Do you air your clothes after they come out of the dryer?

(12 Posts)
BoffinMum Wed 06-Feb-13 18:55:46

I think you may be overloading your dryer.

notso Wed 06-Feb-13 15:06:48

No only the odd thing like a pair of socks that have made it in still in a ball or if I forget to fasten the poppers on the duvet covers and everything goes inside angry

MIL airs things for weeks confused she 'helpfully washed my dressing gown when I was in labour with DD and refused to give it back all the time I was in hospital because it wasn't aired. I made DH buy me a new one.

ouryve Wed 06-Feb-13 14:51:39

Just a thought - is it one that weighs the laundry? If so, it works better if you set it, then put the laundry in the drum.

ouryve Wed 06-Feb-13 14:50:18

I have a siemens (Bosch in different clothes) and find that it's not very good with thick cottons on the sensor drying settings. I just do a timed dry, dividing the laundry up into appropriate amounts, then I only need to air anything that's really thick, or that I didn't want to dry completely, anyhow.

DeepRedBetty Wed 06-Feb-13 14:50:06

I'm rather glad my Bosch tumble is the simple old fashioned clockwork timer sort!

Locketjuice Wed 06-Feb-13 14:47:58

No no that sounds like a lot of work! But then mine is always dry when it comes out? wink

HappyAsEyeAm Wed 06-Feb-13 14:39:16

Maybe there is something wrong with mine. It is a sensor dryer too. Or maybe I'm putting too much in and expecting too much! I find that socks aren't properly dry, and neither are thicker cottons. Sheets, undies, shirts etc are all fine. Strangely, towels are always fine.

timetosmile Tue 05-Feb-13 20:18:17

I also use my drier to get the laundry mostly-dry, then either hang shirts etc on hangars on an airer overnight, or put folded laundry into the airing cupboard.
Now that I am 40 I find I am embracing the concept of 'turning into my mother' grin

Murtette Tue 05-Feb-13 20:14:45

I also have an 18mth old Bosch. If I have it on the driest setting and the temperature is above freezing (the tumble dryer isn't designed to work in low temperatures but is in the garage so it is often operating in an sub-optimal environment), it comes out dry but then I can't do the shake 'n' fold thing; if I have it on cupboard dry, then I can do the shake 'n' fold thing but leave the pile next to a radiator or, for bigger, thicker items, hang them over an airer. The iron dry setting is pointless as its not dry, just less wet!

nannyl Mon 04-Feb-13 18:12:24

I dont

i get stuff out, fold straight away if possible to minimise creases then out it away.

its all properly dry though, not damp at all

PigletJohn Mon 04-Feb-13 18:10:25

I do that too. I also have a new Bosch sensor drier, and while it is quieter, bigger, faster and more economical than the old one, I suspect the settings are not so dry. Mine has a 45-minute manual setting that I sometimes use, or sometimes I shift stuff around to unravel any balling, and put back on the "cotton extra dry" setting, pressing half-heat if there are synthetics. This one doesn't have a "reverse tumble" which I think helps keep stuff untangled and spread out.

I am guessing that the sensor might be set a bit light to help save energy. It doesn't matter on stuff that gets ironed or hung up, but sheets and cottons are generally put in the airing cupboard after.

Mine don't go on radiators. Shirts go on hangers straight out of the drier.

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 04-Feb-13 16:06:17

I find that, despite having an 18 month old Bosch tumble dryer which is a million times better than my old Hotpoint one, I still need to air clothes when they come out. They're not completely dry, despite the dryer being on the driest setting. I don't have an airing cupboard, so they end up on the radiators.

Does everyone air their clothes, or am I in danger of turning into my mother?

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