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Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer product range: Airblade dB, Airblade 9kJ, Airblade V and Airblade Wash+Dry

Uniquely engineered, hygienic hand drying technology

In 2006, we launched the Dyson Airblade™, a sensor-operated touch-free hand dryer with HEPA filtration that purifies the air used to dry hands. Powered by a Dyson digital motor, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are the fastest to dry hands hygienically with HEPA-filtered air.¹

Only a Dyson dries like a Dyson.

Explore:     Technology   |   HEPA  |    Testing   |   Handwashing   |   Proven   |   Products   |   FAQs

Restroom air containing bacteria

The restroom environment

Invisible bacteria can settle on restroom surfaces and can transfer to hands.

Damp hands can be problematic and can transfer up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands.² Effective hand hygiene has been shown to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers operate touch-free and have HEPA filters that purify the air used to hygienically dry carefully washed hands. Paired with a 10-14 second dry time,¹ they are proven to reduce the transfer of bacteria on hands by up to 40%.³

Touch-free technology

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers utilize sensor technology. Engineered for a touch-free, hygienic user experience.

These sensors are programmed to detect and automatically dry hands. So it allows users to maintain a distance between their hands and the machine.

Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry features infrared LED sensors to automatically detect the hands for both washing and drying to switch between wash and dry modes.

Dyson Airblade 9kJ features infrared time-of-flight sensors to trigger HEPA-purified air and are designed for an optimal user experience.

Dyson Airblade V features capacitive sensors to automatically turn the HEPA-purified air on and off as hands enter the sensing zone.

Dyson Airblade™ 9kJ hand dryer with HEPA-filter

HEPA-purified

Unlike many other hand dryers, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers feature HEPA filters as standard.

Dyson HEPA filters are proven to capture 99.97% of particles,⁴ including bacteria and viruses from the restroom air. Dry your hands with HEPA-purified air, not dirty air.

Proven hygienic by independent testing

Woman drying hands with Dyson Airblade™ Wash+Dry hand dryer

Fast dry time

Thorough hand washing and drying are proven to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have a dry time of 10-14 seconds¹ and help reduce bacteria on hands.

Proven in restrooms worldwide

Since the original Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer was released in 2006, they’ve been used by millions of people in restrooms around the world.

Although each machine carries a warranty of five years, with proper maintenance they’re engineered to continue drying hands for much longer.  And unlike paper towels, a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer won't run out.

Discover the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer range

Dyson Airblade™ V hand dryer motif
Washing hands under Dyson Airblade™ V hand dryer

Anti-microbial coating

The Dyson Airblade™ V hand dryer in nickel, has an antibacterial and antiviral additive proven to reduce proliferation of bacteria and virus⁶ on its fascia/surface material.

Dyson Airblade™ Wash+Dry hand dryer motif
Washing hands underneath the Dyson Airblade™ Wash+Dry hand dryer

Wash and dry at the sink

With Airblade™ technology in a tap, there’s no need for users to move to a separate drying area, so less water is dripped on the floor.

Dyson Airblade™ 9kj hand dryer motif
Drying hands underneath Dyson Airblade™ 9kJ hand dryer

Dual modes. Low energy

Switch between two power modes Max: 900W or Eco: 650W. At just 9.1kJ per dry in Eco mode efficient aerodynamics means the Dyson digital motor draws up to 87% less energy⁷ than a warm air hand dryer.

Frequently asked questions

Do hand dryers spread germs?

There are a number of studies used by the paper towel industry to support bold and inaccurate claims. In general, these studies were not conducted under conditions or scenarios that simulate real life or an actual situation that a person would reasonably experience when using a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer. Researchers that conducted these studies were only able to achieve such a result by grossly contaminating their hands with bacteria and viruses, and drying them with a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer without washing their hands first.  Conversely, research by the University of Bradford showed that, when used correctly, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers reduced the bacteria on hands by up to 40%.³

What does HEPA stand for?

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. To be a genuine HEPA filter, like fitted in all Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers as standard, the filter must pass test standards EN1822-5 and IEST-RP-CC001.6. Any filter which does not state it is a HEPA filter may not be proven to work to such high levels of efficiency.

Should I use a paper towel or hand dryer when drying hands? Which is more effective?

Hand washing is a crucial way of reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses. Drying hands properly is an important step in that process as damp hands can spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands.² Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have been proven to be as hygienic in drying hands as paper towels,⁸ but without the environmental damage or high usage costs.⁹

 

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers offer all of these benefits

10-14 second dry time¹

Hygienic and easy to clean

Costs up to 86% less to run than other hand dryers⁹

5-year limited warranty

  • 1 Dry time determined using Dyson test method 769 based on NSF P335 using a measurement of 0.1g residual moisture.
  • 2 D. R. PATRICK, G. FINDON and T. E. MILLER: Residual moisture determines the level of touchcontact associated bacterial transfer following hand washing, Epidemiol. Infect. (1997): 119, 319-325.
  • 3 Snelling, et al., J. Applied Microbiology 110.1 (2011): 19-26.
  • 4 HEPA filter tested to IEST-RP-CC001.6, by an independent testing laboratory, under prescribed test conditions.
  • 5 Global survey conducted in July 2020 across 14 countries worldwide (UK, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, US, CA, MX, CN, JP, MY, SG, AU) with 8758 respondents in total (1,094 in the US), aged 18 years-old or above. Individual percentages vary per country.
  • 6 Tested in an external lab according to ISO 22196 against E. coli, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia and ISO 21702 against H3N2 (influenza) virus.
  • 7 Energy consumption determined for Eco mode.
  • 8 Mutters & Warnes (2019) JHI.
  • 9 Average electricity price $0.1/kWh as of May 2019. For calculations visit www.dyson.com/calcs