Size and capacities
How big or small a dryer should you get depends on how many people are going to use that dryer, your laundry needs, and the space you have for it.
If you only live alone or just share it with one more person in a limited space, then having a compact dryer would be a reasonable choice. A compact dryer is roughly 60cm wide, which is great for tight spaces. However, if you have an even tighter space that couldn’t fit both your washing machine and dryer, then purchasing a washer dryer combo might be a better idea.
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Full-sized dryers, on the other hand, are generally more suitable for larger space, with 85cm wide. Capacity is another important factor to consider when buying a dryer, which is measured in kilogram. This number indicates the maximum amount of clothes that can be dried in one go. For example, having 8kg capacity means you can add 8kg worth of clothes in one dry. Typically, you can find dryers with a capacity ranging from 4kg to 9kg in the market. One tip to quicken the drying process is to add a lesser amount of clothes compared to the capacity, as having fewer clothes allows hot air to flow through the entire rum, plus, having more space when tumbling results in less creasing for your clothes.
1. Energy efficiency
Dryers can easily be the most energy-consumed appliance in your house (with refrigerator as the only exception). Energy-efficient appliances tend to be more expensive, but they are worth the cost, as you’ll save money on your home energy costs in the long run. Understanding this, Electrolux has added features that would help decrease energy usage. For example, with Electrolux Heat Pump Dryer UltraSaver technology, you can save 50% energy usage compared to traditional machines; or with Smart Sensor feature that monitors the humidity in the drum that allows the cycle to stop as soon as your clothes had dried.
2. Smart feature
Having Wi-Fi connection feature from your mobile to your dryer can maximize the comfort of saving time and energy for your laundry. With this functionality, you can receive notifications, monitor, and control your tumble dryer from your mobile devices. Electrolux also provides dryers with Wi-Fi connection to assist you with everyday laundry, making sure your most precious clothes will be cared for in just the right way.
3. Other drying programs
You can find models with various features that can help you decide which one best suit your needs.
The most basic features include setting for 3 levels of dryness for your clothes: Extra dry, Cupboard dry and Iron dry. Other features you can find includes:
Wools: for woolen fabrics, with gentle drying for hand-washable woolens. If doing laundry for your woolen item is crucial for you, remember to check if a dryer has been approved by the Woolmark Company, like Electrolux's dryer.
Silk: Gentle drying of hand-washable silks.
Mixed: Mix of garments made of cotton, cotton-synthetic blend, and synthetic fabric.
Drying rack: For drying sport shoes only
4. Ironed out feature
Ironing is a backbreaking chore – but this is not something you need to worry about anymore. Our dryers come with innovative programs like Easy Iron, which reduces ironing time by up to 50%, leaving you free to do more enjoyable activities and focus on the more important things in life.
5. No more allergies
Spring and summer are lovely seasons – but not if you suffer an allergic reaction and must spend the bulk of your time at home with a red nose and runny eyes. Did you know that you can remove pollen, dust, and other allergens from your clothes by simply tumble drying them? Now that is something not to be sniffed at.
6. Drying shoes faster
There is nothing worse than soaking wet shoes after a rainy day. Rather than leave them out to dry, you can toss your shoes in an Electrolux dryer. Our dryers have a special drying rack that can dry shoes and even woollens. With the Intensive Dry program, you can also put sturdier clothes like jeans in our dryers for quicker drying.
Hope that after reading all information shared in this dryer buying guide you can find the best dryer that can satisfy the whole family.
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