Barb is one of many people that has sent me their Bounce dryer bar reviews. In fact, so many people have sent me reviews that this is my second page of them.
White, greasy, sticky mess. The bar ruined a new pair of black jeans.
I have washed the jeans many times to remove, and unfortunatley, they no longer look new!
I have been a loyal user of Bounce dryer sheets for many years, but no more! I will switch to another brand, if only for peace of mind.
The residue is obviously all over all clothes dried while using this product, however being lighter in colour, the residue is simply not detected.
I cannot remove the bar from the drum of the dryer, and because the dryer is not more than 4 years old, I hesitate to pry it off and risk damage.
Thanks for sharing your Bounce dryer bar review Barb, and I'm sorry you had a bad experience.
I'm sure you're aware, but I am not affiliated with the company that makes this product, which is Procter & Gamble. You aren't the first person to share their problems with this product with me though.
I understand removing the bar holder is a big pain in the bottom, but it can be done. Several people have written in with tips for how they removed the bar from their dryers, plus Bounce has shared some video tips telling how they did it too. You can find more information about removing the bar here. I hope this can help you!
Bounce Dryer Bar Reviews From Stain Removal 101 Facebook Fans
I posted some of the reviews above and from other pages of this site on the Stain Removal 101 Facebook fan page, and commented that, at least so far, the reviews on this page were negative and asking for anyone who liked the product to also chime up.
This sparked some discussion amongst readers, and I'm sharing it with you below, just so you can see some additional opinions about this product.
Am I the only one who actually loves mine? If you want a really strong scent, use the sheets as well, but this works great for my clothes and the fabric for my shop.
We use them and they work great for us!
I haven't tried them yet, but love the concept if they have a free & clear version. ***Taylor's note - Yes, they do have a scent free version!***
The bar would leave white on our clothes. Love the concept but was disappointed.
Love it! No white marks, just enough smell, and I can take it out if I wanna use fabric softener (when it's nice I hang clothes outside, sometimes unforseen rain means they must be dried in a dryer). Win Win!
I use the bounce free bar because of allergies and we love it. Never forget to put the dryer sheet in anymore just have to remember to replace the bar.
None of these comments was really long enough to make their own submission, but I found them all helpful since they gave so many great points of view!
I would love to hear your opinions about these dryer bars too, since some people love them, while others well, don't. Make sure to share your own review with me too!
Bounce Bar Caused Streaks And Stains On Dark Clothing
Paul shared his problem with this product, and asked for help in removing the stains it caused.
I started to use the dryer bar and I found that it puts streaks on dark clothing like pants and shirts, and I need to use them for work.
Please, if someone has had this same problem how do I solve it? Do I just go back to the sheets?
Sorry you've experienced this problem Paul, but I think I can solve it for you.
First, I would remove the dryer bar from your dryer (you can follow the instructions and suggestions in my article about this dryer bar, as well as suggestions from other readers who've also removed the product from their dryers). And yes, I would go back to using dryer sheets since that didn't cause you any trouble before.
Next, you've got to remove the stains and streaks from the clothing that got messed up. Basically, you've got fabric softener stains on your clothing, most likely. Fortunately, these are not too hard to remove. Follow the fabric softener stains instructions here.
Good luck, and I hope that helps!
By the way, the picture above is actually from Eric, a user who also used this product and had a similar problem. He complained about the streaking that this product did to his black pants. (The photo is courtesy of Amazon.com.)
I've answered this question as part of my site where I answer people's laundry questions. You can share your own laundry problems with me here too, if you have any. Or, you can read through other answers I've provided to readers already as part of this site section.
***Update: I got a similar complaint from another reader about this product, stating:
It left white marks on all my clothes. This is very upsetting, and I must replace most of the clothes which is costly.
I have a complaint about this product. I put my duvet in the dryer along with the dryer bar and the bar melted and left stains which were candle wax like on my duvet.
I need some assitance on how to remove all of the stains and/or a refund to replace my duvet!!!!!!
Thanks for contacting me Julie.
I wanted to respond to you personally to explain that I am in no way affiliated with the company that makes this product, and therefore I cannot help you get a refund for the damages you suffered.
However, I have added your complaints about this product here, where hopefully it will help others avoid these problems.
I would suggest you send a similar complaint to the one you sent me directly to Bounce, either through their official website or calling their customer service, which number is presumably on the packaging for the product. They should be at least able to address your request for a refund.
In regard to removing the stains, another reader, Paul, above, had a similar problem with streaking and staining, so read my directions above to try to fix the problem. Good luck!
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