UV Light Hand Dryers

Some of our customers at ProDryers have asked for UV light hand dryers or have at least searched our website for UV light hand dryers.  So there is not necessarily bad news and very good news.  First of all, UV light has not been introduced to hand dryers as of date (10/15/2015), at least not in the United States.  However, we have something much better to offer if your main goal with UV light is to kill germs.  The American Dryer ExtremeAir CPC uses cold plasma (still warm, heated air) to dry hands while killing nearly all germs.  Cold plasma has been used for many years in hospitals and other facilities to effectively sanitize and kill germs.  The hand dryer is American made and offers the most innovative technology with drying hands hygienically today.  In fact, even if a person did not wash hands, and only used the ExtremeAir CPC hand dryer, his or her hands would be sanitized and pretty much germ-free.  We stock the CPC (Cold Plasma Clean) at ProDryers.  We offer the absolute best price.  And we ship fast and free.  In fact, we ship same day when ordered by 3PM Eastern time, at no charge to our customers.

Call a ProDryers professional now at 888-50-DRYER or 888-503-7937.  You may also buy online now at www.ProDryers.com.

Learn more about the American Dryer CPC hand dryer and how cold plasma is better than using UV light to kill germs such as Staph, MRSA, C.Diff, E.coli, Salmonella, Influenza, and much more!


Avoiding Restroom Bacteria and A Hand Dryer That Kills Germs

We have all had to use public restrooms and more than likely, we all hate the experience. The simple thought of picking up germs is something each of us has to deal with every single time we enter a public restroom. The most common habits are to enter the restroom without touching where others have touched, avoid anything commonly used in the restroom, wash our hands, and exit by not touching the door handle. Most readers will be surprised to find out where the highest counts of bacteria actually live and how they can be spread.

Most of us have been misled by paper towel manufacturer funded studies that paper towels are more sanitary than hand dryers. Now this article is not really about hand dryers vs. paper towels so we won’t go down that road. The debate will live forever. And the truth is, because of the false understandings, most people prefer paper towels still. But let’s just present two quick facts and then move away from this debatable topic.

Bacteria Killing Hand Dryer

Cold Plasma Clean Technology Kills Bacteria Fast While Hands are Drying

The first fact being today’s hand dryer technology is far superior than it was in the past. For example, ProDryers offers the American Dryer ExtremeAir CPC which kills just about all bacteria. Yes, you heard that correctly. The CPC hand dryer has been independently proven to kill E.coli, C.diff, Staph, MRSA, and Salmonella. It has not been tested for bacteria such as Ebola yet. There is a high probability that it will kill most bacteria as it basically converts air to cold plasma. Using ionized air that contains positively and negatively charged molecules that attract and kill germs, it results in the by-product of pure water vapor. Cold plasma is commonly used in hospitals to treat surgical wounds and prevent bacteria. It’s also used in the food industry. This technology has recently been introduced, and not a minute too soon as we battle the spread of bacteria inside and outside public restrooms. This hand dryer uses cold plasma technology that cracks bacteria open like an eggshell and literally creates a sanitized bubble of clean air. The result is nearly all bacteria is killed and hands are sanitized upon exit of the restroom which greatly cuts down on the spread of germs.

The second fact is many studies have recently been introduced that prove bacteria actually lives on paper towel. You can find many forms of bacteria on both virgin paper towel and recycled paper towel. Damp paper towel will have much more bacteria present, but even unused paper towel may have bacteria waiting to jump onto your hands.  Doing a quick Google search on “bacteria lives on paper towel” will prove this point with reputable studies.

So where are the hot spots for bacteria in a public restroom? Surprisingly, hand dryers do not normally contain much bacteria unless they are push-buttons. We know paper towel dispensers contain fair bacteria counts. But one of the largest breeding grounds for bacteria in a restroom is at the sink. At all costs, avoid touching the counter-tops and sink area. Many people believe the most contaminated areas would be the toilet seats. Not the case. Although the thought of public toilet seats is gut wrenching, it’s not highly probable to pick up diseases and bacteria from toilet seats in general. Of course if urine has hit the seat, that would elevate the bacteria count. But the most dangerous point of using the restroom is when the toilet is flushed. Bacteria basically waits until the toilet bowl is empty and at it’s driest point, and then the bacteria jumps out in a mist where germs from urine and feces can be ingested. It is strongly advised to cover your mouth and nose when flushing and exit the stall as quickly as possible. And remember, the American Dryer ExtremeAir CPC will kill not only germs and sanitize the air around you, it will also kill odors. This is just another reason why all facilities should consider the cold plasma clean hand dryer.

