Which Hand Dryer should I buy?
When choosing a hand dryer keep in mind a few criteria and consider your needs:
- Speed -Performance
- Energy efficiency
- Life expectancy
Today hand dryers are much faster than before. They are also more energy efficient and more fun to use. In the old days replacing paper towels with hand dryers was not an easy choice because hand blowers took too long to dry hands. With the last generation of hand dryers, those “just wipe your hands on your pants” jokes go away.
Now the issue is more about what is is good for the environment, what is more hygienic and how to reduce costs and maintenance hassle.
It is also about offering your clients or employes restroom solutions where high standards are important.
And of course as Dyson has brought it to us : a hand dryer is also a high tech and life style object with a high added value.
High Speed Hand Dryers
We always recommend them first.
Better for the user, faster, more hygienic, they are more energy efficient, since they use less energy and are on for a shorter period of time.
There is one trade off to high speed hand dryers : the level of noise. However the manufacturers are working on this issue and the latest generation of hand dryers is becoming always quieter, without giving up performance, which we feel is the most important.
We also recommend an automatic-infrared sensor activated hand dryer.
Since the user never touches an automatic hand dryer, it is more hygienic and it also saves energy since it stops running as soon as you remove your hands.
The Dyson Galaxy
At about a 10 s dry time, the Dyson Airblade are the fastest hand dryers on the market today. They are also one of the most hygienic with their Hepa filter making the air hitting your hands cleaner than the air in the restroom. And they are design and have introduced innovation in the operation. With the Dyson AB14 hands go down into the Airblade and water is removed as the hands are pulled out. The Dyson AB09-10-11 is a combination faucet and hand dryer where hands are dried without removing them from the sink. The Dyson V AB12 has a slim profile, and is very convenient for smaller restrooms.
AB14 AB08-12 AB09-10-11
People just love using it ! The Airblade are among the most popular hand dryers on the market, and they are our top pick. They are more expensive but the improved image for your location is worth the extra cost.
The french manufacturing JVD
The french manufacturer JVD proposes two hand dryers made in France with innovative and ergonomic design,the Exp'Air and the Stell'Air.
With a strong identity, they both have the advantages of an efficient high-speed hand dryer Dyson type in a range of lower prices.
They also have the distinction of having low energy consumption (1200W) and being quieter. The Stell'Air hand dryer has a noise level of 75dB.Water tank, filters, ergonomics, adapted for PRM, easy maintenance, JVD hand dryers are designed taking into account many useful features!
The Airdri range, durable and quieter
The british company Airdri has 40 years of experience in the manufacture of hand dryers. Reliability and environmental consideration are key points in the product development as well as a revitalized design. A low noise level is also a distinctive feature rewarded by the label Quiet Mark.
The Airdri hand dryers are stylish, energy efficient, durable and quieter. At an affordable price, they cover a wide variety of needs, from sanitary with high attendance to trendy spaces.
The range includes the last 2 born, the Quest and the Quazar which combine the best sound level (70dB) and energy efficiency (1000W) in a modern design, the ultra-slim Quad, the Quartz, first hand dryer labeled Quiet Mark and the Quote at a very affordable price.
The powerful Xlerator and latest energy-efficient ECO Model
Another top pick is the Xlerator hand dryer. The american company Excel Dryer started the high-speed hand drying craze when it introduced the Xlerator in 2000 on the market. “Feel the Power,” is their slogan and they really mean it. Made in the USA, it is a 10 second hand dryer, well made, very effective, and also low energy, it is very popular in the USA. The latest version, the XLERATOReco® Xlerator ECO Händetrockner is a very energy-efficient and environmentally friendly hand dryer. Its ‘No Heat’ technology with only 500 watts of energy.
The Xlerator goes very well in bars, hotels, restaurants factories and other commercial environment. We also sell them to high end establishments.
A lower price efficient alternative : the Fast Dry Jet Air hand dryer
The Fast Dry JA(Jet Air) hand dryer is a really nice alternative to some of the other high speed hand dryers. This is similar to the Xlerator but runs about 2 seconds slower. It has a cool blue light that shines on your hands when it is running.
It also has a smart simple design and we offer it in 3 finishings : white porcelain, stainless steel and polished chrome.