Best Boot Dryers: What Are They?
A Best Boot Dryer is a portable dryer that uses compressed air to heat up your feet. These devices are not only useful for travelers but also for those who have cold feet or other ailments. You can use them at home too! Some of these machines are made from old gas cans and some others are made out of wood. There are different models available with various features.
The most common type of Best Boot Dryer is called a Portable Air Compressor. This device heats up your feet while it compresses the air inside the canister. The compressor is usually connected to a small electric motor which runs the fan and keeps the door open when you turn on the machine.
Another popular model is a Portable Electric Fan. This device heats up your feet while it blows air through the nozzle attached to the fan blade. The fan blades are usually attached to a motor which turns them around when you push down on the button.
Some Best Boot Dryers are equipped with two fans instead of one. One fan blows hot air over your feet while another cools off your feet by blowing cold air through the nozzle attached to the fan blade.
The Best Boot Dryer with the most powerful fan is known as the Turbo Force. This machine has four fans! The first blows cool air over your feet, the second blows hot air, the third blows warm air, and the fourth pushes dry air out while pulling wet air in. This machine is usually used by people who have had surgery on their feet or legs.
How Do They Work?
The whole point of a Best Boot Dryer is to use heat, hot and cool air, and pressure in order to dry your feet. As you might expect, not all dryers are created equal. Air compressors can blow cold air as well as hot air, but they are less likely to wear out because their parts are more durable. If you are looking to save money, then you should consider getting an air compressor.
Portable Air Compressors work just like the ones at gas stations. The only difference is that these are much smaller and lighter. The machine connects to a hose which you put your feet into. The compressed air warms up as it enters the hose and goes through a filter before it reaches the nozzle attached to the hose.
Portable Electric Fans heat up as electricity runs through them. The faster the blades turn, the hotter the air gets. These fans blow both hot and cold air, but in order to get hot air, you have to keep them on for a while. Some people believe that electric fans are less durable than compressors because their parts are more fragile.
Turboforce machines have four fans. Each fan does something different to your feet. The first fan blows cool air which clears away the hot moist air. The second fan blows hot air, followed by the third fan which blows warm air.
Finally, the fourth fan sucks up the moisture from your feet and blows it out.
Are These Things Dangerous?
All of these devices are safe as long as you follow the instructions included with them. Most machines have a capacity mark which tells you how much water they can hold inside of them at one time. You shouldn’t overload them.
The biggest danger is spilling water on the floor and electrocuting yourself on an electric socket. You may also get burned when you touch the nozzle or get hit by hot air. Don’t stand too close to these machines either. Wear shoes when you are around them for some added safety.
Also, don’t use them right after you have shaved your legs or applied lotion because these machines might ignite the products you use.
How Do I Choose The Right One?
You should first decide whether or not you want to use your feet or your hands to operate the machine. If you are physically unable to do either of these things, then you may need to find someone to help you.
The next thing you should do is check how much clearance you have underneath the machine. Look for the highest setting on the legs and see if it will fit in your bathroom.
Does the cord reach your nearest socket? Is the humidity from the machine going to be a problem?
Portable Air Compressors are very popular because they are lightweight and you don’t need to hire an electrician in order for them to work. These machines can also be used for other things as well. Other benefits of using an air compressor over an electric fan include faster drying times and lower energy costs.
Electric fans are small and lightweight. They are usually cheaper than other types of machines.
Most electric fans have three different speeds, so you can choose how much air you want to blow at your feet.
You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process. The only problem is that hot air might not feel that great on your feet.
Some hair dryers have a “cool shot” button which uses cold air instead.
Using a hair dryer probably isn’t good for your nails. Blowing hot air directly onto your feet might dry the skin and cause it to crack.
Other Types of Drying Micelles
If you can’t find one of these machines at your local store, you may have to buy a more expensive machine online. Most of these sell for less than $200. You can also buy a portable air compressor for about the same price.
There are also much cheaper machines as well. Whichever one you buy, just make sure that it has good reviews and that it is ETL-approved.
Things To Keep In Mind
Electric machines cost more to use than portable air compressors. You will most likely have to pay an electrician to set up the machine in your bathroom.
Hiring any type of professional costs money as well.
If you have physical limitations, these machines may or may not be easy to use.
