Information about Samsung heat pump dryers
Samsung is one of the largest and most popular electronics companies in the world. They produce a huge range of products, including a host of home appliances. We are zooming in on their tumble dryers today.
A survey by the Consumers’ Association shows that Samsung is one of the best brands when it comes to tumble dryers. With an 8.2 for brand satisfaction, Samsung trails popular brands Miele, AEG, Siemens and Bosch. What is typical of Samsung is that all the clothes dryers they offer are heat pump dryers. All models have energy class A++ or A+++. For that reason, a Samsung tumble dryer is an extremely economical choice. On the other hand, there is no ‘cheap’ brand of dryer to be found. The most affordable heat pump dryer costs 539 euros.
Samsung heat pump dryers can have several features and specifications that you won’t find in other brands’ dryers. Below, we explain what all of these brand-specific features can do for you.
OptimalDry is a new smart aid. By using sensors in your Samsung dryer, it knows how humid and warm your laundry is. The dryer adjusts the temperature and drying time of the programme accordingly, keeping your energy use low. It will also keep your clothes beautiful for longer. With Samsung AI Control you can connect your tumble dryer and washing machine via WiFi. You also easily pair the devices with the Samsung smartphone app. The washer and dryer are able to register what kind of laundry is in the drum, and the dryer chooses the right drying programs for your laundry. You can also control your Samsung heat pump dryer with ease via the smartphone app.
Best Samsung heat pump dryer
Would you like to buy a new Samsung heat pump dryer, but do not know which one to choose? The following top 5 will put an end to your stress of choice! We have thoroughly tested and compared all the Samsung heat pump dryers from 2024. In making this selection, we have taken into account the fill weight, the different drying programmes, the energy label and the noise level. These are the best reviewed Samsung heat pump dryers of 2024.
Buying a Samsung heat pump dryer, what to look out for?
When buying a new dryer, there are many important specifications and features. Samsung is a good brand, but that does not mean that every Samsung dryer is a good buy for you. The tips below tell you exactly what you need to consider when buying a new heat pump dryer. Not quite sure? For personal advice, feel free to contact us or your local stockist.
Type of dryer
There are several different types of tumble dryer, the heat pump dryer, the condenser dryer and the air extraction dryer. The heat pump dryer keeps your energy bills low, which is good for your wallet but also for the environment. Heat pump dryers are so energy efficient because they use a heat pump and a refrigerant when drying. Because this type of dryer dries at lower temperatures, heat pump dryers are also better for your laundry. When looking at energy consumption, condensing dryers are in second place. Condensate dryers dry at a higher temperature through the use of an electric heating element. This means they have a shorter drying time, but use more electricity and wear out your clothes faster. Airflow dryers use even more energy, so we do not recommend this type of dryer. Samsung currently only offers heat pump dryers, which are an economical choice for drying your laundry.
The energy label on a tumble dryer indicates how efficiently it dries. Often you will pay more for a better energy label, but it will save you money in use. To save as much energy as possible, choose a heat pump dryer with energy label A+++, even though energy label A++ is also considered energy efficient. By choosing an energy-efficient heat pump dryer instead of a regular condenser dryer, you can save up to €888 over the lifetime. Samsung only offers heat pump dryers with energy label A++ or energy label A+++.
With Samsung heat pump dryers you can choose how you drain the condensation water with most models. You can either store the condensation in a tank or drain it. By connecting your dryer to the water drainage system, the moisture will be drained away immediately and you won’t have to worry about it. If you store it in a tank, you will need to empty the tank after each drying cycle.
The fill weight of a dryer indicates how many kg of laundry will fit in the drum. But how much fill weight do you need? We recommend that you buy a dryer that has at least the same amount of filling power as your washing machine. That way, you can always fit all your wet laundry directly into the dryer. Are you buying a new washing machine and a new dryer? Check out the following list for guidance:
- Having a household of 1 or 2 people? Choose a heat pump dryer with a 7kg fill weight.
- Having a household of 3 or 4 people? Then choose a heat pump dryer with 8kg fill weight.
- Having a household of 5 or more? If so, choose a 9kg heat pump dryer.
The majority of Samsung heat pump dryers have a 8kg fill weight, but they also have several 9kg models and one 7kg model.
Several dryers are offering a range of features and options to make drying as easy as possible for you. These include a residual time indicator, a self-cleaning condenser, delayed start, child lock, app control and a range of special drying programmes for items such as shirts, delicate fabrics, towels, wool or to get your laundry extra dry.
The average dryer, especially a heat pump dryer, is a lot quieter than most washing machines. Still, the noise can be distracting, for example if you wash and dry at home or you have thin walls. If you’re looking for a quiet heat pump dryer, look at the noise level. This is an indicator in decibels (dB) of how much noise the appliance produces. The noise level of a dryer is divided into three categories: loud (67 dB or more), normal (65 dB or 66 dB), and quiet (64 dB or less).
The build quality of a dryer gives an idea of its expected lifetime and drying performance. For this purpose, tumble dryers are divided into 3 categories: basic, mid-range and top-range. However, not every supplier and manufacturer is as open about the build quality of their products. For that reason, it can be useful to look at the brand and the price range. According to the Dutch Consumers’ Association, AEG, Miele, Bosch, Siemens and Samsung are the best brands for tumble dryers. Unfortunately, these brands are often more expensive and therefore score lower on value for money according to the Consumers’ Association. If you are looking for a dryer with a good price-quality ratio, Whirlpool, Indesit and Zanussi are excellent choices.