FAQs – Find Out Everything About Towel Warmers to Choose the Best One Possible
What are the ways to use towel warmers?
Here are several ways to use your towel warmers:
- Hang towels over the bars to dry and warm them at the same time.
- Place delicates and bathing suits over the unit if you need to dry them quickly.
- Hold robes, light blankets, pillowcases, linen, and other similar items that you want to dry or warm up.
- Choose the warmer bucket, rack, or cabinet types so you can dry outerwear, gloves, or wet shoes faster.
- Warm up your gloves, masks, hats, earmuffs, and other winter clothing items on the unit before putting them on.
How long will it take for your towel to dry?
The time it takes to dry your towel depends on the type of warmer you have, how wet your towel is, and the fabric type. Microfibre towels and flat weave cotton towels typically dry faster than regular cotton towels.
You should also double check if your towel warmer is turned on and set to the correct temperature. Most types and models are equipped with a thermostat that regulates their temperature. If your unit doesn’t have one, you can try using a timer to remind you to turn it off manually at a certain time.
Is a towel warmer always on?
It depends on the model you own. Some have thermostats for regulating the temperature, while others have timers that turn the towel warmer off after a set period. Several models are designed to be constantly on without consuming high energy.
Is a towel warmer safe around kids?
Yes, most towel warmers are safe to install in all bathrooms, including those used by kids. The outside surface is hot to the touch but not to the point of scalding, so there’s no risk of burns. However, you should always exercise caution and keep an eye on children and pets when they are around any type of heated appliance.
Towel warmers are generally designed to operate within temperatures that are safe even for adults. This range is usually between 100° to 150° so that the appliance remains efficient at heating without being a hazard.
Hydronic towel warmers mimic the temperature of the water in the heating system. This means that the homeowner controls the maximum temperature. But you shouldn’t eliminate the risk of scalding if the water temperature becomes too high.
For an added layer of protection, installing a timer is recommended. This way, the towel warmer turns off automatically after a set amount of time, especially when not in use. Supervising children when the towel warmer is in use is always the best precaution. It may also help to install the unit out of reach, such as on a wall, high shelf, or countertop (in the case of bucket warmers).