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Bounce sheets have been around for ages. They are in boxes of 40 in a lot of supermarkets and they cost about £3 but sometimes on offer which is great if you can get them. I believe you can also buy the boxes in various other sizes but these are the ones I always tend to buy.
Bounce sheets are meant to be added to the tumble dryer while you dry you clothes, the idea being that they reduce static and mean ironing is easier and also they give a nice scent to all your clothing.
The smell is quite strong I find when you open the box and you're only meant to put in one for a load but we use about three or even four at a time because you mainly can't smell much if using just one.
Downside is that you can lose them inside the dryer as they seem to get small once they heat up and they can tear off a bit like paper tissues and have blocked up the maching on some occasions which can be a bit of a nuisance.
We also use them on our radiators during the winter as the heat gives a nice smell through the house if you don't want to or cant afford an air freshener these do a smashing job as a subsistute. My other half also tends to put one in each of my trainers from time to time as they tend to get a bit niffy and this also seems to work though I know this is not what they were intended for it's just another idea for use.
Quite good value and I'd recommend them.
Bounce Tumble Dryer Sheets are something I use regularly, although I admit to using them more in the winter months because in the summer I prefer to hang my washing outside as I don't think you can beat the natural wind-dried smell that comes from having your washing blowing in the breeze. They come in a variety of aromas, but the one I like the most - and hence purchase the most often - is "Summer Breeze" which produces a fresh and subtle hint to the material.
These sheets come in a cardboard box and they are packaged in such a way as to come out in a concertina fashion - i.e. one sheet at a time. I like this because it keeps all the other sheets inside the box and hence keeps them fresh and clean. The only negative is that you can't actually see how many you have left - and the weight of the box really isn't an indicator - and so you really just have to estimate. I tend to go through about one box every 2 weeks - but I do have a fairly large family and have a lot of washing. Each box contains forty sheets and costs £4.67 from Tesco's - which equates to almost 12p per sheet - which is actually pretty expensive for a sheet of tissue like paper (I didn't realise the individual cost until I started writing this review!).
To use these sheets, you simply put one sheet in with your wet washing into the tumble dryer - and then dry your washing as normal. As the washing tumbles around, the fragrance and the fabric softeners are released into the washing. When I take my washing out of the tumble dryer, it smells fresh and lightly fragranced, as well as being soft. Using these sheets makes me feel "homey" and comfort. I would say that the fragrance remains on the clothes until they are washed again - although the fragrance does fade slightly over time and it is covered by perfume / aftershave (which I guess is a good thing because you wouldn't want your perfume competing with your tumble drying sheets!
I like these sheets and I know its something I'll continue to use in the future. Recommended.
Through these winter months our tumble drier has been going nonstop and I cannot help but notice that the clothes although fresh do not have the same outdoor freshness and really no scent to speak of.
My wife and I suddenly remembered the Bounce tumble drier sheets that we used to use and we are in the next few hours about to go out and get some, if they are still with us or an alternative if they are not.
We haven't used these for over a year but I still remember the lovely fresh scent and the softness our clothes and particularly our bed sheets used to have.
These Bounce tumble drier sheets are very thin sheets that resemble a dried out baby wipe in size and you simply pop them in the drier and let them work their magic.
These are not cheap though, my wife who's memory is better than mine remembers them being around £3.50 for 40 sheets, I have to say though when you think that you only need one sheet per load it isn't really all that bad and I certainly do not mind spending £3.50 to get 40 loads of freshly dried clothing and bed sheets.
I would definitely recommend these to others and it now just remains to pop to Asda soon and see if these are still around which I hope they are.
I used to hate putting my drying into the dryer because it would come out almost smelling a little bit damp and when I ironed the clothes it enhanced this.
When I found these in Tesco, I was vey impressed and I could not wait to get home and try them out.
These come in a little box and you can almost smell the clean scent from the outside of the box.
They are tumble dryer sheets and there are around 40 sheets per box.
Bounce are conditioner designed to protect clothes, towels etc from loss of freshness caused by the heat of the tumble dryer. With bounce in your tumble dryer they smell so fresh and clean which can be smelt all day long.
