The Dyson AB14 Airblade: The World’s Most Hygienic Hand Dryer

Here at KaTom we sometimes ponder big life questions and it just happened that in the midst of one of these highly philosophical moments something amazing happened. We think this may be one of those experiences that books are written about or movies are created to document, but you decide.

So, as I was saying, we were pondering a few of life’s big mysteries:

  • •Where does all the trash come from?
  • •Where does all my money go?
  • •Why am I always sick?

Suddenly, there was the Dyson AB14 Airblade, with answers not only to our questions, but also to our greatest hand drying wishes.

The Dyson AB14 isn’t just any hand air dryer. Known as the Dyson AB04 Airblade until Dyson changed the model name to the Dyson AB14 in mid-2014, the AB14 is the hand dryer that other hand dryers dream of. ADA compliant and constructed of a polycarbonate ABS casing with an antimicrobial coating on all exterior surfaces and seals, this Dyson is made with looks and durability in mind. It may have all the characteristics of a hand dryer diva, but with a galvanized steel back plate, tamper-proof T30 type exterior screws, and water ingress protection, it can certainly hold its own. And, Dyson is so confident in this product that it comes standard with a 5-year parts and first-year limited labor warranty.

Let’s get back to these big life mysteries.

Life Mystery No.1: Where does all that trash come from?

Two Words: Paper Towels

In the United States alone, we produce 13 billion pounds of paper towel trash each year. That’s quite a bit of trash that can be reduced by the use of the Dyson Airblade. Users simply lower their hands into the touch-free, infrared sensor- activated unit and as they life their hands, 400 MPH air simultaneously scrapes water from both sides of the hands. In just 12 seconds, the user has eliminated the need for paper towels.

This brings us to our second question.

Life Mystery No. 2: Where does all my money go?
Dyson AB14 Airblade

While we recognize there are a variety of answers to this question, the AB14 certainly has a few to scratch off the list. It’s likely that you are spending too much when it comes to hand drying. With the Dyson AB14, you will spend 97 percent less that the annual cost of paper towels and 69 percent less than the yearly operating expense of traditional hand dryers. That’s a savings that will certainly impact your commercial business where it counts.

Now, for a final question.

Life Mystery No. 3: Why am I always sick?

When it comes to sickness, the answer is usually germs. When it comes to impressive germ solutions, the answer is usually Dyson. The AB14 Airblade does not dry by heating up bathroom air and blowing it on your clean hands. Instead, the Airblade utilizes a HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of bacteria before it uses that clean air to scrape water from hands.

Because of this cutting edge technology, the Dyson Airblade is the only hand dryer to achieve HACCP International approval, which qualifies it as hygienically safe for food environments. It is also the only brand to meet every part of NSF International Protocol 335 that defines standards for hygienic hand air dryers. For those of you working in commercial kitchens, just think of how important this technology is for food safety and to your customers.

Ready to make the switch to the hand air dryer with all the answers?

The Dyson AB14 is certainly quite impressive in its ability to save time, money, and energy. Whether you are ready to order your AB14 or simply need more information, contact KaTom at 1-800-541-8683 or email Please check out our video below for an overview of the Dyson AB14 Airblade. (In case there’s any question: yes, we made the video for the Dyson AB04, and no, there’s no other difference to keep in mind between it and the Dyson AB14.)

Chelsea B. Sanz
Chelsea B. Sanz

Chelsea Sanz has lived in East Tennessee since her family moved here from South Florida just before she started high school. While she initially begrudged her new home state, she eventually realized she had come to not only love it, but to “bleed orange” as University of Tennessee Volunteers fans here like to say. She and her boyfriend Hunter, a trail worker for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy exploring the nation’s most visited national park and coming up with their own farm-to-table recipes.

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