It is a small thing, but still, a strange moment when you have to bring your dripping-wet hands from the sink where they were freshly washed, and hover over at least a counter (if not the floor) on your way to the wall-mounted dryer or towel dispenser.
This combined design, the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry Wall, lets you skip a step and have less hardware to handle and hang as well – simply put your hands in front of the sensor to first get them wet, then dry them via forced air pushed through the same tubes.
It took tens of millions to develop the product, but the result is amazing: it spins up from 0 to 90,000 RPM in under a second, and pushes air through filters for a fully-clean experience, all part of a new line of leaner, cleaner, sleeker and eco-friendlier versions of old bathroom devices.
“Precise infrared zones operate the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer automatically. And because it switches intuitively between water and air, there’s no need to touch dirty faucets or buttons, and no drips on the washroom floor.”
“The Dyson digital motor V4 uses digital pulse technology to spin at up to 81,000rpm – three times faster than a conventional motor. So it can draw up to 5.5 gallons of air per second through the machine. Clean air from the HEPA filter is forced at 331 mph through apertures 0.55mm wide, literally scraping water from hands, quickly and hygienically. Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have been certified globally for use in food preparation environments by meeting HACCP International standards.”
“The Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer takes just 14 seconds to dry hands.⁺ So users spend less time in your washrooms, making it easier to manage, especially at busy times. Up to 76% less expensive to run than other hand dryers.* Up to 98% less than paper towels, with up to 79% less CO₂ – creating a better environment in your washrooms and in the outside world.**”