Are you unsure if you should put that polyester shirt or cotton sweater in the dryer? 

Be careful… can you shrink polyester?

You are right for being wary because not only does hot water shrink clothes, but hot air will also! Heat plays a significant role in altering certain fabrics.

If you don’t have time to dry your clothes without a dryer (line dry and dry flat are always good choices), check your fabric and ensure it can withstand the heat of your dryer.  

How Hot Does A Dryer Get?

Most dryers will get around 125 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Your dryer uses heat to warm the water in your clothes and turn it into vapour. It’s important to note that water doesn’t need to reach a boiling point to start steaming and evaporating

How Hot Does a Dryer Get

Learn more about your dryer with our guides.

FAQ

The hottest temperature a dryer will get is 135 degrees. It can go much higher if broken, which will be dangerous for you and your family.

The hottest temperature a dryer will get is 135 degrees.