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.
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.