NewAir Water Dispenser WAT30B with WAT10W Attachment Review
I’ve always wanted a water dispenser. I’ve never had one at work. I’ve just always wanted one. Not for socialization in the “hey let’s all stand around the water cooler and chit-chat” but the idea has always been in my head. As I’m shopping in the hardware box stores, I’ve often seen them in the appliance section but I’ve never actually pulled the trigger and purchased one. I had an opportunity to receive one from NewAir for free in exchange for thoroughly testing it out and providing an unbiased and 100% honest review. I absolutely could – and wanted to – do that!
They sent me the WAT30B and WAT10W and it arrived very quickly. The packaging was perfect. Everything was held securely in place with zero damage whatsoever. Unpackaging it was a breeze and now it was time to get it installed.
I waited the two hours it said to let the refrigerant settle after I placed it into position – the only real spot was next to the dog’s food dish – so I apologize in advance for the placement…. It’s not as if I really had thought this through before getting this! But in fact, I think it works there. It’s convenient and that’s one thing I will tell you up front… If you put this water dispenser somewhere where it’s somewhat out-in-the-open – you’re much more likely to use it. And that’s one of the main drivers I was looking for – to have myself and my family drink more water. Having it right in the breakfast nook has helped increase my intake of water probably by five times. Every time I go past it, I pretty much fill my cup. But let’s get back to the install.
The WAT10W is the attachment that goes on top that eliminates the need for buying big water bottles. This is a great invention!!! I didn’t realize at first that they were sending this so when it came I was very surprised. Initially I had no idea how to get the WAT10W installed on top – it took some head scratching before I figured out that you need to take the black ring off the top for it to go on there. Once I figured that out, everything was smooth sailing.
There’s on/off controls for both the HOT and COLD section of the dispenser which is EXTREMELY helpful. I thought I was going to have to pay the electric bill for the heater to just be on all the time – this is a pleasant surprise that I can keep the hot off and only turn it in a few minutes before I want to make tea, instant coffee (or pour-over coffee), hot chocolate, etc.
There’s dispenser buttons for HOT, WARM/ROOM TEMP, and COLD. For HOT or ROOM TEMP you need the heater on… I thought maybe room temp might come on without the heater, but no. That was a little confusing but no big deal. I only really want HOT or COLD anyhow. Room temp isn’t for me – but if you’re into that, just know you’ll have to have both sections on for that. It’s so easy to use!!!
The HOT CONTROL was a huge concern for us having a four year old boy in the house. Did –NOT- want to risk him getting into it and accidentally (or on purpose!!!) turning on the hot water and getting hurt! Luckily, NewAir thought of that and has a very solid child safety lock on it. It really works well keeping little fingers from making a big OOPS.
Once we filled the water into the top reservoir – it started to come out of the bottom of the filter into the dispenser mechanism and ready to be cooled and dispensed. It was pretty quick and didn’t take long for it to cool right down. I do find that if you dispense a LOT of water at once, the compressor kicks on to try and keep it cool and it will warm up some as it can’t keep up with the dispensing rate – but that’s just physics. Under normal operating conditions, I cannot come close to exhausting the amount of water needed to get it up to a temperature that I wouldn’t still consider it “COLD WATER”. (I tried filling up the dog’s water dish with it and it was only using a ton of water that I even noticed that by the time it was done, it was a little warmer!)
There’s a drip tray underneath that honestly I don’t think has caught any water at all! When you stop pushing the dispenser button – it stops. Period. No lingering drips. And underneath…. That’s my favorite! (besides having filtered pure clean cold water that is..) There’s storage! Enough for chocolate milk and juice boxes so we don’t have to take up space on the butcher block cart!! YES!!! This is awesome. I wish NewAir could figure out a way to make it a refrigerator compartment – but that’s a suggestion – not a complaint of the unit!!
The finish is a beautiful black – looks amazing. Very sharp and sleek looking for sure! It is energy star complaint, the compressor isn’t loud at all. The design is made of BPA free materials so there’s no water contamination from chemicals!
How much more can I say?!?!!? It’s a great unit at a great price. Simply put: it works great. Perfect combination of form and function.
It’s created a habit for me to drink more water. It looks beautiful in our kitchen’s breakfast nook and is modern and stylish. I honestly cannot say enough about this unit…. Oh and the taste of the water is simply delicious.
Their website is: http://www.newair.com/water-dispensers
Check out their facebook page, too: https://www.facebook.com/newairusa/
They are giving away a water dispenser and YOU CAN WIN ONE FOR YOURSELF! Just go to: http://goo.gl/forms/NwkdriQySp and fill out the form. The contest runs until May 15, 2016 – so enter today!
The product I have is the WAT30B and you can also buy that on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/NewAir-WAT30B-Spring-Water-Dispenser/dp/B01CIGL7JQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1459790504&sr=8-3&keywords=NewAir+Water+Dispensers
My YouTube video review can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsbaweDst8A
Bottom line: I LOVE THIS WATER DISPENSER!!!!!!
Do you and your family a favor and invest in a device that will provide you clean, delicious water and encourage more consumption for better health!