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I am looking to buy a Clothes dryer but I am uncertain if they do cost that much to run as I have heard so many people saying of I have a dryer but I hardly use it its way to expensive to run. With this terrible weather we are having at I need to get my clothes dry some how


Posted by My Littlebuttons, 6th June 2022


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  • I use mine quite a bit and always have, so hard to tell if it costs a lot. But like others have said, get a good energy rated one, a good quality, reputable one and tips like throwing in a towel with the clothes work too.
    I sometimes hang my things on a clothes rack first to get the “wet wet” out and then pop them in the dryer.

    I have had a washer/dryer combo before and can confirm that they are horrible. The clothes never seem to dry.


  • I am in the same boat. also were due for a new washing machine


  • I have seen a couple of people comment about possibly getting a washer and drier in one however I do have one and it’s terrible. To do a wash and dry takes around 6 hours for a small ammount of
    Clothes and as they use steam to dry I notice it shrinks clothes too! We ended up buy a cheap drier from JB hi fi and have it hidden out the back! It the most cost efficient and time saving way for us to go.


  • I like that suggestion of putting a dry towel in with it to cut the drying time. Get a good energy star rating to make it cheaper to run.


  • I’m considering buying one too and am hopeful my solar panels will help with the running costs


  • I was thinking about buy one but I am scared of the usage cost.


  • Oh and when you do use it put in a dry fluffy towel with your wet clothes as it helps them dry faster ;)


  • I couldn’t live without my clothes dryer. Unfortunately it’s getting old and the door has a crack in it so it does tend to draw the power but I make sure to try and use it during the off peak times which helps. If you were getting a new one try and get the highest star energy rating you can to save on costs.. use it during the off peak times and only when you really need to and it shouldnt be too bad.


  • I’ve been wondering the same thing! My laundry room doesn’t have space for a dryer and I’ve started contemplating a combo washer dryer with the intention of only using the dryer in desperate situations because I’ve heard the drying times are long.


  • There are definitely cheaper clothes dryers on the market. It is much better to get one than worry about not having dry clothes !


  • We have a dryer but try not to use it if we can help it. I generally try to wash only on sunny days, especially sheets & towels. Most other times in bad weather we use the clothes airer. It’s the style that opens to one long layer,not stacked high. I spread the clothes thinly on this and prop it near the heating vents of air conditioner for the day and it dries in no time.
    The clothes drier is wonderful though when we get caught short.


  • We choose our days for washing and drying.


  • We are very careful with all consumption and use of resources.


  • It’s such a life saver and worth the high bill lol


  • Apparently, the newer models today are very energy efficient


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