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Hi Amanda, There are companies that make microwave clothes dryers primarily for use with delicate clothing. You can find links to information using a www search engine and the keywords "microwave" and "clothes" (without quotes.) HOWEVER, you cannot dry clothes that have any metal parts (zippers, snaps etc.) Also some plastic parts mignt be damaged by the microwaves. Theoretically a microwave clothes dryer is a great idea. Microwaves interact primarily with the water in the clothes. This interaction causes the "bonds" in the water molecule to vibrate more vigorously. This generates heat and causes the water to evaporate. However you must be very careful because once the clothes are dry the microwaves will continue to heat the clothes and will eventually cause the clothes to burn. John Haberman
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