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Old 04-20-2012, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Got a new Dryer - UPDATE & REVIEW

I finally Caved in and got a new dryer for the dogs. I had gotten a new Human Dryer and it took me about 1+ hr to dry each dog.

Yesterday I ordered the Metro Air Force Steel Commander Durable 2-Speed Dog Dryer, 23000-Feet/mins http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...0-Feet%2Fmins+
Is already out for Delivery today so I will be bathing the dogs tonight, don't care if it rains tomorrow, I've got to try it!

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:45 AM
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That's really fantastic price! I envy you guys from US because I cannot order lot of fancy stuff you can buy online. I have handheld dog dryer. I dried my own hair couple of times and results were just amazing - shiny, silky and highly managable hair with no static electricity.
You might need "third hand" to fix nozzle above dog so that you can use both hands for brushing.
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I read the reviews and people were saying that while drying you can't really brush since the air will blow the hair and make it hard to brush. Someone even commented that it even blows little knots away.

I wanted to use it first to see how it goes, then get additional accessories if I need them. Will post updates once I have use it.

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We have had that exact dryer for about 4 years now, love it!
Dries the dogs really fast with no knots or tangling. Hope you like it as much as we do.

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Zury, I will be watching for your review! I have been trying to research some of the different ones, and I just get confused. Neither one of my human dryers is doing the job, especially on Finn. His hair takes forever to dry - once it is dry, it is ever so soft and beautiful, but when it is wet, it just clumps together and it is impossible to brush or comb when wet. I think we need a dryer with a lot more 'wind' to separate the hair!

It is helpful that Ditto's Mom has weighed in with her opinion too!

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I have the smallest Air Force dryer (actually my 2nd, bought the 1st when the first came out, it got flooded at a dog show when there was tornados and heavy rain and an outdoor grooming). I'd like a bigger one, but knew I liked the original one and got another. I have an "arm" I attach to the grooming table and that frees my hands up to brush while drying. The arm is flexible and can be moved around back and forth or up and down.

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I'm going to be watching this thread with great interest too. It takes forever for the troops to dry with my dryer.

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Where is the video? Does it have a cool air setting? Okay pictures will do.

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First, let me tell you all that I absolutely love the dryer . I feel so stupid for waiting so long to get one; I would have saved poor Bumi and myself so many hours of drying!

OK, so here is the Dryer Update:

Pros:

Great Size
Long hose
Air NEVER gets hot or too warm
Has a handle to carry it around
Has 2 speeds (I only used Low and had to hold on to my dogs so they wouldn’t fly away)

Cons:

Loud
Price

Details:

Drying Time: I usually take about 1 hr to dry each dog with the human dryer and most of the time they are still a bit damp when I am finished. With the new dryer, it took me 20 minutes to dry each dog and they were completely dry.

Air Force: The air comes out pretty strong/hard, so it literally separates the hairs and drives the small knots out, making it super easy to comb after the dog is dry.
I only used the low speed since it seemed to be more than enough for my guys. I tried it on me before using it and when I pointed the dryer hose to my skin (and later the dogs), it moves the skin like it was cloth (almost cartoonish). When I pointed it to my face, it literally left me breathless so is not a good idea to point it in their face, they’ll freak out. I covered the eyes and ears (with my thumb).

Air Temperature: When you first turn it on the air comes out at room temperature, like it would if you use an air compressor. After about 3-5 minutes it warms up. Once warm, is comfortable enough that you can leave it for a long time in one spot and it will not bother the dog (I also tried this on the inside of my arm and never got uncomfortable). The air was always at a comfortable temperature. It does not have a way of regulating the temperature, only the speed of the air to HI, LOW and OFF Switch.


Noise: This dryer is VERY loud; imagine a Vacuum, that’s exactly what is sounds like. Both dogs were agitated when I first started drying them and spent about 10 mins trying to get away from the air, moving this way and that. After that time, they settled and just let me finish drying them. They didn’t exactly “LOVE” it, but stopped fussing. In fact, by the time I shot it off and started combing Toby, he was so relaxed that he lay down and almost fell asleep while I was still brushing. This is a first, he never wants to sit while I brush him, but today he was in lala land. It most have been the quiet after all the noise!

Overall, I am very satisfy with the dryer. I can tolerate some noise if it will cut down on the drying and brushing time by more than half.

I am attaching a picture I took Friday when I took it out of the box.
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