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We also recommend an automatic / infrared sensor activated hand dryer. An automatic hand dryer is more hygienic since the user never touches it and it also saves energy since it stops running as soon as the you remove your hands (as opposed to continuing to the end of the timer cycle). Automatic hand dryers have become so much more popular than push button dryers that all of the new, fast hand dryers are designed with only an automatic option. Some folks, especially at schools, still feel that push button dryers such as the World Dryer Model A are the most reliable, however we feel that sensor activated hand dryers are more reliable even than the push button hand dryers and we like that there are less moving parts. (Push button dryers are best in environments where people might set off the sensors when they do not mean to.)


Upgrade Your Bath with Electric Hand Dryers You'll never have to wash a hand towel again. Reduce landfill waste and save money with an electric bathroom hand dryer. With a plenty of options including touchless and wall-mounted dryers available, you’ll find one that perfectly suits your needs. Sanitary Hands at Work In public places, wall-mounted automatic hand dryers are more hygienic thanks to their touchless technology. Some, like Royal Sovereign hand dryers, even offer additional anti-microbial protection. A Hand Dryer for Your Home There are even hand dryers for home use. These sleek stainless steel or snow-white appliances blend well with contemporary decor. Certain models, like this one with temperature-controlled high-speed airflow, feature drip trays to ensure your floors remain dry. Warm yourself up to a useful new device and explore The Home Depot's wide selection of hand dryers. Read more


Upgrade Your Bath with Electric Hand Dryers You'll never have to wash a hand towel again. Reduce landfill waste and save money with an electric bathroom hand dryer. With a plenty of options including touchless and wall-mounted dryers available, you’ll find one that perfectly suits your needs. Sanitary Hands at Work In public places, wall-mounted automatic hand dryers are more hygienic thanks to their touchless technology. Some, like Royal Sovereign hand dryers, even offer additional anti-microbial protection. A Hand Dryer for Your Home There are even hand dryers for home use. These sleek stainless steel or snow-white appliances blend well with contemporary decor. Certain models, like this one with temperature-controlled high-speed airflow, feature drip trays to ensure your floors remain dry. Warm yourself up to a useful new device and explore The Home Depot's wide selection of hand dryers.


You'll never have to wash a hand towel again. Reduce landfill waste and save money with an electric bathroom hand dryer. With a plenty of options including touchless and wall-mounted dryers available, you’ll find one that perfectly suits your needs. Sanitary Hands at Work In public places, wall-mounted automatic hand dryers are more hygienic thanks to their touchless technology. Some, like Royal Sovereign hand dryers, even offer additional anti-microbial protection. A Hand Dryer for Your Home There are even hand dryers for home use. These sleek stainless steel or snow-white appliances blend well with contemporary decor. Certain models, like this one with temperature-controlled high-speed airflow, feature drip trays to ensure your floors remain dry. Warm yourself up to a useful new device and explore The Home Depot's wide selection of hand dryers.


At about a 10 second dry time, The Dyson Airblade is perhaps the fastest hand dryer on the market today. It is also a very sexy hand dryer. That’s right, SEXY. Because of its effectiveness and the unique operation of the Dyson, the Airblade is one of the most popular hand dryers on the market, and it is our top pick. The user places his or her hands down into the Airblade and the water is scraped off as the hands are removed. The Airblade also has a HEPA filter so that the air hitting your hands is cleaner than the air in the rest of the restroom. People just love using these dryers and they will talk about their experience even after they leave the establishment. Dyson was originally known for their hands-in hand dryers like the AB04 pictured here (now upgraded to the quieter AB14 model) but they also make a hands-under version, the HU02, also known as the V, which has also been improved to lower the noise level and so is quiet, efficient, comes with two HEPA filters and is ADA compliant at only 4 inches off the wall. The Dyson Airblade is more expensive than other hand dryers, but it lends a very upscale image to the establishment. For that reason we sell a lot of these to high-end restaurants, retail establishments, car dealerships, etc. We think that the improved image for your location is worth the extra cost.


Other than the Airblade, there are a few dryers on the market that are ADA compliant even without a recess kit. For example, you can purchase the Nova 1 or 2 hand dryers, which are 4” off the wall even if surface mounted. These are also lower cost hand dryers, but on the other hand are not as durable or fast as some other dryers, so not appropriate for all settings.


If you want durability above all else and a high speed hand dryer, we recommend the World Dryer AirMax. While all of the hand dryers are well made and even the polycarbonate cover Dyson AB04 hand dryer is vandal resistant (there’s a nice video showing a burly dude trying unsuccessfully to break it) you can’t beat the Airmax for good old fashioned durability. The AirMax is made from the World Dryer Model A shell that has been tried and tested over the years. As such, it has a push button as well as an automatic version, so if you want both push button and high speed, this is a good alternative. (Summit Coffee in Davidson, NC took out their automatic hand dryers and installed these because the hand dryers in their small restrooms are mounted almost over the sinks and the users kept setting them off by accident. The AirMax is about a 15 second hand dryer.


So we always recommend a high speed hand dryer first. Not only are they better for the user, and not only can you get more users through a busy bathroom, but they are vastly more energy efficient than traditional hand dyers. That is because they use less energy (say 1500 watts vs 2300 watts) and they are on for a shorter period of time. (Say 15 seconds vs 30 seconds.) There is one major trade off to high speed hand dryers: they are louder than slower hand dryers. There is almost a directly proportional relationship between time to dry and level of noise. However the manufacturers are working on this issue and expect to see improvements in the near future. There are a lot of quiet hand dryers available, usually at a good price, but you are giving up performance, which we feel is more important.


We think that ALL hand dryers are more hygienic than paper towels. And when we walk into a restroom that is strewn with paper towels, wet, on the floor, in the sinks and clogging the toilets, we know we are right! The Dyson Airblade is currently the only hand dryer with an NSF rating which makes it popular in the food manufacturing industry - bakeries etc. One of the reason for this is that it has a HEPA filter that cleans the air as it goes in. The Xlerator now has a retrofit HEPA filter as well. A number of hand dryers including the Airblade have an antimicrobial coating. The World Dryer AirForce Hand Dryer and the Smartdi are hand dryers that also have antimicrobial.


Today’s hand dryers are MUCH faster than previous generations. They are also more energy efficient and much more fun to use. In the old days business owners were afraid to replace paper towels with hand dryers because, while making the change would be good for the environment, save money and reduce maintenance hassles, warm air hand blowers took too long to dry hands. With today’s latest generation of hand dryers, those “just wipe your hands on your pants” jokes go away. (And not a moment too soon for us.)


The AirMax and the Model A hand dryers come with many cover options, including cast iron, stainless steel (both cast and stainless are very good vandal-resistant materials) steel – still quite strong, but easier to scratch or dent than cast iron, and WorldStone, a very nice bulk molded compound. For more on hand dryer cover options, please see: Cover Options. For information on push button vs automatic hand dryers, see push button vs automatic hand dryers. (I like automatic.)


Most high-speed hand dryers are louder than their lower-speed counter-parts. This is one of the trade-offs of using a high-speed hand drier. In our opinion, the extra noise does not make a big enough difference to counterbalance the benefits of the higher speed, but if the hand dryer is very close to a noise sensitive area, such as an office or classroom, you might want to consider a lower noise hand dryer like the Model A or the Nova 5 hand dryer. Others are even quieter, like the Electric-Aire LE hand dryer which is only 70 dB. The LE hand dryer and others in its class use induction motors, unlike the brush motors of the other hand dryers we have been discussing. This makes them quieter, but you are giving up on speed-of-dry performance at the same time.