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Tumble Dryers

Discover our wide range of tumble dryers from all the top brands like Samsung, Zanussi, Bosch and Whirlpool. You can choose between a vented, condenser or heat pump model.

A vented tumble dryer uses a pipe to pump the moisture out of the machine. These units need to be placed near an external wall or window. A condenser tumble dryer stores the moisture in a condenser chamber which you need to empty regularly. This means they can be placed anywhere but you need to remember to empty the chamber between cycles.

Don’t forget to ask about the functions of each machine. Whether you are someone who needs uniforms dried in a hurry, wants to freshen your wash after it’s been out on the line, or has a lot of sports gear. You can choose to upgrade to a model with special programmes such as a refresher, quick-dry, iron assist, smart dry, sportswear and wool finish.

At DID we have a professional installation service. We can offer installation on freestanding or integrated models. We can even take away your old machine for recycling. We also have Protection Plan options to give you extra peace of mind for your new machine. You can even add accidental damage cover! When it comes to buying your first home or upgrading your appliances, we have you covered. You can spread your payments with our humm finance option. So, you can get the appliances you want, on a price plan that suits you.

A tumble dryer is a household appliance used to dry wet laundry, such as clothes, towels, and bedding. It operates by tumbling the wet items in a rotating drum while warm air circulates through the load, evaporating the moisture and drying the fabric.

Tumble dryers offer a quick and convenient alternative to air drying, allowing users to dry their laundry efficiently regardless of weather conditions. They come in various sizes and models, with some offering additional features like sensor technology to automatically detect when the load is dry, preventing over-drying and saving energy.

Tumble dryers are commonly found in homes, laundromats, and other places where a reliable and efficient drying solution is required.

Types of Tumble Dryer

Vented Tumble Dryers

Vented tumble dryers are known for their efficiency in drying clothes quickly, and they are particularly suitable for handling larger loads or bulkier items like bedding and towels. They are often less expensive than their ventless counterparts and are relatively straightforward to install, requiring access to a proper venting outlet.

However, it's essential to have proper ventilation set up for vented tumble dryers to operate effectively, and they may not be as suitable for apartments or homes without easy access to an external venting point.

Condenser Tumble Dryers

Condenser tumble dryers are a type of laundry appliance that offers a convenient and flexible drying solution. Unlike vented tumble dryers that require an external vent to expel humid air, condenser dryers operate by collecting the moisture from the drying process in a built-in water tank or drawer.

The warm air circulates through the drum, absorbing the moisture from the wet laundry. The damp air then passes over a condenser unit, where it is cooled, causing the moisture to condense into water. This water is collected in the tank, which needs to be emptied periodically.

Heat Pump Tumble Dryers

Heat pump tumble dryers are a highly energy-efficient and eco-friendly type of laundry appliance. They work on a closed-loop system that recirculates warm air within the drying process.

The dryer's heat pump technology uses a refrigerant to absorb heat from the surrounding air, raising its temperature to dry the laundry. The hot air is then passed through the drum, where it evaporates moisture from the wet clothes.

Benefits of Purchasing a Tumble Dryer

Time-saving: Tumble dryers can dry laundry much faster than air drying, saving valuable time and effort.

Convenience: With a tumble dryer, you can dry clothes regardless of weather conditions, making it a reliable option year-round.

Improved hygiene: The high heat during the drying process helps kill germs and bacteria, promoting cleaner and more hygienic laundry.

Softness and fluffiness: Tumble dryers can help maintain the softness and fluffiness of fabrics, providing a comfortable feel to clothes and linens.

Wrinkle reduction: Some tumble dryers have wrinkle reduction features, minimizing the need for ironing and easing the process of garment care.

Larger capacity: Many tumble dryers have spacious drums, allowing for larger loads and accommodating bulkier items like blankets and comforters.

Energy-efficient options: Modern tumble dryers often come with energy-saving features, making them more environmentally friendly and cost-effective in the long run.

Convenience for busy lifestyles: For individuals or families with busy schedules, a tumble dryer simplifies the laundry routine and frees up time for other activities.

Suitable for delicate items: Tumble dryers often offer specialized settings for delicate fabrics, ensuring gentle drying without damage.

Tumble Dryers FAQs

What is the best type of dryer to buy?

When it comes to choosing the best type of dryer to buy, it really depends on your personal needs and preferences. Some factors to consider include the size of your household, the type of laundry you do, and your budget.

What is the most economical tumble dryer to run?

The most economical tumble dryer to run is typically a heat pump dryer, as they use less energy than traditional electric dryers. However, gas dryers are also a more economical option, as they use natural gas which is generally cheaper than electricity.

Do I need to worry about moisture getting into my dryer?

It is important to worry about moisture getting into your dryer, as this can lead to mould and mildew. To prevent moisture from getting into your dryer, make sure you clean the lint filter after every use and consider purchasing a moisture-removing drying rack.

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