The wife's $200 Remington blow dryer finally quit after 9 years, so she IMPLORED that I buy a new one. Because I am an electrician and blow dryers are electrical, therefore I am an expert. So naturally I bought the cheapest one on Amazon.ca to test and I was actually blown away by the results.
For one, this thing moves LOTS of air. I can't know for sure the volume of air this thing moves but it is definitely comparable to the Remington. The cone directs it evenly into a straight path. I usually grow out my hair to donate it, and I get the wife to use this on my hair and it turns out great. Straight and soft.
As for the energy consumption that's where I start calling this out. It's very unlikely that a breaker for a bathroom would hold 1875 watts as that would be 15.625 amps on a 15 amp breaker. That would eventually cause the breaker to trip on it's level 2 settings. You don't have to worry about this because the hottest I could get this blow dryer to run is 1566 watts, which is 13.05 amps (1566w/120v=13.05A). So for those energy conscious people, at 6c/kWh would cost you roughly 9 cents to run for one hour on max setting.
I'll break it down for you:
My electric space heater is 1600w which is designed to heat a whole 400sq/f room
The "cool" setting is 213w (no heat)
The "First" setting is 790w. Almost exactly half of the second setting.
The "Second" setting is 1566w. It's hot. Hot enough to heat a room, but don't do that.
So as far as I can tell, this $15 blow dryer is as good as her former $200 blow dryer. It works so good that I bought a second one, one for upstairs and one for downstairs. It's literally cheap enough to buy for convenience. It's simple and doesn't have a bunch of bells and whistles, and doesn't claim to do anything other thank dry your hair, which it is great at. I gave it only 4 stars due to the misleading "1875 watt" claim as it's unrealistic.
|Place of Business||EAST WINDSOR, NJ, 08520 US|
|Item model number||246RNC|
|Product Dimensions||23.88 x 9.4 x 21.59 cm; 540 Grams|