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Does saying a garment should be air-dried sufficiently communicate that something like a hair dryer or a heater fan should not be used?

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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No. In the US, the laundering instructions would say to “drip dry” if it’s ok to hang the garment while damp, or “lay flat to dry” if it isn’t.

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Thanks for the input.

Would you say that then signifies that stuff like heater fan or blow dryer should not be used? It doesn't seem in and of itself to say anything more about it.

What does air-dry signify in American laundering instructions?

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Here, it might state ‘Fluff Dry only’ which is dryer but no heat.

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Notnew wrote:
Here, it might state ‘Fluff Dry only’ which is dryer but no heat.


I's not supposed to be dried in dryer at all though. But that's a handy phrase to know.

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Well, I guess drip-dry would indicate being left alone to dry naturally. Wonder if it would be good to say something anyway though if that is used.

Must "drip-dry" clothes be really wet when they come out of the washing machine (no spin-cycle) or when you hang them up after hand-washing (no wringing or patting with towel)? Or is it used for clothes that are hung up to dry naturally regardless of their level of wetness after the washing process?

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Might you state ‘hang to air-dry only’?
Or is it needing to lay flat to air dry only?
Or did I miss the point entirely?

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Notnew wrote:
Might you state ‘hang to air-dry only’?
Or is it needing to lay flat to air dry only?
Or did I miss the point entirely?


The question was what expression would mean drying in the air while excluding the use of a heat fan or blow dryer or application of any such device.

Mrs. Timmy thought air-dry not sufficient to exclude this, and the reason I asked was that I thought it might not. I should like an option where one does not specify whether to hang the things up or lay them flat

Would "air-dry naturally" do so? Or does that sound odd? "Let dry naturally in the air?" "Huff and puff until the things are dry, but apply no artificial or excessively hot air?"

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Air dry only.
Maybe?
Or huff and puff. :P

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Argh, I came across a reference to an air-dry functions on dryers. How dastardly!

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9 comments - about air dry - good explanations, also brief.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/24169 ... n-on-dryer

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Norwegianblue wrote:
Argh, I came across a reference to an air-dry functions on dryers. How dastardly!



First thing I thought of.

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Argh, I came across a reference to an air-dry functions on dryers. How dastardly!



First thing I thought of.


An enemy hath done this.

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 Post subject: Re: Air-dry
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Notnew wrote:
9 comments - about air dry - good explanations, also brief.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/24169 ... n-on-dryer


Thanks. So what is a person to do now if one wishes to express that the garment needs to dry naturally in good old-fashioned air?
"Air-dry only" is not going to work, but would "air-dry naturally" do it?

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Norwegianblue wrote:
Notnew wrote:
9 comments - about air dry - good explanations, also brief.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/24169 ... n-on-dryer


Thanks. So what is a person to do now if one wishes to express that the garment needs to dry naturally in good old-fashioned air?
"Air-dry only" is not going to work, but would "air-dry naturally" do it?


Hang dry.

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GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
Notnew wrote:
9 comments - about air dry - good explanations, also brief.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/24169 ... n-on-dryer


Thanks. So what is a person to do now if one wishes to express that the garment needs to dry naturally in good old-fashioned air?
"Air-dry only" is not going to work, but would "air-dry naturally" do it?


Hang dry.


Thanks for the suggestion. That presupposes that they need to be hung up though.

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I wonder if one says "Lay flat or hang-dry", would that sufficiently indicate that it should be left to dry naturally in the air.

Could on just say "Hang or lay flat to dry naturally in the air"?

Or just "Hang or lay flat to dry naturally"?

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Norwegianblue wrote:
I wonder if one says "Lay flat or hang-dry", would that sufficiently indicate that it should be left to dry naturally in the air.

Could on just say "Hang or lay flat to dry naturally in the air"?

Or just "Hang or lay flat to dry naturally"?

'Hang or lay flat to air dry naturally' of the above choices; but 'Hang or lay flat to air dry' should be sufficient.

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When this is resolved - I am so curious - would air dry (fluff without the heat) in the dryer harm your item?
There are dryer racks for this very purpose (ours came with one) so there's no tumble either.

(Which just now occurred to me - I can use it for sweaters - then lay them out slightly damp to shape.)

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Norwegianblue wrote:
GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
Notnew wrote:
9 comments - about air dry - good explanations, also brief.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/24169 ... n-on-dryer


Thanks. So what is a person to do now if one wishes to express that the garment needs to dry naturally in good old-fashioned air?
"Air-dry only" is not going to work, but would "air-dry naturally" do it?


Hang dry.


Thanks for the suggestion. That presupposes that they need to be hung up though.



In my experience, anything could be hung to dry. Somethings shouldn't be, since they may stretch or get out of shape. Such can be shaped and placed on a rack or towel to dry. All the above happens locally.

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