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Nellie's NDB-E Dryer Balls, Regular Fabrics

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  • Softens fabrics naturally
  • Makes towels more absorbent
  • Reduces drying time up to 25%
  • Saves time and money
  • Non Toxic, uses no chemicals
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Product Description

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Fluffing is natural with Nellie's Dryer Balls. The non-toxic, allergy-free way to soften fabrics, the bumpy dryer balls massage your laundry's fibers to make everything from your jeans to your sheets soft and fluffy. Eliminating so many chemicals from the process, the low-tech and highly effective little wonders leave no worries about airborne irritants and toxins given off by fabric softeners in clothes. And they're safer because fabric softeners leave an oil coating on clothes, take the fire retardant out of Baby's clothes, and leave a sticky residue on the dryer's components, rendering it more prone to fire. Savvy for time- and money-savers, too, the Dryer Balls lift and separate clothes to reduce lint, static cling, wrinkles and ironing time, and circulate the air in the dryer more efficiently to save you 10 minutes to a half hour of drying time on each load. (Although the dollars you save in fabric softener may be more noticeable at first.) The pack contains 2 PVC balls, which should both be put in the dryer and are made for regular fabrics. Imported. Each ball: approx. 3-1/2Lx2-1/2W".

Product Information

Size:1 Pack
Product Dimensions 7 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Nellie's
ASIN B0009IB6T2
Item model number NDB-E
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4.0 out of 5 stars 195 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #696,382 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#741 in Health & Personal Care > House Supplies > Laundry > Fabric Softener
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2005

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I have used this product for several years now, and love it. However, after my first set split and fell apart (per a few other poor reviews below) I realized it has a design flaw that is easily corrected. The balls are sealed shut. They have air inside them, and it expands when the dryer is hot, then contracts as the dryer load cools. This is especially exaggerated for me as my basement laundry area is quite cool. As they cool, they sort of pucker in upon themselves. After doing this many times, the product becomes fatigued along the pucker/fold lines and it does split.

The solution is VERY simple, and I cannot believe the manufacturer hasn't corrected it already: just drill a little hole in the ball! It even has a little dimple from the manufacturing process that lends itself to the hole. (Ours are only 2-3 mmm in diameter.) With the hole, the air pressure may equalize as the balls heat and cool . . . no deformation happens . . and the balls last years and years. After about 4 years, I did recently have another ball fall apart. Close examination revealed the hole had become clogged with lint to the point where the ball was effectively sealed again. Easy enough fix, I just pulled out tweezers and fixed the remaining balls. I'll be sure to examine them periodically in the future for the clogs, it only takes a second as I handle them when removing my clothes from the dryer.

I'm sometimes annoyed when products don't seem entirely thought out, and I do wish someone at Nellie's would demonstrate a knowledge of basic gas laws (PV=nRT, anyone?) . . . but this product otherwise works so well, it's worth the minor modification in the meantime.
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Size: 2 Pack Verified Purchase
My dermatologist recommended dryer balls so I could stop using fabric softener or dryer sheets. She said to get at least four balls, preferably six or eight. I got four at first to see if I liked them. I was so pleased I ordered four more. I usually use all eight of them together. Four worked fine, but more balls seems to reduce the drying time. Like other reviewers, I have a lot less lint now. What I like about the Nellie's product is they are high-quality and have a two year guarantee. Helpful hints: You should run several loads of towels before you start using the dryer balls, to clean the fabric softener/sheet residue out of your dryer. The balls work best for me if I wash items together that take about the same amount of time to dry. Like I don't make a load that has both blue jeans and synthetic fabrics like microfiber or nylon. The reason for this is the static factor. If you dry things too hot or too long it creates static. My clothes and even the towels are nice and soft. It seems like a silly idea, but now I'm a believer!
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I use these in the dryer with bedding to keep the sheets and blankets from rolling into a ball where the center does not get dry. I also use them with loads of clothing to reduce drying time. The oval shape of these dryer balls results in minimum noise vs the round dryer balls I have also used.
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Size: 1 Pack
These really work. I have a baby with VERY sensitive skin. I can use these dryer balls without dryer sheets and his clothes are soft and fluffy. Also, I've noticed my towels are fluffier and more absorbent. I tried another brand of dryer balls because they are cheaper, but they fell apart in the dryer on the second use. I used my first set of Nellie's dryer balls for over one year. Try them. You'll be hooked.
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Size: 2 Pack
I have started making my own laundry detergent and become more environmentally conscious. I saw these on Amazon and thought I would give them a try. I love them and have ordered two extra sets, because I have OCD and always have to have extra incase the company goes out of business and I can never find the product again (I know crazy, right). Anyway when I wash my clothes I use vinegar in a downy ball as my fabric softener and then these in the dryer and my clothes have never been so soft, it feels just like it is brand new. I never have a problem with static and it also works well when I wash microfiber. I wash all of my cleaning pads (shark steam mop) microfiber cleaning clothes and dish towels in one load weekly and they never cling to each other. I have been using the same pair of dryer balls since the beginning of May and I do about 3 load every other day and they are still as good as new. I highly recommend.
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I recently became allergic to dryer sheets so as an alternative my boyfriend and I have started using Nellie's Dryer Balls. They do work to reduce static cling, and they do seem to be reducing the amount of lint produced during drying, however I can't really tell if they are reducing the dryer time or not. They are great for drying towels, and my clothes actually feel softer and better against my skin.

There are a few other things I should mention. First, they are very loud in the dryer and this can be a problem for someone with their dryer in ears range. Luckily my boyfriend and I have our washer/dryer in a separate room with a door so it's not an issue for us, but when the door is open I can very clearly hear them banging around. Also, these should be used with a regular load of laundry (i.e. sturdy t-shirts, jeans, socks), I would not recommend you use these when washing anything delicate such as strapy tank tops, nylons, under garments, or anything made of silk or satin. These are not scented, so if you love that "fresh out of the dryer" scent you will be missing that. Lastly, I have not had any problems with the balls disintegrating or losing spikes like other reviewers have said, but I always run my dryer on a medium to low heat so repeatedly running these balls in a high heat cycle could be a problem.

Overall I would recommend these, they're more cost effective than fabric softener sheets and they will probably prolong the life of your clothing.
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