Here's Why You Should Put Ice Cubes in Dryer

by Rohina

By simply tossing a few ice cubes into your dryer, you can bid farewell to those stubborn wrinkles. This technique is especially handy for rescuing clothes that have been left overnight and transformed into a wrinkled mess.

Let me guide you through the step-by-step process of using ice cubes in the dryer to achieve nearly crease-free garments or bedding. Say goodbye to the ironing board and hello to hassle-free laundry!

Tools and materials:

  • Ice cubes
  • Dryer
  • Wrinkled clothes or bedding
Loading the washing machine

Step 1: Prepare Your Load

Start by gathering the clothes or bedding that you want to de-wrinkle. It could be a pile of crumpled shirts, a wrinkled blouse, or even your bed linen. The beauty of this method is its versatility – it works wonders for various fabrics.

Adding ice cubes to the dryer

Step 2: Toss in the Ice Cubes

After you've loaded your dryer with the wrinkled items, it's time to introduce the magic ingredient: ice cubes. Simply grab a handful of ice cubes from your freezer. The number of ice cubes you'll need depends on the size of your load. For a standard-sized load, about four or five ice cubes should suffice.

Setting the dryer

Step 3: Restart the Dryer

With the ice cubes in the dryer alongside your laundry, restart the dryer. To maximize the effectiveness of this method, choose the "refresh mode" or set the dryer to a high heat setting. The heat from the dryer will cause the ice cubes to melt and turn into steam.

Step 4: Let the Magic Happen

Now, all you have to do is wait as the dryer does its magic. As the ice cubes melt, they'll release steam into the dryer, creating a gentle steam bath for your clothes or bedding. This steam will help relax and release the wrinkles from the fabric.

Crease-free clothes or bedding

Step 5: Remove and Enjoy

Once the dryer cycle is complete, carefully take out your now almost crease-free clothes or bedding. You'll be amazed at how well this simple trick has worked! Your garments will look much smoother and more presentable, without the need for any tedious ironing.

Ice cubes in the dryer

Using ice cubes in the dryer is a fantastic laundry hack to avoid the dreaded task of ironing. Whether you're running late and need to rescue your wrinkled outfit or you simply want to save time and effort, this method is a game-changer. Plus, it's eco-friendly and won't damage your clothes like excessive ironing can.

Give it a try the next time you're faced with wrinkled laundry, and experience the joy of having almost wrinkle-free garments without the hassle of ironing. Happy laundering!

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Frequently asked questions
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  • Glenda Osborn Glenda Osborn on Sep 13, 2023
    Don’t you think a damp towel or even the wool balls would work just as well
  • Bernhard Bernhard on Jan 11, 2024
    I wonder why the humidity of the wet textiles is not doing the steam bath job anyway?.
  • Mrs. D Mrs. D on Jan 11, 2024
    I'm puzzled by the "noisy icecubes" comment. Doesn't the heat of the dryer melt the ice quickly so the resulting steam removes the wrinkles?
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