‘Never put anything in the bin of your Dyson’: Company reveals ‘hack’ for a pleasant smelling home could destroy your vacuum cleaner
- A mum has revealed how she keeps her home smelling amazing all the time
- She puts Fluffy’s dryer sheets in the barrel of her Dyson vacuum cleaner
- When she vacuums the sheets let off a lovely, delicate smell, she says
Dyson has warned against putting anything in the barrel of your vacuum cleaner in order to achieve a ‘pleasant smell’ after woman’s hack goes viral.
The vacuum cleaner manufacturers were quick to hit out against the viral hack which calls for a Fluffy’s dryer sheet to be place in the cleaner.
‘While we love the idea of finding ways to reduce bad odours in your home, we would never recommend intentionally including large foreign objects in the bin of a Dyson vacuum as it could reduce the functionality of the primary cyclone and cause a loss of suction power,’ the brand’s lead separation systems engineer Jonathan McGaughey told FEMAIL.
A Dyson spokesperson has revealed you should never put anything in the barrel of your vacuum – after a woman’s ‘hack’ for a nice smelling home went viral
He added that using dryer sheets inside the barrel could void the Dyson product guarantee.
The company also took the opportunity to dispel other well-known ‘hacks’ using essential oils or other sweet-smelling liquids.
‘We do not recommend that owners expose their machines to any liquid including water, or essential oils,’ he said.
The definitive statement from the company came after a mum’s post revealing how she guarantees her home always smells good went viral.
Her hack appeared to be so simple it was labelled a game changer by others.
The mum puts Fluffy’s dryer sheets in the barrel of her Dyson and says they let out a lovely smell when she is vacuuming.
The dryer sheets are made to be used in a tumble dryer and promise to leave clothes, towels and sheets ‘delicately scented’.
The mum’s simple hack quickly went viral attracting hundreds of comments, with many describing the poster as the cleaning group’s new ‘hero’.
The mum puts Fluffy’s dryer sheets in the barrel of her Dyson and says they let out a lovely smell when she is vacuuming
‘I shall try this,’ thankyou. My vacuum smells like dirt when I use it no matter how clean the filter is,’ one woman said.
But according to some mums in the group the dryer sheets are hard to come by.
‘I have been to every Coles and Woolworths in my area and can’t find them, where do I need to go to get some of these?’ one woman asked on the post.
Others said they simply put a few drops of essential oils on a piece of material and put that in the barrel instead.
‘Get some pure peppermint oil and add a few drops on some paper towel, does a great job and is super cheap.’
Others shared their tips on what not to do.
The dryer sheets come in a packet of 40 and retail for $6.70
‘Vacuuming up dried basil does not make your house smell delicious,’ one woman laughed.
The manufacturer suggests adding the sheets to car interiors, drawers, linen closers, suit cases, gym bags and rubbish bins.
The dryer sheets come in a packet of 40 and retail for $6.70.