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13 Things You Can Use Your Blake & Bull Rack For!

A joy to hear from Sarah, who unwrapped her Full Monty purchaseand put it straight to work. 

review for blake and bull drying rack set suitable for use on an Aga range cooker drying linens laundry and cloth nappies on an aga range cookerLove the cheerful dog blanket! Sarah ordered a Full Monty and a half size rackfor her module, to span her 4 oven for optimal drying and efficiency. 

'Squally' accurately describes the weather here in Wiltshireover the last week, I wonder how many of you have succumbed to an early switch on!?

"Thank you, my Full Monty, Complete Drying Setarrived half an hour ago and already has been put to good use. Washed tea towel, dog bed and Dyson vacuum filters all drying nicely 😊👌🏼" Sarah, August 2019

I have updated our list of tasks that you can use your drying rack set for, there are now 13! We love your input on this! 

Here are our 'Drying Rack Top Tips' -

  1. When drying washing on your rack, fold it first, saves on ironing (if you do it)
  2. If you are off on a winter walk, lay your scarves, welly socks, gloves and hats out on the rack to warm through before you leave!
  3. Kiddy craft? Use our rack to dry paintings, papier mâché, découpage and much more!
  4. Dry citrus peel slowly on it, rested on greaseproof paper, to make a natural kindling, pine cones work too! 
  5. Dry out kindling sticks, ready for a warming winter fire.
  6. Lay your washing-up on it, to air dry. Or bits from the dishwasher that haven't steam dried, lay a t-towel down first. 
  7. The flat surface is great for drying bulkier items slowly, like pillows, duvets folded, cat & dog beds - we have even seen a horse blanket being done this way!
  8. Slow dry your glut of summer herbs for the winter months on parchment. 
  9. Dry seeds from the garden and store for the next season - free flowers! On the top layer, not too hot.
  10. Try Propagating seeds in trays on your rack or pot shelf, if they require a heated propagator you could save money and energy this way! 
  11. Dry your delicate woollens - after hand washing let them drip dry flat on our rack, over the bath (or kitchen sink if using a Half Size Drying Rack), then easily transfer the rack to the top of your range for the last drying stage.
  12. Slowly dry onion and garlic bulbs from the garden veg patch
  13. It is the perfect place to slow dry (as per instructions) expensive vacuum filter parts
Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.