Be careful when using a hairdryer on your feet because it might burn them.
These machines may take up a lot of space in your bathroom. You might have to rearrange some things to make room.
You feet might take longer to dry than with other types of machines.
The compressor and heating element in these large, home drying machines are usually exposed. This means that you will have to be careful when you use them around water. Don’t get them wet or touch the elements with your fingers because it might shock you.
This type of machine probably isn’t very good if you live in a small apartment. It uses up a lot of power, so your landlord may not be willing to pay the extra cost of electricity that it requires. Also, the noise might bother your neighbors.
If you need to dry your feet quickly, you should buy this type of machine. It is able to evaporate water much faster than the other types of machines.
This type of machine is safe to use because it doesn’t come in contact with water. You will never have to worry about electric shock if you accidentally get water on the wrong parts.
These types of machines are usually large and bulky. This means that you probably won’t be able to travel with them.
If you travel a lot, this might not be the best machine for you. Drying your feet might take a long time on the road because you won’t have easy access to a power source like an outlet or a generator.
These machines are more expensive than most of the other types of drying machines. They are also much heavier and bulkier, which is why they might not be the best for you if you travel a lot.
You might not be able to use these types of machines in your home. They are pretty loud and might bother your neighbors. It could also void your homeowner’s insurance.
You probably shouldn’t use this type of machine if you have a history of heart problems.
This type of machine is the safest for people that have physical limitations. Almost anyone can use it because you don’t have to bend over or reach far to get your feet into the chamber.
These types of machines are usually small and light enough to travel with. If you love to travel, you won’t have to be without a dryer when you’re on the road.
This type of machine doesn’t work very well unless you manually turn a handle on the side. This means that it might take a long time to dry your feet if you have problems doing this.
If you have limited hand mobility or strength, this might not be the best machine for you to use.
These types of machines are usually cheaper than most of the other types. You can usually find a good one for under a $1,000.00.
These machines are useless if you don’t have access to a external power source. You will have to find an electrical outlet or generator to plug it into.
These types of machines are usually loud and they vibrate when they’re running. This might be a problem if you live in an apartment or you have sensitive neighbors that mind noise at odd hours of the day.
These types of machines usually have poor air flow. This means that it could take a very long time for your feet to dry.
If you want your feet dried slowly and safely, this might be the right machine for you.
These types of machines are usually cheap. You can find many good ones for under $200.00.
These machines are pretty slow when it comes to drying your feet. You might have to put up with sitting around with damp feet for hours on end.
If you don’t mind waiting, and you don’t have any physical limitations, then this might very well be the best machine for you.
If you are physically disabled, have a condition that makes it hard for you to bend over, or you just don’t like getting your feet wet, a foot dryer is the best option. You should never have to sit around with wet feet again if you use one of these machines.
Most of these machines are relatively cheap. You can find a good one for under $200.00. They are also quiet and don’t vibrate too much when they’re running.
These types of machines are usually smaller and lighter than other types of dryers. This makes them ideal for traveling with. You can easily take care of your feet when you’re on the road.
These types of machines have old designs and work according to the laws of physics that we all learned in high school. They also usually only have one speed. This means that they can take a long time to get the job done.
These types of machines are not that durable. Most of them will only last you a year at the most if you use them on a regular basis. Don’t expect to get more than two years of heavy use out of one of these.
If you have physical limitations, poor hand eye coordination, or you just don’t feel safe using a footbath massager, a hand held dryer is the best option for you. You can easily dry your feet without sitting down or bending over.
These machines usually cost more than footbath dryers. Expect to pay at least $200.00 for a good one.
These types of machines are heavy and loud. They vibrate a lot and most of them require two hands to operate properly. This means that you probably can’t do anything else while they’re running.
These types of machines have a short life span. Most of them will break within a year of purchase. You’ll have to replace them very often if you use them on a regular basis
If you want to dry your feet without moving a muscle, a stand alone dryer is what you should get. You can easily adjust the speed and intensity and these types of dryers are ideal for people with joint problems.
These machines are usually expensive. Expect to pay $800.00 or more for a good one.
These types of machines are very bulky and most of them need to be plugged in. You won’t be able to take them with you on the go.
These types of machines have a tendency to overheat. You’ll have to wait for your dryer to cool down before you can use it again.
