I bought one of these last summer, when it was often too wet to hang clothes out on the line. I wanted a way to dry underwear. I found it pretty useless really. The bars do warm up a bit, but only seem to dry the small surface area in contact with them, leaving the parts of the clothes hanging down remaining damp for quite a long time, needing a lot of rearrangement. Even when it's carefully loaded with clothes hung to enclose the heat, it's really only a little better than just hanging them up on an unheated airer. It also has a very small capacity and the feet are rather unstable.