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Best rotary washing lines: outdoor clothes dryers for fresh, clean-smelling laundry

Is trying to get your laundry dry putting you in a spin? Find the right rotary washing line for you and your family using our top ten list of the best products available in 2023, as recommended by Mumsnetters.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated May 16, 2023

Three rotary washing lines on a cream coloured background with faint zig zag stripes

We updated this guide on May 16th to ensure everything was in stock, up to date, and still the very best of the best.

The best rotary washing line is reliable, sturdy and built to last. Three words everyone loves to hear when it comes to laundry products, especially considering the current cost of living. Okay, so the great British weather doesn’t always allow you to use it (that’s what the best heated airer is for). Still, when the sun finally appears, there is something particularly lovely about catching the scent of your favourite laundry detergent on the breeze and watching big white sheets billow from your kitchen window. 

Aside from the whimsy of it all, using a rotary washing line is a great way to reduce the use of your tumble dryer and save money on expensive energy bills. After all, aside from the initial outlay, they’re totally free to use! And as if that isn't enough, they are eco-friendly, space-saving and kinder to your clothes. Unlike a washer-dryer, with the best rotary washing line, you’ll never have to worry about shrunk clothes, stretched fabric or snagged delicates, and you won’t need to think too hard about installation either. A patch of grass and some clothes pegs are all you need. So, the question is, how do you decide which one is right for you and the needs of your family? How do you separate the duds that bend in the wind from the models that can survive a hurricane? 

Well, we've got you covered with our top ten list of the best rotary washing lines available in 2023, from the best for small spaces to the best for big loads. We have one to suit every need, budget and garden size. Much like our guide to the best steam irons, we’ve researched the authentic views and recommendations of our 10 million Mumsnetters to find out which passed the test and which failed to deliver. We then vetted each product using industry experts’ opinions and consumer reviews to triple-check that they're built to withstand the weekly wash cycle of the average family. This guarantees that our guide to the best rotary washing lines is informative, balanced and honest to help you make the right decision for you and your laundry routine. 

Here is our list of the best rotary washing lines UK 2023. 

Best rotary washing lines at a glance

* Best overall rotary washing line: Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer Washing Line | Buy now

* Best budget rotary washing line: Minky Retractable Duo Reel Washing Line | Buy now

* Best heavy duty rotary washing line: Heavy Duty 4-Arm Outdoor Rotary Clothes 60M Airer | Buy now

* Best all-round rotary washing line: Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Washing Line (60m) | Buy now

* Best rotary washing line for small gardens: Brabantia WallFix Retractable Washing Line | Buy now

* Best indoor rotary washing line: Minky Freestanding Rotary Airer | Buy now

* Best high-end rotary washing line: Leifheit Linomatic Rotary Washing Line | Buy now

* Best value rotary washing line: Wilko Rotary Airer | Buy now

* Best traditional rotary washing line for small gardens: Vileda 4 Arm Rotary Washing Line | Buy now

* Best rotary washing line accessory for rainy days: Chimney Sheep Large Laundry Mac Laundry Protector | Buy now

1. Best overall rotary washing line: Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer Washing Line

A picture of the Brabantia Lift-O-Matic 50m rotary washing line.

RRP: £149 | Buy now from John Lewis

Key specs

Brand: Brabantia | Dimensions open: H129-187cm x 295cm (turning diameter) | Dimensions closed: H200cm x W11cm x D11cm | Material: Steel and aluminium | Ground spike included: Yes | Cover included: Yes | Maximum Load: three washing loads 

What we like 

  • Mumsnetters and experts love this brand 
  • Adjustable height, which makes it easy to load washing comfortably 
  • Convenient design - arms have holes for coat hangers 
  • Compact when folded (hanging loop included)
  • Ground spike included  

What we don't like 

  • Expensive in comparison to alternative models
  • Some previous customers noted build was not as sturdy as previous models 

What Mumsnet users say

"Brabantia 50m Lift-O-Matic, love it, 15 years and going strong." (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user edoc)

"Brabantia here as well. I think it's a good ten years old now and still works brilliantly." (Brand recommended by Mumsnetter  mommybear1)

Our verdict

When it comes to recommendations for the best rotary washing line on the Mumsnet forums, one brand comes up again and again – Brabantia. Parents, in particular, name-dropped the Brabantia Lift-O-Matic 50m rotary washing line as a model designed to make drying your laundry as convenient as possible.  Mumsnetters especially loved the brands' durability, which the manufacturer backs up with a five-year guarantee, covering both the UV-protected line and the included ground spike.

