June 15, 2022 - 4 min read
Are you a large household? Life on the laundry treadmill can feel like Groundhog Day. The sports kits, the school uniforms, the work shirts… don’t even get us started on those endless towels (and the whopping energy bills that come with them!). Step up heat pump dryers, the new whiz kid in the laundry. A boon for bigger broods, these star appliances use super-efficient heat exchanger technology to deliver big savings for the planet, your bank balance, and the lifespan of your clothes. Best of all, with no need for ventilation, heat pump dryers can be installed anywhere (even under the staircase!).
Let’s find the best family-friendly heat pump dryers for your needs:
Best For: Energy efficiency and savings
Why you want it: The higher the energy rating of your dryer, the more it will offset the frequent usage that is the lot of larger families. This Miele model ranks top of the class with a perfect 10-star energy score. Plus, the FragrantDos feature will envelop your laundry in your favourite aromas while drying (enjoy that luxury hotel vibe of scented bed linen in your own home!).
Shop The Miele 8kg Heat Pump Dryer
Best For: Handling big loads with style
Why you want it: With a plus-size 10kg capacity and impressive 9-star energy rating, you’ll be saying hello to fewer cycles and lower energy bills. Choose from specialised programs for everything from tricky delicates to hardy jeans with thick seams. All this heavy-duty performance comes wrapped in a sleek, slimline design to smarten up any laundry.
Shop The Asko 10kg Logic Heat Pump Dryer
Best For: Saving you time and effort
Why you want it: Want to sideline that iron? Wrinkle Prevent will turn the drum intermittently, without heat, after your clothes are dry to prevent creases forming on resting fabrics. No time to waste? Quick Dry can have small loads ready to wear again in just 35 minutes; while Air Wash can refresh all your go-to garments between washes.
Shop The Samsung 8kg Heat Pump Dryer
Best For: Making your clothes last longer
Why you want it: Want to get more life out of those hand-me-downs? This statement laundry appliance, in on-trend black, is both beautiful and functional. Armed with Sensor Dry technology to automatically tweak the temperature and humidity for a gentler dry, your clothes will come out softer, with colours that stay brighter for longer. What else? Anti-Tangling technology to curb wear and tear on frequent wash items, plus there’s a drying rack to protect wet hats and shoes – or your little one’s beloved bedtime buddy.
Shop The Haier 9kg Heat Pump Dryer
Best For: Taking control of laundry day
Why you want it: Become a total laundry boss with this all-in-one integrated washing-and-drying solution that comes with every bell and whistle that a hectic household could ever need. Streamline your laundry operations by running fewer cycles in the generous 17kg capacity washer, while you dry an earlier load separately in the 10kg capacity heat pump dryer. With built-in Wi-Fi, you can remote start cycles and monitor energy consumption via your smartphone. Oh, and did we mention that the dryer has 10 energy stars, so it’s ultra-kind on your wallet and the environment, too!