Top 5 Best Electric Hand Dryers
At Washroom Hub we want to make sure you choose the best hand dryers for your business. To help you get started we’ve chosen our top five hand dryers to establish which electric hand dryers are best suited to your needs, priorities and budget. We know performance is a huge driving force behind the decision making process, along with energy efficiency and noise output. Along with these attributes we have listed the best mid-range hand dryer and the cheapest option for those who are choosing hand dryers purely based on budget.
1. Best Overall Performance Hand Dryer
Our pick for the best performing hand dryer is the Biodrier Executive. This blade hand dryer is a premium design, created with top of the range features for fast, hygienic drying. If you are unfamiliar with this style of blade hand dryers, you might have seen similar technology being used with the Dyson Airblade models. The Biodrier Executive has been engineered for a streamlined performance to scrape the water from hands using carefully placed jets, thereby drying them effectively. The team at Washroom Hub have chosen this hand dryer due to its performance, brushless motor, 5 year warranty and overall efficiency.
|Energy Consumption = 700 - 1000 watts|
|Cost = £620|
|Warranty = 5 years|
|Noise Output = 58 - 80dB|
|Size = W220 x H670 x D230mm|
|Drying Time = Under 10 seconds|
Energy Consumption = 700 - 1000 watts. This hand dryer has an adjustable airspeed option, providing the choice of a lower power output. By opting for the 700 wattage setting, this reduces the airspeed and power of this automatic hand dryer, making it less efficient than its 1000 watt setting. However, the 700 watt option is a great energy saving alternative. This being said, 1000 watts is still a low output, making this an efficient hand dryer. Both speed settings dry hands efficiently regardless of energy used, however the lower speed will dry hands more slowly than the high airspeed in this model of hand dryer.
Cost = £620. This hand dryer is one of washroom hub’s more expensive options. However, compared to other top of the range blade hand dryers, it provides very good value.
Warranty = 5 years. This warranty provides an on-site repair and replacement service within the first 3 years. For the following 2 years this warranty covers parts only.
Noise Output = 58 - 80dB. With the option of using less wattage, this also results in a change of noise outputs. The less power used, the lower the noise generated will be. The faster the airpower, the louder the motor will be. This hand dryer provides flexibility in performance and noise levels.
Size = W220 x H670 x D230mm. This commercial hand dryer is one of the larger options on the market. However, the “hands in” style of this hand dryer accounts for its size. It is designed to capture the excess water scraped off the hands from the blade air jets. The Executive Blade additionally allows for extra elements such as HEPA filters and advanced safety features.
Drying time = Under 10 seconds. This hand dryer offers fast drying, ensuring dry hands and enhanced hygiene.
Verdict: Biodrier Executive is best suited to high traffic environments. These commercial hand dryers are designed for heavy usage and are perfect for environments such as shopping complexes, motorway services and airports, as they encourage rapid drying and hygienic options for areas that are frequently in use. The larger design allows for water to be captured, preventing pools of water forming on the ground and removing hazards such as slippage.
2. Best Low Energy Expenditure Hand Dryer
Our pick for the hand dryer with the lowest energy output is the Diamond Dryer. The Diamond hand dryer expends just 300 watts of energy which makes this one of the most cost effective electric hand dryers on the market. This jet hand dryer is simple and efficient, and with such a small size it integrates perfectly into any washroom.
|Energy Consumption = 300 watts|
|Cost = £358|
|Warranty = 7 years|
|Noise Output = 75dB|
|Size =W272 x H136 x D123mm|
|Drying Time = 10 - 12 seconds|
Energy Consumption = 300 watts. The wattage of this commercial hand dryer speaks for itself. It is one of the lowest energy outputs you will see on the market, making this hand dryer very cost effective and eco-friendly. Even though this hand dryer only draws on 300 watts it is still a high speed hand dryer, drying hands in just 10 seconds. This cool air automatic hand dryer additionally incorporates a brushless motor, making this hand dryer an even more efficient hand dryer as there is no motor brush to replace.
Cost = £358. At this price there are cheaper hand dryers on the market. However, those at lower prices cannot compete with the Diamond Dryer on energy efficiency.
Warranty = 7 years. Diamond Dryers offer a 7 year parts warranty, making these hand dryers very safe long term investments.
Noise Output = 75dB. At Washroom Hub we classify any hand dryer 70dB or under as “quiet” hand dryers. The Diamond Dryer sits just outside of this bracket, meaning this hand dryer is average in its sound output.
Size = W272 x H136 x D123mm. The Diamond Dryer is one of the smallest hand dryers offered at Washroom Hub, making this hand dryer very convenient to place within any washroom environment.
Drying Time = 10 – 12 seconds. This high speed jet dryer results in efficient drying times.
Verdict: The Diamond Dryer, while at a higher price than other models, provides great value. The Diamond Dryer is a great long term investment, with its low wattage making it highly cost effective, the 7 year warranty ensuring this hand dryer will stand the test of the time and an unrivalled beautiful, compact design. This commercial hand dryer also has the added benefit of not needing ongoing maintenance.
