The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls for Drying Clothes

The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls for Drying Clothes

The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls for Drying Clothes

Benefits: no chemicals. More eco-friendly since you can reuse the dryer balls. You can choose the scents you want. Improve drying, and make clothes fluffy. Reduce static electricity.

Every laundry detergent ad ends with someone blissfully burying their face into a freshly washed shirt or sweater, breathing deep and smiling quietly. It is as though they are momentarily transported to a field of warm lavender where none of their problems can find them. And it is totally relatable! Warm, fluffy laundry is one of the most comforting and cozy things imaginable, and the smell of clean laundry can really improve your mood. We all try to achieve that moment of zen shown in these ads, and Midea washers and dryers have several features like Steam wash, PureSteam, and Sensor Dry to get your clothes super clean, smelling fresh, and fluffy while saving energy. But, to help get your laundry extra fluffy many people like to use fabric softeners. So, we decided we would share our thoughts on these laundry additives


There are three common types of fabric softeners:

  1. Liquid Fabric Softener: a composition of chemicals that are added to the wash cycle, and can help clothes feel softer after drying.
  2. Dryer Sheets: typically polyester or poly-blend sheets dipped in chemicals added to the dryer cycle that can help clothes feel softer, and smell better after drying.
  3. Dryer Balls: wool, rubber, or plastic balls added to the dryer cycle that increases air circulation during the dry cycle to help clothes dry faster without over-drying. Some people like to add a few drops of essential oils to wool dryer balls for custom scents (see our notes below).

While all of these options can make your clothes softer, our preferred option is wool dryer balls.



A few reasons we love wool dryer balls.

  • Eco-Friendly: Dryer balls are reusable, and do not use chemicals like a traditional dryer sheet or fabric softener so they are an eco-friendly option. Plus, wool dryer balls are made of natural fibers.
  • Energy efficiency: Dryer balls help separate the laundry in the dryer cycle so air can circulate better. When used with the Midea Sensor Dry setting this can reduce drying times and energy consumption which can save you money, and extend the life of your clothing.
  • Inexpensive: you can typically find high-quality dryer balls for less than $30 for six balls. And you can reuse them for years. Many dryer ball makers claim they can be used for over 1000 loads each.
  • Reduce static electricity: wool dryer balls absorb moisture at the beginning of dry cycles, and then release it toward the end which reduces static electricity.
  • Easy to use: just toss them in the dryer, and you can leave them in the dryer between loads.

Below are a few tips for using dryer balls, as well as a few ways Midea Dryers can help freshen up clothes, and reduce static electricity.


Using Wool Dryer Balls.

Wool dryer balls are very easy to use. To demonstrate, here are the steps to use them.


  1. Most dryer balls are sold in groups of six. Place three to six wool dryer balls in your dryer along with your laundry. The larger the laundry load the more dryer balls you should use. However, we have found it easier to just use all six dryer balls regardless of the load size.
  2. For best results, we recommend using a moisture-sensing dry cycle like Sensor Dry found on Midea dryers. This setting automatically detects when your clothes are dry and stops the dryer saving energy, and extending the life of your clothes.
  3. When the drying cycle is complete, just toss the dryer balls back in the dryer for storage.

It could not be easier. Your clothes will come out nice and dry, extra fluffy, and smelling great.


Adding Scented Oils: Midea dryers and unscented wool dryer balls will create a nice fresh clean smell on their own. But, we have heard the additional “tip” of adding a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender for a unique scent to wool dryer balls. We advise you to use caution if adding essential oils. Too much oil can potentially cause a fire. If you do use essential oils, you should only use a few drops and only once every dozen cycles, or so. And be sure to dry your clothes on a low heat setting.



We invite you to try these tips and to really make laundry day less of a chore we recommend Midea Washers and Dryers.


Midea Dryers with PureSteam, Sensor Dry, and MyCycle Options

Midea Dryers are packed with innovative technology such as PureSteam and Sensor Dry to make laundry day easier and more enjoyable.


Midea PureSteam

While others simply spray water, our innovative, built-in generator injects pure steam to reduce odors, bacteria, and static in your clothing. It is also a great way to reduce or remove wrinkles, and freshen up clothing between washes.


Midea Sensor Dry

Save energy and your clothing with the Midea Sensor Dry feature which detects moisture levels during the drying cycle and automatically adjusts the time to prevent overdrying.


Midea MyCycle

With the unique MyCycle feature, you can program your most commonly used cycle settings in order to start the dryer load with the press of a single button.



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