For best results you should use one with every load. But, you can also use a sheet to freshen up your drawers, bags, shoes or wardrobe.
How to use
You should place one of these on top of your clothes before you start to dry them. When your drying is done, you should dispose the sheet. Use these on a low setting to prevent the result of oily spots.
Price and Place
These are about £2.00 and you can get these from supermarkets and convenience stores.
I love these because they make my clothes smell great. I keep one in my drawer too! I don't think I will stop using these. They are brilliant. 5/5
Bounce Tumble Dryer Sheets are sold in 40's from Asda stores or www.asda.co.uk for £3.38 and these are designed to be added to a wet load of washing when putting it in to the tumble drier to help give the clothes a nice scent and reduce the need for ironing by decreasing the amount of static in the tumble drier from synthetic fibres and fabrics.
A sheet is designed to last for one full load in the tumble drier and they, of course, are very easy to use, just throw a sheet in with your wet washing and put it on to dry as normal. I usually cut my sheets in half to get better use out of them and I find that this is perfectly fine for making the load smell lovely and giving me all the benefits of a full sheet whilst helping me to save a little money.
There is quite a nice scent to these sheets, it is a nice spring type of scent and makes me think of early summer and it's just lovely. They don't seem to leave any excess residue in the tumble drier or on the clothes.
I think that these wipes are fairly good value for money and in the past I have used some own brand ones which cost around £1.00 but then they can't be re-used as I found they tore in the machine and I ended up having to re-wash everything and these ones have a better scent to them than the cheaper ones I used. I would definitely recommend these wipes and I am a big fan.
I don't usually iron any clothes and don't really mind going out with the odd crease on my clothes but I did find that the amount of creases appeared to be reduced and my clothes just have a glorious scent to them that lasted for hours.
I am rating these sheets 5/5 and if you have to use a tumble drier then I'd definitely say toss one of these in (or just half if you want to save money) as it stops everything taking on that damp tumble drier scent and makes your washing smell like it's been hanging on the line.
I always thought that whoever invented the tumble dryer deserved a medal but when Proctor and Gamble introduced Bounce Tumble Dryer sheets that was just about the icing on the cake.
Weather permitting most of us like nothing better than to see our laundry blowing in the warm breeze, drinking in heaps of fresh air but when the rain comes down or we desperately need to dry that shirt then we automatically resort to the tumble dryer.
Proctor and Gamble have packed these single use tumble dryer sheets into small gaily coloured boxes and they have ensured that we can easily access just one sheet at a time to put in with our wet washing.
There are two fragrances, one called Summer Breeze and another called Spring Feeling - Either or make the laundry smell beautifully fresh.
Each single Bounce sheet looks much like a wet wipe, maybe slightly thicker. The sheet is coated with a fabric conditioner and some special fabric softening agents.
Slip a sheet out of the box and it has quite an overpowering fragrance, fresh and floral.
The idea is that you place just one sheet in with a dryer load of washing, as the Bounce sheet circulates with the laundry then the fragrance that the sheet has been pre-soaked in makes contact with your wet laundry and is absorbed into the mixed fabric.
As the laundry drying process takes place the Bounce sheet dries out too and by the time the cycle has reached an end you are left with a sheet of lint that looks slightly the worse for wear and a pile of laundry that smells beautiful.
Bounce sheets may be a bit on the pricey side at around £3.50 for a pack of 40 sheets but if you intend tumbling the washing along with a sheet then there is no real need to use any fabric conditioner in the wash programme.
The Bounce sheets soften the fabric automatically and I find that once the washing is dry the Bounce combats a build up of static electricity and makes a major difference to the size of the ironing pile.
Anything cotton may need a quick rub over with the iron but the remainder comes out all but crease free.
Proctor and Gamble developed a slogan for the Bounce sheets - Brings the outdoors indoors -
I agree, one hundred percent that the laundry smell wonderful when you take it out of the tumble dryer but I still don't think that the smell matches that good old smell of fresh air.
I would go as far as saying that there may be some who would find the fragrance on the tumble dryer sheets too pungent.
I read a handy little tip the other day, take a new Bounce sheet from the box and put it into the corner of your lounge, the fragrance from the sheet will fill your room like an air freshener.
