The scorching temperatures this summer were a godsend for our washing, albeit resulted in sleepless nights. We had the luxury of being able to hang them out to dry and in a couple of hours, we were thankfully left with a pile of clean laundry.
However, as temperatures plummet and autumn kicks in, we’ll have to move our washing indoors when it comes to our washing. And if like us, you don’t have space for a tumble dryer, you’ll need to resort back to the good old fashion air drier.
But good news, budget-friendly retailer Aldi is bringing back its sellout heated clothes airer as part of its Specialbuys range, to help keep your washing pile small by ensuring a rainy day won’t ruin a clean load.
Costing just £28.99, it’s arguably one of the cheapest on the market and while it is currently sold out online, you will be able to get your hands on one in-store from 13 September. Set your alarms, however, as they’re only available while stocks last.
There are 20 heated bars and wattage of 230, which means you can dry those bulky items such as bath towels and bedsheets, then simply fold it down and neatly pack it away once you’re finished with.
Lightweight and easy to assemble, it’s ideal if you don’t have the budget for a tumble dryer, and will make those boring laundry jobs feel like less of a chore and no frantic dashes out to the garden to get your washing in before the heaven’s open.
If you’re in the market for a new one, we’ve found three more heated clothes airers to aid your laundry pile.
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This Argos Home 11.5m heated electric indoor clothes airer (Argos, £40) is almost identical to Aldi’s version, so if you like the style you’re in luck.
With the ability to dry up to 10kg of wet washing, it’s ideal when the colder months dictate you can no longer use the sunshine to speed up the drying process.
It folds flat, and easily too, with no caught fingers or sudden collapsing, to be neatly stowed away. As the bars are heated, just be sure to move your clothes around it to ensure every last bit of fabric is dry and ready to wear again.
For a speedy drying process, add this 3-tier heated airer (Dunelm, £95) to your shopping basket.
It’s designed with three shelves, but our favourite bit is the drying racks for shoes, making washing your trainers after a muddy walk less of a headache.
Ideal if you’re doing large loads or multiple amounts as it can hold up to 15kg, and comes with an additional storage rack, made from sturdy aluminium.
Simply plug it in, switch it on and let it get to work.
If you’re after a large rack, pick up this Dry:Soon deluxe 3-tier heated airer and full accessories offer bundle (Lakeland, £197.95).
While it costs considerably more than Aldi’s offering, it is still cheaper (and likely to be more energy efficient, costing just 6p an hour to run) than a tumble dryer, so if you’ve got the space at home, go for it.
It comes with a timer function which can be set to switch on and off up to 12 hours in advance, has a generous drying space, can hold up to 15kg of wet washing and the shelves can be folded out and kept compact to suit your washing.
Not only that it’s robust, but lightweight and comes with a handy storage bag, so packing it down and putting it out of sight is a breeze, and there are even peg hangers to stop smaller items like socks and underwear getting lost.
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