BLACK+DECKER 63099 3-Tier Heated Clothes Airer Aluminium, Cool Grey, 140cm x 73cm x 68cm
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Only logged-in Which? members can view the best heated clothes airers and drying pods from our tests. Laura started writing Swears By articles for Mumsnet in 2021 and has recently taken over responsibility for laundry content. She writes buyers' guides, including how to care for jumpers and knitwear, cleaning articles and tests products, including the Wilton London laundry range, to help Mumsnetters make informed choices when it comes to parting with their pennies. Just like its Heated Cabinet product, Dry:Soon’s Drying Pod uses a fan heater to warm its enclosure. The main difference here is that the Drying Pod is a far more compact alternative, so is ideal for those looking to save space at home.Manufacturers don’t recommend leaving any electric heated products unattended but in practice, this is how most people use them. Most come with timers and thermostats to choose lower temperatures for longer drying periods. How much do heated air dryers cost to run?
Compared to a tumble dryer, however, the story is a little more nuanced. If you have small amounts of washing that can fit on a heated airer in one go, then there are savings to be made when compared to condenser tumble dryers.Read next: John Lewis 3-Tier Heated Indoor Clothes Airer review: the perfect indoor drying solution for city living How we tested As the crisp autumn air settles in, ensure your laundry stays fresh and dry with our innovative range of indoor drying products. Say goodbye to the unpredictable weather and hello to a cosy and efficient way to keep your clothes in top condition. Shop Indoor Airers >
Tumble dryers might be the fastest way of drying your clothes, but not all garments can withstand that level of heat without shrinkage or damage – and other items can lose years of their life. Instead, heated airers offer a solution that is kinder to both your clothes and the environment. They provide room for airflow like regular clothes airers or clothes horses except with a bit of extra heat to speed the process up. Where a tumble dryer consumes around 4.5kWh per cycle, heated clothes airers often use less than 0.3kWh and rarely higher than 1.2kWh, so even though they’re slower than a tumble dryer, they will cost you less in the long run.Whether you're simmering savoury stews, cooking up soul-warming soups, or preparing tender roasts, our range of slow cookers will make your autumn evenings unforgettable. Discover the perfect slow cooker to elevate your autumn culinary adventures today! Shop Slow Cookers > Another option for speeding the clothes-drying process is to run a portable dehumidfier in the same room. Dehumidifiers can shorten drying time by 25 percent, while also reducing damp and mould in the home. If you want to speed up your drying times even more then it's worth considering adding a cover to your heated airer. Although most need to be bought separately, they work by trapping the warmth generated by your airer, making clothes toastier whilst they dry, and including mesh panels or ventilation holes so that moisture can still escape.