Towel radiators are a great addition to any bathroom, toilet or en-suite and they are the best way to warm up your towels without taking up too much space.
Whether you require a flat panel or ladder design, there is plenty to choose from that are available in multiple sizes and finishes such as white, chrome, anthracite or grey.
All of our recommendations are compatible with all central heating systems and they can be easily plumbed in without too much hassle. However, if you would prefer a mains-powered alternative, there are plenty of splashproof bathroom heaters that can be installed instead.
To help you choose the right towel radiator, our hand-picked selection features top-performing radiators chosen through our first-hand experience installing and using multiple types, testing and the latest research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Towel Radiators
As we own several properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we have installed and replaced many towel radiators over the years. This includes designer radiators in spacious bathrooms to much smaller towel radiators in en-suites. Whilst searching for towel radiators, the two things that we mainly focus on are the size and the BTU rating.
The size is an important factor because the available space to install the radiator can be an issue in many bathrooms. However, if possible, we always recommend going for the largest you can install in the available space.
The BTU rating is just as important because this indicates the amount of heat that the towel radiator can output. If you feel that your bathroom gets cold, it’s recommended that you choose a towel radiator with a higher BTU.
Below are two recent towel radiators we installed and as you can see, the anthracite towel radiator is much larger and is installed in a spacious bathroom. However, the chrome example is a compact yet tall radiator that we installed in a small downstairs toilet with limited space.
As well as our experience of installing multiple towel radiators, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the BTU rating, colours and sizes available, design, supplied hardware, certifications, build quality, warranty and value for money.