John Lewis Chrome X-Wing Airer
Chrome X-wing airer
When the package was opened, the first airer had several rusted bars. JLP replaced it without question - of course. The 2nd airer is nice & shiny, BUT the plastic locking mechanisms that keep the arms in the desired position do not engage firmly with the result that it is very easy for the whole unit to collapse. In essence, the design and function is pretty flimsy and not really fit for purpose.
11 November 2014
Does not work!
Bought this item today, the instructions on it's use were not good and when I did work it out - the frame was weak and would not have been able to support wet clothes - cheap plastic frame clamps at the top. Avoid! Will be returning the item very soon.
30 April 2014
Still working well
I bought one of these a few years ago and have found it so useful, I wanted to buy a second airer. I must say I'm surprised at the other negative review as I've been using my airer for several years and never had any problems with it.
13 March 2014
We purchased this article on Wednesday and at the first use found all the problems high lighted in other reviews. The locks on the A stand are not made to with stand any reasonable load of washing. I doubt that it would take the 15KG maximum advised. For the cost and etc I expected something better. It will be going back to John Lewis as soon as I can arrange it. All rather a bind.
28 February 2014
an expensive product which is completely unstable, put a duvet cover on it and the whole unit folds in on itself . Takes up a lot of space . Cannot recommend it .
01 October 2013
This product looked good on the internet. but very disappointing in reality. Too light weight for anything heavier than a t shirt or sock. It was rusty at the bottom when I got it out of its packaging.
However when I took it back John Lewis was it usual helpfullness and no problem taking it back.
Bought another type of drier better suited for family washing.
09 October 2012
I bought one of these chrome airers, from John Lewis about 5 years ago and it has served me well. Recently one of the struts broke and I bought a replacement (the above). However the design has been changed such that the supporting arms are much longer than its predecessor with the result that when the airer is full of washing any attempt to move it collapses it. It is not as easy to use as the previous version.
27 July 2012
Absolutely awful product. The only time I've regretted buying anything from John Lewis. Too lightweight to deal with an average amount of laundry, leaves very deep grooves in your clothes because of the thin rack wires, collapses at the drop of a hat. The locking spindles at the side are not cut out for the job. They lost their grip in no time so it falls down. And good luck trying to move it. Again, collapses. I've used it for 12 months and hated every minute of it. It's now on its way to the tip.
10 July 2012