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Reddit reviews: The best towel warmers

We found 20 Reddit comments discussing the best towel warmers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 16 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Towel Warmers:

u/2worldtraveler · 6 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I don't think I am familiar with the hospital ones, but maybe? I completely agree with this poster. We bought our house in April, and had heated towel racks (and a few other things) installed them. We enjoyed them even forging the summer. But now that the temperatures are dropping? I'm about to stand on street corners and preach about them. Seriously adds luxury to every single day.

While you can get cheap ones for under a hundred, I'd recommend something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/HEATGENE-Warmer-Radiant-Curved-Heater/dp/B07JMVXG4Q
That's in my husband's bathroom and works wonderfully.

u/ArizonaLad · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

All the posters have given great advice. Lets talk about the build itself.

Permits must be pulled for this job. It is to protect you, and those that come after you.

Any damaged wood to be replaced. Plumbing to be run will be inspected and approved before close-up. Same for the electrical.

I know you are getting a shower surround kit, and that is fine. Some kits can be screwed directly to the studs. This does not provide for a containment area should the shower leak. So I suggest that you use cement board or it's equivalent in the shower stall. NO sheetrock to be allowed in that area. It is my recommendation that you Redgard the cement board before the shower goes in, as a back-up in case it leaks. Doesn't cost much, but could limit damage in the future. This is above code, but you'd have to decide if you want or need this protection. Most builders would not do this, because time is money.

All other areas get green or purple mold-resistant drywall. If the shower gets a light, it must be rated for wet environments. The exhaust fan must use the manufacturer's recommended ducting, and be vented to the exterior of the home, and not the attic. May need to be insulated.

They should use no-rust fasteners for the sheetrock. And the tape for the seams should also be mold-resistant. Ask for a smooth finish on all the walls, for easy wipe down. I also recommend a dedicated bathroom paint, that has a moldicide built into it.

Trim along the floor should be PVC, not wood. In fact, all the trim in the bathroom should be mold resistant, but that may not be practical.

For the future, you may want to spec that support blocking be installed in the shower framework so that handholds, and a fold down seat, can be installed down the road. You may also want an outlet installed next to the toilet, so that a bidet can be installed on the toilet.

Additionally, you may want an outlet next to the towel rack, so that you can install one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Amba-RWH-CB-Radiant-Hardwired-Brushed/dp/B00B4UC3EQ

You will make her very happy if you do.

Put the bathroom lights on a dimmer, for those late night visits to the 'loo. You may also want the exhaust fan on a timer or humidity sensor, so that your new bathroom can dry out after a shower.

u/LoomaHome · 2 pointsr/ApartmentDesign

Well, there are some options.

  1. You could invest in a good heated clothes drying rack (example, but there are more). They'd be less expensive than an electric dryer, almost certainly, though it'd still take a while to dry clothes. You could at least dry most of your "hanging out"/"casual" clothes on it, then save money by drying fewer clothes at the laundromat.

  2. You could get a tiny washing machine that's manual (hand-cranked), and do much of your laundry there. Here's an example, but research "off-grid clothes washing" and you'll probably get a lot of recommendations.

  3. Electric dryers use a TON of electricity, just FYI, but if you decide to go that route, just know that buying used is probably your cheapest bet. Especially if you live near a college town, watch for used dryer to be sold near the end of the semester. Chances are high that some senior is graduating and moving across the country, and doesn't want to take their dryer with them and needs to move out quickly, so you can probably find a bargain. (Like, under $150.)
u/Ximplicity · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I was on a bathroom remodeling show and was given this one as one of the items. They also did some cool things with led lights behind the walls. I wouldn't know if it is worth the price it's listed for, but since I paid nothing for it, I kinda like it. Currently it's just gathering dust. I haven't found much of a use for it other than one or two times. Perhaps once winter rolls around it'll be more useful.

u/RichardBLine · 4 pointsr/HomeKit

Sure. Just replace the switch with a Homekit enabled switch. The one in your post looks similar to this one in my neighbor's house: https://www.amazon.com/SHARNDY-Warmers-Heated-ETW13-2A-Bathroom/dp/B00S4FJ6YY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1551004089&sr=8-4&keywords=heated+towel+rail . In her house, this is just plugged into an outlet, located in the wall, that's turned on/off by a regular switch. I replaced the original switch with a Lutron Caseta switch and now the towel warmer comes on via schedule for her.

I have this floor standing model: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016L5H0U/ref=twister_B00F3X79IU?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1, and it's plugged into a VOCOlinc Smartbar:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NJRS8TX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mine also turns on and off via a schedule. In addition, I also placed an Aqara water sensor in my shower, so when it gets wet, the water sensor turns on tower warmer if it's not already on and it turns off after 2 hours.




u/shiplesp · 2 pointsr/knitting

I soak, carefully squeeze, and roll in a towel to remove as much moisture as possible. I only pin lacework. I dry my sweaters, etc. on a mesh sweater drying rack, carefully straightening seams, edges, and adjusting for size. I find that wool and its blends dries pretty quickly. For cotton and its blends, or for wool if it is very humid out, when it is mostly dry and unlike to stretch out from a brief hang, I give it a few hours folded over my towel warmer that I actually bought to gently dry my socks.

u/Roserie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I guess you could use something like this and cover her with a warm towel while changing her.

u/thkuntze · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

There's more variation among towel warmer racks as far as style goes. I don't know how close putting damp towels on one would be to a steamer though.

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u/frazikat · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

Yep - turns out Brookstone is more expensive than I assumed, here's a cheaper comparable one.

u/gaedikus · 6 pointsr/HomeImprovement

first things first: i'm the realest

towel heater wall mounted, free standing, wall mounted obviously being a bit more permanent (but people like that ish)

like the guy below just said, get rid of ugly wire shelving. you can do this with IKEA, Lowe's, Home Depot, Easy Track, Wayfair, Modular Closet, or look for local woodworkers

u/meatbeagle · 3 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

Fold 'em up the night before and toss them in HERE. Put it on ONE OF THESE. Done.