Water is essential for our survival, so we must make sure that at home as well as at the office, there is a healthy and clean water source available to help us hydrate. To stay hydrated in the most convenient manner possible, what you should do is to install a quality water dispenser. What makes this household appliance all the more impressive is the fact that it can produce room temperature water as well as cold water or hot water in only seconds.
|1. Brio Essential Series CLBL420||2. Primo 601090-SO||3. Honeywell HWB1083S||4. Primo Water 601087||5. Whirlpool Dispenser with Ice Chilled and Steaming Hot Water|
|BEST MODEL||OUR CHOICE|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||41″ x 12.5″ x 12″||40.9″ x 12.2″ x 14.2″||41″ x 14″ x 12.2″||36.6″ x 10.8″ x 12.5″||40.5″ x 12.6″ x 15″|
|Weight||40 Lbs||34.3 Lbs||35.7 Lbs||26.5 Lbs||35.7 Lbs|
|Color/Finish||Black&Silver||Black&Stainless Steel||Silver&Stainless Steel||Black&Stainless Steel||Black&Silver|
|Power Supply||AC 110-120V, 50Hz/60Hz||AC 110-120V, 50Hz/60Hz||AC 110-120V, 50Hz/60Hz||AC 110-120V, 50Hz/60Hz||AC 110-120V, 50Hz/60Hz|
|Materials||ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel||ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel||Plastic, Steel, Copper, Aluminum||ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel||ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel|
|Design||Bottom-Loading||Bottom-Loading||Top Loading||Top Loading||Top Loading|
|Type||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing|
|Compatible Bottle Size||3-Gallon, 5-Gallon||3-Gallon, 5-Gallon||3-Gallon, 5-Gallon||3-Gallon, 5-Gallon||3-Gallon, 5-Gallon|
|Cold Capacity/Hour||0.52 Gallons||0.8 Gallons||0.52 Gallons||0.4 Gallons||1.06 Gallons|
|Hot Capacity/Hour||1.06 Gallons||0.8 Gallons||1.3 Gallons||0.27 Gallons||1.59 Gallons|
|Cold Temperature||40° F – 44° F||39° F – 59° F||50° F||39° F||39° F|
|Hot Temperature||176° F – 203° F||149° F – 199° F||179° F||208° F||194° F|
|Energy Star Certification|
|Removable Drip Tray|
|Other Features||Power-Down Switch||Ozone Technology||Mechanical Push-In Faucets||2.0 Compresson Cooling System||Resource Saver Switch|
|2.0 Compresson Cooling System||3-Way Position of Drip Tray||Universal Probe with Leak Guard||Unbreakable Water Faucets|
|Self-Cleaning||Dual Spout Design||Water Filtration System|
|Product Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
Water dispensers are just what the name implies, more precisely household appliances that dispense water. They are used to provide easy access to perfect drinking water, quickly becoming a necessity rather than a luxury in modern homes and offices. Regardless of the type of dispenser that you go for, one fact is certain – you need to better understand the unit’s operation in order to properly appreciate it.
Seeing how the top dispensers on the market are bottled models, we will explain the operation of bottled units in this section of the article. All of these appliances use the same basic concept, more precisely the deliverance of hot or cold water on demand after the simple push of a button or turn of a knob. But this information isn’t sufficient to understand the appliance completely.
To enjoy delicious water delivered by the bottle dispenser, what you must do is to insert a water bottle into the tank. The appropriate dimension for the bottle can be found in the user manual that accompanies the appliance. Generally, high-end models are compatible with 3-gallon and 5-gallon bottles. After properly inserting the water bottle according to the instructions given in the manual, just push the button or turn the knob for the water to be released into the funnel. Know that maintenance is required with these appliances, but this is a subject that we will cover in another section of the article.
The main components of the dispensing system, the ones that help the process to take place as 1-2 tanks that you can store the water into, a refrigerant system that cools the water, a heater that heats the water, a collar that holds the bottle in a downward position, allowing it to channel into the tank, a tap that releases the liquid, and a button or knob that dispenses it. Obviously, when dealing with dispensers that provide the option of choosing between cool and hot water, electricity is required as well for them to operate.
As you have probably noticed if you inspected our top of the best dispensers on the market, they are all either top or bottom loading units. These appliances are perfect not only for home use but for use in the office as well, delivering clean water on demand. Although some might find it inconvenient to have to refill or replace the water bottle once it is emptied, what’s a certainty is the fact that the bottled water is completely safe for the drinker’s health. Thus, it’s an inconvenience that is worth the effort in the end.
Countertop dispensers are ideal for those who don’t have a lot of free space to work with. Their compact design makes them ideal for a crowded counter of a small table. When it comes to their operation, depending on the model that you go with, know that these appliances can either be connected to the existing water line, or you can insert a bottle in them.
Wall mounted dispensers are connected to the pipeline of the office or household. As the water enters them, it is filtered of all the impurities that reside in it. These models are ideal for those who are looking for a completely hassle-free delivery of fresh, clean water at the simple touch of a button or turn of a knob. Additionally, they take up little space.
Bottle-less models are encountered the most in offices or schools, but there are a lot of households that prefer these units, as opposed to the loading or wall mounted dispensers. The operation of the bottle-less model is quite similar to the wall mounted units, the appliance requiring a connection to the pipeline and filtering the water that it delivers. The difference between the two is the fact that bottle-less dispensers can serve more people at the same time, being a lot more convenient to work with from this point of view.
Regardless of the quality of the dispenser, it needs maintenance work to be done on it. Otherwise, it will inevitably start dispensing water that tastes or smells funky. Once every 13 to 26 weeks make sure that you clean the appliance as instructed in the previous section of this article.
If an ice ring has formed around the bottle of the neck, it means that the cold control mechanism of the appliance isn’t working properly anymore. What you have to do in this situation is to replace it. You can either purchase the replacement part yourself and do the procedure on your own, or call in a professional for the task. Although it’s not the most complicated maintenance work out there, we still recommend that you leave it to the pros to make sure that no complications appear.