Tumble drying do's and dont's


To tumble dry or to air dry? We suggest a combination of both. While air drying does take more time, it's sometimes the best way to dry some delicate items. On the other hand, tumble drying will save you plenty of time,  hassle and even ironing! Everything you've ever wanted! 

Tumble dryer, please. Bedsheets, towels, kitchen cloths, jeans, socks, cotton fabrics are just some of the items you can safely put into your dryer. Just follow the wash care symbols on the clothing labels (yes, really!) to choose the right settings for your clothes as some can be dried at higher temperatures than others.

Tumble dryer – yes or no?
Bathing suits. If you want to wear your bathing suit next year, it's better to let it airdry. The heat can cause it to lose it's elasticity and you'll have to get a new one come next summer. Or maybe this is exactly what you're up to? 

Bras. Manufacturers often declare their bras as very delicate, meaning they should be handwashed and air dried as high temperatures can cause them to lose shape. However, heat pump dryers in combination with the delicate programme are gentle enough to handle even these sensitive items.
Tights. Tights might shrink due to the heat and, to top it all off, they can come out of the dryer completely tangled, so it's a better idea to air dry them or use the sensitive programme on your dryer.  

Silk. This is a very delicate fabric, so it's recommended to dry it on a flat surface or even take it to the drycleaner's. Or, you can also use your heat pump dryer's sensitive programme. 

Wool. Another delicate fabric, that you shouldn't put in the dryer. Or is it? See if your tumble dryer has a special programme for wool and you're good to go! If not, make sure you lay your sweaters flat to prevent them from stretching.

Gorenje WaveActive dryers are made to get the work done in an effective, easy-to-handle and eco-friendly manner. 

  • Programs designed to rehydrate the fibers making clothes smoother and less wrinkled
  • IonTech charging the drying air with negatively charged ions that tackle allergens and bacteria
  • SteamTech providing additional steam treatment at the end of the drying program

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