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 that you can find the right model at the best price.
If you want a tumble dryer that lasts, 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 money.
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 great model that should last for years.
Tumble dryer prices range from less than £200 up to thousands of pounds.
FEATURES AND PROGRAMMES
Top-of-the-range tumble dryers typically have some or all of the following features:
• Energy efficient heat pump technology
• Programmes specific to types of clothing, e.g. ‘outdoor wear’ and ‘jeans’
• Super-fast programmes
• Automatic sensor controls
• Self-cleaning technology
• Wi-Fi connectivity
• Remote control via app
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.
Many budget tumble dryers have sensor drying built in.
SALES, PROMOTIONS AND DEALS
If you don’t need a new tumble dryer straightaway, it’s worth waiting for sales, promotions and deals. At certain times of the year, especially during autumn and winter, you can pick up a lower-cost tumble dryer to suit your budget.
Many retailers also have cashback, trade-in or brand specific deals, which are worth looking out for while considering where and when to buy.
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 guarantees that last longer.
Other costs you may need to include in your budget are delivery, old appliance disposal and installation charges. Installation is generally straightforward with condenser tumble dryers, but if you want a vented model, be aware that this may require extra work to get fitted.
Many retailers also have cashback, trade-in or brand specific deals.