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Paper Towels or Electric Blowers?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 6 Nov 2007.

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  1. Paper Towels

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  2. Electric Blowers

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  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I absolutely hate those electric blowers, they take forever to actually dry your hands. Compare these to a good paper towel which will do the job in a couple of seconds.

    I say they should be banned altogether. They even have the nerve to make environmental claims on little labels on the tops of most of them, how can this be? Just think of all the energy used in manufacturing plus that consumed in usage.

    The only ones I have used that are any good are those new super blowers which have the power of Hurricane Katrina, at least they have some novelty value, the pathetically underpowered ones that feel like someone if just breathing on you make me want to smash them, hard, with a very heavy object.
     
  2. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Neither. I like those old fashioned pull out cloth towel things better than either. That or the back of my trousers.
     
  3. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    Anyone tried the Dyson hand dryer?
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Tried the new Dyson version of the hand-blower...much improved.
    But paper towels are better...unless....you need to dry some sodden/frozen gloves whilst cycling from Clapham to Portsmouth on a white winters day....then hot air blowers are a life-saver!
     
  5. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    There's a new dryer on the market which sounds like a plane taking off and dries your hands in about 10 seconds. It probably won't be that green though.
     
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Do you dry your...oh, hands, i geddit...
     
  7. Alternatively you could actually stand behind a plane that is taking off... that would dry 'em pretty quick.
     
  8. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    The Dyson hand dryer is a revolution. Knowing Dyson it'll break down pretty quick, but they are pretty dry after about 1.5 seconds.
    Not as good as rubbing your hands on the back of your jeans though.
     
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I prefer a blower. There is never any paper left when you want it, and those roller towels have often been used by people who have had a shoot or engaged in some sort of sexual activity in a cubical and not rinsed their hands properly.
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i lost my wedding ring due to an under powered blower. ended up with slippery wet hands, shaking them to dry them and it disappeared.

    if you found one like it at rudyard lake (where top gear did the car boat thingy) it's mine!
     
  11. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    There was actually a life cycle assessment that concluded that hand dryers are more environmentally friendly. It was commissioned by a hand dryer company though!
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    It's generally the front of my coat for me... But prefer paper towels to standing with my hands under something producing either a stream of air similar to an asthmatic vole sneezing or the backwash from a Jumbo Jet.. Either way, they never really dry my hands properly.
     
  13. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    I am sure your wife believed that story:biggrin::biggrin: Honest dear, it just slid off in the Gents toilets and no I could not find it anywhere. That girl was just helping me look for it. Honest.
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    the girl had accidentally walked into the wrong cubicle, though she'd sat on something that might be the ring so she asked if i'd have a feel about as she only had short arms. so i felt obliged to use something longer than my finger to make sure i didn't miss it :biggrin:
     
  15. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I dislike polls that don't offer a Don't Know option.:biggrin: