Drysoon Clothes Airer Review
If you’re seeking an alternative to a clothes dryer, an airer is likely your next best bet. Because some can be not only flimsy but downright sketchy, it’s important that you do your research. And luckily for you, our reviewer found the best clothes airer on the market right now – the Drysoon Clothes Airer. While it does have a couple of downsides, they’re balanced out by the fantastic performance and efficiency this thing offers.
- Price: £209.98
- Brand: Drysoon
- Pros: Energy efficient, easy to use, safe, gentle on all clothes, large capacity (15 kg), timer
- Cons: Spendy, not suited to small spaces
- Amazon Listing: Drysoon Deluxe 3-Tier Heated Airer
Now let’s see what our reviewer has to say, shall we?
Drysoon Clothes Airer: The Ruling
Overall, our reviewer found the Drysoon Clothes Airer to be a fantastic (if somewhat spendy) product. It’s sturdy, energy-efficient, and is able to hold a wide range of clothes. Perhaps most importantly, though, it’s safe. It will get hot enough to dry (not shrink or burn) your clothes and remains warm, not hot, to the touch.
Let’s see why she likes this so much, yeah?
Product Testing & Comparison
Our reviewer used a specific set of guidelines to rank each and every bit of this device to ensure the most accurate testing possible. She examined:
- Ease of Use
- Portability & Storage
- Dimensions, Power, Material, & Energy Efficiency
Now enough of what we want – let’s talk nitty-gritty details.
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Drysoon Clothes Airer: Ease of Use
Let’s start with the simple stuff. A clothes airer needs to be portable, efficient, and large enough to be used for a lot of clothes. That means that we need this clothes airer to meet quite a few of our reviewer’s standards – let’s see if it held up, shall we?
Portability & Storage
First up is portability and storage. While this may seem like a minor factor, it’s actually quite important. After all, you likely don’t want the clothes airer to be a permanent part of your living room decor. So it needs to go somewhere when it’s not in use and do so easily.
Luckily, our reviewer found that despite its size (detailed in the Dimensions, Power, & Energy Efficiency section) the Drysoon Clothes Airer is actually quite easy to store away. It simply folds up as shown above and can fit just about anywhere. Our reviewer easily fit it in the space below her stairs, as well as in the airing cabinet (you know, where it’s supposed to go).
And thanks to its surprisingly light weight (16.4 lbs./7.4 kg) it’s actually quite simple to pick up and move around. Our reviewer did note that the large size of this airer does make it a bit harder to manoeuvre, but assuming you’re not in a tiny flat, it shouldn’t pose too large an issue.
Executive Summary: The Drysoon Clothes Airer is lightweight and easily stored away for use. While its size does make it somewhat difficult to manoeuvre, it’s a small price to pay for a large capacity airer.
Next up is capacity. This is obviously important for one reason – the larger the airer’s capacity, the more quickly you’ll have dry clothes. And clearly, quantity does actually matter here – so what can the Drysoon Clothes Airer actually hold?
Our reviewer thoroughly packed the thing to see at what point its drying quality would start to reduce. You’ll get a better image with the above photo(s), but here’s what our reviewer noted. The airer has 3 tiers, each of which can hold roughly 5 kg of clothes (15 kg. combined, or):
- 3-4 large adult t-shirts
- 3 hoodies
- 8 pairs boxers
- 18 pairs womens’ underwear
- 12 baby grows.
Just to clarify – this is a one or the other situation, not an “all of the above.” In other words, each section can hold one of the above bullet points.
Executive Summary: Our reviewer found that the Drysoon Clothes Airer has a surprising capacity. With three tiers and a combined capacity of 15 kg, you’re able to dry a surprising amount of clothes in one go.
And finally in our Ease of Use section, we come to the actual use. How easy is it to use, how quickly does it work, and perhaps most importantly, is it safe? These are all vital questions, especially given the asking price of this particular airer.
Our reviewer found that the Drysoon Clothes Airer is quite easy to use. In her words, “You just put the desired amount of clothes on the airer and it will start drying your clothes in a matter of seconds.”
