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Top 10 Quiet Hand Dryers in 2023

Top 10 Quiet Hand Dryers in 2023

Intelligent hand dryers UK has put together a list of the top 10 effective, yet quiet hand dryers on the market. This isn’t just a list of the quietest hand dryers, as a quiet hand dryer that doesn’t dry your hands in a reasonable time period is pointless. The dryers must be effective to be included.


The top 10 Effective Quiet Hand Dryers on the Market

  1. The Dryflow Viska
  2. The Dryflow Classic PLUS Mark II
  3. The HU02 Dyson V Airblade
  4. The Dryflow Elite Mark 2
  5. The Stealthforce PLUS
  6. The Dryflow Viper
  7. The Ecoforce
  8. The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Wave S lim and Smart
  9. The Dryflow EcoSlim
  10. The Jet Force Pro

Just a note, but a significant one when comparing hand dryer noise levels – It’s important to understand that most dB(A) levels seen in specifications and manuals are tested in sound proof chambers without the presence of human hands, so often the stated decibel level is 10-15 dB(A) lower than the reality.


We’re here to make things easier for you. For added peace of mind we offer a free demonstration service or we can send you a sample to try a dryer in its location before you commit to purchasing. That way you can test the actual sound level in situ rather than relying on documented sound data, which may not be based on real life situations. Please contact us here to arrange this.

Before deciding you may prefer to browse our Quiet hand dryers section to make sure you are selecting a dryer that meets your budget and full requirements.

Our online hand dryer selector gives you suggestions based on your own unique requirements

Here’s a bit more information about the ones we know are quiet, yet still do the job they were intended to do.


Viska is Swedish for whisper, so as you might expect the Drylow Viska has been designed and is marketed as the ‘Worlds Quietest Hand Dryer’. The Viska defies everything you would imagine about hand drying performance. Given the motor is only 1600 rpm you would expect the dry speed to be very slow, however the airflow design and heat creates a 12-15 second dry time, far faster than most noisy, high air speed hand dryers.


This dryer has a smooth sound quality which produces highly credible 16-18 second dry times in our standardised testing. This needs to be understood in the context that most high velocity and therefore comparatively loud dryers advertise a 10 second dry time but in reality take anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds to actually dry to a satisfactory standard.

The official measure of 72 dB(A) is correct even in a real environment.


Official measures at 79 dB(A) which of course is higher than many, however the sound quality is so good that the noise irritation and disturbance from this machine is negligible. You can rely on Dyson, far more than most other manufacturers to give reliable information and when we have tested this machine against others such as the Airforce (which also states 79 dB(A)) the sound does appear audibly quieter and smoother. The great news is, if you have the original AB08/12 Dyson V and find it too loud, you can purchase the new HU02 and just fix to the same backplate without the need for an electrician, they just slot in to the connector. The 6 dB(A) drop is significant.


Again a superbly smooth sound quality that does not increase notably when the dryer is in use. The drying performance is slower at around 22 seconds but this is a dryer that even wary young children can tolerate.


A beautifully stylish blade hand dryer that stays in the low 70’s dB(A) even when in use. Its not as fast as the Dyson Airblade AB 14 but it is under 50% quieter. A really smooth and stress free drying experience that still only takes 16 seconds in our stringent testing. Comes complete with HEPA filter and long-life brushless motor.


Utilises the latest in modern blade technology and produces a dry time in under 15 seconds at maximum settings.

This unit has been noted as a great replacement for previously installed loud noise hand dryers in places like secondary schools and offices, reducing the amount of noise transferred from the bathroom and into learning / quiet working areas whilst still drying the hands effectively.


A great budget dryer. Dries the hands in a satisfactory 21 seconds, which is the same duration as the Warner Howard Airforce when we performed our in-house testing protocol.


These energy efficient and quiet hand dryers have all the build quality you would expect from a Mitsubishi product. The hands in blade version of the Jet Towel and the Smart hands under versions both have quiet in operation properties.

Both will dry your hands in abound 11 seconds at full speed. The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Smart was chosen by University of Cambridge for its concert hall public toilets, amongst other areas of the Sidgwick site, because of the low operational noise levels during recitals. These were tested in situ during one of our onsite demonstrations before installing them so that the University could be sure the acoustic levels were appropriate for the needs of the building.


These are a great all-round performer. Just 57 – 65 dbA, they can still produce a dry time of between 16 – 22 seconds, dependent upon the setting. Whilst achieving this it runs at a very low energy consumption of 0.18 kW – 0.85 kW. A very slim unit with a depth of just 10cm.



Essentially one of the quietest hand dryers in its class, this allows you to set the motor speed at a level that suits the user or environment. The sound level is stated as being between 70-75dB and delivers a respectable 17 seconds dry time. Comes complete with HEPA filter and long-life brushless motor.

We hope you find this guide useful. Simply looking a dB(A) levels which are not subject to any standardisation or approvals is highly unreliable. Remember, it’s always worth contacting us for samples or a demonstration to see whether the noise levels are appropriate for your location.


Is a hand dryer with a noise reduction dial better for your needs? Watch the video

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