Using a 'Lift-o-Matic' system, you can quickly unload your washing machine at a comfortable height before hoisting it up to 187cm from the ground (great for bed sheets and towels you don't want to drag on the floor!). There is no waiting around for items to dry, either. With 50m of taut washing line and integrated holes for coat hangers, you can dry up to three loads at a time (or five large ticket items). Simple to store away come winter, its lightweight frame and hanging loops mean you can pop it back in your garage to protect it from the elements until the spring. The only hang-up for us is the price. However, according to Mumsnetters, with Brabantia models being reported to last up to 15-20 years, you’re guaranteed to get your money's worth.

2. Best budget rotary washing line: Minky Retractable Duo Reel Washing Line

A picture of the Minky Double Retractable Washing Line.

RRP: £19 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Brand: Minky | Dimensions open:  H18.5 x W16.5 x D12.5cm | Material: Plastic | Ground spike included: No - includes wall fittings | Cover included: Plastic housing for line - retractable | Maximum load: 25kg

What we like 

  • Protected from the elements by plastic casing when retracted (also keeps your garden looking neat)
  • Double line 15m in length - perfect for large laundry loads 
  • Can be clipped off and put away in the winter 
  • More attractive casing than other brands 

What we don't like

  • Gets a bit unstable when windy - previous customers recommended adding extra support and using your own screws to keep the line stable 

What Mumsnet users say

"We had a Minky one at our last house. It had two lines, so it was great for a full load. No complaints." (Suggested by Mumsnet user WeAreTheHeroes)

"Second, the Minky. 2 x 15m lines. Recommend a line pole/support to help with weight though. Puts less strain on the internal retractor thing." (Vetted by Mumsnetter CoffeeBeansGalore)

Our verdict

What's better than saving money on your energy bill? Saving money on the rotary washing line you're purchasing. If you're looking for something simple to let you dry a whole load of washing outside at a very affordable price, then the Minky Retractable Duo Reel Washing Line is for you. Although it isn't strictly a rotary washing line, we noticed that some Mumsnetters felt like they spoiled the view of their garden and preferred one that could be hidden - hence this recommendation. We also love that it is a budget-friendly alternative to our best rotary washing line. 

Perfect for small (or big gardens as they have a 30m version), it is one of the most recommended retractable washing lines by Mumsnetters for families as it can hold up to 25kg of washing (or three average-sized loads!). Neat and more stylish than its competitors, no one will even know it's there at your family BBQs in the summer. When you're finished using it, just let it wind back into its casing for protection from the elements, or unclip it from the wall in the winter and pop it in your shed. However, previous customers advised that you reinforce the fitting with your own fixings and add additional galvanising cleats, as one poorly timed gust of wind has had some break away from the wall entirely. 

Read next: The best trampolines for every garden

3. Best heavy duty rotary washing line: Heavy Duty 4-Arm Outdoor Rotary Clothes 60M Airer

A picture of a heavy-duty 4-arm outdoor rotary washing line.

RRP: £41 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Brand: BPIL | Dimensions open: Unspecified | Dimensions closed: Unspecified | Material: Alloy steel | Ground spike included: Yes | Cover included: Yes | Maximum load: Unspecified 

What we like

  • It is made from weatherproof/rust-resistant materials 
  • Choice between three sizes - 60m/50m/40m
  • There are no additional purchases, as it includes a ground spike and protective cover
  • Adjustable, sturdy design 

What we don't like

  • Washing line loosens over time 
  • Issues with arms locking in place over time 

What Mumsnet users say

"I have a four-arm heavy duty one - hated the concept at first (being an old fashioned single line type of girl) but now love it - can get two whole loads from my large machine on there every other line." (Type suggested by Mumsnet user  Whoamireally)

Our verdict

Is your laundry basket overflowing? Does your family produce a seemingly never-ending pile of dirty clothes and sheets you struggle to find space to hang up and dry? In that case, our best heavy-duty rotary washing line by BPIL could be the one for you.  Choose between three sizes to find one that's right for your garden. 

Built to withstand all weather and entirely rust-proof, its four-arm hoist system can hang out up to six loads of washing at once, giving you more of a chance of getting on top of your laundry mountain. Of course, even with the space-saving design of a rotary dryer, this one will take up more room than others on this list – it has four arms, and up to a whopping 3.16-metre diameter when fully extended on the 60m model, so make sure you've got room. It comes with a metal ground spike and a protective cover too, so you won't need to spend any extra money. 

