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Brand: Argos / Height: 134 cm / Width: 57 cm

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      14.02.2013 15:06
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      Economic way of drying washing

      Although I have a washer dryer, I refuse to use the dryer as there is only mine and my daughters washing to do and I don't want to waste electricity when I have plenty of space to dry washing. I have a couple of different shaped clothes airers so I can dry more than one load of washing at a time.

      After receiving a couple of Argos vouchers, I thought this would be a great way to buy a new airer to accompany my smaller V shaped one. The airer that I purchased was this Argos 3 tier folding one, it cost around the £15 mark.

      The airer doesn't look like anything special, just a simple clothes airer. The design is quite clever and it has three rows of plastic bars going up and down in a diagonal shaped way so that air can circulate throughout when there is washing drying. It folds down when it isn't in use and is easy to pop straight back up again. The size when in place seems to be perfect; it's around 1.5 metres high, 60cm wide and 50cm deep. It fits on the landing walkway without any problems and there are no troubles walking past it and knocking all of the washing off.

      I have a system with my washing and my clothes usually get dried on the bigger 4 way fold airer we have and my daughters dries on this Argos airer. They say this airer can hold two loads of washing but I find it hard enough to get one whole load on, let alone two! That being said, my daughters clothes dry really well on the airer and I can fit a lot of her clothes on before running out of space. I try not to put too much washing on it as the more wet clothes that are put on it, the longer it takes for them to dry.

      Another good thing about this airer is that it is quite lightweight. I prefer to dry my washing outside as I love the smell and this airer comes in handy when the weather doesn't know what it wants to do. I often load the airer with wet clothes and carry it outside, then when the weather changes, it is simple to pick up again and bring in without having to worry about pegging everything in off the line before it gets soaked.

      I'd definitely recommend this 3 tier airer from Argos. It is made to a high quality, can hold a reasonable amount of washing despite not holding as much as they say and is a cost effective way of drying washing. I couldn't live without mine!

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        08.09.2012 14:26
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        great long term value for money

        I bought this airer when my daughter was a baby to help keep up with the washing load as I didn't have enough radiators in the house. She's 9 now and it's still going strong although it has lost one of the bottom rungs following a fight with the ironing pile.

        As an airer I find it very effective in that air can get to most clothing put on it even when it is full. The central struts I use just for socks and they still seem to dry as fast as the other clothes.

        My daughters clothes all fit ever rung with no problems at all although I would only normally expect to get one wash on it at a time. For my clothes however I find the hanging space can be a bit small at times causing clothing in the middle rungs to over lap. I do not normally get more than two towels or pairs of trousers on at a time.

        Build quality and lifespan is excellent as mone is now 9 years old and still going strong. Value for money wise I cannot remember what I paid but given the lifespan, I would say the current price is good.

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        20.08.2012 13:52
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        Couldn't do without it!

        With the weather being as it is in this country it is often impossible to peg clothes out to dry after doing the washing. We do have a combined washer drier but, if I put the clothes in on a full tumble dry, they come out so creased that they are a real pain to iron - of course it also means that the electricity bills go up too!

        What I tend to do is set the washer to tumble dry to an 'iron dry' status which means that the washing is slightly damp but not badly creased.

        This is where the Argos Airer comes in. I can load all the washing onto the airer and then stand the airer in front of the window in the spare bedroom where any sun that we have comes in during the afternoon and dry the washing.

        I have actually has this airer for about ten years now so I have no idea how much it cost but I understand that they now retail for around £16.99.

        The drier folds flat, making it easy to store it in the bottom of the wardrobe or in the airing cupboard. To open it I just lift up the top airing rail and the whole thing opens out in a concertina fashion. When it is fully open the airer clicks into place by means of two pieces of metal that lock onto the mechanism - one on each side.

        To close the airer I just have to lift each of the locking bits and the whole thing will fold back up. A word of warning here though - keep your fingers out of the way! Mom caught her finger in ours and, after that; she always used to leave it for me to fold up!

