Tumble Driers

Tumble Dryers last updated: June 2017

Criteria

In May 2013, Commission Regulation 392/2012 on the new labelling criteria for tumble dryers came into effect. The top category for tumble dryers is now A+++, bringing tumble dryers into line with washing machines and dishwashers.

In order to be featured on Topten, tumble dryer models must:

Be A+++ or A++ rated

Have a condensing efficiency rating of A or B

Ecodesign minimum rating

The current minimum energy rating of a tumble dryer that can be placed on the market is the B class.


Best available technology

The most efficient heat pump tumble dryers currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.


Glossary

Annual energy consumption: the energy consumption, in kWh, per year based on 160 dryig cycles on the standard programme, at of full and partial loads, and also taking into account the standby power consumption

Annual running cost: the annual running cost in electricity for the product based on the quoted annual energy consumption and an electricity cost of 14.05p/kWh.

Capacity: the maximum load capacity of the tumble dryer in kg.

Construction: free-standing or built-in (integrated).

Drying time: the time of the standard drying cycle in minutes.

Energy consumption per cycle: energy consumption of the standard drying cycle in kWh.

Energy Efficiency Index: the basis for the determination of the energy efficiency class. The lower the value, the more efficient the tumble dryer.

Energy label: the energy efficiency class according to the EU Energy Label. The classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient).

Noise level: the noise emissions during the standard cycle in decibels (dB), according to the EU energy label.

Power in use: the power consumption of the product in use, in kW.

Standby power: power consumption of the product in standby mode, in W.

Featured Products

  • Hoover DXC C69IB3
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Noise (spin cycle - dB): 76
    • Noise (wash cycle - dB): 51
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 239
    • Energy efficiency index: 46.3
    • Spin efficiency rating: A
    • Annual water consumption (l/year): 11800
    • Weighted average energy per washing cycle (kWh): 0.98
  • Siemens iQ500 KS36VAI41
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 75
    • Energy efficiency index: 11.9883
  • Miele W1 ChromeEdition WKB120
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Noise (spin cycle - dB): 73
    • Noise (wash cycle - dB): 48
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 176
    • Energy efficiency index: 41.1
    • Spin efficiency rating: A
    • Annual water consumption (l/year): 9900
    • Weighted average energy per washing cycle (kWh): 0.79
  • Hotpoint WMBF763P
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Noise (spin cycle - dB): 79
    • Noise (wash cycle - dB): 50
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 174
    • Energy efficiency index: 44.7
    • Spin efficiency rating: A
    • Annual water consumption (l/year): 10840
    • Weighted average energy per washing cycle (kWh): 0.75
  • Sony KDL-40RD453
    • Energy rating: A+
    • On-mode power: 48
    • Standby power (W): 0.5
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 70
    • Energy efficiency index: 0.2279