Towel Warmers, Towel Warmer Rails, Heated Towel Bars, Heated Towel Drying Racks and Towel Warmer Radiators by WarmRails, Jeeves, Wesaunard and Mr. Steam Towel Warmers, formerly WarmaTowel from Sussman Lifestyle
Here is a vision, you are soaking in the tub after a long Saturday working outside in your backyard garden. The leaves are raked, the tools are put away and you are needing a little warm up. Of course you think a nice hot bath to relax and get rid of the chills. And there is nothing better than reaching to a heated towel warmer to grab a warm towel, and having it right at your finger tips. Now you really have everything you need for the evening soak.
Are your bathtowels colder than the bathroom tile floor? Heat them up with a towel warmer mounted near the bath. Originating overseas, the wildly popular and wonderful idea of a cozy warm and dry towel , ready on the towel rail or rack, that you can wrap yourself is an appealing notion to more and more homeowners here in America. Today's bathroom towel warmer manufacturers' offer an amazing variety of bathroom accessories than ever before to match your bathroom decor or sense of style. You can buy either an electric towel warmer rail or a water-warmed "hydronic" heated towel bar. Available for purchase in a wonderful variety of durable finishes including Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brass, Polished Chrome, Nickel, Satin Nickel or powder coated color, electric or hydronic towel warmers are an investment that will last for years. Warmrails, Myson, Wesaunard, Jeeves, and Warmly Yours are brand names associated with the towel warmer category. Budget to Luxurious Towel Warmers
Heated Towel Warmers FAQ
We continue to add to our product selection this year. We feature many towel warmer, electric towel racks, and drying rail types to choose from including wall mounted, floor mounted, built-in (built-in or builtin), freestanding portable, electric, hydronic, and unique novelty handtowel warmers. For those fast typers out there that are searching for towle warmers, twoel warmers, twel warmers, or towell warmers, we understand what you are looking for and offer a wide selection. I just typed in towel warmes myself. Another mispelling that came in this month is for a bruxhed nickel towel warmer. So easy to hit the x key nearby the s key.
It is important to understand that towel warmers, whether free standing or mounted, are not intended to make your bathtowels and/or garments HOT, they are intended only to warm and dry them.
Generally, plug-in electric towel warmer racks are simple to install and are recommended for older homes. It's also relatively easy to install a hard-wired electric towel warmer with the proper tools (we recommend a certified electrician for installation, check your local building codes for compliance issues).
Most of our best priced heated towel bars are the simple plugin electric models from Warmrails. If you own a home or are building a new home that is warmed by water, or you own a built-in Jacuzzi, hot tub or spa and are planning a remodel, hydronic towel warmer racks and rails are highly beneficial. Both electric and hydronic towel warmers offer their own individual advantages. Most of the hydronic heated towel warmer bars are manufactured by Wesaunard and Mr. Steam.
Electric Towel Warmer Advantages: these heated towel drying racks are now available as hard-wired bathtowel bars that are built into the bathroom's electrical system. Use them with timers to pre-heat your towels according to your own personal bathing or shower schedule. Electric self-contained rail warmers are oil filled with a filament to warm the oil. Because they operate with low wattage heating elements they are a safe and economical way of bringing warmth to any room. Plug-in bathroom heated towel bars are available in free standing, wall mounted, corner and floor models, or as a shelf unit. Smaller versions are extra handy for using in your kitchen to dry and warm wash cloths and hand towels. Today's plug-in towel warmers are more versatile than ever.
Hydronic Water Warmed Towel Warmer Advantages: since they are connected to the home hot water heating system, they can be set to be warm at anytime the home is heated. Most are wall or floor mounted so they can be hooked up to your home plumbing. We offer many different mouting options. Hydronic towel warmers use hot water from either your domestic hot water heater or a circulating pump in order to warm the bathtowel rails. Using a special pump and a separate heating tube system, hydronic towel heaters can be used even during the warmer summer seasons. There is a great variety of energy efficient qualityhydronic towel warmers from Sussman WarmaTowel and Wesaunard to choose from that will fit most any budget.
Looking for discount and affordable, yet perfectly classy Towel Warmers to fit your budget or as a gift? Try the WarmRails Heated Towel Warmers. These simple plugin and hard-wired heated towel racks can fit even the tightest budget. Now available is the popular Jeeves Towel Warmers for those with a bit more money to spend. You can step up the ladder and select your choice of a hydronic or electric high-end WarmaTowel Heated Towel Warmers from the Sussman Lifestyle Group. If you really like to self indulge, treat yourself to the Wesaunard Hand Made Heated Towel Warmers from England that are truly modern works of art. Everything from a classically styled Heated Towel Radiator, to circular cupping heated towel racks, high-quality custom made high-end Wesaunard bathtowel warming bars are worth the wait.
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Heated towel warmers are also ideal accessories for massage therapy salons and spas. Nothing is more satisfying for a massage therapy client than to be covered by a comfortable warm towel while receiving a relaxing massage. Heated towel warmer bars are quite popular in high-end hotels, casinos, and resorts worldwide. Isn't it time to step from your shower, sauna, hot tub, spa or bath and be embraced in a warm dry towel from your very own deluxe towel warmer?
