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Thread: Bounce dryer BAR - thumbs UP

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    Bounce dryer BAR - thumbs UP

    My husband spotted it in the store and we had to try it.

    Bound dryer bar. You stick the plastic holder to the inside wall of your dryer and snap in the refillable Bounce Bar.

    I've been using the same bar for several months now and it's still a long way off from needing to be replaced.

    I like the idea of not forgetting to put a dryer sheet in, and not finding dryer sheets in my clothing or bed sheets when I'm done, and of course I'm not filling a land-fill with dozens of sheets a week (I've always used two sheets for each load - one was never enough).

    Overall ... I believe it leaves more of a scent on my laundry as well. I'm scent sensitive, but this is not an overwhelming or unpleasant scent. If you are very scent sensitive (allergies?) check to see if they have it in unscented.

    I also think that it is doing a better job of controlling static ESPECIALLY for that load of clothes that you 'forgot' and ran through the dryer a second time to remove the wrinkles - no problems there at all (and I frequently forget a load in the dryer!).

    It has lasted a long time, I'm definitely going to see a cost improvement - albeit minor (every penny counts right?).

    I have noticed that the bar will attract the lint from the clothes and will appear discolored from it, this has not proved to be a problem with the performance.

    All in all ... I don't think I'll ever buy the sheets again!!! I'm SOLD.
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    never tried the bounce dryer bar . i will have to try it out. and true about keeping out the land-fills..

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    You don't have the option to not use it on certain loads though. I never use softener on towels because it makes them water repellent instead of absorbent.

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    We have been using the dryer bar for months now. You can snap it out for loads you do not want to use it for, such as when pre-washing new fabric for quilting, and then snap it back in for when you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    You don't have the option to not use it on certain loads though. I never use softener on towels because it makes them water repellent instead of absorbent.
    this was my first thought, as well. when i get a new box of softener sheets, i cut them all in half. 1/2 sheet is plenty for most loads. once in a while, I'll use 2 halves.
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    I love it... Tried it when they first came out.. One bar last a long time and YES they are removable and can be snapped in again... I do not remove it when drying towels - no difference in my fluffy soft towels not adsorbing water .... My towels are super thick spa extra large towels... The bar is the best IMHO ...


    TWO thumbs up here !!

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    They are great!!! I've been using these for almost a year and will never go back to the sheets.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I've been trying it since March, still tons of it left.
    I find if I have a lot of polys I need to add a dry sheet to keep from getting the sucks when wearing the items
    And it left chalky marks on my husbands black dockers, which wiped off with a hot washcloth.
    I didn't realize they snapped out, brilliant.

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    Haven't tried one yet. Have a ton of sheets to use up first.
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    I only use the sheets in the winter to help with static cling.
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    I have been using the bar since it came out. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    You don't have the option to not use it on certain loads though. I never use softener on towels because it makes them water repellent instead of absorbent.
    All you have to do is take the bar it of the holder if you don't want to use it on certain loads and put it back later, though I use it on everything, and my towels and soft and fluffy AND absorbent !

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    I love the dryer bar too ... anyone have a clever use for the holder you get when you buy a new bar?

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    I've got to hunt this bar. Does the heat bother them? Barny

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    Please don't take this as a bad review for the product but if you are an asthma patient do not use this. The scent is pleasant but intensified when the dryer is hot and I was choking and gasping for air the moment I opened the door. After one use, getting the plastic holder off the dryer wall was a feat for a strong man and the laundry had to be rewashed to remove the scent.
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    I thought I would share this hint, I use one dryer sheet over and over for several loads.

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    My first dryer bar has been in there for a little over a year. Course there is only 2 of us but I do quite a bit of small loads...I love mine!!

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    It sounds like a BARgain! I've always torn my dryer sheets into halves or thirds and still do. They soften the load of wash without leaving a lot of residual scent. I can't have strong perfumes around me because of asthma.
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    Ok, then this will go on my list of "need to get", never heard of it, but sounds wonderful, thank you for sharing.
    Mary

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    Once I have used a dryer sheet, I save it to use later in my foundation piecing. If it is too small, I place two sheets side by side and zigzag, then cut to size I want. I use whatever scraps I have saved for the foundation, but I find the dryer sheets work just fine.
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