Sadly after you have used the Bounce sheet it has served its purpose and there is only one place left for it - the waste bin.
The sheet comes out of the tumble dryer in one piece and on the odd occasion when it has had some fragrance left on it I have put it into one of my clothes drawers to get the last from it.
I wouldn't think that the used sheets could be recycled and I can't foresee Proctor and Gamble designing a refill solution, but then again you never know.
When the sun shines the box of Bounce tumble dryer sheets stay firmly in the cupboard but if the dryer has to be switched on then count me in.
I use this product every time I tumble dry, which is a lot! As I dont have a private garden or anywhere to hang wash out and I don't have the room to dry around the house.
It really does stop that annoying static that you get with a lot of synthetic materials and also leaves clothes virtually crease free.
I tend to use two sheets every time for extra freshness as I find one doesn't really give that fresh smell I want on freshly cleaned clothes and bed linen.
You get 40 sheets so its good for 20+ loads depending how many you use. I don't get any irritation from using this product as I do have sensitive skin.
Also another good thing about the product is that it isn't limited for use with just the tumble dryer you can use it to line drawers, stored clothes, shoes and any other items you want to stay fresh, you couldn't pour your fabric softener all over them now could you!
I don't think its a bad price either ranging from £3-4 and even better when it is on offer. You can buy this product from most major supermarkets but not all of them.
Its a classic product but it still does the job.
Now the winter is near,and outside drying has become a no no,it is time to start that Tumble dryer again.
In all fairness,it is easier,but not as cheap as outdoor drying,and lets face it,it does not smell as fresh from a tumble either.So,I got out my favourite smelling "Bounce".
Bounce is a fabric conditioner designed especially for your tumble dryer. It helps protect your clothes, towels and bedding from creasing, static cling and loss of freshness caused by the heat of the tumble dryer.
A smell that you will never forget,and it brings back childhood memories of snuggling into bed with the lovely scented freshness.Not only does it make your washing smell,look and feel great,but gives it a softness too.
Opening the cudboard where I store my packet of bounce is a breath of freshair in itself.All you need is one sheet of this fabulous freshener.Even if you forget to add it too your tumble before it's drying cycle.You can add it once the clothes are dry for a few minutes after,and it will smell just as fresh and nice.
You get 40 sheets in a box,so they last for 40 drying cycles.It costs £3.59,so may seem abit on the expensive side,but believe me,it's worth every penny and once you try it,you won't dry without it again.
Contains amongst other ingredient:
30% Cationic softening agents;
15-30% Non-ionic softening agents; Perfumes, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Courmarin, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylopriopional, Linalool, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl lonone.
These really are my preferred tumble dryer sheets. They are expensive at £3.79 for 40 sheets but I have found if I have only done a small tumble load and the sheet still has a fragrance in it when it has finished then I will leave it in the machine and it is capable of dealing with a second load, on the same sheet and still having good results. This does help to lengthen the life of a box and makes it a little less expensive.
The sheets have a really lovely strong smell and this is important to me as I don't use an extra softener in my wash loads usually, so there is no fragrance from this to help my clothes smell nice.
The Bounce sheets leave a fresh smell, which is enough to linger along on my clothes and sheets for about a week after drying. Any longer in the cupboard than this though and the smell does evaporate.
These are also excellent at keeping static at bay and nothing ever sticks together when tumbling. This is a real problem if you don't use an anti-static sheet of some kind especially with certain types of material but Bounce really does eradicate this problem and leaves everything separated and easy to fold.
I think these sheets are worth the money and do provide a good smell as well as anti-static properties and so this makes it well worth the money.
Bounce sheets for the tumbledrying of clothes is a good idea as for most of the time when tumbledrying without them any comfort or other product of the same line dissapates in the dryer and leaves no lasting smell of freshness. I Have found these sheets to be great in the dryer as they leave your clothes smelling great and not clingy as some have a want to do. especially trousers and skirts and light fabrics such as polyester shirts. The anti stacisity in these sheets is quite amasing and they are not expensive either. At most a couple of pounds.
I and my daughter use these sheets on a regular basis during winter months and they work well. Leaving your clothes smelling spring fresh like they have just come in off the washing line.
