“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
From the offset I will say that I do not and never have used these Tumble Dryer sheets for the Tumble Dryer. Instead, I have always bought tumble dryer sheets to put in wardrobes and in suitcases to keep those fusty smells etc away and it has always worked.
There was a while that my husband and I were finding little fusty marks on some of our clothing in the wardrobe, particularly clothes that maybe hadn't been worn for some time and we weren;t quite sure what to do about it. My mother in law informed us that she had starting using tumble dryer sheets in the wardrobes to avoid such problems and it had worked and this is how we started doing this as well.
Now, when I first went to purchase the sheets, I planned to buy Bounce, but when I noticed the difference in price between Bounce sheets and the Tesco own brand (£3 odd compared to £1.50 odd) I immediately opted for the Tesco ones. The first pack that I bought were these Tesco Summer Fresh ones however, when I finished the pack, I replaced them with the SPring Fresh range, which actually contain slightly more sheets than the SUmmer Fresh. THese tumble dryer sheets are actually on offer at present for £1.30 in Tesco for 60 sheets, which lasts me a long time.
As I said I use these sheets for keeping fustiness away. I have put them in our wardrobes, I put them in our luggage after we have aired them and they being put back in the attic until our next venture. After using our tent in the summer time we put one of these sheets into the lining of it when we were putting ti away. Since using these sheets we have noticed a difference in terms of the freshness or our wardrobe and luggage etc. THere are no longer any signs of fustiness on clothes and when you open the suitcases or bags that have had one of these sheets in it, there is a freshness and light scent that is much much preferred than any fusty smell.
All in all, although I cannot comment on these tumble dryer sheets for use in a tumble dryer, I can comment on their ability to keep things fresh and keep away any fustiness and from that point of you I would highly recommend them, and they are sooo much better value than their leading counterparts!
~ Tesco Summer Fresh Tumble Dryer Sheets ~
I never used to buy tumble dryer sheets and I only really started after getting a freebie Bounce sample some time ago and rediscovering it in the drawer, as I use a strong washing powder and fabric conditioner my laundry usually keeps it's fresh scent but the main reason I started buying them was to freshen up coats and such that get little use and reside in the scary cupboard (under the stairs).
I don't really want to re-wash clean coats all the time, as really they are clean they have just been stored so these tumble dryer sheets do come in very handy for me.
My son is absolutely useless with coats, he leaves his coat in school on a regular basis so often switches between what he wears, but my other son has a favourite coat that he wears all the time. But when that gets dirty I will of course wash it, but then he will need to wear an alternative coat so I tell him to pick out the one he wants and I will freshen it up for him.
After doing so I will throw the coat in the dryer along with one of these sheets and within 10 minutes or so the coat will come out smelling like it has just been washed rather than the cupboardy smell it did have. It makes it much easier and quicker for me so I do like these!
Another thing I use them for is bedding. My children like clean bedding but often say that the softener I have used it too strong smelling and that it keeps them awake, so if I can't line dry their bedding I will not use fabric softener in the wash and just use one of these in the dryer instead. I think these sheets leave a more delicate scent on the bedding than regular softener but do keep the bedding nice and soft and smelling great.
To use them you simply place a sheet in the dryer along with the laundry you are drying, there are warnings about greasy spots if you use excessive heat or overload the dryer yet I have never had this happen, if this does happen though we are reasured that these marks can be easily removed by re-washing.
The scent of these sheets is quite strong when in the box yet when used with the laundry the scent is mellowed out quite a bit, the scent is quite a flowery scent but not in a girly way, it is a nice gentle fabric softener scent if I am honest.
I have one more use for these sheets, and that is that I pop one in my airing cupboard which is where I keep my towels and also where my heating thermostat is and everytime I open the door I get a nice fresh waft of scent.
This cupboard did have a very woody smell to it when we first moved in but now it smells fab!
These sheets come in at a very decent £1.69 for 60 sheets but they are currently on offer for £1.30 and this offer lasts until 22/10/2012.
Brand name sheets cost in the region of £3 making these a bargain,
Thanks for reading :o) x
I don't tend to buy separate fabric conditioner, I just never use it because I don't like strong smells. So in order to keep my clothes soft and smelling fresh I use Tumble Drier Sheets. Tumble drier sheets are supposed to fragrance, soften and lessen static and also make ironing easier, in my opinion they do all four.
Tesco own brand are half the price of the leading brands. At the moment they are £1.30 for 60 sheets which is excellent value, and only one per load means they last me ages as I don't always use the drier if weather permits.