So how do we avoid pickling up germs since we know all public restrooms have bacteria waiting for us? Most restrooms today do not have fully automatic, touch-less technology throughout the restroom. Automatic faucets help greatly to reduce the spread of germs, but one piece of touch-less technology cannot do the job alone. Our restrooms today should focus on as much touch-less, hands-off technology as possible. Automatic flush valves, sensor operated faucets, touch-less soap dispensers and infrared activated hand dryers should all be used. However, our best bet to avoid bacteria is to avoid touching items we really don’t need to touch. For example, when entering the restroom, use your shoe to push open the door. If a door must be pulled to open it, then use a napkin or the end of your sleeve to protect your hand. Try touching on the handle where most people would not touch, like the very top. Another good strategy is to follow somebody else in so you can avoid touching the handle altogether. While inside the restroom, cover the toilet seat if you must sit down with toilet seat covers or toilet paper. But keep in mind, toilet paper dispensers are often harboring plenty of germs. Some restrooms have toilet seat cover dispensers, but to be honest, not many. When flushing the toilet, use your shoe if the flush valve is not automatic. Remember to cover your mouth and nose and exit the stall as quickly as possible. When washing hands, spend at least 30 seconds scrubbing thoroughly. Remember to scrub under the finger nails and between fingers. Friction will also kill off germs so wash with intent to harm these little bugs. Avoid touching the faucets. Manual faucets should be touched in areas of the faucet handle where others would not normally touch it. Consider using a paper towel to turn on the faucet. Although we know bacteria lives on paper towel, the faucet has a much higher bacteria count. Using paper would be better than touching the faucet with your bare hand. Upon exit, look for an automatic hand dryer. It’s much more hygienic than a paper towel dispenser. If you are lucky, the hand dryer will be HEPA filtered or utilize cold plasma like the ExtremeAir CPC. Upon exiting the restroom, try not to touch the door handle. This is pretty much common knowledge. Although we know bacteria lives on paper towel, it would be better to use paper towel to open the door if not other way exists as the door handle will likely have a fair bacteria count.

Hand Dryers: Going Green & Saving Resources like Gasoline & Oil.

Hand dryers can and will reduce the usage of gasoline and oil to mention just a few precious resources. As we continue to move towards greener solutions as a country, businesses around the United States (and world) should do their best to implement greener technologies such as hand dryers. The main goal of a hand dryer is to reduce the usage of paper towel. So the amount of gasoline and oil saved in the United States alone is significant when the transportation model of the paper towel industry is considered. Virgin paper towel can be recycled only once, and recycled paper towel can never be recycled. Even so, resources are continuously destroyed to produce a constant inventory of paper towel.

We know it takes about 17 full grown trees, 464 gallons of oil, 42 gallons of gasoline, 3 yards of landfill space, and 7,000 gallons of water to produce just one ton of virgin paper towels. Now consider the average person uses up several pieces of paper towel. It’s such a waste of so many resources that businesses are finally starting to realize that going green not only saves pointless business expenses, but also helps preserve the environment and our precious resources. Paper towel has to be replenished in a never ending, infinite loop. There’s literally no end to the need to produce more paper towel as resources are destroyed. Imagine the transportation operation required to keep a continuous flow of paper towels moving about the country. But not only from production to distribution to public restrooms, but from public restrooms to landfill space.  Transporting paper towel costs resources such as fuel and oil to operate.

Today’s technological advances with hand dryers is reason enough to eliminate the waste of resources that the paper towel business model burdens. Out of all of the products available today, three hand dryers provide the ultimate savings in energy while offering the most reliable, high quality hand drying experience.

