Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Review - Brabantia WallFix outdoor laundry dryer

Since we moved house last winter I've really missed our old outdoor washing line. I'm ashamed to say that when we moved we bought a tumble drier, and I've not dried laundry outside since. So when I was offered the opportunity to review the Brabantia Wallfix Wall Mounted Dryer (affiliate link) I jumped at the chance.

The best thing about the Brabantia WallFix is how convenient it is. I've toyed with the idea of buying a rotary dryer, but I know that I would be too lazy to put it away properly. The Brabantia WallFix is fixed to the wall ready for use, the box opens with the touch of a button and the dryer folds out easily to hang the washing.

Neither of us are particularly handy with a drill, so fortunately my Dad stepped in and took care of actually fitting the WallFix to the wall for me. Included in the box is a cardboard drilling template (make sure to open the box all the way to find it) which makes positioning the holes for the screws easy. Detailed instructions are supplied, although Dad did find it a bit fiddly to install.

You need two people to install it, as someone needs to support the dryer arms while the other screws the mounting plate into place. Make sure when installing that the person who will actually be hanging the washing is present so that you don't end up with it too high! Also check that you are locating the dryer in a sunny spot to make the most of the drying potential.

There is a bit of a knack to the opening and closing, but once you've sorted it the WallFix is very easy to unfold and put away. We have a large capacity washing machine which I have a tendency to stuff full, so I was pleased to find that my entire load fitted easily on the dryer with extra room to spare. I even needed to go out and buy more clothes pegs! The total length of drying space is 24 metres, and the three outer lines are 120cm long. It wasn't quite wide enough for our super kingsize bedding, but then I'm not sure that I'd be able to find a dryer which is! It easily held the other single bedding that we have. The dryer feels very solid, and can definitely cope with the weight of all that wet washing.

We were also supplied with the sturdy WallFix storage protection box. The storage box looks smart and neat, and being wind and weather resistant offers sufficient protection for the WallFix. Installation is fairly straightforward as it clips on to the WallFix once it has been installed on the wall. The dryer arms fold neatly inside, and there are some ties to hold all the lines in place.

I love how it goes from this:

Review - Brabantia WallFix outdoor laundry dryer

To this in just a few seconds, and with all that space for hanging clothes!

Review - Brabantia WallFix outdoor laundry dryer
Because the WallFix is so easy to pop open I can see me using it year round, for example if we've been doing some wet messy play and I want to dry something out a bit before my next load of washing. I'd really recommend it!

Review - Brabantia WallFix outdoor laundry dryer



I was provided with the Brabantia WallFix and storage box for review, links are affiliate links.

5 comments:

  1. This looks really good. I like the way it folds away so easily, would suit my tidy mind.

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    1. Me too, it looks so neat when it's packed away and you don't have a tangle of lines to look at!

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  2. Love it - now I need to move house to get a wall it would fit to! Either the wall has too much window or its too close to the garden wall!

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    1. We are lucky that we have the perfect wall on the side of the garage in a sunny spot!

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  3. oh that looks fantastic, and so easy :-)

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