The Vortice, at Strike Ten Pin Bowling, Rochdale. Jenna Willis said: "Quite frankly I was bowled over."
The PHS Airstream 5000 at the Slug and Lettuce, Clerkenwell, London. Nick McDermott said: "Polished exterior, dated and much abused interior, this sleek white model can still blow like a Manchester hooker on an England striker when called upon. At roughly 1200 watts a go. 6/10."
The Dyson Airblade, Liverpool One shopping complex. This dryer is to toilet hygiene what the washing machine was to women's lib. There can be no argument: the Dyson is the most satisfying and efficient hand dryer in Great Britain.
Mitsubishi Jet Towel Dryer, provided by Keren David. She said: "These futuristic sleek white dryers seemed strangely out of place in the stable-door style toilets of the National Trust property at Stourhead, Wiltshire. Sticking your hands in the blue light was amazing - a powerful jet of warm air dried them almost immediately. No other hand dryer I've experienced has come near to their speed and efficiency. And the National Trust has a huge poster explaining how to use them, with a helpful diagram, which shows it has low expectations of its visitors' IQ."
Unnamed dryer provided by Rob Getaway, who said: "Gloucester. Old-school hand dryer, featuring the hands of the man who fathered me. The toilets were a delight of dim lighting, 1980s framed photographs of motorbikes, insufficient pot pourri, and the strains of live country "music" coming from the bar next door. Good quality hand drying capabilities like the blast from a Yamaha FZ 750 exhaust. 7/10."
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