First, the industry leader, the Excel Dryer Xlerator. This hand dryer is USA made and offers an amazing 10-15 second dry time while using 80% less energy than most other hand dryers. Going green today is as easy as installing a USA made Xlerator. Always get the best price on the Xlerator at ProDryers. We carry all models in stock, including the XL-BW, XL-W, XL-C, XL-SB, XL-GR, XL-SP Black, and XL-SP Red.

Second, consider the innovative Dyson Airblade hand dryers. Currently, the Dyson AirBlade is offered in a variety of models. The Dyson AB14 hands-in style, the AB12 Airblade V, and the Dyson Airblade TAP. All Dyson Airblade hand dryers use the same motor and offer the fastest dry times in the industry. The Dyson Airblade does not use a heating element to save even more energy, HEPA filtration to eliminate 99.97% of all bacteria in the air before the air is blown onto the hands, and offers a motor capable of moving air at 420 MPH. It’s no easy task to compete with a machine of this quality and innovation. ProDryers is an authorized dealer of the Dyson Airblade offering unbeatable prices and fast free shipping.

Last, consider the American Dryer ExtremeAir; specifically, the ExtremeAir CPC. The all new ExtremeAir CPC uses cold plasma technology to kill 99.6% of all germs on and around hands, literally sanitizing hands. It’s the only hand dryer that uses technology that can sanitize while it dries. CPC technology is proven to kill harmful pathogens including E.Coli, C. Diff, Staph, MRSA, and TB. Testing has been done independently by EMSL Labs, an Elite CDC certified lab. The eXtremeAir with CPC technology has also been independently tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards. Proven cold plasma technology has successfully been used to purify the air in commercial buildings since the 1930s. The prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital use this technology to keep the air clean. More recently, cold plasma has been used in the medical industry to treat surgical incisions and kill bacteria in the food processing industry. Today, the eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer has advanced this technology to kill the germs on your hands while you dry them.

In summary, businesses are understanding the benefits of hand dryers today vs. paper towel. Maintaining our environment is important for generations to come. Eliminating paper towel will cut down on massive waste with precious resources such as gasoline and oil, but also trees, water, landfill space and so much more. Hand dryers are the future while paper towel is fading fast. ProDryers is the top trusted name in hand dryers offering the best of brands, expert advice, the best customer service in the industry, the absolute best prices, and fast free shipping. Buy at ProDryers now!


Heat vs. No Heat with Hand Dryers

Hand Dryers (Heat vs. No Heat)

So which type of hand dryer is best? Should I buy a hand dryer with heat or is a hand dryer without heat better? These are examples of questions regarding hand dryers with heat vs. hand dryers without heating elements that we take on daily. The answer is fairly simple. We’ll look at 3 brands as examples on how we provide the best answers to our customers who are unsure of heat vs. no heat. But to summarize, most customers prefer heat, and most facilities today are buying the heated, warm air hand dryers. Heating elements are used to warm the air to around 130 degrees. Using a heating element may dry hands slightly faster with some models, and most importantly it feels more comfortable. Our two suggested heated hand dryers are the Xlerator and the ExtremeAir GXT. Both brands are GreenSpec listed and energy efficient. The ExtremeAir GXT costs about 42 cents per 1,000 uses to operate. All hand dryers with heating elements require a dedicated line. On a standard 110-120 line, both the Xlerator and ExtremeAir GXT operate at 12.5 amps, and 1500 watts when used at full motor capacity providing the fastest dry times possible. Both hand dryers can be ordered without the heating element if desired. Both manufacturers support up to 3 hand dryers per line when no heat is used. The amps used drops significantly to 4.5 or even lower, depending on voltage and motor speed. The watts are greatly reduced to 540 or lower depending on the brand. Non-heated hand dryers consume less energy, cost less to install, and cost less to operate.

