I think the previous reviews may be misleading. This is an airer NOT a dryer. If you want something to pop your almost dry washing on this is probably fine but don't think it will dry your straight from the machine washing. I bought this product half price in the sale, which meant it was cheaper than buying a wall mounted wooden airer. My utility room has a radiator so the washing hangs on this airer and is effectively dried by the radiator. The slats do get warm but not enough to dry the washing very much. If I had paid full price for this item I would not be happy.
A note from the team
This airer works with a much gentler heat, which will protect the fibres of your clothes and at the same time be cost effective. Tumble driers do incur electricity costs that many customers wouldn't want to know - this option provides a drying solution, where clothes can be placed on the airer straight from your washing machine and free up those pounds to treat yourself or spend on even more Lakeland goodies! It will just take a little longer, especially on heavier items.