        When fully open the drying area looks exactly as it does on the picture at the top of this review. There are three levels (obviously) and the top outer rails on each level are fairly thick coated bars with a further four slimmer metal bars on each level - two either side - and another across the middle of the structure.

        I tend to place the smaller items towards the bottom as they are generally drier to start with anyway. I then put tea towels and finally towels and jeans towards the top where they will get the best of any sun that is shining through the window. If I have washed sheets they get thrown over the top until they are dry and then they get folded and hung back over the top airer rail.

        In fact, once the washing is dry, I tend to fold it and put it back on the airer to air - surprisingly enough!

        The airer is sturdy and has never collapsed under the weight of our washing. I will just say though, that if you want to move it once it is fully open pick it up using the thicker rails. I find that, if I forget and pick it up using the thinner rails, the rail will almost always come out of the end of the airer and I have to force it back in!

        I find this piece of kit to be one the most useful things in our house! It is in almost constant use and I really don't know what I would I do without it!

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          19.08.2012 19:33
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          couldn't be without it

          As we all know, the Great British weather can never be relied upon. So, when it is sunny, I have no problems getting my washing dry on the line. However, on wet days and throughout the winter, this isn't an option and I often run out of room in my airing cupboard. The solution to this problem is to put the wet clothes on an airer in my house. I purchased this 3 tier airer from Argos for £16.99.

          I find this airer particularly sturdy by design. I have two airers in the house and this one is by far the superior - it has sturdy legs and can hold significantly more washing. The airer folds flat to store - ours fits neatly in our understairs cupboard - so is out of the way when not in use. To open up, you simply pull up the top of the airer and the legs separate and the folding hinges click into place to hold the airer up. There are a series of metal bars that the washing can be hung on. The ones at the top of the tiers are thicker than those in between and I find these great for hanging thicker, heavier washing like towels on.

          There are plastic tabs in the bottom of the metal legs to make the airer non slip on non-carpeted floors. One of these has slipped off of our airer, so the metal does scratch our wooden floors so we have to be careful where we place this now. That aside, the airer has stood up well to quite a lot of usage. I do find that you can overload the airer though, if all the metal rungs have washing on, the washing on the middle and lower rungs stays damp and doesn't dry very quickly.

          Overall, this is pretty much an essential in our house, especially during the winter months when it can be parked in front of a radiator and the washing dries quite quickly. This is a great priced airer and one that I would definitely recommend this to you.

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            18.08.2012 23:55
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            A good airer for the price

            When my husband and I got married we had one of our wedding lists in argos. Now, we were starting from scratch when we got married, so we needed practically everything including the likes of an airer, given the UK climate and thankfully someone bought us this Argos 3 tier indoor airer that we had on our list, which if I remember right at the time cost £16.99 but is actually currently on offer in Argos.

            We needed an airer that would fold flat when not needed but neither did we want one that would be too large as we simply didn't have the room for it to be too bulky. So, this three tier airer looked ideal, tall but also foldable when not needed and at a good price. In facts it folds down completely flat which means it can be put under the stairs or up against a wall out of the way.

            One good feature of this airer is the fact that it has non slip grips on the base so you put it onto a tiled floor without worrying about it slipping. It also has little grips at some of the joints which are useful when you are taking the airer down and need a good grip. This product also claims to hold enough space for two washes and that may be true for a couple, but with us now having a baby I wouldn't say that we could put two loads of washing on this airer, but that said, it does offer a lot of space, and it has been constructed in such a way and angle that the air does seem to get around the clothes and help them to dry, as well and as quick as can be expected when the clothes are inside rather than outside drying.

            Rather than hanging the clothes in rows like some traditional airers, this airer has tiered bars so more air should be able to get in and around the clothes drying them quicker.

            I find this airer to be a necessity with all the rain that comes our way. There is no way we could keep on top of the washing if we didn't have this airer, either to finish things off that have been outside drying, but also to hand wet clothes when it is too wet for them outdoors. THere are probably sturdier dryers out there and I do have to be careful with my little girl as if she reaches out to use it to pull herself up or cruise around, she could easily topple it, but it depends how much you really want to spend, and to be honest, as long as a basic one does my job, why would I want to put a lot of money into something that is really only there to hang clothes on!

