Whether it is a built-in, sink-mounted fixture, a freestanding
cooler made of high-impact plastic or a decorative porcelain crock, a
water dispenser is an easy and effective way to keep your home, office
or workplace supplied with fresh, purified drinking water.
Water dispensers eliminate the need for pricey individual
bottles of water or pitchers which need to be continually
refilled. And While most tap water is safe to drink, that doesn't mean it tastes good. Water dispensers remove all
unknowns, only providing you with the freshest, purest water.
Water dispensers come in several types. One choice is a sink-mounted
faucet that integrates with the kitchen sink. The filter and stainless
steel water tank mount underneath the counter. With the flip of a
lever, these units provide instant hot and/or cold filtered water.
Another choice is a freestanding water cooler dispenser. Found in
offices and waiting rooms in addition to homes, water cooler dispensers
can produce up to three different temperatures of water: hot, cold, and
room temperature. They only require a power source and a replaceable 2,
3 or 5-gallon water bottle.
A sytlish alternative freestanding option is a
rustic-looking porcelain or stainless steel crock. It is simply a 2.2-gallon container with a wide mouth
and a push button valve. Use with a replaceable water bottle or simply
fill it with filtered water and apply the lid.
One other type of water
dispenser is a portable hot water heater. Resembling a coffee maker,
pour in up to 16 ounces of water and have it heated immediately. Water
dispensers are also a feature of some ice makers.
The features included with water dispensers vary depending on the type
of dispenser it is and the brand. The water crock offered by New Wave
Enviro is quite simple in design, possessing only the container, a wide
mouth opening, the push-button spigot and the necessary seals. Built-in
units from In-Sink-Erator can yield up to 15 quarts of hot water in an
hour, and they hook up directly to the water line for continual access
to water. Finally, freestanding units feature stainless steel storage
tanks, energy efficient heating elements and a removable drip tray and
valves for easy cleaning.
Easy to install, safe and useful for a wide range of applications, a
water dispenser of one kind or another is the best way to provide your
household or workplace with access to clean, purified water on demand.
Brands specializing in built-in faucet models include In-Sink-Erator,
KitchenAid, Brasstech, Mountain Plumbing, Franke and Grohe. Available
in contemporary as well as traditional designs, these stylish fixtures
feature either an all brass or chrome-plated finish, are very durable
and install seamlessly to your kitchen sink. Water cooler dispensers
are produced by Haier, Avanti, Vitapur, Aquaverve, Clover Electronic
and Primo. New Wave Enviro makes a full line of porcelain and stainless
Freestanding water cooler dispensers come in both
full-size and tabletop varieties, feature a compressor and heating
element and multiple spigots. Sunbeam produces the Hot Shot, a portable
hot water dispenser.