4. Best all-round rotary washing line: Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Washing Line (60m)

Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Clothes Outdoor Airer Washing Line, with Soil Spear and Cover, 60m

RRP: £110 | Buy now from John Lewis

Key specs

Brand: Brabantia | Dimensions open: H200cm x W295cm x D208 (turning diameter) | Dimensions closed: H200cm x W18cm x D11cm | Material: Steel and aluminium | Ground spike included: Yes | Cover included: Yes | Maximum wash load: 4+ washing loads 

What we like 

  • Convenient, adjustable design 
  • No additional purchases with ground spike and cover included 
  • Holds 4+ wash loads (ideal for a large family)
  • 5-year Brabantia guarantee and service 

What we don't like

  • More expensive than other options on this list 
  • Some customers noted it was not as sturdy as previous models

What Mumsnet users say

"I've also got the Brabantia 60m Lift-O-Matic and have had it for 20 years, and it is still going strong (re-strung once)." (Vetted by Mumsnet user Lilymaid)

"Brabantia with the cover. I have one of those covers, and it's great not having to get up when it looks like rain is on the way. If you look very somewhere really windy though, it does become about of a sail." (Tried and tested by didireallysaythat)

Our verdict

When you've used your best fabric softener on your brand-new bedsheets, the last thing you want is them flapping in the breeze and the mud simultaneously, which is why the 60m Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Washing Line has also made the list. Another well-loved option by Mumsnetters, unlike our best overall winner, you get a cover and ground spike included in the price (so, no extra spending required!). 

With a five-year guarantee, this ultra-light rotary airer seamlessly adjusts to your ideal working height while keeping the lines taut. The dryer arms turn smoothly even when fully loaded, so there's no need to keep repositioning your wash basket as you load/unload your laundry. Plus, all arms are fitted with holes for clothes hangers so dresses and delicates can be hung without creasing (so you won't have to break out your best clothes steamer later on).  As with the earlier version, the price is the main downside of buying a Brabantia. However, it is reported to last longer than other models, so it could be considered an investment in the long run. 

5. Best rotary washing line for small gardens: Brabantia WallFix Retractable Washing Line

Brabintia small washing line

RRP: £218 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Brand: Brabantia | Dimensions open: H19.5 x W108.5 x D18.5cm (turning diameter) | Dimensions closed: Unspecified | Material: Metal | Mount Type: Wall mount | Cover included: Storage box | Maximum wash load: 2  wash loads 

What we like

  • Space saving, ideal for small gardens 
  • Effortless to pull out and fold away into the stylish storage box  
  • Ideal working height 
  • Covered by Brabantia's five-year warranty

What we don't like

  • Some customers found it challenging to install 
  • The storage box does increase the price 

What Mumsnet users say

"Brabantia Wall Fix - I have a Brabantia wall-mounted washing line which looks like a rotary when unfolded but is bracketed onto the back wall of my house. Very highly recommended if you have a small garden and don't want to look at washing or need space for a child to play." (Suggested by Mumsnet user WhatAFeline)

"Another vote for the Brabantia Wallfix. I love mine" (Recommended by Mumsnetter FrogFairy)

Our verdict

Brabantia, as a brand, really steals the show with Mumsnetters. Many raved about this product, the Brabantia Wall Fix, in particular, as a unique space-saving rotary washing line for small gardens or those without a suitable patio or lawn to fix a traditional one into.

The clue’s in the name – you fix it to a wall rather than the ground. Included are the fixtures you need and clear step-by-step instructions on how to attach them safely. All you need to do is decide the height best for you, and you're good to go. Not all found the installation easy, so consider enlisting help if you're feeling overwhelmed by the idea. It offers 24 metres of line space when it's fully unfolded, perfect for large items, and its 184cm diameter should fit all but the tightest spaces. Once finished, you can easily fold it back and into its protective storage box to ensure durability. 

6. Best indoor rotary washing line: Minky Freestanding Rotary Airer

A picture of a Minky Rotary Washing Line.

