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high speed hand drying

May 18, 2009

I have a three-year-old fascination with XLerator hand dryers, the jet engine of hand drying technology. (Decide for yourself what I mean by three-year-old.) You know how pond water ripples when you throw a pebble into it, and how a flag flaps in the wind? Well, that’s what your skin does when dripping hands are held under an XLerator’s air blast. A similar phenomenon can happen on your face, if you’re of the adventurous type.

If you would like to experience this simple pleasure, stop by Dunkin Donuts or your local truck stop today!


10 Comments leave one →
  1. Molly Piper permalink
    May 19, 2009 12:18 am

    Those things freak me OUT!!! Especially when drying Orison’s hands with that extra layer of kid pudge. I always get scared the force is going to rip his skin off or something.

    But of course, he loves them! He just cracks up when he uses one.

  2. Kari Hoiien permalink
    May 19, 2009 6:14 am

    If you like those, you should check out the Dyson hand dryers at IKEA. They’re the coolest.

  3. May 19, 2009 8:53 am

    wait, we have a dunkin donuts here??

  4. May 26, 2009 11:51 am

    LOL! My 6-year-old son loves to stand under them…

    They sure do get your hands dry quick, though. Even under bracelets and rings!


  5. May 26, 2009 1:30 pm

    I am a huge fan of the XLERATOR hand driers. Why doesn’t every public bathroom have one? These things actually work…no drying hands on your pants after 2 minutes of futility with the other brands.

  6. adamrchristensen permalink
    May 26, 2009 5:03 pm

    Found your blog from 22 Words… my first experience with one of these is at a gas station at 4:00 am on the way home from Passion ’08… See the video at My friend Tiffany tried to put her face under it!

  7. May 26, 2009 11:48 pm

    Not to mention that you also go deaf in addition to getting really dry hands.

  8. May 27, 2009 10:10 am

    Hahaha. This brings back fond memories of goofing off with a dear friend while at New Attitude ’06.

  9. Katie permalink
    June 2, 2009 1:11 pm

    Peter is terrified of these. They have one at midtown. He often has to pee when we’re there and if he hears this when he gets to the bathroom, no matter how much horchata (Los Ocampo’s milk drink) he’s consumed, there is no way he’ll pee in that bathroom. Inevitably we rush home before it’s too late.

  10. June 2, 2009 5:26 pm

    There’s a café that I go to just to use the dryer. Exactly for the same reason, skin rippling like stones thrown into a pond. Such a cool feeling.

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