Choosing a Hand Dryer? You've Come to the Right Place!
There are hundreds of hand dryers to choose from - with more appearing each month. So it's not surprising that a lot of our work is helping customers through the maze of choices: and in many cases, we end up saving our customers considerable amounts of money.
Although there are several brands of hand dryer which have become familiar sights in public and company washrooms - such as the Dyson Airblade and the Airforce - there are also lesser known brands which perform well and offer great value for money. Particularly in recent years, great progress has been made in areas such as noise levels, new types of blade dryers, and the drying speed of modern hand dryers.
You might be a contractor who has just been asked to buy a hand drying unit. Or you might have a low-usage requirement in somewhere like the washroom of a village hall. The type of dryer doesn’t really matter, and the budget is not huge: anything to avoid the use of those messy and expensive paper towels! From our point of view, at the low-budget end of the market, the most important thing is that it actually works (and as I’m sure you know, many of them don’t). If they are just too slow, people will not use them and will leave the washroom wiping their hands on their jeans, spreading germs all over the place and making a mental note not to bother even washing their hands next time.
So if you fall into this category, we currently have 3 top recommendations we consider effective, specific and econoomically priced: Or browse by price by clicking here.
The JETBOX Junior (shown on the right) is an extraordinary little unit because it combines a remarkably low price and good performance. Obviously not intended for a high-traffic situation, but it's ideal for pub or restaurant washrooms.
The Budget hand dryer – This traditional budget hand dryer represents remarkable value for money, and has an excellent specification.
As the level of usage goes up, you need to put more consideration into the build quality and performance of the hand dryer you choose. Otherwise, you’ll end up with running costs which are unnecessarily high or have issues with breakdowns. You can spend anything from around £200 to £400 in this category, and you’ll be pleased to know that all of our recommendations are at the lower end of that!
Top of the list for us at the moment is:
The JETBOX Eco – fast dry time, good looks and impressive economy, the Eco is an extremly reliable and popular dryer.
Secondly, the Airstream Key from the Warner Howard - PHS stable (shown on the left) is from the new range which will replace the world-famous Airforce from Warner Howard. Very well priced, great visual design and in terms of performance, it certainly matches the far more expensive Dyson Airblade V dryer.
And thirdly, it might have an unfortunate name, but the Kangarillo 2 dryer from Handy Dryers is an excellent alternative to the XLerator – at less than half the price. Now with an ‘automatic’ heating element which varies in heat output according to the ambient temperature and an improved motor, it’s available in white, black or polished steel.
If you are determined that you want the absolute best, or that your washroom needs to reinforce the superior image of your organisation, then you are spoiled for choice, but our favourite in this category - which will also save you money over the more well known brands - is the Wave Jet Towel from Mitsubishi Electric.
The Mitsubishi Jet Towel SMART is very serious competition for the XLerator and the Dyson ‘V’ dryer – both in terms of price and power consumption, and reliability is second to none.
At this end of the market, our customers are often looking for a ‘hands-in’ model, and we would suggest that it is difficult to beat the Mitsubishi Jet Towel SLIM for the combination of style, purchase price and performance.