The best dryers for wet-weather days

Meet the machines that will deliver soft, fluffy clothes throughout the colder months without blowing your energy bill.

1 Best for... Delicates

The 11 drying programs, including Woollens and Silks Handcare, in this TKB 540 WP Condenser tumble dryer (H85xD63.6xW59.6cm) combine with Miele's famous Honeycomb Plus drum, that's specially designed to cushion and protect garments,to ensure your most precious clothes are dried safely.

white machine specially designed for cushion

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2 Best for... Ironing-phobes

Boasting a Fast-Iron cycle - a short, heated, conditioning cycle that helps relax fabrics that may have become tangled or stiff - the DYC9913AX model (H85xW60xD60cm) takes the effort out of ironing. Hoover's innovative Aquavision in-door water reservoir also makes it easy to judge when collected condensed water needs emptying.

boasting a fast-iron cycle

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3 Best for... Speed

6th Sense technology in this HSCX 10443 dryer (H84.5xW59.6xD65.9cm) senses the level of moisture in each load and adapts to deliver excellent results, dramatically reducing energy use and drying time, for those that don't need it. A patented SteamCare system can be used to refresh garments that are not quite dirty enough for a wash.

steam care system

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4 Best for... Open-plan kitchens

With Twinair heat-pump technology, the D76SY2B tumble dryer(H85xW60xD60cm) is whisper quiet and returns negligible condensation back into the room, making it the perfect kitchen appliance for those without a separate utility. Its sleek jet-black finish will look smart, too, in a modern country scheme.

black machine with twinair heat pump technology

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5 Best for... Low maintenance

Condenser dryers are a great option for those without the ability to externally vent, but keeping the condenser reservoir clean is a pretty tedious task. This clever WTY86791GB model (H84.2xW59.8xD63.4cm) avoids this thanks to its SelfCleaning system, which automatically cleans the condenser up to four times per drying process.

self cleaning system with condenser dryers

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Holly Walsh
Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.