Used inside the Panty drawer as a liner they keep your smalls smelling sweet too. Just like a pomander.
I have recently found out too that using them to wipe doggy down after a wet walk helps sweeten the air also, how about that, and it apparently doesn't cause any problems either I must try this one out for myself.
The box is carboard and has a picture of sheets and laundry blowing in the breeze on it. It is oblong in shape and has a perforation tear strip on the top to get sheets out of. Apart from that not much to look at. But the sheets do work well.
I admit it, I am an eco conscious person with a tumble dryer! Granted, it is an energy saving model, but it is an eater of electricity nonetheless. I refuse to bow my head in shame, as without it, I could not dry sheets and duvets with ease in winter, and I can't hang out bedding in warm weather either as I am highly allergic to pollen and fine particulates. My reasons for having a dryer aside, the fact I own a dryer has several implications for my laundry.
One is the dreaded static ling. Oh the woe of having hair stand on end and listening to the crackle of static charged fabric. The other is the hot wet cabbage smell that one can get occasionally from natural fibres that are washed in unscented (and therefore un perfumed to mask it) washing concoctions. One can use liquid fabric softener in the washer to help cover the smell, and I frequently do use some, but for items that should not get quite such a heavy dose of the fibre coating liquid, a dryer sheet is a much better option.
Having tried other brands, which seemed to either shred after a single use or else fail in static control, I came back to Bounce and when I buy sheets, this is the one I reach for. Heavy duty fibrous sheets coated thickly and stiffly with fabric softener, I find I get 2-3 uses out of them before completely useless. The cooler the setting, the more uses out of it, as the heat from the dryer melts the coating and the tumbling action of the dryer very lightly coats the fibres without leaving a heavy deposit. The result is soft fabrics without any possible greasy residue that you can get from liquid in wash softeners after awhile, fluffy towels that still will absorb water as they should, clothes that crease less if removed from the dryer and put away promptly, and lightly scented clothes that don't set off my asthma or our allergies. At least it does if using a vented dryer. Having had both a condenser type dryer and a vented one, I can tell you with a certainty that the higher humidity of a condenser dryer seems to render these sheets useless. I am going to guess this is because the water is allowed to condense (duh!) and the heated fabric conditioner gets mixed in, and basically rinsed out of the clothes before it can do anything at all. In all the vented dryers I have experienced both as a child and as an adult, the results were as advertised.
Cost wise, they can be expensive. You can expect to pay £3.50 or more for a box of 40 sheets if you buy it from a discount store or supermarket. Admittedly that is a bit YIKES!, but never fear, you can get these even cheaper by simply looking at bulk dealers. A quick look online reveals that under £10 will get you 246 sheets delivered to your door (Ebay). Now, with two loads minimum each, that is 492 loads of drying, which I can tell you lasts a VERY long time! Is it worth it? Well, I have made my own dryer sheets before using old flannels and liquid fabric softener (simply place a bit on a dry flannel and pop it in), and it works ok, but you do not get quite the same results, and cost wise it has no advantage over buying bulk. The packaging on Bounce is also easier to recycle, being a box made of thin card, so it is merely a matter of tearing it up for the old compost bin. The sheets are cellulose, so when used up, can be composted, though you might want to add them to a wash to make sure all the stuff is out of it.
The sheets also have many other uses. Golfers in the US are often seen with a sheet in their back pocket, to keep bees away (also works against mozzies). Used sheets also make great dusters and work well on the end of a Swiffer type mop. Dog owners like using the sheets to dry their dogs with, as the coating (even on a just used once in the dryer sheet), is enough to keep fleas off, and will not harm the dog if he licks his fur. An unused sheet placed in a burnt pan with water and left to soak overnight will see the crusted on crud lifted away. Used sheets are great to wipe off glasses, TVs and monitors and other surfaces as the anti static properties of the stuff on it will help repel dust from resettling upon them and doesn't cause smears. The unused sheets are also great for deodorising: use in drawers or place in a bag or box with clothes that are being packed away to keep them fresh smelling. Place in a nappy bucket or waste bin at the bottom to combat odours. The freshening qualities are also strong enough to dispel must, as I found when we bought my Singer 221 sewing machine. It had been left in its case in a damp loft and despite a most thorough cleaning, the case had a mouldy smell that was dreadful. My online sewing group for vintage machines told us to place a Bounce sheet in the case and leave it locked for a week. We did and the smell left, never to return. We were well impressed. So, it does a lot more than just makes clothes in the tumble drier smell nice and be static free.
