Jeeves vs. Radiant – What makes them unique?

We here at Amba want to make sure that we have enough product variety to appeal to a wide audience — from the single-panel Elory, to the freestanding Solo models, each collection offers a unique style and different levels of heating. We often though get the question: what is the difference between the Jeeves collection and the Radiant.

JEEVES

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The Jeeves collection features a classic towel bar design featuring liquid-filled round bars. These electric models are made in South Africa from locally sourced, 100% recyclable stainless steel. You have a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from, with the option of straight or gently curved horizontal cross bars. All models are available in 4 finishes: polished and brushed stainless steel, oil rubbed bronze, and white.

RADIANT

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The Radiant collection is an affordable, wall-mounted heated towel rack made in China. We offer a round or square bar design, with straight or curved horizontal bars, & unlike the Jeeves collection we offer this model in both hardwired and plug-in versions. Made of high quality 304 stainless steel, they come in Brushed & Polished stainless steel finishes. Using Dry Element Technology to heat, it takes only 15-20 minutes for the unit to heat up. The integrated on/off switch with pilot light allows direct control of the unit. Rated at 150 watts, equivalent to a few light bulbs, they are not big power consumers.

Another big difference is in the available warranties:

  • The Jeeves Collection includes a 10 year warranty on construction of unit and a 2 year warranty on heating element which can be replaced.
  • The Radiant Collection is warrantied for 2 years on the complete unit.

See the table below for direct comparisons.

Towel Warmer Collection Jeeves Radiant
Country of Origin South Africa China
Height (In) 18"–53" 32"
Width (In) 20"-40" 24"
Depth (In) 4.5"–6.5" 4"–6"
Wattage (W) 60-240 150
Amperage (A) 0.5–2.2 1.3
BTU Output 204–818 511
Price range (US$) $440–$1470 $275–385
Warranty 10yrs/2yrs 2yrs
Grade of Steel 304 Stainless Steel 304 Stainless Steel
Gauge of Steel 1.2mm 0.6mm
Heating Technology Liquid filled w/ heating element Heating Cables
Temperature range (internal) 145F–154F 145F
Number of Towels 1–4 2
Integrated Switch None On/Off Switch
Finish Polished SS Brushed SS Oil-Rubbed Bronze White Polished SS or Brushed SS
Time to heat up (unit) 15–60 min 15 min
Curved or Straight Bars Curved and Straight Curved and Straight
Shape of bars Round Round or Square
Number of Horizontal Bars 4–20 10
Hardwired or Plug-In Hardwired (can be converted to plug-in — voids warranty) Hardwired or Plug-In
Left Hand Electrical Fitting Available on request not available

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  1. Can I purchase a timer for the radiant hard wired unit?

    • Certainly! The ATW-T24 is a timer we supply, but you are more than welcome to use any other electrical timer than can be wired in conjunction with hardwired appliances! When in doubt, check with a trusted electrician!

  2. Can any of your models be left on all the time or do they need to be shut of.

    • Our heated towel racks are designed to be left on: when you are traveling or on vacation we recommend using an on/off switch and turning the unit off until you return home!

  3. What advantage is it having curved vs. straight?

    • There is no technical advantage, though the curved units will have more clearance behind — It is mostly an aesthetic choice depending on what your needs are!

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