Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer Review

Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer Review

The Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer is one of the most popular clothes airers in the UK at the moment. This airer comes in three sizes offering 40, 50 or 60 metres of drying space.

The arms have special holes for attaching clothes hangers, which is useful for drying more delicate items of clothing.

Read about the Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer’s features, pros and cons in this review. [no_toc]



Model number: 311321
Weight: 7 kg


How the airer works

The Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer has quite a smart design with some clever features.

You can adjust the arms to position them at any height from 129 to 187 cm. Lower positions are ideal for heavy items like beddings, while higher positions are great for lighter items like shirts.

In addition to having arms that you can move up and down, the Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer also spins around to speed up the drying process.

The airer comes with a ground spike for positioning the airer in your lawn. You can also fix it to a concrete surface using a plastic tube (which is available separately). The spike is quite difficult to get into the ground, but once it’s in it helps add to the airer’s sturdiness.


FAQs about the Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer

How long are the arms?

The arms are 1.45 m (145 cm) long including the support pole.

How big is the diameter (span) when the airer is erected?

The diameter is 2.8 m (280 cm).

Is the spike easy to drive into the ground?

The spike is roughly a foot long and is quite difficult to hammer into the ground. Unless the ground in your garden is very soft you might need to dig out a small hole first and then compact the soil around the spike.

How much washing can it hold?

The 50 m version can hold about three washing loads, so you should have plenty of space.


About the manufacturer

This airer is made by respected Dutch company Brabantia, which has been making home products since 1919. Brabantia currently offer a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee with this product. Another nice thing about the Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer is that Brabantia have a partnership with non-profit environmental organisation WeForest where WeForest will plant a tree for every Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer sold.



  • Made of weather-resistant materials
  • Comes with a peg bag and weather-proof cover
  • Strong and tough pole
  • Generally strong and sturdy



  • Arms are made from a softer kind of metal than the pole, so they don’t feel very durable
  • Ground spike is hard to hammer into the ground



The Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Airer is a sturdy and smartly designed product that offers a lot of drying space. The ground spike can be tricky to get in, but once it’s in the airer should perform well for years.


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