RRP: £40 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Brand: Minky | Dimensions open: H33.5 x W9.8 x D5.1cm | Dimensions closed: Unspecified | Material: Metal | Ground spike included: No (Freestanding) | Cover included: No | Maximum wash load: 1+ wash loads 

What we like 

  • Affordably priced, great for homes with small gardens or flats with limited outdoor space 
  • Versatile, can be used indoors and outdoors and taken away when travelling
  • Easy to fold down and put away 
  • No drilling or fixing is required 

What we don't like 

  • Not as secure as other models, but does come with ground pegs for additional support 

What Mumsnet users say

"This one is free-standing, no grass or hole needed!" (Suggested by Mumsnet user HokeyCokeyJubileeMyArse)

"I have one of those free-standing ones that Hokey linked to.  I just wedge three bricks in the bottom, and it's fine, not huge, but holds a full load, just make sure to hang heavy stuff out evenly." (Tried and trusted by 1sassylassy)

Our verdict

If the idea of digging a hole in your garden or drilling a hole in your wall fills you with dread, Minky's rotary washing line might just be for you. It is freestanding, lightweight and incredibly versatile, as you can use it indoors and outdoors or even take it with you on holiday. When not in use, fold it up and stick it in the garage, avoiding the struggle or wrestling with a cover. 

It is much smaller than other models, with only 15m of line space. However, this may be enough depending on your needs and family size; for example, it is great for couples with a new baby! It does claim to hold one load of washing or possibly two if the loads are small. Our only recommendation is that you don't try to use it outside on a windy day, as the Minky only comes with a few ground pegs, which won't survive in a strong wind.

Read next: We've got a Mumsnetter-recommended guide to the best laundry detergents (perfect for new parents!). 

7. Best high-end rotary washing line: Leifheit Linomatic Rotary Washing Line

A picture of the Leifheit Linomatic 500 easy dryer 50m.

RRP: £155 | Buy now from John Lewis

Key specs

Brand: Leifheit | Dimensions open: H167cm x 303cm (turning diameter) | Dimensions closed: Unspecified | Material: Aluminium | Ground spike included: No | Cover included: No | Maximum washing load: 4 washing loads 

What we like 

  • Lines retract inside the arms when collapsed (no cover required)
  • Easy to use and set up 
  • Excellent washing capacity for the average-sized family 
  • Lightweight frame that can be stored away in the winter 

What we don't like 

  • Have to purchase their ground socket separately

What Mumsnet users say

"I have a large rotary line down the side of my house in a sunny area. I can get two or three loads hung on it, although I do plan where items go...and I dry on it all year round. It's quick and convenient to hang on, with no traipsing through wet grass and mud, and I can load it from one spot!! It's on a patio area, and it doesn't get in the way if the children are playing in the garden etc...oh and I have a cover and always collapse it and cover it when it's not in use - so it stays clean and dry." (Type recommended by Mumsnet user jazzandh)

Our verdict

Have you ever reached for your washing line and run your finger along it before hanging up your laundry, only to find the lines are grimy? Well, the Leifheit Linomatic rotary washing line offers a handy solution to keep things clean: the lines automatically retract into the rotary arms when not in use, keeping them free from dirt, moisture and cobwebs.

It offers 50 metres of drying space, plus eight hooks for hanging shirts. Of course, it is a fair bit more expensive than others on the list and requires additional spending for their brand of the ground socket. However, the aluminium frame is lightweight and rust-free, so you probably won't spend any time worrying about it once it's up. 

Read next: Keep your laundry appliances in tip-top shape with our guides to the best dehumidifiers, the best water softeners, the best mould removers and the best washing machine cleaners

8. Best value rotary washing line: Wilko Rotary Airer

A picture of a Wilko rotary washing line.

RRP: £28 | Buy now from Wilko

Key specs

Brand: Wilko | Dimensions open: H190cm x W14cm x 14cm (depth) | Dimensions closed: Unspecified | Material: Steel | Ground spike included: Yes - plastic ground socket | Cover included: No | Maximum washing load: 25kg

What we like 

  • Affordably priced 
  • Sturdy, adjustable steel frame 
  • Good value for money 

What we don't like

  • Have to buy a cover separately 
  • Some reported issues with plastic ground socket 

What Mumsnet users say

"Got a cheap one from Wilko three years ago when we moved, and we’ve had no probs with it so far. It has a cover, and I bought a proper twist-in spike with a closing lid. It stays out (with a cover on) all spring and summer and goes into the shed in autumn. I think if you look after it, a cheap one will last ok, but I've never had an expensive one to compare!" (Vetted by Mumsnet user LangClegsOpinionIsNoted)

Our verdict

Wilko's rotary washing line is designed to do exactly what it says on the tin. There's nothing fancy about this model. It's a no-faff, no-fuss and reasonably-priced option for those who aren't looking to splash out. It offers 40 metres of drying space using its three-arm design, enough to hang up to 25kg of washing in one go.

