But wait, isn’t that a frivolous expense?
Not really, when you consider a few facts. Plus, a towel warmer would make a great gift, especially for the person who “has everything.”
Is a towel warmer worth it?
Did you know that people who use towel warmers regularly don’t need to launder them as often? It’s because towel warmers not only warm towels, but they also dry them and kill mold and mildew that can grow in moisture.
Do you leave towel warmers on all the time?
It’s your choice to keep them on or turn them off. Many heated towel rails are designed to be left on all the time with no safety issues to consider (of course, check with the manufacturer first). A typical heated towel rail will come on and off along with the main central heating system.
What do they cost?
Bucket or basket style, wall mount, freestanding or cabinets, you can get a towel warmer for just under $70 up to $400 or more. They come in a wide range of sizes and styles. You’ll find them in brick and mortar stores and online – there’s no shortage of towel warmers!
Generally, towel warmer buckets work well for 1-2 towels, racks hold 4-6, and cabinets will accommodate anywhere from 7-60 towels.
Here’s a couple ideas to get you started: