Best Dryers for Every Budget

Moving to a new house or upgrading your laundry room? We've got you covered with our in-depth guide on the best dryers for every budget. From budget-friendly to high-end luxury models, we'll help you find the perfect match for your needs without overwhelming you with details. 

Here’s what to expect: 

  • Budget-Friendly Dryers: Ideal for those who want efficiency without a hefty price tag. We’ll highlight top models that offer the best value for your money. 

  • Mid-Range Marvels: Perfect balance of cost and features. These dryers offer a few extra perks without breaking the bank. 

  • High-End Heroes: For the ultimate in dryer technology and features. Think smart connectivity, energy efficiency, and advanced drying techniques. 

Find your ideal dryer with ease and confidence, and remember, Coast Appliances is your go-to for high-quality and affordable options. Let's make your dryer shopping a breeze! 

Factors to Consider When Buying a Budget Dryer 

Buying a budget-friendly dryer is not just about the price tag. It's about smart shopping: finding a dryer that meets your needs without sacrificing quality. Here are key factors to ensure you get the best bang for your buck. 

  1. Budget Range: Define your spending limit. This will help you focus your search on what's realistically affordable. 

  1. Type of Dryer: Choose between electric or gas. Electric dryers are typically cheaper upfront and easier to install, while gas dryers might offer savings in the long run. 

  1. Capacity: How much can it hold? For smaller households, a compact dryer might be enough, but for larger families, look for a model with a bigger drum. 

  1. Energy Efficiency: Even on a budget, you can find energy-saving models. This cuts down on bills and is better for the environment. 

  1. Cycle Options: Look for essential cycles like regular, delicate, and permanent press. Extra features are nice but not a must on a budget. 

  1. Venting System: Decide between vented or ventless. Vented models are common and affordable, but ventless ones are great for tight spaces. 

  1. Noise Level: If your laundry area is close to living spaces, consider a quieter model. 

  1. Brand and Reviews: Do your homework. Sometimes, spending a bit more on a reliable brand saves money in the long run. 

  1. Warranty: Don't overlook the warranty. A good warranty can be a sign of quality and save on future repair costs. 

Which Dryer Can Your Budget Buy? 

Have a specific budget in mind? Here's a breakdown of what different budget ranges typically offer in the world of dryers: 

Best Affordable Dryers (Under CA$1,000) 

Here’s our handpicked selection of the best dryers on the market, each offering standout features without breaking the CA$1,000 barrier. 

Electric-powered dryers

  • Automatic Dryness Control: Temperature sensors end the cycle at the right time, preventing overdrying. 

  • Wrinkle Prevent Option: Tumbles clothes intermittently without heat to reduce creasing. 

  • Reversible Door: Can be installed to open to the left or right, offering flexible installation options. 

  • 3 Heat Selections: Offers personalized drying temperatures. 

  • Rotary Electronic Controls with Cycle Status Lights: Easy monitoring of the drying cycle. 

  • Reversible Door: Provides installation flexibility to suit your space. 

  • Sensor Dry: Automatically adjusts drying time based on moisture levels. 

  • FlowSense Duct Clogging Indicator: Alerts when ducts need cleaning to maintain efficiency. 

  • Smart Diagnosis: Assists in troubleshooting with a service center or via a smartphone app. 

  • Pet Pro System: Built-in filter and XL lint trap designed specifically for pet hair removal. 

  • Moisture Sensing: Two sensors monitor moisture and air temperatures to prevent over- and under-drying. 

  • Steam-Enhanced Dryer: Utilizes steam to prevent wrinkles and refresh clothes. 

  • Steam Refresh Cycle: Refreshes clothes with a fine mist in the heated drum. 

Gas-powered dryers

  • AutoDry Drying System: Automatically senses when clothes are dry, stopping the cycle to prevent overdrying. 

  • Wrinkle Shield Option: Intermittent tumbling after the cycle ends to prevent wrinkles for up to 140 minutes. 

  • Cool Down Cycle: Gradually cools clothes at the end of the cycle. 

  • ENERGY STAR Certified: Highly energy efficient. 

  • My Cycle: Customize and save your own drying cycle. 

  • Sanifresh: Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria for sanitized laundry. 

  • Sensor Dry: Adjusts drying time based on humidity levels to prevent overdrying. 

  • Wrinkle Prevent Option: Tumbles clothes post-cycle for up to 150 minutes to prevent wrinkles. 

  • Quick Dry Cycle: Rapid drying for small loads. 

  • Sensing: Automatically adjusts drying based on moisture levels. 