Bottom line: Bounce is fab for around the house, but don't bother using in the dryer unless it is a vented model.
Winter is around the corner, outside it is damp, wet, and miserable. The squirrels are bouncing around the garden , frantically burying their nuts and generally preparing for hibernation. The gardens are covered in slimy , wet fallen leaves and there is a distinct nip in the air. The nights are drawing in, and we are all sniffling with the beginnings of our traditional winter colds. Tis nearly the season to be jolly, but it is hard to be jolly when you feel so miserable , and you are bundled up against the elements in stale winter woolies, hastily retrieved from the back of the closet.
On opening my front door, you step across the threshold and bounce back.....into Summer !!!! I am reclining back in my chair, eyes closed, glass of chardonnay in hand, feeling the warmth on my face with the wonderful smell and summer breeze wafting up my nostrils....mmmmmmmm. A lovely summer's day you might think......Not so ...for I am using Bounce Summer Breeze tumble dryer sheets...and I am happy !!
Since I first tried these, last year, I haven't looked back, they are extremely versatile little sheets of fabric softener. I purchased my box of 40 sheets from my local Sainsburys at a princely sum of £3.83 (available from most supermarkets), They come in several different scents:
My favourite is the Summer Breeze, the box is sunshine yellow with a bright orange sun. Inside are 40 handkerchief sized tissues,you simply pop one in on top of your washing load in the tumble dryer and you're off ! Whilst the dryer is on, the lovely scent spreads around the house, giving the effect of air freshener, and the warmth from the dryer activates the components of the tissues. When the load is done you end up with soft, fresh smelling laundry, and the fresh smell really lasts for quite a while. My towels were washed and dried 3 days ago and they still smell fresh now. As far as softness goes, they work perfectly, my clothes feel as soft as if I were using a normal well know fabric softener, and, again, are still soft some days later, in fact weeks later in the case of a lot of my articles, and my knickers have never smelt so fresh !!
Another advantage of these little miracle sheets, is that they reduce the static build up..so no more electric shocks when pulling that cotton top over your head, and no more hair stuck up on end, looking as though you have suffered an electric shock ! They also help prevent creasing, however note I said they 'Help', don;t expect to never have to iron again...unfortunately they haven't yet invented this !!! When you have finished with your sheet, simply throw it away. It is recommended you use one sheet per load, although I have often used 2 for particularly heavy loads to great effect.
Whilst there are no real warnings on the packet, there are a few facts to note, if you use these with synthetic materials you should dry on a low heat, this is because there is a risk of oily spotting, although this is easily removed with a little soap and water. My one main concern is that they should NEVER be used with children's sleepwear or any flame resistant articles, this is because Bounce Sheets can reduce the flame resistance...I say I am concerned because there is absolutely nothing on the box to tell you this, it was only when I took a look at their website that I found this out, and even there, the warning is not very clear, it is in small writing at the bottom of the page.
These little sheets are extremely versatile, as I have said, below are a number of ideas you might want to try , with good results:
Put a sheet in your lingerie drawer for fresh smelling undies.
Under your car seats for added freshness.
Inside stale smelling trainers.
Inside quilt covers for added freshness.
Hang behind warm radiators.
You can also use these to clean wooden and metal blinds, removing dust.
There are many other ideas listed on their website:
Made by Proctor and Gamble, they are recommended for use by White Knight, Whirlpool and Zanussi...........and of course Averilla.
All in all I would not be without these now, they tend to last longer that other fabric conditioners and have so many wide ranging uses around the home. I do think they are quite expensive but sometimes it is worth paying that little bit more for something that works.
Oh and as for the warmth on my face at the beginning......no that was not the effects of too much chardonnay...that was my roaring fire....Hee Hee.
Since I started having to use washing powder designed for sensitive skin (for myself and my six year old), I've realised what a lovely scent 'normal' washing powders add to my clothes. I can't use softener at all as while my skin can cope with it, Alice gets even more itchy than usual if she wears clothes that have been softened.