First let’s look at the Xlerator hand dryer by Excel Dryer a bit closer. It comes in two options: the standard heated version, and the new eco or non-heated version. Excel Dryer has called the new non-heated version the XLERATOReco (pronounced XLERATOR ECO). Our most popular selling hand dryer is the XL-BW XLERATOR hand dryer. To order the non-heated version, buy the XL-BW-ECO XLERATOReco. You can find all heated (standard) XLERATOR hand dryers and the non-heated XLERATOReco hand dryers on sale at the absolute best price, with free shipping at ProDryers®. The only difference in each is one has heat and one does not. For example, we have the standard XL-BW, XL-W, XL-BL, XL-GR, XL-C-,XL-SB and we have the non-heated XLERATOReco XL-BW-ECO, XL-W-ECO, XL-BL-ECO, XL-GR-ECO, XL-C-ECO -,XL-SB-ECO. There’s no price difference in the heated versions vs. the non-heated hand dryers. Most businesses will buy the heated versions. Larger facilities (like schools) buying many hand dryers and operating a high count of electrical devices may opt to go with the non-heated units to save on install costs, electrical consumption, and overall electrical costs. Remember, 3 XLERATOR eco hand dryers (no heat) can be installed to one line where only 1 Xlerator hand dryer (heat) can be installed per line. All Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryers are made in the USA and built to last 7-10+ years on average with a 5 year warranty. You can’t go wrong with an Xlerator!

Now consider the ExtremeAir hand dryer by American Dryer. The ExtremeAir actually comes in 3 versions: the ExtremeAir CPC (Heat and Cold Plasma Clean Technology that sanitizes hands by killing 99.6% of all germs), the ExtremeAir GXT (heat), and the ExtremeAir EXT (no heat). Our most popular choice at ProDryers® is the GXT, but the CPC is fast becoming a top choice as customers understand the sanitation capabilities of the CPC technology. Both the GXT and CPC ExtremeAir use a heating element and require a dedicated line. Both are energy efficient. The heated GXT costs about 42 cents per 1,000 uses to operate. The non-heated EXT only costs about 18 cents per 1,000 uses to operate. The heated GXT uses about 12.5 amp and 1500 watts on the high speed setting. All ExtremeAir hand dryers come equipped with an adjustable motor to control sound and speed. By reducing the motor speed, dry times increase, but the decibel level decreases making the dryer customizable for the quietest needs. It’s perfect for high traffic areas like stadiums, zoos, schools, rest areas, etc. on the high speed setting. The EXT with no heat is the better solution for facilities consuming a lot of electricity such as schools, stadiums, etc. The EXT only uses 540 watts and 4.5 amps on the maximum high speed settings. But again, the heated versions of hand dryers are far more popular choices unless the situation at hand calls for the highest reduction in electrical usage as possible.

Our third and last brand we’d like to talk about is the Dyson Airblade. Dyson Airblade hand dryers have been designed to dry hands completely without the use of heating elements. Dyson provides the ultimate in cost savings with the new digital V4 motor. The Dyson digital motor V4 spins at 92,000 a minute – generating enough power to draw in 28 liters of air per second. The Dyson digital motor V4 was seven years in the making – it’s one of the world’s smallest fully-integrated 1400W motors. It’s the only hand dryer motor powerful enough to draw in 28 liters of air a second through a HEPA filter, and then dry hands in 12 seconds. This long-life, energy-efficient motor is digitally switched at 6,100 times per second, making the high compression fan spin 92,000 times a minute. There are only three moving parts, so there are no slip rings or carbon brushes to wear down. With strong construction and robust materials, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer is suitable for high traffic, high-usage locations where vandalism can be an issue. And because it uses filtered sheets of 420 mph air to dry hands, there is no heating element prone to wear and failure. The Dyson Airblade comes in three modes. The Dyson Airblade dB, the Dyson Airblade V, and the Dyson Airblade TAP.


Buy all hand dryers (heat or no heat) always at the best price at ProDryers® and get free shipping to anywhere in the 48 US states. ProDryers® is the hand dryer name you can trust!





Hand Dryers Spread Germs, FALSE!

If you believe hand dryers spread germs, you could not be further from the truth.  ProDryers is here to educate readers on hand dryers and the spreading of germs.  Hand dryers have come a long way with technology.  Nearly all studies favoring paper towel over hand dryers have been funded by the paper industry.  And, in nearly all studies, old hand dryers of 20+ years were used.  There are plenty of hand dryers today that are more hygienic than paper towel. 

