Some cheap clothes dryers perform reliably, although they may lack features included with more expensive models. One dryer that is particularly budget-friendly is the Admiral AED4675YQ, available from Home Depot starting around $350 as of 2015. It has no frills, but reviewers praise its speed and reliability.
The Maytag Centennial MEC300XW starts around $450 as of 2015. The in-drum light and buzzer at the end of the cycle are features that do not always appear on inexpensive dryers, as is the moisture sensor that stops the motor when the load is dry. The Whirlpool WED4900XW and Amana NGD4600YQ are also highly-rated and available at a value.