The Best Tumble Dryers 2017

Are you looking to buy a tumble dryer in the UK?

We've calculated the combined product ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco. We then list the 5 best rated, for you to consider.

We discovered around 215 models for sale at these trusted shops.

In this ratings report, you will only see established, reliable and tested tumble dryers. According to owners.

The Best Tumble Dryers 2017

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if ratings suggest poor performance.

Product ratings in this report start at 4.7 stars

The prices range from £180 to £250

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of tumble dryers with more than 50 owner ratings. This system jumps straight to the established products. We can see how they've actually performed, according to owners.

Next we remove tumble dryers with less than a 4 star rating. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of verified opinion.

After ordering the list of the best tumble dryers, we publish this Top 5 for you.

The Best Tumble Dryers 2017

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Indesit Ecotime IDV 759104.7£Tesco
Beko DCU8230W 5164.7££Tesco
Hotpoint Aquarius1944.7£Argos
Hoover AquaVision1654.7£££Argos
Beko DC7112W654.7££Amazon

Total Ratings = The combined number of ratings found at Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco. To see the individual ratings numbers and average scores for each shop click here. Ratings taken on March 6th 2017. We only consider products with rating scores above 4 stars, and more than 50 owner reviews. We use the same criteria for all our reports.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated tumble dryers. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

The Indesit IDV75 Tumble Dryer

  • Max Load – 7KG
  • Energy Class – B
  • Width 60cm
  • Height 85cm
  • “Easy to use, good at drying, quiet – just ‘plug and play.”
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The Beko DCU8230W Tumble Dryer

  • Max Load – 8KG
  • Condenser Design
  • Ten Sensor and Five Timed Programmes
  • “Very easy to use and clothes come out really fresh. Water tank and filter are easy to empty as well.”
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The Hotpoint Aquarius Tumble Dryer

  • Max Load – 7KG
  • Vented Dryer
  • Energy Class – B
  • Two Heat Settings
  • “Great product, Hotpoint are very reliable and trustworthy and you’re guaranteed these products will last the time you need them for.”
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The Hoover Aquavision Tumble Dryer

  • Max Load – 8KG
  • Condenser Tumble Dryer
  • 18 Drying Programmes
  • 10 Year Parts Guarantee
  • Energy Class – B
  • “Nice and quiet, easy to use, large drum and the water is easy to empty too.”
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The Beko DC7112W Tumble Dryer

  • Max Load – 7KG
  • Condenser Tumble Dryer
  • LED Indicator Lights
  • Energy Class – B
  • “Very quiet with doors and controls feeling robust and positive. Dries more quickly in comparison to other dryers that I have had.”
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Market Insight

This is our third year of researching the UK’s best tumble dryers for sale. This 2017 update sees last years Top 3 shift around. We lose the AEG and White Knight machines, and these are replaced by the Hoover AquaVision and another model from Beko.

It is still a confusing market for the consumer to navigate. We found many nondescript model names, and subtle differences in load size and styling, that make comparison slow.

When making our 2017 report, we found around 100 tumble dryer models at Tesco, 80 at both Argos and John Lewis and around 130 at Amazon. We included both vented and condenser dryers in our calculations. All are freestanding.

The Indesit Ecotime has hundreds of new owner reviews since our July 2016 report, and still retains an average rating of 4.7. Impressive.

You can view the full rating data for 2017, and the Top 5 for 2016 and 2015 here.