My towels come out of the dryer stiff-what can I do to make them soft?

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  • Bobbie Bobbie on Oct 19, 2017
    Add a cup of vinegar to your final rinse cycle. It will take out some of the built up soap and recondition the fabric.

  • Ohi27927361 Ohi27927361 on Oct 19, 2017
    Sounds like your detergent did not all come out in rinse cycle. I would run them through rinse again and then fry them. This should help.

  • First, what is the fabric content of your towels. Next you are most likely using far too much soap and / or fabric softener and it doesn't rinse out (check your eashing machine to be sure the entire cycle performs properly), then dries and stiffens in dryer.

    I use a "clear and free" detergent, add a couple heaping tablespoons of baking soda and vinegar in the fabric softener cup. In the dryer I have 3 or 4 "felted wool dryer balls" and everything comes out soft and fluffy.

  • Lynne Reynolds Lynne Reynolds on Oct 19, 2017
    If don't like fabric softener in your towels, try 2/3 to 1 cup of baking soda in the wash cycle w/ your detergent. Consider the punts by the size of your load.

  • Lynne Reynolds Lynne Reynolds on Oct 19, 2017
    Should read amount not punts.

  • Tami Tietge Hall Tami Tietge Hall on Oct 19, 2017
    2-3 dryer sheets in each load

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Oct 19, 2017
    Try vinegar in the rinse. I'd suggest fabric softener, but that can affect how well a towel absorbs.