But wait, isn’t a towel warmer 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?
They can start at just under $100 and go up to $1,000 (or more) so it depends on the style and size that works for you. We also have a DIY idea that shouldn’t cost you anything if you have all the items already.
What style works best?
We researched this, and believe it or not, didn’t find one outdoor warming freestanding towel rack that got good reviews. Warming towel racks don’t seem to work well outdoors, they’re prone to tip over with a gust of wind, or only heat the small portion of the towel hanging over them, leaving most of the towel, “not warm.” Worse, the heated racks can cause pain if someone bumps into them! But we did find some other options.