BEST DRYER GUIDE AND REVIEW
There is no doubt a dryer makes life a lot easier. I understand some people are vehemently opposed to the dryer notion however I am vehemently opposed to getting behind in my washing.
This is the one thing I try to keep a step ahead in. If I get behind in this job I feel like I am catching up for days on end. It’s not like the washing ever stops right?
Most of us are energy conscious these days, as am I. Being conscious about something doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t use a particular item altogether. I use a mix of clothes horses and dryer time. I just find for towel and linen in Winter, you cannot do without a dryer. There are really great advances in technology and energy efficiency with dryers, so come out from under that pile of laundry and let me simplify it for you.
What are the different programs?
This is the basic setting which most dryers will have that is for towels, linen, jeans, etc. This is a setting for heavier cotton or denim and durable items.
This setting leaves a little bit of moisture in the garments, therefore making it easier to iron if that is what you want to do with the item when the drying cycle is finished. It is designed to reduce creasing.
This setting doesn’t provide the intense heat other settings do. It often has a default time limit as well. Generally 1 hour.
This setting is generally used when a garment needs freshening up. There is no drying component to this setting, as it only produces clean air to circulate through the garment.
This setting will remove all moisture from the items and provides warmth and flexibility in the item, which makes it really easy to fold immediately after the drying cycle has finished.
Wrinkle free/Anti creasing
This is a program that will keep rotating your clothes at intervals (possibly every 10 minutes) to prevent your clothes from creasing AFTER the clothes have been completely dried.
How does the dryer get rid of the moisture?
Works by drawing in cool air from its surroundings and heating it before it passes through the tumbler in the drum where your clothes are.
Works by disbursing heated air throughout the load. Most other dryers then vent the hot air either into the floor or out of the house. Condenser dryers use a heat exchanger to cool the air and condense the water vapour into either a drain, pipe or collection reservoir.
Heat pump dryers
This works by using a heat pump to dehumidify the processing air. These dryers are very energy efficient. The hot air from the dryer transfers through the heat pump, where the cold side condenses the water vapour into a liquid collection vessel. The hot side then reheats the air again for re use. These dryers do not require ducting