Now, this is no "miracle dryer" so if you expect it to dry all your stuff in an hour or two, then forget it. Cost efficiency compared to a tumble dryer is debatable given the fact that its power consumption is 800W/h. The real efficiency is difficult to calculate mainly because the time it takes to dry clothes varies very much on the size, thickness and the type of fabric the clothes are made of. On top of that, there's also the factor which few count in, and that's the level of initial wetness right after taking them out of the washing machine. My cheap and rather old Beko is set to 1000 spins/m (clothes are still kind of wet). Based on that here are the times you need to dry the clothes afterwards in the Hyundai:
Socks, underpants: 1-1.2 h.
Hand-towel, thick jumper, quality jeans: 5-6 h.
So, nothing to write home about really, but I still consider it a good purchase for the following reasons:
- packs away nicely compared to a tumble dryer which always uses up the space
- less hassle to use than a tumble dryer (exhaust pipe and stuff), and does not ruin clothes while drying
- the overall power consumption is not higher than a tumble dryer's
- a lot cheaper to purchase (£35 vs £129)
Note: if your washing machine is one of those that can do spins of up to 1600 or maybe even higher, the drying time in the Hyundai will dramatically decrease. Tested this out with a semi-dry bed-sheet. Drying time was a miraculous 30 minutes!!!