Those Lakeland drying thingies? A query?

(40 Posts)
nkf Sat 28-Sep-13 10:19:15

Am tired of laundry. Am specially tired of it not drying and of seeing it. This is what I hope I will be able to do with the laundry.

Put a load on in the evening after work. Open up the dryer, set it up, put wet clothes on, go to bed, take off dry clothes in the morning, close dryer down, go to work. Repeat until children leave home.

Will it do this for me?

BrownSauceSandwich Tue 15-Oct-13 18:58:39

Really does need covering. We typically hang one load of washing on half the airer, other half folded down. Hung carefully, single layer, then covered with an old kingsize sheet. Usually put the socks and small stuff on the bottom layer. With jeans, i might hang them over the folded down bits, so theyre in contact with moreheated bars. Set timer to keep it on for six hours, the go to bed or go to work. By the time we come back to it, it's dry. Every time.

BeCool Netherlands Tue 15-Oct-13 09:30:44

Gosh 2 threads running ATM about these.

I've just returned mine after using for a week. It's not much of an improvement for me.

Lakeland brilliant though. Have refunded me before they have even collected. No problem at all. Very impressed with their customer service.

SnakeyMcBadass Tue 08-Oct-13 10:30:25

I can't see it being cheaper than a tumble drier. I can dry a load of washing in my tumble in around 40 minutes.

BeCool Netherlands Tue 08-Oct-13 10:18:39

2nd load on LL drier - smaller load and I tried some layering/lying flat.
Not dry after 12 hours - still quite damp in parts.

SilverSixpence Tue 08-Oct-13 09:13:18

DH has finally agreed we can get one smile

does it make the room humid? I'm a bit worried about it making things damp

RachelHRD Mon 07-Oct-13 19:11:19

love mine - had it for 3 years now and use it daily. Rarely use my tumble dryer now. I layer it up and leave it overnight and generally modt stuff is dry by the morning.
Great investmentsmile

PeppaPigStinks Mon 07-Oct-13 18:12:38

I also ordered one! Washing definitely takes less time to dry- I'm going to try and pile cloths on the rails and see if it's quicker.

The delivery driver said he had delivered quite a few... I wonder how many they have sold since the MN email/thread.

I guess it depends if you use a tumble dryer - and what the comparative cost is.

fussychica England Mon 07-Oct-13 18:06:05

Triple layer and definitely improved drying by throwing a sheet or duvet cover over it trapping the heat inside.

BeCool Netherlands Mon 07-Oct-13 00:15:13

LL. Say manufactures don't recommend sheet over the top as excess warm moisture will damage flooring. I have wooden flooring so I don't think it's an option for me.

BeCool Netherlands Mon 07-Oct-13 00:11:04

I've just got one after converting them for years.

Hung washing at 9pm. At 9 am parts were still quite damp. So would have to leave it there all day (though turned off) and then put away after work.

Thing is my Non Electric clothes hanger will also dry a load in 24 hours. Without any cost.

12 hours (at least) @ 5p per hour vs free?

I'm not convinced and thinking of returning it. Will give it another go first. For now I'm sceptical and disappointed.

whethergirl Sun 06-Oct-13 23:46:12

It seems like a lot of money for what is essentially a radiator in the shape of an airer.

Mothersruin75 Sun 06-Oct-13 19:19:17

Triple here too - love it had it two years and still going strong.

If I put too much on it and hang it al over single bars it takes more than overnight to dry but with careful hanging can dry overnight.

Didn't know about the piling clothes up flat or draping sheet over I'll be trying both of those this week.

icecubed Sun 06-Oct-13 19:07:19

triple here though discovered after a week draping a double sheet over the top gets everything drier quicker as the hot air us sort of trapped inside grin grin

JKSLtd Sun 06-Oct-13 15:45:30

Triple here too.

triple

CountBapula Sun 06-Oct-13 11:38:59

Have you all got the double layer or triple layer ones?

we have ours on practically 24/7. it takes more like 24 hours to dry a wash if you don't rearrange it IMO.

we put a wash on to be ready in the morning and then I take off the previous wash and put the new lot on.

2 in nappies it is perfect!

it feels flimsy but is very durable.

JKSLtd Sat 05-Oct-13 12:39:40

It is at floor level so afaik you can use an extension lead smile

LamaDrama Fri 04-Oct-13 17:14:27

If the cord isn't long, can you use an extension lead? Or isn't it at floor level?

erikab922 Fri 04-Oct-13 16:57:52

I suggested it to my SIL, she's had it for a year now and absolutely LOVES it.

MrsPear Fri 04-Oct-13 16:32:24

I leave mine on overnight (I use mine if the washing doesn't get dry on the outside line during the day) and the kitchen is really warm in the morning. I don't think we will be needing the radiator on in there in the winter. Another tip is to throw a sheet over which keeps the heat in.

JKSLtd Thu 03-Oct-13 14:07:21

Mine has arrived and is plugged in and working smile

I like the look and feel of it - more substantial than the normal airer I have been using.

I've only put half up for now as I wanted to see how that fits in the corner of the kitchen and it seems pretty solid.

madasa Tue 01-Oct-13 20:49:59

My clothes haven't gone stiff.

I can't hang clothes on any radiators because my DP is on a one man mission to rid the world of radiators and makes cases for them all. They are beautiful but leave me nowhere to dry clothes in the winter....hence the heated airer.

whethergirl Tue 01-Oct-13 11:57:36

What's the difference between one of these and hanging on radiators? (apart from best part of £100?).

Not that I actually use radiators to dry my clothes because:
1. I hate seeing clothes on radiators all over the house
2. I don't like the way it makes the clothes stiff.

Do the clothes go 'stiff' with the Lakeland dryer?

JKSLtd Mon 30-Sep-13 11:10:40

I've just ordered one so very relieved to read no disaster stories grin

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