Mister Steamy wants you to stop washing your clothes so often, and using so much water. You can use the Mister Steamy dryer ball to refresh those clothes with the power of steam. And ironing and dryer sheets? Forget about it.
The ball is available throughout the U.S. at stores including Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Toys ‘R Us and Bed Bath & Beyond. The reviews on Amazon.com are mixed, with some people saying the balls work great, and others saying they don’t work at all. A two-pack will set you back about $20. There are other reviews online from Star Review and Home Shopping Network.
Mister Steamy was created by Ric Payne and Will Howe. It’s about the size of a tennis ball and works when you add water and toss it into the dryer. The ball releases steam, softens clothes without dryer sheets and can release wrinkles in forgotten loads of laundry, the manufacturer says.
The energy savings, they say, comes from being able to refresh clothes without washing them as often. A load of laundry can use more than 40 gallons of water. You won’t have to plug in your iron, either.
What do you think? Have you tried Mister Steamy? Do you see yourself using the power of steam to cut down on washing, water use and wrinkles? It could prolong the life of your clothes, too.