Water coolers are addictive, once you start using them, you will very soon find it difficult to live without them. They offer very high level of convenience by offering cold water for your summer drinks and hot glass of water for your soups, coffee or any other hot beverage all day long. The 5 gallon water cooler dispensers are the most popular variant these days with family of all sizes. It is not too big that it will take a lot of space in your kitchen and it carries enough water that you will not be required to change the bottle too frequently.
The 5 gallon water dispensers are available in countertop as well as free standing models. Depending upon your choice, requirement and budget you can go for either one of them. When buying this kitchen appliance you should look for following features-
- It should have child safety lock for hot water faucets
- It should be compliant with energy standards, so that it consumes less electricity
- It should have the capacity to heat as well as cool water
- It should have a removable drip tray, so as to make the cleaning task easier
- It should have a stainless steel tank, so as to eliminate the plastic smell.
- It should come with a mechanism(like a prong) to reduce the spillage when loading the bottle.
You can use pre-filled bottles with treated or spring water or fill the bottle from your own filtration source. The water coolers with 5 gallon capacity come in very handy at offices, institutions and even homes where there is high consumption of drinking water.
Some of the best selling 5 gallon water cooler dispensers are –
Honeywell HWB2052S 21-Inch Tabletop Cooler Dispenser
This countertop 5 gallon water cooler is just 21 inches in size and comes in silver color. You can easily load heavy bottles in to this unit to get hot and cold water through out the day. It is equipped with mechanical push-in levers, which are designed keeping child safety in mind. The drip tray can be easily removed for cleaning purpose. Inside the unit there is a stainless steel tank which keeps water pure and safe all day long. With this unit you get an option to load 3 or 5 gallon water bottles. This 5 gallon water cooler dispenser comes with a prong inside the funnel, which if used along with bottles with spill proof caps help in preventing water spillage on the floor.
Hamilton Beach TL-5-5A Top Loading Water Dispenser
The Hamilton Beach TL-5-5A can easily accommodate 3 and 5 gallon water bottles. The built in compressor system ensures that you get both hot and cold pure drinking water all day long. At the bottom of dispenser you get a small storage area which can be used for storing small cans or drinks, cup noodles, tea/coffee bags, etc. The unit comes in white color, is 42 inches high and 13-inches wide. This 5 gallon bottled water dispenser has minimum space requirement and can easily fit in at place of your choice, be it your home or office. It has a child safety lock which prevents your child from using the hot water faucet without adult supervision. The spill tray is dishwasher safe and can be easily removed for occasional cleaning. When not required, you can easily switch off the hot or cold water button to save electricity. This appliance comes with ETL certification and complies with North American Safety Standards.
Primo Stainless Steel Bottom load hot/cold water Dispenser
It is one of the better-looking water dispenser that you can find in market today. The stainless steel body with black accents makes this unit look very stylish and upmarket. The water bottle gets concealed inside the stainless steel body in the base of the cooler. As this is a bottom load model, you are no more required to lift and flip heavy water bottles. You can use 3,4,5 and 5.2 gallon bottles with this model. The company claims that this dispenser is capable enough of cooling water at double the speed compared to other models available in market. The flashing light indicator in front panel alerts you when the bottle needs to be replaced. The dual let lights help you to operate the dispenser in dim light situations. This 5 gallon water cooler dispenser is Energy Star Qualified and also comes with power saver on/off switch to help you save on electricity bills. The manufacturers claim this unit to be 25% more energy efficient than the traditional water cooler models.
Honeywell HWB1052S 39-Inch
The 39 inch Honeywell HWB1052S freestanding water cooler is a feature pack machine. You can easily load 3 or 5 gallon water bottles in to this unit as per your requirement. It comes with a powerful 85 watt compressor which can easily heat (194-degrees) up to 5-liters and cool(50-degrees) upto 2-liters of water in an hour. The push in lever system features a child safety lock to prevent kids at home from scalding themselves with hot water. The funnel comes with a prong to eliminate the chances of spillage when loading bottles in to the unit. The removable drip tray prevent the water droplets from falling on the floor and simplifies the task of occasional cleaning. For hygiene and maintaining the purity of water, this unit is equipped with food grade stainless steel tanks. With the height of 39 inches and width of only 12 inches, this unit takes up very less space in your kitchen.
NewAir WCD-200W Hot and Cold Water Cooler, White
This dispenser serves hot water in range of 176°F – 203°F and cold water ranging from 43°F – 50°F. You can load up bottles weighing 2,3 or even 5 gallon in to the unit. One of the most convenient feature of this model is its small sized nozzles, which can fit it very easily in bottles and tumblers of all sizes. This allows you to conveniently fill water bottles from this dispenser. The NewAir WCD-200W works in a super quiet mode without any vibrations. Its stainless steel reservoirs eliminate the plastic taste from water and serve you fresh and pure drinking water all day long. The unit is energy efficient and comes with Energy Star Qualification.
Primo 601087 Hot and Cold Top Loading Bottled Water Dispenser
The Primo 6010187 is a dual spout 5 gallon bottled water dispenser and cooler which comes with a powerful compressor to provide you with chilling cold water in a very convenient manner. By just push of a button you can also get piping hot water to make tea, coffee, hot chocolates, soup or any other hot beverage. This water dispenser unit from primo features LED nightlight to help you see the dispenser even in low light environments. The unit comes with stainless steel drip trays to protect water from falling on the floor. This 5 gallon water cooler also features a universal probe and leak guard to prevent water spillage when loading water bottle in to the dispenser. Primo 6010187 is made up of durable material both from outside and inside. The stainless steel tanks for hot and cold water inside the unit are very durable and made to last.
Genuine Joe GJO22552
The Genuine Joe GJO22552 is a 5 gallon freestanding water cooler which comes with a 20 litre storage cabinet in the base of the unit. It is one of the most powerful dispenser you can find in the market today. It comes with the capability of dispensing water as cold as 32.1°F. No other water cooler dispenser dispenses water this cold. The unit can also heat up water to about 185°F. On front panel, you get the availability indicator lights which tells you about the current availability of each type of water inside the unit. This dispenser is very beautifully styled and the exterior is finished with stainless steel which gives a very upmarket look to this appliance. The unit is compact in size and you can easily place this unit at your kitchen, mini bar, lawn, dining area or your office pantry.