Are you looking to increase your water intake? Or perhaps you need a supply of clean and fresh water? If so, then a water cooler could be the answer! These can dispense both hot and cold water without the need for multiple plastic bottles. Plus, they're convenient to have in rooms without a sink or water fountain.
To help you find a water cooler that will meet your needs, we curated a list of the best options available. We chose the Bottom Loading Water Dispenser by Avalon as our favorite since it dispenses water quickly and is easy to set up. Check out the rest of our recommendations on our top 10 list, and read through our handy buying guide to help you make your choice!
We’ve searched Amazon to find the best water coolers available. Take a look below to see if any will meet your needs!
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Bottom Loading Water Dispenser
Easy Bottom Loading Water Dispenser
Top Loading Countertop Water Cooler Dispenser
Touchless Bottom Loading Water Cooler Dispenser
Top Loading Water Cooler Dispenser
Innovative Ultra Slim Design Water Cooler
Energy Star Rated Water Dispenser
Premium Top Loading Countertop Water Cooler Dispenser
Essential Series Water Cooler
Top Loading Water Cooler Dispenser with Storage Cabinet
Easy Set-Up and Bottle Replacement
Stylish Cooler That Is Easy to Clean
Counter Dispenser With Three Temperatures
Hands-Free Cooler That Heats Water Quickly
Delivers Hot and Cold Water Quickly
Slim Cooler That's Perfect for Smaller Spaces
A Quiet but Effective Water Cooler
Energy Saving Counter-Top Dispenser
A Water Cooler That Runs Quietly
Convenient Storage Space in the Bottom of the Cooler
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Before buying a water cooler, consider where the water is loaded, the water temperatures, and any safety features. To help you with this, we’ve put together this buying guide!
The stereotypical image of a water cooler is a free-standing unit in the corner of a room. These don’t require anything other than a power outlet and open floor space.
If you don't have open floor space, consider a counter-top model. These can be placed on any counter or table near a power outlet. Even though counter-top products can save space, both styles of water coolers are compatible with standard three- to five-gallon bottles.
Counter-top water coolers have the advantage of being flexible in their height. They will be as low or high as the counter they’re placed on, so choose a counter that doesn’t require you to bend to reach it. They're generally lighter and easier to move than free-standing coolers, too.
Free-standing coolers are a fixed height and often have taps that are too low. However, if you don’t have the counter space or want to keep your water cooler away from a place with heavy traffic, then a free-standing cooler gives you more placement options.
As well as being free-standing, the typical image of a water cooler involves a large water bottle perched on top. Counter-top water coolers are only top-loading, whereas free-standing ones can be top- or bottom-loading.
Top-loading water coolers make it easy to tell when a new water bottle is needed since you can easily see the water level. However, these water bottles can hold three to five gallons of water, making them quite heavy and awkward to change.
A bottom-loading water cooler will take away the stress and strain of changing the bottle since it doesn’t require any heavy lifting. Any water cooler that loads at the bottom will usually have an indicator light to tell you when the water bottle needs changing.
However, top-loading water coolers often have additional storage. You can use the empty space in the base of the unit to store disposable cups, teabags, or instant coffee packets.
Another option is to connect your water cooler directly to the water supply. Some water coolers will let you choose between using a direct connection or a water bottle. Although a connection to the water supply will eliminate the need for water bottles, this kind of installation should only be attempted by a professional.
Water coolers often come with the ability to dispense water at different temperatures. Typically, they have two temperatures in separate taps: hot and ice cold. With hot water on tap, you can instantly make coffee or tea whenever you want!
Some water coolers will also give you a third option of cool water. This is closer to room temperature and is better for your digestion than cold water. However, some water coolers will only dispense truly room temperature water if the cold water is switched off.
In fact, it’s wise to buy one that allows you to turn off the temperatures when needed. If you don’t need hot or ice-cold water all of the time, then try turning them off to save energy. Look for water coolers with independent switches that turn off the temperature options without turning off the entire cooler.
Also, if will place the water cooler in an area accessible to children, make sure the hot tap has a safety feature or child lock. This will protect small hands from getting burned by hot water!
Some higher-end water coolers have a self-cleaning function. This will keep the water cooler sanitized during use, making it more hygienic. Plus, it won't have to be taken apart and manually washed.
Another feature to look for is a removable drip tray. Drops of water will inevitably leak or be spilled as the water cooler is used, but a tray stops water from dripping onto the floor. If the tray is removable, you can easily empty and clean it as needed.
A water cooler gives you a clean supply of hot and cold water whenever you want it, helping you stay hydrated. We have some more recommendations for products that will help you increase your daily water intake!
The best water coolers are easy to load and safe to use. They should also offer a variety of water temperatures. We recommend choosing a counter-top water cooler if space is at a premium, although free-standing ones offer more options.
Soon, you'll be enjoying hot or cold water as you please. Enjoy your new water cooler!
Author: Kellie Lacey
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