The Whirlpool Self Cleaning Water Dispenser is a water dispenser that can be used by families in the home, or by businesses in commercial settings. This will provide an easy way to get cool water that will be refreshing and that will help you to hydrate at any time. It can also heat water and is very well made. But is it right for you? This Whirlpool Self Cleaning Water Dispenser will help you to find out.
Design and Features
Unfortunately, the Whirlpool Self Cleaning Water Dispenser doesn’t make the best first impression in pictures. It has quite a ‘functional’ design that looks like it would be more at home in a retro office, rather than a nicely designed modern home. Of course that will reduce its potential uses, particularly for families.
The problem is partly the very square, rectangular design. It has a lot of harsh edges that aren’t terribly welcoming. At the same time, the single color and multiple moving parts mean that it has a stark look without being ‘sleek’ or unibody.
The good news is that it does look a loot nicer in real life, which is thanks to the polished, chrome effect. This dispenser is very metallic and that is far nicer than the ‘off-white’ that comes across in pictures.
Still, it is not the most attractive unit like this compared with many of the others. What is welcome about the design though, is the fact that the bottle is stored internally. This is not a bottleless dispenser (unlike some) but it does hide the bottle away to look better.
Looks aren’t what matter most here though, what matters is the performance. The good news is that this is a water dispenser that does everything you could want it to, and does it well.
As a water dispenser, this can conveniently provide you with up to 5 gallons of water on demand – though it does also accept smaller bottles, which is also a welcome addition as it means you don’t need to wrestle with ridiculously heavy items if you don’t need that much.
Hot And Cold Water Capabilities
What’s more is that it is able to provide both hot and cold water as needed. And this is where it excels compared to the competition: the cold water is actually 9 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the cold water produced by most other dispensers. This is because it uses a large block of ice in order to keep the water cold. You’ll find that this makes a huge difference on a hot day – it lets you refresh yourself and feel immensely cool, rather than drinking warm water that doesn’t seem to have any positive effect on your freshness.
Likewise, the hot water is also very hot and kept steaming at all times – ready to make a delicious cup of tea or coffee, or ready to be used for cleaning or a range of other activities. On the whole, this machine does all the things it is meant to do better than much of the competition.
The Self-Cleaning Features
And best of all, is that this uses a self-cleaning mechanism. That means that you have no need to keep washing it out and it won’t collect mold, crime, calcium deposits, etc. You can simply keep using the product and enjoy getting cool/hot water as you need it. There’s also a removable drip tray that is likewise self-cleaning.
Finally, the whole system will last longer than many other brands thanks to the efficiency of its cooling method. It uses less energy and runs quiet.
- It is super quiet
- Runs smoothly and is energy efficient
- Looks good
- Has the option of self-cleaning itself
- Makes very cold water
- The design hides the water bottle from sight
- No filtration system on place
- Looks-wise it isn’t the most attractive model