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Best 5 Boot Dryers of 2020

Love that pair of boots too much? Wear it too often? Well, you know the drill. Every pair of shoe that you wear for a long time starts to accumulate moisture, ultimately giving home to bacteria growth! This causes the foul odour in your shoes. Ew! We don’t want that. Boot-dryers are your grand saviors in that case. With boot dryers you can get rid of moisture from those boots (also shoes, coats, gloves, whatever) and they also come in handy in diminishing or even getting rid of fungal/bacterial growth and bad smells. A boot-dryer also saves time and the harm that your shoe suffers. How? The sun can affect the colour of your shoes, fading the colour to a lighter tone, and it would take at least 12 hours for your shoes to dry in the sun! This is exactly what boot-dryers are specifically designed for. 

However, it is very important to take into account the particular specifications and categories of purchase! We have carefully designed a list of best 5 boot-dryers that describes each boot dryer with its specifications, main features and other important considerations to help you choose from the variety of boot dryers in the market! 

1. PEET Dryer – Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer

Best Quality

  • Silent Working
  • Uses less energy
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • Overnight drying for most materials
  • No on/off indicator

Voltage: Standard 110-120 volt | Usage: All Materials | Weight: 2.8 pounds| Dimensions: 10.5 x 4.8 x 13.2 inches

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The topper on the list, rated best for its quality and overall functioning, is the PEET Dryer – Original 2-Shoe Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer. Foremostly, its specifications give it an edge over the other products. This product has a 25-Year Warranty! You could use this product without any trust issues and when need comes you can exchange it or have it fixed with the manufacturer’s promised warranty if you register within ten days of purchase! Moreover, with dimensions of 10.5 x 4.8 x 13.2 inches, it weighs only 2.8 pounds which is a pretty decent for a machine of its work-ethic. 

I experienced that it works in an almost noiseless manner! This means that the machine’s functioning was extremely silent since it uses the mechanism of convection i.e. rising air inside the shoe through the manufacturer’s especially designed AirChambers and DryPorts and drying it up as soon as it arises, so there’s no loud fan-blowing sounds! So far it has been safe to use on ALL materials. In my experience, this dryer also uses less electricity than most, making it a more energy efficient product even if left on all the time. 

The drawbacks that I did experience were the ON/OFF Indicator that is missing which makes it difficult to determine its status. Moreover, it seems to require overnight drying for the best results, which can be a little problematic if you need to dry your boots ASAP!

Overall, it has made it to the top of the list for a reason! It does the promised job and it does it well. In short, the PEET Dryer is your boots’ best friend. 

2. DryGuy DX Boot Dryer and Garment Dryer

Best Value

  • Whisper-quiet rotary blower
  • 3 hour timer
  • heat or no-heat switch
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Takes more time to dry up completely

Voltage: Standard 120 volt | Usage: All Materials | Weight: 5 pounds | Dimensions: 18 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches

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Ranking second on this list of all-rounder boot dryers is the forced-air boot, glove, and garment dryer known as the DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer and Garment Dryer which works on FOUR garments at a time! With its product dimensions of 18 x 12 x 12 inches and a weight of 5 pounds, it also includes two removable extension tubes for longer boots! Moreover, it uses the ideal heat of 105-degrees F. (40.5-degrees C.) which is considered a safe temperature for boots, shoes and clothes! 

The best part for me, personally, was its whisper-quiet rotary blower, which meant that there was NO sound at all while the dryer was active. I could use the 3 hour timer to set the dryer on without having to manually operate it throughout the drying process. The heat or no-heat switch allowed me to stay aware of its electric status as well. It took almost 1-2 hours to dry up most clothes/boots. It also comes with a 6-foot power cord allowing portability around the area of operation. It also comes with a 1-year warranty to ensure your trust in the product. 

The only drawback to this product that I found was that it took a longer while to completely dry the boots/shoes than it says i.e. 1-2 hours. Otherwise this product is the ultimate choice for people who want to save time given its simultaneous drying function which allows you to dry four garments at the same time! 

3. KOODER Boot Dryer

Best Heat Control

  • 360 All-rounded heat
  • withstands weight upto 20KG
  • heat resistant surface
  • PTC heat generator
  • Can’t be used on high-material shoes due to high-heat

Voltage: Standard 110 Volts | Usage: All Materials | Weight:10.1 ounces | Dimensions: 7.2 x 2 x 2.1 inches

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Securing the 3rd rank on our list is our competent, pocket friendly boot-dryer, the KOODER Boot Dryer with its product dimensions of 7.2 x 2 x 2.1 inches and a weight of 10.1 ounces. It works as a multipurpose machine allowing you to dry your boots while eliminating bad odours and ultimately sanitizing them to avoid humidity.  

