Builder's Corner: Warm Towel, Yes, Please!

2014-01-25T10:15:00Z Builder's Corner: Warm Towel, Yes, Please!Michelle Krueger Times Correspondent
January 25, 2014 10:15 am  • 

According to Amba Towel Warmer Guru Fred Salati, when towel warmers came to the U.S. from Europe several years ago, they actually lost some perceived functionality.

“If you go to Italy or England, you’ll find that a towel warmer is something that’s actually used to dry towels or bathrobes, not just to warm them up,” he said. “The name ‘towel warmer’ doesn’t tell the whole story.”

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Amba offers an expansive range of Italian design heated towel rails and space heaters for keeping towels and bathrooms warm and dry.

“We offer these high quality products, made out of 304 stainless steel, in a selection of finishes,” Salati explained adding that the company now produces 10 distinct collections. “Our mission is to bring to the American market a range of affordable, high quality stainless steel towel warmers and space heaters, designed with today’s home and lifestyle in mind.”

With most units heating up in as little as 15 minutes, Amba Towel Warmers do much more than keep towels or bathrobes dry and warm. They can double as space heaters, not only warming bathrooms in winter and preventing molds and mildew, but also providing heat to laundry rooms, mudrooms, saunas, spas, kitchens, basements, garages, workshops or boats. Items that dry on them can range from delicates to wet boots, shoes or winter jackets.

I think we would all appreciate a little help drying out our winter gear this year!

When asked which towel warmer he would give as a gift, Salati said, “I would give either a Solo, Swivel or a Radiant (plug in version) as a gift because the towel warmers require little or no installation - all you have to do is plug them in. The Solo is lightweight and portable and can be used in any room - bathrooms, laundry rooms or even dorm rooms, large or small.”

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