Best Water Dispensers

During summer, filling the water into bottles and keeping it in the fridge all the times, becomes a tedious task.

Wouldn’t it be great if you can get cold water all the times without keeping the bottles in the refrigerator? Or hot water for tea or coffee without using stove or kettle?  The water dispenser is the solution to your problem. Initially, Water dispensers in India were used at offices only, But now they are also used for home.

As its name suggests, a water dispenser dispenses/release water. All you need is a purified water bottle. It is great if you want bottled water but doesn’t want to carry one all the time. It is one of the easiest access to water, just by providing clean and filtered water through replaceable bottles.

Voltas water dispenser, Blue star water dispenser, Usha water dispenser, etc. are some of the best water dispenser brands available in the market. They come up with complimenting features such as Hot and cold water dispenser, water dispensers with refrigerator, even sometimes dispenser with coffee brewing.

This becomes handy and convenient in places such as business areas, industrial areas, and residential homes.

There are various types of water dispensers, each with different functions. So before buying, look at our buying guide which will help you make your decision. We have also explained how does the dispenser works and what is the difference between water dispenser and water purifier.

Top Water Dispensers

Product

Type 

Capacity (liters)

Price

Our choice

Tabletop

Heating 5 l/hr

Cooling 3 l/hr

Requires NO electricity

Countertop

20 l

Comes with Refrigerator

Floor Standing

Heating 4.5 l/hr

Cooling 2.5 l/hr

Large storage capacity

Countertop

27 l

Mini Cooling Cabinet

Floor Standing

Heating 5 l/hr

Cooling 3 l/hr

Aesthetic Design

Countertop

Heating 4 l/hr

Cooling 3 l/hr

Storage Cabinet

Top-loading

Heating 5 l/hr

Cooling 3 l/hr

Gravity-based Filteration

Tabletop

5 l

How does water dispenser work?

The methods and techniques are different in different products. While the basic technique of dispenser is that water is poured from the top. There is a valve through which the water goes inside the dispenser, and it prevents water from overflowing. The water is then cooled using a refrigerant.

The refrigerant is a cooling medium that is transmitted inside the pipes. The compressor compresses the liquid into gas. When this refrigerant is in the gaseous state, it can absorb heat from the regular water and make the water cool and drinkable.

One of the other technique is that it uses a filtration cartridge. The mesh filter may be installed at the very top part which absorbs dust, sand particles from the water. Next, it goes through activated carbon, which ensures that it prevents harmful micro-organisms from entering. Hence, you get filtered and fresh water for drinking.

Water Dispenser vs. Water Purifier

Both these products serve the user with the option of removing impurities from the water but, both of them have distinct water-cleaning processes.

What is water dispenser?

Water dispensers release water from the main line tap or tank via a small tap. This comprises of bathroom tap, or kitchen tap, etc.

Some dispensers come with filtration technique. This filtration process is done by activated carbon which prevents harmful contaminants from entering.

Since the majority of the pollutants that enter water are carbon-based, this method is beneficial. It removes other chemicals such as chlorine from water as well.

What is water purifying?

As the name suggests, purifying means the purification of water from harmful and unwanted contaminants. Water Purifier uses chemicals such as iodine and chlorine in their cleaning process.


Other purification of water includes the method using a semi-permeable membrane which does not allow the passage of harmful contents. This process is known as reverse osmosis process; it removes unwanted chemicals such as magnesium and calcium which are the significant salts responsible for making water hard.

Which is a Better Technique?

Often, Water dispenser and water purifier are used interchangeably, but they are both different.


Basically, Dispensers dispenses/removes water from a tank via a tap. Mostly we have to use filtered water in dispensers but nowadays, some dispensers also come with filtration. They use carbon-based filtration technique, and it filters particles and other impurities from the water.


The Purifier removes all the impurities from the water by using Reverse osmosis(RO) technique. RO works as a filter in Purifier. But some purifiers in the market use a different technique which also removes the minerals from water which our body needs.


