We all know the problems with the hand dryers and why we sometimes just prefer paper towels.
- Paper towels are more sanitary
Why should I push a button that was pushed a million times before me by hands of varying cleanliness? And especially after I just washed my hands! There is a lot of bacteria on those buttons, but the main problem is the feeling that we have to get our hands dirty (literally) seconds after we clean them. The solution are hand dryers without a button, the automatic ones. Sure there are enough of those, but do you remember how many times you have to violently wave your hands just to make one work? They all function to a varying degree of efficiency, and only some are well responsive.
- Paper towels are fast, and I mean FAST.
While conventional hand dryer will dry your hands after 20-30 seconds of “proper” use (the one you will have to read a manual for), or in about 40-50 seconds with just some waving around, which most of us will do anyway, the fast hand dryers will dry your hands in 10-20 seconds. But that is nowhere near 2-3 seconds required for paper towel to wipe my hands.
Again, my idea is very straight forward. Put an automatic hand dryer on top of paper towel box in the way, that when a person reaches for a paper towel, hand dryer will start doing it’s job. Most importantly, make the hand dryer blow the air at 300+ kph but only for 3 seconds. It has to dry the hands in 3 seconds. This is the most important part. Everyone will love it and no one will want to use paper towels.