The history of the towel warmer is quite unique. Originally, the cast iron water heated towel warmer, referred to as a bath radiator, dates back to the 1920s. However, they quickly phased out during the Depression. When the mid 90s approached, overseas homeowners began adding bathtowel warmers to their bathroom remodeling projects because of the warm and luxurious feelings of pleasure of a dry toasty towel that both electric and hydronic heated towel rails bring about.
With the reintroduction of the heated bathtowel warmer came a versatile selection of styles and finishes. No longer limited to the bathroom, towel warmers are now being installed in bedrooms, kitchens, mudrooms and basements for added heat and to reduce moisture, humidity and mildew. Additionally, they can be used as a heated towel drying rack or to dry wet ski clothing. Especially during chilly winter months, electric or hydronic, towel warmers are great for warming blankets and drying wet winter clothing safely.
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Heated Towel Racks FAQ
What are heated towel bars made of?
Towel warmers are made of high quality steel or solid brass, depending on brand or model and come in a number of finishes including chrome, polished brass or satin nickel.
Do the measurements of the towel racks take into account the mounting brackets?
Measurements are maximum dimensions, including the wall mounting brackets.
Can I install towel warmers in a shower enclosure or above a bath?
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Towel warmers are designed to be splash proof. They are not designed for immersion in water, being drenched in water or in fact anything more than the occasional splash. If there is a chance that the towel warmer could encounter more water than the occasional splash it should not be mounted in that location. A showerhead in the bath will definitely cause a lot of splashing.
Your hardwire towel warmer should be hard-wired into a circuit that is protected by a GFI (circuit breaker). This is important, however most power sockets in modern bathrooms should already be GFI protected as a standard. If you are still unsure you should refer to your local city building code for guidelines.
How long is the power cord on a towel warmer?
The cord set on the free standing WarmRails Towel Warmers "soft-wired" models are 86 inches long (just over 7 feet).
Can I shorten the power cord?
Yes, but please have a registered electrician complete this modification.
Can I install my wall mounted towel warmer with the power entry at the top?
Most electric towel warmers have been designed to operate with the power entry at the bottom of the unit. Some towel racks can be installed or used with the power entry on either the left or right side, but must not be used "up-side down".
Do heated towel racks have thermostats & cut off switches?
Because of their safe design, bathtowel warmers can operate 24 hours a day at the factory set temperature, using less electricity than a regular light bulb! You can operate a towel warmer using a timer if you wish, but most people find the comfort and toasty convenience of towel warmers so appealing that they run them continually.
Most Towel Warmer Manufacturers do not provide temperature controls, since heated towel racks are designed to operate to the optimum performance level. If you turned the temperature down you would be dissatisfied with the heating and drying properties.
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Does the on/off switch automatically turn the towel warmer on or off?
No, since your towel warmer is so safe and energy efficient, we suggest you leave it running continuously so you always have warm, dry and fresh towels. However, if you go away or have a towel warmer in a guest bathroom that doesn't get used regularly you will probably want to turn the towel warmer off - the switch is a manual one, and you will need to remember to turn your towel warmer on again next time you want to use it.
How are electric towel warmers heated?
Warmrails Towel warmers and some other brand electric models use a dry element technology called "Filatherm", which is similar to the elements used in radiant under-floor heating. This gives years of maintenance free and energy efficient heating and drying. Most electric towel warmers reach operating temperature within 15 minutes.
Hydronic warmers require a plumber to install them and can only be used in conjunction with a central heating system. Operation is limited to the times that the central heating is running.
Most other heated towel racks are electrical, but have oils or liquids. These can leak, especially if not maintained regularly to ensure the seals do not perish. Again, good quality oil filled towel warmers are expensive to purchase, and you should be prepared to have to wait for up to an hour before the towel warmer reaches operating temperature.
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How long does a towel take to dry?
Like anything, it will depend on the circumstances; such as how wet is the towel, where the towel warmer is situated and so on. If you use a bath towel in the evening it will be dry and warm when you use it in the morning. For fastest drying time, have less layers of towels so the moisture can pass through quickly. For maximum warmth, use multiple layers of towels to trap the heat.
How much does it cost to run a towel warmer?
Just a few cents a day - amazingly most luxury towel warmers use on average less power than a standard light bulb! Unlike oil-filled heated towel racks, towel warmers use a high efficiency element to heat the bars. As well as reducing the running costs it also means your towel warmer can never leak when seals get old and perish. (Every towel warmer draws less than one amp).
Are towel warmers safe?
WarmRails heated towel racks have been used overseas for over twenty years. They are proven to be very reliable and safe. All towel warmers are UL and CUL listed to ensure that they meet strict safety guidelines for temperatures and operation.
Are towel warmers safe around young children?
