We’ve all been there. You open the dryer door and out falls the empty carcass of a pen. After the weeping, wailing, and some carefully selected vocabulary (sanitized somewhere between brain and mouth) over your favorite shirt becoming a pointillist study in blue dots, it’s time to
self-medicate with chocolate hold a moment of silence for your clothes and sanity then get to the business of cleaning the dryer. This is the point where conventional wisdom says to grab baking soda, soft scrub, Magic Eraser, nail polish remover, even WD-40, but we tested all of those plus some, and none worked as well as the crazy thing my husband grabbed.
Not too long ago he was doing laundry and destroyed the bulk of my summer bottoms. Now, Florida can be center-of-the-sun hot, but I do still prefer to be fully dressed. In desperation, he started grabbing random cans and bottles and trying anything within reach. I have a shoe bag on the back of the laundry room door, and that means there are some non-laundry items easily available. So he started grabbing and spraying, pouring, scrubbing.
And he found this can … Do you recognize it?
Did you see that rag? That was after he started using that can. Have you guessed what it is yet? That miracle cleaner is Cutter Backwoods insect repellent. It does double duty: repels Zica virus and cleans ink out of dryers. I can safely say that this is something I’d never try. I’d have been willing to leave the room in search of what seemed like the most reasonable candidate, and I’d have missed this miracle cleaner. I suggest you wear a mask if you
treat your dryer for mosquitos use Cutter to clean your dryer.
I’d like to hear what you used to successfully remove ink from a dryer. Has anyone else tried mosquito spray of any brand? Dryers don’t just eat socks, so spill your dirty stories and the crazy things you’ve tried to get ink out of the dryer.