During the summer months it’s easy to dry clothes outside in the fresh air, but with winter on the way, consider treating yourself to a tumble dryer to lighten your laundry load!
When the sun is shining and the breeze is blowing there’s nothing more satisfying than hanging out clean sheets to dry in the warm air – indeed the smell of freshly laundered linen is hard to beat! But when the summer comes to an end and winter is upon us, all of a sudden drying endless baskets of clothes and linen becomes a chore, and that’s where the humble tumble dryer comes into action.
From fully-integrated to space-saving designs, there’s a dryer on the market to suit your needs. When it comes to buying, there are three main requirements which should be top of your list: budget, energy efficiency and user-friendliness. On top of these considerations it’s essential to keep in mind a capacity which fits your laundry requirements and a size to suit your space.
Garment-specific cycles– programmes specially designed for certain fabrics and garments such as ‘denim’, ‘delicates’ and ‘wool’.
Sports kit programmes – handy if you’re on a health kick or have lots of grubby PE kits to get dried in a hurry.
Refresh – a useful cycle for hand-washable garments which gently helps remove creases and odours.
Sensor drying – a built-in sensor in the machine makes programme decisions for you, including drying times.
Easy-clean fluff filters – make sure the machine’s fluff filter is easy to access, remove and clean.
When shopping for a machine keep in mind that the vast majority of tumble dryers are still rated C or less for energy efficiency.
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