Water distillers are a relatively cheap and effective way of producing purified water. The way this type of water filtration works, is water is heated up till it’s boiling, the water distiller captured steam that is a product of the boiling water and recaptures that into clean purified drinking water. We have reviewed the best water distillers on the market, in terms of effectiveness, price and cost. Be sure to check out our product reviews, to determine whether this is the proper water filtration system for your unique needs.
The 2017 Water Distiller Reviews
Megahome Countertop Water Distiller
The megahome countertop water distiller has a stainless steel evaporation chamber, that can produce up to 1 gallon of water every 5.5 hours. The collection container is a glass coffee pot type device, making it ideal for pouring a glass of water or brewing a pot of coffee in the morning. One of the great things about this system, is the fact that you can pour your tap water into the megahome countertop water distiller in the evening and have fresh drinking water for your morning coffee in the morning.
For those people that are worried about plastic, the great thing about this system, while the outer shell of the system is plastic, the entire system is made out of stainless steel or glass. This means that you don’t have to worry about your purified water coming into contact with plastic parts or the steam condensing in a plastic bottle. Overall if you are looking for a cost effective, water distiller that looks great on your counter top and don’t want to spend a fortune, this is a great way to go.
Pinty 1 Gal Water Distiller
The Pinty 1 Gallon water distiller, is our staff pick for those budget friendly consumers who want a quality water purification system, yet don’t want to break the bank doing so. It can produce 1.5 liters of water every hour and has a large stainless steel reservoir inside the unit.
The downside is that it’s not going to last you as long as say the megahome distiller and the jug it comes with isn’t as nice or practical as the megahome or other distiller brands. That said, you can always purchase an additional jug or glass coffee pot style unit if you want to. And since it can take several hours to purify water, this maybe an option you want to go with.
Pure Water Mini-Classic CT Counter Top Distiller
The Pure Water mini classic countertop water distiller, is one of the more expensive distillers on the market. It is made entirely of stainless steel and is designed to last you a lifetime, and comes with an easy to swap out glass bottle. It’s a great unit for dental offices and similar medical offices, who need distilled water, since it is professional grade.
Yet if you have water that needs to be purified, it’s great for home use, especially for tea and coffee drinkers, who want fresh, purified water. It does weigh 30 ish pounds, so it’s not something you want to move around everyday, however you can easily transport it with you on vacation if you own an RV or for condo/apartment renters to take with them when they leave.
PanelTech 4L Water Distiller With Glass Bottle
Last but not least, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the Paneltech 4L water distiller. This is a great entry level water distiller, that has everything you need, and still looks great on the kitchen counter top. The unit is made of stainless steel and has a glass collection reservoir, and with the stainless and plastic outer-shell it looks great in just about any kitchen.
The unit also has an automatic shutoff after distilling one gallon of water, which is great to save electricity and comes with a 1 year warranty on the heater and vent.
Water Distillers Pros & Cons
If you are looking for fresh drinking water for drinking or cooking with and don’t necessarily need water on demand, then a water distiller can make a lot of sense.
- They are relatively affordable to purchase and easy to operate.
- They work incredibly well and the boiling process can kill microorganisms and other contaminants in your tap water.
- Cost effective to operate and produce great tasting water.
- They do take a lot longer to purify water, since your tap water does have to be heated up to boiling temperature and then further condensed.
- You do have to plug the units in and if you have small children, you may not want to have another appliance with electricity going to it, nearby water.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to purify your ordinary tap water at home or have a need for distilled water and don’t want to spend a fortune at the local grocery store buying purified water, these home units are a great solution. If you have a large family and don’t want to wait a long time for your water to be purified, then you will be better off looking at some of the reverse osmosis water filters we have reviewed or counter top filtration systems.