3. Best Mid-Range Hand Dryer
The Biodrier Biolite hand dryer is a small but powerful automatic hand dryer. This affordable hand dryer was selected independently by the Department of Energy and Climate Change for installation within their London offices based on the cost effectiveness of this model and the energy efficiency.
|Energy Consumption = 650 - 900 watts|
|Cost = £269|
|Warranty = 5 years|
|Noise Output = 76dB|
|Size = W240 x H268 x D176mm|
|Drying Time = Under 10 seconds|
Energy Consumption = 650 - 900 watts. This hand dryer uses 650 watts to generate a cool air high speed drying functionality and 900 watts for generating warm air, resulting in both cool and warm air options drying hands in under 10 seconds.
Cost = £269. The Biodrier Biolite is more expensive than some models of hand dryers, but with the dual cool air/warm air jet functionality, the 5 year warranty and fast drying size, this makes the Biolite hand dryer one of the best valued models on the market.
Warranty = 5 years. For the first 3 years of this warranty, an on-site repair and replacement service is offered. For the following 2 years this warranty covers parts only.
Noise Output = 76dB. The noise output for the Biodrier Biolite is average. It does not fit under the classification of “quiet”, yet it is not one of the loudest hand dryers on the market.
Size = W240 x H268 x D176mm. This automatic hand dryer is a compact size, making it a great choice for many washrooms.
Drying Time = Under 10 seconds. This is a very fast and efficient drying time.
Verdict: The Biodrier Biolite hand dryer is a great value unit. This hand dryer offers it all, fast drying time, a great warranty, small size and low energy consumption. It also provides the flexibility of emitting both warm and cool air.
4. Best Cheap Hand Dryer
Washroom Hub’s top pick for the best cheap hand dryer on the market is the Airsenz i-Force. This electric hand dryer is very affordable, but also great quality, offering fast drying time and high speed design.
|Energy Consumption = 550 - 1800 watts|
|Cost = £99.99|
|Warranty = 1 years|
|Noise Output = 74dB|
|Size = W290 x H320 x D170mm|
|Drying Time = 8 - 10 seconds|
Energy Consumption = 550 - 1800 watts. The Airsenz i-Force provides the option of both cold and hot air drying options. The cool air high speed jet functionality uses just 550 watts, whereas the hot air drying option uses a much higher 1800 watts. The cool air option for the Airsenz hand dryer is a very energy efficient option, however both options ensure hands are dried in under 10 seconds.
Cost = £99.99. This hand dryer is very affordable, making it a great choice for any budget or scale of project.
Warranty = 1 year. The Airsenz i-Force is covered for one year under warranty.
Noise Output = 74dB. This hand dryer generates an average noise output.
Size = W290 x H320 x D170mm. This hand dryer is of average size, meaning it can fit comfortably within most washrooms.
Drying Time = 8 – 10 seconds. The automatic Airsenz i-Force hand dryer offers a very fast drying time.
Verdict: For the low price of £99.99, the Airsenz i-Force offers great value for those looking for performance at a reduced cost. The Airsenz doesn’t offer the same warranty cover that more expensive hand dryers do, and it’s warm air functionality uses a higher level of energy to run than other commercial hand dryers. However, this is compensated by the energy efficiency of its cool air function, fast drying time and low cost, making it one of the best hand dryers on the market.
5. Best Quiet Hand Dryer
Washroom Hub’s pick for the best quiet hand dryer within the range is the BlueDry Junior hand dryer. This is one of the quietest hand dryers we offer, making it a great choice for noise sensitive environments.
|Energy Consumption = 2000 watts|
|Cost = £44.99|
|Warranty = 2 years|
|Noise Output = 60dB|
|Size = W240 x H250 x D230mm|
|Drying Time = 35 - 40 seconds|
Energy Consumption = 2000 watts. The BlueDry Junior hand dryer is not a very energy efficient model due to its high energy consumption.
Cost = £44.99. This hand dryer is one of the cheapest hand dryers Washroom Hub offers, making it a great budget choice.
Warranty = 2 years. A 2 year parts warranty is offered for peace of mind.
Noise Output = 60dB. With the Washroom Hub classification of a “quiet” hand dryer being 70dB or below, the BlueDry Junior is a very low noise output hand dryer.
Size = W240 x H250 x D230mm. This is an average size hand dryer, making this hand dryer a great choice for most washrooms.
Drying Time = 35 - 40 seconds. This is one of the slower drying times for hand dryers.
Verdict: The BlueDry Junior hand dryer is a great choice if reducing noise is your main priority. The better the performance of a hand dryer, the louder the noise output for a hand dryer will be. With the knowledge that all quiet hand dryers offer low performance, and the fact this hand dryer is offered at such a reduced price with a 2 year guarantee, this makes this hand dryer great value.
This guide should provide a starting point for choosing the right hand dryer for your project, however if you are looking for more advice, make sure you visit our blog. If you are still unsure which model is right for you, feel free to get in touch with the Washroom Hub Team on 0800 023 4937.
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