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Helpful Hand Dryer Selection Guides

06/09/2021
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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. If you have your heart set on a blade ‘hands-in’ hand dryer then we believe this to be the best-in-class. The energy... Read More

05/09/2021
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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. 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 At £330-£399 + VAT the Mitsubishi SMART falls into the upper-mid range price bracket. When... Read More

03/09/2021
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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. There is a lot to like about the EcoSlim, it has the flexibility to reduce the noise and still be a reasonably... Read More

02/09/2021
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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. As a ‘hands in’ blade hand dryer,... Read More

01/09/2021
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2021 Review – Mediclinics Machflow Brushless Hand Dryer M19A

The Machflow PLUS Brushless was released into the UK market on the 5th September 2021. It builds upon the previous Machflow model by introducing a range of upgrades including a long life digital brushless motor, a plug-in easy installation system and added hygiene features such as HEPA filter and ioniser. It is also soon to be the first, hand dryer using patented industrial grade bio-plastics to lower the environmental impact created during production and incorporate re-use of quality controlled components. A fantastic product with little that can be improved on.... Read More

27/08/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Vapordri HEPA Hand Dryer

The Vapordri is available as standard in a graphite finish with a blue LED light strip down the side of the unit, it can be requested for projects in white, black, silver or stainless-steel. The unit is covered by a 5-year warranty and the manufacturer claims low sound levels, 10 second dry times and 1.5 million cycle life-span. The Vapordri has been on the market for 3 years, designed and made in Europe, it certainly is very pleasing on the eye with its compact, sleek design but how does it... Read More

15/06/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Elite Mark II Hand Dryer

The Dryflow Elite Mark II is another British-designed hand dryer developed to last the life of a commercial building. Available in White, Polished Chrome, or Brushed Satin Stainless Steel. It is positioned as an attractive, quiet, slim-line, and long-life hand dryer. We really like this dryer especially for locations designed for children or people with sensory needs. In fact, anywhere that requires a quiet yet effective dryer. It is worth noting, it is only 10cm deep so ideal for washrooms with limited space and particularly for baby change and disabled... Read More

Great Hand Dryers For The Home 06/05/2021
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4 Great Hand Dryers For The Home

Outlined in an article in The Daily Mail and backed up by the NHS, bathroom towels are probably one of the most unhygienic items in the home. Why? Because they retain moisture allowing bacteria to breed and are used in the most germ ridden areas of the house; collecting faeces and other germ ridden substances from the hands, face and body. These bacteria can be spread from person to person as the towel is used by multiple people.  Just washing the towel is not enough, you have to do it at the right... Read More

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Intelligent Hand Dryers Rating Criteria

Energy Consumption This rating is based on the watts per dry of the hand dryer which is derived from the rated power and the time taken to dry the hands. We have used the figures based on either the manufacturer’s dry time, if yet to be in house tested or based on the in house testing dry time we have conducted. This will also be based on the most energy efficient setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed and/or heat. High Speed These ratings are based on the... Read More

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A Designers Guide: Alternatives to the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry Tap

The Dyson Airbade Wash+Dry tap was introduced in 2013, the novel concept of placing a hand dryer over the hand wash basin made a lot of sense, eliminating drips on the floor and maximising the space in the commercial washroom. For some new build or major refurbishment projects, either where cost is of little concern or the washrooms are frequented enough to warrant the extra number of devices, installing this concept makes perfect sense. However, the majority of washrooms have irregular traffic flow therefore the expense of three Dyson taps (one per... Read More