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Eyewitness News Puts "As Seen On TV" Dryer Balls To Test

Reported by: Send eMail Taisha Walker
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 18, 2013 11:57 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 18, 2013 1:59 PM EST

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Dryer Balls
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Laundry isn't exactly everyone's favorite chore. Washing, drying and folding multiple loads can be tiresome. But an "As Seen On TV" product promises to cut your drying time and save you money.

Dryer Max claims its $8 dryer balls will soften your fabrics without the use of chemicals. As part of our "Buy It and Try It" series, Eyewitness News took the dryer balls to George's Cleaners in Hurricane to see how well they would work on a load of towels.

The balls, which are made out of hard plastic, promise to dry clothes 25 percent faster than the traditional method. The dryer balls claim to work by lifting and separating laundry, allowing more air to flow. The company said the tips then massage the fabrics to fluff them up and make them dry faster.

But our test found that the dryer balls didn't live up to their claims. The towels we tossed in with the product weren't fluffy. The towels were still damp, although they took just as long to dry as did the load used with dryer sheets.



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