Best Water cooler Dispensers
Gone are days, when water coolers were deemed to be useful only for offices. These days people find water coolers and dispensers equally convenient and a must have product for offices, establishments and households. Because they are convenient and are capable to provide hot as well as cold water, experts believe that having this product around motivates people to drink more water.
People often misconceive water cooler and dispenser as a same product, but actually both are different from each other. Furthermore, not all dispensers and water coolers come with all features, therefore, before you decide to buy one, it is important to enquire about all the available options.
These appliances prove to be very handy on days when outside temperature is at its peak. They help you with regular supply of cold water to make those cool and refreshing drinks.
Though, there are numerous models available in market with various features, but the ones which come with the features of dispensing hot as well as cold water, sells the most. Most models are able to accommodate water bottles of 2,4 or 5 gallons.
Depending upon choice, people often procure pre-filled bottles with distilled or treated water, while some just fill these bottles from their own source of purified water.
These equipments provide solution to various problem and different people use it for different purposes. For instance, Many just use it to dispense hot and cold water form the pre-filled bottles, while some who face problem of heavily chlorinated or distasteful water at their office or even home, buy pre-filled bottles and load it in to a dispenser.
All Water coolers and dispensers come with at least one faucet. You also have a choice to buy a model with an additional faucet for dispensing hot water. These units come with switches on the back of panel from where you can turn off the hot (or even cold) water supply when not in need. This features help you in saving electricity.
Many companies are now offering dispensers with stainless steel water reservoir. The need for such dispensers arises because of frequent complaints from people about the strange plastic taste from water cooler and dispensers with plastic tank. ( Also read: Best selling Bottleless water Dispensers )
Before choosing a dispenser you should also consider the size of nozzle and space between the faucet and the tray. A small sized nozzle will help you fill large bottles easily as you will be able to insert he nozzle in to the bottle top. Secondly, if you have large tumblers, travel mugs or glasses at home you will need a dispenser/ with enough space between faucet and tray.
Dispensers and Coolers with inbuilt Filtration system
These days many companies are launching these appliances with in built in filtration system. When ever you add water bottle to the machine, it will just filter down the newly added water to a reservoir from where it will get dispensed. Alternatively, you can also buy bottleless dispensers which can be plumbed in to the water supply. People who are looking to save cost on buying pre-filled bottles find these machines very lucrative.
The Whirlpool 218LIECH-SCSSP-5W is a premium water dispenser which comes with a full stainless steel front. The attractive design of this model along with nickel plating on front and sides, makes it blend well with any decor. This variant comes with a self-cleaning technology which uses unstable oxygen to eliminate contamination, bacteria and viruses from water. The LED display on the front panel lets you know about the availability of cold and hot water, it also tells you if the self-cleaning is in progress. This variant is very durable and is ideal for home as well as commercial use. It can dispense cold water in the range of 40°F which is far better than most dispenser models available in market today. The company claims that this model features a very effective and superior bottom loading technology, which allows the pump to siphon almost all the water from the bottle. With this model, Whirlpool has focussed on durability and longitivity on each and every part of the unit, be it compressor, the outer frame or the faucets, this dispenser is built to last. The hot water faucet in this unit is ‘toddler resistant’ and it also features a ‘Resource Saver’ switch that can be used to switch off the hot water dispensing when not in use. You can use this unit with both 3 and 5 gallon bottles.
Magic Mountain Water Products D1 –B-K
This is one of the most elegantly designed water dispenser that you can find in the market today. This water cooler comes with commercial grade water filtration system. When you buy this unit, you will get the complete installation kit as well as the set-up instructions. It is a bottleless dispenser, which means you are not required to load pre-filled bottles in to the dispenser, instead it will use water from your building’s water line. This dispenser comes with stainless steel reservoirs, with the capacity of holding 1-gallon cold water and 1.2 liter hot (180°F) water. The drip tray is easily removable and is dishwasher safe. The twist -off purification cartridges are very easy to replace and the whole procedure do not take more than few seconds. The company claims that the filter can be used for 1200 gallons of water, before a change is required. The users/customers of this model have given it a very high rating on various e-commerce websites.
Glacial Bottom Load Dispenser
The Glacial 8LIECH-SC-SSF-SSS-NP Base load dispenser features very stylish exterior with chrome-nickel plated trim. The dispenser is sure to increase the aesthetic value of your kitchen or office pantry. It has an inbuilt reactive oxygen technology which self cleans the unit numerous times every day to keep the water free from contamination and harmful bacteria. On the inside, the unit forms a ring of ice, which allows you to dispense chilling cold water through out the day. This variant is powerful enough to provide up to 1.6 gallons of chilling water and 1.4 gallons of hot water every hour. The unit comes with a very efficient and durable compressor, which helps you in saving electricity. This is one of the best selling premium water dispenser model available in market today.
Brio Essential Series CLBL420
Brio CLBL42 comes wit a tri-temp push button faucet, it allows you to easily and very conveniently dispense room temperature cold as well as hot water. It is a premium product from brio which comes with features like child safety lock for hot faucets, LED indication for hot and cold water availability status, these led indication lights also tell you, when the bottles need a replacement. Currently, this is one of the best selling bottom load dispenser, as per the online reviews of this product, it is currently one of the most durable product available in this segment. You can use both 3 or 5 gallon water bottles with this unit.
