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PLUG-IN TOWEL WARMER BUYING GUIDE: How to Pick the Perfect Plug-In Towel Warmer. Make your bathroom a haven of comfort with an electric plug-in towel warmer. Not sure how to buy one? Use our plug-in towel warmer buying guide to help you discover all your options and find the right one for your home.

Plug-In Towel Warmer Buying Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Plug-In Towel Warmer

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Plug-In Towel Warmer Buying Guide

If you're looking to give your bathroom a quick injection of class and style, a plug-in towel warmer is the way to go. With a relatively easy installation, plug-in towel warmers provide a comfort like no other, pleasing the eye while soothing the soul with a warm embrace.

There's a huge variety of plug-in towel warmers to choose from, so it helps to know what options exist and which ones you should consider. We’ve laid them out below in a straight-forward fashion so it’s as easy as possible to get the plug-in towel warmer of your dreams.

Once you’re done learning about your options, find the towel warmer you want by using the table at the bottom of the buying guide.

Whether you want the height of modern style or an elegant, traditional feel, there’s a plug-in towel warmer out there to match your décor. While our online catalog already boasts the 16 most popular finish and color options, some models can be special ordered in over 100 additional colors if you’re in search of that perfect match.

But style’s not all about color. Since it often stands out as the focal point of the room, your towel warmer should express the mood you desire for your space, and there are ample options to choose from.

Plug In Towel Warmer Styles

Traditional towel warmers have simple, straight bars, but there are many models available with curved or bowed bars, as well. You can find ornate towel warmers with wooden frames and towel knobs, or you can go extremely minimalistic with a model featuring a few steel rods giving off plentiful heat.

There are towel warmers with soft bends, exuding relaxation, and still others with a sturdier, industrial feel. There are even towel warmers with bars that swivel for maximum use of space.

No matter the style you’re looking for, there’s a plug-in towel warmer out there to bring out the best in your home.

Mount Type
Deciding where you will put your towel warmer is a critical point in the buying process. There are two mounting types for plug-in towel warmers, wall or free-standing.

Wall Mounted Towel Warmer
Wall-mounted is the most popular style of plug-in towel warmer. Although it may seem obvious, it is important to make sure you find a large empty space on the wall that is near an electrical outlet to avoid additional installation expenses.

You may also want to consider the material your wall is made out of and if it can withstand the weight of a towel warmer and the wet towels that will be added to it. It's always safer to mount the towel warmer to studs, if possible, to ensure stability.

Free Standing Towel Warmer
Free-standing plug-in towel warmers are great options if you don't have sufficient space on your wall to add a large metal object. Because these towel warmers simply stand on the ground and don't require mounting of any type, they can be placed wherever you find most convenient for you.

Want a warm towel waiting for you at the foot of the bath? No problem! Free-standing towel warmers offer excellent flexibility if wall mounting is not practical or desirable.

Controls and Accessories
Some plug-in towel warmers come with no control mechanism whatsoever and require you to purchase, at minimum, a basic on/off switch in order to complete your install. Most plug-in towel warmers, though, come with a default control mechanism.

Towel Warmer Programmable Control
The most basic control is on/off, which simply allows you to flip a switch when you want to start heating up your towels. Some include low/med/high controls, which let you adjust the temperature to three distinct levels. For ultimate control, almost all plug-in towel warmers have advanced programmable controls available as optional accessories.

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Towel Warmer Rack
For a mix of function and style, plug-in towel warmers can be accessorized to assist with drying specific or extra materials. From robe knobs to drying racks, towel rings to towel bars, there's a way to warm all your linens.

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At the end of the day, what determines which towel warmer will work in your home is the space you have available. An elegant towel warmer that matches you décor is useless if you have nowhere to put it.

If you haven’t yet, take some time to decide exactly where you’d like to place your towel warmer. Measure the height and width you have available. If depth is a restriction for you, make sure you measure that, as well. Be sure to consider any doors or cabinets nearby - you don't want to block them from being able to open fully.

Select Your Towel Warmer
Use our table below to view plug-in towel warmers that fit your space. Just click the link in the appropriate size range to see the products we offer. Most styles of towel warmers come in a variety of sizes, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding the right one for you in the size you need.

If you aren’t happy with the styles you find in one size, try checking one size smaller or larger. Sometimes sacrificing a few inches in height or width can give you style that will keep you smiling for years to come.

Select Your Plug-In Towel Warmer Dimensions

If you're still not sure what size plug-in towel warmer you want, you can view all of them by clicking the link below.

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Towel Warmers for Space Heating
Since towel warmers are effectively stylized radiators, you can choose to have your towel warmer also serve as the main heat source for your bathroom. For new construction or bathrooms with poor access to the home's existing HVAC system, this might be a great option.

If you elect to go this route, make sure you size your towel warmer based on the BTU it can provide your space. To find out how many BTU/Hr you need to effectively heat your room, use our space-heating sizing tool below.

Space-Heating Sizing Tool >

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