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Sure, we love glamorous gifts and beautiful buys as much as the next shopping-obsessed person, but that doesn't mean we don't also value practicality.
And one such practical buy that has been on our minds quite a bit lately as we transition to autumn, is a heated airer.
With the option to dry our clothes outdoors dwindling fast, a heated airer is a brilliant option large and small homes alike, often available in a foldable design that makes it simple to store away when not in use.
The clever, space-saving gadget express dries up laundry in a matter of hours, thanks to thermostatically-controlled bars. Clever, huh?
So, want your washing dried in double-quick time without wasting hundreds on a tumble dryer?
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Easy Home Heated Clothes Airer | £89.99 from Aldi
Aldi's affordable foldable design makes it easy to store away when not in use. Plus, a two-way switch can be used to control a heated area which will dry your clothes in a matter of minutes.
The £89.99 design has been so popular it sold out within days, but a re-stock may be coming, so keep an eye on it.
3-Tier Heated Indoor Clothes Airer | £100 from John Lewis & Partners
The £100 design proved so popular it sold out earlier this year and has only just come back in stock.
The indoor airer heats up the aluminium alloy to 40-50°C, meaning your clothing with be nice and toasty in no time.
Each shelf can hold up to a maximum weight of 5kg, which one customer said can hold the whole wash load for a household of four.
Dry:Soon 3-Tier Heated Airer | £144.99 from Lakeland
It holds 15kg of laundry, and costs less than 6p an hour to run. Plus, when you don’t have laundry to dry you can fold your electric airer down to only 8cm deep for flat storage.
Dry:Soon Drying Pod | £69.99 from Lakeland
If you're looking for a small, affordable solution, the £69.99 drying pod may be for you.
We know this looks more like a boxing bag than a drying pod, but it actually gets clothes dry quickly, quietly and efficiently.
The gadget blows hot air through clothes on hangers to dry them gently, yet quickly, so you can concentrate on other things.
Heated Airer | £29.99 from Dunelm
As well as scatter cushions, bathroom essentials and gorgeous faux plants, Dunelm also sell this great value for money heated airer.
Made from lightweight metal, the airer is easy to set up and fold away, and is made with low consumption levels for energy efficiency.
3-Tier Heated Airer | £95 from Dunelm
This three-tier airer costs less than 4p an hour to run (impressive, right?) and is made from sturdy aluminium.
Holding up to 15kg of washing and with a free extra storage rack, sorting and organise your washing will be a doddle.
Portable Heated Clothes Airer with Wings | £49.99 (Was £69.99) from Robert Dyas
Made from aluminium, it is lightweight and easy to set up in your home. Plus, it costs less than 4p per hour to run with a 220 low wattage so you can use this for instant heat in the winter months.
Heated Airer with Wings | £40 from Dunelm
"I wish I had one of these for every member of my five family (three teenagers)! Except we share one and it works a complete charm. Brilliant, brilliant product," reads just one of the reviews, though it echoes the sentiment of the others.
Designed with fold out wings for extra drying space, this heated airer allows you to dry your clothes quickly and has a low energy consumption.