The Bottom Line
- Eliminates the need for fabric softener
- Convenient to use
- Prevents static and softens clothes
- Packaging contains no recycled materials
- Reduces flame retardancy in certain fabrics.
- Combines fabric softener and a dryer sheet in one moist dryer cloth.
- Comes in three fragrances: Classic Fresh, Lavender & Vanilla and Wildflowers.
- Suggested Retail Cost: $3.99 for 40 sheets.
- Leaves clothes static free, soft and smelling fresh.
Guide Review - Arm and Hammer Total 2-in-1 Dryer Cloths - Laundry Guide Review
Church & Dwight, Inc.'s, producer of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda since 1846, venture into the laundry detergent business has been quite successful. One of their newest products is Total 2-in-1 Dryer Cloths.
This product offers the convenience of including liquid fabric softener in the dryer sheet. This eliminates the need of adding fabric softener to the rinse or filling a dispenser. If you always use fabric softener and a dryer sheet, this is certainly more convenient.
It is important to remember that fabric softeners reduce the effectiveness of flame retardancy on fabrics, reduce the absorbency of cotton towels and inhibit the moisture management characteristics of high performance active sportswear fabrics.
With a retail price of $3.99 for 40 cloths, each use is around 10-cents. This should make it easy to do a cost comparison between your regular routine and the new product. The cloths, which are moist, are offered in a resealable plastic bag within a plastic box - much like baby wipes.
The cloths come in three fragrances: Classic Fresh, Lavender & Vanilla and Wildflowers. Ingredients are listed as fabric softening agents and fragrance. As with any dryer sheet, Total 2-in-1 comes with a warning about spotting or grease-like spots on clothing. These happen when residue from the cloth remains on the laundry. They can be removed by wetting the area and rubbing the spot with a bar of soap and rewashing your garment.
I gave the Classic Fresh fragrance a try in two different tests. First, I added one to a load of dry clothes that were wrinkled from storage. I was quite pleased to see that the clothing came out smelling fresh and wrinkle free. I then added one to a regular load of laundry. Again, the clothes came out static free and, perhaps, a little less wrinkled.
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