As with most rotary airers, you can fold away the collapsible arms when you're not using them so that they won't spoil your view out the back window. The trade-off here is that the supplied plastic ground socket has mixed reviews for its durability, so if you´re worried about its stability, you might want to buy a stronger metal spike separately.

9. Best traditional rotary washing line for small gardens: Vileda 4 Arm Rotary Washing Line

A picture of the 4-arm rotary dryer from Vileda.

RRP: £47 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Brand: Vileda | Dimensions open: H57.9 x W165 x D265cm (turning diameter) | Dimensions closed: Unspecified | Material: Alloy Steel | Ground spike included: Yes - Plastic Socket | Cover included: No | Maximum washing load: 4 wash loads 

What we like

  • Lightweight and adjustable design 
  • Perfect size for small and medium-sized gardens 
  • Convenient features like holes for coat hangers
  • Good capacity for the average family 
  • Mid-budget and affordable 

What we don't like

  • It can be stiff to open the first time, and the lines might need to be given more slack 

What Mumsnet users say

"I have a four-arm, Vileda one. Had it for seven years. It gets put in the shed when not in use, and the ground spike is concreted in. I'm in the outskirts of Edinburgh, and mine is in a windy spot and has always been more than up to the job." (Mumsnet user MrsBarryAllen recommended it for windy weather)

Our verdict

Vileda has a little bit of a love-hate relationship with Mumsnetters, and it all comes down to how stiff their rotary washing lines can be to open (especially the first time). Some suggested you needed Herculean-type strength, but previous customers noted it became easier over time (a little bit of UB40 might be helpful, too!). 

That being said, its 4-arm 45m Rotary Washing Line still earned a place on our list because it gives you all the convenience of some more expensive models at a more affordable price point. With 45m of line space, convenient hanger holes and an adjustable height, it can still fit four washing loads without being overly large and unsightly. Good news for the average family! 

10. Best rotary washing line accessory for rainy days: Chimney Sheep Large Laundry Mac Laundry Protector

Washing line tent

RRP: £50 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Brand: Chimney Sheep | Dimensions: 39.6cm x 29.8cm x 6.2cm | Material: Waterproof fabric and rust proof brass | Weight: 2.09kg

What we like

  • Fits three and four-arm rotary washing lines 
  • Protects clothing from rain, bird poop and sun bleaching
  • Made from high-quality materials
  • British small business
  • Environmentally friendly 

What we don't like

  • Need to purchase or already own a rain prop

What Mumsnet users say

"We have one. We use it a lot in the summer and a bit in the winter as you can leave things out there for days if you want. It's good just to not have to think about rain and leaving it out overnight" (Tried and trusted by Mumsnet user didireallysaythat)

Our verdict

As if doing the laundry isn't already a chore, the Great British weather (hi rain!) can make getting things dry even more of a challenge. That's why the Chimney Sheep Large Laundry Mac laundry protector could come in handy. It's a cover with a diameter of up to 2.5 metres designed for rotary washing lines with three or four arms to keep the rain off and let you leave the washing out longer.

It’s a large circle of waterproof, breathable fabric that fixes to your rotary washing line. However, you will need a clothes prop to extend from the centre of the dryer to keep the cover clear of your clothes. This can be bought separately but is an additional purchase you will want to consider. 

What to consider before buying a rotary washing line

Before purchasing a rotary washing line, you need to consider the following: 

  • The size of your garden/patio/yard: There is a rotary washing line to suit every outdoor (and even indoor) space. Choosing between wall-mounted, free-standing or the traditional style all depends on what that looks like. 
  • Your budget: Depending on your needs, rotary washing lines can range from a tenner to £100+. As you might expect, the more expensive models tend to be made from better materials and are likely to last longer, but this might not matter as much to you if you think you might be moving house soon, for example.
  • Your weekly laundry cycle: How many loads you do over a week can influence the size of your rotary washing line. There is no point going for a three-arm that can manage one load at a time when realistically, you need a four-arm that can handle up to 4+. 
  • Your affinity for DIY: Some require a lengthier installation process, so think carefully about whether you or someone in your household is up to the challenge. 
  • The weather: Now, we know we cannot control the weather (otherwise, it wouldn’t rain half as much as it does). However, you still need to think carefully about it. For example, a freestanding airer would not be practical if you live in a particularly windy spot (unless you wanted your family’s clothing to end up in your neighbour’s garden.)