My favourite parts about the dryer include the high quality cable that it comes with which allows it to endure 20KGs of weight when being used to prevent it from being disconnected. Moreover, I found its heat resistant surface to be also pretty durable as well as aesthetic to look at! This dryer proved resistant to high temperatures as it has so far stayed persistent to both heat and strength. 

With its 360 degree all rounded heat feature i.e. vertical and horizontal air-holes in the cabinet, the shoes are dried up perfectly as the heat is distributed effectively and evenly throughout the shoe. The temperature can be controlled as well which is a courtesy of the PTC heat generator in the dryer. 

The only noticeable drawbacks of the product is the fact that its manufacturer’s note had asked specifically to not use it on special material shoes as its 270 degree long lasting heat can be used on general material shoes. Otherwise, this product has been a dream come true in terms of value for money and durability. It manages to dry up absolutely wet shoes overnight but damp shoes can be dried in a matter of 30 minutes to an hour or two. 

4. JobSite Original Shoe Boot Dryer

Best Satisfaction

  • Quiet Working
  • LED on/off switch
  • 2-year warranty
  • Relatively Cheaper
  • Takes longer to heat-up as it doesn’t blow air

Voltage: Standard 120V | Usage: All Materials | Weight: 2 pounds | Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 21 inches

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Number fourth, second last, on our list of all-winners is the JobSite Original Shoe Boot Dryer with product dimensions of 10 x 10 x 21 inches and a weight of 2 pounds making it a more compact choice among the boot dryers! It works by using a warm thermal air mechanism that rises overnight when the dryer is turned on. 

The best parts of the product for me were the safe functioning and the noiseless drying of the dryer! When I used them on my boots I saw that they were not over-dried and other materials, they didn’t shrink as I had feared they would. The expected/suggested dry time warm-up is 30 mins, for damp shoes 8 hours and for wet ones you leave them overnight for best results. In addition, since the dryer doesn’t come with any motor parts, it works with a heater, I think which allows it to dry your shoes super quietly! The dryer is suitable for a range of shoes, boots and garments. 

The experienced drawback which seemed to push it down the list was its initialization time. It took longer than I had expected to actually heat up before I put the shoes on it for drying. Even though it is noiseless, it takes longer than blower/motor dryers to heat up.

Overall, it is a great product that uses temperatures of 98-110 Fº and a 36 watts heater. Its cord length is about 60” and it comes with an LED on/off switch which allows you to check its status. It can be folded up and stored as a compact dryer. It is cost effective and gives you the value for money that you look for! 

5. MaxxDry Heavy-Duty Boot, Shoe, and Glove Dryer

Best Time Efficiency

  • 6-foot power cord
  • heat/no heat switch
  • 3 hour timer
  • Doesn’t heat up too much
  • A little noisy

Voltage: N/A | Usage: All Materials | Weight: 1 pound | Dimensions: 12 x 17 (with extension tubes) x 15 inches

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Last but not the least on this Top 5 list is the MaxxDry Heavy-Duty Boot Dryer! It comes in 2 pairs. It uses the power of forced air to dry up your boots! 

With product dimensions of 12 inches deep x 17 inches high (with extension tubes) x 15 inches wide, the MaxxDry Heavy-Boot Dryer weighs about one pounds! This dryer works by heating up to 105-degrees F (40.5-degrees C.) which is considered a safe and ideal temperature for drying up boots without harming the material of the shoes/boots. Moreover, by using the mechanism of forced air, this dryer also diminishes and even finishes bad smells and hence eliminates bacterial growth inside the shoes. 

The best part that I personally found about this product was that it manages to dry two pairs of most boots and shoes in an estimated time of  about 1 hour which is faster than most dryers in its category. In addition to that, it comes with removable 16-inch extension tubes for drying taller boots, 6-foot power cord to drag it around, heat/no heat switch to indicate its energy status, 3 hour timer to put it on at your convenience and a 1-year warranty to ensure that you can use it without any worries of it turning out to be a faulty product! I tried it and it turned out fine for all the materials that I personally used it on!

The drawbacks that I identified in this product included the noisy functioning of the product when switched on. The sound is not too irritable but it isn’t as quiet or noiseless as the other products that have made it to this list. Moreover, its heat setting goes from only mild to no-heat. The mild temperature does take its time on heavily drenched/wet materials to dry up.

All in all, this is a great product to give you value for money and saves you time on most of your shoes to dry them up!

Nora Carter

Nora Carter is a a successful business lady as well as a passionate writer; with expertise in shoes, boots and related areas. She turns her personal experience into meaningful content that adds value in readers' life, helping in their buying decisions and solving related daily life matters.

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