How wide is a dryer

Most clothes dryers are 60 cm wide. Almost all dryers, regardless of whether they are heat pump dryers, condenser dryers or airflow dryers, have more or less the same dimensions. They are 84 to 85.5 cm high and have a depth of 57.5 to 68 cm. If you have your clothes dryer built in, put it in a closet or want to stack it on top of your washing machine, these dimensions are very important. Sometimes half a centimeter can make all the difference. Therefore, always measure the dimensions in advance.

 

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What is a condenser dryer

Condenser dryers are, next to heat pump dryers, the most sold type of dryer in the Netherlands. Because they do not work with a heat pump but with an electric heating element, the average drying program of a condensing dryer is shorter than that of a heat pump dryer. The condenser dryer dries with a relatively high drying temperature. In purchase, the condenser dryer is usually cheaper, but because of the use of the heating element, they do not dry energy efficiently. Most condenser dryers have energy class B, which makes them more expensive to use than heat pump dryers. With a condenser dryer, water can usually be drained in two ways; with a drain hose to the water outlet, or it is collected in a built-in reservoir. If you use the reservoir, you will need to empty it after each drying cycle.

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How a dryer works

How a dryer dries depends largely on the type of dryer. Condenser dryers and air-dryers use an electric heating element combined with centrifugation – in which the dryer’s drum spins very quickly to squeeze moisture out of the laundry. Heat pump dryers have a heat pump and a refrigerant instead of the heating element. The heat pump converts the liquid refrigerant into gas form. This releases warm air, which heats the drum and your laundry. This method is a lot more energy efficient, making heat pump dryers cheaper to operate. However, the drying temperature remains relatively low, so it takes a little longer for your laundry to dry with a heat pump dryer. In addition, like the other types of dryers, a heat pump dryer also uses spin while drying.

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How wide is a dryer

Most clothes dryers are 60 cm wide. Almost all dryers, regardless of whether they are heat pump dryers, condenser dryers or airflow dryers, have more or less the same dimensions. They are 84 to 85.5 cm high and have a depth of 57.5 to 68 cm. If you have your clothes dryer built in, put it in a closet or want to stack it on top of your washing machine, these dimensions are very important. Sometimes half a centimeter can make all the difference. Therefore, always measure the dimensions in advance.

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How high is a dryer

The height of a clothes dryer varies between 84 and 85.5 cm. In general, all dryers have more or less the same dimensions, regardless of whether you are looking at heat pump dryers, condenser dryers or extractor dryers. They are standard 60 cm wide and have a depth of 57.5 to 68 cm. These dimensions are very important if you want to build in your dryer, place it in a closet or put it on top of your washing machine. With washing machines, there is a little more variation in the dimensions, so find out in advance how wide your new dryer may/should be.

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How long does a drying programme take

A normal drying program takes about 90 minutes when using a condenser or air-flow dryer. Heat pump dryers take a little longer to dry your laundry because they use a lower drying temperature. However, they use considerably less energy and so your laundry lasts longer. Many tumble dryers have several drying programs that vary in length. For example, a fast drying program, or an eco-program that takes longer. Nowadays, many new dryers have a residual time indicator. This indicates how long it will take before your laundry is completely dry.

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How hot does a dryer get

The temperature inside the drum during drying depends entirely on the drying program you have selected. With condenser dryers and airflow dryers, the temperature can be as high as 75 degrees. However, with a heat pump dryer, the air does not get warmer than 35 degrees. By drying at a lower temperature, your laundry lasts longer and you save on your energy bill. However, the drying program also takes longer when you dry at a lower temperature. For that reason, a heat pump dryer often takes longer to dry laundry than other types of dryers.

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