Electric hair dryers in Tuscany

Old Feb 25th, 2001, 04:59 AM
Judith Needleman
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Electric hair dryers in Tuscany

Can anyone tell me specifically what kind of hair dryer will work in small towns in Tuscany as well as in Rome? (type of plugs, etc.)
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 05:42 AM
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There seem to be two schools of thought on this - - first: buy your hair dryer in Italy.

and the second is the Michael Jordan approach: he says that this is not necessary.
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 05:49 AM
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just purchase a standard adaptor set in this country. my wife has never had a problem using it.remember they are on220 volts not 110. good dtrip
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 06:53 AM
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Last I knew a good voltage adapter was about $20. For $19.99 you can buy a brand new dual voltage blow dryer with brush and comb attachments at K-Mart, Wallmart, or just about anywhere else. As you leave for Europe, just set the button to 220 and then all you need is a simple pin adapter. I blew out all the lights once in the Negresco Hotel in Nice using a regular hairdryer and voltage converter, and burnt up another one with the converter in England.
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 07:14 AM
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Dual Voltage, turn it before you leave, don't forget a plug adapter, (different than a converter) and always use it on low, (It will blow hard just like on high at home).Conair makes a nice travel, dual voltage driyer.
Old Feb 26th, 2001, 04:43 AM
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We have found that most dual voltage dryers run only on low when switched to 220v. Same with using a converter. So we have switched to buying a dryer when we get there. We got one in France and we can use it anywhere. We used in England by just using the correct adaptor plug (England is 3 prongs). So this is a one time investment to be used again and again.

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