AS the weather turns colder it's a constant struggle to get clothes dry which means draping underwear, socks and sopping wet clothes all over the house.
Electricity is through the roof and even if you have a tumble dryer, more of use are either steering clear or using is sparingly to save money.
An electric airer is a good alternative – like a regular clothes horse, but with heat – and they cost pennies to run.But how good are they?
Writer Julie Cook got her hands on six from the high street and timed how long it took to dry the exact same clothes on each one.
Here, she reveals which one is worth spending money on…
Minky heated airer with cover – Argos
- Men’s jeans: 8 hours
- Shirt: 6 hours 45 minutes
- Socks: 3 hours
- T shirt: 5 hours 35 minutes
- Hand towel: 7 hours 20 minutes
- Leggings: 5 hours 15 minutes
- Football shirt: 3 hours 39 minutes
- Hoodie: 7 hours 20 minutes
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This is a really good lightweight but sturdy airer.
It comes with an easy-to-fit hood that drapes easily over the top.
Whenever I checked, air was staying put inside, causing an insulating effect on the washing.
Very easy to move around and yet quick to heat up. Everything was dry in eight hours.
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