We have been asked these questions a thousand times over.

  • What is the fastest hand dryer on the market?
  • Which one actually dries your hands in the quickest time possible?

Some manufacturers would have you believe that theirs is the quickest, (and why wouldn’t they?), without actually showing how they tested them. If they can provide the testing, have they really got the hands soaking wet like you would do when you actually run them under a tap?

So, what are our top 4 recommendations for you to look at in 2017? The hand dryers that actually dry the hands in around 10 – 12 seconds and don’t leave the user disappointed? We have tested the dry times to strict protocols.  The video evidence of which you can see on each product page (links provided below) as well as shown below.

1. Dyson Airblade AB14

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 seconds
  • Price: £689 - £701 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Notes: All the quality you would expect from a Dyson product.  This robust and fast drying hand dryer user’s powerful blades of air to literally scrape the water off the hands. A superior product over many others on the market.

2. eXtremeAir GXT and eXtremeAir CPC

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 seconds
  • Price: £341.06 – £489 dependent upon finish and model
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Notes:  Comes in a standard GXT version and a CPC version which has a Cold Plasma Technology generator.  This extremely fast drying hand dryer is also very manually adjustable so you can make this a quieter unit at the turn of a screwdriver, fine tuning the acoustics. You can also disengage the heater element which makes this super fast hand dryer even more energy efficient.  Fast, energy efficient and robust, this hand dryer really does have it all.

3. Turboforce

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £256.60 - £269.10 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Notes:  A very stylish, popular and high performing hand dryer that has been chosen in many public areas such as fast food restaurants, theatres and service stations due to its robust and high performing characteristics.  This too can be manually adjusted and the heater element disengaged, however to a less extent to the eXtremeAir above.

4. D-flow 

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £ 489 - 498 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 3 Years
  • Notes: If you are looking for a “hands in” model, this one certainly performs to a very high standard.  Very elegant looking and has a manually adjustable motor to reduce the noise level if this is an issue.  This has a low maintenance water collection tray which collects residual water when scraped off the hands so that it doesn’t run onto the floors

One More to Consider

We have not included this in our 4 above as we have personally tested those to make sure they really are to quickest around.  However, we certainly recommend the Dyson Airblade V HU02 if speed of dry is your main criteria.

Although we haven’t tested it as yet to our strict protocols, we have no doubt that the dry time stated will be very accurate as Dyson do not mess about in their own testing labs and have a very proud repetition to maintain.

Dyson V Airblade HU02

  • Stated dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £ 495 – 523.99 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 5 Years
  • Notes: Super fast just got quieter as Dyson have remodelled their already quick drying, high performing hand dryer and made it 35% quieter than its predecessor!  Its smooth operation really does provide a softer noise level that is remarkable for a high-powered unit.  Fast dry times, energy efficient, robust, small wall footprint and including the scientifically backed HEPA filter, this unit comes with all the quality that is a Dyson product!

All prices above are ex VAT and subject to change.

We do sell other high speed hand dryers that will dry the hands in a very respectable 15 – 20 seconds.  Still super quick compared to the conventional warm air hand dryer that takes at least 40 seconds to dry, if you can be bothered to wait that long!  You can view more high speed hand dryers by clicking here

Of course, with a high powered hand dryer comes a louder air output noise.  You may need to consider a little reduction on the dry time if noise may be an issue.

For more information or for help in finding your ideal hand dryer, please contact us on 0114 3540047, use our contact us page by clicking here or click to visit the website.  You can also use our Intelligent Search Tool that helps you identify the perfect dryer for your location by clicking here

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