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....
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:
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|Stainless Steel & Glass Carafe Countertop Water Distiller|
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.