"My Christmas gift to me!"
04 January 2010
After reading the reviews (of the larger model) and humming and hawing, the discovery of more damp patches in my flat decided me - I would treat myself to the heated tower airer. I don't have central heating, and am out at work all day so no heat on at all, and it can take nearly a week for some things, rugs etc, to dry. I ordered the two tier airer as there's only me (and four cats) and it has done its job excellently in the two weeks we've lived together. I had read others' advice on laying the clothes flat, and keeping the heat in with a sheet over the top if necessary, but really everything has dried overnight (at my estimate costing under 20p at 2p an hour!). Today I washed two cat-besmirched - don't ask for details - rugs and they are now dry after 6 hours laid flat across the airer. As they were too long for the airer I punched them through between the rails here and there, then punched them through in different places after a while. It's no effort. I do leave it switched on at the little button as it's fiddly to push on and off; this type of rubber-covered button always is, especially for anyone with fingernails. I simply turn it on and off at the wall. Thanks, you've come up trumps! PS one of my cats has spent hours trying to find a way of settling onto the airer for a rest; if the writer above could ask her cat for hints mine would be very appreciative.