Product Type: Minky in Homeware
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Quite a dinky "minky".
Minky Trio Concertina Plus Airer
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Minky Trio Concertina Plus Airer
Advantages: Holds lots of clothes, extra clips for hangers.
Disadvantages: Not as sturdy as i hoped for.
Due to the weather going colder i decided it was time to bring out my trusted clothes airer, anything to save my electric bill tumble drying!
Unfortunately as soon as i put it up and hung my clothes on it my daughter decided that woyuld be the ideal time to fall onto it, thankfully she was only slightly bruised, but my airer didn't come off as well, with one of the legs bending out and snapping at the joint!
After initially buying an airer from my local B&M store, and having to return it (as it was crap!), i found that in my local Asda they had started selling the airer i am now reviewing at a really bargain price of £15.00, instead of the usual retail price of £28.00, a fantatsic saving for a product that looked like it would actually work!
The airer itself is a new design (according to the packaging), with it also having flip out hanger holders.
As with many of these airers they are a concertina design, making them much smaller and easier to store when not in use (doesn't happen much in my house from about October onwards!), and also making it so much easier to assemble, simply pulling upwards to open up, then slide the two plastic clips on the sides to lock the airer in it's upright position, and the opposite to compact down again, this was incredibly easy to do and even i managed it!
The item states that the spaces between the airer arms are slightly wider spaced too, thus meaning that the clothes should dry a little quicker, as they are less likely to be hung over each other, i agree they are spaced a little wider but didn't really notice a quicker drying time.
Although this airer is pretty much the same size as my previous one, it states that it should hold the equivelant to one load of washing, though doesn't state what kg load it refers too, my washer is a slightly larger load holder, and i have yet to fit everything on, if i did it would probably take a week for everything to dry!
The hanger clips one the sides are quite useful to those who have a lot of shirts to dry, and would help with reducing the wrinkles before ironing, though it would need to be ofset on each corner with another garment to keep the airer steady, it does state that the airer should be carefully ladened up, keeping it as evenly distrubuted as possible, which is easier said than done if you are attempting to dry your big bath sheets, they weigh a ton when wet!
The only grip i have with this, and it is a minor one and is due to me expecting the airer to be sturdier than it is due to the good brand name, and that is the wobble effect.
Although this airer is much sturdier than the last piece of rubbish i had, i do find that if my children go anywhere near it i am warning them not to lean on it (they think it's ok to lean on it when walking past it!), and as the framework is hollow it isn't as sturdy as i would hope for.
All in all this is a better airer than i have ever used, but would have liked it to have a much sturdier feel to it, though from the point of view it was purchased for (drying the clothes), it works very well, and as long as it is loaded up properly should last me for quite some time!
For more information visit - www.minky.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
Summary: A decent clothes airer.
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