She found that even with something like a wet towel or heavy blankets/bedding, the airer begins working near-instantaneously. While you’ll obviously need to reduce the load for larger items (no sweatshirts with drying bedding or towels), you won’t need to worry about the sturdiness of this particular airer.
As for performance with varied clothes, our reviewer had no issue. She dried everything from delicate baby clothes, to wool jumpers and jeans. Each and every item she dried came out dry and without shrinking or burning.
Its drying speed will vary based on your home and environment. During a cold, wet English winter, the airer took 2-3 days to dry in a (cold) conservatory. But during the summer in the same room, clothes dried overnight. (She did note that this was with the cover on – and you’ll need to purchase that separately, though she highly recommends it.)
And one final note – our reviewer found that while it does heat up, it’s never so hot as to burn you – making it a great choice for those with kiddos or pets running around.
Executive Summary: Our reviewer found that the Drysoon Clothes Airer dries clothes efficiently and without damaging or shrinking them. Additionally, the device is incredibly simple to use, making it a great choice overall.
Drysoon Clothes Airer: Technical
And now onto the most interesting section possible – technical details. Okay, I’m kidding. Maybe it’s not the most interesting, but these are all really important factors to take into consideration. Things like the dimensions, power source, materials used, and energy efficiency will all play large roles in how well this serves you in the long run – now, into the nitty-gritty.
Dimensions, Power, Material, & Energy Efficiency
First up in our technical review is the numbers-based stuff. Things like the power source, build material, physical dimensions, and energy efficiency are coming your way – so stay tuned. We’ll power through this and get to the fun bit momentarily.
Here’s what to expect:
- Dimensions (L x D x H) and Weight: 28 in/72 cm x 26 in/66 cm x 52.5 in/134 cm, 16.4 lbs/7.4 kg
- Power Source: Corded electric
- Material: Aluminium, stainless steel, plastic
- Energy Efficiency: No energy class available, uses roughly 6p per hour.
As you can see, this isn’t exactly a small airer. If you’re in a small home or flat, this likely means that you should keep looking for a more compact airer, but those that need a large capacity and sturdy design will love this thing. The combination of aluminium, steel, and (surprisingly sturdy) plastic ensures that this thing will stand the test of time, as well.
And as for energy efficiency, we couldn’t get a concrete energy class for it. However, our reviewer measured its energy consumption to roughly 6p per hour – which is not bad at all. The corded electric power source does limit where you can place it, but no more than any other corded electronic.
Executive Summary: The Drysoon Clothes airer (while large) is relatively lightweight, quite energy efficient, and surprisingly sturdy. For the price, it is built with quality in mind, making it a great choice for those seeking a large-capacity, long-lasting clothes airer.
While the Drysoon Clothes Airer isn’t exactly feature-dense, it does have a couple of important things to note.
First up is the cord storage (pictured above). This may seem like a bit of an odd thing to mention, but it’s seriously handy and makes storage that much easier. Additionally, this particular clothes airer is designed with long-term use in mind.
This means that it never gets so hot as to pose a fire or burn risk, and it comes with a timer. The timer allows you to set a cycle and then pop off to the shops or continue other housework as needed. Our reviewer did note that keeping it running for over 48 hours does run the risk of damaging the airer, but you shouldn’t ever really need to have it going that long.
If you’re curious what that looks like, two of the above photos show the timer in use. The H setting allows you to set a long-term drying time (minimum 1 hour, max 12 hours), while the P setting allows you to set an auto-off time based on the timer.
All this goes to say that the Drysoon Clothes Airer is incredibly effective, and the features that it does have are all top-notch. While something like a cover would have been nice to be included, considering it only costs ~£45 and drastically improves overall performance, it’s worth the investment.
Executive Summary: Our reviewer found that the Drysoon Clothes Airer comes with a limited, but high-quality, suite of features. The various timer settings allow a bit of freedom to adjust as needed, and the plug storage makes putting it away drastically easier without the need to wrangle a cord.