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            18.08.2012 19:04
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            Does the job!

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            Wash day every day!
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            With four of us currently living in our house, including a new baby, I seem to be doing absolutely tons of washing. Just the baby himself seems to get through about three outfits a day as do I thanks to his favourite hobby of being sick on mummy.

            Luckily we are having such a wonderful glorious summer that everyday I can simply hang my washing up outside and it dries beautifully in the sun. Back in the real world, I have a bit of a dilemma - in the winter I can hang clothes over radiators to dry but during this lovely British summer I don't have the heating on, but the tendency to drizzle prevents me from putting clothes out pretty much ever!

            So this clothes airer, which I have now had for several years, is a definite household essential. Once I do a washload, I hang everything on here, and can then put it out in the garden if it's dry and sunny, and if (when) it rains I can simply dash out and bring this inside. It's a lot easier and quicker than unpegging everything from the line!

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            So I am sure most of you are familiar with this design of clothes airer. The best thing about it is that it can be stored flat so it can be tucked away when not in use. When needed it simply opens up into a kind of criss-cross selection of bars onto which you can hang your clothes. It's very sturdy and has non-slip feet so it is easy to use, even on a tiled florr as we have in our kitchen.

            There is masses of space on this, but the Argos website claims you can get two loads of washing onto this. Whoever wrote this must be using a very small washing machine, as one load is definitely all I can get on to mine. It is essential that you flatten items out before hanging them or they don't dry very well (so my husband's method of just bunging them on all scrunched up from the machine does not work well at all!). And once you're done and the clothes are dry, you can fold it back up and store it away again unti the next time - which is usually not long in my case.

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            This is a really good, functional item that does the job I need it to do. It provides plenty of space to hang my clothes, it doesn't blow over or slip about and it folds away flat for storage. Ours has had a great deal of use but it isn't showing any signs of wear and tear and it's still going strong. I have used other airers in the past that have been a little bit flimsy, but this one is nice and sturdy. Really I have no complaints at all about this.

            At full price this costs £16.99 but is currently selling with 20% off at £13.59.

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              14.08.2012 23:32
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              OK buit not fantastic budget clothes horse

              Unlike other reviewers of this drying rack, I didn't really find it that excellent. Although the setup was easy and it does fit in small spaces (which was the main reason we initially bought this rather than one of the fold-out ones), it very quickly started to collapse and bend when fully loaded, with the rods bending out and leading to gradual disintegration of the whole lot.

              Also, threading clothes onto all of the rails is quite fiddly and they hang very near to each other which means longer drying times.

              It's quite possible that you are not meant to use as many of the rail lengths as I tried to, but then why are they there? They certainly get counted in description. I am sure that, unlike Argos claims, it doesn't hold two wash loads (unless they are two small machine loads of small synthetics or something like that).

              On the plus side, the coating was very good and appeared thick and it seemed to show no signs of rust during the time we had it.

              The feet are suitable for all sorts of floors, though generally drying clothes indoors is not advisable as it can cause condensation and damp inside. But this rack will work fine in any utility area, on a patio or balcony too.

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                14.08.2012 09:40
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                a great indoor airer

                ==Argos Value 3 Tier Indoor Airer==

                When we were living in a flat I found drying clothes to be one of those things that you either paid heavily for (by putting items in the tumble dryer) or ended up having the entire place looking like a launderette. Anyhow there definitely wasn't enough surface on the radiators to lay out a load of washing and therefore we needed to get a clothes airer.

                This Argos value 3 tier indoor airer has been with us since the first weeks of being in the flat over 5 years ago and now we have moved into a house it is still used a good deal. The airer was a snip at £9.99 p and we have certainly already got our monies worth out of it. It actually looks a little different to the one that Dooyoo have pictured as the picture looks like the more expensive Minky airer rather than the Argos one.

