What is the best way to express dry a single item?
February 19, 2014 9:55 AM Subscribe
You're enjoying your morning coffee when you realize you never put your work pants in the dryer last night. What do you do, hot shot? What do you do?
posted by DirtyOldTown to Home & Garden (22 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Putting aside the obvious--that we should all plan better and use energy more responsibly--we sometimes run into situations where we really need a single article of clothing dry as soon as physically possible. What's the best way to accomplish this? Assume, for the purposes of this question that the item is preshrunk and durable.
Theories on the table:
-toss it in the dryer alone; more heat for less items = faster dry time
-toss it in the dryer with several other items; more heat per item than a full load, but with better tumbling action thanks to other items
-toss it in the dryer with a large, dry bath towel; similar to the above, but the dry towel itself can wick away moisture
Is one of these best? Something else entirely?
Please provide some combination of the following:
-citations, if possible
-a cogent explanation of the logic behind your theory
-your most convincing anecdata
Thanks in advance.