Mattress protector symbols say no tumble dry; would you risk it?
DorotheaPlenticlew · 21/02/2010 10:21
We only have one for our bed; it's a king size waterproof-backed John Lewis one and I only bought one 'cos it was expensive-ish. It takes AGES to air dry though, because the moisture stays in the corners of the plasticky bits. I usually end up just remaking the bed without it so we go a week without having one at all (is only for emergencies anyway, DP and I don't actually wet the bed )
We now have a tumble dryer, anyone know if throwing it in there will actually destroy/melt it? Would be nice to just wash it and get it back on the bed same day.
Babbit · 21/02/2010 10:37
No. I did it. It shrank.
callmeovercautious · 21/02/2010 10:38
No. The elastic went in ours and now slips down all the time.
Try hanging it over a radiator, turning it regularly?
Nevergoogledragonbutter · 21/02/2010 10:39
Don't do it!
LynetteScavo · 21/02/2010 10:40
Only do it if you have a very low temp setting.
DorotheaPlenticlew · 21/02/2010 10:41
Ah well, glad I asked!
Should probably buy a spare and just swap them like a normal person.
milkandcookies · 21/02/2010 11:45
I have always put mine in the tumble dryer and on high temp, they have been fine. Never shrank
emsyj · 21/02/2010 15:07
I did it with a cheap one and the elastic melted!!!! Don't risk it!
BuzzingNoise · 21/02/2010 15:08
psychomum5 · 21/02/2010 15:29
nope, don;t try it.
psychomum5 · 21/02/2010 15:31
I get mine in primark now.
very cheap, and comfy (not luxurious, but good enough), and wash and dry pretty good.
they don;t last forever, I replace mine yearly, but as I change my bedding at least every 2wks, they are used and washed a lot so yearly I think is pretty good. especially for the price (less than £15 for king size).
SparkyToo · 21/02/2010 17:31
We've got one of these waterproof mattress protectors which, on the washing instructions, says you can tumble dry them on a cool setting. It has a polyurethane backing, so if your mattress protector also has a polyurethane backing then maybe it's worth giving it a go. I must admit, even though it says I can tumble dry it, I never have as I am worried I'll do it on too hot a setting and it will melt or shrink or something! It does mean that you need two of them though.
DorotheaPlenticlew · 21/02/2010 17:54
Cheers for all tips.
Am officially a slattern now. Having decided to leave it off the bed this week, wash it and hang it dry for next week, I then left it to one side while I went to get clean sheets.
Then I got distracted by MN other pressing matters for a couple of hours, returned to bedroom and, on autopilot, put it back on the bed and remade with clean sheets on top.
No way am I taking everything off again now [slattern]
mumdrivenmad · 10/03/2010 18:25
I chuck mine over a door to dry.
DappledThings · 30/01/2018 15:42
I know it's a zombie, I apologise but Iover that when I googled tumble dry mattress protector this is the first hit I got!
Doesn't really matter it's a zombie, it's not exactly a question that has a time limit but anyone else tried it and it's OK? I just sprayed stain remover all over it before I checked the instructions!
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