                The airer is basically a three tier white plastic clothes dryer which acts of a kind of indoor washing line. The lines of plastic are held together by small plastic blue ends which can be popped off and I did think that when we first got the airer that we would have trouble with these popping out on their own accord and us having to keep fixing the airer back together but surprisingly this hasn't been the case at all and the airer itself has remained in one piece and very sturdy indeed.

                The size of the airer is not massive and can realistically can only take a small load. In the winter though this is fine because I have airers to go over my radiators too which take a good deal and this means that one load of washing can be spread between this airer and all of the radiators too. I find that a load of washing doesn't take too long to dry in the house when the radiators are on. However with this wet summer we have had I have found it more difficult to dry clothes seeing as how the heating is not on but it is wet outside. I have on occasion put clothes onto this airer and then put it outside for as long as possible before the rain comes and this seems to work well at drying the clothes quicker. Of course if there is any gust of wind the airer is liable to fall over and more often than not I push the legs of the airer into the grass which gives it a little bit of support in the wind.

                Overloading the airer can be the biggest mistake as clothes do need a lot of room inbetween other wet items in order to dry quicker and to fully dry too. Overloading the airer will in the long run take twice as long to dry the clothes and it really is a much better idea to leave the airer with less items on than more!

                All in all though as airers go I can't really find fault with this one. For the three of us it has been doing really well when needed but I can't say that with the new arrival on the way it will be big enough to hold all our clothes and I have actually been threatening for some time to get a bigger one which is a little more sturdy but really this one does a good as job as any and even if I did buy another one I may well buy another one of these just so that I have more space because for the price I can't say anything negative about it especially as it has lasted over 5 years and is still doing the job that is required from it and doing it well!

                I think nothing but a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and an exceptionally high recommendation is well deserving in this product.

                I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

                Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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                  28.05.2012 19:28
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                  A fantastic airing horse from Argos.

                  As we have a flat and we are some way off the ground it is just not feasible to hang items over our balcony in case they were to fall off and hit someone or get caught by the wind and fly in to the garden of one of the houses below where we might never be able to get our items back from, also, I don't like it when clothes get faded by the sun and with this lovely weather we are having at present it is nice to leave the clothes drying inside anyway to avoid taking up valuable relaxing space on our balcony.

                  We always use airing horses and this particular one is our third standard one since we moved in. This is for two reasons; one - our cat and two - my husbands baggy heavy hoodies. Our cat has developed a love of jumping on the airing horse and climbing up to the top and this is fine when there is lots of washing on the horse as she can't pull it over but the last airer that was broken (just 2 months ago) was because she climbed up when it was empty and it landed on an open stepladder and the bottom hinge became slightly damaged and then gradually this just gave up the ghost and collapsed while it was in use with lots of socks and small light items on it. Fortunately we have an over the bath airer and a washing line in our bathroom too so I used this in the interim until we got a new full sized airer.

                  This airing horse is an Argos one. It comes in silver with a turquoise blue set of edges. The four edges on the top tier (the third one) have small holes in them and I learnt from my husband recently that these are ideal for hanging coat hangers through and so now I hang the work shirts off the airing horse to try too instead of having them somewhere else in our flat. The airer looks quite nice and inoffensive when up, also the silver matches some of the colour scheme in my kitchen so that is always good!

                  This airer is very simple to put up. Just open it upwards and there is a bar almost as large as the airer that you may have to press down in to place but usually it just goes in to place nicely and stays there of course to keep the airer open and ready for you to load up with items. It is also just as simple to take it down and naturally you just do it in reverse again, I tend to use my foot to move that bar once I have lifted the airer up on itself slightly and then it drops down and I can put it away down the side of my fridge freezer for easy access next time I need to use it.

                  The size of this airer is very reasonable and about the same as the one that I bought it to replace which is always good as I'd got used to put clothes out in a set order. This has a total drying space, according to the Argos website, of 14m but all I know is that I can put half a weeks worth of clothes for two people on it, shirts, t-shirts, towels and trousers usually without running out of space but it depends if we've had lots of parties or events as sometimes we can go through a few outfit changes a day! I usually just do washing twice a week and for the most part items fit on here perfectly and then I put delicates such as underwear on our over the bath airer to save them from being attacked or pulled down by the cat. It is easy to hang up items on this airer and I normally use the inner shelves of each tier for t-shirts and then the bottom row for hand towels, tea towels and flannels as and when I have them. I can put folded towels on the bottom tier too without them touching the floor which is always good of course. I tend to put large hoodies or jogging bottoms (my husbands) on the top tiers and the highest shelves to ensure that these have plenty of hanging room and then I put thin items on the tiers underneath to ensure that they do not stay wet because of the jogging bottoms or hoodies.