When WarmRails products were in the design stage they consulted Underwriters' Laboratories for guidance on operating temperature. Their suggestion was that Warmrails follow their "4 second test". This means that the towel warmer can be hot to the touch, however it should not scold or cause permanent damage if it comes into contact with the skin for up to 4 seconds.
WarmRails has designed their towel warmers to operate at the maximum safe temperature, within the "4 second" guideline so that they give the best possible towel drying and warming performance without being a potential hazard.
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Can I use my towel warmer outside by the Jacuzzi?
Towel warmers are designed and UL / CUL listed for INDOOR USE ONLY. When using any electrical product outdoors it is important to use a protected electrical supply and make sure the appliance is operated safely and responsibly and does not come in contact with water.
Why would you want to use a towel warmer in summer?
Most bathrooms are poorly ventilated and even in summer months, many people find that their towels dry so slowly that they become very unhygienic and smelly. The traditional solution has been to change towels on a daily basis, creating unnecessary laundry loads, using additional energy and water and limiting the life span of towels. However, towel warmers are an energy saving way to keep your towels clean, dry and fresh, reducing the need for constant laundering.
So you live in Arizona and it's 120 degrees outside - why would you want a warm towel? If it's that hot outside, chances are you have your air-conditioning running, and it can be quite chilly when you step out of the shower or bath into the air-conditioned bathroom. Since towel warmers are not BTU rated, they can be used year round without adding additional heat to rooms.
Towel warmers aren't just for drying bathroom towels, think about how many additional wash loads are created by all the towels generated by the swimming pool or Jacuzzi. Most times these towels really need drying, not re-washing, so just throw the additional towels on the rack and they're good to go again for next use.
Competitive brands use more power, does this mean Warmrails towel warmers aren't as warm?
No. If the product is UL listed then the manufacturer must adhere to the same temperature requirements for safety as WarmRails does. Most other manufacturers use an oil to heat their products, which means they need a greater power consumption to reach the same temperature. Because WarmRails towel warmers use the energy efficient Filatherm element, they reach the same temperature quickly and efficiently (towel warmers are up to temperature within 15 minutes, while oil filled models can take up to an hour). You will notice that the wattage on towel warmers varies; this is because the bigger the rail, the more power it takes to heat to the same temperature.
Getting the most from your towel warmer
There are a few things you need to keep in mind, which will help you get the best from your towel warmer (or in fact any heated towel rack). For maximum warmth remember layers, layers, layers. Because toweling is made of loose fibers, a single layer will mean that the heat simply passes through the towel. This is great when you just want your towels to dry quickly as the heat takes the moisture with it. But in winter when you want towels the warmest this isn't going to give you much satisfaction. Try experimenting with how many layers you fold your towel into. Also remember that the very outer layer of towel may be quite cold - this is because there's cold air circulating around the bathroom, which basically takes the heat with it as it moves past your towel. If this is the case (or you have a particularly drafty or air conditioned bathroom) try placing an additional towel on top of the towel you want warmest. This will have an insulating effect and the towels beneath will be toasty and warm.
Don't expect to have warm towels in 10 minutes. Only a tumble dryer can do that. If you don't want to leave your towel warmer rack running continuously, (the most efficient use of energy by the way), you will need to allow at least 50 minutes for the warmth to build up in the fibers of the towel. About 15 minutes is needed for the towel warmer to warm up and the remainder 35 minutes for the heat to gently radiate up through the layers of towel. Oil filled towel bars need almost a couple of hours to give the same results, as it can take up to an hour for an oil filled towel bar to get to operating temperature, and then another 45 minutes for the towel to warm up.
Keep it simple. There's no need to weave your towels through the bars, in fact this will have a negative effect. Keeping the rails of your towel warmer insulated by layers is most effective, so drape the towels over the top rail to hang evenly on either side. This 'tents' the towel rack and helps trap the heat. Any part of the towel hanging below the bottom heated rail will not get the benefit of the heat since heat rises. This law of physics is also why your towel will be warmest where it's in contact with the top rail, especially if you have a good amount of layers to trap this heat.
Why not treat yourself to the comfortable luxury of a dry warm towelI and become a towel warming machine.
What Our Customers Have Said:
"I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with my towel warmer. I found your site by searching where to buy towel warmers. I decided on your company mostly because of the best price and your free shipping. I was very happy with the communication as to when the item was shipped and when I could expect it. I would recommend your site to my friends. Now I just need a hot guy to go with my towel warmer"
-Barbara L., Tulsa, OK
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-Deborah B., Grenada, MS
"Thanks for the opportunity to let you know how great a job you did on delivering the towel warmer and how easy it was to use your website. The website lets one quickly find and compare like towel warmer finishes and styles and you have many, many choices.
We have dealt with other online merchants who won't communicate with the buyer about shipping delays or manufacturer problems. That we find unacceptable, but you kept us up to date and delivered the towel warmer as stated.
We will certainly shop with you again and recommend you to others who are looking for a good place to shop online. We hope to have another good experience with RelaxRate.
-Ray and Dawn T., Monument, CO
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