Wednesday, February 13, 2013

H2o Labs Countertop Water Distiller *Review*

Awhile back, I was lucky enough to be able to hold a water distiller giveaway for one of my readers thanks to H2o Labs. Do you remember the one?

After that specific giveaway ended and I chatted with the company a bit, I casually asked if they did or would consider doing a review of one of their units and to my utter surprise, they said yes! This was a pretty big deal (for me anyway) because while we buy purified and treated water for our household, when I spend days to nearly a week sometimes over at my boyfriend's house they only have....

....Tap water.


Believe you me, I don't want to drink Rockford's tap water as much as the next health conscious person would but when you're thirsty and that's all there is available, you do what you've gotta do *shivers*

Before moving onto the unit, here's a little information to know about H2o Labs:

From numerous different countertop, automatic and industrial grade water distiller models to other things like fabric and garment steamers, shower and bath filters and replacement and cleaning products to keep your machines running in tip-top shape, H2o Labs has quality products that help you live a healthier and cleaner life. Boasting that distilled water is the best water for healthy living, you can check out their FAQ and Resource pages to educate yourself on the distilled water revolution!

Stainless Steel & Glass Carafe Countertop Water Distiller
I was lucky enough to be sent their Stainless Steel & Glass Carafe Countertop Water Distiller for this particular review!

Like I said earlier, this baby was eagerly anticipated and was supposed to be used for when I spend a few days at the boyfriend's house.

That is until my dad set his eyes on that lovely blue package! He's all about new gadgets, especially gadgets that he can use for prepping.

So what quickly was a normal review turned into a father-daughter project which, I cannot lie, was pretty fun! We don't normally get to do many things together so it was a nice bonding experience.

The unit itself was shipped fast, efficiently, and safely, all of which definitely impressed me from the get-go.

When my dad and I broke it open, everything that came with the unit could be found quickly and was beautifully explained in the instruction manual that came with.

People approach instructions and instruction manuals differently; some chuck them and try to wing it themselves and others treat the instructions like the Bible. I'm definitely the latter of those two people, so I appreciate the straightforward and simpleness of these instructions!

Not only did they detail what everything was, where to find it and where it went, but it gave easy to understand step-by-step instructions on putting the unit together from the very beginning to the very end.

One of the first things that had to be assembled before anything else happened was the glass carafe....

To be quite honest, that was the most detailed thing that needed to be put together out of the whole water distillation unit and it really wasn't that hard! Just goes to show you how simple this starting process was ^.^

Now, let's distill some water shall we? Here's my interpretation of a step-by-step guide on how to use this water distiller:

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While I was thrilled with H20 Labs and their customer service and my dad and I were both thoroughly impressed by the quality of the unite and the easy, straight forward installation process, we were a little surprised at how long the distillation process actually took.

We started the water distiller at around ten to 5:00pm and the carafe didn't fill all the way up until way past 8:00pm; that's 3+ hours!

I can't really compare other model performances because this is the first water distiller I've owned, but I'll definitely say you're in for a wee bit of a wait if you want clean water.

That being said however, I think it's worth the wait for those who don't have a faster alternative (and no, bottled water does NOT count)! Not only are you getting clean drinking water with impurities removed that's doing nothing but benefiting your body, you're getting fresh water you'll ENJOY.

Not only that, but with this model, you can leave it on to distill your water overnight and as soon as it's done, it automatically shuts off. How cool is that!? 

My parents ended up using the distilled water the next day to brew their morning coffee and both said it was delicious! Don't take my word for it though, just look at those before and after pictures; I'm sure they speak for themselves!

The folks at H2o Labs have extended a generous offer for my readers:

Use coupon code 2025 for $25 off any water distiller!


Disclaimer: I was provided the Stainless Steel & Glass Carafe Countertop Water Distiller by H2o Labs in order to facilitate this honest review. All opinions, thoughts and pictures above are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Potential consumers should do their own research before purchasing a product.


XmasDolly said...

Oh I so agree! Especially with the coffee part. You don't know how bad your coffee tastes until you purify your water and then try a cup! HOLY COW THE DIFFERENCE! Great Post here my friend! Great job! You sold me for sure!

Unknown said...

Very nice!! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Tap water!? The horror!!!

Seriously, before I was on a well system (that we get tested twice a year), I always bought purified water and could totally taste the difference.

I love the the carafe is glass. Plastic is less than ideal.

Congrats on getting the review, you did a thorough job.

Besos, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Huh, I never thought to get a water distiller. What a great idea for tap water, thanks for the info.

Dee Mauser said...

I hate to say it but our water here really stinks. It smells, has gross stuff floating in it and I'm afraid to find out what's actually in it. This product would be perfect for us. Thanks for sharing!

jjp said...

I would love one of these!

johnsmom said...

Here in my corner of the northeast the water is full of iron due to coal mining. We have Culligan bottled water brought in, I'm wondering if this might be a better solution for us for drinking water.

Unknown said...

Those pictures definitely speak for themselves! I will have to check this out!

water distiller reviews said...

I like the water distiller. I have bought one. Everyday I use it to get 2 gallon water to drink or cook.

susan said...

I love them. I will buy them.Thanks for recommendation.

The Seeker said...

I've been using one of the H2O Labs stills for some time now. Works great, and easy to clean. I just run a Scotch-Brite over the stainless steel bottom after each cycle. If I forget, a little white vinegar quickly dissolves any build-up.

One thing I would recommend, get some ConcenTrace to add trace minerals back into the water. Pure distilled water can be hard on your body's mineral balance. And don't skimp on the charcoal sachets. They're what catch the volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Also, if your water is chlorinated, consider one of H2O's shower filters. You can absorb as much chlorine from a 15 min shower as you can from drinking 8 glasses of raw tap water.

Rolene24 said...

How much energy (electricity) does the unit use to brew one gallon of water?