What is the best heat pump dryer?

And which one has the best price-quality ratio?

NU.nl and the Consumers' Association provide an answer.

A heat pump dryer is much more energy efficient than traditional dryers, on average about 60 percent.

However, drying often takes a little longer and they are usually a lot more expensive to purchase.

The Consumers' Association tests dryers for energy consumption, drying performance and noise, among other things.

A total of 151 readily available dryers were tested.

Of the 120 models tested within the heat pump dryers category, an AEG machine is the Best in the Test.

The Best Buy is a Beko model.

Best in Test: AEG T9DENS87

Target price: 850 euros

Test judgment: 8.1

Capacity for cotton: 8 kg

Energy class: A +++

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This AEG dryer is available in two variants.

In addition to this model, there is also a slightly more expensive variant with a larger operating screen and operation via the app.

This model performs well on almost all parts.

The drying performance and energy consumption are particularly striking and excellent.

The machine does make quite a bit of noise.

That is the only part on which he scores less well.

The dryer has a capacity of 8 kilograms.

To make full use of the energy efficiency, you must be able to properly fill the dryer.

If you live alone and you don't use the dryer often, you might be better off opting for a smaller model weighing 7 kilos.

If you have a large family, a 9 kilo model is an option.

Best Buy: Beko DR 8534 GXO

Price: 664 euros

Test judgment: 7.6

Capacity for cotton: 8 kg

Energy class: A +++

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This Beko model has the best price-quality ratio.

In this case, it is not so much due to a low purchase price (which is actually quite high).

But that is mainly due to the energy efficiency.

This machine scores very well on this, and that is taken into account when determining the Best Buy.

The drying performance of this machine is somewhat less than that of the AEG, but more than sufficient.

The machine, just like the AEG, makes quite a bit of noise.

The capacity is 8 kilos, just like the AEG.

So here it also applies that you have to be able to fill the drum properly to make full use of the energy efficiency.


In this column we write weekly about household and technological appliances that have been tested by the Consumers' Association.

This is a collaboration between the independent editors of NU.nl and the Consumers' Association.

The Consumers' Association tests thousands of products every year, together with qualified technicians in specialized laboratories at home and abroad.

The products under test are bought in the store so that they are not pre-manipulated by manufacturers.

New models are tested as soon as possible after introduction.

How fast that is differs per product.

The Best in Test is the product with the best test rating.

This can also be a somewhat older model, because a newer model is not always better.

The Best Buy is the product with the best price-quality ratio.