These efficient and powerful dryer machines will revolutionise your washing routine

Cut your drying time right down!

When it comes to essential household items, a clothes dryer is close to the top of that list. With so many dryers available for purchase at varying price points, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the options available. 

What type of dryers are best?

There are several types of dryers available to purchase: Heat pump, vented, condenser, and combo models. 

While each has its pros and cons, heat pump dryers are best given they recycle the air they use during the drying process, thus making them more energy-efficient and cheaper to run than other conventional dryers.

What type of dryer is most reliable?

Heat pump dryers are the most reliable to use as they are gentler on your clothes and linen and are also quieter while tumbling. As well as being the most environmentally friendly dryer available to purchase on the market, heat pump dryers are also the most economical in the long run if used regularly.

What is the most efficient clothes dryer?

In comparison to their counterparts, heat pump dryers are the most highly efficient clothes dryers as they use less than half the energy of a conventional clothes dryer by capturing and reusing their heat energy when in use.

How much should I spend on a dryer?

Purchasing a clothes dryer is a huge investment, but if you choose your make and model right, you will save yourself money in the long run, and not have to repurchase a new clothes dryer in five years instead of ten, and even longer. 

Heat pump dryers are traditionally the most expensive to purchase at an average price point of $2,100 but will save you money on your energy bills in comparison to a vented dryer which is the cheapest option available to buy upfront.

Our top 3 best dryers 2024

  1. Samsung 8kg Heat Pump Smart Dryer, $1,499, Samsung
  2. Bosch Series 6 9kg Heat Pump Dryer, $1,130, Appliances Online
  3. Westinghouse 8kg Heat Pump Dryer, $1,099, The Good Guys

The best dryers in Australia in 2024

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Fisher & Paykel 7kg Vented Dryer

from $599 at The Good Guys

This affordable clothes tumble dryer will dry your clothes efficiently without over-drying, with multiple ways to install and vent. With in-built auto-sensing technology, there’s no need to worry that your clothes won’t be fully dry at the end of a cycle. Full reverse tumbling will also help to dry your garments more efficiently, with six fabric care cycles allowing for greater peace of mind when it comes to drying more delicate materials. 

Key features:

  • Auto-sensing technology
  • Cycles to suit every type of load
  • Simple installation
  • Comes with an inbuilt drying rack for items too delicate to tumble
  • Reverse tumbling
  • Easy loading

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Hisense 8kg Heat Pump Dryer

from $997 at The Good Guys

This energy-efficient dryer from Hisense is high-tech and will offer you huge savings when it comes to cutting back on your quarterly energy bill. Making quick work of even the largest of loads thanks to its generous 8kg drying capacity, it has been expertly designed to rapidly dry your garments thanks to its inbuilt heat pump technology. With 14 tailored drying programs to care for all your drying needs and a specialised allergy care cycle sanitses laundry and removes irritants for fresher, cleaner clothes what’s not to love?

Key features:

  • Odour elimination technology
  • Smart Link technology
  • Can fully dry in 30 minutes
  • Energy efficient
  • In-built energy monitoring
  • Reversible door
  • Allergy care and anti-crease options
  • In-built drying rack

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LG 8kg Heat Pump Dryer

from $1497 at The Good Guys

This CHOICE and CANSTAR-recommended heat pump dryer from LG is a family favourite and for a good reason! With a 9-star energy rating, you’ll be saving both time and money when drying your clothes. With numerous drying options available, you’ll be able to tailor each drying cycle to your needs, and the specifications of your garments, including those that need to be treated with more care. What we especially love about this dryer is the in-built ThinQ technology that will allow you to remotely start or monitor your dryer. You’ll also be able to track energy consumption, diagnose and troubleshoot issues, download additional drying cycles, and more.

Key features:

  • Energy efficient
  • 10-year parts warranty
  • Durable stainless steel drum
  • Auto clean condenser
  • Reversible door
  • Double-layer air filter
  • No external venting required
  • In-built drying rack

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Esatto 7kg Vented Dryer

from $448 at Appliances Online

Designed for small to medium-sized families, this vented dryer from Esatto is both budget-friendly and easy to use. With an ergonomic electronic panel, you’ll be able to select a drying cycle setting that best suits your drying needs. For added lifestyle convenience for those who have small laundry spaces (specifically those who live in apartments), you’ll be able to fit your Esatto dryer right in thanks to it’s compact size, and ability to be mounted to the wall to conserve space.

Key features:

  • Can be wall-mounted and is stackable
  • Easy to access lint filter
  • Three dryness levels
  • Four programs (mix, cotton, synthetics, and one hour timed).

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Bosch Series 8 9kg Heat Pump Dryer

from $1,570 at Appliances Online

Make short work of your laundry pile with this innovative heat pump dryer from Bosch. With an 8kg capacity, you’ll dry more in one load, without compromising on the care of your garments when they are cycling through the machine. Gently drying clothes at lower temperatures, you’ll also have peace of mind when loading them in and will be able to custom select the drying cycle your items will go through with 10 individual in-built drying programs.

Key features:

  • Energy efficient
  • Ten in-build drying programs
  • Reversible drum
  • Can thoroughly dry bulky linens
  • ActiveAir technology to circulate air evenly for consistent drying
  • SelfCleaning Condenser prevents lint buildup

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