Enter Bounce Sheets. For those of you who aren't familiar with Bounce, it's basically a thin sheet of muslin type material which you pop in your tumble dryer. The idea of Bounce is to prevent creasing, lessens static and lends an 'outdoor dried' sensation to your washing. This is what Bounce says anyway, chrisandmark's take on Bounce is somewhat different.
I opted for the Spring Breeze variety, which is marketed as 'A breath of fresh air for your tumble dryer'. Great! Just what I'm looking for now that Comfort Softener isn't a viable option in this house. There are a number of varieties available, although I've used three different types of Bounce now and in my opinion one variety smells pretty much the same as the rest. Spring Breeze has a fresh, clean scent which I could smell quite strongly as soon as I opened the box.
I threw a Bounce sheet in the dryer with my next load of washing and sat back while it worked its magic. Magic? Did I say magic? Sorry, I meant I sat back while Bounce did... absolutely nothing. After a 30 minute drying cycle I took my washing out of the dryer and inhaled. The particular t-shirt I sniffed smelled exactly the same as I remember it smelling after simply drying it without the aid of Bounce. Yeah, yeah, it smelled fresh but then the bloomin' thing had been washed not an hour earlier. Static? There was a pair of my lacy knickers stuck to the back of the aforementioned t-shirt so Bounce failed miserably in the static prevention stakes too. Creasing? No, the t-shirt wasn't creased but tumble drying has long been known as the ultimate way of drying without the need of ironing. And that's without any sheet help, thankyouverymuch.
Like an idiot I bought 3 boxes of Bounce before I'd tried it out, believing in the claims on the box. What a fool I've been. Bounce doesn't come cheap either, unless you've spotted one of the (very few) times that it's on special offer you're going to be paying around £3.50 for a box of 40 sheets. To be fair this means that if you use your tumble dryer on average once a day you can get over a month from each box. But what on Earth is the point when they do so little for the general 'wellness' of your washing? £3.50 down the drain. I've found you can use each Bounce sheet twice with the same (minimal) effect so this kind of cuts down costs somewhat. Bounce is available in all the major supermarkets and I've also seen it stocked in Boots. Inexplicably.
The sheets don't disintegrate while they're in the tumble dryer and they smell just as strong after they've gone round in the dryer for 40 minutes, presumably because none of the scent is transferred to the clothes!
I've found two better uses for Bounce sheets. A sheet placed inside a clothes drawer stops mustiness creeping into your clothes, particularly when you're putting away the woolley jumpers for the summer - stick a Bounce sheet in with them and come September when you're cracking out the woolies they'll still smell fresh. Another one, if you're having a bad hair day smooth a Bounce sheet over your hair and it'll greatly reduce static and frizz.
Perhaps Bounce should re-market themselves as a haircare brand...
I've been using bounce tumble dryer sheets for several years now, They really do work because the clothes feel soft, are static free and smell wonderful, like they have been dried on the line apart from they are soft not like cardboard. I like to use bounce on the duvet covers, towels and towelling robes because I like them to feel soft on my skin, i prefer these to be tumble dried as opposed to drying them on the line because they feel like rough against the skin otherwise. Bounce works by smoothing the fibres with the heat of your dryer making them feel soft and static free. Note, Grease spots appear only if you dry half loads so use an already used sheet in your dryer. Bounce are available in two fragrances Summer Breeze and Spring Breeze These both come in Value Packs of 40 and are priced around £3.50 Bounce are recommended by White Knight, Whirlpool Home Appliances and Zanussi the appliance of science. Bounce are made by proctor and gamble who make laundry products like Ariel,Bold,Daz,Fairy,Lenor and Febreeze.
I started using Bounce a couple of years ago, and I love them especially in the winter. They are also great fo freshing up a room. Use one of the Bounce sheets on your raidiator when you have them swiched on. It works in the same way as your dryer. They make your room smell lovely. Don,t ask me how I found this out but it works. Oh and place a tissue under the sheet as it does tend to stick to the radiator a bit.
Fabric freshener sheets which aim to freshen your washing as it tumble dries /