February 12, 2017

How much can you save using our drying racks instead of your tumble dryer or other drying methods?

Our two tier drying racks for use wiith Aga range cookers (choose second tier from options) will easily dry a single load (5-7kg) of washing overnight if it is folded and laid out neatly - you shouldn't even need to iron it in the morning! Towels and sheets will similarly dry overnight if popped onto our towel rail extensions (safely away from the air intakes and badge). If you are really organised and can get another load drying during the day you can dry two loads of washing every 24 hours without spending a penny extra on fuel for your cooker.

Thats fab, but the big question is how much money does this save you?

Running a cycle on a tumble dryer costs between 40 and 80 pence depending on the model of dryer and your electricity tariff. Taking the mid point of 60 pence means you could save £438 a year if you have a busy home / big family and are doing two loads a day. 

If you dry your washing on a radiator you could save similar amounts. Drying washing this way may feel like its not costing anything extra but in reality your boiler is working extra hard to keep those radiators hot as the moisture in the washing evaporates and takes heat from the radiator with it. 

The only way to dry washing for the same as it will cost you on your cooker is to hang it outside. Speaking personally though I prefer my washing warm and super dry - the only way to replicate that outside is on a hot summers day and even then the washing seems somehow crisper. Fabric dried in the constant warm air over range cookers just feels softer! 

How much you can save, and how quickly, will depend on your circumstances but the racks can often pay for themselves quickly and go on to save you a lot of money over many years. They have a lifetime frame warranty, we are confident our racks will effectively last forever, just like your cooker.

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Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates


Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with these fabulous cookers in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!