They come in a nice bright box, the ones I'm using at the moment are Spring Fresh but in the past I've used Summer Fresh.
The sheets themselves are like tissues but made from very thin cloth, that's the only way I can describe them. They are smaller than a sheet of kitchen roll but bigger than a toilet roll sheet. They come with a few warnings- like grease spots may appear on your clothes if the drier is too hot or overloaded but they apparently wash out, I've never had this problem though. The sheets are slightly moist and have to stored properly to prevent them drying out. They have a strong fabric conditioner fragrance to them and make your hands smell.
Using the sheets couldn't be easier you just bung one in the drier with the wet washing and leave it in there until your clothes are dry and then chuck it away- these are one use only. It leaves my clothes smelling fresh and clean until the next wash, they definitely help soften everything up and ease ironing. I prefer these to actual liquid softener as I don't think they smell as strong on the clothes, but have the benefit of softening.
Another thing I sometimes do with these is pop them in with the clothes when I put them away.
5 Stars from me
I tend to switch between these ones and the Asda own make ones. I refuse to pay for Bounce Sheets and feel that these do the same job and are a fraction of the price. The last time I looked at a box of Bounce sheets they cost over £3, but these cost 98p for the same amount and size of sheets.
These come in a simple cardboard box and you get into this box by just pulling the tab up and this rips the box open right through the middle. The box is colourful enough with a nice blue sky and some colourful Flowers on here as well.
The sheets are folded up inside and you just pull a Sheet out, flatten it out and place this on top of your wet clothes when you put this into the Tumble Dryer. The sheets are thin and they feel a little rough. You can smell this scent straight away when you open the box and it is a nice fresh scent. This smells like a Sunny fresh day and it's hard to say what scents are in here but this smells a bit like Florals but not too heavy a scent. It's just a nice smell.
So this is meant to scent your clothes and take out some of the static that you may get in your clothes and I would say it's hard to say if this works or not, as the clothes are scented anyway from the Fabric Softener and i've been used this product for so long that I can't remember what it is like to not use a Sheet.
Due to the price of this I will keep buying this as I feel that this probably does what it is meant to do and the smell is nice.
I don't see the point in paying so much more for the brand named product as this is every bit as good.
Although I don't like tumble dying too often I must admit they are extremely handy. And on the occasions I do tumble dry I always use Tumble Dryer Sheets.
The ones I'm using at the moment are Tesco Spring Fresh Tumble dryer sheets, Tesco are showing these on their website with a picture of the Summer fresh ones so I'm not sure what's happening there but the ones I'm reviewing are Spring Fresh.
They cost 95p for 40 sheets, quite good value in my opinion.
* The Packaging*
The sheets come in a small recyclable box which is mainly pale blue with a purple flower on it. It has Tesco Spring Fresh Tumble Dryer Sheets on the front and tells you there are 40 sheets in the box.
The directions are on the back along with the ingredients, and the bunny logo to show none of the ingredients have been tested on animals.
There are also a few warnings too:-
Wash hands after handling the sheets
Avoid too much contact if you have sensitive skin
Do not use on any garment labelled as flame resistant as the tumble dryer sheets can reduce the effectiveness of this.
Each sheet is approximately 6 x 8 inches. They are very thin and look perforated. You can see right through them.
They have a slightly damp greasy feel to them and Tesco do state on the box that if you overload your dryer you may get slight grease spots on your clothing. I personally have never experienced this problem.
They smell very strong, not unpleasant though. They have a floral fragrance to them. No flower in particular just generally flowery.
*Using The Sheets*
To use the sheets you simply place one in your dryer and dry as usual. The sheets can only be used once. They pull easily from the box a bit like tissues.
They leave your washing smelling lovely and fresh. The tumble dryer sheets also eliminate static from your clothes. They also reduce creasing and ,make ironing slightly easier.
My clothes always feel softer when I've used these, especially the towels.
Another use for these is to pop one in the cupboard or draw where you keep your towels or sheets. This keeps them smelling fresh for ages. Every time I open the drawer I get a lovely whiff.
They also make a nice room freshener. In the winter I sometimes pop one down behind the radiator when its on. The heat brings the smell out and this gradually creeps round the room. I like doing this in the bathroom.
I'm very pleased with this product. Even though I don't tumble dry too often. The sheets do have several other good uses.
I would recommend them to anyone with or without a tumble dryer.
