8 indumenti da non mettere mai in Asciugatrice e come diminuire gli sprechi di energia se è necessario usarla

8 garments to never put in the Dryer and how to decrease energy waste if you must use it

Dryers, as we know, in this period, can be very convenient, although, as we always say, drying clothes in the sun is still the best solution from every point of view, especially that of reducing energy consumption and protecting fabrics.

There are clothes and fabrics that just can not be put in the dryer, because they can not stand the heat of the air produced and risk being irreparably damaged.

The first important piece of advice that applies in general is to always carefully read the labels on your clothes to find out if they are suitable for the dryer and what temperature setting to use. Follow the settings indicated on the label to avoid ruining your clothes.

Let's take a look in detail at what is good to NEVER put in the Dryer.

Garments to NOT put NEVER in the dryer

1. Leather or Faux Leather

It is never a good idea to attempt to dry any type of leather, even synthetic leather, in a dryer. The high heat can cause the fabric to distort or break.
Hang wet leather items to air dry away from direct heat or sunlight.

2. Nylon Tights

This delicate material shrinks with heat, while the rotating motion can also make them tangle risking making them unusable

3. Silk

Delicate fabrics such as silk, tulle or lace should never go in the dryer. The high heat can create wrinkles that are impossible to remove.

4. Wool

Heat can cause natural fibers to shrink or stretch and increase pilling. Returning a natural fiber sweater to its original shape is very difficult. However, there are some dryers that have a specific program for wool and in that case, by carefully reading the label, you can restore them.

5. Swimwear.

Anything containing a high percentage of elastane/spandex will begin to break down and lose its elasticity due to high heat. Because spandex is often mixed with other fabrics, you'll need to check the labels on your clothes before putting them in the dryer, as some spandex clothes can be dried well, while others are better hung outside to dry. In general, the more spandex your clothes contain, the more damage can be done.

6. Bras.

They are too delicate, plus, heat will cause them to lose their shape. Better to let them dry lying flat on a clothesline.

7. Sport Shoes.

Many people think it's a good idea to put their shoes in the dryer. In reality it is a bad idea. Heat can shrink the rubber, ruin the soles and weaken the glue in the soles. Even Uggs or MOUs or similar boots should never be put in the dryer because sheepskin shrinks with the high heat of the dryer. Better to let them air dry in a sunny spot.

8. Other materials that should never be put in the dryer are foam, latex, some waterproof fabrics, rubber items (such as bath mats), no garments with decorations (sequins, satin ribbons, lace, metallic or PVC decorations).

When using the dryer remember that there is an effective way to decrease energy consumption and avoid the formation of creases, for easier and faster ironing: we are talking about the Drying ballsmade of 100% naturalwool. The balls absorb moisture in the dryer by absorbing up to 30% of their weight in water. In addition, their movement in the dryer helps separate clothes and sheets allowing air and heat to circulate and dry them faster. As your laundry dries, the dryer balls soften and evenly redistribute moisture in the dryer eliminating wrinkles, reducing static cling and providing a softer feel to your fabrics. The result is faster drying time, and softer, more manageable laundry.

For a scented laundry just add a few drops (3-5) of your favorite essential oil to each ball before each cycle. Discover here how to use them.

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