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How safe are heated airers? Left on accidently whilst away.

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RMPM Fri 01-May-15 23:29:18

Unfortunately rushing to get the train from London to Manchester, I forgot to switch off the heated airer (fine element brand). It has clothes on it. Do I return home tomorrow or are these airers safe to stay on til Monday? I would be grateful for any advice. Feeling very worried and stressedsad

Missingsleepandthecat Sat 02-May-15 13:01:05

I've left my Lakeland one on for a few days with washing on it and its been fine

RMPM Sat 02-May-15 14:11:25

Thank you so much for your reassuring postsmile

3littlefrogs Sat 02-May-15 14:13:10

Mine is on most of the time - I am constantly doing laundry. I am sure it will be fine.

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sat 02-May-15 14:13:42

Left mine on for days loads of times, am alway forgetting to switch it off!

AWhistlingWoman Sat 02-May-15 14:15:09

Another one who often leaves it on constantly! No problems - slightly crispy clothes aside. I wouldn't worry, I'm sure it will be fine until Monday. I've definitely left mine on for that length of time before.

RMPM Sat 02-May-15 16:40:51

Thank you for your posts. Feeling much better having read your comments. Glad to know I am not the only one! Will return tomorrow though rather than Monday just for piece of mind.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 02-May-15 17:21:35

If it does over heat I think the fuse will just blow.

RMPM Sat 02-May-15 18:56:44

Thanks DDTD!

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sat 02-May-15 23:03:16

Mine's been on since Thursday. Still on smile

MollyAir Sat 02-May-15 23:06:13

Mine doubles as a heater for the garden studio. So it's on in cold weather, at the bottom of the garden, for long spells.

Don't worry!

RMPM Mon 04-May-15 16:16:19

Thank you to everyone for taking time out to reply and to give me the reassurance that it should be okay. Phew, I am now home and thankfully all is well. My DS's judo kit is super dry! Thank yousmile

DameEdnasBridesmaid Tue 05-May-15 19:01:28

Good news RMPM.

Update: Mines still on smile

RMPM Tue 05-May-15 20:43:45

thanks DEB! lol smile

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