OK, so this might seem to be a weird thing to be reviewing while I am sitting here in the baking summer sunshine, with my washing blowing gently on the line. My tumble drier is sitting forgotten in the kitchen, wondering if it ever going to be used again...trust me. It won't last. Knowing the "reliable" British weather, it will be pouring next week, and I will be back to using the drier again.
I have never used tumble drier sheets before, but thought I would give them a go, because I get lots of electric shocks from the static in the clothes when I take them out of the drier. Also, as I don't tend to use fabric softener very often, I wanted a product that would soften my towels, as they can be a bit "cardboardey".
Tesco tumble drier sheets come in a pack of 40, and a box costs just over £1, although they were on 3 for 2 last week, so were even cheaper. They claim to soften, fragrance, and reduce static cling, and reduce the number of creases, making ironing easier.
To use, you place one sheet in the drier and do not re-use the sheets after use. The sheets are joined up in the box in sets of about 4 sheets, which can be seperated by tearing the perforations. As soon as you open the box, you are hit with a beautiful flowery fragrance that is quite strong. The sheets themselves are quite thin, with tiny perforation on them, and are slightly damp to the touch, with a slightly oily feel to them.
I put the box in my cleaning cupboard, which now smells beautiful every time I open it, as I get a strong whiff of these sheets. It is a really lovely smell, and I am sure these sheets could be used for home fragrance after use, by putting them in drawers and cupboards.
After using them in the drier, I noticed an immediate improvement. This product really made a difference. The clothes were not all stuck together, they smelled lovely, and the towels and socks felt lovely and silky to the touch. The fresh smell lasted several days on the clothes. This has made a big difference to my laundry.
These sheets are cheap to buy and very simple to use, so easy to incorporate into a laundry routine. The benefits are huge, and this really is a product that lives up to its claims. I will definitely buy this product again, and be on the lookout for innovative, eco friendly ways to use my old sheets after use!
Before I start I would like to point out that these Tesco tumble dryer sheets come under the heading on Dooyoo as "Summer" but my ones I bought say "Spring" and when I went to put these on Dooyoo, Tesco's are calling them "Summer" but show a box that say's "Spring" all a little confusing ( they seem to put different seasons on their boxes at certain times of the year!), so I hope that I have sorted that out before I begin!.
I noticed that some of my clothes have become very static lately and I put it down to the amount of tumble drying I'm having to do at the moment.I'm using a decent washing gel with a two in one, so I can't understand what's going on, but it is seriously making my hair stand on end (Ken Dodd hair is not a good look!), so something needs to be done!. I do remember an old tip that I had read somewhere that sliding a tumble dryer sheet over your hair gets rid of the static, so it may come to me using these wipes on my head instead of in the tumble dryer!!.
So off I trotted to Tesco's again and went on the search for my old favourites of years ago and that was a box of Bounce Tumble Sheets ( I was dreading what they cost now they were a small fortune then!) I used to buy these all the time in the winter when my children were small, but had stopped using them over the years. Well I looked everywhere in the cleaning aisle and all I could find was these Tesco Spring Fresh tumble dryer sheets, they didn't even stock "Bounce" so I don't know if they still exist.
Well that was a blessing in disguise as these only cost 95p for 40 sheets, so I thought I would give these a try. On opening the box you are met with a lovely fresh really clean smell. Each sheet is white and looks like a very thin J-cloth, it measures 9 inches X just over 6 inches. One sheet on it's own smells really lovely, so I have really high hopes of these.
I placed one in the tumble and switched on, an hour later I removed my washing, now it was soft, but I do use a 2 in one so that could be part of it, but I haven't noticed the towels feeling as soft as this in the past. The static had definitely disappeared, but I was not picking up any of the scent from the tumble sheet on my clothes ( having said that I do have a really bad cold at the moment so maybe that's the reason!).
All in all I would say these are a really good buy if you are suffering from static clothes and sticking up hair!
As with all perfumed things these do recommend that you do not use these on childrens sleepwear or any clothing that is labelled as flame resistant, as it may reduce the effect of the flame resistance. Once handling these sheets you should wash your hands.
First off, let me clear something up. I am not usually "clueless man" when it comes to matters of domestic husbandry. In fact, I often muck in with the chores regularly to help take the strain off my harried and hassled wife. However, it has been some time since the running of a household has been entirely my responsibility.
With my wife recovering from a caesarean section and focussed on looking after a preemie baby, and having been specifically instructed by her (suspiciously) female doctor not to do any housework for six weeks, it has been left to me to get on with things, and things, in this context, include (for some reason) laundering the entire contents of our house.
