Who’s Cooler? 2018 Top Picks For The Best Water Dispenser

Do you want to know which water dispenser is the best in the market today? Well, you came to the right place because I wouldn't just give you a review of them, I will also give you important facts and everything you need to know about it. So here are the 2018-2019 Top Picks for the Best Water Dispenser.

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Best Water Dispenser 2018-2019

WHAT IS A WATER DISPENSER?

Vintage water dispenser Via icollector

It is basically self-explanatory but a water dispenser or also known as a water cooler is a device that actually dispenses either hot or cold water. There are two categories of water dispensers; bottled and the bottle less water dispenser.

Bottled water coolers are water from large bottles where you need to get from those who sell them, while the bottle fewer water coolers are hooked up to a supply of water.

Home Hot/Cold Water Dispensers Via ebay

WATER COOLER HISTORY

History of water coolers Via thewatercoolercompany

  • It started in 1906 when the water fountain was invented by Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws.
  • In 1911, the first drinking faucet was patented by Haws
  • It was in 1972 when the Haws corporation made the very first “barrier-free” electric water cooler
  • During the 20th century, when the bottled water dispensers were made and the units depend on gravity to get the water in a free standing unit. Although the cooling units were added a little later.
  • In the 1980’s a huge increase in demand was seen because of the introduction of plastic bottles instead of glass. It also revolutionized the bottled water cooler market which is now used all over the world.
  • But it wasn't until the 1990’s when bottled water coolers turned into water coolers that incorporate filters and cutting the expensive costs of bottling.

TYPES OF WATER DISPENSER

Free-Standing

Honeywell HWB1052S Cabinet Freestanding Hot and Cold Water Dispenser Via Amazon

Honeywell HWB1052S Cabinet Freestanding Hot and Cold Water Dispenser Via Amazon

This type of water dispenser involves water being placed into a spout-down dispensing machine.

The table top or also known as kitchen worktop versions are made to basically utilize a readily available five-liter water bottles from the groceries. It uses air pumps to push water into the cooling chambers. This is the most common water dispenser today.

Direct-piping Water Dispenser

Direct Piping Water Dispenser|Hot and Cold

Direct Piping Water Dispenser|Hot and Cold Via 1waterdispenser

This is a type of water dispenser that can be directed into the in-house water source for continuous dispensing of hot and cold water. This is also known as Point of Use dispenser.

Tabletop Water Dispenser

Hamilton Beach Tabletop Water Dispenser Via Amazon

Hamilton Beach Tabletop Water Dispenser Via Amazon

This is basically just like the freestanding water dispenser but this type can be placed at the top of the table that can serve a small number of people.

Wall-mounted dispenser

Wall-mounted water dispenser Via freestanding-water-dispenser

This is the type of water dispenser is also connected to the water supply. It is for the continuous supply of water and electricity to be able to run a refrigerator unit to cool the incoming water.

PURIFICATION AND WATER SOURCES

  • BOTTLES – the usual and most common way to put water into him freestanding and tabletop water dispensers are thru bottles. 
    • The bottled water is usually delivered to houses where they exchange it for the empty one. The most common size of the bottle which is used all over the world is 5-gallons.
  • PLUMBED WITH PURIFICATION – there is no need for bottles in this one because the water comes directly from the tap and the water dispenser purifies them.

Top Picks For The Best Water Dispenser​

Whirlpool Stainless Steel

Our top pick for this review is the Whirlpool stainless steel water cooler with led indicators.

It looks and is indeed very elegant and durable with unbreakable water faucets.

Also, the hot button is child resistant which makes it just perfect for family use.

Whirlpool 8LIECH-SC-SSF-P5W Via Amazon

Whirlpool 8LIECH-SC-SSF-P5W Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • The loading mechanism is very easy and convenient
  • The compressor is indeed so efficient and seems like it would last for a while
  • It also features a self-cleaning method
  • It is beautifully designed with a propriety cooling system technology

Things We Didn't Like

  • It can be a bit noisy
  • The LED lights wouldn't stop flashing and it doesn't involve any button for it

Primo Top-Load Water

This fancy looking water dispenser also comes with a LED lighting for whenever you want to get some water in the dark.

The buttons are also very easy to push and it has a spill-proof feature that is very nice especially if you have children at home.

Primo Top Loading Hot and Cold Water Dispenser Via Amazon

Primo Top Loading Hot and Cold Water Dispenser Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • It is child-friendly
  • It has a stainless steel construction which is very durable
  • It uses only 25% less energy compared to the other water dispensers
  • And it delivers cold water faster

Things We Didn't Like

  • Unfortunately, it doesn't have a self-cleaning feature
  • Also, the front part of this water dispenser is not stainless steel

Glacial Maximum

Just like the Whirlpool water dispenser, the Glacial Maximum Stainless Self Cleaning Base Load Water Cooler comes with a very nice self-cleaning feature.

It also promises to keep the water cold.

Glacial Maximum Stainless Self Cleaning Base Load Water Cooler  Via Amazon

Glacial Maximum Stainless Self Cleaning Base Load Water Cooler Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • The 5-gallon bottle loads at the bottom so you wouldn't need to carry and flip it
  • It has an amazing self-cleaning feature

Things We Didn't Like

  • It is very expensive for a water dispenser
  • It can also be very noisy and the LED light is distracting

Avalon Top Loading

Another water dispenser that is very child-friendly is the Avalon top loading water dispenser.

It has a very nice comprehension that is efficient when it comes too cooling and heating the water to just the perfect temperature.

Avalon Top Loading Water Cooler Dispenser  Via Amazon

Avalon Top Loading Water Cooler Dispenser Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • It comes with a very nice paddle spout design
  • It also has a slim fit feature that allows you to put it anywhere without having to worry about consuming so much space
  • It is also energy efficient

Things We Didn't Like

  • It makes too much noise whenever you get some water from it
  • It also tends to leak around the faucet like paddle spouts feature which can be very inconvenient

Hamilton Beach BL-1-4a

What is so nice about this water dispenser is that it doesn't only offer hot and cold water, it also has a room temperature water which is very nice.

Just like the Glacial Maximum, it also comes with a bottom load feature that you wouldn't need to lift the 5-gallon bottle.

Hamilton Beach BL-1-4A Hot, Cold and Room Temperatures Bottom Loading Water Cooler Dispenser Via Amazon

Hamilton Beach BL-1-4A Hot, Cold and Room Temperatures Bottom Loading Water Cooler Dispenser Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • The water tank is made from stainless steel that offers clean water
  • With just one push of the button, the water will dispense right away
  • It comes with a one year warranty

Things We Didn't Like

  • The water, unfortunately, seems like it taste like plastic
  • It doesn't have a self-cleaning feature

CONCLUSION

Whirlpool Stainless Steel is the obvious winner for this review since it has a lot of great features and it may not be perfect but the flaws are minor. It also has a good price, not too cheap and not too expensive so this is definitely a must try.

Whirlpool 8LIECH-SC-SSF-P5W Self Cleaning Stainless Bottom Load Water Cooler  Via Amazon

Whirlpool 8LIECH-SC-SSF-P5W Self Cleaning Stainless Bottom Load Water Cooler Via Amazon

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Lita Watson
 

Hi there! I’m Lita, and I’m absolutely in love with cooking blogs. I’m a beginner in cooking and i try my best to make it quick and easy. Even though, it’s not always quick and easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so i keep learning and blogging about quick and easy ways to create delicious and yummy foods for my two kids and a wonderful husband.

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