                  I must say that when this is loaded right up it does lower down a little bit, the same when the cat starts climbing up the tiers to reach the top, or sleeps on it (yes - you've heard that right, weird cat!) but not so much that the items I've put on the top tier end up dragging on the floor. The weight that this airer can comfortably hold is 10kg and I would say that I have exceeded this on a couple of occasions already, but not often. Perhaps that is why airers only last a year or two in our home.

                  If I am washing our bedding, large towels or other bulky or large items then I tend to wash just one load and them stretch the items across a few shelves. When the weather is nice or it is just warm inside our flat then I rotate the clothes every few hours and within half a day everything is dry and either ready to be ironed (if it needs it) or packed away.

                  In all I would say that the £16.99 that we paid for this airer was very reasonable. It has been used for two months so far and it is holding up well with no loosening or additional dropping happening thus far. The quality of this has been fantastic so far and I felt that the price was a reasonable one to pay. It looks very similar to the previous two airers that we have had and the clothes have not caused any damage to any of the bars or workings of this airer, despite us often putting quite wet clothes on there or me even hanging my wet coat on there if I get home from a day out and don't want to put it in the hall cupboard damp or dripping wet. I would definitely recommend this airing horse but look out for promotions as I bought mine and two weeks later it had £4 knocked off the price.

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                  13.04.2012 22:37
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                  Good verticle drying system

                  In my new flat I dont have a garden, I do have a tumble dryer but try to only use this for bedding and towels.

                  I bought this for around £17 and carried it home as it is very light. It has 3 tiers so I tend to use the bottom for underwear, the middle for a few items and then drape the larger items over the top.
                  I then leave it next to an open window and usually the clothes dry in a few hours.

                  It is very handy for small areas as it is vertical rather than horizontal, and doesnt take up too much floor space.

                  Its portable and can be folded flat to be put in a cupboard or against a wall. On each corner where it clips into place there is a plastic cover so you cant jam your finger in by mistake.

                  On each tier you can fit a few tshirts, or a lot of socks if you arrange it nicely.

                  The colour is baby blue, but I think they now do a colour match version in pink, purple and green which would have gone better in my pink bathroom.

                  It is working well and I havent had any problems with rust as it is made of plastic. The only improvement for me would be some plastic ends on the feet so that it doesnt scratch my wood floor when heavily loaded with wet washing.

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                  28.02.2011 15:37
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                  A recommended clothes airer for every day use.

                  When moving home I knew I needed an indoor clothes airer. The tumble dryer costs a fortune to run so I needed something to dry the clothes pretty quickly, tidily and easily.

                  I found the one pictured for only £11.99 in Argos which is a decent price for something like this. There were none cheaper at the time so this was my choice.

                  Fresh lined dried washing is luxury, especially in the summer where it can all be done in a day, in the winter it can't be done. This model is easily put up just pulling the bar and the parts 'popping' into place, easily done one handed which is a plus with a toddler around.

                  It is also easily folded, just lifting the top bar up to release the pin type things that hold it up and then folding it flat for easier storage.

                  The bars are well spaced, another one I had they were far too close together and I found the washing became fousty smelling before it had time to dry however this is not a problem, the bars are widely spaced allowing the clothes room for air to get all round it drying it quickly and effectively whilst also being cheap as the washing dries with the heat of the room.

                  I found it to be pretty sturdy and not as flimsy as others. It also holds a fair amount. I've had jeans and towels and it hasn't proved to be a problem either.

                  All round I think this is a great buy, does the job and easy to keep clean. I haven't had mine for too long but it hasn't went rusty yet which a couple of others I had have done.

