Let’s get started by pointing out that we’ve got a selection of some of the best rotary washing lines on the homepage of this website.
What is best for you, though, may not be for your neighbour, friend or relative. Let’s consider a couple of extreme examples to illustrate that point clearly.
If you live on your own, a small, compact line is likely going to be more than enough for your needs. Sure, we all wash bedding and towels from time to time, but even the smallest of rotary lines in the garden should be large enough for a single person’s needs.
Contrast that with a large family of five or more, and you’ll almost certainly need something bigger. The whole point of an outdoor washing line is to remove the need for tumble drying as much as possible, and instead take advantage of what nature has to offer with the sun and breeze to dry your laundry instead. The chances are you’ll still use the tumbler (or washer dryer) from time to time, as the UK weather insists on consecutive days of rain even in the warmest of summers, and certainly in the bleak mid winter.
What’s more, young children have a habit of developing tummy bugs from time to time, so most parents are familiar with 3am bedding washes from time to time.
Back on the subject though, and you’ll have other situations where rotary lines are never an option. For example, families living in high rise flats have no private outside space, and no matter how environmentally minded they might be, an outdoor washing line may be limited to something makeshift draped across a balcony, or simply not possible at all.
So then, when it comes to defining the best rotary line, it’s very subjective. There are certainly better brands, and as we talk about in our comparison guide, Brabantia are a common favourite with buyers.
Such is life, however, many people don’t want to spend the asking price for premium brands, and that’s where the cheaper models from the lesser known manufacturers come in, including Livivo’s offering. There are some better known names worth looking at too if you’re more comfortable with a recognised brand. Vileda spring to mind, and as you can see they have moved on from their once famous SuperMop.