Top 8 High Speed, Quick Drying Hand Dryers For 2021

Top 8 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 would do when you actually run them under a tap?

So, what are our top 8 recommendations for you to look at in 2021? The hand dryers that actually dry the hands in around 10 – 12 seconds and don’t leave the user disappointed? 

We have tested the dry times to strict protocols.  The video evidence of which you can see on each product page (links provided below) as well as shown below.  At the bottom of this post you will see how our testing differs to anything you may have seen elsewhere online and how ours is more thorough, strictly monitored for actual time to dry and realistic to what actually happens in a washroom setting.

Prices ex VAT and correct at time of last post update.

The fast drying hand dryers for 2021

1. Dyson Airblade AB14

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 seconds
  • Price: £788.99 – £929.95 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Notes: All the quality you would expect from a Dyson product.  This robust and fast drying hand dryer user’s powerful blades of air to literally scrape the water off the hands. A superior product over many others on the market.


2. Dryflow® Vapordri

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 seconds
  • Price: £470
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Notes: One of the smallest and quietest blade style hand dryers on the market. It comes with antibacterial ABS and a long lasting H14 HEPA filter.


3. Dryflow Tri-Jet

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 seconds
  • Price: £469 – £509.95 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 7 years
  • Notes: Includes 3 blades of air and Microban antimicrobial protection which prevents the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew in all water collection areas. Has a water collection system which prevents wet floors and walls. Also comes with a microbe trapping air filter as standard with option to upgrade to a HEPA Filter H12

4. Mitsubishi Jet Towel Smart

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 seconds (on max power)
  • Price: £325 – £339 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 5 Years (industry standard is 3 years)
  • Notes: Not only is this a quick drying hand dryer it is very energy efficient with a rated power between just 0.41 kW – 0.98 kW.  It is very quiet in operation and one of the most reliable on the market.  Filtered air and antibacterial resin in the materials provide enhanced hygienic properties and it is NSF approved. Very robust with protective steel shell and long-life motor.

5. Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 11 – 12 seconds (dependent upon setting)
  • Price: £519 – £545 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 7 Years (industry standard is 3 years)
  • Notes: Comes in a heated version where the heater element can be switched off, or a version which doesn’t include a heater element. A very energy efficient hand dryer rated between 0.55 kW – 1.24 kW. Comes with an easy to empty water collection system and is very quiet in operation. One of the most reliable on the market. An anti bacterial resin is injected into plastic and an anti-microbial filter is fitted as standard (option to upgrade to a high quality HEPA equivalent). NSF approved.

6. Turboforce

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £259.95 – £269.95 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Notes:  A very stylish, popular and high performing hand dryer that has been chosen in many public areas such as fast food restaurants, theatres and service stations due to its robust and high performing characteristics.  This can be manually adjusted and the heater element disengaged.

7. G-Force MKII

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £235.95 – £279 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 3 years
  • Notes: Comes with a Plug-in system phased installation for quick and easy fitting and maintenance. Long life motor – capable of withstanding up to 500 uses per day. Option to turn the heater element on or off to maximise energy efficiency.

8. D-flow 

  • Standard comparative test dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £503.36 – £577.28 dependent upon finish
  • Guarantee: 3 Years
  • Notes: If you are looking for a “hands in” model, this one certainly performs to a very high standard.  Very elegant looking and has a manually adjustable motor to reduce the noise level if this is an issue.  This has a low maintenance water collection tray which collects residual water when scraped off the hands so that it doesn’t run onto the floors

Two More to Consider

We have not included these in our 8 above as we have personally tested those to make sure they really are to quickest around.  However, we certainly recommend the Dyson Airblade V HU02 or  Dyson Airblade 9kJ Hand Dryer (HU03) if speed of dry is your main criteria.

Although we haven’t tested them as yet to our strict protocols, we have no doubt that the dry time stated will be very accurate as Dyson do not mess about in their own testing labs and have a very proud repetition to maintain.

Dyson V Airblade HU02

  • Stated dry time: 12 seconds
  • Price: £539.99
  • Guarantee: 5 Years
  • Notes: Super fast just got quieter as Dyson have remodelled their already quick drying, high performing hand dryer and made it 35% quieter than its predecessor!  Its smooth operation really does provide a softer noise level that is remarkable for a high-powered unit.  Fast dry times, energy efficient, robust, small wall footprint and including the scientifically backed HEPA filter, this unit comes with all the quality that is a Dyson product!

Dyson Airblade 9kJ Hand Dryer (HU03).

  • Stated dry time: 10 – 12 seconds
  • Price: £869.99
  • Guarantee: 5 Years
  • Notes: A highly energy efficient unit, 2 settings allow for a rated power of just 650 – 900W.  All this performance is backed by a smooth noise level with Quiet Mark approval, making it one of the quietest hand dyers in its class. A Fleece-lined glass fibre HEPA filter which captures 99.95% of particles, including bacteria and viruses is included as standard, ensuring clean air is blown over the hands at all times.

All prices above are ex VAT and subject to change.

We do sell other high speed hand dryers that will dry the hands in a very respectable 15 – 20 seconds.  Still super quick compared to the conventional warm air hand dryer that takes at least 40 seconds to dry, if you can be bothered to wait that long!  You can view more high speed hand dryers by clicking here

Of course, with a high powered hand dryer comes a louder air output noise.  You may need to consider a little reduction on the dry time if noise may be an issue.

So how do we test a hand dryers’ performance?

There are a number of dry testing videos out there from manufacturers claiming their hand dryer has a fast dry time. However, when you look at how they are performed, the methods used can be unrealistic to what happens in a washroom environment or the results are not given with full transparency.

We believe our job is to give you the best possible information, not over state a products performance. Therefore, our dry tests use the following protocol, which mimic real life hand washing practices.

  • Our hands are fully submerged in water, not just the finger tips.
  • Our dry times are shown via a stop watch on the actual testing videos – no assumptions on how long we dried the hands for.
  • The fronts, backs and sides of both hands are placed on a paper towel, so you can see the moisture left from the entire hand, not just selected areas to give bias.
  • We show moisture left at various dry stages so that you can compare the amount of wetness left on the hands at each moment in time. This allows accurate comparison against reported dry times in documented specifications.

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