Updated 6 Jun 2018

Simpson

SDV401

Snapshot: The Simpson SDV401 vented dryer can dry up to 4kg of washing at one time. But how does it rate?

SDV401
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$498

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Test results

Overall score
60
Energy efficiency
?/10
Drying time
?/10

Good points

  • OK energy efficiency.
  • OK drying-cycle time.
  • Ducting kit supplied.
  • Can be stacked.
  • Can be wall mounted.

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
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
80 x 61 x 53
Cycle time (mins)
161
Noise (dBA)
55
Air-exhaust location
Front or rear
Filter location
Inside front
Sensor control
×
Timer control

Model

Avg price
$498

Running costs

Cost per load
$1.05
10 year running costs
$1055
10 year life-cycle costs
$1399

Features

Stackable
Yes
Ducting kit
Supplied
Reverse tumbling
Yes
Drying rack
×
Delay start
×
Anti-crease
Wall-mountable