Check out dispensers without purifiers and few dispensers along with the purifiers listed below and pick one according to your need.

Types of Water Dispensers

We have a variety of water dispensers, below are the types :

1. Mounted Water Dispensers

Mounted Water dispensers, commonly called water fountains are usually found in public places such as a park, footpath, large office buildings, and theme parks. It is attached/ mounts to a wall or freestanding on the ground. The water is connected to an existing water line which is then purified and cleaned.

The dispensing water is usually released in an arc form so that drinking is made easy. The primary purpose for this type is for quick drinking. Water dispensed through this cannot be cooled or heated. If the line water is cold, then the dispensed water would be cold else hot.

If the water dispenser is fitted in large buildings which have electrical availability, then the dispensed water is filtered and treated ensuring its purity all the time. These are the most primitive types of dispensers, which does not have unique functionalities such as cooling, heating.

2. Point of Use Bottleless Water Dispenser

These types of water dispensers are same as that of Mounted Water dispensers which make use of the existing water line. For convenient access to water, it is fitted in business areas, Malls, and residential home. It does not require replacing of bottles every time.

The main functionality which makes it stand out from the mounted water dispensers is that it can heat and cool water.

3. Bottled Dispensers

The bottled water dispenser follows the same features of heating, cooling, filtered and treated. These products come up with just an exception of having a replaceable bottle tank.

Usually, a 5-gallon water bottle is placed upside down over its tank.  This is just an ideal and apt option for those users who do not wish to connect their dispensers to mainline.

The water in the bottle is usually filtered water, the only thing needed to be done is heat or cool the water according to the users choice. A button or knob is provided on these dispensers to draw water and drink.

A high amount of maintenance is required as the user should ensure that there is enough water available in the bottle and needs to be replaced when water is about to finish.

4. Counter Top Water Dispenser

If your table has enough space to accommodate a countertop water dispenser, then this product comes handy. It needs to be connected to a mainline or else used with a replaceable bottle.

5. Water Dispenser with Refrigerator

What better would you need when the water dispenser comes up with a unique option of a refrigerator.

The bottom part of your dispenser would be a refrigerator where you can store and cool your water bottles and drink whenever you wish to.

6. Water Dispenser with Coffee Brewing

Ever thought of a dispenser where you could get both water and coffee. Now, these products also come up with an exceptional facility of brewing coffee. Get the hot water from the dispenser, and your coffee is ready as well.

Buyer’s Guide

It sometimes becomes difficult for users to choose which among the many products is useful and the best. Given below are some of the points which need to be looked upon before buying a water dispenser.

  • Space: If you feel that your house is not able to accommodate a big water dispenser, always go for a counter-top water dispenser. They manage your spacing in the house. For office use, you can go for large dispensers.
  • Plan to use it: Plan before what type of water dispenser you wish to choose. Would it be a bottled water dispenser or an automatic water refilling?  Bottled water dispenser requires an ample amount of manual energy to load and unload a 5-gallon water bottle.
  • Hot & Cold Feature: Choose wisely before buying it. If you stay in a place where you live in cold weather for six months and hot weather for another six months, choose both hot and cold water feature dispenser.
  • Drip Tray: While filling the cup, people often face a problem of water being overflown. Choose a dispenser with a drip tray so that the overflown water does not spill on your floor.
  • Cup holders: It is always feasible and good if your water dispenser has a cup holder. You need not worry about finding your cup from the kitchen. Place your cups on the holder. 
  • Safety feature ( Child Lock ): Your children may spill water on your floor. Buy a product which has a child safety lock. You need not worry your child was spilling water everywhere. Even while using the hot water faucet, you need not fear about your child’s skin getting burnt due to excess heat.
  • Filter: While buying a dispenser take into account that it isinternally fitted with a filter. It doesn’t prove good if your dispenser’s role is to just cool and heat your water.
  • Maintenance: It would be feasible if the body of your dispenser is such that it requires less maintenance.
  • Type Decision: Choose your dispenser wisely by deciding for what use you need the dispenser. It is feasible if you choose, the wall mounted dispenser if you fit it in some public places such as parks, footpaths. It is good if you fit the Bottled dispenser(without a refrigerator) in offices and buildings. If you want to place the dispenser in your home, go for a bottled dispenser( with fridge).
  • Capacity: One of the essential feature while deciding any dispenser is its storage capacity. The number of users for that product and your daily requirements are some factors which decide the storage. If you want to install it at your home, a small storage requirement may go. While, if you’re going to fix it at any public places or offices and buildings, always go for a large storage capacity dispenser, so you may not have the trouble of loading and unloading water everytime it gets finished.
  • Purification Technique: The market today provides you with a variety of different types of the dispenser. The main aim of a dispenser is filtering/purifying water; there are various other functions of the dispenser.
    Go through all the product specification and choose what you find the best.

