The $22 Laundry Room Find You’ll Wish You Discovered Sooner (And It’s On Sale!)

published Nov 18, 2022
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It feels like every day, I learn about new things I need to be doing around the house to avoid damage. Only recently did I realize the importance of turning on the exhaust fan in the bathroom while I shower and not plugging too many devices into one power strip. When I really think about it, I don’t know how I’ve made it this far without setting something on fire — which is a plausible reality if you don’t take care of your electric appliances. Not to spook you even more, but laundry room fires are more common than you’d like to think, with failure to clean the dryer listed as their leading cause. What’s more, dryer fires increase in prevalence during the colder months, so now’s the time to start taking better care of your own in-home drying machine.

Fortunately for you, here at AT we’re dedicated to actionable service journalism on every home-related topic, from the best dog beds to how to organize your pantry. Therefore, you’d best believe we found the perfect preventative tool for cleaning your dryer. The Holikme dryer vent cleaner kit will make this puzzling task so easy to complete. Plus, it might help your dryer run more efficiently.

With this kit, you get one 360° lint brush head and flexible plastic rods, which you can connect to one another to form a 30-foot-long snake. On the end that doesn’t have the brush head, attach a power drill. Once you’ve opened up your dryer vent, push the brush into the hose, and turn the drill on to make it rotate. Because of its substantial length, the brush will be able to pull out all the built-up lint from the vent hose — just ask the 18,240 customers who gave this product a five-star rating. “Hadn’t cleaned the 6-foot-long dryer duct for 20 years,” one reviewer wrote. “This unit cleaned out about a cubic foot of dryer lint. Easy to use and flexible enough to make two right-angle bends along the way.” The kit might also come in handy if you find that your dryer just isn’t working as well as it used to. It’s quite likely that built-up lint is the problem!

The best part is that you don’t have to clean your dryer vent more than twice a year. At least with this kit, when the time comes to get it done, you won’t feel any anxiety or doubt about how to do so. This product is also on sale now, so you can purchase your kit for just $22.

Buy: Holikme 30 Feet Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit, $21.95 (normally $29)