This $10 Tool Will Improve Your Dryer (and Prevent Fire Hazards!)

published May 22, 2024
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When it comes to the dark corners of my home — specifically deep beneath the couch, fridge, and stove — cleanliness standards fall quite a bit. It becomes a “this is too heavy to move” and eventual “out of sight, out of mind” level of approach. On the topic of airing out my dirty laundry, I can’t say I ever take the time to wonder about the state of my dryer vent, let alone look closely at it, and I’m sure others, including my own family and friends, might feel the same way too.

I fear this may be too common of an issue, considering the potential hazards of clogged vents. Dryer vents should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a year — doing so not only minimizes any fire risks, but also maximizes the machine’s energy efficiency and drying time. 

Fortunately, there’s a super-simple, affordable, and giftable solution: a dryer vent cleaning kit. And what better pick than the Holikme 2 Pieces Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit, a top-rated Amazon product and a winning cleaning product in Apartment Therapy’s 2024 Cleaning Awards?

For $10, the net gain of this possibly life-saving and indisputably economical cleaner kit is priceless. “Our clothes dried in 1/2 the time it took before!” one reviewer wrote. “HIGHLY recommend this product and quite the value for the money!” 

The kit is available in blue, black, and gray and includes a 31.5-inch plastic hose, a 7.5-inch Holikme connecting adapter, a 5.5-inch vacuum adapter, and a 30-inch lint brush. The vacuum adapter fits onto most vacuum hoses (it’s not compatible with some Dysons and cordless vacuums), and the brush is thin and bendy. 

Some customers noted the hose can make a whistling noise from the angled suction but think the results and price are well worth it. “The amount of lint that came off of that was eye-opening. I had no idea,” another customer shared.

The kit can be used outside to clear the dryer vent pathway for a comprehensive cleaning. To add even more to its product value, the hose extension and brush are also multipurpose, year-round tools for dusting notoriously tricky spaces throughout the home — especially your fridge, stove, heating vents, and baseboards. Talk about working smarter, not harder!