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Another heated clothes airer question (sorry!)

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Madratlady Sun 13-Oct-13 22:32:23

So I want to save money by not using the tumble dryer. I could buy a heated clothes airer. Could some of you people who already have one answer me a few questions about them?

- which one would you recommend? Lakeland? Something else?

- how quickly do they dry stuff? Could I put it on in the morning and have dry clothes by evening?

- can you fit a full load on one?

- does the water coming off your clothes make the room damp?

- some people have said on other threads that you need to put a sheet over, does that mean literally drape a bed sheet over or what? I see that some of them come with covers, are those better?

Notonthelawn Fri 17-Jun-16 07:36:23

I lay all mine over single bars, I use the cover also.

I always put my washing on an extra spin before I empty the machine.

Ive never had any wet clothes, after 12 hours, even jeans dry really quickly.

user1464934899 Fri 17-Jun-16 07:31:32


I have a Fine Elements Foldable Heated Airer.

First of all let me start by saying this foldable heated airer has been an excellent purchased for me. It is really easy to fold and unfold it and there's also enough space to hang quite a lot of clothes. Another positive is that the clothes get dry very fast and as I don't have a balcony or enough space in the flat it makes life much easier.
I am really happy that i actually got one of these.

Hope this helps

hotdiggedy Thu 16-Jun-16 23:17:44

I keep thinking about getting one of those from lakeland but i worry about how much space it will take when folded up.

Matchette Wed 15-Jun-16 19:06:07

Sounds great but seeing some other comments I'm not the only one to have this issue and I'm trying to find somebody who managed to find a solution

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Wed 15-Jun-16 18:26:31

Using the hanging method I get 3 loads dry in about 12-15 hours (covered).

Matchette Wed 15-Jun-16 18:21:07

When I do that it dries where the bar is and what is hanging stays damp even when I use the dry soon cover! :/

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Wed 15-Jun-16 16:30:41

I don't lay things flat on mine (unless they are delicate and need it), I drape them over each bar so they hang down.

Matchette Wed 15-Jun-16 14:33:49

Haha yes I was about to say, a humidifier??? Hehe

Thanks for the answers. When you lay the Tshirts, I presume you don't do one Tshirt for one top, do you lay like 2,3 or Tshirts together? Mens Tshirt ;) ?
I noticed his jumpers as well don't dry under his sleeves cause it has to be a bit folded to be put flat... Any tip for that?sorry that sounds anal but I really would like it to work as expensive?
Any pics by any chance?

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Wed 15-Jun-16 13:58:34

with a DEhumidifier!

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Wed 15-Jun-16 13:58:14

I get up to 3 loads on my Lakeland drier with a load of sheets/towels thrown over the top. I sleep in the same room as the drier (small flat) so I often use it in combination with a humidifier. It's excelllent.

applesandpears33 Tue 14-Jun-16 22:29:42

You can lay t shirts across the bars, rather than hanging them through the bars. This can help them to dry a bit faster. I tend to leave small items for the bottom layer though and hang bigger items above.

Matchette Mon 13-Jun-16 21:19:07

Hi all, I just got the three tier and it dries very well and quick but only around the bars, the low part of Tshirts for example still take ages to dry!

Any tips please?

Rattitude Tue 22-Oct-13 18:25:50

Wherewas, 2kidsintow got the Aldi one and seems impressed with it. She has a thread about it.

QOD Mon 21-Oct-13 22:08:58

Mine arrived today from Lakeland, dh is decorating so I'll get it up tomorrow and see how we go!

Rattitude Mon 21-Oct-13 21:57:19

Wherewas, no, I didn't, sorry! I already have two clothes dryer (non-heated ones) which work for me, as I do a couple of washes per week max.

I can't remember spotting them in my local Aldi though.

WherewasHonahLee Mon 21-Oct-13 13:26:40

Rattitude Did you get one from Aldi? I'm considering one as they're much smaller than the Lakeland ones. The Lakeland dryers look a bit more solid though...

MistressIggi Sun 20-Oct-13 14:32:47

I got my wine last week, but am trying to be good and keep for presents! Well, maybe one or two..
I am warming to my airer, if I hange most of the wash up on usual roof rack thingy but take the harder to dry items/the ones I want ready quicker and put them on the airer it works well. Fewer items obviously dry faster. I also like using it in the half-way position, takes up less room and I can drape clothes on the three surfaces and also hang them on the back, touching several bars instead of just one. I definitely have been slower to turn the heaters on, based on having this available.

QOD Sun 20-Oct-13 13:53:01

And you get a £50 naked wine voucher .... My 6 free bottles arrive tomorrow and then I won't give a toss of my laundry is wet or dry anyway grin

GrassIsntGreener Sun 20-Oct-13 13:37:41

I'm looking at buying one of these too. We are stingy with our expensive oil heating and I'd love for us to go down to a warm living room in the morning.

QOD Thu 17-Oct-13 12:04:03


greyvix Wed 16-Oct-13 21:26:01

Have most of you gone for the 3 tier one? I am trying to decide which, if either, to get.

QOD Wed 16-Oct-13 17:45:11

Oke doke, I plan on putting a thin sheet over and plugging it in on a timer switch

Waiting excitedly!!

nbee84 Tue 15-Oct-13 21:51:57

QOD - coming to this slightly late as I see you have ordered one already, but you mentioned your dh is an XL. You'll probably find that the rungs aren't wide enough to put his shirts/tshirts on without folding, so they'll take longer to dry.

Putting a sheet over the top is not so much about stopping the moisture getting into the room, more about trapping the warm air in to help dry the clothes. Try it, definitely helps.

And yes to using a timer. It's too easy to leave it switched on and then you end up using more electricity than drying the load in a tumble dryer.

MistressIggi Tue 15-Oct-13 21:24:34

Ha ah madrat, my first ever!
Due to airer I could wash two loads yesterday (one on ceiling thingy and one on new airer) so I guess that is a big advantage for me. Think I will give it a name.. <May be a little over-attached>

Grittzio Tue 15-Oct-13 21:09:04

Love my Lakeland clothes airer, had it 2 weeks, went for the two tier one as the three tier is very big and wouldn't be able to put it away. Can still fit a load on it, to dry over night you really need to cover with a sheet. Also only 3p per hour as oppose to 5p for the bigger one.

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