I was despatched to the local supermarket with a list of things to procure to facilitate the mass cleansing of every fabric not tied or glued down, and having limited my previous visits to Tesco to things of a generally edible nature, I wandered, ever so slightly dazed and confused, down the cleaning and laundry products aisle in search of "tumble dryer sheets".
I eventually found what I was instructed to retrieve - an attractive looking yellow box of "Bounce Summer Breeze" - but baulked when I saw the £3.37 price tag. I had a vague idea of what tumble dryer sheets were supposed to do (make your clothes smell nice at an educated guess) so when I saw the plainer and slightly less loud blue and yellow box of Tesco "Summer Fresh" Tumble Dryer Sheets next to it for the more miserly sum of £0.94, common sense kicked in and I plumped for the value alternative.
USE & PERFORMANCE
This is simplicity itself. Just place a sheet in your tumble dryer with your wet wash and dry as normal. The product claims to reduce static cling, make your clothes softer, make ironing easier by reducing creases and ensure they come out smelling fresher.
With several loads of laundry to do and a spate of wild and wet weather plaguing our part of the country, I had the benefit of "testing" the product alongside the four Bounce sheets left over from my wife's previous shopping expedition.
I can honestly say that there seems to be little practical difference between the two products. The Tesco "Summer Fresh" sheets have a very similar fresh and flowery smell to Bounce "Summer Breeze" but the aroma is slightly weaker and a little "sharper" than its branded counterpart. The Bounce sheets definitely smell stronger when they come out of the drier, but as both boxes discourage re-use, it's no real advantage.
Performance wise, the dried load smells just as nice as Bounce, there is little static cling in evidence, and the product generally does what is advertised with less pomp, fuss and expense than its haughtily-priced counterpart.
Both products come with forty (40) sheets to a box, but the price differential is astonishing and totally unjustified in my view (Bounce comes out at £8.43 per 100 sheets while its Tesco stable mate does the same job for £2.35 per 100 sheets - that's almost 25% of the cost). The Bounce box is slightly more robust than its Tesco competition, but both are fully recyclable.
OTHER USEFUL INFO
The product and its ingredients have not been tested on animals. It should not be used on any products labelled as "flame resistant" (such as children's sleepwear) as it can retard their effectiveness.
I am usually something of a brand snob, and if it weren't for the massive price differential (i.e. had it been tens of pence instead of pounds more expensive) I probably would have mindlessly plumped for Bounce over the Tesco own brand, following the mantra that "you get what you pay for". In this case, I was happy to be proved wrong. The best part is that my wife did not notice the difference and was pleasantly surprised herself to find that I had replaced our previous branded purchase with Tesco's cheaper alternative.
© Hishyeness 2009
I don't think these are needed in addition to a good fabric softener. Using Lenor Summer Breeze softener makes my clothes smell just as yummy if not more so than using these, and saves me money and space in my household products cupboard.
Tesco Summer Fresh Tumble Drier Sheets are sold in 40's from Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk for 94p and these are designed to be added to a wet load of washing when putting it in to the tumble drier.
The sheets are designed to help prevent creasing and reduce static cling and they certainly seem to live up to this claim. A sheet lasts for one full load in the tumble drier and they, of course, are very easy to use just throw one in with your wet washing and put it on to dry.
There is quite a nice scent to these sheets, it is just like a nice summers breeze and they don't seem to leave any excess mess in the tumble drier or on the clothes. One is definitely enough for each load but do not re-use as they tend to not hold up very well second time around and you might end up having to re-wash your clothes so it's just not worth it.
I think that these wipes are excellent value for money and even in my sisters busy household they last a good couple of weeks. They are cheaper than branded products and do the job just as well. I would definitely recommend these wipes and I am a big fan. I think that the price is extremely good value for money as you will get 40 loads of drying out of these so that's just over 2p each.
I cannot really comment on whether these help to reduce the amount of ironing you need to do as I find I never need to iron any of my clothes because I either tumble dry them straight after washing or put them out on the washing line and hang up straight after drying.
I am rating these sheets 5/5 and if you are somebody who regularly uses a tumble drier I would definitely recommend these in place of a branded version.
Tesco Tumble Dryer Sheets:
Living in a second floor flat makes drying my clothes difficult; I have a washing line but who wants to carry a basket full of heavy, wet clothes down two flights of concrete stairs? Instead I rely on my tumble dryer to dry larger items such as bedding and towels, (the rest get dried on a washing line in my bathroom).
