Not for small spaces
The inside gets hot to touch
Shorter warming times don't heat towels enough
Zadro Luxury Ultra Large Towel Warmer
We purchased the Zadro Ultra Large Luxury Towel Warmer so our reviewer could put it to the test in her home. Keep reading for our full product review.
Now that I’m at home more often than not, I love to make little upgrades in my space that reduce stress and make my home feel more like a sanctuary. My bathroom is, so far, the most zen-like. I’ve switched to an organic waffle robe, purchased a massage showerhead, and most recently, tested the Zadro Ultra Large Luxury Towel Warmer.
The Zadro towel warmer is an electric, bucket-style towel warmer and promised to make my life a little more luxurious without a complicated installation process. Just plug it in, set the timer, and you’re off! As I tested the Zadro Towel Warmer in my home with towels, throw blankets, robes, and other items, I took notes on how easy it was to use, how much time it took to heat my items, and whether or not it’s worth both its price and a large amount of space it takes up in my bathroom.
To set up the Zadro, all I had to do was unbox and unwrap the canister and plug it in. Seriously, it was that easy. At first glance, I love this warmer’s modern aesthetic, and it matched my decor easily. It has a bamboo-colored handle and canister feet. I wouldn’t say this towel warmer is sleek or expensive-looking, but it’s a cute design and doesn’t stand out in my bathroom.
For my first test run, I wanted to test for heat performance. I loaded the bucket with two full-size bath towels and chose the 15-minute timer. You can choose a 15, 30, 45, or 60-minute warming timer, which means your items will heat for a certain amount of time before the warmer automatically shuts off. With this towel warmer, there is a single temperature, and it’s designed to provide the optimal heat every time. The first time, I waited the full 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the towels were perfectly toasty warm and heated evenly, although not super hot. The inside of the machine was hot, but not dangerous.
The second time, I took the towel out before the timer was up, at 10 minutes. The towels were slightly warm, but in my opinion, not enough to make using the warmer worth it.
The third time, I used the 30 minute timer and took the towels out at approximately the 25 minute mark. This was probably my favorite heat level for the towels, although it may be too warm for other items like pajamas or gloves. It’s also worth noting that the longer the towel warmer was on, the hotter the inside got. I was careful to take out the towels, but it may be dangerous if you need to remove a small item or if you have young children that could reach into the heated canister.
After 15 minutes, the towels were perfectly toasty warm and heated evenly.
Because the Zadro Ultra Large Towel Warmer is freestanding and light enough to move around, I tested it in a few different areas in my home. It has an extra-long cord for portability and a built-in cord coil for when it’s not in use. Aside from my bathroom, I tried it in my mudroom to warm outdoor gear like gloves, hats, and coats, in my living room to heat throw blankets, and in my nursery to warm baby blankets and towels. Because of its size, I didn’t like this warmer in smaller spaces like my mudroom because it was just too big for its purpose. My favorite uses were in the nursery and the bathroom.
Throughout testing, I was impressed by the size of the Zadro canister. I can fit a lot more items than I expected, and its size gives me more options for items I can heat. According to the user manual, the warmer is built to fit two 40” X 70” bath towels, but I fit two towels plus a hand towel, small hair towel, or a couple of face cloths. In my opinion, a canister towel warmer of this size is perfect for bulky throw blankets or fleece robes. I would toss in a blanket or robe before a night on the patio in the chilly air. This warmer turns any item into the perfect cozy treat for a cold night.
Zadro Ultra Large Luxury Towel Warmer vs. The Competition
Because most other towel warmers are wall-mounted, I like the Zadro towel warmer because it’s free-standing, doesn’t need to be installed, and can be moved from room to room with ease. Comparing it to other canister towel warmers, the Zadro looks most like home decor. Other models seem like they belong in spa rooms and have a professional look to them.
Price: Worth the splurge
Even though this towel warmer is a splurge (it retails for around $150) considering its limited functionality, it’s actually one of the cheapest towel warmers you can buy! If you live in a cold climate or just like a warm towel or blanket to snuggle into after a long day, this is definitely worth it. Also, it makes a great gift for new homeowners or for that person on your list that always cold.
This warmer turns any item into the perfect cozy treat for a cold night.
A real luxury.
If you’re looking for a simple and relatively inexpensive home upgrade that will make your space look and feel a little more spa-like, the Zadro Ultra Large Luxury Towel Warmer is just the thing for you. I felt totally pampered and noticed a big difference in my shower routine when using this warmer—it felt like it helped melt my stress away after a long day.
- Product Name Luxury Ultra Large Towel Warmer
- Product Brand Zadro
- Price $150
- Product Dimensions 12 x 12 x 21.25 in.
- Color White
- Warranty 1 year