1. Voltas Mini Magic Pure-T 500-Watt Water Dispenser - Our Choice

The Voltas Mini Magic Pure-T 500-Watt Water Dispenser is atabletop water dispenser which is generally small in size and could be accommodated on top of any table.

It is useful for home as well as office use. The unique, exquisite and attractive design makes it exceptional to be at the top of the list. It comes with an LED indicator as well. 

Main Features

  • The product comes with three faucets which serve cool, hot and normal water.
  • Heating capacity is 5 liters/hour
  • Cooling capacity is 3 liters/hour
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    Considering the size of this dispenser, it can be kept anywhere on your dining table or kitchen top.
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    Power consumed is 500 watts
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    It comes with anti-corrosive durable body

PROS (What we liked)

  • Comes with a compressor cooling.
  • Comes with Hot water dispensing safety lock, Ensures your child safety
  • The surface of this dispenser is not scratchable easily.
  • The maintenance required for cleaning is very less.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Poor after sales services.
  • Only one year warranty

2. Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Amrit 20-Litre Water Purifier - Requires NO electricity

Well, clean water in today’s date is just something which could be thought of. The Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Amrit 20-Litre Water Purifier is a product with the best feature of its storage and capacity.

It is a 20-liter storage capacity water dispenser which fulfills the daily basis requirements. It doesn’t require electricity for running, instead comes with a Kitanu magnet technique which makes water 100% chemical free.

The team of Eureka Forbes comes up after their long research and best efforts, a technique which makes water 100% chemicals free and making sure all micro-organisms and bacteria are removed from the water.

Main Features

  • Microfiber Mesh / Pre-Filter: It eliminates bigger particles such as sand, dust, and mud making it free from them.
  • Activated Carbon Trap: It makes it free from chemical impurities as well as bad odor, bad taste, and bad color.
  • Kitanu Magnet Cartridge: Kitanu Magnet which makes water free from all chemical impurities, micro-organism and disease-causing viruses and makes water drinkable.
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    It uses Gravity based water purification technique. 
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    It comes with a sleek and elegant design.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It doesn’t require boiling of water.
  • No electricity is required for its working.
  • Its unique 20-liter storage ensures that it meets your daily water requirements without refilling it twice for the same day.
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    It is also equipped with a Natural shut-off to monitor purification and shut off on its own when cartridge life is over.
  • It is very easy to clean. You can clean it just by putting it under running water.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Delicate to handle.
  • Only six months warranty on the product.

3. Blue Star H Series Water Dispenser - Comes with Refrigerator

The Blue Star H Series Water Dispenser comes with a tag of ‘An innovative cooling solution from Blue Star.’ Indeed it is! With numerous products released as a normally bottled water dispenser, the company comes with an innovative idea of providing a cooling section to store your bottles, cans, and chocolates.

