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Meet Gordon – Heated towel rail

DESIGNED TO WARM AND FLASH DRY TOWELS, CHALLENGING THE CONVENTIONAL HORIZONTAL TOWEL RAIL

Gordon is a beautiful heated towel rail

Gordon’s design embraces the way that most of us already hang or dry our towels. Plus it’s space saving, so great for smaller bathrooms and shower rooms.

This heated towel rail offers low power consumption, so you can leave it on all year round. On test, Eskimo’s innovative design dries towels in a third of the time compared to horizontal towel rails. Gordon is also made from Aluminium. So couple that with low running costs and you’ve got a power efficient product that is 100% recyclable. Aluminium has high thermal conductivity and a low thermal mass too. So this gives a very rapid warm up time. Your Gordon towel rail will reach operating temperature in 1/3rd of the time of a standard towel rail. Gordon – flash drying towel warmer. 

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Why Gordon – Heated Towel Rail?

Next there’s the physics. Using only natural convection the speed with which a towel will dry is a function of temperature, air flow and humidity.
Temperature

The maximum operating temperature has a limit imposed by what is safe and comfortable in a room where the user tends to be wearing little or nothing. The British and European Standards weren’t much use here as they allow a maximum surface temperature of 95ºC. We believe this is genuinely dangerous in our opinion and worth noting that many products on the market operate towards this limit. In order to keep things safe we adopted the Low Surface Temperature standard used in public buildings such as hospitals of max 43ºC. This is for an electric towel warmer without a towel on. Once you cover it with a towel this can be allowed to rise a bit because it’s much safer for the user in this state. We set ourselves a limit here of 56ºC. Still much lower than most radiator temperatures of c.60-80ºC.

Airflow

This was the clever part… How do you promote the convection currents that will provide a constant flow of warm dry air over the towel. This is where our two decades of experience designing high performance radiators combined with state of the art modelling techniques come in. It’s essentially all in the form.

Humidity

This is where the ladder rail design breaks down completely. Not only does it not provide adequate airflow, but due to the horizontal nature of the towel hanging it also traps a pocket of damp air underneath the towel that, once it has become saturated with moisture, cannot absorb any more and so prevents the towel from drying further in that area. Gordon towel radiator’s use of long vertical fins provides free air galleries that constantly exhaust the humid air, replacing it with dry air from underneath the towel warmer.

Temperature

The maximum operating temperature has a limit imposed by what is safe and comfortable in a room where the user tends to be wearing little or nothing. The British and European Standards weren’t much use here as they allow a maximum surface temperature of 95ºC. We believe this is genuinely dangerous in our opinion and worth noting that many products on the market operate towards this limit. In order to keep things safe we adopted the Low Surface Temperature standard used in public buildings such as hospitals of max 43ºC. This is for an electric towel warmer without a towel on. Once you cover it with a towel this can be allowed to rise a bit because it’s much safer for the user in this state. We set ourselves a limit here of 56ºC. Still much lower than most radiator temperatures of c.60-80ºC.

Airflow

This was the clever part… How do you promote the convection currents that will provide a constant flow of warm dry air over the towel. This is where our two decades of experience designing high performance radiators combined with state of the art modelling techniques come in. It’s essentially all in the form.

Humidity

This is where the ladder rail design breaks down completely. Not only does it not provide adequate airflow, but due to the horizontal nature of the towel hanging it also traps a pocket of damp air underneath the towel that, once it has become saturated with moisture, cannot absorb any more and so prevents the towel from drying further in that area. Gordon towel radiator’s use of long vertical fins provides free air galleries that constantly exhaust the humid air, replacing it with dry air from underneath the towel warmer.

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EFFICIENT TOWEL RAIL

Test program 1

Consisted of heating the ladder rail with its recommended heating element of 350w. Gordon’s heating element was only 200w. The results showed that to reach atmospheric humidity level, at which point the towels were considered dry, Gordon required 84 minutes whilst the ladder rail required an additional 27 minutes. Because of the higher power consumption of the ladder rail this means that Gordon requires only 43% of the energy needed to dry the towel effectively. Over the course of a year running a Gordon instead of the less effective ladder rail could save you approximately $215 at current energy prices. Check out our socials for more stories. 

DRIES TOWELS IN A THIRD OF THE TIME COMPARED TO LADDER RAILS.

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Test program 2

Consisted of fitting the ladder rail with a heating element of 200w, this time designed to match the energy consumption of Gordon. Under this condition the ladder rail took nearly 3 times as long to dry the towel to the same level.

The results show that Gordon, despite taking up less than half the space of the ladder rail and looking 72.4 times better* was more than twice as effective at drying towels and should make substantial energy savings over its lifetime. Good for the customer, good for the environment and good for your towels. Good on you Gordon. 

THE MOST ELEGANT, ADVANCED FLASH DRYING TOWEL WARMER.

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