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Old Today, 03:21 PM
 
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I heard a good discussion today about how some people don't use dryers because they are a waste of electricity. They say that hanging their clothes dries almost as fast sometimes.

This made sense. I usually will take out shirts and pants before they are done drying to eliminate wrinkles. But the smaller items don't even require that much care. I will literally have to keep setting a dryer for extended periods just to finish drying some socks. But isn't this kind of a waste of electricity? Especially if they can get dry just as fast by hanging?

What do you think? Should they be banned for home use?

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Old Today, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Only in Cali!!!
Because everything else is...
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Old Today, 03:28 PM
 
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I have a gas dryer.

Dumb argument.
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Old Today, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Outside things don't dry that fast in Feb when it is -28F and inside who has room and who wants to smell musty laundry moisture.
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Old Today, 03:31 PM
 
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"What do you think? Should they be banned for home use?"
no.
if they were, we would start our life of crime.
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Old Today, 03:38 PM
 
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Banned? because some people prefer not to use them?

I do not use many things other people use, not for banning them.

I hang most of my items to dry, rarely use the dryer, but it still comes in handy. Have idea why they should be banned.
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Old Today, 03:43 PM
 
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Try drying clothes outside in Montana from, oh, Mid-November thru May.
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Old Today, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I heard a good discussion today about how some people don't use dryers because they are a waste of electricity. They say that hanging their clothes dries almost as fast sometimes.

This made sense. I usually will take out shirts and pants before they are done drying to eliminate wrinkles. But the smaller items don't even require that much care. I will literally have to keep setting a dryer for extended periods just to finish drying some socks. But isn't this kind of a waste of electricity? Especially if they can get dry just as fast by hanging?

What do you think? Should they be banned for home use?
Dryers damage fabrics and use energy, yes - but they are necessary if you live in a city, don't have garden/patio/balcony and/or not enough clothes or other items to wait for those to be air dried.
I don't have dryer by choice, but I understand that other people need it, and wouldn't demand that they stop buying/using them.
Not having dryer by choice is more common in other countries, even highly developed in EU, but this is America and asking to stop using washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV, computer/smart phone is not debatable.
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Old Today, 03:50 PM
 
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Why not ban microwaves and electric stoves and ranges, we could all cook outside and wash dishes by hand and candles for lighting, aren’t these a waste of electricity ❓❓
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Old Today, 03:53 PM
 
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Rick Steves, on his travel show talks about using clothes that wash and dry easily. He hand washes the clothes in the sink and hang dries them overnight. Inside.

I don't buy the argument that people can't do this or don't have enough space in their house to hang them. Nope. That doesn't sound right.
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