Now, you could drink as well as store. The body is built plastic which makes it look attractive and exquisite. It is considered to be a product that combines style, hygiene, and design.

Main Features

  • This Blue Star product comes up with a unique feature of refrigeration and cooling your bottles and cans. Now, you could not only drink water but also store it for the future time.
  • The unique color and sleek & stylish design make it look so attractive that it becomes one of a good option for users to buy it
  • It is all in one machine, that dispenses cold water, water at room temperature and also hot water for tea or coffee.
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    It is a floor standing water dispenser.
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    It is for small offices, clinic, showrooms, etc.

PROS (What we liked)

  • The main advantage of this product is its storage option. You can store an ample amount of bottles and cans in it.
  • It is extremely compact and requires a little more than one square foot.
  • The Heating capacity is 4.5 liters per hour. And the Cooling capacity is 2.5 liters per hour.
  • It comes along with a heavy-duty bottle piercer with a bottle holder.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • It comes with a 1 Year manufacturer warranty.
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    After sales service is not good.

4. Tata Swach Desire With Gravity Based Water Purifier - Large storage capacity

Tata Swach Desire With Gravity Based Water Purifier (27-Litre )(Blooming Magenta) is a countertop water dispenser. It is useful for home as well as office use.

The unique, exquisite and attractive design makes it be at the top of the list. It is one of its kind of water dispenser because it comes with a unique functionality of Gravity-driven water filtration technique.

Main Features

  • The product comes with a single faucet which serves regular water.
  • The unique functionality of this dispenser is that it works with gravity-driven desktop ultrafiltration
  • Its sturdy and robust body is scratch resistant which makes the body durable and sustainable.
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    It has 27 liters of storage capacity which is more than enough for storing a two days water requirement.

PROS (What we liked)

  • The maintenance required for cleaning is very less.
  • The cost of water produced is very less, i.e., ten paise/liter.
  • It gives life up to 6000 liters of water.
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    It has a high flow rate of 4 to 5 liters of water.
  • The TDS range up to which it can work is 1500 ppm and a wide range of pH(5.5-9).
  • Direct Tap Fill option is available.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Six months warranty.
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5. Usha Instafresh Cooling Cabinet Water Dispenser - Mini Cooling Cabinet

The Usha Instafresh Cooling Cabinet water dispenser with cooling cabinet is easy to use. It is compact and can fit into small corners easily.

It comes with three water faucets for hot, cold and normal water. The product assures you to provide stylish faucets with anti-bacterial treatment.

Now, you need not worry about the faucets being unclean and causing diseases which other water dispensers doesn’t give a surety about. It also comes with a safety child lock for hot water.

Its tough, durable and corrosion free cabinet make it a low-maintenance product which is an added feature.

Main Features

  • It comes with long lasting and stylish faucets with an anti-bacterial treatment 
  • It is also fitted with an LED indication for heating, cooling and power function.
  • The design makes it look cool and attractive. It also has anadvanced cooling system.
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    The environment-friendly new age refrigerant makes it one of the most efficient for the environment and useful product.

PROS (What we liked)

  • The capacity of Hot water- 5 Litre/hour & Capacity of Cold Water- 3 Litres/hour.
  • Tough, durable and corrosion-free cabinet.
  • It also comes with a child safety lock for hot water faucet.
  • It is designed for efficient cooling even in very hot Indian conditions
  • It also comes with a refrigeration option. The storage capacity of the cabinet is up to 18 liters.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • You need to have a water bottle. Does not connect to the main line.
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    Comes without any warranty.

6. Voltas Pearl Black Water Dispenser - Aesthetic Design

The Voltas Mini Pearl Black Water Dispenser is a countertop water dispenser having an attractive design and adds elegance to your kitchen. Just click on the three faucets and quench your thirst. 

It is useful for home as well as office use. The unique, exquisite and attractive design makes it exceptional to be one of the tops of the list. It comes with an LED indicator as well. 

