Important Considerations When Selecting The Best Electric Towel Warmer For Your Bathroom
When it comes to investing in an electric towel warmer, you will find in our handy table above that many models may look somewhat similar from the onset.
However, upon closer inspection you will quickly realize it is the features of the towel warmer that will set it apart.
Popular features found on towel warmers include the following:
- Automatic On/Off Switch
Dimensions – Whether you live in a shoebox sized apartment in New York City or a McMansion in the burbs, dimensions always play a key role when selecting a towel warmer. The size of the unit is critical if you plan on mounting it within your bathroom. So therefore, be sure to take measurements of your wall before making your purchase decision in order to prevent the hassles and headaches of returns. Should you go with a towel warmer like the Conair or Heatwave, the biggest concern here will likely be the footprint of the unit – so measure accordingly.
Portability – While traditionally towel warmers are going to be used within your bathroom, portability can be a welcome convenience for some. Even in cool summer evenings, having a portable towel warmer next to your jacuzzi would definitely be nice! Also renters will enjoy taking their towel warmer with them when their lease is up.
Automatic On/Off – Amazingly, many of the towel warmers on the market don’t feature an energy efficient on/off switch. Therefore, should you invest in a towel warmer without onboard automatic controls, then you will want to purchase a timer as well. This will ensure that you don’t have a enormous electric bill at the end of the month.
Weight – Of all the features, weight has to be among the most important features of towel warmers. The reason being is that if you decide to go with a portable option, this can be tough if the unit weighs a hefty 10 pounds (not including towels) and you want to go from point A to point B. When it comes to mounted towel warmers, if you are installing yourself, you will want to get a until that has a manageable weight. For any mounted towel warmer, you will want to be sure that you install it into studs as opposed to just drywall or sheet rock in order to ensure that it doesn’t fall post-installation.
Price – When it comes to towel warmers, its largely a ‘you get what you pay for’ scenario. Our research found that higher priced options generally received a better Peer Review Rating (as indicated in our table above). Therefore, if you want a towel warmer to last several years, expect to pay a higher price point.