Tumble driers use up a lot of electricity. An easier way to dry clothes is to simply leave them to dry on a clothes airer or drying rack. Here are our suggestions for the best clothes airers and drying racks to help you save money and the environment.
This clothes airer offers 15m of space to hang your clothes on 26 strong steel tubes. The corners are specially rounded to hang clothes hangers so you get even extra room and when you open the airer the rungs lock into place, making it even sturdier.
Simple, effective and no fuss. This expandable clothes airer can be placed next to a radiator and holds roughly a small wash. Just fold it on itself and store when not in use. Good for a single person.
This clothes airer is great if you lack space but need to get a whole wash dry. It dries vertically and horizontally to give you maximum drying area and folds up to stash away easily. Rated 5-stars by many happy customers.
This is like those umbrella washing lines in your garden, except it is indoors and you can pop it up in seconds and place it anywhere. Just peg your clothes on it and stand the airer in a doorway, on a balcony or the bathroom. Then pull it down and store when not in use.
A folding heated 3-tier clothes airer here that costs an impressive 3p an hour to run and holds a whopping 15kg of washing in one go. It folds down when not in use and you get a handy shoe rack and an additional rack.
This dryer has multiple positions for hanging clothes, wheels so you can move it easily, shelves that fold out giving you more drying space, arms that flip out for hangers, and folds up for easy storage when not in use.
This is a novel way of drying clothes that doesn’t just rely on the surrounding air. The bars are heated which gently dry your clothes in hours rather than overnight. There are extras you can buy which speed up the drying process, such as a cover. It comes with a remote and timer and costs 6p an hour to run. Customers have made this one of Lakeland’s best-selling products.
This is perfect for drying flat, so think shirts, trousers or jumpers. You get a huge 15m of drying space and the whole structure folds flat for storing.