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Best clothes dryers in Australia 2020

We’ve read thousands of customer and expert reviews to find the 10 best clothes dryers for all your laundry needs.

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The best clothes dryers in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall dryer: Fisher & Paykel 8kg Heat Pump Dryer DH8060P1

Fisher & Paykel 8kg Heat Pump Dryer DH8060P1

  • 7-star Energy Rating
  • Easy to install
  • Not cheap
  • Some customers complain about poor performance when drying sheets

Price (RRP): $2,099

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Why we chose it

The DH8060P1 heat pump dryer from Fisher & Paykel is our pick for the best overall clothes dryer.

Fisher & Paykel was named the top clothes dryer brand in Australia in the 2019/20 Finder Retail Awards.

The DH8060P1 has a 5 out of 5 rating from more than 20 customer reviews on The Good Guys, a 4.3 out of 5 rating from 15 Appliances Online customer reviews and a score of 4.4 out of 5 from more than 75 Google reviews. It also scored 4.2 out of 5 from more than 100 customer reviews on ProductReview.com.au.

The DH8060P1 is a heat pump dryer with an 8kg capacity and is designed for households of 3 to 4 people. It features 13 different drying cycles based on the items you need to dry, and because it's a heat pump model, it uses lower temperatures than conventional dryers.

It also has a 7-star Energy Rating, making it one of the more energy-efficient models available.


Best cheap dryer: Haier 5kg Vented Dryer HDV50E1

Haier 5kg Vented Dryer HDV50E1

  • Affordably priced
  • Sensor drying to dry clothes to your desired level
  • 5kg capacity may be too small for some
  • 2-star Energy Rating

Price (RRP): $499

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Why we chose it

If you're looking for a dryer that won't break the bank, our pick is the Haier 5kg Vented Dryer HDV50E1.

This 5kg vented dryer from Haier has an average customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 from more than 30 Appliances Online customer reviews, plus plenty of other positive ratings around the web.

It has an RRP of $499 but can be found for around $400 at several retailers. Designed for couples and small households, this model uses sensors to monitor the temperature and the moisture level of clothing so that items can be dried to the optimum level.

It comes with a wall-mounting kit and bracket, and it is backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty.


Best high-end dryer: Bosch WTW87566AU 9kg Heat Pump Dryer

Bosch WTW87566AU 9kg Heat Pump Dryer

  • 9-star Energy Rating
  • Quiet operation
  • Expensive
  • 9kg capacity is too large for many singles and couples

Price (RRP): $2,999

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Why we chose it

The Bosch WTW87566AU is our pick for the best premium dryer.

With positive reviews on various sites, plus the fact that other models in the Bosch heat pump range have been well received, this 9kg-capacity machine is a popular choice.

Boasting a 9-star Energy Rating, it's an energy-efficient appliance that can help keep your power bills down. It also features 13 drying programs designed to suit everything from delicates to sportswear.

At the time of writing, this model was selling for around $1,900 at several retailers.
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Best dryer for small spaces: Simpson 4.5kg Vented Dryer SDV457HQWA

Simpson 4.5kg Vented Dryer SDV457HQWA

  • Wall-mounting kit included
  • Affordable
  • 1.5-star Energy Rating
  • Only has basic features

Price (RRP): $499

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Why we chose it

The standard dryer width is 600mm, and most machines will fit into a space this wide. However, if you're limited for depth or height, this Simpson 4.5kg vented dryer is worth considering.

We looked for machines with a maximum height of 830mm and a maximum depth of 550mm, and this machine was the pick of the bunch. Measuring 795mm (height) x 600mm (width) x 520mm (depth), it's a compact little number. And with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from more than 30 Appliances Online reviews and 4.5 out of 5 from over 100 Google reviews, it's been well received by consumers.

Features include reverse tumbling, a delicates cycle and a wall-mounting kit, making this a simple but effective option for those cramped for space.


Best dryer for large families: Electrolux 9kg Ultimate Care Heat Pump Dryer EDH903BEWA

Electrolux 9kg Ultimate Care Heat Pump Dryer EDH903BEWA

  • 7-star Energy Rating
  • Cheaper than other models with similar capacity
  • Not wall mountable
  • Still not exactly cheap

Price (RRP): $2,099

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Why we chose it

If you're looking for a dryer with a capacity of 9kg or higher, we recommend the Electrolux 9kg Ultimate Care Heat Pump Dryer EDH903BEWA. With positive customer ratings on Appliances Online and Google reviews, it's our pick as the best dryer for large families.

