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Old 08-01-2011, 09:26 AM   #1
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Do they really help drying times? And are they loud as they tumble around?

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Re: Dryer balls?

I have a couple I bought from Meijer. When I first start the dryer they are a little noisy, but once they get settled into the clothes I can't hear them at all.

I'm not sure if they cut drying time since I start the dryer and walk away for a while.
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We used them for a little while, but my husband didn't like them. He claimed they were making his clothes pilly, but I think that's just our washer (front loader, ugh!). Same as PP, they were not noisy once they got settled in the clothes. I've never heard anything about cutting drying time though.
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Re: Dryer balls?

What are they supposed to do??
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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Re: Dryer balls?

I've switched over to using them almost exclusively just so I can give them fair judgement. I don't time my dryer times so I'm not sure if they cut the time down. The only difference I notice is that occasionally the static cling gets bad. I then pull out the balls and for the next non-diaper load and add a dryer sheet. I've only needed to do this twice since I've started with them balls a month ago.
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I only use wool dryer balls. You need to use at least 4 to really cut down on drying time. I use them and they are noisy. I think the laundry comes out softer and it is supposed to prevent static cling. They are not loud if you have a full load. If not, you will hear it occassionally. I'm not sure about the rubber ones and how well those work.
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They cut the time my aios take to dry nearly in half. I made my own, a bit noisy but my dryer is in the basement so I do not care.
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I love mine! I have 3 and want to get a few more - they really do cut down drying time! My Elementals are 100% dry after an hour on medium if I don't have the time to wait for line-drying.
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