Top 7 Best Tumble Dryers Reviewed – Buyer’s guide

Just the other day, I was having a discussion with Betty (27) at the Laundry Room located in the basement of our plaza and I was simply amazed how she took her cloth drying business so seriously. We came to an agreement by realizing that clothes depict our personalities. We want them to be clean and well protected while washing and a good dryer plays a major role in taking good care of our clothes. It prevents from shrinkage and ultimately avoids it from getting rough.

As soon as the discussion concluded, I rushed back to my home place and turned on my laptop. I made myself a warm cup of coffee and sat on my research table. While skimming through a number of product review websites, I realized that all what we talked at the laundry room turns out to be pretty much true. Choosing the right pick for your cloth washing and drying plays a significant role for all your wearable. It involves a number of factors such as features, pricing, pros and cons.

Therefore, to save you all from going through the hassle of performing an extensive research, I have studied and found out some of the most efficient brands on the market. Here is a list of some of the best heat pump, vented or condenser dryers arranged in chronological order. Make the pick which fits best to your needs. For recommended heat pump dryers only view this buying guide.

Best Tumble Dryers [Best heat pump, vented or condenser dryers]

1The Panda Small Mini Compact Tumble Dryer 1.5 cu.ft. 110V (White and Black)

The Panda Small Mini Compact Tumble Dryer 1.5 cu.ft. 110V (White and Black)

The Panda Small Compact Tumble Dryer is a secondary level drying machine for your clothes. It is a convenient and easy to use laundry dryer which you can easily adjust anywhere within a room.

With the Panda Tumble Dryer, you get an enjoyable cloth drying experience. It contains a single timer setting unit which allows you to set a single timer depending on the load you fill in.

Once, you have successfully dried the clothes up, all you will ever get in return is a warm and soft scented solution in return.

  • It is an adorable design
  • It is portable and you can carry it easily around
  • It is lightweight and comes with removable lint filters
  • It also includes mounted brackets so you can mount it on any wall of your choice
  • It cuts down your electricity bill as it consumes less electric power
  • The plastic tubing for the exhaust is not compatible with modern clothes dryer vents
  • Drying time is considerably long.


1)  Will the vent/duct system work if my dryer is wall mounted

With each Panda product, there is a wall mount kit pre-included with the complete package. The kit contains a number of items which may include wall hanging brackets, wall hanging hooks, exhaust connector and screws to fit the bracket in. Also, the kit includes an exhaust pipe but in case of a vent/duct system dryer, the need of an exhaust is unnecessary. If you wish to control the airflow out of the rooms the dryer is placed in, then an exhaust pipe can sure come in handy. In case, you want to attach the exhaust pipe fitting to your respective machine then, the fitting is approximately 8 inch in length and can easily be connected using an exhaust connector port given at the back of the machine.

2)  How fast does the Panda Tumble Dryer can dry my clothes? 

It can dry your clothes faster than any other tumble dryer on the market. But, to be more precise, it depends on the fabric, the type of cloth you are drying and the size of the garment. If we are talking about blue denim jeans here, it just might take around 20-40 minutes max on high settings. As far as the customer experiences are concerned, it is observed that irrespective of the type of cloth you are opting to dry within your Panda Tumble Dryer, it will not take anything more than 40 minutes. Whether you are drying Jeans, towels, bed sheets, woolen sweaters or any other fabric… 40 Minutes up top! And your cloth warm and fuzzy as it was never even wet.

3)  Is this Tumble Dryer Easy to Use? Or Not? 

It is, by far, one of the easiest Tumble dryer on the market. It is actually just a plug and play solution. The functions are quite catchy and once you get the hang of it, it will hardly take just a minute or two to set the preferences of drying your clothes as per your requirement.

2LG WM3997HWA 4.3 Cu. ft. Ventless Steam Washer/Tumble Dryer Combination with TurboWash

LG WM3997HWA 4.3 Cu. ft. Ventless Steam Washer/Tumble Dryer Combination with TurboWash

While most washing/drying units takes time to completely wash and dry your clothes, The LG WM3997HWA takes only a 20 minutes cycle to completely clean your clothes.

It involves TurboWash Technology which enables the machine to clean larger loads within no time. Using steam, the machine dries up your cloth and displaces all dirt particles from fabric.

Prolonged steam drying also helps in making the fabric wrinkle free. It is an anti-vibrational unit which reduces noise and vibration to a considerable extent.

  • It is resistant to corrosion
  • It removes 95% of common allergens
  • The unit is designed with a stainless steel drum for durability and longevity
  • It is a noise free machine
  • It comes with a Turbo Wash for powerful cleaning
  • It is certified by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
  • Separate Parts are hard to found – Handle with care
  • Not have a separate drying option. You can’t wash and dry simultaneously

3Magic Chef MCSDRY1S 2.6 cu. ft. Laundry Dryer [under £200]

Magic Chef MCSDRY1S 2.6 cu. ft. Laundry Dryer

Now we don’t usually come across as many good dryers as we seek, but there is one dryer that I find pretty amazing.

