Whitmor Tri-Pod Drying Rack

Whitmor Drying Rack
Whitmor Drying Rack. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

The Bottom Line

 

The Whitmor Tri-Pod Drying Rack is a great replacement for those flimsy, wooden drying racks that never seem to work the way you want them to.

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Pros

  • Collapses easily for storage
  • Holds up to 36 garments
  • Sturdier than most drying racks
  • Rust-proof
  • Allows you to dry clothes on their hangers, so you can get more on the rack, and transfer things directly to your closet when you're done.
  • A good alternative to a clothesline, if you don't have the space for one, or your HOA doesn't allow them in your neighborhood
  • Portable -- so it's easy to set up outdoors on nice days and indoors on not-so-nice days
  • Doesn't take up much space - you just need 28" of floor space to set it up
  • Can also be used to display clothes at a yard sale, or when you're prepping for a consignment sale

Cons

  • Legs and arms are made of plastic (though the center pole is metal)
  • Cheap, plastic hangers may break under the weight of heavy, wet clothes
  • Drying clothes on hangers could stretch some garments, or leave little points on the the tops of the shoulders of your shirts. Wire hangers are most prone to this. Consider investing in quality hangers to use with your drying rack. The newer felt hangers are supposed to eliminate points and stretching.

Description

  • Features a tripod design, with telescoping arms
  • Measures 28”x28”x64.5”
  • Black and grey color scheme

Expert Review - Whitmor Tri-Pod Drying Rack

The Whitmor Tri-Pod Drying Rack is everything a drying rack should be. It's sturdy tripod design makes it easy to air-dry up to 36 garments on one rack, while it's height makes it possible to dry pants and long skirts (when draped over a hanger).

The notches on the arms keep hangers right where you put them; and when you're done, the whole thing collapses for easy storage. Forget about those frustrating accordian-styled drying racks. This is the rack for people who are serious about cutting down on their dryer use.

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