Hand Dryer or Paper Towel?!?!?!

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Which method do you prefer?

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  2. Hand Dryer

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  3. I rub my hands on my pants

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  4. I dont wash my hands..wanna sniff em?

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Dec 18, 2007

Hand Dryer or Paper Towel?!?!?! by dice at 8:59 PM (2,568 Views / 0 Likes) 42 replies

  1. dice
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    Saw this on another site and thought it'd be worth asking here.

    Personally it's the hand dryer, although the last option can be tempting [​IMG]
     


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    Paper Towels

    Every hand dryer I've ever used always seems like it takes forever to dry my hands. And then even after it shuts off, my hands still feel wet, which especially sucks during the winter.
     
  3. Salamantis

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    I use teh paper towel. I waste trees [​IMG]
     
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    Paper towel, Hand dryer is slower and louder...and I never get my bacon

    Most of it it's made of recycled paper [​IMG]
     
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    Paper towel. Not once has a hand dryer gotten my hands errr... dry.
     
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    i lick my hands clean
     
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    excatly, thats why i use paper towels instead.
     
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    Paper towels for me. The reason is the same as stated already.
     
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    Hand dryer, they're awesome when it's cold outside. Paper towels are rubbish, I see people grabbing an handful of 4 in the pub when they only need one. It's such a waste.

    Actual towels are vastly superior anyway. But they'd get dirty, so everyone should carry their own little one. Perfect [​IMG]
     
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    Ewww, hand driers? Paper towels are more reliable to me.
     
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    I use my pants, or swing them in the air till they dry. I find both methods to be inefficient (IMO). Green for me [​IMG]
     
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    i've never met a hand dryer i liked. paper towels FTW.
     
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    In essence, hand dryers, even the most expensive ones have the effect of moisture remaining in parts of the machine, bacteria love moisture, and lots of machines do not blow air that is hot enough to kill pathogenic bacteria, plus a lot of people do not wash their hands properly, and so hands with faecal matter and / or bacteria enter the machine, and some of that matter can get blown onto your hands.

    You can imagine what drying your hands on a re-usable towel or your trousers can do...Not good.

    Despite the negative environmental consequences, drying your hands with dry paper towels is your best bet.
     
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    Paper towels if it's close enough, if not then I'll wipe on my trousers then swing my hands around for a bit.
     
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    Friend's jacket or my pants. Always works. I once saw this hand towel in a restaurant that had a brown stain on it... [​IMG]
     
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    Paper Towel. Hand Dryers suck, they never get your hands totally dry. I also, sometimes, wave my hands in the air until they're dry, but not on cold days.

    It's not environmentally friendly (the paper towels), but it's the cleanest and most hygienic bet.
     
  19. Szyslak

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    All the same bacteria would be present on the paper towel dispenser, the door handle, etc.

    I really like using air dryers. I always get dryer hands that way, it just takes a little longer. I hate having to waste 2 - 3 paper towels just to get dry enough.

    Anything's better than the re-usable towel on a roll that I grew up with. Those were just gross.

    What an odd topic btw.
     
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    Yeah, they never really seemed to dry in time for the next person... And it was even more disgusting if someone wiped their... nose on them...

    - Sam
     

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