Tumble Dryer Prices
On the lookout for a cheap tumble dryer? This section of our buyers guide will help you find the best model to suit your price range.
How Much Should I Spend?
Try to set a budget for what you can afford before you compare tumble dryer prices.
It’s also worth making a list of the features you want your appliance to have, so you can find the right model at the best price.
If you want a tumble dryer that’s built to last, it’s probably better to go for one manufactured by a well-known brand. If a particular model takes your fancy, read online reviews to make sure it’s worth your hard earned cash.
Tumble dryer prices range from less than £200 up to thousands of pounds for a top-of-the-range model.
You’ll need to spend a bit more if you want your dryer to have lots of programmes and all the modern features, but there’s no need to go overboard – £500 or £600 will get you a really nice model that should last for years.
Features and Programmes
Top-of-the-range tumble dryers tend to be built with some or all of the following:
- Energy efficient heat pump technology
- Programmes specific to types of clothing, e.g. ‘outdoor wear’ and ‘jeans’
- Super-fast programmes
- Self-cleaning technology
- Large capacities
Many budget tumble dryers have sensor drying built in, but if you’re only after a model with timed programmes, you can generally expect to pay less.
£500 or £600 will get you a really nice model that should last for years.
Many budget tumble dryers have sensor drying built in
Sales, Promotions and Deals
If you don’t need a new tumble dryer straight away, it’s worth waiting for sales, promotions and deals. At certain times of year, especially during autumn and winter, you can easily pick up a cheap tumble dryer to suit your budget.
Many retailers also have cashback, trade-in or brand specific deals, which are worth looking out for.
Try to find a tumble dryer that comes with a generous guarantee. This way, you don’t have to worry if something goes wrong. It’s worth bearing in mind that the more expensive models tend to have a longer guarantee.
Other costs you may need to include in your budget are delivery, old appliance disposal and installation charges. Installation is generally easy with condenser tumble dryers, but if you want a vented model, be aware that this may require extra work to get fitted.