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Editors’ Choice: Dry Hands Faster with XLERATOR™

The editorial staff rates Excel Dryer's XLERATOR hand dryer


Environmental Friendliness Using less energy than other dryers and eliminating waste from paper towels, the XLERATOR is truly environmentally friendly—benefiting both your building and your budget.

Effectiveness While the sight of rippling skin under the blast of XLERATOR's air can be alarming, one editor notes, "You quickly get over that when you realize that the hand dryer is actually working." In less than 15 seconds, each of our hands was completely dry, which feels much cleaner than having to wipe your dripping hands on your pants.

Aesthetics While all of the editors agreed that hand dryers aren't exactly sexy, the XLERATOR got points for its smooth, unobtrusive shape. The range of finish options is impressive, too. Because it eliminates paper towel waste, it can have a positive impact on restroom aesthetics (our test restroom was pristine).

Durability You don't have to touch the machine, which is great for hygiene and product durability. The lack of buttons and moving parts provides less opportunity for tampering, and the hard enamel casing on the test model appeared graffiti proof.

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Excel Dryer Inc

XLERATOR™ hand dryer 

(Based on a 5-star scale)

East Longmeadow, MA-based Excel Dryer's XLERATOR hand dryer dries hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds and uses 80-percent less energy than conventional dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95-percent cost savings vs. paper towels and virtually eliminates maintenance while improving restroom hygiene. XLERATOR is also GreenSpec® approved and helps qualify for LEED credits.

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