With its large capacity and 7-star Energy Rating, this machine can handle drying all the family's clothes and help keep your power bills low at the same time. Features include sensor drying, 12 programs and a 2-year warranty.

It's worth noting that the Bosch WTW87566AU – which was our top high-end pick – could also be considered here, but we opted for the Electrolux due to its lower price tag.


Best vented dryer: Simpson 6.5kg Vented Dryer SDV656HQWA

Simpson 6.5kg Vented Dryer SDV656HQWA

  • Easy to use
  • Reverse tumbling to prevent tangling
  • Door is not reversible
  • Some users don't like the old-fashioned rotary dial

Price (RRP): $699

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Why we chose it

With an average score of 4.8 out of 5 from more than 70 customer reviews on Appliances Online, plus plenty of other positive reviews around the web, this 6.5kg model from Simpson is our pick as the best vented dryer.

Featuring a stainless-steel drum, the SDV656HQWA uses a reverse tumbling action to dry clothes evenly and to prevent tangling. It features a large door for easy access and can be wall-mounted if you don't have enough floor space.

Other features include front and rear venting, a delicates cycle and an auto cool-down feature. The Simpson also has a 2-star Energy Rating.


Best condenser dryer: Euromaid 6kg Condenser Dryer CD6KG

Euromaid 6kg Condenser Dryer CD6KG

  • Easy to use
  • Won't break the bank
  • 6kg capacity won't suit everyone
  • 1.5-star Energy Rating

Price (RRP): $999

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Why we chose it

With plenty of positive customer reviews on Appliances Online, supported by a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Google reviews, this condenser dryer from Euromaid is worth a closer look.

This machine features a 6kg drying capacity and is designed for smaller families and couples. It uses sensor technology to minimise wear and tear on your clothing, and there are nine programs (including a delicates cycle) for all your drying needs.

The dryer is backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty.


Best heat pump dryer: Bosch WTW87564AU 9kg Serie 8 Heat Pump Dryer

Bosch WTW87564AU 9kg Serie 8 Heat Pump Dryer

  • 8-star Energy Rating
  • Large capacity
  • Expensive
  • If you're spending this much, why not go for the top-of-the-line model?

Price (RRP): $2,899

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Why we chose it

If you're in the market for a heat pump dryer, this Bosch model is definitely worth considering. While you could always opt for the WTW87566AU that we chose as our top high-end pick, you can typically pick up this slightly lower-spec model for a saving of $200 or more.

And with a 4.9 out of 5 rating from 52 Appliances Online customer reviews, plus a 4.7 rating on ProductReview.com.au, it certainly has plenty of fans. This model features an 8-star Energy Rating, sensor drying and a self-cleaning condenser.


Best dryer for energy efficiency: Bosch WTW87566AU 9kg Heat Pump Dryer

Bosch WTW87566AU 9kg Heat Pump Dryer

  • 9-star Energy Rating
  • 13 drying programs
  • Expensive
  • Other machines with only slightly higher power usage are cheaper

Price (RRP): $2,999

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Why we chose it

If you're looking for an energy-efficient dryer, it's hard to go past this model from Bosch that was also our best high-end pick. With a 9-star Energy Rating and a growing body of positive reviews, it's got plenty to offer buyers looking to save money on electricity.

It features a self-cleaning condenser and AutoDry sensors as well as programs for delicates, cotton, sportswear and other items.


Best washer-dryer combo: Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg/5kg Washer Dryer Combo WD8560F1

Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg/5kg Washer Dryer Combo WD8560F1

  • Quiet and easy to use
  • Great space-saver
  • Some customers complain about so-so drying performance
  • Not the cheapest option

Price (RRP): $1,499

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Why we chose it

If you're searching for a washer-dryer combo, the Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg/5kg model has high ratings across the board. With average customer reviews of 4.5 out of 5 or higher on sites like Appliances Online, The Good Guys and Google reviews, it's our pick as the best washer-dryer combo.

Designed for people who don't have enough room to squeeze a separate washing machine and dryer into their laundry, this product fits into the standard space for a washing machine. It features 10 wash cycles and Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive technology, with most cycles completed in under an hour.

In terms of water usage and energy efficiency, this washer-dryer combo has a 5-star Water Rating (61L per wash), and 4-star (wash) and 3.5-star (dry) Energy Ratings. Of course, you also get the peace of mind of choosing the top clothes dryer brand in Australia from the 2019/20 Finder Retail Awards.


Methodology

  • We compared over 50 dryers from more than a dozen appliance brands.
  • Our top picks were chosen based on real customer reviews.
  • The products on this list were chosen by our editorial team and were not selected based on commercial relationships.

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