For the best example, look at the new ExtremeAir CPC hand dryer.  The ExtremeAir CPC kills 99.6% of all germs on and around hands.  In fact, even if the soap dispensers are out of soap in the restroom, this hand dryer will still kill 99.6% of germs on hands.  It creates a bubble of sanitized warm air.  Technically it’s using cold plasma.  But don’t be confused by the name, the air is still heated by a heating element.

Proven cold plasma technology has successfully been used to purify the air in commercial buildings since the 1930s. The prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital use this technology to keep the air clean. More recently, cold plasma has been used in the medical industry to treat surgical incisions and kill bacteria in the food processing industry. Today, the eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer has advanced this technology to kill the germs on your hands while you dry them.

CPC technology is proven to kill harmful pathogens including E.Coli, C. Diff, Staph, MRSA, and TB. Testing has been done independently by EMSL Labs, an Elite CDC certified lab. The eXtremeAir with CPC technology has also been independently tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards.

More on Cold Plasma, and specifically how American Dryer uses it in the ExtremeAir CPC:

How does CPC Technology Work?  Cold plasma, or bipolar ionization, is nature’s way of cleaning the air and killing germs. High levels of ionization are found in the fresh air breeze off the ocean or on top of a mountain. CPC technology is natural and safe. It does not create harmful levels of ozone. The cold plasma generator inside the EXTREMEAIR® CPC uses steady-­‐state positive and negative discharge points to split water molecules in the air into oppositely charged hydrogen (H+) and oxygen (O2 –) ions. These ions in turn break down gases to harmless compounds prevalent in the atmosphere. For example, ammonia that causes typical body odor breaks down to oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor. Air is made up of millions of molecules, including harmful gases, fibers, mold, bacteria, and viruses. CPC technology breaks down those harmful molecules into simple, safe, naturally occurring molecules.

The bipolar ionization generator creates cold plasma discharge from the outlet nozzle of the hand dryer that consists of positive ions (H+) and negative ions (O2 –) from water vapor in the air. These ions surround harmful substances such as airborne mold, virus, bacteria, volatile organic compounds and allergens. The ions are transformed into hydroxyl (OH•) radicals on the cell membrane surfaces to rob the harmful substance of a hydrogen atom (H), severing the protein walls of the cell membrane inactivating them. The OH• radicals instantly bond with the removed hydrogen (H), forming water vapor (H2O), and return to the air.

More on Cold Plasma:

University Touts ‘Superbug’ Killing Technology


Safer Food with Cold Plasma Technology


Researcher at Island University Develops “Cold Plasma,” Destroys Killer Bacteria


Voices Against Brain Cancer Comments on Study that Shows Cold Plasma’s Success Against Brain Cancer Cells


How to Sanitize Hands Without Washing Them and Without Using Chemicals: Cold Plasma

It has been accepted that hand washing is the easiest and most effective way to stop the spread of germs.  According to the CDC in Atlanta, there is a correct way to wash hands.  Rub hands together with soap, up past the wrists, between the fingers and under the nails, preferably with a nail brush for 20 seconds.  How many people actually do this?  The numbers are astounding.

The American Society of Microbiology conducted a study of people washing hands during the mid-2000’s.  They concluded of the 97% of adult female test subjects who said they washed their hands, only 75% actually did.   Even worse, of the 92% of adult male test subjects who said they washed their hands, only 58% were observed to actually wash.  The same study revealed  50% of middle and high school students said they wash,  but in reality only 33% of females and 8% of males used soap while washing hands. 1

Another study from Michigan State University, which was one of the first to take into account whether the subjects used soap and the duration of hand washing, had even worse findings.  The subjects were observed in bars, restaurants and other public places.  15% of men and 7% of women did not wash their hands at all.   When they did wash their hands, only 50% of men and 78% of women used soap.   Remember the CDC’s recommendation on how to wash hands?  In this study, most people were found to only wash hands for about 6 seconds.  It was concluded only 5% of the over 4000 subjects washed their hands correctly.2

