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NEmum Sat 01-Jul-17 09:36:29

Considering buying one as our house is tiny with no where to dry clothes when the weather is like this.

If you have one would you recommend it & what are the general drying times for usual laundry load (i.e.; t shorts, baby clothes, jeans)

Thanks for your help!

Mumteedum Sat 01-Jul-17 09:44:29

I got one for about £30 in Aldi a year or so ago. I do like it. You can't really get things dry quickly if you hang everything like you would on normal airer imo. I tend to put some on normal airer and spread stuff out on heated one. Fairly quick then. You do have to turn stuff over and shift it around though otherwise you get dry patches and damp patches.

It's handy to chuck school uniform on overnight so it's dry by morning.

Colacolaaddict Sun 02-Jul-17 00:48:47

Most stuff tends to dry overnight but you need a bit of rearranging to get a full load dried.

I have to say I find our vented tumble dryer so much better and it's nothing like as expensive to run as I thought.

Those laundry racks that suspend from the ceiling (something maids?) are meant to be very good.

HappyEverIftar Sun 02-Jul-17 19:24:47

I bought the John Lewis one late last year and it's been great. Bit on the spendy side (think it was around £100) but everything got dry quickly - we live in Wales so lots of opportunity for things to get dirty/need washing and drying in a hurry.

DandelionAndBedrock Sun 02-Jul-17 19:35:57

They are nowhere near as efficient as a tumble drier (obviously), but can dry things fairly quickly depending on how you arrange things. If I have a top that I want for work, for example, I will spread the top over one rack so it dries quickly and cram everything else onto the other tiers.

I've had quite a lot of success leaving it plugged in but then dragging it in front of balcony doors on a hot, breezy day so that it is simultaneously heating from below, having a breeze blow through it, and the sun is drying from the side/top.

If you only have space for an airer then I would definitely get one, but I wouldn't get one to replace a tumble drier (a lot of negative reviews seem to be people who thought it would be a straight replacement).

DandelionAndBedrock Sun 02-Jul-17 19:36:47

Sorry - I find drying times depend a LOT on the fabric composition. DP's cotton knit cable jumper takes ages to dry, but normal clothes take between 1 and 5 hours depending on how crowded the airer is.

Whatwankeryisthis Sun 02-Jul-17 19:38:14

I adore our Lakeland one- around £80 I think, it dries most things in 6ish hours, jeans can take overnight. It can be put up half up/half down too and take up less space for less of a load.

Sunnymorningwithbacon Sun 02-Jul-17 19:38:22

It's bigger than a condensing tumble drier.

userofthiswebsite Sun 02-Jul-17 19:42:06

I am in a flat, no garden access, and dry all washing on an airer next to the window with a dehumidifier (which has a special laundry setting) standing in front of. It's pretty good and of course it also removes humidity from the room. Called EcoAir Simple - £125 ish on Amazon I think. Had it 3 years now.

Neverknowing Sun 02-Jul-17 19:51:34

Definitely spend more on one. I have one from Lakeland I think and it was about £100. It's the best thing in the world, I love it. Dries clothes so quick! They're kinda big but you can just open half if you want and then it doesn't take up so much space.

TweeBee Sun 02-Jul-17 20:01:59

Have you heard of a dri buddy? You hang clothes up and zip a cover over and hot air goes in. It's probably not as big as a heated aired but I got it instead because I felt it would be more efficient as all of the clothes would be in contact with hot air not just the bits touching the airer.
I do use a tumble dryer for pants and socks though.

SofaToad Mon 03-Jul-17 02:13:03

I have a Lakeland one, it keeps the room cosy in the winter but it is very wobbly and the plastic bits are flimsy so you need to be careful with it. I think it is very overpriced, and then you find it works better if you pay another £30 or a cover. It is very similar to the Dri Buddy.
It is time consuming arranging all the laundry on it and trying to get larger items on without it toppling over is a challenge. It is best to lay things o the shelves rather than hanging them as one would expect to do, they dry faster laying flt.

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