Water Coolers are the go to thing at office and home. At home they tend to be refrigerators, but in the office, free standing units that both heat and cool the water. In the office they also tend to be the place where workers congregate and have a bit of a chat, leading to all kinds of serendipity happenings for the organization. Essential for that cooling glass of water in a hot summer, and they can also be used to add water to an “add hot water” snack.
One selection criterion is that of considering how the water is supplied. Some allow the owner to connect it to the mains water supply or to fill them up from the tap, but some require a proprietary water cartridge supplied at a cost. One other consideration is purification. Some coolers provide a cleaning and filtration system to clean the water as it is supplied or dispensed.
Apart from that, the main criteria are those of any installation and operating costs, and of course aesthetics. Does it look good in the office? Here is our list of the best water coolers of 2015.
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- 1 Ragalta RWC-320 Black Electronic Water Cooler with Hot and Cold Dispenser
- 2 Primo Bottom Loading Water Dispenser Hot Cold Model 900119
- 3 Genuine Joe GJO22550 Stainless Steel Water Cooler with Chiller Compartment, 5 Gallon Capacity, 12-19/64″ Length x 13-1/2″ Width x 39″ Height, White
- 4 Stainless Steel BottleLess Water Purification Cooler with 1,200-Gallon capacity water filtration and installation kit. From BottleLess Direct (Model: BDX1-SK). Dispenses Hot & Cold water. Stainless Steel cabinet
- 5 Clover B7B Room Temp and Cold Bottleless Water Cooler with Install kit and filter, Black
- 6 Avanti WD31EC Hot and Cold Countertop Water Cooler
- 7 Igloo MWC496 Water Cooler Dispenser, Hot/Cold, White
- 8 Vitapur VWD5446BLS Full Size Water Dispenser
- 9 Primo Hot/Cold Room Water Cooler
- 10 S2 Stainless Steel Triple Bottled Water Cooler with Energy Star Compliant Finish: Stainless Steel, Temperature: Hot/Cold
Ragalta RWC-320 Black Electronic Water Cooler with Hot and Cold Dispenser
A simple affordable unit providing both hot and cold water, the RagaltaRWC-320 comes at an affordable price. A drip tray keeps the carpet dry. The LED panel gives a useful indication of current status. A useful feature is a security lock on the hot water tap, intended to prevent children scalding themselves.
It has a capacity of 3 to 5 gallons and has a one year manufacturers limited warranty.
Primo Bottom Loading Water Dispenser Hot Cold Model 900119
The Primo 900119 has a bottom loading system, a very useful feature for the elderly or for those suffering from back problems and unable to replace a top loading heavy water bottle. Both hot and cold water can be supplied, as well as room temperature water. It looks good, and is a welcome addition to any office.
Genuine Joe GJO22550 Stainless Steel Water Cooler with Chiller Compartment, 5 Gallon Capacity, 12-19/64″ Length x 13-1/2″ Width x 39″ Height, White
The 5 gallon stainless water cooler unit – the GJO 2250 is certainly worthy of consideration. A free standing unit, it offers chilled, warm and room temperature water from separate taps. A push button panel ensures that it is easy to understand and operate. An absolutely lovely feature is the chiller compartment at the base of the water cooler, allowing the owner to chill bottled and canned drinks. Easy cleaning comes with the removable drip tray.
A worthy addition to any home or office
Stainless Steel BottleLess Water Purification Cooler with 1,200-Gallon capacity water filtration and installation kit. From BottleLess Direct (Model: BDX1-SK). Dispenses Hot & Cold water. Stainless Steel cabinet
Another stainless steel unit, the BDX1-SK has a capacity of 1.2 gallons and is one of the easiest to use and maintain. It delivers hot and cold water through separate taps. It requires connection to the mains water supply, and comes with a 25 foot waterway, saddle valve and a comprehensive installation manual.
The drip tray can be removed and is dishwasher friendly. A nice feature is the easy to use filtration system. Maintenance is replacing the filters from time to time with a screw, replace, unscrew technique.
Visually it is very attractive and would be a fine addition to any office.
Clover B7B Room Temp and Cold Bottleless Water Cooler with Install kit and filter, Black
Start enjoying room temperature or chilled water for drinking at your fingertips with the Clover B7B. This quality water cooler includes a full internal steel frame and a UV protected, high density polyethylene outer shell that is not only durable but easy to clean. The B7B features a hygienic stainless steel water tank. It comes with a no spill top for easy pour 5 gallon bottles, and a patented leak guard to keep your floor safe in the case of a leaky bottle. The one piece ABS drip tray is removable for easy cleaning and the entire unit is a breeze to move with a built in heavy duty metal handle on the back. The Clover B7B water dispenser comes with a cold water thermostat so you can control the water temperature to your preference.
Avanti WD31EC Hot and Cold Countertop Water Cooler
This table top unit comes at an extremely attractive price. It has separate push button taps for dispensing hot and cold water. It’s key features include a full LED display, inbuilt cup storage and a child lock on the hot tap. A nice feature is the separate drain plugs on both the hot and cold reservoirs.
It uses standard 2,3 and 5 gallon bottles
Worth a look.
Igloo MWC496 Water Cooler Dispenser, Hot/Cold, White
The Igloo MWC496 is yet another water cooler and dispenser with attractive price. The device also comes with a child safety lock, it has a 90 Watt cooling power and a 550 Watt heating power, it comes with a compressor that always makes sure the water is perfectly cool and the entire system can hold water bottles of three or five gallons.
If you are looking for an inexpensive water cooler for the home or office, put this one on your shopping list.
Vitapur VWD5446BLS Full Size Water Dispenser
The VWD5446BLS is a full size water dispenser capable of providing both hot and chilled water. It is available for purchase online. A full-function LED display panel provides useful status information, for example when the hot water is ready. A very useful feature is the child safety lock on the hot water tap.
The Vitapur VWD5446BLS Stainless Steel Hot and Cold Water Dispenser has an Insta-hot feature which allows you to have steaming hot water in 2-3 minutes, all at the press of button. Whether you want to quickly make a bowl of instant soup or have a cup of hot tea, you’ve found your perfect machine.
When you have installed the 3 or 5 gallon water bottle, an auto shut-off feature prevents over-filling.
A good-looking water dispenser well worth considering.
Primo Hot/Cold Room Water Cooler
The attractive black and stainless steel Primo water cooler is unusual in that it is a bottle dispenser in which the bottle is concealed in the base of the unit. Open the door, take out the empty one, roll the new one in without lifting and you will have access to icy-cold, cool and piping hot water at the touch of a button. This is an attractive feature for the elderly or those with back problems who have difficulty in lifting a full water bottle.
A new and improved 2.0 compressor cooling system, stainless steel hot and cold tanks, a child safety latch and energy saving on/off switches make this cooler an attractive buy.
S2 Stainless Steel Triple Bottled Water Cooler with Energy Star Compliant Finish: Stainless Steel, Temperature: Hot/Cold
The Triple S2 – 304 Gauge Stainless Steel Water Cooler with Matching Cover is the most expensive on the list at an online, but is a stunning water cooler from Aquaverve. The manufacturer offers a 5 year limited warranty.
The water cooler offers water at two temperatures, Room Temperature and chilled. Key features include a cold water tank with compressor powered refrigeration system. The cold water temperature is adjustable via a thermostat for chilled water at the user’s preferred temperature. It offers a Built-in no-spill system for convenient 3 or 5 gallon bottle changes without a mess.
To complement the clean lines it features chrome plated brass taps for the ultimate high end look and durability.
Be aware though that it is heavy at 51 pounds in weight.