Achieving modest results in this year’s Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey – clothes dryers, we have found out that Haier clothes dryers are quite good, scoring a solid 3 and 4 star rating.
A brief history of the company
Haier is a fairly young brand, stemming from German appliance maker Liebherr. Liebherr sold their technology to a small Chinese refrigeration company when the Chinese economy opened in the 1980s. In 1984, Qingdao Refrigerator Co Ltd was born, and they took the name Haier 6 years later. They were larger and became the Haier group corporation, who capitalized on the new management and brand. Because of this smart thinking they were able to become the number one appliances company in China.
Offering 4, 6, and 8 kilogram dryers, Haier offers simple machines. Really, that is all you need, so they are very practical. They are also very good value for money, with consumers giving them four out of five stars in that category – a very commendable score. All less than 1 meter in height, width, and depth, these dryers can suit a laundry where space is fairly tight. In a small space, you don’t want to be clearing out a lint filter that is in an awkward spot to reach, so Haier have conveniently put it on the door of the dryer for easy access. Another convenient addition to the dryers is a removable drying rack, so you can dry clothes outside the dryer while some dry on the inside too. Now that is time-saving efficiency. Another feature that makes Haier dryers efficient is their seven drying programs, so you can choose the one that best suits the load of washing you have to get dry. In case anything goes wrong with your Haier clothes dryer, every machine comes with a two year warranty on parts and labour, saving you a bit of money.
Other brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey New Zealand consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within a survey group of people who had recently bought a clothes dryer. Other brands included in this year’s survey were:
- Fisher and Paykel
You can view our clothes dryer survey results here.