Tumble Dryer Buyers Guide

Why a Tumble Dryer?

The weather isn’t always suitable for hanging your laundered clothes out to dry and if you don’t have access to a garden then trips to the launderette can be time consuming. Investing in a vented or condenser tumble dryer could be the answer. You can also choose a freestanding vented or condenser tumble dryer or a built-in vented or built-in condenser model depending on both your budget and where you envisage placing the tumble dryer. If you have a utility room or garage you can also place your tumble dryer on top of your washing machine to save space.

Vented Dryers

Vented dryers are generally a bit cheaper than condenser models as they have to be vented against an outside wall. They can also be built-in so can discreetly blend in with your existing kitchen cabinetry.

Condenser Dryers

Condenser dryers remove the moisture from your clothes and pump the water into a small holding tank so there’s no need for venting. This means you can site it anywhere you have the space provided there is sufficient ventilation around the appliance.

Drum Capacity

The drum capacity you choose will determine the size of the load you can dry. Tumble dryers are available with drum capacities from 5kg which is perfect for modest laundry needs up to a massive 10kg which is perfect for tumble drying a king size duvet. If space is limited you can opt for a combined washer dryer instead or even a compact dryer.  

Energy ratings

A built-in or freestanding dryer will be graded from A-G with A being the most energy efficient. ‘A+’ models will be even more energy efficient but will naturally stretch your initial budget a bit more. You’ll also save energy by ensuring that you don’t overload the appliance when using it.


A tumble dryer will save you trips to the launderette if you don’t have access to a drying green and if you do have access to an outside space you don’t have to wait for a perfect ‘drying day’ to get your laundry done.

Brand choice

At Dalzells of Markethill you can choose from our large retail selection of built-in and freestanding tumble dryers from all major household brands such as Samsung, Zanussi, Miele, Hotpoint, Indesit, Bosch, Siemens, Beko and White Knight all with the best deals available.

Delivery & Installation

Dalzells offer free delivery across Northern Ireland and within counties Lough, Monaghan and Dublin. See our website for full delivery information. For details on installation see our appliance connection page.