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What Does Tumble Dry Medium Mean?

"Tumble dry medium" means you should use a moderate heat setting when drying clothes in a tumble dryer machine.

Please don’t make the mistake I have made countless times, putting on the wrong tumble dry setting and ending up with a t-shirt two sizes smaller than I started.

There are many tumble dry settings, which is what tumble dry medium means.

What Does Tumble Dry Medium Mean?

“Tumble dry medium” means you should use a moderate heat setting when drying clothes in a tumble dryer machine.

What Does Tumble Dry Medium Mean

1. Tumble dry

Tumble dry indicates that the garment can be dried in a machine dryer instead of air-drying or hanging it up to dry.

2. Medium heat setting

The “medium” refers to the heat level used during drying. Tumble dryers usually offer heat settings such as tumble dry low, tumble dry medium, and tumble dry high. In this case, “tumble dry medium” suggests using a moderate or intermediate heat setting on your dryer.

Using a medium heat setting is generally suitable for garments made from sturdier fabrics that can withstand slightly higher temperatures. It provides more heat than the low setting but still avoids the highest heat levels, which could potentially damage delicate fabrics or cause shrinkage.

As always, checking the care label on the specific garment you’re drying is essential. Different fabrics and clothing items may have different requirements, and some may even recommend air-drying instead of using a machine dryer. Following the instructions on the care label helps ensure that your clothes are dried appropriately and maintain their quality.


The tumble dry medium setting is the best way to dry your everyday clothes, like t-shirts and pants.

The symbol for tumble dry medium is a circle with two dots in it.

Written and reviewed by
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
Paul Marlow, standing at an impressive 6'7 (201cm) and weighing 225lb (102kg), is a mental health speaker, fashion expert, and ex-athlete who excels at helping tall men find well-fitting clothing and teaching them how to style it effectively. As a model in the fashion and film industries, Paul shares his expertise in tall men's fashion, offering valuable advice on measurements, tailoring, and alterations. In addition, he founded Never Alone, an organization that provides mental health and therapy inspiration, and started the Mental Growth Newsletter to support those facing mental health challenges, drawing from his own experiences.

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