The morning paper suggested putting 3 new tennis balls in when you dry
clothes. They will absorb moisture and significally shorten the drying
That strikes me as insane. Why on earth would they absorb that much
moisture? And even if they did, how could they save enough energy to pay
for the balls?
I would think you could accomplish the same thing with a few towels. Of
course adding towels or tennis balls will absorb moisture and then you will
need to dry the tennis balls or the towels, which will add at least as much
time as it saved.
If you like the tennis ball idea, I have a puerperal motion machine for
You don't want to absorb moisture, you want to send it out the vent.
Otherwise, you'd end up with some really soggy tennis balls.
The nap on a tennis ball isn't gonna hold more than a fraction of a
spoonful of water, no where near enough to dry a load of clothes.
this is the deal... it also works with things like jeans and sweaters. its
not that they absorb anything, they just keep things fluffed more so the
dryer can work more efficiently. or so my mom says..
Never heard of that before. I can't see how they could do either. It
must make a nice noise, though, kinda like putting sneakers in the
dryer, only a little quieter. Maybe a tennis racket or two would help as
Here's a hint I heard one time. If you are a baseball hat collector and
they are getting a little dusty and grimey, the best way to wash them is
on the top tray of a dishwasher. I don't wear any hats, so I can't vouch
for the results.
This simply would not work. Tennis balls do not hold much water, nor
do they act like a sponge. But, they may help keep the clothes
circulating better, and thus the clothes may dry faster. I do not
recommend using tennis balls in a heated dryer. However, I do use
three tennis balls and the "no heat" setting for 15 minutes to fluff
feather pillows, comforters, and down jackets.
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