Skip to main content

Cleaning your Tumble Dryer

I know, I know, this is a blog about being a thrifty mum, so why do I have a tumble dryer?  Well I hold my hands up and say that we have one as we live in the frozen North of the country and it is often raining.  We do not use it all that often, but there are times when I need to have things dried quicker than just leaving it around the house to dry on it's own.

So as with everything else I have the key to longevity and efficiency is keeping it in good condition and clean for when I do use it.  

We happen to have a condenser dryer and use the water to water our plants etc.

After each use take out the lint filter and remove the fluff and empty the washer storage area.

Monthly when in use:
  • Remove the condenser unit and run water through it to remove any lint build up
  • Using a 50/50 white vinegar and water solution wipe the seals and inside the drum of the machine
  • Remove the lint filter and wash and allow to dry
  • Vacuum the filter area to remove any lint
  • Pull out the tumble dryer and vacuum around the rear
  • Wipe the top and rear of the machine with your vinegar solution
  • Wipe the outside of the machine

As with the washing machine it pays to keep the door open when not in use.


  1. I'll hold my hand up too - I try to be as thrifty as I can yet wouldn't part with my condenser dryer. Like yourself I find it works better ie needs less time and energy to run when it is properly cleaned out. My 6yr old loves helping out.

  2. Great tips! Cleaning of electronics appliances should be an integral part of home cleaning. These electronic gadgets also needs timely care and maintenance like any others things. I will definitely use these tips and decided to schedule condenser dryer cleaning by this weekend only.
    Dustbox Cleaning Services Tewkesbury


Post a Comment

I love comments and will try to respond to all

Popular posts from this blog

Bissell Vac and Steam Machine Review and Giveaway

I have hard floors downstairs which I love.  They are much more practical than carpet with 2 mucky boys and a dog. Over the past 8 years I have tried all sorts of ways to keep them clean and I think I have finally found the product that does that for me. It is the  Bissell Vac and Steam Machine .  This amazing suel action machine vacuums and steam cleans either independently or at the same time.  It means that I have done away with my vacuum and steam cleaner downstairs (which I gave to my brother in law). What I like: You can either vacuum or steam clean or do both It is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre The handle is adjustable great for a home with people of different heights and for getting the kids involved. You need no chemicals The pads are washable and reusable It comes with a two year guarantee It warms up fast (within 30 seconds) so no long wait to start cleaning It costs under £100 It is space saving.  No need for a separate vacuum, steam cleaner or mop. 

Tissue paper poppy badges

Remembrance Sunday will soon be upon us and my boys take part in the annual church service and march as Beavers. This year MadDad will also be marching in his capacity as Manager of the U7's football team.  We are great believers in remembering what people have done for us and the boys have been busy making tissue paper poppies at Beavers.

Don't feel pressured in to spending at Christmas and a giveaway

According to a recent survey by  Whyte & Mackay    46.2% of people confess to feeling pressured into spending £100-£200 more than they can afford.    I have to admit that this really shocked me, but them with the rising cost of things and also the unrealistic expectations of people it is often very hard to keep a lid on spending. Other irritations were: ·          Christmas dinner preparations (25%) . The most common complaint is when mum-in-laws unfavourably compare the way dinner is served to the ‘proper way’ (i.e. her way). ·          Cruel present choices (24%). The majority felt that parent-in-laws purposefully bought presents for them that they wouldn’t like, from terrible Christmas jumpers to regifting items already in their cupboards. ·          Fighting over board games (15%). The most frenetic choice is the team game of charades with 34% of those who have fought with their parent-in-laws coming to blows. Monopoly is the board game that seems to cause the least amoun