Updated 8 Jun 2015

Simpson

SDV401

Snapshot: The Simpson 39P400M vented dryer can dry up to 4kg of washing at one time. But how does it rate?

SDV401
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$499

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Test results

Overall score
58
Energy efficiency
?/10
Drying time
?/10

Good points

  • OK energy efficiency.
  • OK drying-cycle time.
  • Can be stacked.
  • Can be wall mounted.
  • Has child lock (for controls).

But

  • Timer only.

How we test

The overall score is made up of:

Energy efficiency (50%) - calculated from the amount of energy used to dry 1kg of wet clothes.
Drying time (50%) - based on the time it takes to dry 1kg of wet clothes.

Key data

Specifications

Type
Vented
Capacity (kg)
4.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
80 x 60 x 52
Cycle time (mins)
162
Noise (dBA)
55
Air-exhaust location
Front (rear option with kit)
Filter location
Inside front
Controls
Timer

Model

Avg price
$499

Running costs

Cost per load
$1.12
10 year running costs
$1120
10 year life-cycle costs
$1447

Features

Wall-mountable
Yes
Stackable
Yes
Drying rack
No
Ducting kit
Optional
Delay start
No
Anti-crease
No
Reverse tumbling
Yes