In order to stay healthy and not spread diseases and pathogens, hand washing is a must.  But research suggests that children and adults alike do not wash hands correctly.  Four years ago The American Society of Microbiology started a “Clean Hands Campaign” in certain cities to educate people about the importance of hand washing to stop the spread of colds, diarrhea and other infectious diseases.  The study showed that after four years of campaigning, Americans actually washed hands less than before the campaign.  The “Clean Hands Campaign” was a complete failure.  To the microbiology society, made up of infection control experts, this is a serious problem.  “Fifteen seconds of soap and water and rubbing your hands is a wonderful way to get germs off.  We are not making a lot of progress,” said microbiologist Judy Daly of Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, the society’s secretary. 3

It seems that although people know that hand washing is important to stave off germs and bacteria, they do not do it correctly.  What can we do about the spread of pathogens in our society that are making us sick?  We are in luck.  Amazing studies around the world have been proving a natural phenomenon called cold plasma can actually kill harmful pathogens in our environment.   Plasma is considered to be the fourth stage of matter.  As matter heats, it changes from a solid to liquid to gas to plasma.  Plasma is simply a gas in which a proportion of the particles are ionized.   Studies have shown the potential of plasma in surgical settings including disinfection, treatment of burns and chronic wounds, control of bleeding and tissue welding.4

The Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow studied how well cold plasma would work against microbes that lead to infections.  They used a cold plasma “torch”, a pen-like instrument that jets a flame at around 1050 F, in the lab to combat two common bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, which show up frequently in wound infections.  After only 5 minutes, 99% of the bacteria were killed by the torch in a petri dish.5

A company called Peak Surgical has a prototype device called the Plasma Blade that actually uses cold plasma to cut biological tissue.  While the Plasma Blade cuts and cauterizes tissue, it also decontaminates the tissue to fight infection and reduce inflammation, thereby accelerating the healing process.   Peak has tested their Plasma Blade on both retinal tissue and on pig skin with exciting results.7

American Dryer has taken this cold plasma technology and developed a revolutionary new hand dryer called the eXtremeAir cPc (Cold Plasma Clean).  Cold plasma is generated in the dryer and while drying hands in warm air, it actually disinfects the hands, too.  Pathogens like E. coli, staph, MRSA and TB are killed while simply drying hands.  Think of the possibilities!  Simply wetting hands and drying them will kill 96% of germs off hands.  The spread of germs will make a significant drop, if people use the eXtremeAir cPc to dry hands in the workplace and schools.  Think of public venues like sport arenas and concerts, where thousands of people congregate, becoming less contaminated! 

Let’s put an eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer into the study from Michigan State University.  15% of men and 7% of women will still spread germs by touching objects, because they bypassed the washing station completely.  But, the rest of the people using the cold plasma hand dryer will have killed germs even without washing hands properly.  That means 85% of men and 93% of women will have passed the wash test, instead of the 5% from the original study.  Colds, flu and bacterial diseases would decrease significantly because the germs are being killed before they can spread.

The eXtremeAir cPc is the next generation of the eXtremeAir.  It still has all the same attributes that it is known for, such as smart multi-voltage, hands free sensor, and an adjustable motor for speed and sound levels.   Now, it has the capability to kill germs before they can spread in our environment. 

ProDryers is excited to add the new eXtremeAir cPc to our extensive line of quality hand dryersProDryers is a trusted master distributor of quality hand dryers and over 2500 restroom products.  Buy all hand dryers at the absolute best prices with free shipping.  Get the best deals on all major brands such as the American Dryer ExtremeAir, Dyson Airblade, the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, World Dryer and much more.


  1. http://www.health.state.mn.us/handhygiene/stats/statistics.html
  2. http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/eww-only-5-percent-wash-hands-correctly/
  3. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117956
  4. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130508-910796.html
  5. http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/cold-plasma-kills-bacteria-better-than-antibiotics.htmhttp://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/2012/12/16/chilling-out-with-cold-plasmas/
  6. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/2012/12/16/chilling-out-with-cold-plasmas/