Best Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

Heat pump clothes dryers are a gentle airer for clothes and will help you save on your energy bills. They’ve got plenty of features, which can make shopping around quite the task, but knowing what to look for can help you find a model that’s right for you. Continue reading...

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$799 to $6,999
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Based on 537 reviews
Bosch Serie 8 Heat Pump Tumble Dryers

Bosch Serie 8 Heat Pump Tumble Dryers

3.1  (268)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg and 9 kg
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$1,399Bing Lee
Tim53
Tim53NSW33 posts
  WTW87564AU
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Beko BDP83HW

Beko BDP83HW

3.8  (28)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,599
  • Capacity8 kg
Ali M.
Ali M.3 posts
 
AwesomeGreat to have this kind of dyer, really help us a lot. Convenient to use, big capacity and clean the clothes well.
Haier HDHP-AN1 Series

Haier HDHP-AN1 Series

4.2  (11)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg and 9 kg
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$1,099Bing Lee
Ryan
RyanVIC4 posts
  HDHP90AN1
Beko 7kg BDP710W

Beko 7kg BDP710W

3.7  (12)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,149
  • Capacity7 kg
Dave
Dave7 posts
 
LG 9kg Heat Pump Dryer 9 Series

LG 9kg Heat Pump Dryer 9 Series

3.0  (21)
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  • Capacity9 kg
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$1,799Bing Lee
Dan from Fullarton SA
Dan from Fullarton SASA10 posts
  DVH9-09W
Fisher & Paykel DH9060 Series

Fisher & Paykel DH9060 Series

3.2  (14)
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  • Capacity9 kg
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Alan z.
Alan z.WA13 posts
  DH9060FS1
Expensive and disappointingIt worked well for a year then I had a technician out 7 times to replace various parts, for the price point not worth the money. The technician said he sees a lot of these and old models from the early 2000s are more reliable. Time to go in the bin
Solt Heat Pump Dryers GGSHP

Solt Heat Pump Dryers GGSHP

3.5  (11)
 Summary
  • Capacity7 kg, 8 kg and 10 kg
PetinaT
PetinaT
  GGSHPD80
Don’t buyWe put everything through the dryer (family of 5). Number of times clothes are still damp after 3 hours +. Annoying having to empty water canister. If I had my time over I would have gone with the traditional dryer might be less energy rating but 1-1.5 hrs & my washing was dry. Show details
AEG T8DHC862B Heat Pump Dryer 8kg

AEG T8DHC862B Heat Pump Dryer 8kg

2.5  (28)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $2,299
  • Capacity8 kg
Amber G.
Amber G.
 
Hisense PureJet Heat Pump Dryer

Hisense PureJet Heat Pump Dryer

3.7  (9)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg and 9 kg
Lindsay
Lindsay
  HDFY90H 9kg
Ariston N11HPLWAU

Ariston N11HPLWAU

3.3  (11)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
Zoran
Zoran
 
LG DVH45-08W

LG DVH45-08W

4.6  (5)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,449
  • Capacity8 kg
Norbert
NorbertVictoria3 posts
 
Just a great dryer to useThe dryer was so easy to use and the cleaning process just as easy. I drys the cloths very and I hardly ever need ironing. The dry is very quite in operation and does not disturb us Show reply
Hisense Heat Pump Dryer Series 5 HDFS80HE

Hisense Heat Pump Dryer Series 5 HDFS80HE

4.8  (4)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,199
  • Capacity8 kg
Matt
MattVIC2 posts
 
Amazing productHad many dryers in the past. This is by far the best I've had. I highly recommend this product. Show details
Samsung Smart AI Heat Pump Dryer DV90T8440SH

Samsung Smart AI Heat Pump Dryer DV90T8440SH

3.0  (8)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,899
  • Capacity9 kg
Paryce
ParyceNSW3 posts
 
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Hey Paryce, I am so sorry to hear about the negative experience you have had. I would love to take a look into what is going on here. I have reached out to you via private message, please respond when you can.

Regards,

Brian
Samsung AU

Asko T408HD

Asko T408HD

2.2  (13)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
Denise
DeniseRio de janeiro Brazil2 posts
 
Bad experience!The worst clothes dryer I've ever seen in my life! Show details
Bosch Serie 4 WTH8300AU

Bosch Serie 4 WTH8300AU

4.0  (4)
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  • Capacity8 kg
Oli B.
Oli B.8 posts
 
Fantastic productTook a little bit of te to work out the programs..However very happy with this dryer..
Very energy efficient...reasonably quiet and alerts you when it's done..
Glad we bought it.This is our first dryer purchase and will stick with this type of a dryer. Show reply
Esatto EHPD80

Esatto EHPD80

3.0  (6)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
Topcatz1
Topcatz1NSW19 posts
  Verified
Fisher & Paykel DH8060P3

