Two days ago we reviewed our installation of the Elements electric towel warmer we received free from the very nice people at WarmlyYours. I recommended you use the above link to review our installation experience when you have need.
Today, we complete our review of the Elements electric towel warmer product which can quickly turn your bathroom into a luxurious bathroom.
For us, the need is more basic. One of our family members has special challenges and is always freezing for numerous minutes, especially in the winter, when we take her out of the bathtub. It has to be quite uncomfortable for her.
Now, here is the Elements electric towel warmer installed on the wall of her bathroom to the right of the electrical outlet.
Notice that it can swing out from the wall if needed which is a really great feature. In the picture below it is swung out jsut a little from the wall; I simply wanted to show you what it looks like from a size view so you can see the position of the various horizontal bars which comprise the towel warmer product.
What we did was to place two of her folded bath towels on the towel warmer, with each being placed on two of the four arms.
We use two over sized bath towels to dry her off after each back. Here is a size view of the Elements electric towel warmer with both the Beauty and the Beast, as well as the Little Mermaid Disney bath towels, each folded onto two of the horizontal arms of the unit.
The Elements towel warmer uses a 1 inch heavy gauge SPHC steel tubing finished with chrome plate.
Per the installation guide, the unit will reach temperatures between 131 and 149 degrees Fahrenheit, or between 55 and 65 degrees Celsius. This is quite hot and as I can attest very hot to the touch.
While the installation and operation manual does not say so (at least I couldn’t find it mentioned in the copy which came with my Elements unit) I suggest you do not touch the unit when it is heating your towels as it is hot.
So, knowing that the unit can reach this high a temperature we felt that folding the over sized bath towels as shown in the above pictures will still result in very warm bath towels.
Now, remember that we intentionally installed the Elements Towel Warmer from WarmlyYours backwards to have the electrical plug much closer to the electrical outlet in the wall. Well, this causes the on / off switch to be hidden.
Not a problem. It is because we can swing the horizontal arms of the unit away from the wall that we can easily access the on / off switch as shown in the above picture. This on / off switch illuminates when it is in the ‘on’ position, by the way.
So, how did it work?
Well, the Elements’ electric towel warmer installation and operation manual says it works best when towels are left to hang for at least 3 hours.
Well, I tried it for just 1 hour. Yes, the folded bath towels were in spots which were directly over the heating elements were warm.
And, yes, our daughter barely shivered when she came out of the bath tub.
The next day I tried two things different
First, I folded the bath towels inside-out, meaning that the inside of the bath towels which would be directly against her was directly receiving the heat from the heated towel warmer.
Second, I turn on the Elements electric towel warmer 2 hours prior to her bath instead of just one hour.
The results were great. The towels were even warmer and were just what our daughter needs to keep her warm coming out of the bath tub as we are drying her and blow drying her hair which can take few minutes. The additional hour really helped to heat the bath towels and turning them so the side of the towels which would be on the inside when using them were quite warm. I think we have found our sweet spot.
Very nice indeed.
I can see this making a very nice Christmas / holiday gift for that special someone.
Thank you Vickie W. from WarmlyYours for providing us with the Elements electric towel warmer!
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