This black Stainless steel bottleless hot and cold water unit from Denali has been able to get a lot of positive reviews from customers in very short frame of time. This point of use variant is designed for commercial as well as home use. It comes equipped with 1200 Gallon water purification system which is sufficient for homes as well as commercial establishment with usage of about 30 people. The unit comes equipped with a thermostat; you can expect cold water in range of 40-44°F.
This is one of the best selling freestanding hot and cold-water dispenser from Clover. It comes with a removable ABS drip tray for easy occasional cleaning. It is one of the very few dispensers, which comes with handles to easily transport the unit. The cabinets on this dispenser are UV protected which offer additional protection against rust and corrosion. The Clover B7A comes with an adjustable thermostat which can be used to control the cold water temperature between 35.6°F to 53.6°F. It also dispenses hot water to help you make your favourite hot beverage with in minutes.
This honeywell dispenser comes with food grade stainless steel tanks which help in maintaining the taste and quality of water. It comes with three water faucets for dispensing hot,cold and room temperature water. This variant comes with a prong inside the funnel, which helps in preventing water spillage when loading bottles in to the dispenser. The dispenser comes with removable drip tray and child safety lock for hot water faucet. On the inside, you get a 85-watt compressor which can provide 2 liters cold water in the range of 50°F per hour. This variant can also dispenser 5 gallon hot water in the range of 194°F per hour. The unit is compact in size (40 inches tall and 13 inches wide), which allows you to place it in any corner of your kitchen or office panty.
This Avalon Dispenser model features an easy to use paddle spout which allows you to dispense hot and cold water from the unit in a very convenient manner. You just have to press the cup/glass towards the paddle and the water will start flowing from the faucet. It comes with a very powerful and efficient compressor that provides you with chilling cold drinking water without consuming much electricity. It can dispenser water hot enough to help you make an instant cup of tea, coffee or cup noodles. The unit can be used with 3 or 5 gallon water bottles. It comes with child safety lock for the hot water faucet. Looking at customer reviews and ratings, this dispenser is a very good value for money.
This water cooler model from Genuine Joe is very popular in its niche because of its ability provide chilling cold and piping hot water by mere push of a button. It can cool water up to 32.1 degrees Fahrenheit and provide extremely hot water with max temperature of 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The unit with its stainless steel outer frame gives a luxurious and upmarket feel to the appliance. It comes with a 20-liter cabinet storage area, which can be used for conveniently storing cups, packs of instant noodles, packets of Coffee, tea or even oat-meal. With hot water available so conveniently you will be able to make a cup of your favorite hot beverage in minutes. ( Also read: Best selling hot and cold water dispensers) The unit comes with availability indicator lights, which lets you know the availability of each type of water at any given time. The drip tray helps in preventing any water spillage over the floor and it can be easily removed for cleaning purposes.
Countertop and Freestanding Models
The water coolers are offered in two categories, the countertop model and the freestanding model. Depending on the location where you want to keep the dispenser at home, you can choose between the two options. If you plan to keep it in your garden, lobby or family room then you will have to go for the freestanding model.
The countertop models comes in handy when you are looking for an option which requires less floor space. As you will have to change the water bottles very frequently, make sure to keep the countertop model in a place where this task can be performed without much problem. The freestanding models have a comparatively bigger processor and they cost more than the countertop models. Countertops models, due to lower compressor size are less efficient at cooling water.
The freestanding models, which come with storage space at bottom usually have a small compressor and just like the counter top models they are not able to provide extremely cold water.
The Honeywell HWB2052B comes with food grade stainless steel water reservoir, which ensures to keep your drinking water clean and odor-free. It is a tabletop model with a height of 21 inches and width of 12 inches only. This variant is a perfect choice for people with less floor space in their kitchen or office. The machine comes with a feature of dispensing both hot and cold water. ( See: Best Countertop Water Dispensers 2017 ) The water is dispensed through convenient push in lever system. This model also comes with the child lock feature. The funnel located on the top of dispenser is equipped with a prong, which helps in eliminating the chances of spillage when loading heavy water bottles in to the dispenser. This unit can heat up to 5 liters of water per hour with the temperature of 194 degrees and cool 2 liters of water per hour up to 50 degrees. You can easily load 3 and 5-gallon water bottles in to this unit.
This freestanding water cooler variant from Honeywell is a true value for money as it id competitively priced and comes with loads of features. The unit can be bought in white, black or grey color. Honeywell HWB1052B is compatible to use with 3 or 5-gallon water bottles. When loading heave 3 or 5-gallon water bottles to the dispenser there are always chances of water spilling on the floor. To avoid such spillage, this water cooler comes with a very efficient funnel and prong setup. You can conveniently access hot and cold water through push in lever system, which comes with child safety lock for hot water lever. It is loaded with a powerful 85-watt processor which can cool (as low as 50 degrees) up to 2-liters water per hour. It also has a heating capacity of heating 5 -liters of water with temperature up to 194-degrees.