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What to Consider When Buying a POU Water Dispenser
A POU water dispenser (point of use) is a countertop appliance that dispenses filtered water without requiring the user to buy and refill large, pre-bottled bottles. This model is a great option for families with small children who need access to drinking water.
What to Consider When Buying a POU Water Dispenser There are many factors to consider when choosing a POU water dispenser. The first is size and whether it will fit into your kitchen. Also, look for a dispenser that comes with child safety locks to prevent accidental dispensing by kids.
Then, you need to decide if you want a floor or countertop dispenser, as well as whether you want one that heats or cools the water. Finally, you need to decide if you want one with a drip tray or a model with a removable tray.
Depending on your needs and budget, you can find a POU water dispenser that costs from $50 to $500. At the low end are non-electric ceramic reservoir models, while high-end models have self-cleaning ozone technology and other features.
There are also bottom-loading models that sit on a counter top, which are more convenient to use than freestanding model with bottles that require heavy lifting. They are more expensive than the top-loading models, but they are easier to clean and have some high spec features like self-sanitizing ozone injection. Plus, they have a lower clearance height so they're good for families with young children.