A hot water dispenser, as the name suggests, dispenses hot water. It does this by pulling very cold water from a standard refrigerator-style icemaker into a reservoir that gets extremely hot. The extremely hot water then runs through a pipe to the spout, where it turns back into cold water and comes out of the dispenser. Most people use these small appliances for hot tea or cocoa, but some also use them for warming up baby bottles or cleaning vegetables. Because most homes have access to microwaves, many kitchens don’t have ovens, so keeping foods warm becomes an issue.
When choosing between different models of hot cold water dispenser, there are several things you want to consider:
Energy efficiency: The less power a hot, cold water dispenser consumes, the lower your monthly bills will be. Look for Energy Star-certified models. If you’re replacing an older water cooler that isn’t Energy Star qualified, it’s probably best to buy a new one.
Size: Make sure you have enough room in your kitchen or wherever the appliance is going to go before you make a purchase. Measure the spot where the hot, cold water dispenser will sit and choose one that fits in its space. Some homes have kitchens with lots of cabinets and cupboards, while others don’t have much storage at all. Your family’s needs will dictate how much space you’ll need in your home.
Water filter: If you’re replacing an older water dispenser that’s already installed, make sure the one you buy comes with a dedicated faucet. You don’t want to have to uninstall the old appliance just because it doesn’t have its own faucet.
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