The db (AB14), Dyson Airblade has surpassed competitors as the most popular and well-known Hand Dryer across the worldwide market. It is a fantastic hand-dryer but does this product really represent its status and great value. Here are 7 good reasons to invest in a Dyson hand dryer and 7 reasons when you shouldn’t
#1 The AB14 Airblade Is One Of The Quickest Dryers We Have Ever Tested
We have tested a lot of dryers independently including the Mitsubishi Jet Towel, Airforce, D-flow, Air-Fury, G-Force, Savortex, Turboforce, just to name a few, and the Dyson Airblade proved to be the fastest drying. From the tests that we conducted, hands were more than 95% moisture-free within 11 seconds. It is also worth mentioning that overall, each of the blade-type “hands-in” dryers were slightly more effective since they dry your hands simultaneously from either side. It is also important to know that the differences between a Dyson Airblade and the other leading hand blade dryers were never more than 1 to 2 seconds. The time difference between the hands under the leading dryer and the Airblade was around 2 to 3 seconds.
#2 It Is A Dyson
Dyson’s are very cool, and they often stand out when it comes to creative thinking and innovation, and we like associating ourselves with these types of products.
#3 The Noise Levels Were Lowered To 80dBA
The latest Dyson AB14 Airblade is similar in noise levels to the Airforce and is around 70% quieter when compared to competitors.
#4 The Dyson Airblade Is Environmentally Friendly
The combination of 1.6kw rated power and fast-drying translates into a small consumption of energy of around 4.4 watts to 6 watts for every dry when you compare it to 25+ for standard warm-air hand dryers.
#5 It Is Hygienic
#6 It Is Resistant To Vandal
When you compare this model to other types of blade-style dryers it is a lot more durable and can withstand certain levels of abuse. In our opinion, the compact hands-under dryer models are still a lot more resistant to vandalism.
#7 It Features A Digital Brushless Motor
Brushless Motors should last longer than a Brush Motor in theory, but this is only of relevance in high-traffic locations such as shopping centers and airports.
Reasons To Not Buy The Dyson Airblade
#1 They Are Pricey
There are energy-efficient, high-speed hand dryers at lower prices that provide better benefits.
#2 A Blade Hand Dryer Is Not That Simple To Use
The very young, elderly, and disabled find that the “hands under” dryers are more user-friendly. The size of these units will restrict wheelchair access, while the way you position your hands is not always ideal for every user.
#3 There Are Many Other Quieter Hand Dryers
For example, the Mitsubishi Jet Towel may take a bit longer when it comes to drying your hands (only 1 second), but these models are 50% quieter. There is no adjustability with the Dyson Airblade, so the noise level remains the same. So this model might not be a good investment next to your meeting room, a classroom, or a library.
#4 There Are Other Hand Dryers That Are More Energy Efficient
The AB14 Dyson Airblade uses 4 to 6 watts per dry, while others provide 25 to 50% lower energy-consumption. These include the Vapordri, Jet Towel, and Mitsubishi Jet Towel.
#5 There Are Other Warranties Available That Are Better
The AB14 Dyson Airblade only has a 5-year warranty. The Machflow Plus Brushless Hand Dryer comes with a 20-year warranty, while the Bobrick has a 10-year warranty and the Mitsubishi units come with a 7-year warranty.
#6 Airblade Dryers Are More Expensive To Buy And Install
If something does go wrong and it has fallen outside your guarantee period, these units are also expensive to repair.
#7 They Do Not Drain Water
The AB14 currently offers the fastest airflow, which means no evaporation occurs. Water scrapes directly off your hands and goes into a bowl along the bottom of these units where it will drip down one side.