If you want a high quality dryer that can dry your feet quickly, a stand alone dryer is the way to go. Stand alone dryers are usually more expensive, but they’re worth the money. You can use them anywhere provided you have an outlet.
Now that we’ve gone over all of your options, let’s discuss how to choose the right dryer for you.
The first thing that you need to decide is what you will be using your foot dryer for.
Will it be for personal or professional use?
The reason why this is important is because there are different types of dryers for personal and professional use.
If you’re planning on using your dryer at work, you’ll need a heavy duty unit that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. If you’re only going to be using it at home, a heavy duty dryer will probably be overkill. It will also be expensive and take up too much space.
If you’re a professional athlete, a heavy duty dryer will probably not be enough to meet your needs either. You’ll need an industrial grade dryer that’s capable of drying your feet quickly.
It’s also important to ask yourself the question, how much money are you willing to spend?
As with most things, you get what you pay for. Don’t expect to buy a good dryer for less than $100.00 and sometimes even more than $1,000.00. If you’d like to buy an industrial grade dryer, be prepared to spend at least $2,000.00 on one.
Once you decide what it is that you want to spend, research the dryers that fit your price range. Look at how many amps the dryer outputs, what type of filter it has and what type of material the drum is made out of.
Research the specific features of each dryer that catches your eye. You can usually find out all the information you need online.
If you have a friend or family member who owns a foot dryer, ask them about their experiences with it. Find out what they like and don’t like about it and see if you can try it out for yourself.
Most importantly, trust your own judgment when it comes to making a decision. If a particular dryer catches your eye and it feels right, go with your instinct. You won’t be disappointed.
Before you make your final decision, check to see if the dryer you’re considering has been recalled by the manufacturer. Call the manufacturer’s customer service line and inquire about any recalls that may effect the dryer that you have your eye on.
It just so happens that a couple of dryers have recently been recalled by their manufacturers due to fire hazards. The manufacturers are currently replacing the faulty parts for free. So if you do decide to buy one of the affected dryers, at least you’ll be able to get it replaced for free.
I hope that this article has helped you gain a basic understanding of foot dryers and how to choose the right one for your needs. Happy drying!
A very good friend of mine, Kees de Keyser, wrote this article. He is an independent researcher and he has a lot of experience with foot dryers. I asked him to share his knowledge on this blog and he very kindly accepted my offer.
Before we start, here’s a little bit about Kees:
Kees de Keyser is an experienced researcher who has in-depth knowledge about foot dryers. He has used several dryers in his lifetime and is a strong advocate for the benefits of using them.
He also has years of experience studying dry skin on feet and how it can be prevented and treated. Foot dryers, he says, can help you combat dry skin on feet by making it easier to remove calluses and dead skin. Kees is also a podiatrist and he sees patients with severe foot problems due to inadequate at-home foot care on a regular basis.
The next time you have dry skin on your feet, use a foot dryer instead of a pumice stone to avoid the hassle of using an extra tool to remove dry skin from your feet.
Your benefits of using a foot dryer include the following:
1. Foot dryers make it easier to remove calluses and dead skin.
2. Foot dryers make it easier to clean between your toes.
3. Foot dryers make it easier to sanitize between your toes.
4. Foot dryers can help you avoid fungal infections and other foot disorders caused by dirt and grime build-up.
5. Foot dryers can help you avoid cosmetic problems like ugly, dirty toenails by making it easier to trim your toenails.
6. Foot dryers smooth out rough foot skin by softening it before you remove it.
Sources & references used in this article:
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Boot drier by EH Lieber – US Patent 2,446,234, 1948 – Google Patents
Gas fired garment dryer by GW Peet – US Patent 6,216,359, 2001 – Google Patents
Dryer and atomized medicinal liquid apparatus for feet with shoe drying attachment by AO Hoover – US Patent 6,839,982, 2005 – Google Patents
Accessory dryer by ME Farrant – US Patent 5,946,814, 1999 – Google Patents
Textile dryer by M Stewart – US Patent 8,898,929, 2014 – Google Patents
Rotary tiltable drum dryer by WH Jackson – US Patent 3,121,621, 1964 – Google Patents
Article dryer by JM Smallegan – US Patent 4,265,030, 1981 – Google Patents
Boot drier by D Rite – 2018