How much space do you need for a rotary washing line?

One of the benefits of rotary washing lines is that they fold away when not in use, but even the most compact fixed rotary washing lines need around 180 cm square to be used. If that’s too large for the space you’re working with, don’t despair. On our list, we’ve included alternative rotary washing line options like the Brabantia WallFix, Minky FreeStanding and Minky Retractable washing lines as great options for small gardens and yards. Alternatively, check out our guides to the best heated clothes airers for indoor drying. 

Of course, the more space you have, the bigger the rotary washing line you can consider. Some offer as much as 60 metres of washing line space – enough to dry about six loads of washing in one go, but there's probably no point in getting one that size unless you think you will need it (the biggest ones take up about 3 metres squared when in use).

How many arms should a rotary washing line have?

Our list comprises mostly four-armed rotary washing lines, which can handle up to four+ daily loads of washing, which is ideal for families who generate a lot of laundry. However, a three-arm can be great for large items as it gives more line space for bed sheets and duvet covers. 

How much weight can a rotary washing line hold? 

Rotary washing lines can hold anywhere from 10-25kg of washing (or so some of them claim), far more than a tumble dryer which averages about 10kg. 

How much should I spend? 

That entirely depends on your budget. However, for a rough guide, the most basic rotary washing lines tend to range from £10 to £30, whereas the more high-end, feature-rich models can cost from £50 to £150. 

How do you keep a rotary washing line in the ground?

Once you have loaded up your rotary line with one or more loads of washing, we all know that it must be sturdy enough to hold up against the British weather, especially the wind. 

Traditional rotary washing lines are fixed into the ground using a spike – essentially a plastic tube that is either driven into the ground or fixed in concrete. Many rotary dryers come with a ground spike included. Still, if you´re concerned that your garden is in a particularly windy spot, it is possible to purchase more heavy-duty metal fixings for some models. Just check the manufacturer's guidance to make sure it's compatible with the line you have chosen. 

According to some Mumsnetters, using a heavy metal parasol holder (which you would need to buy separately) can be a way around having to dig a hole or use concrete to secure your rotary washing line. This seems to work well for lots of people – and has the added benefit of moving it around as needed – but bear in mind it probably won't be as secure as fixing it properly in the ground.

Do I need to embed the ground spike in concrete? 

You can consider embedding the ground spike in concrete or plaster for extra support, but it is optional.

How deep should a hole be for the ground spike? 

Most experts agree the hole should be between 45 cm to 50cm deep and roughly 30cm wide. DIY Doctor gives some great advice on ensuring your washing line is secure. 

How do you clean a rotary washing line?

As with any outdoor washing line, rotary washing lines can attract dirt and grime over time. The most expensive rotary dryers have retractable lines, which can help keep them clean, but if you need to wash yours, the easiest way is to use soapy water. Just don't do it when you have clothes up in case it stains your garments.

What's the best rotary washing line to buy?

The best rotary washing line is the Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary 50m Washing Line. Mumsnetters really rate the build quality of this brand. Its 50 metres of line, combined with the Lift-O-Matic hoist system, means you can get that lovely freshly washed smell whilst drying more of your washing than you thought possible.

How we chose our recommendations

Mumsnetter recommendations 

Now more than ever, we don't want to waste money on ridiculously expensive products only to find out that they don't actually work. That's why all of our Swear-by articles are informed by recommendations from real parents collected from our Mumsnet forums. 

For this article, we collated a list of rotary washing lines that were tried, trusted and loved by Mumsnet users. We also listened to the needs and requirements of people asking for advice to ensure that we covered all bases.

Expert opinion 

From that long list, we began whittling down our options using the opinion of experts, including product comparison websites, to find rotary washing lines that were safe to use, built to last and highly rated. 

Verified customer reviews

We triple-checked and vetted each option from that shortlist by analysing verified customer reviews to see which ones had the highest number of 5* reviews. 

Celebrated rotary washing lines 

Our triple-check verification process led us to create this final top ten list of the best rotary washing lines and accessories available in 2023. 

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