3.3
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Dryer Max Dryer Balls

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Dryer Max Dryer Balls
 
3.3

(based on 20 reviews)

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55%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE These Dryer Max Dryer Balls!

Several years ago I started moving away from commercial fabric softeners. They seemed wasteful to me, and the chemicals kind of creeped me out. They're also expensive. I started using vinegar in all...Read complete review

Several years ago I started moving away from commercial fabric softeners. They seemed wasteful to me, and the chemicals kind of creeped me out. They're also expensive. I started using vinegar in all of our wash cycles as fabric softener, which worked quite well, but wasn't the most affordable option. Recently I noticed a package of Dryer Max dryer balls in the laundry aisle of my grocery store and immediately picked up a package. I started using them with my very next load of laundry, and I am SO pleased with them. I've only been using them for a few months but they've already paid for themselves! They seem pretty sturdy to me, and I've noticed a definite decrease in clothing static/wrinkles since I've been using them. They also don't produce any waste (aside from the initial package they come in). They're also attractive, and I keep them in a glass hurricane on top of my dryer when not in use, so they kind of double as decoration. I've also found that they seem to sift out from between the articles of clothing pretty naturally, so I haven't had issues with them getting stuck on/in clothing. My only complaint about them is that they do bang around pretty loudly in the dryer, so I would be annoyed if my dryer were, say, right next to my toddlers' room during naptime. But overall, I'm a big fan!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I wanted to love these, but I just can't.

When I first saw Dryer Max Dryer Balls advertised on TV, I knew I wanted to try them. I really liked the idea of having a reusable alternative to dryer sheets and fabric...Read complete review

When I first saw Dryer Max Dryer Balls advertised on TV, I knew I wanted to try them. I really liked the idea of having a reusable alternative to dryer sheets and fabric softener. Plus, I have some clothing whose label specifically says not to use fabric softeners. I also had young babies, and was avoiding fabric softeners for the sake of their sensitive skin. I thought these Dryer Balls would be the perfect solution for my needs.

I don't feel that Dryer Max Dryer Balls fluff clothes as well as traditional fabric softeners and dryer sheets. They definitely do not adequately remove static. Fresh out of the dryer, I still find cat hair and other lint stuck to clothing that wouldn't be there after using traditional fabric softeners.

After about six months of using Dryer Max Dryer Balls, I opened up my dryer one day and found one of the balls split in two.

I do still use the one remaining ball when I need to - when I have clothing whose label requires that I use no fabric softener. But, I wish there were a better alternative.

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4.0

Have Become My Kids' Toys

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

I was so excited to find the Dryer Max Dryer Balls as an alternative to dryer sheets. I grew up with my mom using dryer sheets, but I always found the fragrance way too strong. Plus, the thrifty part of me hated the thought of throwing something away every single load of laundry.
To me, dryer balls provided a cost effective way to dry my clothing while reducing static electricity and decreasing drying time, thus saving energy.
These balls do cut drying time if you have at least four. Six is ideal. They do this by creating loft as the dryer spins to enhance circulation between your clothes.
However, my biggest complaint is that the spikes or spines caused my clothes to wear out so much faster.
They do add a noise element to dryer loads, but that didn't bother me.
My other issue is that they are made of plastic. The plastic inevitably breaks down under the intense heat of the dryer, leaching chemicals and toxins into my clothing. I could see the balls breaking down after just a few loads.
I switched to all-natural wool dryer balls.

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4.0

They're kind of neat, but not without flaws.

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from USA

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

I have mixed feelings about dryer balls. If you absolutely cannot use chemical fabric softening products for whatever reason, than these are better than nothing at all. They reduce SOME static, and make your clothes softer than if you used no softener or balls at all, but they don't work as good as liquid softener or dryer sheets at softening and eliminating static. I just miss the smells of sheets and softeners. If you have extremely sensitive skin and like fragrance free laundry then these are OK, but I prefer other products.

Scent
I'm giving these a ten to be fair, because a one would bring their score down. But scent is a N/A category for these as they are fragrance free.

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3.0

No substitute for Dryer sheets

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from USA

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

These dryer balls do fluff up your clothing, but they don't have the same static resistant powers of dryer sheets. Also, for more delicate clothing, these aren't exactly the type of product that you want rolling around with in a dryer. They weaken thin fabrics for sure.

Use for towels and jeans, but otherwise, stick to dryer sheets.

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3.0

Loud and obnoxious

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from USA

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

I have tried to use the Dryer Max Dryer Balls with all sorts of different sizes for laundry. No matter how much laundry is in the dryer, they are loud and obnoxious until half way through the cycle. The quietness only lasts for about ten minutes and then they’re loud and obnoxious as the dryer is cooling down. Quite honestly, I have not noticed a shorter drying time.

