Product Type: Argos home furniture
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Airing in the sunshine - when we get some!
Argos 3 Tier Indoor Airer
Member Name: SusanLesley
Argos 3 Tier Indoor Airer
Advantages: It works well, it is easy to use
Disadvantages: None for me
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!
Summary: Couldn't do without it!
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