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We help you find the best tumble dryer for your budget. Tests include drying time and energy efficiency, creasing and noise level.
Before choosing a tumble dryer you need to decide whether you want your tumble dryer to get rid of the water from your washing through a hose or vent, or to collect it.
Vented models take the damp air produced by drying clothes and get rid of it usually through a flexible exhaust hose hung out of an open window or connected to a permanent vent through a wall.
With condenser models, the moist, hot air is cooled inside the machine and the resulting water is collected in a removable water reservoir. Alternatively, with a bit of plumbing know-how, most condenser dryers can also be plumbed straight into a drain.
Below, we explain more about the features of tumble dryers.