Drying Cupboard Heaters

The Best Heaters for Drying Cupboards

When the rain hits, a drying cupboard beats a clothes dryer for warm dry clothes. Customising a drying space or cabinet is one thing, but finding a heater that's safe and reliable is also essential. Our easy-to-install electric radiators bring the consistent warmth of hydronic heating, fit on your wall to save space, and best of all, you can set them up in just a few minutes.

Yali Plus Oil-Filled Electric Radiator

Yali Plus Oil-Filled Electric Radiator


Yali Plus, the evolution of our iconic electric radiator, blends elegance, intelligent features, and unparalleled bui...
From $830.00
Parada Plus Oil-Filled Electric Radiator

Parada Plus Oil-Filled Electric Radiator


Parada Plus, the refined evolution of our sleek electric radiator. With its flat steel front, the Parada Plus retains...
From $875.50

Why choose our drying cupboard heaters?

Made in the UK, Purmo electric radiators from Thermosoft are designed to handle even the coldest European winters. Their fully enclosed element makes them a safe choice around washing. Plus, the panels are compact and slim, making them a perfect fit for any laundry room or cabinet.

Safe and efficient. Our heaters are super safe, with no fire risk from direct contact with clothing.

No exposed element. The fully enclosed element keeps lint and dust from burning, unlike cheaper convection panel heaters with exposed elements.

Lint and dust-free. Electric radiators don't blow hot, dry air over laundry, keeping lint and dust off your clothes, unlike a standard dryer.

Radiant heat for superior drying. Our electric radiators directly warm objects, not just the air, for low energy use.

Gentle on clothes. Won't harm clothing like a standard dryer. Simply hang clothes up, dry and wear.

Maintenance-free. Purmo electric panel heaters are maintenance-free, without the mechanical action of a dryer to worry about.

Splash-proof and versatile. With an IP44 splash rating, our heaters handle wet environments better than many competitors.

Smart design and size. Our heaters come in sizes that fit nicely under towel rails and in drying cabinets.

Affordable system. No need to buy costly prebuilt dryer cabinets. Convert a ventilated space to dry your garments.

Precise thermostat control. Precisely maintain drying cabinet temperature for optimal performance and energy use.

Reliable construction. Premium cold-rolled steel construction backed by extensive warranties ensures durability.

Family-safe design. Child safety modes limit surface temperature while providing radiant heat.

Easy to install. Skip the need for extensive piping or ductwork, slashing installation time and costs.

Our range of heaters makes drying your clothes, shoes, hats, gloves and more a breeze, especially during wet weather. Whether it's silk shirts, velvet garments, or delicate items, our heaters work quietly and efficiently to get your laundry dry and ready to wear.

Explore our highly efficient heaters

Discover our extensive range of radiant electric heaters. If you're looking for a heater for your drying cabinet, our electric radiators offer the ideal solution, combining safety features with environmental benefits.

Your guide to drying cupboard heaters

Not all heaters are created equal when it comes to drying clothes safely and efficiently. Here's what you need to know to make the best choice for your needs.

Can I use any heater in a drying cupboard?

There are certain features to look for when picking a drying cabinet heater.

Consider heaters specifically designed for enclosed spaces with moisture, such as electric radiators or hydronic systems.

Opt for heaters with gentle heat distribution to avoid damaging delicate fabrics, and ensure they have a fully enclosed element to prevent lint and dust buildup.

Our Purmo brand electric radiators are perfectly suited due to their compact size, efficient warmth and safety features.

With a fully enclosed element, they prevent lint and dust buildup. This reduces the risk of fire associated with standard dryers. Plus, their gentle heat distribution ensures delicate items like silk and velvet garments are dried without damage.

It's important that the dryer cabinet is adequately ventilated in addition to being heated, in order to make sure your washing ends up dry.

Our slim electric radiators fit seamlessly into cupboards without obstructing airflow for efficient drying.

Which heaters are safe to use in a drying cupboard or cabinet?

A fully enclosed heating element is a must to prevent fire risk. Look for heaters with safety features like overheat protection and automatic shut-off to prevent fire hazards.

Plus Series radiators feature an overtemperature cutout that kicks in if the radiator is completely covered and excessive heat builds up, improving fire safety.

A splash rating is also essential, read on to find out why.

What is a splash rating?

Plus Series radiators have a high splash rating (IP44), making them suitable for rooms where they might get wet. This feature is perfect for both drying spaces and bathroom heaters.

IP stands for Ingress Protection. The rating indicates the dust and water resistance of the appliance.

An IP44 rating means that water splashed against the radiator will have no harmful effect on the appliance. So, you can rest easy knowing that Plus Series radiators are built to withstand water and humidity without any worries.

Can I leave items on top of the heater to dry?

While leaving clothing on the radiator isn’t a fire danger, we don’t recommend you do this. The top vent should be free of obstructions for best operation and lifespan.

What size heater is best for a drying cabinet?

We recommend measuring your drying cupboard or cabinet space to make sure the heater will fit properly. This ensures the performance and safety of the heater. If it's too big it might obstruct airflow or access to clothes. It might also cost more to run than it needs to.

For very small drying cabinets, we recommend the Plus Series 250W models. These radiators are designed to provide efficient heat in smaller spaces without turning it into a sauna or making it hard to get to your clothes. If you have a larger drying cabinet or laundry room, consider a 500W or 750W model Purmo heater, available in a range of sizes.

These models strike just the right balance between warmth and efficiency, thanks to their compact size and suitable wattage.

How important is energy efficiency when choosing a heater?

When selecting a heater, energy efficiency should be a top consideration. Not only does it help you save money, but it reduces your environmental impact. It's also important to weigh up the impact of using a clothes dryer versus hanging your clothes to dry.

Electric radiators like the Yali Plus and Parada Plus models can be very efficient. Factors like insulation and room size will also affect their performance.

Features to explore

  • Our panels are electric, so your running costs and energy use can be greatly offset by solar panels and battery systems to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • They convert nearly all the electricity they consume into heat, offering high efficiency without loss in conversion.
  • Adjustable thermostat allows for precise temperature control.
  • The thermostats are programmable, allowing users to set desired temperatures and schedules to reduce running costs and energy use.
  • Electric radiator heaters can be used as standalone units, eliminating the need for complex installation like a hydronic system.

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