Hand Dryer Reviews


Review 2021 – Dryflow® Jet Force Pro HEPA

The Jetforce Pro has been around for some time now, it was one of the early alternatives to the Dyson Airblade AB14. It was selected for the Olympic stadium in London 2012 and has been in a number of notable project installs over the years. The design is exactly the same today with the addition of a HEPA filter, so with so many new dryers coming onto the market every year, how does it stand up? If you like ‘hands in’ blade-style dryers and have a mid to high traffic... Read More

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Review 2021 – Dyson Airblade AB14 DB

This is the 3rd generation Dyson Airblade. It’s hard to believe but the AB01, which looks pretty much identical to the current version was launched back in 2006. Since then, there has been the Airblade Mark II and the Airblade DB (AB14). Each model has had slight motor and construction enhancements and noise reduction. How does the Airblade AB14 DB compare now? It’s the dryer that changed the hand drying world and 15 years on from its launch it’s still a great dryer. It does have a downside though, water... Read More

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Review 2021 – Dryflow® JetDri Mark II

The Dryflow® JetDri Mark II is a hand dryer with a common design, there are many hand dryers with a similar appearance found on the UK market. This product is available in a brushed satin stainless steel or white, with any other colour available on special request. How does it compare with other hand dryers on the whole and how does it compare specifically with other similar looking dryers? A lot of dryers have a similar look to the JetDri, for example, the Kangarillo, Franke Airblast, and the Xlerator. While... Read More

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Top High Speed, Quick Drying Hand Dryers For 2021

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 do when you wash your hands? At Intelligent we have tested the dry times to strict protocols.  At the bottom of this post, you... Read More

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Which hand dryers are best for universities?

‘Universities are huge, complex estates with lots of different considerations’ A university is a complex mix of different property types. For example, there will be libraries, concert halls, lecture theatres, administration areas, sports halls, changing huts situated in the middle of fields, student bars, and laboratories. Some properties will be state of the art, others, built hundreds of years ago. The toilets located near each of these diverse buildings will have to consider the level of footfall, how likely misuse is (student bar!), the electrical supply, and acceptable noise levels... Read More

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Review 2021 – The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim Hand Dryer

The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim is now in its 9th generation and each generation has produced improvements. Originally launched in 1993 in Japan, it was bulky and loud but each generation has got faster, quieter, sleeker, less fussy, and more energy efficient. The product is available in heated and unheated airflow versions. The heated version is available in black, white, and silver, the unheated version, only in white. Lets see how it compares. If you have your heart set on a blade ‘hands-in’ hand dryer then we believe this to... Read More

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Review 2021 – The Mitsubishi Jet Towel SMART Hand Dryer

The Mitsubishi SMART has been in the UK for some years and has become one of our most popular dryers, particularly in big projects like Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Newcastle University. Check out our independent performance review below to consider whether its right for your facilities. One of our favourite dryers, they really do everything you want. Fast, low running costs, not too noisy and just so reliable. They are compact and modern. If you have the budget to buy quality, the Mitsubishi SMART won’t disappoint. From £345.00 + VAT... Read More

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2021 Review – Dyson Airblade 9kJ Hand Dryer

Dyson’s latest hand dryer offering is the 9Kj, as ever Dyson have come up with a design like no other seen before. The 9kj reminds us of a submarine periscope and certainly is very interesting to look at. Dyson positions it as their most energy-efficient unit ever, but is it any good? At this price, the 9kJ needs to be the ultimate dryer but we see too many downsides. Despite being the most energy efficient Dyson, there are more efficient hand dryers for much less money. There is no great... Read More

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2021 Review – Dryflow EcoSlim Hand Dryer

As the name would imply, the EcoSlim is a slim-line hand dryer specially designed for limited space and disabled washrooms. It is an older cover design with recent upgrades to the internals, including the addition of a HEPA filter. The EcoSlim is produced in Europe. The EcoSlim is available in 4 finishes, white, brushed satin, black and polished steel. We can also customise into any colour if required. Let’s see how the Ecoslim shapes up: There is a lot to like about the EcoSlim, it has the flexibility to reduce... Read More

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2021 Review – Dryflow® D-Flow Eco HEPA Hand Dryer

The D-flow hand dryer is available in black, silver, and white. It is available in several versions with added specifications and features as the price increases, this includes an upgraded brushless motor version, an ioniser version and a plumb-in version to drain the excess water directly out of the unit. The D-Flow is produced in Europe and was launched in 2012 in response to the popularity of the Dyson ab14. The review scores focus on the basic brushed motor version with HEPA filter. So how does it stack up? As... Read More