My mother has used these a few times when she’ll want to fluff up her work clothes. Again, obnoxious, but she has noticed that it helps to get the wrinkles out of her clothes.
There is no scent in the ones that we have, which I am perfectly fine with. On occasion, I will still stick a dryer sheet in to help with the static.

The Dryer Max Dryer Balls are okay as long as you don’t mind hearing what sounds like bowling balls rolling around in your dryer. Truthfully, I would not recommend these to anyone, even if you’re okay with hearing the loud banging sound.

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1.0

Disappointed

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from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

This product did not live up to my expectations.  They did not cut drying time, and my clothes were full of static if I did not use a dryer sheet along with them.  They were also very loud.  I do not use them anymore.  They were a waste of money.

 
5.0

GREAT!

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from Boca Raton, FL

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

I must have left a tissue or two in the wash. We all know what a mess it makes. I needed something to get the particles of tissue off of my clothes so when I ran across these dryer balls I had to get them. I was amazed that they worked so well! I now leave them in the dryer to handle the next load. It cuts drying time and reduces wrinkles too. I would recommend them to everyone!

 
5.0

LOVE These Dryer Max Dryer Balls!

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from Louisville, KY

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

Several years ago I started moving away from commercial fabric softeners. They seemed wasteful to me, and the chemicals kind of creeped me out. They're also expensive. I started using vinegar in all of our wash cycles as fabric softener, which worked quite well, but wasn't the most affordable option. Recently I noticed a package of Dryer Max dryer balls in the laundry aisle of my grocery store and immediately picked up a package. I started using them with my very next load of laundry, and I am SO pleased with them. I've only been using them for a few months but they've already paid for themselves! They seem pretty sturdy to me, and I've noticed a definite decrease in clothing static/wrinkles since I've been using them. They also don't produce any waste (aside from the initial package they come in). They're also attractive, and I keep them in a glass hurricane on top of my dryer when not in use, so they kind of double as decoration. I've also found that they seem to sift out from between the articles of clothing pretty naturally, so I haven't had issues with them getting stuck on/in clothing. My only complaint about them is that they do bang around pretty loudly in the dryer, so I would be annoyed if my dryer were, say, right next to my toddlers' room during naptime. But overall, I'm a big fan!

 
4.0

Saves Money more effeicent to use

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from Rock City, IL

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

Dryer Max Dryer Balls are econmoical because they save on your dryer time. It use to take 3 or more cycles of drying time especially for the larger loads. Now it's ruduced to almost half or more. They keep your clothes separated, but they still end up staticky. I will continue to use my Dryer Max Balls cause they last forever and they are saving me money.

 
2.0

I wanted to love these, but I just can't.

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from Anderson, IN

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

When I first saw Dryer Max Dryer Balls advertised on TV, I knew I wanted to try them. I really liked the idea of having a reusable alternative to dryer sheets and fabric softener. Plus, I have some clothing whose label specifically says not to use fabric softeners. I also had young babies, and was avoiding fabric softeners for the sake of their sensitive skin. I thought these Dryer Balls would be the perfect solution for my needs.

I don't feel that Dryer Max Dryer Balls fluff clothes as well as traditional fabric softeners and dryer sheets. They definitely do not adequately remove static. Fresh out of the dryer, I still find cat hair and other lint stuck to clothing that wouldn't be there after using traditional fabric softeners.

After about six months of using Dryer Max Dryer Balls, I opened up my dryer one day and found one of the balls split in two.

I do still use the one remaining ball when I need to - when I have clothing whose label requires that I use no fabric softener. But, I wish there were a better alternative.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dryer Max balls really work in ventilating and reducing static

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from Four Oaks, NC

Comments about Dryer Max Dryer Balls:

I used two of these. I was reading what consumers had to say about their experience, so I started using six balls in a load of laundry. I got better results. The little bumps in the balls somehow lift and separate clothes and add circulation to help with the drying process. This process also helps soften clothes. I'm not sure if it would damage clothes. I have not experienced that. Sometimes the balls do get caught up in clothes, usually towels. Also, they bounce and make things a bit louder, but it isn';t much of a nuisance. The balls separating clothes probably helps reduce static too. On average, these balls reduce dryer time by about 15 minutes, so they do save money as far as electricity. I don't think they are much of a value for the price. You can reuse the balls, but they certainly won't last forever. One of mine already tore apart. My clothes still came out wrinkled. The balls should be used on large loads. They really dont work on small or medium loads.

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