                  I would definately recommend it.

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                  Great airer at really good value, minor negatives

                  Living without your own outdoors area comes with its negatives as well as positives. One of the negatives is that there's no real way of hanging your clothes out to dry outside. I'd love to have a washing line stretching the length of my massive garden, or to have one of those huge clothes spinners that let the breeze and sun do all the drying for you.

                  Sadly, this is not the case, nor do we have the luxury of an airing cupboard, and so we rely on the quality of airers to make do. Of the many that we have tried over the years, this seems to be one of the more reliable, in many ways. Firstly, it's easy to open out. Quite often, with ones that have hooks you need to put over the bars, they can be fiddly and require lots of bending over and wishing you had 7 hands. This one locks into place as you open it, and is easy to then just stand up, ready to use.

                  Another issue I sometimes have with airers is how the bars are set out. There's nothing worse than trying to spread your clothes out only to find that the small distance between one shelf above another is barely enough to have your underwear on without them overlapping. The design of this one enables you to hang things and see them hang off to the side of the bar below, meaning that the clothes end up being quite well spaced out.

                  Naturally, it's not just a case of putting anything on there wherever you feel. It's worth noting that your biggest, longest clothes are not necessarily best placed at the top, as they'll hang down and restrict the airflow in and around the clothes you have on the lower rails. There are also some bars where they aqre directly above ones below, due to the design and how it needs to be. The outside bars are a prime example of this, and so I quite often put trousers on the middle one and then some smaller items on the top.

                  Our 7 year old son has (naturally) smaller clothes than us, and there is a bar that's quite close to the ground, which we tend to use for his underwear, as it barely hangs down at all. The only caveat I would say here is that wet clothes weigh quite a lot, and it's always worth having a look to see just how much this impacts on the airer. It's a good rule with any airer really, not just this one, and quite often you'll find that the weight makes the airer lower quite a bit. This one has steel bars coated in plastic so that you're not just hanging them on metal or catching yourself on the metal edges (of which there would be many!). What this means is that there is quite a lot of strength in the frame, and despite the flexibility of the airer, it holds pretty firmly and doesn't drop or sag too much. There's nothing worse than something being great in theory, and then falling down in practice. This works very well in this way.

                  We find that the three of us have quite a bit of washing - we like going out adventuring quite a bit, and make sure to rotate our clothes. School uniforms also have a knack of getting dirty very quickly! We do quite a few loads each week, and find that as long as you stretch the clothes out, this is great for drying things on. The only negative with its size is that if you do have quite a large thing, such as a T-Shirt (I'm quite big framed), then it doesn't always have enough width to stretch it out fully on, which means I have to put it on the best way possible and then move it at some point. A bit annoying, but this is rare.

                  I think this is a very good airer. We manage to do a lot of washing using it to dry things on, and anything that is too big, such as bedsheets, we tend to use banisters and I think a lot of people will have this in common. For everything else, then the airer has to be good enough, and this one is for the most part. It'll cost you around the £10 mark, which is very good value. Recommended.

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                    19.02.2011 20:23
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                    At only a tenner, it's good value

                    I hate using clothes airers in the house and especially if my wife leaves them up as much as she does. However, we don't have an airing cupboard or even a hot water tank so I must grudgingly admit that one of these things stuck in the bathroom is preferable to having clothes strewn over the radiator keeping the warmth from circulating. Even if we had a tumble dryer, they are really expensive to use so this is a good option, I suppose.

                    Of course the weather has been so inclement that we have had greater need of an airer this winter than any other. Our previous airer we still have but it had buckled and gone all grubby so my wife treated us to this distinctly uninteresting January purchase.

                    It's hard to get excited about as functional and ugly an item as this, but it does fulfil its purpose and is bigger and sturdier than the one we previously relied on. It has a steel frame which has been coated in white plastic. It also has a third tier which is one more than we had before.

                    There are just the two of us rattling around the house most of the time so it is plenty big enough to accommodate a washing machine full - except for sheets which we have traditionally slung over the landing banister where they dry quite well in the warm air from downstairs.

