The Good And The Bad Of Tumble Dryer Balls.

Dryer Balls save time and electricity.

Use your dryer for less time and save power.

Being a Tumble Dryer Engineer in addition to a user of the dryer in my own house, I am always researching for ways to reduce tumble dryer running costs as well as the quantity of additives or detergents required to clean and dry laundry.

I’ve been using and recommending tumble dryer balls now for a couple of years, having great results.

So what on earth are dryer balls?

They are comparable in size to a tennis ball and are covered in spikes and nodes. Bought as a pair of two, as a rule one is blue and one will be red or even pink. One will have more rounded spikes and nodes, one has more angular spikes and nodes.

Just simply load the dryer balls in to any tumble dryer and the washing. The idea is, when the clothes in the clothes dryer tumbles round, the laundry is constantly getting massaged because of the dryer balls. They’ve been designed to break down stiffness produced through water drying out. Meaning now there will be absolutely no call for for clothes softening or even conditioning sheets.

Second Saving.

As the dryer balls are continuously massaging your laundry throughout the tumble cycle, there’s no need to use fabric refresher in your washing machine either. As the dryer balls breakdown any hardness in your washing and soften the clothes as they tumble around.

Third Saving.

Because the dryer balls pick up and separate the washing when drying, that minimizes drying time and decreases creasing, that means you can actually dry a complete load in less time and fewer wrinkles mean less ironing.

Fourth Saving.

Typically the dryer balls will retain the heat and transfer it to the laundry when they tumble, further speeding up the drying period.

Fifth Saving.

Because a typical load of clothes will now be dry inside a shorter period than you are accustomed to, all the moving parts in the dryer are going to be working for much less total time, cutting down on wear and tear, friction, and on expensive tumble dryer repairs.

How to use Dryer Balls.

Dryer balls are re-usable. Whenever you go to lift out the dried laundry, simply leave the dryer balls in the tumble dryer, and so the next time the dryer is used, they’ll start working their magic as soon as the drier is switched on. Run your machine on the usual heat setting for the fabrics you might be drying, however be sure to select a reduced drying time.

What about Sensor Dryers?

Sensor dryers can simply workout the shorter drying time period automatically. Tumble Dryer Balls really are reusable for 100’s of times, therefore you’ll get the huge benefits repeatedly!

Any kind of downsides?

Yes there are actually a few things to be aware of.

1st Like numerous products these days, you will find fakes for sale which usually seem the same as the originals. For that reason you should buy through a reliable company and look for the dryer balls that have an unconditional 2 year exchange or return guarantee.

2nd Dryer balls can raise the noise from the dryer when they at times bounce of the steel drum as they tumble around, this is harmless.

3rd On a few very old tumble dryers, there can be white paint on the inside of the actual drum, as these dryers are older this paint can start to flake off and get mixed in with your laundry. In a few unusual instances dryer balls could make this worse. If your dryer is less than 10 years old, there won’t be any problem with this. If it is older, check that the painted drum is definitely in good shape.

Scroll to Top