Bed linen in the dryer to dry: worth knowing

Do you also dry most of the laundry, at least in winter, in the dryer? And your bedding? Do you know which bedding is allowed in the dryer and which not? We will give you helpful hints and tips for drying bed linen in the dryer.

What bedding is allowed in the dryer?

In general, bed linen made of natural material such as cotton or linen can almost always be dried in a dryer. However, it is not just the material that matters, but also its processing. Sea sugar bedding e.g. sometimes has the care instructions that it is not dryable. Beaver, flannel and satin sheets and other cotton sheets are usually suitable for tumble drying.

What bedding is not allowed in the dryer?

Linen made of artificial microfiber such. Fleece is often not allowed in the dryer. However, because of its fine texture, microfiber dries very quickly in the air.
In general, you should just look at the care instructions on the label of your bed linen before washing.

Care instructions for drying on the label

The square icon with circle in the middle is the sign for the dryer. If it is crossed out, your sheets should not be tumble dried. Maybe the symbol has points in the circle. These points indicate at what stage you can dry your laundry. No point stands for "Drum drying in general", one point points to "gently drying" and two points indicate that the bed linen can be dried normally.

How long should I dry the sheets?

Most people dry their bed linen cupboard dry in the gentle program. This usually takes about one and a half hours, depending on the quality of the dryer. Especially if you are drying very thick sheets, it may be that the sheets are not really dry. Then you can simply put them on the heater for a while or dry them again shortly after.

Tips & Tricks

If you dry bed sheets in the dryer, it is usually no longer necessary to iron them afterwards.

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