Review 2021 – Dryflow® Turboforce® Junior PLUS Hand Dryer
The Turboforce Junior PLUS is a popular, budget-priced, high speed hand dryer. It is available in white (TFJ01), Brushed stainless (TFJ03) and Polished Chrome (TFJ02). It’s notable for its energy saving, intelligent heat system that senses the external temperature and only adds the heat required to make hand drying comfortable without heating the air needlessly. How does the dryer perform?
A cracking dryer for the money! If you are on a budget and look after a facility where the dryer is unlikely to be used more than 100 times a day then this dryer will give you great service. Great energy efficiency, a low carbon footprint, decent performance, reasonable noise levels, and great reliability.
From £119.00 + VAT
This is not a low-cost hand dryer, however it scores well on overall value. At £119 + VAT you can’t go wrong with this dryer. Obviously, you wouldn’t expect it to be a better dryer than a Dyson V, Machflow or Turboforce and it isn’t, but it is a great all-round performer, covered by an impressive 3-year warranty.
The manufacturer claims 10 seconds, our stringent dry testing measured it within the 15-18 seconds which may be 5 seconds off the premium dryers but its comparable or faster than many dryers like the Biodrier Eco and Airforce that come in at twice the price.
Calculating the energy-efficiency of a dryer depends on 2 things, rated power and the dry speed.
The rated power of the Turboforce Junior PLUS ranges from 0.5 kW to 1.15 kW, which means consumption is 2.08 – 3.19 W/hour per dry. 1000 dries would cost between 30p to 69p which is a 95.4 to 98% saving against paper towels.
This is good as just about any dryer on the market! Traditional dryers will use 25-30 watt/hours per dry.
The Turboforce Junior PLUS is really easy on the ear. So much so that it’s been found to be acceptable in infant school environments. The manufacturer reports 72 dB(A) from 1 metre, this always increases in a real washroom environment but this is definitely a dryer where noise is not an issue for all but the most sensitive locations.
Compact with a solid steel cover. It’s fine for areas likely to be subject to vandalism.
The Turboforce Junior PLUS has a 1000-hour brushed motor so you would expect it to last for about 200,000 dries. Just have a think before putting this in somewhere too high traffic where you would be better paying a bit extra for something longer lasting.
We conducted a cradle to grave carbon footprint assessment of the Turboforce Junior using Climate Partners software and triangulated this with our own research. The embedded carbon in production, transport and disposal was approximately 18 Kg/CO2. This low carbon footprint is due to its compact, lightweight construction.
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