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Does putting pillows in the dryer kill germs?
Last Updated: 16th May, 2021
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In this regard, can you sanitize pillows in the dryer?
Select the Sanitize mode on your dryer or the highest heat setting. If you pull your pillow out of the dryer and it's still damp, put it back in and select the damp dry mode or set the timer for another 10 minutes. If you put it in for more than 10 minutes, check on it from time to time to see if it's dry.
Also, how do you sanitize pillows? Wash the inner pillow. Foam can be washed by hand in warm, soapy water. Feathers and polyester can be run through a washing machine with soap and lukewarm water. Cotton pillows can become lumpy if washed, so it's best to either replace these if they are very dirty or to air them out.
Consequently, can dryer kill germs?
A dryer can potentially kill the vast majority of germs if it gets hot enough. 135°F is the minimum temperature at which a dryer can significantly reduce the number of bacteria on your clothes. However, much depends on the length of the drying cycle, the fabrics and the species of bacteria.
How long does it take for a dryer to disinfect?
It's the dryer—not the washing machine—that lays waste to harmful microorganisms. “High heat drying for at least 28 minutes is the most effective way to kill viruses,” Reynolds says.