Fisher & Paykel DH8060P3

2.1  (11)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
Customeraware
CustomerawareAU3 posts
 
Too noiseIt works well on the everyday, but very very noise.
For other options for drying does not work as good, for the sheets it does not turn off itself... so it keeps on going.
I bought it in conjunction of the washing machine to match which is great and no noise at all. Show details
Whirlpool 7kg Air Vented Dryer AWD712SOC

Whirlpool 7kg Air Vented Dryer AWD712SOC

4.3  (3)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $799
  • Capacity7 kg
mark12
mark12NSW4 posts
 
No wall mountsMeant to come with wall mounts so the guys at Harvey Norman told me, but none at all and nothing in the manual Show details
Electrolux EDH803R9WB

Electrolux EDH803R9WB

3.5  (4)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
Coco
Coco38 posts
 
LG DVH5-08W

LG DVH5-08W

2.8  (5)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
KO'd
KO'd2 posts
  Verified
New LG Clothes Dryer does not workBought a new LG Clothes Dryer recently. It doesn't operate at all. Getting no assistance from the retailer or LG customer support. Very disappointed and recommend you do not deal with LG if you are buying a clothes Dryer
Asko T410HD

Asko T410HD

2.3  (7)
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  • Capacity10 kg
Nadia
NadiaNSW4 posts
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Fisher & Paykel DH9060P2

Fisher & Paykel DH9060P2

2.8  (4)
 Summary
  • Capacity9 kg
Nat
Nat
 
Not a great purchaseWhen buying a dryer you want it to dry sheets, this machine takes over 3 hours to dry sheets as they end up in a big ball, you need to go to the machine every 10 mins to take sheets out undo ball and put back in. Show details
Electrolux EDH804U5WB

Electrolux EDH804U5WB

4.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
c1ockwork
c1ockworkNSW2 posts
  Verified
Bosch Serie 6 WTR85T00AU

Bosch Serie 6 WTR85T00AU

1.8  (8)
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  • Capacity8 kg
Chris S
Chris SVIC
 
Asko T208H.W.AU

Asko T208H.W.AU

1.8  (8)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
Nick
Nick2 posts
 
Died from electrical faultWorked until 2 years and 1 month. Loud zap and burning smell from behind the display screen. Tripped out the breaker. Not very impressed. Show details
Beko 9kg BDPB904HW

Beko 9kg BDPB904HW

3.0  (3)
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  • Capacity9 kg
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shootingstar
shootingstarNSW150 posts
  Verified
Miele TWD660WP

Miele TWD660WP

4.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Capacity8 kg
u2inoz
u2inoz14 posts
 
Euromaid Heat Pump Dryer EHPD700

Euromaid Heat Pump Dryer EHPD700

4.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Capacity7 kg
Bonny
Bonny8 posts
  EHPD700W
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Beko BDP810W

Beko BDP810W

2.7  (3)
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  • Price (RRP) $1,399
  • Capacity8 kg
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Eugenie
EugenieVIC31 posts
 
LG 10kg Series 10

LG 10kg Series 10

2.3  (3)
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  • Capacity10 kg
$1,899Bing Lee
Zac Burgess
Zac BurgessHobart30 posts
  DVH10-10W
LG are Terrible to deal withWas a great dryer for the first year until it started intermittently not drying our clothes. It would run for 5 hours or more and the clothes would still be wet. Then we would use it again the next day and it would be perfectly fine. It took months before LG would even take it for repair and would never ring us back. Show details

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Is a heat pump clothes dryer right for me?

Heat pump clothes dryers use a pump to heat air and absorb moisture from your laundry load. This air is then cooled down to get rid of the moisture, and then reheated and recycled within the machine for drying clothes.

You might want to get one of these dryers over a condenser clothes dryer, a vented dryer, or a gas dryer if you’re prepared to pay a little more upfront to reduce your carbon emissions and save on energy over time.

Here are some pros and cons of heat pump clothes dryers to help you decide whether to get one.

Pros
Energy efficient, as they reuse heat energy, using over 50% less energy than a vented dryer of the same size (making them more eco-friendly too).
Gentle on clothes, as they use a lower temperature than other dryers.
Generally have a large capacity.
Don’t need to be in a well-ventilated room, as they don’t vent hot air - this also reduces the incidence of mould growth, and means you can put a heat pump tumble dryer anywhere in the house.
Can reuse the water for some purposes, like watering plants.
Often offer a wide range of programs.
Cheap to run.
Cons
Takes longer to dry laundry than a vented dryer, as they run at lower temperatures.
Very heavy, so in most cases aren't wall mountable.
Often expensive to buy.
Can be noisier than other types of dryers.
Drain tank needs to be emptied from time to time (unless it is plumbed into a drain).
Can be costly to repair as they have a complex design.

