Updated December 12, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Electric Hand Dryers

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10. World Dryer A-Series

9. Alpine Hemlock

8. Awoco Standard

7. Interhasa Automatic

6. World Dryer SmartDri Plus

5. Mitsubishi Jet Towel

4. Penson Automatic

3. Dyson Air Blade

2. Excel XLerator Eco

1. Palmer Blue Storm

Editor's Notes

December 09, 2018:

Added both the Palmer Blue Storm and Alpine Hemlock due to their powerful internal motors. The Dyson Air Blade is also a valuable addition thanks to both its internal HEPA filtration system and narrow profile for installation in tight spaces. Both the Mitsubishi Jet Towel and Interhasa Automatic offer sleek ergonomic and open designs for modern bathrooms.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on December 12, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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