Towel warmers are a simple pleasure that no home spa is complete without. Nothing compares to coming home from a stressful day, unwinding with a hot, soothing shower, then being greeted by a freshly warmed towel — it’s a luxury that comforts as well as relaxes. But did you know that towel warmers can do so much more? Below is a list of features to look for, as well as tips on how to properly use your warmer.
But did you know that towel warmers can do so much more? Below is a list of features to look for, as well as tips on how to properly use your warmer.
How NOT to heat a towel
Can you believe there is a right and wrong way to heat your towel? It’s true, simply hanging your towel over a warmer not only takes longer to heat, but you won’t get the maximum amount of heat transferred into the towel. The proper way to use a towel warmer is to create a tent shape by looping your towel over the top, and then tucking the end back through. This helps contain the heat , while helping to ensure that the heat is evenly circulated and distributed. Follow the diagram to the right and you’ll have a perfectly warmed towel after every shower.
Mr. Steam’s 200 series towel warmers allow you to pour your favorite aromatherapy oils directly into the heating element. As the heat circulates through the system, the scent is gently released into the towel. Scents such as lavender or jasmine provide the ultimate in calming and relaxation, and fresh shots of eucalyptus, mint, or lemongrass help invigorate your senses and start your morning off with a jolt. When you step out of the shower, you’ll not only be enveloping yourself in softness and warmth, but you’ll also be wrapped up with a pure scent that stimulates the senses.
Electric or Hydronic?
There are two basic types of towel warmers: electric and hydronic. Electric towel warmers work by heating coils that are run through the warmer, much like an electric blanket. They can be hard-wired to your electrical supply, or they can operate with a cord and plug for portable use. Hydronic towel warmers work by heating water that flows throughout the system, just as a steam radiator. These models are powered by a hot water closed-loop heating supply, and are usually mounted directly to your wall.
Bells and Whistles
Just like your favorite luxury sports car, towel warmers can come with a variety of additional features that let you get the most out of use. Add-ons such as separate towel racks, digital timers, and robe hooks can be incorporated into your system.