Brian J. Noggle contemplates what clothes dryers have come to:
I’m no expert on nuance, so in my black-and-white world, dry is an absolute value. Therefore, the dial that offers me more dry or less dry is probably offering me either dry or damp. Sandwiched between the two poles on the spectrum, the dial offers me the energy preferred option.
It’s all just greenmongering. My own dryer, now seven years old, has the same dial calibration — except where the Noggle machine says “Energy Preferred,” mine is inscribed “Normal Dry.”
In my experience, “Less Dry” means “Your towels will still be dripping at the end of the cycle,” and “More Dry” means “You know those burn marks on your shorts? Those are really burn marks.”