Drying Cabinet

Drying cabinets, although much more common in Japan, are slowly making their way to the United States and other countries. These cabinets are often used in place of traditional tumbling dryers in order to dry delicate clothing. A drying cabinet dries clothing that is hanging in the cabinet by providing heated air much like a traditional dryer. The main difference in the two is that drying cabinets do not tumble. They are excellent for use on wrinkled clothing as steam can be introduced into the cabinet, removing all wrinkles from clothing.

The heated air in drying cabinets is generated through many holes that are formed in the walls of the cabinet. Conventional drying cabinets do not contain shelving units that allow the clothing to be laid down while drying. Many sweaters and other clothing require drying to be done while lying flat not placed on hangers. Traditional drying cabinets only included a drying rack where hangers could be hung. Newer drying cabinets however, contain shelving where consumers can lay clothing to be dried, reducing pulls and holes in many sweaters and other clothing pieces that are typically caused by hangers.

Overall, a drying cabinet is simply a machine that was designed to help with the drying of clothing that cannot be placed in a traditional clothes dryer. Instead of waiting for hours, or sometimes days for clothing to air dry, it can be placed into a drying cabinet which will expedite the drying time significantly. European Laundromats have been using drying cabinets since the early 1980s and today millions of European homes have drying cabinets as well.

In the United States, manufacturers have begun to produce drying cabinets for consumers over the past few years. These cabinets are typically the size of a small and narrow refrigerator and are not used to replace but instead to supplement a traditional dryer. Prices for these drying cabinets vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, although most come in at around $600. Of course, larger and more efficient drying cabinets will likely cost more while smaller cabinets may run a few hundred dollars less. These cabinets also typically have different drying cycles that may range from air to heavy-duty drying. The average drying cabinet can hold up to eight garments on hangers as well as two sweaters that must be lain down to dry, many smaller stuffed toys and shoes and even one or two wet umbrellas. These clothing pieces that are not typically recommended to be placed into a traditional tumble dryer can be easily and quickly dried in a drying cabinet, saving much more time than the more traditional way of hanging the items on a clothes line.

Many manufacturers offer different sizes, styles and even colors of drying cabinets. Choosing the one that is best for an individual home will likely depend on a few factors including size available, budget and personal preferences with regards to color and drying time and size. For those who have very little space in their laundry room for another appliance, smaller versions are available, although a smaller drying cabinet will also mean a smaller drying area. Depending on what each consumer needs regarding space and drying capacity, there are many drying cabinets currently on the market in a variety of different styles and from a host of different manufacturers. Using these drying cabinets helps to decrease the risk of mildew caused from clothing being wet for too long a period of time. They have made laundry day much easier for millions of users and continue to climb in popularity as more and more consumers become aware of their existence.

This Drying Cabinet Review is Written/Updated on Jun 21st, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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