  • End of Cycle Signal: Alerts when the cycle is complete to avoid forgotten laundry. 

  • Multiple Cycle Options: Customize drying with unique options like Eco Dry. 

  • 5 Dryness Levels: Ranging from Air Dry to High for tailored drying. 

  • Anti-Wrinkle Option: Reduces wrinkles in clothes. 

  • Reversible Door: Flexible installation options to fit your space. 

Best Mid-Range Dryers (CA$1000 to CA$1500) 

Step up your laundry game with our selection of the best mid-range dryers! Here, additional features meet affordability for those ready to invest a bit more for enhanced performance and innovative technology. 


  • Bespoke Design & Closet Fit: Features a flat-panel design for aesthetic appeal and a shallow depth for easy closet installation. 

  • MultiControl & Steam Sanitize+: Control both the washer and dryer with one control, and use Steam Sanitize+ to ensure hygiene by removing 95% of pollen. 

  • Energy Star Certified & Multi Steam: Saves energy and refreshes clothes with steam to reduce odors, static, and wrinkles. 

  • Wrinkle Shield Option: Tumbles clothes for up to 150 minutes post-cycle to prevent wrinkles. 

  • Intuitive Controls & Advanced Moisture Sensing: User-friendly controls with customizable cycles and sensors to prevent overdrying. 

  • Quad Baffles: Randomized tumbling pattern for increased effectiveness, especially in small loads. 

  • Instant Refresh Cycle: Revives fabrics in 10 minutes without a full wash, saving water and energy. 

  • LuxCare Dry System: Precision drying with unique sensors that detect surface humidity, preventing over or under-drying. 

  • Energy Star Certified & Perfect Steam Option: Energy-efficient performance with a steam option to release wrinkles and reduce static. 

  • Activewear Cycle: Specialized care for delicate and expensive activewear. 

  • Advanced Moisture Sensing: Ensures even drying by monitoring moisture and air temperatures. 

  • Steam-Enhanced Dryer: Uses steam to prevent wrinkles and keep clothes looking their best. 

  • Sanitize Cycle: Removes up to 99.9% of common household bacteria with extra-hot temperatures. 

Best High-End Dryers (Over CA$1500)

  • Wrinkle Shield Option: Tumbles clothes for up to 150 minutes post-cycle to prevent wrinkles. 

  • Intuitive Controls: Offers up to 36 customizable cycles for specific fabric care needs. 

  • Quad Baffles: Randomized tumbling pattern to increase dryer effectiveness, particularly for small loads. 

  • Airing Option: Freshens up clothes, removes pet hair, and is gentle on delicate garments through cool tumbling. 

  • Green Drying with Heat Pump: Consumes only 0.24 kWh/kilo, making it an eco-friendly choice. 

  • Multi Filter System: Traps lint effectively, ensuring shorter drying times and machine longevity. 

  • Sensi Dry System: Measures moisture to optimize drying speed and adjust for different load types. 

  • Smart Appliance: Manage laundry remotely with end-of-cycle notifications and personalized tips for clothing care. 

  • Steam-Enhanced Dryer: Uses steam to prevent wrinkles, refresh clothes, and reduce static. 

  • Advanced Moisture Sensing with Extra Sensor: Monitors moisture and air temperatures to dry heavy loads thoroughly. 

  • Quick Dry Cycle: Ideal for rapidly drying small loads. 

  • Wrinkle Shield Plus Option with Steam: Combines tumbling and steam to prevent wrinkles for up to 150 minutes post-cycle. 

  • Remote Control with Whirlpool App: Offers control and tracking of the drying process from anywhere. 

  • Energy Star Certified: Efficient performance that saves on utility bills and conserves resources. 

  • Sanitize Cycle: Removes up to 99.9% of common household bacteria with high-temperature drying. 

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What is the best budget dryer? 

Amana, GE, and LG offer great budget-friendly models that are known for their efficiency and durability without breaking the bank. 

How do I choose a dryer for a small space? 

Look for compact or stackable models, which are specifically designed for small spaces. Reversible doors and ventless technology also make a big difference in fitting a dryer into tight areas. 

What are the most dependable dryers? 

Brands like Maytag, Whirlpool, and Samsung are known for their durability, advanced technology, and consistent performance over time.

What features should I look for in a dryer for a large family? 

Prioritize dryers with a high capacity (7 cu. ft. or more), quick dry cycles, and multiple drying options to handle various fabric types and large loads efficiently. 

Are there smart dryers that can be controlled remotely? 

Yes, brands like Samsung and Whirlpool offer smart dryers that can be controlled via smartphone apps.