Fuzz dispensers

Apparently such things are available at retail, though not identified as such:

I spend the majority of Friday nights washing my towels. I do this because I bought what I thought were nice towels. But they are actually fuzz dispensers. So, when I use these nice, fluffy black towels to dry my body after a shower, they cover me in a layer of fuzz. The internet said that if I washed them with vinegar or baking soda that all would be fixed.

This is false.

I’ve washed them twice with vinegar, and twice with baking soda, and once I even mixed some vinegar and baking soda in the washing machine like I was making a science fair volcano. Still covered in fuzz post-shower. I washed them about 8 times regularly. Nothing is working, so I’m pretty much doomed to a life of washing towels in the vain hope that they will no longer leave me looking like a swarthy muppet when I get out of the shower.

They just don’t make fluff like they used to.

These must be made of that newfangled fabric which, when you finally find the tag for Washing Instructions, tells you simply “Don’t ask.”


  1. fillyjonk »

    30 June 2017 · 10:37 am

    dry-clean-only towels.

  2. CGHill »

    30 June 2017 · 10:38 am

    Now that would seem highly counterproductive.

  3. McG »

    30 June 2017 · 10:59 am

    No problem: keep using them and eventually they’ll run out of fuzz.

    I suspect putting them through the wash is merely reloading them.

  4. fillyjonk »

    30 June 2017 · 11:10 am

    My towels may be cruddy and old, but at least they don’t fuzz any more. (And they’re a light green, so the fuzz would be less noticeable)

  5. Jean »

    30 June 2017 · 11:30 am

    Time to donate them and buy new.

  6. McG »

    30 June 2017 · 11:59 am

    Besides, what kind of hipster buys black linens?

  7. ETat »

    30 June 2017 · 12:53 pm

    Black linens are perfect for white folk’s skin (yes, I like to taunt the geese)
    The towels are bad; time to bring them back to the store and get a refund. It would prbably take less time than washing them 100 times and then posting endless rants about it on internets…

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