Review 2022 – RetroMAX High Speed Hand Dryer - Polished Stainless Steel (Chrome)

You probably never thought that finding a suitable hand dryer for your facility would be similar to shopping for clothes. A lot of people don’t give much thought to hand dryers until it comes to purchasing one. “It’s just a hand dryer!” many think. That’s until you find out there are differences in size, material, color, drying speed, value, noise levels, energy efficiency, and more. Don’t worry though since our hand dryer reviews will help you find the ideal model for your facility’s needs. 

Today we’re taking a look at one of MaxDry’s models with a unique design — the RetroMAX High Speed Hand Dryer.


The RetroMAX High Speed Hand Dryer in Polished Stainless Steel (Chrome) is a durable and efficient hand dryer by MaxDry that also doesn’t fall short on having an eye-catching rounded design. Some of the notable features of this model include a HEPA filter, an LED operation indicator light, automatic infra-red sensor, and high-speed motor. 


At a retail price of ~$300, the RetroMAX leans towards the cost-effective side of the hand dryer price spectrum. With hand dryers by renowned brand names selling for upwards of $600-1000 per hand dryer, you’ll certainly find the RetroMAX to be a deal if you are on a budget. On top of that, you’ll find that high speed hand dryers significantly cut costs on your energy bill at the end of the month due to their quick drying times and cool air functioning as opposed to using a heating agent. 

Noise Scale

High-speed hand dryers are known for their high noise levels due to the amount of sheer force that is needed to essentially “push” the water off of hands as opposed to using a heating agent that is found in conventional hand dryers. With that in mind, the RetroMAX functions with minimal noise compared to other units of its kind with only ~68 decibels of noise upon operation. 

Drying Speed

It’s no secret that high-speed hand dryers are known for their exceptionally quick drying times. The RetroMAX is no exception to that with an average drying time of 7-10 seconds maximum to fully dry the hands. This is significantly quicker than a conventional hand dryer for example, which can dry hands fully in anywhere from 15-20 seconds. 

Vandal Proof

The RetroMAX in polished stainless steel is equipped with a 1.5mm thick metal one-piece casing that will be durable and resistant to vandalism and damages from ongoing traffic. 

Best Used

The best part of high-speed hand dryers is that they are versatile in the settings that they can be installed in. The RetroMAX is great for:

  • Bars, clubs, and lounges
  • Office bathrooms
  • Restaurants
  • High schools and universities
  • Gas stations
  • Clinics
  • And more

We hope this review helped the decision-making process easier. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our product reviews. 

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