Which is the best budget electric hand dryer?

We often get asked which budget electric hand dryer is the best for a limited budget. We price our automatic hand dryers based on their motor life, therefore we recommend our budget options are placed in facilities that will receive less than 100 uses a day. 

NB. On average, an office worker users the bathroom 4.5 times a day.  With a typical office having a hand dryer in the male and female toilet (and assuming an equal split between the number of male and female staff), the below automatic hand dryers will comfortably service an office of 40 people and last a very long time.

Price guide for the below hand dryers

(Please note prices are Ex VAT and are correct as of 9th May 2017 but are subject to change.  Please click on the individual links to the products below to see up to date pricing)

Hand DryerWhiteBrushed SatinPolished Chrome
The JetDri MKII Hand Dryer (The Fast One)

£167.90

on sale at £126

£171.35

on sale at £129

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The EcoForce Hand Dryer (The Quiet One)

£173.75

on sale at £139

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£181.25

on sale at £145

The Turboforce Junior PLUS Hand Dryer (The Compact One)

£165

on sale at 104.50

£165

on sale at £104.50

£167

on sale at £103.79

The Dryflow BluRay Junior Hand Dryer (The Bargain One) 

£149.49

on sale at £89.99

£149.49

on sale at £98.99

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So what do we recommend in this category.  Well here are 4 great options:

 

The JetDri MKII Hand Dryer

If you are looking for the quickest dry time in our budget electric hand dryer range then the JetDri MKII gives a performance that will match some more well-known and expensive models. This can be quite loud however which may need to be considered in a location where noise transfer may be an issue; such as when washrooms are next to quiet working areas.

Key Points

  • A drying performance that is superior to a lot of more expensive hand dryers (the dry time performance can be viewed by clicking here)
  • 2 settings allow for greater energy efficiency
  • Highly vandal resistant
  • Recommended for less than 100 uses per day
  • Dry Time: 14 seconds (with heater element on)
  • Rated Power: 550W – 1800W (has a switch to turn off the heater element)
  • Energy Per Dry: 2.29W – 7W (has a switch to turn off the heater element)
  • Noise Level: 79dB
  • Guarantee: 3 Years
  • Finishes Available: Brushed Satin or White
  • White £167.90, on sale at £126; Brushed Satin £171.35, on sale at £129
  • Prices are ex VAT and correct as of 9th May 2017, please click on the above product link title to see up to date prices

 

 

The EcoForce Hand Dryer

This hand dryer has been awarded the highly regarded Quiet Mark.  What this means is that it is one of the quietest automatic hand dryers in its class.  If the noise of the hand dryer would be an issue, then the EcoForce is certainly a great option to go with.  It still has a solid dry time and the heater element can be switched off to maximise energy efficiency.  This can be seen below in this video

Key Points

  • Stunning looking and energy efficient
  • Approved by the Quiet Mark
  • Good performance with some great added features
  • Manually adjustable heater element
  • Built in ioniser for extra freshness
  • Recommended for under 100 uses a day
  • Dry Time: 21 seconds
  • Rated Power: 500W – 1250W (has a switch to turn off the heater element)
  • Energy Per Dry: 2.92W – 7.29W (has a switch to turn off the heater element)
  • Noise Level: 72dB
  • Guarantee: 2 years
  • Finishes Available: Polished Chrome or White
  • White £173.75, on sale at £139; Polished Chrome £181.25, on sale at £145
  • Prices are ex VAT and correct as of 9th May 2017, please click on the above product link title to see up to date prices

The Turboforce Junior PLUS Hand Dryer

This is a great compromise hand dryer if you are looking for something that is fast drying, yet relatively low noise.  It’s unique shape is also good for washrooms that have limited space.  An intelligent heating system, which only adds heat to the airflow if the temperature of the washroom is below 25C, keeps this a very energy efficient hand dryer.

Key Points

  • Fast drying and energy efficient at a budget price (the dry time performance can be viewed by clicking here)
  • Compact unit taking up very little wall space
  • Quiet for a high velocity hand dryer
  • Intelligent Heating System
  • Robust and vandal resistant
  • Recommended for less than 100 uses per day
  • Dry Time: 18 Seconds
  • Rated Power: 500W – 1150W (Intelligent Heating System)
  • Energy Per Dry: 2.5W – 5.75W
  • Noise Level: 79dB
  • Guarantee: 3 Years
  • Finishes Available: White, Brushed Satin or Polished Chrome
  • White £165, on sale at 104.50; Brushed Satin £165, on sale at £104.50; Polished Chrome £167, on sale at £103.79
  • Prices are ex VAT and correct as of 9th May 2017, please click on the above product link title to see up to date prices

 

The Dryflow BluRay Junior Hand Dryer

This hand dryer is a very solid and reliable unit that has vandal resistant features.  You can switch off the heater element in this hand dryer to maximise energy efficiency, however this does effect the dry time somewhat. If speed of dry is not your main priority but you need something that does the job quicker than a conventional hand dryer, is solid and robust whilst at the same time looks nice and has cool features like a blue ray of light on the hands, then this is the hand dryer for you.

Key Points

  • Popular low cost, yet high performing (the dry time performance can be viewed by clicking here)
  • Relatively quiet and very energy efficient
  • Compact, modern design with futuristic blue ray of light
  • Recommended for under 100 uses a day
  • Dry Time: 22 – 27 seconds (has a switch to turn off the heater element)
  • Rated Power: 550W – 1350W (has a switch to turn off the heater element)
  • Energy Per Dry: 4.13W – 8.25W
  • Noise Level: 70dB
  • Guarantee: 1 Year
  • Finishes Available: White or Brushed Satin
  • White £149.49, on sale at £89.99; Brushed Satin £149.49, on sale at £98.99
  • Prices are ex VAT and correct as of 9th May 2017, please click on the above product link title to see up to date prices

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For more information or for help in finding your ideal hand dryer, please contact us on 0114 3540047, use our contact us page by clicking here or click to visit the website.  You can also use our Intelligent Search Tool that helps you identify the perfect dryer for your location by clicking here

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