Best Cheap Clothes Dryers

Some high-rated dryers are expensive but you can purchase a really good dryer cheap

Dryers have not evolved over the past ten years or so as washing machines and yet the best-scoring dryers our reviews cost approximately $1,500. Manufacturers built them to be coupled together with matching washers, and the washing machine prices drive the price of the dryers.

But for less than $1,000, you’re still able to purchase a cheap dryer that does a great job.

Note: If you are not sure what you need, check out our Clothes Dryer Buying Guide to learn more. That is the first step to getting one of the Best Clothes Dryers for your needs. If this is not the type that you need, you can opt to find one of the Best Large Capacity Clothes Dryers, one of the Best Electric Clothes Dryers, or one of the Best Gas Clothes Dryers as alternatives.

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Electric dryers are the most popular models, and the electric dryers listed below performed exceptionally well in drying, and were either very quiet or reasonably quiet.

Of course the cheap dryers in our list provide moisture sensors. In comparison to thermostat dryers, moisture sensors are much more efficient at detecting when laundry is dry, and then turning off the dryer.

Our List Of The Best Cheap Clothes Dryers

  • LG DLEY1701V
  • Kenmore 81382
  • LG DLE1001W
  • Whirlpool WED92HEFW
  • LG DLE3170W
  • Kenmore 81182
  • Samsung DV45H7200EW
  • Kenmore Elite 81582
  • LG DLEX3370
  • Whirlpool Duet WED87HEDW
  • Kenmore 69132

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Our dryer reviews include several electric dryers that we’ve purchased and examined. We rate drying performance, convenience, and noise level. Years of analysis has determined that the gas dryers perform very much like the electric models, so you’ll find scores for them, based on the performance of the electric dryer. Gas dryers typically cost approximately $100 more than electric dryers.

With such a high volume of models to pick from, use the dryer rankings to slim down your preferences by brand, price, and more.