I find myself spending a fair amount of time in my workshop as a result of some newly acquired hobbies (painting an building things), and a seemingly equal amount of time in the kitchen as a result of long-held necessities (preparing and eating food). And as I don't like having paint-covered hands for cooking, raw-food covered hands for eating, or food-covered hands for working, I find myself spending a large amount of time washing and drying my hands.
In my quest to become more efficient, I'm trying to eliminate an obnoxious time sink: hand drying. Wet hands are an obvious no-go (chapped skin), and towels are either unsanitary (used) or incredibly wasteful (disposable). That leaves hand dryers, and though I'm pretty happy with the one I've bought (TOTO Clean Dry), it leaves me thinking that there has to be a faster way. Especially after learning about the Leidenfrost effect.
How should I go about creating or modifying a hand dryer to provide an intense burst of heat during the initial drying stages? I've experimented with foot-controlled 0.5 to 1.5 second propane bursts with some success, but it did singe a few hairs on my arm… and I'd hate to catch my sleeves on fire.
Are there faster ways to dry my hands than by using a high-pressure air dryer (like mine, Dyson Blade, etc)?