Standard Versus Blade Hand Dryers
There are a couple of marked differences between standard and blade hand dryers. Blades spread the air across a wider area so both hands can fit fully into the unit and dry evenly. Blade hand dryers are usually ‘hand in’ meaning the hands are pointed down and into the unit. This means that water drops are captured in the hand dryer unit and not on the floor. These units do need to be cleaned regularly to ensure that stagnant water doesn’t hang around too long in the unit, becoming a haven for bacteria.
A blade dryer offers more even and faster drying times than standard hand dryers and dryer hands mean less transfer of bacteria. Some blade models are also designed with ion technology for increased germ protection.