on the number of decibels a dryer produces when drying, it is classified in one of three categories; loud, normal and quiet. In the following overview, we explain the differences and which noise level is appropriate for which type of household.
Loud noise level
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.
Normal noise level
A clothes dryer is labeled with “normal” noise level 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 put them in the same room without worry. Drying your laundry at night would be no problem, even if your dryer is facing a bedroom.
Sound level quiet
We speak of a quiet clothes dryer when it produces 64 dB or less when used. So a quiet dryer will still make noise, but it is anything but overpowering or distracting. You can place this type of dryer in an open kitchen or in a room next to a bedroom without worrying. You can easily switch it on before going to sleep, so your laundry is perfectly dry the next morning.