You can make a solar generator to run some small appliances like portable hair dryers, toaster ovens, blenders and even small TV sets. I found fairly simple straightforward instructions on how to make a fabulous solar generator (with easy to find parts!) for under $400-- But I couldn't find a solar dryer anywhere. Sorry!
Non- electric isn't always best~
I once had an unfortunate experience with a propane powered curling iron- all I can say is :
1.Do not put a propane powered appliance close to your head.
2.Do not smoke a cigar while curling your toupee with a propane powered curling iron.
3. If your propane powered appliance begins to hiss and smell weird, throw it in a convenient ditch and call the authorities for assistance.