Originally Posted by LostinAustin
I have seen this ventless combo unit offered at a pretty decent price. However, some reviews of this model claim that the clothes come out slightly damp. Has that been your experience?
I was also drawn-in by the price, which was hundreds of dollars less than the comparable Splendide.
There's no question that some dampness remains at the end of the drying cycle. I think this is true of any ventless dryer, and is the most common reason for peoples' dissatisfaction with them. You, as the operator, need to alter your technique to get the best performance from a ventless dryer. If you leave the clothes in the dryer at the end of the cycle and allow them to cool, they will be damp and wrinkly when you retrieve them. The clothes are still very warm at the end, and you want them to stay that way until you shake them out and fold them.
My washer/dryer is only a few feet from the bed, so I can stand between them and remove one item from the washer, shake the wrinkles out, fold it, and lay it on the bed. By the time the entire load is folded, nearly every item will be fully dry and go straight into a drawer from there. The better job you do sorting the laundry into items that require equal time to dry, the more uniformly dry the entire load will be. If you put a cotton beach towel and a few lightweight poly/cotton blend dress shirts in the same load, the shirts will come out over-dried, wrinkled, and in need of ironing, while the towel will still be damp or even wet. Even at home, we don't put denim items in the dryer; they all get put on hangers and air dried. We do the same in the MH. It's OK to wash jeans with other clothing in the ventless combo, but we remove them before the drying cycle begins. We purchased all synthetic microfiber kitchen and bath towels for S&B and the MH. The spin cycle is so effective at extracting water that microfiber stuff is doesn't even need to go through the drying cycle. We just fold or hang it as appropriate.
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