The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Hand Dryer Review

 01/06/2013

Mitsubishi can rightly feel aggrieved that Dyson stole all their limelight when they introduced the Airblade. Back in 1992 Mitsubishi launched the blade hand dryer concept. Maybe it is the sheer size of the Mitsubishi empire that prevented the Jet towel from ever becoming a focus or maybe Mitsubishi didn’t quite realise how popular the blade hand dryer concept could be, whatever the reason the Jet towel was a fantastic hand dryer that has many benefits, yet has achieved nowhere near the success that the Dyson Airblade has enjoyed. So how good is the current 8th generation Mitsubishi Jet Towel?

1. It has an excellent drainage system. Moisture from the users hands is scraped into a trough, were it drains into a tank preventing wet floors. Dyson removed their drainage system due to blockages and the fact it wasn’t draining well and other blade style hand dryers also suffered from this issue, particularly the well know Veltia. The Jet Towel has smooth drainage and in the event of problems it is really easy to access the drainage path to unclog, simply open the side panel for direct access.

Mitsubishi Jet Towel has an excellent drainage system

2. The Mitsubishi jet towel is a really quiet hand dryer. The jet towel emits a low decibel level of 58 to 64db which makes it among the quietest hand dryers available, it ha received the official Quiet mark for hand dryers.

The Jet Towels has received the prestigious Quiet Mark for low decibel hand dryers

3. The jet towel is fast and highly energy efficient with the option of unheated or heated airflow. The ambient air temperature in a room and the level of washroom traffic dictate how important heat is. The Mitsubishi jet towel gives the customer the option to choose and therefore maximise energy efficiency. If your washroom has high traffic then heat is unnecessary as the motor produces residual heat and if the washroom is reasonably heated then the Eco efficient setting should also be fine.

The Jet Towel is a very eco friendly hand drying option

4. The guarantee on the Jet Towel is 720,000 cycles which is double that offered on the Dyson Airblade, so when you consider the Jet Towel is £150 to £300 cheaper than the Airblade and you have cover for double the lifespan this has to be a serious consideration.

5. The Mitsubishi Jet Towel hand dryers dry speed remains excellent. We don’t think the Jet Towel is quite up there with the Dyson Airblade or even the D-Flow in terms of dry speed, however the difference is minimal and the added advantages of increased washroom cleanliness, lower running costs and energy consumption plus a much lower decibel output will outweigh a few seconds more spent drying in all but very extremely high traffic areas where bottle necking in washrooms can quickly build up.

The downside of the Jet Towel against the Dyson Airblade and the D-Flow is probably the styling and the vandal resistance. As with all hand dryers originally designed for the South East Asian marke,t where the idea of vandalising a public washroom is very alien, they tend not to be quite as robust. Its not a major issue with the Jet Towel but there are alternatives which are more likely to stand up to being kicked very hard. Probably look at the D-Flow or Airblade for nighclubs and pubs etc.

Check out the Mitsubishi Jet Towel and all our other top range of blade hand dryers, including the Airblade, Jet Flow, Jet Force and D-Flow . If you need to discuss the suitability of any hand dryer for your location and want to know potential energy savings and paybacks on investment please don’t hesistate to contact us on 0114 3540047 where we will be happy to advise.

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