A radiator clothes airer is ideal if you’re short of space, creating extra drying room for garments while keeping them out of the way at the sides of the room.
Rather than hanging clothes directly on the radiator where they may get dirty or damaged by the heat, an airer holds them safely at a distance. You’ll still get the benefit of the radiator’s warmth, and your clothes will dry more quickly.
Most radiator clothes dryers are designed to fit the single or double panel radiators found in the majority of homes. Here are our top 7 best radiator clothes airers to save space while drying clothes, and subtly fit in with your existing decor.
Our 7 Best Radiator Clothes Airers
7. Premier Housewares Twin Rail Radiator Airer
With two durable chrome rails for hanging laundry, the Premier Housewares Twin Rail Radiator Airer creates plenty of extra room for clothes without taking up too much space.
The design is simple but elegant, with a smart chrome finish that is hard wearing and easy to clean. Rounded ends allow the rail to hook securely on to the radiator without damaging paintwork. At 61cm wide, this radiator airer will fit most home radiators – why not get one for each room?
6. Premier Housewares 4 Bar Radiator Clothes Airer
Add a little extra drying space with the Premier Housewares 4 Bar Radiator Clothes Airer which is constructed from powder coated metal. A 61cm width with 4 rails means a generous amount of space for clothes. The airer hooks easily over the top of your radiator and rests securely against the panel.
Plastic caps at the ends of the hooks protect the radiator from scratches, and grip it to prevent slipping.
This type of airer is ideal for smaller items including underwear, t-shirts, small towels etc., and is not very obtrusive, so you can hang it from the radiator permanently.
5. Leifheit Hanging Laundry Dryer Quartett
The Leifheit Hanging Laundry Dryer Quartett is a versatile clothes airer that’s designed to hook over a radiator or over the top of a door, creating drying space in the most convenient places.
It can even be used outside, hung from a balcony or windowsill. Adjustable hooks mean the dryer can hang from any vertical panel up to 11cm deep. At 57cm long, the 4 bars give over two metres of space for your clothes. The large diameter of the bars means they won’t mark your clothes as opposed to thinner wires.
4. JVL Utility Airer
The JVL Utility Airer folds out to provide up to 7 metres of space for drying laundry, then folds flat for convenient storage. Because it extends outwards, it offers a great deal more room than the average radiator clothes dryer.
A panel at the end can be used in a horizontal or vertical position, adding flexibility. Designed to hook over a radiator panel, a door or balconies, the powder coated wire is strong and light, easy to clean, and won’t mark clothes or damage paintwork.
3. Leifheit Quartet 42 Extendable
A width adjustable clothes airer, the Leifheit Quartet 42 Extendable takes full advantage of any available space.
Cleverly designed with telescopic rails, the 4 rail dryer extends from its minimum length of 55cm to a generous 105cm maximum, giving over 4 metres of drying room in total.
Hooks fit over radiators and other fixtures up to a depth of 11cm, giving you flexibility to place it wherever you need. The wide aluminium rails hold clothes securely without creasing them, and are robust enough to handle towels, jumpers, and other heavier items of clothing.
2. Gimi Airy Radiator Clothes Dryer
Both stylish and practical, the Italian made Gimi Airy Radiator Clothes Dryer will suit any home decor with its white and light blue appearence. The adjustable arms in resin give firm support, will fit most radiators, and fold flat for storage when the dryer is not in use.
A total of 6 rails extending horizontally from the radiator gives you 3 metres of drying space, and its steel construction makes it strong enough for almost all laundry. The Gimi Airy Radiator Clothes Dryer is a sturdy radiator clothes airer that should stand up to years and years of use.
1. Brabantia Radiator Airer
This radiator airer by home design specialists Brabantia is a practical addition to any household in need of more space. Adjustable arms give a snug fit over wide and narrow fixtures, so you can hang the dryer from radiators, over doors, the side of the bath, balconies, and many other locations.
There’s even a smart lock, so if you always use the airer in the same location, you can keep the width setting for next time, rather than adjusting it with every use.
The arms fold down for convenient flat storage horizontally or vertically, and the frame is capped so it won’t mark paintwork.
There are 6 rails, plus the frame, to give an unrivalled amount of drying space. The metallic grey finish is hard wearing and fitting for any type of household, making the Brabantia Radiator Airer our best radiator clothes airer.