A portable clothes dryer is basically just a small clothes dryer on wheels. It’s made to be more lightweight and durable than a normal dryer, and it can pretty easily be moved from room to room, or stored in the house like a regular dryer. There are two types of clothes dryers: manual and electric. The manual kind is basically a hanger that can be rolled, folded and/or tucked away until you need it. They are usually designed to hold a lot of clothes in a very small and compact space, letting them air out as well as possible. An electric portable clothes dryer is pretty much the same as a normal electric dryer, except it can be moved much, much easier.
Manual portable dryers are very easy to set up and move. They typically weigh less than 10 lbs, which means that they don’t present problems for anybody when I comes to moving them. They are also usually foldable, so they can be stored in a closet or small storage space at any time, and because of thi light weight, they can be lifted easily as well. As far as design, they can either come in an upside-down umbrella shape, or they can come in an inverted stair shape. The former is wider, and able to support tall or long clothes better. The latter is able to support more clothes because of its multiple layers, but the clothes can crow each other somewhat.
Electric portable clothes dryers operate in exactly the same way as a regular dryer does. The only difference is that they’re smaller, they’re built on wheels, and they don’t vent through a wall. The lack of an external steam vent can be a problem in small rooms, so if you’re planning on buying one, you might want to make sure that you have either a large room or a vented space to put it in. Many portable electric dryers are built so that they can fit inside the back seat of a sedan, but this isn’t always the case, so if you intend to take in on the road, you’ll need to make sure it meets your car’s length and height requirements.
Which type of portable dryer you need just depends on what you’ll be using it for. If you need a dryer on the road, especially on camping trips and/or vacations, a manual dryer might better. First, manual versions take up less space, which is very important if you carry a lot of luggage. Second, they are easy to move around, as opposed to electric portable dryers, which can weigh over 30 lbs. Third, they don’t require a power supply to work, so they’re great on outdoor trips.
However, electric portable clothes dryers can be better for many people – namely, those who don’t have a washer/dryer, but want to get a dryer that won’t take up much space. For example, electric portable dryers are great for people who live in campers, and want a quick way to dry clothes, but can’t fit a regular-sized dryer. They’re also great for people who live in long-term apartments, who can fit the dryer in, and avoid waiting at a laundry mat for an extra hour while they’re clothes dry. For these people, they can even save money in the long-term, as drying many loads of clothes can be a real expense.
For a manual dryer, you can expect to pay at least $30 USD, and possibly up to $100. This is largely dependent on both the store and the sturdiness of the dryer. If you plan to use yours a lot on the road, the $100 price tag is justifiable, but if you just plan to stand it up twice a month, you’ll be fine with a cheap model. The electric dryers can cost between $200 and $400.