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Living in a flat I feel like I am constantly running up my electricity bill with my tumble drier being so often. I mentioned to my mum about wanting a not complicated and easy to store over the bath airer as I have no storage space in my flat and she treated me to this from a local discount store whilst she was here! The Airer: Made from sturdy white plastic this has a height of 669 mm and a width of 662 x 73 mm and can take 10kg of weight from damp/wet washing. So this is an A frame in style and simply pulls to open and push it to close. It has 8 thick rungs to each side and 4 light green and plastic, non slip feet that are attached to the bottom of each corner. This is so simple to use and well big enough for my needs. I did think that it may slip about on my bath but it really does grip and can take a fair amount of small items. I like the fact that it also wipes clean, stores easily as it goes rather flat when not in use and that it also came with a 3 year guarantee meaning Addis are happy with the quality of this. I can also use this for a couple of larger and heavier items but I do find this best for lightweight and smaller items. This looks decent quality, is sturdy and suits my needs very well indeed, I'm just glad it doesn't collapse all the time and does its job very well! My Mum paid £10.00 for this for me which in my opinion is a great bargain and it is readily available to purchase on line. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
When my youngest daughter was about a year old she used to have an issue with me drying clothing on a large airer in the front room and she would constantly pull over the clothes airer which obviously could quite easily cause an injury. Last year as we were nearing winter and my youngest daughter had reached a year old and was just as mischievous as her sister had been I began to wonder how I was going to dry clothes in the winter. I was having a mooch on the Amazon site as I had some credit in my account and I came across this airer, the airer costs me about £15 last year and it came with free delivery. I felt this was a decent price although would have been able to get similar elsewhere but when you have an Amazon balance it just has to be spent! The idea of the airer is that it sits over the top of your bathtub so that your clothing hangs down into your bath whilst it dries. The airer is made of thin metal poles covered in white plastic, the airer has little feet on the bottom which are angled so that they sit flat on the sides of the bath when it is in place. The airer has a 10 metre drying area apparently but to be honest I only hang about 4 adult garments on it to give them plenty of room to air as when I have fully filled the airer I have found it takes longer for the clothes to dry and occasionally have found that clothing has started to smell before fully drying. The airer folds up when not in use and it is very easy to fold as it just folds in half, it isn't too bulky when folded and sits happily behind my bedroom door without causing an obstruction. The airer is sturdy, we have used it for over about a year now and the rungs are all still straight and a lot of the time I use the airer for drying jeans which are obviously heavy. I would recommend this airer it makes the winter months easier to deal with and it isn't in the way being over the bath and best of all I know my children aren't going to get flattened by a mass of washing.
We moved in to a very energy efficient home two years ago and resolved to try our best to use high grade appliances and do what we could to keep our gas, electricity and water bills low. So far this has worked very well for us and one such way that we keep costs down is by not having a tumble dryer. As we live off the ground floor it is not very practical to have washing on our balcony as I always find myself worrying about it blowing away and potentially landing on a car in the car park or even going in to another property. It is because of this that we have two airers, an over the bath drying system and a heater within our airing cupboard to help dry clothes. We tend to stick to using the two airers and only use either the heater or the over the bath washing line when we absolutely need to (i.e something is needed desperately and we need to get it dry fast). One of the airers that we use is a large 3 tier fold out one and the other is this over the bath airer. When using them both together I am able to put them both in the bathroom, where we have an extraction fan, and keep them out of the way while the washing is drying. I was lucky enough to pick this airer up for just £8.00 in a sale when a local home ware store was closing down and this is better than the almost £15.00 price tag that I can see on most websites that stock this. The concept of this bath is a very simple one, just place it over your bath and hang your clothes on it. This fold out airer has angled feet that allow it to balance comfortably over my bath tub and this seems to have been well designed to sit over numerous bath tub shapes with my slightly wide bath not being a problem at all for this airer. Even when I have filled this airer with clothes it still feels secure and I'm yet to have a problem with it folding back up and dumping my clothes in to my bath tub. This has a 10 metre drying area and I usually put all our socks and underwear from a week or so on this airer and find that everything fits just about. On the occasion I have needed to hang larger items, tea towels, t-shirts, shorts etc, I have been able to do so with no problems at all with a t-shirt usually taking up almost a whole line on the airer, although that depends on how large your t-shirts are of course! The very bottom line is useless of course as it is against the bath but its not really a problem as I've learnt roughly what fits on this so I can just take my washing basket in to the bathroom and load my airers up. Once the clothes on the airer have dried it is simple to fold this airer in half and fit in either one of my large hall cupboards or simply tuck it down the side of my fridge freezer in my kitchen along with the larger airer that I use. This airer offers me a fantastic solution to finding space for drying and I could comfortably fit another one or maybe even two more over my bath tub if I wanted to and with it weighing just under 1.5kg it is very simple for me to fold up and pack away, even if I'm tired from a long day at work and then a long evening of housework. I would definitely recommend this airer and I am rating it 5/5. It is simple to put up, simple to load, the bars are strong and I've never had it fold up or fall over with clothes on it so that is a huge positive in my eyes. I was very happy with the price that I paid and would firmly recommend this, even nearer to the £15.00 mark that I have recently seen it advertised for (amazon.co.uk among others). If you are still cautious about buying this airer then do be informed that it comes complete with a 3 year manufacturers warranty which should give you piece of mind and reassurance.
As the winter gets a grip, the washing seems to pile up and since we try to keep our usage of the tumble dryer for towels and sheets mainly, it is necessary to keep some sort of airer in the house, when the weather makes it impossible to get clothes dried outside. Since we were married, we have had a good size airer which has been of ample size to dry our washing indoors, however since we now have a baby, who also uses reusable nappies, room to dry clothes (and nappies) has become quite an issue. On a recent visit to Dunelm mill, I saw this Addis over the bath airer, costing £8.99 and thought, since I didn't really have the space for another free standing airer, this would help dry my washing without taking up needed room. This over the bath airer has been designed to be suitable for any bath shape and comes with a 3 year guarantee from the manufacturer, which is always reassuring! According to the manufacturers this airer provides a 10 metre drying area. The other advantage, again for anyone with limited space, is that when it is not in use, it can be folded in half and therefore be stored away quite easily and tidily. This airer comes with pointed feet at the bottom which balance it steadily on the edges of your bath. My bath is actually a funny shape on the inside, and so I was concerned that it would do as it claimed and 'fit any bath' but I have to say that it does, and it feels pretty secure on it, although I'm sure if I gave it a good push, it would move, but it isn't unsteady when I put clothes onto it. I predominantly use this airer for drying my daughter's clothes or reusable nappies, and find that I can easily get the clothes etc onto the racks even though it is over the bath, and in fact I think more air gets around the clothes than on my main freestanding airer, as there is more air can get in under the clothes or nappies to help dry them. Obviously because it sits on the edges of the bath, it is harder to hang things on the bottom racks, therefore making them redundant, but there is still a good amount of room on this airer to get the extra washing that I now have dry, which is what I wanted it for. All in all, if you have limited room and need something that stores away easily but can be brought up to dry your clothes without taking up room, then this Addis over the bath airer is a good buy, especially at £8.99. Most days now I have something on it, and within a day or two the clothes are dry, and it hasn't got in my way once!