When it comes to indoor drying, clothes airers are second only to tumble dryers. You might refer to them as drying racks or as a clothes horse, but they’re all one in the same.
Their beauty is undoubtedly that they don’t need to consume large amounts of electricity like tumble dryers (and all in one washer driers), and they’re flexible in that they’re easy to move around and fold away into a compact space when not in use.
Best Clothes Airers
There’s no specific rule of thumb about picking the best airers, so your best bet is to check out customer reviews on a site like Amazon to see what people say that have bought one in the past.
Another trick is to start with the ones Amazon consider to be most relevant in their search engine – we’ve included those here to make things easy for you:
Clothes Airer Brands
As with most products, there are some brands that stand out more than others, as they’re long standing household names and reputable. As a result, they tend to produce reliable product ranges, as they don’t want to damage the hard earned trust their brand name has developed over the years.
Let’s take a look at some of the well known airer manufacturers.
Homewares brand Vileda make several airers, and they stand out as being well priced and well constructed. Their range is somewhat basic – there’s not much that separates them from the pick other than good value and reliability. Quite simply, if you’re looking to keep price down and buy a well known brand, Vileda tick the boxes!
Not to confused with the sports brand with a similar name, you’re likely to associate the Addis name with plastic kitchen accessories like washing up bowls and colanders. They’ve grown into a company offering all sorts of home products beyond the kitchen too, one of which is a range of affordable airers.
As a brand more known for tools and DIY projects, it might surprise you to learn that Black And Decker make clothes airers too! What’s more, in true Tim Taylor from Home Improvement style, some have even been given the ‘More Power!’ treatment.
Electric airers are able to gently heat too, meaning that drying clothes indoors on a clothes horse doesn’t need to be slow.
Check out the Black+Decker offerings: