Blogger Laura from the Breastest News is a full-time working mum from Scotland and with only a few hours a week left for household chores and unpredictable Scottish weather she was the ideal candidate to test out what we think is the best drying rack, the Brabantia Clothes Drying Rack XXL with a drying line of 20 meters! Let’s hear from Laura:
“Having a family always seems to increase your household washing load. Extra clothes from the kids to your clothes some how being even dirtier thanks to the kids, it never stops! I know in my house there’s always something extra to be washed from teddies, blankets and bedding to housecoats, jackets, jeans and an endless supply of socks! You can imagine my delight then when Brabantia got in touch to offer me the chance of reviewing their Drying Rack which they state is suitable for a complete family wash.
Living in Scotland the weather is always unpredictable so a good clothes drying rack is an essential household item I think, not just for families but for couples and single people as well. It also means you can wash clothes late at night and still get them hung out and dried for the next day.
When I received the Clothes Drying Rack in the post it had minimal packaging but not a wire was out of place or a scratch in sight. It looked promising already. I quickly cut away the packaging and set it up to bask in it’s full glory. This Drying Rack meant business and I honestly couldn’t wait to put a load of washing on to try it out (sad but true).
The Drying Rack is a triangle shape with wings (best way I could describe it)! It’s very sturdy and solid and had been made from corrosion resistant materials. The “wings” are held up by metal clips which help lock them into place and keep your washing secure for drying and if you ever have to move from one room to another. It has robust protective caps on the feet as well so there’s less chance of damaging your floor when using. I’d say it’s quite a big Clothes Drying Rack measuring at 104cm in height, 61.5cm wide and 5cm deep. It took up at least half of our small spare room but the good thing about this Drying Rack is the “wings” are adjustable so you can have them at all angles to squeeze into any space.
So was it any good? Well yes! It’s sturdy so didn’t fall over when I loaded one side of the Drying Rack to the other. Most clothes airers I’ve used normally need some balancing act but this one stood strong and proud. It did indeed take a full load of washing so no complaints there. It’s big but easy to maneuver and although it costs £63.00 it has a massive 5 year guarantee from Brabantia so you can be assured it’s been built to last a while. You’ll definitely get your monies worth anyway.
Overall a great piece of household equipment which is essential for any family and the great thing is you can purchase direct from Brabantia themselves. The only issue I may have is although it’s easy to maneuver it can be heavy when loaded with washing so you have to be careful not to bash yourself or your walls with it.
Mummies rating – 8.5/10″
A huge thanks to Laura for the review and we are delighted that she loves it! If you are interested in buying any Brabantia products online we have the full assortment here. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and we can answer any questions on Twitter too @Brabantialife.