What to look for in a heat pump clothes dryer

Programs

Look for settings that suit the type of laundry you’ll be doing. A good rule of thumb is to look for a machine with multiple drying programs that cater to different fabrics. A delicates setting that can gently dry your silks and a low-heat woollens program are some to keep an eye out for.

Normal drying settings don’t remove all the moisture from your clothes, as this makes them easier to iron and prevents damage to them. If you want your clothes ‘extra’ dry, such as for when you’re sealing them up for storage, then look for a setting that can accommodate this.

Capacity

The capacity of a dryer refers to the weight of dry clothes it can accommodate in kilograms - ensure you opt for a drum size that suits your household’s needs.

If, like most people, you take your laundry out of the washing machine and put it straight into the dryer, then you might want to match the capacity of both machines.

Here’s a rough guide to the dryer capacity you need for your household, however read the product manual or manufacturer’s advice to get a more accurate recommendation before you buy.

Dryer capacityHousehold size
5kg and less1 - 2 people
5kg - 7kg3 - 4 people
7kg and over4 or more people

You should also measure the space which your dryer needs to fit in - apartment dwellers may need a small clothes dryer that can fit into a tight space. Double and triple check that the height, width, and depth of a machine suits your home.

Features

Look out for the following features on any clothes air dryer you’re looking to buy.

  • Auto-sensor: This stops the drying process once it senses your clothes are dry, to prevent them from over-drying as well as to save energy.
  • Reverse tumbling: A machine that reverses the direction of tumbling helps ensure even drying and minimal tangling.
  • Anti-crease: Activating an anti-crease function lets your machine continue to gently tumble your laundry after drying, so that heavy creases don’t form.
  • Drying rack: If you have items you don’t want tumbled (such as delicates or shoes), then look for a model that has a rack in the drum that can hold these items.
  • Time delay: Although it’s not ideal to leave your laundry wet, you may want the option to delay when you want your dryer to start, such as to take advantage of solar energy during the day. Just don’t have it running when no one’s at home, due to the fire hazard.
  • Child lock: This prevents the dryer from running unless you enter a specific button combination, helping protect your little ones.
  • Auto-start: Some people like the convenience of a dryer turning on automatically when the dryer door is shut, however it’s recommended to steer clear of dryers with this feature if you have children around.
  • Electronic display: A display like this lets you easily see how much time is left in the drying cycle and when you need to empty the lint filters.
  • Noise dampener: This reduces the noise level of your machine when it runs.
  • Mobile app: Some dryers can be connected to a mobile app, letting you track and manage the cycle’s progress.

Energy efficiency

When comparing the energy rating of dryers, ensure that you’re comparing models of the same capacity, as energy efficiency is relative to the size of the machine.

In addition to the star rating, you can also look at the energy consumption of the dryer, measured in kWh - the lower this number, the more of an energy efficient dryer it is, and the cheaper your running costs will be!

Ease of use

Heat pump dryers can’t be wall-mounted at an ergonomic height, however it’s worth looking into whether the model you’re looking at can be stacked on top of your machine (if it’s a front load machine). These stacking kits are usually sold separately, and may require you to have a washer from the same manufacturer as well.

Look for a clothes dryer machine with lint filters - these prevent lint from getting into the mechanics of the machine, prolonging its lifespan. Lint filters are easier to remove and clean if they’re at the front of the machine.

Cleaning and maintenance

You should check the product manual as well as heat pump clothes dryer reviews to see how easy a machine is to clean and maintain, so it can keep drying laundry perfectly each time.

Here are some basic cleaning tips to keep in mind before you buy.

  • Every time you use a machine, you should clean the lint filter, empty the water tank (if it’s not plumbed into a drain), and leave the door slightly open.
  • Every month, you should wipe down the machine’s exterior with a damp cloth.
  • Every year, you should vacuum any lint out of the dryer’s vents and crevices.

Price

Heat pump dryers can cost anywhere from $600 to around $5000, however most will set you back somewhere between $1000 and $3000 - it’s difficult to find a decent, cheap clothes dryer cheaper than this unless you manage to snag one at a heat pump dryer sale.

The high purchase price of heat pump models means they’re only really well-suited to those who use their dryer often. They may be economical to run, but this may not pay off the cost of the machine with only occasional use.

Are heat pump clothes dryers worth it?

Heat pump dryers are cheap to run, gentle on clothes, and more eco-friendly than other dryers, so if you can afford the upfront cost, then a heat pump tumble dryer is worth the extra money.

Shop around (you might find a clothes dryer sale) and do your research to ensure you take home a machine that’s right for you and leaves your laundry soft, warm, and ready to use.

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