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Blade Vs. Airblade Hand Dryers

If you’ve thought about buying blade hand dryers, you’ve probably considered investing in a Dyson. They are a well-known brand and considered as a premium and reliable producer of hand dryers. However, there are other options out there, which are worth considering before you commit to your hand dryer purchase. Take for example the Biodrier Executive which has similarities to the Dyson Airblade dB. The Biodrier Executive is a blade hand dryer like the Dyson Airblade and while it doesn’t have the same brand recognition as the Dyson, it is very well respected commercially worldwide. It does however offer a similar style and performance, which combined with it being almost half the price of the Dyson Airblade dB makes it worth considering.

Biodrier Executive Dyson Airblade dB
Biodrier Executive Blade Hand Dryer

Washroom Hub has compared these two models of blade hand dryers to help you decide where your money is best invested, and provide you with tools to assist you in making educated decisions on which hand dryer will provide you with more value. Specifications have been listed below, side by side for easy comparison.

Biodrier Executive Dyson Airblade dB
Brushless motor Dyson Brushless Digital V4 Motor
HEPA filter HEPA filter
10 seconds 10 seconds
5 year warranty (3 years onsite labour, 2 years parts) 5 year warranty (5 year parts and labour)
700 – 1000 W 1600 W
W330 x H670 X D230mm W359 x H735 x D305mm
558km/h airspeed 690km/h airspeed
58-80dB 84dB
ABS finish/casing ABS finish/casing
Motor speed = 30,000rpm Motor speed = 90,000rpm
£620 £1189

So, from comparing these two hand dryers it can be seen there are similarities. But what does Dyson blade hand dryer offer that Biodrier doesn’t to justify the price tag it has placed on there? Well the big difference lies in the motor, which spins three times faster than the Biodrier Executive to generate both a faster airspeed and a greater volume of air which is pushed through to create powerful sheets of air that scrape water off the hands through the directed pressure. This higher level of power means hands are dried very efficiently. However, with this faster spinning motor comes a higher decibel rating, meaning the Dyson Airblade will be louder in operation. Even though the Dyson Airblade hand dryer appears to be the more powerful out of the two, both blade hand dryers dry hands within just 10 seconds. These Biodrier and Dyson blade hand dryers additionally offer a brushless motor, which are more durable and energy efficient than brushed motors, and do not have brushes that need to be replaced. However, the brushless motor within the Airblade hand dryer features a Dyson digital motor, which is specific to this brand. Both hand dryers feature a HEPA filter that captures 99.95% of airborne particles, making these hand dryers hygienic options. However, the Dyson has the additional accolade of being the only hand dryer certified for use in food prep environments by HACCP International standards. The Dyson blade and the Biodrier Executive hand dryer additionally both come with a five year warranty. However the Biodrier hand dryer offers a three year on-site warranty. This means a electrician or engineer will be sent out to visit should there be any problems, so the problem is fixed immediately and without hand dryer units being sent back and forth. What’s more, at Washroom Hub we believe the Biodrier Executive is more aesthetically pleasing than the Dyson Airblade. It is stylish and offers more choice in colour, as well as a sleek design.

So with these differences and similarities in mind, is it worth investing in the Dyson Airblade dB for the higher price tag? The verdict from Washroom Hub is that while the Airblade hand dryer does offer superior performance, the Biodrier Executive still dries hands in 10 seconds, making it an esteemed product that shouldn’t be dismissed. The Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer might be the only appropriate hand dryer for certain environments, however if you are looking to choose a commercial hand dryer that offers great value, then the Biodrier Executive is recommended. This hand dryer performs to a very high standard, is available at an affordable price, offers onsite repair and is aesthetically pleasing.

If you are still unsure which type of blade hand dryer is best suited to your project, please don't hesitate in getting in touch with the Washroom Hub Team on 0800 023 4937 to discuss your requirements or visit our blade hand dryers page to browse the other styles we have available.

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