Command Hand Towel Rack

Last updated date: July 13, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Command Hand Towel Rack

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Overall Take

If you live in a dorm room or a rented apartment, you may not be allowed to install a traditional towel rack. That's where this damage-free hanging model comes into play. The unit is easy to set up using four water resistant strips that firmly hold the rack in place without putting any holes in the wall. In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Command Command Hand Towel Rack placed 3rd when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 13, 2020:
Checkout The Best Towel Rack for a detailed review of all the top towel racks.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
3,635 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Command Hand Towel Bar is an easy to install a unit that requires no tools and leaves a damage-free wall behind it when you are ready to replace it.
- Karen's Up On The Hill
The product is made with a broad and stable base to ensure that your items are held safely.
- Top Ten Product Review
The hand towel bar sticks to many surfaces, including glass, mirror, tile, fiberglass, wood and painted surfaces.
- Dosingo
What experts didn't like
It allows a three-pound load capacity, so this is only for hand towels and is nine inches across.
- Karen's Up On The Hill

From The Manufacturer

Command towel bar with water-resistant strips allow you to keep your bathroom organized both inside and outside of the shower. The towel bar stands up to hot, wet and humid environments and sticks to a variety of surfaces, including glass, mirror, tile, fiberglass, wood and painted surfaces. Tested and proven to hold better than suction cups, it is easy to apply and come off cleanly without damage. Repositioning is easy with assorted water resistant refill strips. Great for bathroom organization including guest and kids' bathrooms, renters and dorm life.

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An Overview On Towel Racks

Towel racks are the perfect addition to any bathroom, as they increase storage space and provide quick access to a clean dry towel. With so many different models and design styles on the market, you may have a hard time deciding which rack is best.

To find the perfect towel rack, you’ll need to start off examining the construction material of each towel rack you are considering. The most popular materials are stainless steel and chrome. The important thing is that you choose a towel rack that is created to resist rust, especially since you’ll be hanging wet towels and wash cloths from it. You also want the assurance that the product is durable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing it just a year or two down the road.

Decide whether you need a towel rack that is long or one that is short, but has multiple shelving units above it. For example, the KES Stainless Bathroom Bar Towel Rack is 32 inches long and able to hold a towel without the need for folding or bunching, but the Premium Presents Bath Towel Rack is only 6.1-inches across. However, it has eight vertical shelving units.

Consider how many people you have in your home. If it’s just you and a spouse, you may only need one single bar, like the Command Hand Towel Rack. A family of four, however, would be better suited to a unit with two bars plus a top shelf.

Next, consider the overall look of your bathroom and make sure the towel rack matches. Perhaps you’re going for a sleek modern design. Maybe you have a color scheme you’re trying to follow. There are plenty of options to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that compliments your bathroom decor.

Finally, read the product label to determine whether the hardware to install the towel rack is included. If not, you’ll need to find out what additional hardware you need and add that to the cost of the towel rack to see what your final price will be.

DWYM Fun Fact

Although it’s unofficial, National Towel Day is celebrated by many on May 25 every year. Fans of the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” wanted a way to commemorate the passing of the book’s author, Douglas Adams, so they chose this day to swirl towels around in the air (even though the author actually passed on May 11). The act is in reference to a character in the series proclaiming the towel to be “the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”

You’ll also find towels mentioned by a few other popular authors. It’s listed in the Bible twice in the book of John and by Mary Henrietta Kingsley in “Travels in West Africa.” Charles Dickens also used the word back in 1836, but as a verb instead of a noun.

The Towel Rack Buying Guide

  • Over time, your towel rack may become dusty, especially if you aren’t using it on a daily basis. A damp lint-free cloth is all you need to get the rack clean again. If you’d like to add a little disinfecting and odor-eliminating power, simply spray the damp rag with a little white distilled vinegar before you wipe the rack down.
  • If you have multiple racks or accessories you plan to install in your bathroom, take the time to decide exactly where each piece should go before you install it. You don’t want to screw a towel rack into your wall only to decide moments later it would look better in a different spot. Then you’d have to go back and filling in the holes from the screws.
  • Individuals who have never installed a towel rack before can take a quick crash course simply by searching YouTube.  You’ll find this especially helpful if you are a visual learner and the product instructions seem a bit confusing to you.
  • While comparing prices, it is important to consider the length of the towel rack. The KES Stainless Bathroom Bar Towel Rack and the AmazonBasics Modern Bathroom Towel Bar Rack, 18-Inch are significantly longer than the Command Hand Towel Rack, and therefore fetch a higher price.