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Dog dryers... help me decide which one to get!

I have really wanted a dryer and have been saving all summer by grooming Milly myself and each time I do putting aside the $65 my groomer charges. I've got more than enough for the Double K Challengeair, but am considering holding out and getting the twice as expensive Kool Dry Dryer.

Milly is extremely patient of me and my Conair human hair dryer on the cold setting, but I just spent an hour and a half on just the drying, and she still has damp spots! I think It's time to take the plunge and order my dryer!

For those of you who have used both, is the Kool Dry Dryer really worth $350? And is the difference in the two THAT extreme? If I'm going to make the investment I want high quality and a dryer that does a great job, but want to make sure I'm making a wise purchase too. For those that have used one or the other do you like it? Are there any other brands I should consider? Are there a lot of other attachments I'll probably end up needing/wanting for the dryer that will make the costs go up a lot?

My biggest concern with the Kool Dry is it looks very large and bulky, but the dimensions don't seem that big, and 14 pounds is pretty light for traveling with.

Anyways, after all of this rambling, what do you guys think? Am I over looking any other great brands?
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I have the Kool Dryer and I love it! So do the dogs...
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I have really wanted a dryer and have been saving all summer by grooming Milly myself and each time I do putting aside the $65 my groomer charges. I've got more than enough for the Double K Challengeair, but am considering holding out and getting the twice as expensive Kool Dry Dryer.

Milly is extremely patient of me and my Conair human hair dryer on the cold setting, but I just spent an hour and a half on just the drying, and she still has damp spots! I think It's time to take the plunge and order my dryer!

For those of you who have used both, is the Kool Dry Dryer really worth $350? And is the difference in the two THAT extreme? If I'm going to make the investment I want high quality and a dryer that does a great job, but want to make sure I'm making a wise purchase too. For those that have used one or the other do you like it? Are there any other brands I should consider? Are there a lot of other attachments I'll probably end up needing/wanting for the dryer that will make the costs go up a lot?

My biggest concern with the Kool Dry is it looks very large and bulky, but the dimensions don't seem that big, and 14 pounds is pretty light for traveling with.

Anyways, after all of this rambling, what do you guys think? Am I over looking any other great brands?
I love my Kool-Dry. It is NOT large and bulky, and actually packs better and is more versatile than any of my other dryers.
I love that you can adjust if from barely a whisper to full-on tornado!

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It can also double as a leaf blower!
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Max is almost 9 months old and has never had a dryer used on her. Is it going to be hard to start getting her used to one? Even if it's just a human one?
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I just use my own blow dryer on a cool/warm setting and it does an excellent job.

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The noise may be scary at first, so I'd use the lowest setting. Shadow loves to catch the air. Tucker, he loves being touched so he runs to the dryer. I've never seen a dog that loves being stroked and handled like he does.
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You know I use my Kool Dry exclusively now, and I DO like the variable speed dial --
BUT --- I had a little orange monster two-speed Metro Air Force for fifteen years and if I were to buy another or suggest one to someone it would be the Metro two-speed. It is half the cost of the Kool Dry and I don't think the Kool Dry is twice the performance.
The hand-held human dryer just does not compare to either!

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I have a Metro two speed 4.0 HP (not the lower horsepower 2-speed models-around $160.00)...while it doesn't have a fully adjustable dial - which would be ideal....it still makes fast work of drying the dogs......where I am just drying three dogs...it is a great compromise between price and power (HorsePower/CubicFeetMinute).
Its biggest downfall IMO, is that it is fairly loud...I dont use it on young puppies...favoring a quiet cool hairdryer...Trace was using the Metro by the time he was 4 months old. He LOVES the dryer now...leeaanning into the nozzle...

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