This is an efficient machine and the best part is, it adds a softening effect to all your clothes. It’s a reasonable device which does not require a lot of space and can easily fit anywhere inside your room. It comes with a time control feature, includes a PTC heating element and you can also mount it on the wall.

  • This is an efficient machine
  • Performs powerful and effective drying of clothes
  • It is considerably reasonable in price
  • It comes with a PTC Heating element
  • Takes limited space and easily fits in anywhere
  • Limited product – Delivery can take up to 2 to 4 months
  • The dryer produces a consistent rhythmic noise

4Edge Star CWD 1550S 2.0 Cu. Ft. All in One Ventless Washer and Dryer (Silver)

Edge Star CWD 1550S 2.0 Cu. Ft. All in One Ventless Washer and Dryer (Silver)

Edge Star presents an All in One laundry solution for customers around the world. You can now forget your washing/drying/rinsing hassles with this one single unit.

The best thing about this product is its versatility when it comes to cleaning. The machine is equipped with 13 different wash cycles, 5 wash/rinse temperatures, 5 spin speeds, 3 soil level settings and an automated self clean setting which utilizes high intensity heat to remove any plaque or particle stuck to your cloth.

It also contains a ventless drying technology that which moderately dries your cloth instead of over drying. With Edge Star CWD 1550s your clothes are left with a bit of moisture and a soft feel on touch.

  • This is an affordable machine as compared to LG
  • Extreme space saving solution/ 1 unit instead of 2
  • It comes with a number of wash settings
  • It is good in size and is portable
  • It has a good build quality
  • Drying process takes time
  • Dryer door stays locked until drying process is complete
  • Brand is not as recognized as LG

5Costway Electric Tumble Dryer – Stainless Steel 27lb. Capacity/3.21 Cu.Ft. w/ Timer Control [under £300]

Costway Electric Tumble Dryer - Stainless Steel 27lb. Capacity/3.21 Cu.Ft. w/ Timer Control

Now this brand is not as recognized as expected, however, Costway Electric Tumble Dryer is yet the device that magically dries up all your clothes within no time.

It can hold up to 13lb worth of load capacity at a single instance. You can dry almost any kind of clothes in it from sheets to woolen fabrics, etc.

One of the good things about this cloth dryer is that it only occupies a limited space which makes it an optimistic cloth drying solution for apartments.

While drying is made easy with Costway, the machine does make a bit of a rattle and can be annoying if you are a person who prefers a peaceful environment. But, other than that, it can become a good home helper for you. So, if you haven’t made up of your mind yet! I can recommend you to make a purchase, don’t hesitate.

  • It is a Brand New Quality Dryer
  • It comes with Adjustable Time Control setting
  • It has a see through window which allows you to monitor clothes as they dry up
  • Filters are removable and you can easily clean them as per your preference
  • It keep the fabric wrinkle free
  • It can be a little noisy at times
  • It can heat up over excessive use

6White Knight Sensor Condenser Tumble Dryer B96M8WR [Less than £300]

White Knight Sensor Condenser Tumble Dryer B96M8WR

This tumble dryer comes with an LED display and includes 12 different drying settings. It’s a free standing dryer which can easily bear 8 kg load capacity.

One of the best things about this machine is that it incorporates reverse action mechanism and comes with 3 heat settings.

These heat settings readily assist the user to dry clothes with anti-crease functionality.

It also includes a top-mounted drainage container with the inner core made up of galvanized light steel drum. The dimensions are perfect for the machine to fit into any indoor space and can get rusty if kept in open air.

  • It contains a removable condenser unit
  • It comes with large door opening aid laundry removal system
  • It comes with a delay start feature
  • It includes an anti-crease option
  • It performs reverse tumble action
  • It includes a LED status display
  • Not suitable to place in outdoor environments
  • Class B Energy product

7Indesit Dryers with Compact Vented C LED Display (4KG Dryer) [Less than £200]

Indesit Dryers with Compact Vented C LED Display (4KG Dryer)

This dryer is something that will fit easy and nice against any wall of your room. It is the best fit for drying up wet towels and other clothes.

It contains a short electric cord and a detachable vent hose. The energy rating on this device is rated as C class while the dryer comes with 13 different drying configurations. It’s a performance oriented, filter encapsulated, moderate energy consumption device.

The device is available with a 1 year warranty and the downside is that it is only available in Polar White Color. So, if you are looking for something in variety, then I might suggest that you move on to another option.

  • The device is user friendly
  • Comes in different settings
  • It comes with a year warranty
  • It has a short electric cord
  • The device makes noise
  • It is an energy consumer
  • It is a C class energy rated device
  • Only available in Britain color


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