Main Features

  • The product comes with three faucets which serve cold, hot and normal water.
  • Heating capacity is 4 liters/hour
  • Cooling capacity is 3 liters/hour
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    Considering the size of this dispenser, it can be kept anywhere on your dining table or kitchen top.

PROS (What we liked)

  • Comes with a compressor cooling.
  • The surface of this dispenser is non-scratchable.
  • The maintenance required for cleaning is very less.
  • It is compact and yet spacious as compared to all the other dispensers.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Poor after sales services.
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  • Only one year warranty

7. Speenza White And Blue Water Dispenser – Storage Cabinet

Speenza White And Blue Water Dispenser come with all the options of a basic water dispenser such as three faucets for hot, cold and normal water.

It only has a storage cabinet in the bottom of the dispenser which lets your stores bottles and cans. It comes with an Auto shut-off option. 

Main Features

  • The product is provided with a compressor cooling option which is a more efficient option for cooling your water. The cooling of water is not affected by the hot conditions outside.
  • It is a top-loading water dispenser which makes you load a 5-gallon water bottle.
  • It is provided in two option that is the Automatic and Semi-automatic option.

PROS (What we liked)

  • The capacity of Hot water- 5 Litre/hour & Capacity of Cold Water- 3 Litres/hour.
  • Tough, durable and corrosion-free cabinet.
  • It is designed for efficient cooling even in scorching conditions.
  • It comes with a storage option.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • It does not come with a refrigeration option.
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    It does not have a hot water child safety lock.

8. KENT Gold Optima - Gravity-based Filteration

KENT Gold Optima 10-Litres Gravity Based Non-electric Water Purifier is a Non- electric run dispenser which makes use of the Gravity-driven filtration technique.

It has a hollow membrane UF which ensures that bacteria, virus or cyst does not pass through it. It prevents the use of any chemicals for cleaning such as Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine which promises to keep water free from any chemicals which are harmful to the body.

It comes as a Tabletop water dispenser which has a nominal storage capacity of 10 liters of water. There are two sections in this water dispenser, with a 5 liter purified water, the rest 5-liters, raw water can be stored.

Main Features

  • It uses Gravity-driven water filtration technique and also a hollowmembrane UF (ultrafiltration) which ensures that no harmful bacteria, viruses, and cysts pass through the water.
  • The filtration is done without the help of any chemicals such as chlorine, bromine, and iodine.
  • It is a non- electrically run dispenser which ensures that no electricity is wasted for purifying water. It can work around a low TDS ranged water.
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    This product is tested by the world’s renowned testing laboratories which promise you that you can buy them without any doubt.
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    Made up of Unbreakable ABS food grade plastic. 

PROS (What we liked)

  • The water storage capacity is divided into two sections. First, the 5-liter storage capacity is for purified water, and the rest 5-liters are for raw unpurified water.
  • Works without electricity and does chemical free purification.
  • Has a filtration rate of 0.31 liters of water/minute.
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    The expected life of Uf membrane is 4000 liters.
  • It weighs about 3.6 Kg which is so light that it could be ported anywhere at your house.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • The storage capacity is less.
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    It does not come up with a refrigerator.

Conclusion

Choosing one water dispenser out of so many amazing products is a difficult task.  Each product is one of its kind and has some benefits and limitations. But, if asked to choose from them, I would go for Usha Instafresh Cooling Cabinet Water Dispenser. It is a product that one wishes to get for his/her kitchen. It is something which fits the pocket. Looking at its features, it is worth your money!

If you are a resident of an area where it is already cool and you may not need cold water, another option which is considered to be one of the picks is Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Amrit 20-Litre Water Purifier. It comes with a single faucet for normal water. The main advantage of this dispenser is that it works without electricity. So, it means the energy is saved, and so does your money.

Hope this article will help you figure out which is the best suitable water dispenser according to your needs and within your budget.

Justin Mathew
 

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