I find that a lot of the time everything sticks together and this means the outer parts start to over heat, (my tumble dryer is ancient and the thermostat either doesn't exist or doesn't work), and the inside bits stay damp. I decided I needed to fork out for a packet of "Bounce" but was dreading it as the price is ridiculous, (£3.47 for 40 sheets). Well to say I was pleased to see the Tesco own brand at 96p a box is an understatement so into the trolley they went!
The box the sheets come in is quite well designed for the job; it is a rectangular box with a "lid" on the front so you can open up a big flap to remove the sheets but then seal it up again once you are finished. This is great because it helps to stop the sheets drying out which would make them pretty much useless. It's also quite pretty too with lot's of flowers decorating the sky blue box.
Inside you get 40 little white sheets of what seems like a cross between J-Cloth fabric and kitchen roll. Each sheets is impregnated with oily fabric softener which helps to soften the fabric of your clothes/bedding etc and to help reduce static meaning that the stuff in your dryer doesn't stick together.
The smell is nice and fresh; it smells like fabric softener but it is a nice none-the-less. I must admit I cannot work out for the life of me what it actually smells of but I would agree that it is a little summery. The smell is not so strong that men wouldn't want to wear the clothes after!
Now Tesco don't claim that these make drying your clothes quicker, (they claim less creases, less static and improved softness), but I have definitely noticed a reduced drying time when I use these sheets. I was amazed the first time I used them! My towels came out soft and fluffy with no reduction in their drying ability, (some-times over softened towels don't dry you as well), and my bedding was softer and a lot less creased which made my bed look even more inviting!
The box warns of greasy spots if you use excessive heat or over the load the dryer but I am guilty of both of these things, (no thermostat, tiny drum), and I have not noticed any greasy spots on anything.
For 96p for 40 sheets these are great value. I only use my dryer about twice a week which means a box of 40 will last me around 5-6 months! This product has to be one of the best value own brand products I have ever purchased and they make doing laundry a lot less work too! I would recommend these to anyone with a tumble dryer.
I was round at my sis in laws on Saturday and we chatted while she carried on steaming away with her ironing. I commented on the lovely smell which escaped from the clothes while the ironing was being done and she threw me over a box of Tesco own brand dryer sheets.
"Have you ever tried dryer sheets" she asked, "they make everything much easier to iron, I wouldn't be without them now, sniff them and you'll discover where the smell is coming from".
I explained that I didn't really see the point in dryer sheets when I had already put fabric conditioner in the washing machine, at that point she stuck a towel in my face while commenting "feel how soft that is". When she further added that it was under £1.00 for 40 sheets in Tesco, I decided they would be worth trying.
Off I popped to Tesco and found the box of dryer sheet, when I compared the own brand to Bounce I was shocked to find that they were around a third of the price of the premium brand.
- - How did they look - -
They are similarly packaged to wet wipes or the impregnated clothes you can use to clean windows or polish furniture.
Each sheet was about the size of a standard baby wipe and felt slightly damp to the touch.
- - Did they work - -
They were no bother at all, simply pull one out of the packaging and throw it into the tumble dryer. Make sure to close the packaging on the remainder of the packet to keep the cloths damp.
I emptied the tumble dryer after about 30 minutes use and the lovely summery fresh smell I had noticed at my sis-in-laws hit me immediately. I felt the clothes as they came out and there was definitely an improved softness on them.
The main shock was that the clothes didn't stick together the way they normally do making reaching them out and folding them a much easier job. I presume this is due to the reduction in static claimed on the box.
After tumble drying I find if I shake and fold well there is no need to iron track suit bottoms, fleeces, some sweatshirts etc. this dryer sheet enabled a couple of tops which would normally need a little spruce up with the iron to make it into the looks ok without ironing pile, which is always a help.
- - Recommendation - -
These sheets work out at just over 2p per drying cycle, you get a lovely fragrance to your clothes, they feel softer, the amount of ironing is cut down and the remainder is easier to iron. Throw in the removal of static cling and I have to admit I've been coverted.
Tumble dryer sheets are in fact not the waste of money I had thought they were, and while I'm not going to be buying the Bounce premium brand at over £3.00 I will definitely continue to buy these little beauties at around 94p per box.
- - Problems - -
On the box it warns that if you overload the dryer it can cause greasy spots to appear on the clothes but soaking and rewashing will remove this.
Tesco easy iron tumble dryer sheets help reduce the number of creases making ironing easier even on problem items such as cotton.