Why you shouldn’t use dryer sheets? Dryer sheets can leave a coating of residue inside your dryer. The residue can get on your dryer’s sensors and interfere with its ability to properly dry. Sheets are disposable, that means you have to keep buying them and they create waste that goes into landfills.
What do you put in the dryer with towels? Let towels air-dry or put them in the dryer when cycle is complete. If towels still have a musty smell after washing with vinegar, run them through a complete wash cycle with no detergent again. This time add one-half cup baking soda before starting the wash cycle. Dry towels as desired upon completion.
Do dryer sheets ruin your dryer? The use of fabric softener dryer sheets won’t permanently damage your dryer, but they may affect its operating efficiency. And, when efficiency is reduced, your utility bills go higher. Just as the dryer sheets leave a residue on your clothing that makes the fabric feel softer, they also leave residue in your dryer.
Why should you not use fabric softener on towels? It might sound counterintuitive, but fabric softener isn’t always the way to achieve cloudlike towels. Fabric softeners coat a towel’s exterior and often contain oils and petroleum-based ingredients that hinder its absorbency. This filmy coating may mean more frequent washing, which breaks down the towel.