                    If you cram it with too many wet clothes without leaving room for air to circulate between the rails, it will take longer to dry your clothes.

                    When fully extended it's about 3 and a half feet high and only 2 feet wide (depth is about the same as the width) so the footprint is smaller than our older 2 tier one, yet it holds more washing at a claimed 10.1m of rail and a weight capability of 10kg. It certainly hasn't collapsed yet.

                    When not in use, the familiar concertina design ensures that this folds up neatly and it is stored down the side of a wardrobe in the spare room. It could also fit neatly under a single bed.

                    Finally, I note that these are currently on offer in Argos at £9.99, a reduction of £2 on the normal price.

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                      18.05.2010 11:13
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                      Great for price

                      I bought this extra airer when we moved house and I now finally had space for more than one airer to be used at once. With only one I struggled to keep up with the washing in the winter, as I would have to wait for one load to dry before I could do another one.

                      My previous airer was also a concetina design, but it was smaller and not big enough for a load of smaller items, such as underwear and socks and they all ended up a bit piled on top of each other. This one, on the other hand, has ample room to fit a full load of smaller items. You can also just about fit two loads of larger items, such as tops, towels etc. It stands high enough to be able to hang double sheets and duvet covers over it without them touching the floor.

                      The airer is easy to put up, with locking bars on either side which keep it up. It is a bit tricky to release the bars. You have to use both hands to release them both at once and carefully collapse it so your fingers don't get trapped.

                      The end bars of each section are a large diameter, but the others are very thin and could become easily bent or broken if the airer is not looked after. The silver coating is starting to look a bit scratched and I can imagine it might not look so good in a while.

                      I put the airer outside but it blew over, which bent one of the legs so that it was very unstable. I managed to bend it back again, but the metal legs are not very strong so I will be careful not to put it outside in any wind again. Due to the height and rather flimsy construction it will not stand up to any wind at all, even in a sheltered area.

                      Neverless I am happy with the airer for the price as it has ample storage room and looks attractive whilst it is still new.

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                      13.05.2010 16:23
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                      A great way to dry clothes.

                      I had to buy one of these a couple of years ago, as we moved into a new house and had nothing to hang our clothes on. We could put a rotary one in our garden, but I don't really like them, so I prefer these.

                      I got this one from Argos, and it was £16.99 but I just checked and they currently are on offer for £12.74, and that is a really good price.

                      The airer is a foldable 3 tier one. Mine actually looks slightly different to the one in the picture as it has legs that go underneath the bottom tier and they lock on the other side to keep it stable, and it's not as tall as it looks in the picture.

                      The airer is incredibly easy to put up, just stretch it upright, lock the bottom legs in place and that's it. It's just as easy to fold it back up after use too. I have never had any problems with mine and I have had it for at least 2 years probably more like 3, but I can't remember exactly when I got it.

                      The details on the Argos Website are:
                      * Heavy-duty epoxy coated frame.
                      * Utility design creates more hanging space.
                      * Non-slip feet design.
                      * Folds flat for storage.
                      * Size (H)144, (W)60, (D)53cm.
                      * Folded size (H)8.5, (W)60.5, (D)77.5cm.
                      * 14m total drying space.
                      * Holds 10kg.
                      * Maximum of 2 wash loads.

                      I can easily fit two loads of washing on mine, and it dries in about a day, depending on how full you load it. I always put mine next to a radiator in the winter or by an open window or outside in the summer. Obviously the clothes dry a bit quicker in the summer when they are outside. It does also have little plastic covers on the feet, which do protect it from slipping, but also protect the carpet a bit as it's not harsh metal digging in to it.

                      The metal bars inbewteen each tier are really sturdy on this, and I have put some heavy jumpers on mine at times.

                      I find this great for drying washing, as I haven't got a huge amount of space, so the fact that I can fold it after I have finished is really handy to store it in a cupboard.

                      This is a great product, especially for people with limited space. I would highly recommend it, especially at it's current low price, but even at full price, it's a good buy as mine has lasted years, and hopefully will last a few more.

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